hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,516 miles

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2004 Nissan Altima engine problems

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #12

Mar 102007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,475 miles


2004 Nissan Altima, 43K miles. Had recall on a similar sounding situation (car can stall at low speeds due to a temperature sensor malfunction, but dealer claimed that the cam and crank sensors needed to be replaced...car stalled in the parking lot and middle of the road, 2 times each. Extremely dangerous and unacceptable.

- Metuchen, NJ, USA

problem #11

Feb 222007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle has a safety recall for the crank positioning sensor. The contact at the scheduled appointment, was denied the service because he would not pay for the diagnostic test.

- Newton, KS, USA

problem #10

Feb 052007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle ha 2 safety recalls the contact stated that one week ago while dring 65 mph the vehicle stalled, stopped on the freeway with no notice, and afterwards the check engine light turned on. The contact stated that the safety recall repair was free. However, the dealer tried to charge him for diagnosing the vehicle. The contact was told two weeks prior that the engine had been reprogrammed. The contact had been waiting for Nissan to call, has not been driving the vehicle for one week, and still has not heard from Nissan. The contact was afraid to drive the vehicle now. The weather was not a factor in the failure. The current and failure mileage were both 32000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #9

Jan 062007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,500 miles


Car stalls and stops running on a day basis while being driven and servic engine soon light is on. Nissan dealer reprogrammed ECM, car still stalls, service engine light soon still on. I have almost been in several accidents due to car quitting and power brakes and steering shutting down while driving. Nissan not taking care of problem.

- Churchville, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 312006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,012 miles
"engine service soon light" came on and took car to the shop on 10/31/06. At the time it came on there were no running problems. Nissan dealer replaced rear 02 sensor and diagnoses and reprogrammed engine control module. On 11/20/06 (less than three weeks later) the "engine service soon light" came on again. Prior to taking the car there were no running problems. Nissan dealer checked vehicle and called me and said that they need to run another diagnostic test for another fee. When I went to the dealership the vehicle was idling up an down and would accelerate on its own without touching the accelerator. P2135 throttle position sensor found, replaced sensor and cleared codes. I was charged on both occasions for a total of $668.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #7

Nov 162006

Altima 2-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
I am the owner of a 2004 Nissan Altima. Presently the engine needs repairing. I took my car to crown Nissan in greensboro, nc to be serviced. After a diagnostic test, the servicemen informed me that my power valve screw came loose falling in the engine causing it harm. I asked about the recall on this vehicle I was informed there was none at the present time. This occurred on Nov 16th, 2006. He informed me that the price to fix it was between 500-4000 depending on the extent of the damage. After some research I came across other Nissan Altima owners experiencing the same problems on nissanhelp.com. I recovered a past recall on this vehicle with the stated problem. I called Nissan and they told me my car was not included even though my VIN number is stated in the report. I am trying to reinstate this recall due to the false statements I have received from Nissan. Thanks. Tiajuana bennett greensboro, nc 336-334-2951.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #6

Oct 122006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. It was maneuvered off the road and restarted. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who could not duplicate the problem.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #5

Aug 212006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,457 miles
: the contact stated while driving 40 mph on normal road conditions, the engine stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and was taken to the dealership who determined there was nothing wrong with the engine. Six days later, the engine stalled again. The vehicle was towed the dealership who replaced the crankshaft sensor. The manufactured was contacted who determined no responsibility from the manufacturer because there was no recall on the vehicle.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012006

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated the vehicles camshaft censor is defective and the vehicle is stalling. The contact states this is the same issue that caused a recall on the 2003 models but it is not effective to the 2004 models.

- Fort Meade, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 192006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
: the consumer stated while repair work was performed on the manifold, the dealership determined the crank position sensor was damaged and needed to be replaced.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #2

May 012005

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,172 miles
2004 nissian Altima consumer's vehcile engine service light. Came on and the dealership repaired the light and told consumer that it was caused by a defective computer chip, the next day the service engine light came on again, and the motor started shaking. Dealer found that there was a screw loose. They found the screw missing in the power valve. They had to the remove the exhaut manafold to get the screw out, the dealer had to replace the manafold intake/gasket throttl/ a spark plug/bearing seal/the gasket exhaut/gasket adapter, and the gasket manafold. Two days later consumer found that the vehcile still shaking when driving over 40 mph. Consumer found that when test driving vehicle it would not go over 80 mph. Problem started on June 1, 2005.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 042004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I purchased my 2002 Nissan Altima in December of 2001 with 4 miles on it in mid October. Since that time I have taken it over and over to the Nissan service department because it cuts off on me out of the blue. It cut off first going down a hill, the wheel just locked and it shut down. I immediately I contacted passport Nissan and sheey Nissan in Maryland and was told to bring it in on the next day. Nissan service department said we can't find anything wrong at this time. A few weeks later it cut off again I had to push it off the road. I called nissan1 usa the following day to report this they said to take it back to a Nissan dealer. Nissan 1 usa does not provide any kind of support, guidance or solutions to this problem. I have contacted them on several different times and made mention to a case number that they gave me but for some strange reason they could never find my case number and I have to restart this whole boring procedure over again. I have had my car towed into the dealership at least 4 times for this problem. The dealer maintains that they could not find or duplicate the problem. The check engine light came on and my car at 20,000 miles and still remains on until this day which currently has accumulated 100,000 miles (unfortunately due to my line of business I need daily transportation to travel back and forth through cities and through states) my car right now (correction Nissan piece of car) right now would not accelerate over 30 mph. It continues to cut off and whenever I take this to the dealer they could find nothing wrong with it or donT even provide a rental car and I have to pay for different things that they say might be the problem. I have told the dealers and nissan1 usa that I am not paying for anything else. As a result of this incident, I missed work and business with important clients. Samuel a merrin 301-535-7005.

- Cheltenham, MD, USA

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