hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
453,400 miles

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2001 Nissan Altima transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 192003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 890,000 miles


My 2001 Nissan Altima, with approx 89000 miles, has started experiencing engine failure at cruising speeds (50-70 mph) on the freeway. It is intermittent with no apparent warning. First, all guages, including gas, temperature, RPM and odometer, fall to zero. The car jerks as if downshifted, and slows drastically, and the gas pedal does not accelerate the car. It has happened 7-8 times in the past few weeks. The radio display light also blanks out, not sure if this is related or a separate problem.

- Hooksett, NH, USA

problem #1

Aug 122003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,800 miles
The automobile accelerated while the consumer's foot was on the brake. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer/mechanic three times and because the vehicle did not duplicate the problem, the mechanic was unable to find out what was happening with the automobile. The third time he just left the vehicle with mechanic/dealer so that they may drive the automobile to see if the problem resurfaced. The vehicle was shifted into drive but went into reverse.

- Portland, OR, USA

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