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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%)

Chart based on 115 repairs.

2009 Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 29 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

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

Nissan Altima in Maryland, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2012
Jun 2009

3000 mi
check engine light caused by lose gas cap that didn't reset after correcting situation 
Dec 2012

83000 mi

US $100
Electronic steering wheel lock 
Nissan Altima in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2014
Jan 2010

3000 mi
Condensation in tail lamps 
Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2013
Jun 2009

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? 
Mar 2010

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

Nissan Altima in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2011
Jun 2009

2000 mi

US $800
Hit a curb, needed to replace rim and tire. 
Nissan Altima in Oregon, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2015
Jun 2009

2000 mi
Water pump on hybrid system failed on highway. Three days in shop. Warranty. No charge but no loaner car either. 
Oct 2015

100000 mi

US $100
Patch weld on exhaust 
Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2015
Sep 2009

4000 mi
Shifter bezel warped, part ordered. Squeek in driver's door panel, will be repaired on next visit when shifter bezel part arrives. 
Oct 2009

5000 mi
Shifter surround bezel warped. Creaky driver's door interior trim panel. Noisy brake pedal - sounds like a goose. 
May 2011

30000 mi
Check engine light, rough running, hybrid system not running as normal. Cylinder head, exhaust manifold, catalytic converter and parts in between all replaced under warranty per TSB. 
Dec 2012

52000 mi
Noise when driving, worst at 60 mph. Both front wheel bearings were replaced under drivetrain warranty. 
Dec 2014

59000 mi
Replaced leaking TPMS sensor. 
May 2015

62000 mi

US $225
Tire pressure light on despite all tires at recommended pressure. TPMS sensor replaced. 

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2009 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

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

Nissan Altima in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

80 mi
TPMS failure - sensor replaced; A/C system failure - sensors, motor, compressor (?) replaced 
Dec 2008

1000 mi
Temp sensor, condenser, heating motor failure. 
Nissan Altima in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2009 - Jan 2011
Jun 2009

1000 mi
Service Engine Soon light,(just happened again today) dealer just cleared fault and gave it back to me the first time, according to internet research, it is the Emission Control sensor, off to bad start here with this service dept. 
Nissan Altima in Delaware, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2010
Jan 2010

24000 mi

US $32
Wiper washers stop working ended up being a twisted hose 

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2009 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

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

Nissan Altima in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2009 - Nov 2011
Jun 2009

4000 mi
Interior rattles 
Oct 2009

8000 mi

US $121
Door panel rattles. 
Feb 2010

12000 mi
Driver seat foam misaligned. 
Jun 2010

15000 mi
Squeaky window regulator 
Sep 2011

28000 mi

US $40
Lugging when car shifted into lockup and slight surging on moderate accel between 20-35 mph. Same as problem 1: Lugging when car shifted into lockup and slight surging on light/moderate accel between 20-35 mph.Motor mounts replaced with updated version and software updated. 75% improvement in symptoms. 
Nov 2011

29000 mi
Weld or seam sealer cracking where window frame meets door inside. Need to reschedule with body shop. 

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2009 Nissan Altima Repair Histories

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