definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,555 miles

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2008 Nissan Altima exhaust system problems

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2008 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 272012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 87,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that carbon monoxide was leaking into the vents from the exhaust manifold. The contact took the vehicle to the dealership, who stated that the manifold would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 87,000. Updated 02/13/13 updated 02/14/13

- Mcdonald , PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012011


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. The contact noticed a loud ticking noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that there was a crack in the exhaust manifold. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The contact was awaiting a service appointment with the dealer for repairs, since it was covered under the warranty. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000 and the current mileage was 40,000.

- Hamden, CT, USA

problem #2

Sep 092010

Altima 4-cyl

  • 60,154 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. While the vehicle was being serviced, the contact was informed that carbon monoxide was leaking into the vehicle because a cracked weld on the front exhaust pipe. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact called the manufacturer and was awaiting a response. The failure mileage was 60,154. The current mileage was 30,631. Updated 2/28/11 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 05/20/11

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 302008


  • 66 miles
Vehicle rides unstable. Sharp turns causes car to become unstable, loses controls of turn. Tires or rims unbalanced. Have vehicle seem many times and the problem can not be corrected. Neither representative would confirm problem. Told by american tires sale associate, Nissan will not reimburse them for correcting the problems. They rebalanced the tires, but this did not correct the problem. Advise right front tire problem, but they would not give a write up on the problem. My vehicle has had too many recalls. Hanlees richmond hilltop Nissan should have known about the many recalls, prior to selling this vehicle. March 26, 2009 had car in for servicing, driver seat broken, brake hardware damaged - brakes replaced. Mileage at time of servicing 12,800. I had complained about these problems from day one. I spoke with the finance associate about replacing the car, but he refused.. I have noted from servicing order on March 26, 2009 - heat shield problem - high RPM on initial startup. Antioch service advisor did not address this matter, because Nissan has not issued a correction order on this as of today. This is a brand new car that has many problems from the first day of purchase! I have tried so many times to get help from the service center as well as Nissan consumer services. Not help!!!

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

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