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Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1468 repairs.

Nissan Altima suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 174 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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2008 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

3000 mi A clicking noise in the steering. 
1000 mi Passenger Rear tire kept on losing air albeit very slowly (from recommended air pressure to pressure monitoring system alert status- approx 10 days). Problem ongoing since delivery. 
17000 mi

US $81
Vibration/shimmy between 25-30 mph and 70+ mph. Had this in 2-3 times after delivery; was told this is as good as it gets. (Lived with it until I rode in my dad's Altima- smooth as glass. Dealer wants $40 to balance tires 1st- I called NISSAN 4 asst. 

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2007 Nissan Altima

Engine not specified

1000 mi There is a slight clunk noise when I turn the steering wheel to straighten out the car after backing out of the driveway. 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

2000 mi single sound on first driving-tie rod? their guess 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

3000 mi Took it in for right side suspension noise and I-key recall. Inspected suspension but couldn't be duplicated. 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

21700 mi Endlink in rear sway bar was loose and dealership replaced endlink under warranty 
64660 mi

C $1400
Replace drive belts, wheel bearing 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

86000 mi

US $610
Suspect broken/worn axle bearing. 
95000 mi Mechanic suspected bearing inside universal joint has siezed. 
104000 mi

US $1200
Steering shaft needed to be replaced. 
147000 mi

US $1700
Steering wheel shook when driven. Link was replaced/reseated. Tires were aligned and balanced. 
177000 mi

US $500
Left and right tie rods replaced. One larger (and more expensive) suspension part replaced as well. 
198000 mi Bearing needed replacement due to wear. Repair not done. 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

36000 mi

US $700
Both front struts replaced due to knocking noise when going over bumps. It was at the dealership for 2 days. I was 1.5 months out of warranty (by time, not miles). Nissan manufacturer warranty is 3/36. I contacted Nissan but they would not cover. 

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2002 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual FWD

55000 mi

US $240
Front left wheel bearing 

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2002 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

120000 mi

US $500
replaced cv joint 

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Nissan Altima Suspension Problems

1668 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Nissan Altima. 143 of these members (8.6%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 184 suspension repairs to Nissan Altimas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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