definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,810 miles

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2007 Nissan Altima engine problems

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2007 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 142007


  • 3,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 55 mph the vehicle began to accelerate on its own. The contact stated the vehicle also lost traction as if the transmission was slipping. The contact stopped the vehicle on the shoulder of the highway and attempted to shut the vehicle off by removing the key from the ignition. The engine remained on after the key was removed from the ignition. The vehicle eventually shut off. The contact restarted the vehicle and noticed smoke escaping from the engine compartment. When the contact looked under the hood it was on fire. The fire and police department reported to the scene and report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired and was declared destroyed. The contact was not made aware of what caused the fire to occur. When the contact purchased the vehicle the dealer did not notify him of NHTSA recall campaign id number: 07V267000 (engine and engine cooling) which the vehicle was included and could be related to the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- North Babylon, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 212010


  • 65,000 miles
My 2007 Nissan Altima caught on fire while I was driving. The car filled with smoke and a fire began in the engine area.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 292010


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 35 mph, there was smoke coming from the console inside of the vehicle. When she stopped the vehicle and looked underneath it there were two balls of fire coming from under the bottom of the vehicle. The vehicle was destroyed. The fire department extinguished the fire and stated that the origin of the fire was unknown. The vehicle was towed to a junk yard. The insurance company was notified. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Conover, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 012007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle has two engines: An internal combustion engine and an electric motor. After exiting the vehicle, he could not hear the electric motor engine running. Approximately two hours later, the contact noticed that the electric motor was activated. Carbon monoxide fumes were present in the garage and the vehicle overheated. The contact stated that the failure was due to a design flaw because there was no indication that the vehicle was still running. The current mileage was 1,585 and failure mileage was approximately 50.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 252007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. While driving between 2-35 mph, the engine made a loud screeching noise. The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer. The engine was previously replaced at 6,000 miles due to the engine overheating. The failure mileage was 6,000 and current mileage was 8,000.

- Ewing , NJ, USA

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