really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,567 miles

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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid engine problems

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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 282015

Altima Hybrid

  • 130,000 miles


Traveling South interstate 95 passing lane on curve @ East lyme ct. Car suddenly decelerated rapidly. Accelerator would not respond to depression. I couldn't immediately coast into right lane & no breakdown lane on my side. Cars behind me, apparently because there were no brake lights activated, drove right to my bumper & began honking. When surprisingly the accelerator responded from complete halt, right lane cleared and I moved through it immediately onto exit ramp. I was baffled & car was responding so I rounded into East lyme stop & shop parking lot with blinkers on. After composing myself, I continued home on back road without incident. Two weeks later leaving my development the vehicle was traveling at 30 (slight uphill) and same thing happened with my wife present; vehicle behind was alerted by hand signals to pass. After accelerator recovered function within minutes (slower than previous incident) I contacted Nissan repair grossman's old saybrook from home. They said to bring it in. I said is it safe" they said I could contact aaa. I called a friend with a diagnostic computer which indicated a "transmission module" failure. Then, at Nissan, shop foreman claimed that since there was no dash indicator or trouble code with his device there was nothing they could do. 1/4 mile away, the car stalled in middle of large intersection making a turn blocking everyone. When it recovered, I returned and he again claimed there was nothing they could do and kept asking me where I bought it. I told him it was unsafe to drive, until a mechanic overheard and convinced him to allow investigation. Mechanic acknowledged code. Test drive nothing happened. Shop foreman refused to note "accelerator failure" & wrote power failure. They ridiculed when told online search "accelerator failure" gets hits. Shop has it since September 15th to date without notice? options"

- Old Lyme, CT, USA

problem #2

Dec 062012

Altima Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 10,700 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima hybrid. The contact stated that the brakes failed when applied, causing the contact to crash into a wall and another vehicle. The police were not contacted and there were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised her that the floor mat could have caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 10,700. The current mileage was approximately 10,800. Updated 2/20/13 the consumer stated the body work was completed. Updated 02/21/13

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 122011

Altima Hybrid

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima hybrid. The contact stated was stopped at a traffic stop with the brakes applied when the vehicle abnormally accelerated and crashed into another vehicle. There were no injuries. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 8,000.

- Oakland Gardens, NY, USA

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