hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,022 miles

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 272014


  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted and the check engine indicator illuminated. The failure occurred multiple times. A private mechanic stated that the crank sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Totowa, NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 142008

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 60 mph, the engine light illuminated. The contact took her vehicle to a mechanic shop and a diagnostic was performed. She was informed that the camshaft sensor needed to be replaced. The mechanic also stated that there was a recall on the defect, but her VIN was not included. The contact stated that her vehicle would stall while driving and should be included in the recall. The vehicle has not yet been repaired. The recall number was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 84,000.

- Seffner, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 282008

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 shuts off on me while I'm driving or parked at a stop light. I had the car taken last year for a ECM reprogram recall last year. Now I've heard that certain years models are having the same problem 2005, 2006, possibly a crankshaft sensor. I searched for a recall for my particular car and I have not find one. Any suggestions?

- Harlingen, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 192007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. The contact received a recall notice regarding the ECM, which causes the vehicle to shut off. The failure occurred while driving approximately 40 mph. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they informed her that the notice was sent out mistakenly. She notified Nissan, but has not received a response. The recall number was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 70,000. Updated 12/12/2007 the consumer stated Nissan refused to repair the vehicle, however the vehicle was repaired through carmax using the extended warranty. Updated 12/12/07

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 282006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,295 miles
My husband and I were driving when the car started to jerk and run very rough. Not long after that the check engine light came on and it just shut off right in the middle of traffic. Aaa towed the car to cerritos Nissan. The next day they looked it over and said it was a chamber and a mass air filter and injector a. they gave us the total of $1384. We had no choice I needed my car, so we told them to fix it. When we went to pick the car up, we paid our bill, I drove off and it started doing the same exact thing. We took the car back and the head of service was there. My husband tried to explain to him but he was not understanding. My husband ask if he would go on a test drive with him. My husband asked him to drive. When they came back, my husband said not only was it doing the same thing but it cut off on them as well. The service manager said he would write a note about what it was still doing. We had just begrudgingly forked out nearly $1400 and the car was doing the same exact thing. We were upset and wanted to know what did they fix? he assured us that they would fix it. He asked us what we wanted him to do. My husband said that we just needed a rental. He agreed and set us up with one. Finally we were able to pick the car up and while it still ran a bit rough it didn't jerk and it didn't cut off. We ask what was wrong with it and they said it was something with the engine 9500 int and enterprise inv D907447 po 151165. So we asked why we were charged for all that other stuff. He said cause it still needed it. And at this time we also had asked about recalls. They said there were none. Ironically in going through our old a few months later mail we found a safety recall notice that talk about everything that my car did. We notified our lawyer and ask if we should proceed and he told us to first report it and see what happens. Although I really like my Altima I have had to many problems. A year after I got it I had to get the entire engine replaced.

- Downey , CA, USA

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problem #2

Apr 212007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,856 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. While driving 10 mph on a clear day, the vehicle failed on three occasions. After each occasion, the vehicle restarted momentarily. The contact stated that the crank angle sensors needed to be replaced. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 67,000 and failure mileage was 65,856.

- Lavergne, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 252007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2004 nissa Altima and I have been feeling big jerks in the car while driving and now I am having trouble starting my car. The check engine light is on and I had it checked and was told that my crank sensor is shut down and will eventually make my car not start at all and can leave me stranded. I was also told that this is something that should not be happening to a car that is a 2004 and that this is a major malfunction that will cost a lot of money.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

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