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2009 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (6%)

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2009 Nissan Altima electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (51%)

Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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. 
62000 mi

C $100
Battery replacement 

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2009 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

90000 mi

US $875
The steering column lock malfunction causing the lock not to release for the transmitter to start the car 
48200 mi

US $122
Seat sensor, iKey sensor, other electrical harness leading to electronic sensor 
37000 mi Passenger seat sensor 
38500 mi

US $301
TPMS sensor engaged - reengaged after computer reset, tire psi all normal 
75000 mi Steering lock failure. "key" icon lit on dash, push button start does nothing. Steering lock replaced 14000 miles ago (1 year) for $780. Researched on forums and found work around. VERY common nissan problem. Should be recall. 
52080 mi

Changed the battery. Battery had partial warranty still. 
23700 mi TPMS light was flashing - senor unit was replaced. 
28000 mi

US $135
Battery replaced 
30300 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. 
38200 mi

US $50
low tire pressure warning light indicated system needed to be replaced by dealer. 
83000 mi

US $100
Electronic steering wheel lock 
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 
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. 
11200 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 
64200 mi

US $128
Battery would no longer hold charge, replaced with Duralast from Autozone. 
98000 mi

US $92
TPMS sensors went out. Bought new sensors on ebay, had tire shop install them, and performed do-it-yourself ECU reset to learn the new sensors. http://my.prostreetonline.com/2014/12/22/how-to-reset-your-nissan-altima-tpms/ 

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2009 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

78000 mi Radio acted like antenna was loose: signal cut out when going over washboard roads, signal faded in and oout. Lots of static and noise. Dealer pulled radio, worked on antenna cable. "fix" lasted 20 miles. 
128000 mi

US $700
The automatic theft protection device engaged and wouldn't release. 
76900 mi

US $140
Replaced Tire Pressure Monitoring sensor 
62000 mi

US $225
Tire pressure light on despite all tires at recommended pressure. TPMS sensor replaced. 
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 
83500 mi

US $320
RF TPMS sensor 
145000 mi

US $320
TPMS sensor failure 

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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

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

103000 mi

US $150
clutch safety switch needed to be replaced 

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2009 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

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

105000 mi The master power switch needed to be replaced. 
15000 mi Keyless entry and starting security system 
21000 mi Two buttons on stereo quick working. Stereo ordered and swapped out. 
67500 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. 
66300 mi

US $20
Brake light switch stopped working intermittently. Car will not start if switch doesn't work. Replaced with new switch. 

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2009 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

56000 mi

US $350
TPMS sensors were five years old and reaching end of life (battery expiration). TPMS alert icon was continually illuminating on dash cluster, even when tyre pressure was normal. 

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2009 Nissan Altima Electrical Problems

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