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2007 Nissan Altima

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  • lauflauf Posts: 6
    I was vaccuming my Altima today and I tried adjusting the seat foward and it wouldn't move. So then I tried sitting in it and then adjusting it and it's stuck! Anyone else have this problem?
  • altimaladyaltimalady Posts: 9
    I had this exact problem with both my driver's seat and passenger's seat.

    When I took it to the dealer, they didn't find anything wrong with it. I asked them to call head office to inquire and to my surprise they called me back to re-check the seats. They found the problem. It was very simple, at least for my car. There was a screw that was protruding and getting in the way of the track. All they had to do was screw it down all the way. As simple as that.

    Have them check this.

    Good luck!
  • It sound like the same thing happens to my 07 3.5 SE. Mine is a metallic click at around 10 mph after being parked for a night. My car is manual, so I asked the mechanic if that was it. The only thing I could think of was that the car was towed, and I don't remember hearing the sound before then. I don't know if it is anything to worry about because they told me the same thing.
  • I bought my 07 Nissan Altima Hybrid in October 2007. It has been care free. However, the "unlock" logo on the "power door lock switch" is not lighted since it was new. Only the "lock" logo is lighted. Is this normal? I asked the dealer when I had my oil change. He checked few new cars, and said others are like that. Don't seem right to me.
  • vikariousvikarious Posts: 15
    Mine's like that to0 - not a hybrid though.

    And I think the buttons are backwards. IMO the lock should be on the bottom of the button and unlock on top - but it's the other way around. (If I recall correctly.)

    Not a big deal, but just kinda weird.

    The other thing that REALLY bothers me, is the power points. The one in the front dash only works when the car is running, where as the one that's tucked away in the console works all the time. It makes it hard to just leave your cell phone or whatever plugged in to charge because you can't plug it in a handy spot.

    Has anyone else noticed that?
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 1,648
    Regarding the lighted switchs, if you notice, only half of all door switchs are lited the other half is not. Regarding the lock and unlock, its a safety issue, they have it right, this way its harder for a kid or dog to lock themselvves in the car..
  • bamamombamamom Posts: 3
    I got my Altima Oct. 2007 .. At 5k it began to use oil the dealership changes oil and does all work on this car. They started an oil consumption test at 6500 miles and for some reason they started another test the first time I took the car in for them to add a quart of oil. anyway, its now 8600 miles and they are telling me Nissan will prob want to replace the motor. It is 1 1/2 qt low each thousand miles or so. Any one familiar with this? If they replace the motor do I have the right to demand a new , not rebuilt motor? Should I just tell them I want a new Altima to replace this one? I don't know what to do and I have the feeling that they think this old Granny will just sit back and let them do what ever, but I won't. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Linda
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    never heard of this problem occurring before, it just sounds like you you got a dud. It happens every once in awhile. If they have a rebuilt engine available, then thats what you'll probably get. If not, they'll put a new one in, and I can't believe there is a large supply of rebuilt engines for this car. Dont waste your time demanding a new engine, or new car. they're only going to do what the warranty requires them to do.

    But, don't worry about a rebuilt engine, they're fine. I don't know how much you know about cars, but when they replace your engine, they're only talking about the actual engine block, and all the internally lubricated parts. the engine block is just a big hunk of hollowed out cast iron. thats why they reuse them, unless of course it's been cracked or scored or something. But in that case they wouldn't be rebuilding it anyway.
  • Well, it is the bottom (unlock) logo not lighted up. Now I know, it is not just my Altima has this issue. I don't think this is desgin this way. Looks like a bug to me.
  • mz6greyghostmz6greyghost Posts: 1,230
    I don't think this is desgin this way. Looks like a bug to me.

    No "bug" at all, it's by design.

    All Altima's are like this, even ones on the showroom floor.
  • I have a 2007 2.5S Altima and recently I noticed my air conditioning is not producing any cold air. I brought the car to the dealership and they pumped some freon in it and a dye to see where the leak is coming from. After driving it for about a week the dealership is still unable to find the leak so I have to go back in a couple of days.

    The dealership was quick to warn me that if a stone hit a component of the AC that it would not be covered by the warranty. Of course, I'm very upset that I have this problem only two years into owning the car. I maintain my car at the dealership and I will be devastated if this is a non-warranty issue.

    Am I the only one experiencing this problem?
  • No, but you may have another option you might not have thought of. If they do formally determine something (a stone like you said) hit one of the AC components, it is conceivable you could collect, minus your deductible, under the collision provision of your insurance. A rock hitting a part of the car is considered a collision just as much as another car is.
  • Thanks for the insight. I didn't know this.

    I took the car in today for a 2nd inspection and again they could not find the leak. The tech believes that since the leak appears minor, that it may have started from day one and that it may well be a seal. I have to keep driving the car and taking it in for further checks until the leak finally appears.

    Grrrrrrrrr!
  • cj7375cj7375 Posts: 15
    I bought Honda Civic 2007 brand new, I love the car but it seems to be small for our family of 4.

    Now, I am thinking of trading it for Nissan Altima 2007 4 cyl.

    I know these 2 cars are in dirrerent categories, but still - do you think this would be a good trade ?

    Will Nissan Altima 2007 be as durable as the Civic 2007 in a long term ?

    I plan (if I do the switch) to keep the Nissan Altima for 10 years .
  • jchd1340jchd1340 Posts: 13
    DO NOT BUY THAT CAR!!! do your homework. alot of people are having problems. mine has only 29000 mi and it's a major headache. bad mpg, tranny sucks, sounds like a diesel at startup, dealer says it is all normal. [non-permissible content removed]!! do yourself a favor buy american!! my company car (ford focus) has 200000 hard miles on it and sounds better than my babied 07 altima 2.5S
  • cj7375cj7375 Posts: 15
    well, out of 14 cars I have had in the past 20 yrs. 11 were American made.

    I had nothing but troubles and expensive repairs.

    It got to the point where my wife gave me an ultimatum - " either me or car that does not brake every month ..."

    My worst memories are with Ford Aerostar minivan. Nightmare.

    But the Dodger Caravan was not far behind. I replaced 3 transmissions on the poor Dodge. or poor me ....

    I do not mind to buy a Ford Focus if I know that it will be as reliable as the Honda Civic or perhaps Nissan Altima.

    What do you drive ?
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 1,648
    What bait from jcld1340, first off what company keeps cars for 200K... I have a 08 Coupe with the CVT and 2.5 I have 34K miles on it, and I am averaging 32 MPG right now, this combined highway and city, I'm usually drving about 80 on the freeway. No complaints at all, the Altima is one of the best cars Nissan builds...
  • jpolwortjpolwort Posts: 27
    Perhaps YOU got a lemon Altima. I find it very difficult for you to criticize one of the best selling vehicles in the last few years. I have an '07 2.5SL, get 31 MPG, have 36K miles on it, and NOT ONE major mechanical "failure" has occurred. My only complaint, is that I got black leather seats, and here in the Midwest (St. Louis), where the tempatures reaches 97+, it's an oven getting in that car. But, in less than 10 minutes, I'm comfortulately cool. Yeah, I believe in the whole "buy American" theme, but the folks at Toyota, and certainly Nissan, know how to build fuel efficient, great looking, and almost service free vehicles. I plan to keep my car for a very long time, until Nissan comes out (most likely), with a redesigned hybrid Altima, in like the next 4 years, that will look just as good, and probably get 45 MPG. The best is yet to come, for both foreign AND DOMESTIC vehicles. I am confident the American car market will surge again, just as soon as the economy gets better. My 2c worth.
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 749
    As usual, we don't hear the good things much...only the bad things
  • jchd1340jchd1340 Posts: 13
    sorry lf i hurt anybodys feelings. but somtimes the truth hurts! i was just trying to help. research that car . there are alot of unhappy 07, 08, 09, altima 2,5 owners out there. let the rest find out the hard way
  • Just to comment on "ichd1340" about the Altima not being a good car.

    I have an '07 and love it. Yes, I had an issue with the AC but it was fixed immediately and everything else on the car is PERFECT. I also get great mileage.

    Let's keep an open mind here, there are lemons in all car makes. I had a Pontiac Grand Am for 12 years and had a few problems during that time but generally speaking the domestic brand was good to me, no major dollars spent. Others who've owned a Grand Am had numerous problems so to assume that ALL Altimas are garbage is an unfair comment.

    I did my homework for a long time before I gave up my 12 year old Pontiac Grand Am to buy the import and I'm thoroughly please with my Altima. It's fun to drive, it feels safe and I know it will last a long, long time!!!
  • jchd1340jchd1340 Posts: 13
    I stand corrected its closer to 99%. ps: next time you start your 07,08,09 2.5 altima after sitting overnight listen closely to your engines top end starving for oil 2-3 seconds. NOT GOOD!
  • wow you might be the only person ive ever heard that thinks the altima sucks go ask a chevy,ford or dodge guy how many of there sedans get sold a month the altima is by far the best selling car for nissan my 07 yes 07 35se gets 25mpg never has given me any headache living in new england never gotten stuck will outrun any american made crap box sedan and oh yeah i dont baby it i drive it like its designed to be that tranny you say sucks i can get 100 mph out of it only in 3rd gear have yet to experiment with any other gears so keep driving your worthless american rattle box :confuse: :surprise:
  • jchd1340jchd1340 Posts: 13
    WOW!!!100mph your so cool but clueless. your car does not have a cvt transmission and the last time i checked the speed limit in new england was 65 mph
  • :) I have an '07 Altima 4 Cyl. 68,000 miles. No major issues @ all! Consistently get 33 - 34 mpg hwy, @ 65- 70 mph. Live in Twin Cities area. Car is maintained (30K, 60K, and oil changes) at Luther Nissan, who I recommend highly.
  • hud94hud94 Posts: 1
    edited June 2010
    The 3.5 V6 from Nissan used to be bulletproof, until 2004 when they changed the timing chain components. Go over to the Maxima forums and you'll hear about everyone having their timing tensioners & guides replaced anywhere from 50k-80k miles at a cost of $1k - $2k. It's not a safety issue so there is no recall and there very likely will not be in the future.

    I was going to buy a Maxima until I discovered this. I don't need that additional expense on the price of the car. Stay away from the 3.5L Nissan engine!
  • onavonav Posts: 1
    I have a 2004 Altima 3.5 V6 and have just been informed by the dealer that I need my timing chain replaced at a cost of $1,700. I realize that this may not be a safety issue, but it is certainly a deffect. I am thinking of reporting this to the Illinois AG. I'm curious to know, has anyone tried to recoup the cost of this repair through this or any other avenue?
  • I'm no legal expert, but I doubt you will be able to "recoup" anything for a car that is 7 years old. You have probably reached the "statute of limitations", but I'm just throwing that out there. You didn't state your mileage, but I'm assuming that to be well over 100,xxx. You should consider the cost of replacing the belt, versus perhaps buying a new car. Yes, $1700 is much cheaper than a new car, but I question your motive for contacting the Illinois AG without knowing all the facts. With year-end incentives, you can probably get a great deal on any make/model, especially a 2011 model. Just my 2c worth.
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