really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,277 miles

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2008 Nissan Altima body / paint problems

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2008 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #50

Aug 032015


  • 9,000 miles


Dashboard cracking and seeping sticky fluid on top of dashboard melting

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #49

Dec 012015


  • miles
08 Nissan Altima coupe that I purchased new in South Florida February 08 that I've owned since has a melted, sticky, and cracked dashboard. Also, the dash is changing colors. The defective and melted dashboard makes it dangerous to drive because the sun reflects on the dashboard making it very hard to see out of the windshield. As referenced in the class action lawsuit tracy sanborn V. Nissan North America, Inc. My car should be covered. I spoke with a rep at 1-800-Nissan-1 and they claimed to have no idea this existing. I have opened my case and will hopefully get it fixed soon.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #48

Mar 012015


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the dashboard was melted and sticky. The failure produced a glare onto the windshield, making it difficult to view the road. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who did not diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer informed the contact to have the dashboard replaced, but no repairs were made. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. Updated 02/05/16

- Dunevin, FL, USA

problem #47

Nov 262014


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while in park, it was noticed that the dashboard was melting. As a result, there was a glare which obstructed the contact's visibility. In addition, there was an abnormal chemical odor emitting from the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #46

Nov 022010


  • 24,000 miles
My panel is melting

- Miami, FL, USA

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problem #45

Jan 012013


  • miles
The dashboard in my 2008 Nissan Altima is "melting" from the sun. The dashboard has become sticky and causes a permanent glare on the windshield.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #44

Oct 092013


  • miles


The dashboard in my 2008 Nissan Altima is gooey, very shiny and causes a glaring image of the dash to project onto the windshield obstructing the view of the road. If touched, it feels like an adhesive object and has a chemical smell on hot days. This glaring image is continually projected onto the windshield making the car a safety issue to the driver and others on the road.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #43

Oct 162015


  • miles
Manifold, I have taken it to the shop, they told me that it could be the manifold or gasket, is there a recall on that part, very unsafe car fills up with the smell of gasoline it also rusting on the back by the wheel it seems to me that its to early to be rusting poor paint

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #42

Aug 012015


  • 87,000 miles
The dashboard is starting to melt bad. I've been trying to protech it with sunshades but it still continues to melt. This is causing glare on my windshield and causing obstruction for my driving and becoming a safety issue. I would request recall and fix the dashboard issue.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #41

Jun 022015


  • 72,000 miles
The dashboard of my card its melting, I called Nissan they say there its no recall but I see a lot of complaits just like mine, whats going to happen when accident start happening when airbags deploy thats my concern

- Florida City, FL, USA

problem #40

Jul 142014


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the dashboard was melted and caused a glare from the windshield. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 45,000...updated 02/01/16

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #39

Jul 032015


  • 97,000 miles
The dash board is melting. There is a sticky substance coming form the dash board that causes a significant glare from the sun. I contacted Nissan Consumer Affairs and filed a complaint reagrding my dashy board (complaint #19437322) and a representative named "marisol" advised me that Nissan would not be replacing or repairing my dash board at not expense to me. Thsi is an obvious manufacturers defect and may owners of the 2008 Nissan are experasincing teh same unsafe conditions associated with the dash board melting.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #38

Apr 192015

Altima 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the dashboard was melted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. MA 08/13/15 updated 12/1/2015

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #37

Apr 152015

Altima 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
My 2008 Nissan Altima needs to be recalled due to dashboard melting. The dashboard is sticky and gives off a glare during the daytime while driving. This issue is extremely hazardous and blinds my vision when I drive during the day. Please Nissan fix this issue. Take responsibility for the materials used when manufacturing a vehicle. Care about your customers concerns and fix my dashboard.

- Sunrise , FL, USA

problem #36

May 012014


  • miles
Dashboard appears to be melting. It is sticky and reflects off windshield. While driving this reflection is distracting.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #35

Feb 052013


  • miles
The dashboard of my Altima is melting and has been melting. It is extremely hard to see when driving, in fact has almost gotten me in multiple wrecks. Is it still safe enough not to be recalled? when the sun hits the windshield I can hardly see. You'd rather risk lives rather than have the manufacture replace a faulty cosmetic part they put on the market.

- Westwego, LA, USA

problem #34

Jan 052015


  • 124,400 miles
I own a 2008 Nissan Altima with 125000 miles which I purchased new. I called Nissan usa to report the dashboard melting problem and also report a whining noise coming from the transmission. A case was opened and within a couple of days I was told there was nothing they could do. Nissan would have replaced the transmission if I had 120,000 miles, but when I called to report the noisy transmission my actual miles were 124400 miles. They claimed that IżżM no longer under the warranty because of the extra 4000 miles. I have owned three previous Nissan cars and so far I was very happy with the quality and reliability of the cars. It is clearly that the issues is related to the materials used and parts used in this model and year. I would like Nissan to take responsibility for the products they manufacture and sell.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #33

May 012014


  • 50,874 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that due to the heat from the sun, the top of the dashboard had developed cracks and was melting. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The failure mileage was 50,874.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #32

Jul 012008

Altima 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
My 2008 Nissan Altima dash board is melting. I live in miami fl. And brought my 2008 Altima new from a local dealer. Around 2010, I started to notice the deterioration of the dash board. I thought the problem was related to a cleaning product. However, based on my recent research over the internet and personal observation of other 2008 Altima's own by others, the melting dash board is a pervasive problem. This problem is a real safety issue that Nissan should be resolving by recalling there vehicles that have this problem. The dash board is so shiny that it inter-fears with the driver's vision while driving. When the sun is shining, the dash reflex the sun directly in the face of the driver. I reached out to Nissan (case# [xxx]) they explained that it is nothing they can do because the car is out of warranty and refuse to repair or resolve the issues. However, since this is safety concern that has the potential of endangering the people lives, the warranty limitation should not apply. I am asking for Nissan to confirm a recall and replace my dash board. Case#[xxx] VIN#[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #31

May 012013

Altima 6-cyl

  • miles
My dashboard is melting. When I drive, the sun hits the dashboard. It looks like a sheet of water because it is melted. The reflection hits my eyes and affects visibility. Everything that touches the dashboard gets sticky and black marks. I have tried to get this resolved with Nissan, but they refuse to cover all of the costs. I cannot afford to pay the huge labor costs and I do not fee that I should be liable for a factory defect. This is not only cosmetic, but a safety issue.

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

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