really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,371 miles

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2008 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #54

Jan 012016


  • miles


My 2008 Nissan Altima dashboard is completely deteriorating. The dashboard seems to be sticky and disgusting. It looks like it's completely melting off due to the melting it makes it difficult to drive since it is shiny and the glare hits the windshield it makes it difficult and dangerous to drive. I've been reading articles and many people are having the same issue I think that should be recalled and fixed.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #53

Jul 012015


  • miles
Takata recall my dashboard is melting. It has become very sticky and causes a severe glare across the span of my windshield. This is making it extremely difficult to see out of my windshield and it is very distracting.I have noticed the glare for months, but as time passes it is becoming more difficult to see clearly. I am concerned that the limited visibility will hinder my ability to drive safely.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #52

Jul 012014


  • miles
2008 Nissan Altima coupe has melting sticky dashboard that is shiny and reflects the sun and distorts vision. This is a safety issue and deserves a safety bulletin issues to repair. Car operates in central Florida. I tried to sell it and was told $2000 would be deducted from the offer due to cost of repair of defective dashboard.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #51

Jan 012016


  • miles


The dashboard is melting, cracking and crumbling. The melting has created a sheen that reflects on the windshield causing visibility to be severely impaired. The dash is very sticky to the touch. Further, the melting is causing a toxic chemical odor and what appears to be possible fume deposits on the inside of the front windshield. These are both clearly safety hazards that need to be immediately addressed by Nissan. The exterior paint is failing as well. It is fading, peeling and the clear coat has degraded on much of the vehicle resulting in continued degradation.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #50

Jun 082015


  • miles
The dash board has turned into a sticky mess, it can't be cleaned and is causing a dangerous glare on the wind shield.

- Montgomery, TX, USA

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problem #49

Dec 192015


  • miles
Melting sticky dash causes glare while driving and makes it difficult to see traffic light change, glare is worse during summer Florida weather. Dealer claims they have never seen anything like it and offered no resolution even though it seems to be a common complaint. I try to keep my car covered or out of sun when not in use, left it at the dealer for unrelated service (3 days). They must've had it sitting out in the sun because the melting spread, also looks like they attempted to clean it because there was white residue left on the dash!

- Riviera Beach, FL, USA

problem #48

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 #47

Jan 012011


  • miles
2008 Nissan Altima where the dashboard material has failed. As a result, it is sticky and shinny, mostly by the dash vents. The shinny has created a glare that reflects onto the windshield during daylight driving obscuring visibility. This reflection has a created a safety issue because it impedes visibility while driving.

- Brentwood, MO, USA

problem #46

Jun 082014


  • miles
The material on the dash is melting, and there are chunks breaking off, greatly affecting the value of my vehicle. This also causes a reflection on the windshield. There is a glare in the direct line of my vision and when driving into the sun it is very difficult to see. I have heard other makes of this same year have had similar problems, and had manufacture recall. Hopefully Nissan will follow suit. Soon.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #45

Oct 172014


  • 52,000 miles
I have a melting dashboard. There is a glare that radiates from the shine of the melting area that presents a visibility problem. I already had an accident because of this, on 10/17/2014, and the issue is ongoing. Now there is even more glare. I contacted Nissan. They offered only to pay half for replacement. That came out to over $1000 which is totally not right. This is a defect.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #44

Jun 072014


  • miles


My 2008 Nissan ultima dash board is melting. The visibility is diminished in the sunlight while driving. This is dangerous. It causes a harsh glare and makes it very difficult to seewhile driving in the day time. The dash board is very sticky and shiney. This needs to be recalled for drivers safety immediately.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #43

Feb 182014


  • 95,000 miles
My dashboard is melting and causing me to loose visability. There is no recall and there is nothing I can do to stop it.

- Pbg, FL, USA

problem #42

Oct 252015


  • 21,123 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.

- High Ridge, MO, USA

problem #41

Aug 032015


  • 80,000 miles
My 2008 Nissan Altima coupe's dash is melting causing a glare on the windshield when driving into the sun. The glare is distracting and obscures my vision. The car was purchased new in 2008, it has approx. 80,000 miles, is kept in the garage after daytime work hours. The melting began this summer.

- Shawnee, OK, USA

problem #40

Jul 222013


  • 30,000 miles
The dashboard melts and it's an safety issue. Sometimes I cannot see the road becasue the melted dashboard shines on the windshield.

- Bellaire, TX, USA

problem #39

Sep 302015


  • miles
The dashboard in my 2008 Nissan Altima is melting and the glare when driving is making it impossible to see clearly. Driving this vehicle during the day is extremely dangerous due to the glare from the melting dashboard. This should be recalled and fixed by Nissan, it is clearly a manufacturing defect due to the material used for the dashboard. My teenage son drives this car, and he is now afraid to drive it because the viability is so poor now. It gets worse as time goes on. Nissan needs to take responsibility for the defect and replace the dashboards before someone is hurt or worse due to lack of viability.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #38

May 012014


  • miles
Dashboard melted and causes a severe glare on the front windshield. This glare limits viability and is dangerous when driving.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #37

Jun 052013


  • 100,000 miles
Was driving down major highway in NJ and car began to slow down rapidly. Was able to get to side of road before completely dying. Car was towed to transmission repair place and cost 2000 to repair. Now in 2015 I have the very same problem. Car needed another transmission at the tune of 2000 more dollars. These transmissions are known for trouble. If someone's going down street in fast lane and this happens they can be killed. It gives no warning at all when it's about to fail. I do believe Nissan should repair/replace this issue before someone is killed. Could be me or my family. There are numerous posts about this I hope something is done fast. The passenger airbag light comes on saying off when an adult passenger is in car.

- Galloway, NJ, USA

problem #36

Sep 012015


  • 126,000 miles
I need a new transmission at 126,000 miles! car began making noise as if it was stuck in a gear, it became sluggish as I was trying to accelerate, the car would not accelerate. Drove it to sheehy Nissan a few days later and was told that I would have to call Consumer Affairs because I was outside the extended warranty of 120,000. My mileage was 126,000. Received call from sheehy service specialist leo saying that it would be fixed free of charge. The next day received another call from service specialist and was told that it was not approved by Consumer Affairs for repair. I called Consumer Affairs and was told that I would receive a call on Friday, Sept. 18 from Nissan's regional specialist, quinashay, that more information was being gathered from sheehy Nissan. Received call from quinashay saying that there was nothing nisan could do for me because I was outside the extended warranty period! this is my third Nissan purchase from Nissan stanza to a couple of Nissan Altima, always upgrading. I've been a loyal Nissan customer and for what! never thought I would be treated this way.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #35

Sep 012014


  • 90,000 miles
I live in Georgia, and my dashboard is melting. I cannot drive without placing a black towel over the dash to dampen the reflection of the sun. The dash has a clear, gooey, sticky, lacquer-looking, film that shines so brightly that it obstructs my vision. Please note that it's a hazard to drive this vehicle because there is constant possibility of not being able to see a pedestrian or other vehicles in my line of sight -- this could clearly lead to a serious accident.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

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