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2009 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (7%)

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2009 Nissan Altima electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (77%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

8000 mi Windows rolled down without prompting in the rain. 

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2009 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

91600 mi

US $875
The steering column lock malfunction causing the lock not to release for the transmitter to start the car 
28000 mi

US $135
Battery replaced 
30700 mi

US $50
Unit in console used to charge phones etc, did not work for any device. I took it in for maintenance and told them the problem. When I picked up the car the said it worked. I have tried it with different devices, it does not work. accessory charging sytem in console between the seats was not working. Small piece of plastic from factory was found blocking the charge. Removed and repaired. 
38300 mi

US $50
low tire pressure warning light indicated system needed to be replaced by dealer. 
63500 mi

US $128
Battery would no longer hold charge, replaced with Duralast from Autozone. 
10000 mi switch to detect if tail lights are on did not work all the time so the car would not start. The switch was replaced. 
11300 mi radio and time light would not come on. 
22000 mi starter cable harness replacement 
33000 mi car would not start or turn over, a recall for engine electrical problem related to remote key fob. 
40000 mi

US $370
tire pressure monitoring system, replaced 2 tpms plugs on front tires 
33300 mi

US $122
Seat sensor, iKey sensor, other electrical harness leading to electronic sensor 
37000 mi Passenger seat sensor 
39000 mi

US $301
TPMS sensor engaged - reengaged after computer reset, tire psi all normal 
1000 mi No Key light on dash. Vehicle not recognizing the smart key. Dealer reset codes B2190 and B2191. The service advisor suggested not putting the smart key into the port on the dash. It could be a bad contact in the dash port? 
6000 mi No key displayed on dash when smart key is inserted in port 

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2009 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

32000 mi Failure of TPMS sensor in right front tire 
59000 mi

US $100
Replace right rear TPMS to eliminate low tire warning light which would not reset 
79000 mi

US $650
Tire pressure system fault, $150 
100000 mi

US $350
TPMS system failed again - seems to fail every 25K. Repair was $245 
103000 mi

US $250
TPMS system failed again 

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2009 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

80 mi TPMS failure - sensor replaced; A/C system failure - sensors, motor, compressor (?) replaced 
1000 mi Temp sensor, condenser, heating motor failure. 

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2009 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

21000 mi Two buttons on stereo quick working. Stereo ordered and swapped out. 
67700 mi

US $110
Dash light for coolant flickering. Had to replace entire dash gauge set. Center stop light not working most of the time. Keyless entry requires multiple attempts to work. 

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2009 Nissan Altima Electrical Problems

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