fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
115,291 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. intake manifold gasket problems (3 reports)
2000 Nissan Altima engine problems

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2000 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 052014

Altima GXE 4 cyl., 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


Went out for dinner, did not notice anything. On the way home, "Check Engine" light came on and engine began running rough. Then "Check Engine" light began flashing! Only codes are: "Knock" and "Cylinder 4 misfire" from code reader. Looks like I have not been lucky enough to escape the notorious Nissan stonewall special manufacturing incompetence snafu!

- , New Albany, IN, USA

problem #7

Mar 072012

Altima GXE 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 98,000 miles

my engine light comes on and off. engine poor idling ,ac problem ,shifting in gear it give you bang noise and then goes off. so i change distributor ,sparks plugs , 3 mounts, valve cover gas kit ,clean throttle body and injectors,make sure no water in fuel line and clean it.change new clutch (exedy) change knock sensor. flush coolant,flush transmission fluid,using SYNTHETIC OIL SINCE 57000 K ,NOW IT 104000 K.power steering noise can't take it no more (keep adding fluid and still make noise) but STILL HAVING PROBLEM WITH SHAKING , BANG NOISE WHEN SHIFTING OR GIVE SOME MORE GAS OR TAKE OFF FOOT OF THE ACCELERATION . MOST ANNOYING ENGINE LIGHT. TIRED OF THAT CAR .

- , Tampa, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 142010

Altima GXE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles

looks like I am among a long list of people with the same complaint. very rough idle stops when in neutral now the damn service engine soon light comes on. this is sad when everyone is having the same problem and no recall. Shame on Nissan where is my old buick.

- , Bradenton, FL, Western Sahara

problem #5

May 102010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Car shakes very badly. Engine light come on and off. Spark plug changes car still shaking.

I am a single mother and I don't have the money for this. I am very dissapointed because I have been the only user on this car and I have been taking care of this car with all my services.

- , Franklin, WI, USA

problem #4

Feb 042010

Altima GXE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 188,000 miles

The engine light comes on and off in my 2000 Altima. po301 code car shakes in drive had tuneup allparts replaced #1 INJECTOR ALL cylinders with 170

- , Bakersfield, CA, US

problem #3

Apr 032008

Altima GXE 2.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,325 miles

Had the check engine light come on. The computer read it as a misfire on cylinder 4. Replaced spark plugs and wires. Was thinking about changing the Oxygen sensor or the injector but since I'm not the only one with this problem I will ask my mechanic about this issue.

- , Paterson, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 052008

Altima GXE 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 107,000 miles

Same problem everyone has mentioned. Check engine comes on and idle is very rough. Happened to be getting a tire at a NTB dealership and they checked the code and told me it was cylinder 4 misfiring. I changed the plugs and wires and thought it was fixed. Two weeks later the check engine light came back on and been on ever since. Sounds Like I'll be check the manifold to see if its leaking.

- , Snellville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 202007

Altima 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

I have been trying to find out what was wrong with my car for the past year. Engine light goes on and off, shaking when idling, etc. No one seemed to be able to diagnose the problem. I spent a lot of $$ trying to find the problem. Today I get to this website and i end up diagnosing my own problem. Indeed, it is the intake manifold gasket. I would be very interested in joining anyone who is able to file a class action lawsuit against Nissan for this problem. It is clearly a defect in the car and they own it. They should pay for the repairs. I am able to have the car fixed and the mechanic is working with me on the price to fix it. I just feel better knowing what the problem is. What a relief.

- , Smithfield, RI, USA

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