definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,086 miles

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2004 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012010


  • 62,000 miles


I have a 2004 Nissan Altima 3.5se. Over the last couple of years, while in cruise control, and I press the steering-wheel mounted "coast" button, the car - occasionally and unexpectedly - accelerates hard for several seconds, prompting me to hit the brakes. I reported this to the dealer, and was told that as long as the cruise control light/indicator was not blinking, there is no problem with the cruise control system. I completely disagree with the dealer's statement.

- Champlin, MN, USA

problem #1

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

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