pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,350 miles

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2011 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012011


  • miles


2011 Nissan Altima. Consumer states problem with starting vehicle the consumer stated he was unable to unlock any of the doors, a message indicated the door was open, but it was tightly closed. The consumer had the vehicle towed. The tow truck driver noticed the fan was running. A diagnosis at the dealer revealed a computer glitch.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

May 092011


  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Altima. The contact stated the vehicle engine would not start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the software needed an update. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure at least three times. The contact stated that the vehicle was in the dealer's possession where he was awaiting further repairs. The failure mileage was 19,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 012011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 50 miles
VIN# - [xxx]. purchased from Nissan of downtown la. Purchased new Altima from dealer on 2/1/11. Before I refilled the car with fuel the "service engine soon" indicator light came on. I returned the car to be serviced on 2/8/2011. I was informed by Nissan that the ses light was from not closing the gas tank tight enough (even though I still had never refueled the car since I had purchased it). The light indicator was reset by Nissan service and later that day it came back on. On 6/23/11 I took the car back in for service and informed them of the re-occurring issue with the ses light. They ran a diagnostic check for a few hours and when they brought the car back they said that thy adjusted a valve setting that they believe to be causing the issue. Unfortunately about an hour after leaving the service garage the ses light came back on. On 1/12/12 I returned to Nissan service for scheduled oil change and informed them again of the re-occurring ses light tissue. This time they informed me that they would need to run a diagnostic check again. When I responded that the diagnostic check had failed to resolve or identify the issue last time they offered no other alternative. To date the ses light has been on since the first day I purchased the car and has essentially remained on for almost a year. Furthermore I have rented a Nissan Altima 2011 model on several business trips where I have had to refuel the car and I have not encountered the ses indicator. This leads me to further believe that there is a specific issue with the vehicle I own. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hermosa Beach, CA, USA

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