Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
NTB08-04904/28/200810024689Nissan; special automatic transmission fluid requirement. 2004 to current nissan vehicles. *nj05/06/2008
0502403/23/200510015896Whine noise from engine compartment. *tt08/16/2005
0505506/29/2005100158455 speed fwd a/t left side oil leak diagnostic. update *sc08/15/2005
0409807/29/200504098A10009170Automatic transmission shifter will not move out of the park position with the ignition on and the brake pedal depressed. *tt09/15/2004
0300407/19/200503004A10001019Automatic transmission shifter selector may be hard to operate. *tt04/10/2003
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
NTB12-03504/10/201210043950Nissan: ecm replacement procedures with consult iii plus. applies to all 2004 and later (does not apply to leaf/ev) vehicles. *js05/02/2012
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH
0204509/13/200402045A633632A/t shift interlock solenoid click noise. jg this bulletin replaces ntb02-045 dated 04/15/2002. *tt09/23/2002

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
12/11/201257000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle jerked as it changed gears. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 57,000. kmj
12/11/201257000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle would jerk as it changed gears. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 57,000. ap
12/11/201257000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle would jerk as it changed gears. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 57,000. ap
11/18/201266000
 While driving in the highway vehicle lost power and engine shut off, was barely able to get to the side of the freeway before the car came to a complete stop. it was the most scary experience i have ever had in my life. the ses light came on only after loosing all control. i was told at the shop that this is a common issue with some altimas and that they had a recall.
11/18/201266000
 While driving in the highway vehicle lost power and engine shut off, was barely able to get to the side of the freeway before the car came to a complete stop. it was the most scary experience i have ever had in my life. the ses light came on only after loosing all control. i was told at the shop that this is a common issue with some altimas and that they had a recall.
03/15/201175000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan maxima. the contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph the vehicle began to decelerate and shift out of gears. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician stated the transmission would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 75,000. pmb
11/18/201266000
 While driving in the highway vehicle lost power and engine shut off, was barely able to get to the side of the freeway before the car came to a complete stop. it was the most scary experience i have ever had in my life. the ses light came on only after loosing all control. i was told at the shop that this is a common issue with some altimas and that they had a recall.
11/18/201266000
 While driving in the highway vehicle lost power and engine shut off, was barely able to get to the side of the freeway before the car came to a complete stop. it was the most scary experience i have ever had in my life. the ses light came on only after loosing all control. i was told at the shop that this is a common issue with some altimas and that they had a recall.
03/15/201175000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan maxima. the contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph the vehicle began to decelerate and shift out of gears. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician stated the transmission would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 75,000. pmb
10/17/2010880001
 Clutch pedal began to creak when depressed and would begin to engage very close to the floor when car was driven in town and reached normal operating temperature. first failure was shortly after that when returning from a family trip to missouri to colorado. clutch pedal fell to floor and remained there, preventing a downshift or to neutral. floated the transmission into neutral and pulled pedal back up with my foot. was able to get the car home by lifting the pedal after every shift. replacement of the clutch master and slave cylinders, and welding the housing of the clutch pedal due to (stress fractures) resolved the issue for about 11 months/15,000 miles, when the issue began again. after a few more months the entire clutch system; clutch plate (not worn out), clutch cover, flywheel assembly, master and slave cylinder, pedal assembly and rubber hydraulic line were replaced. the system was thoroughly flushed and bled for trapped air. issue was resolved until a few weeks ago (6 months after replacing the system) when the problem resurfaced. bleeding of the system was again performed with no change: pedal will fall to the floor and stay there if held for 1-2 seconds. if the pedal is depressed about 1-2 inches and help for a few seconds, it will begin to pull itself to the floor with no assistance from the driver at all. i am planning to replace the entire hydraulic system once again. *tr
03/15/201175000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan maxima. while driving approximately 20 mph the vehicle began to decelerate and shift out of gears. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician stated the transmission would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 75,000. da
10/17/2010880001
 Clutch pedal began to creak when depressed and would begin to engage very close to the floor when car was driven in town and reached normal operating temperature. first failure was shortly after that when returning from a family trip to missouri to colorado. clutch pedal fell to floor and remained there, preventing a downshift or to neutral. floated the transmission into neutral and pulled pedal back up with my foot. was able to get the car home by lifting the pedal after every shift. replacement of the clutch master and slave cylinders, and welding the housing of the clutch pedal due to (stress fractures) resolved the issue for about 11 months/15,000 miles, when the issue began again. after a few more months the entire clutch system; clutch plate (not worn out), clutch cover, flywheel assembly, master and slave cylinder, pedal assembly and rubber hydraulic line were replaced. the system was thoroughly flushed and bled for trapped air. issue was resolved until a few weeks ago (6 months after replacing the system) when the problem resurfaced. bleeding of the system was again performed with no change: pedal will fall to the floor and stay there if held for 1-2 seconds. if the pedal is depressed about 1-2 inches and help for a few seconds, it will begin to pull itself to the floor with no assistance from the driver at all. i am planning to replace the entire hydraulic system once again. *tr
10/17/201088000
 Clutch pedal began to creak when depressed and and would begin to engage very close to the floor when car was driven in town and reached normal operating temperature. first failure was shortly after that when returning from a family trip to missouri to colorado. clutch pedal fell to floor and remained there, preventing a downshift or to neutral. floated the transmission into neutral and pulled pedal back up with my foot. was able to get the car home by lifting the pedal after every shift. replacement of the clutch master and slave cylinders, and welding the housing of the clutch pedal due to (stress fractures) resolved the issue for about 11 months/15,000 miles, when the issue began again. after a few more months the entire clutch system; clutch plate (not worn out), clutch cover, flywheel assembly, master and slave cylinder, pedal assembly and rubber hydraulic line were replaced. the system was thoroughly flushed and bled for trapped air. issue was resolved until a few weeks ago (6 months after replacing the system) when the problem resurfaced. bleeding of the system was again performed with no change: pedal will fall to the floor and stay there if held for 1-2 seconds. if the pedal is depressed about 1-2 inches and help for a few seconds, it will begin to pull itself to the floor with no assistance from the driver at all. i am planning to replace the entire hydraulic system once again.
10/17/201088000
 Clutch pedal began to creak when depressed and and would begin to engage very close to the floor when car was driven in town and reached normal operating temperature. first failure was shortly after that when returning from a family trip to missouri to colorado. clutch pedal fell to floor and remained there, preventing a downshift or to neutral. floated the transmission into neutral and pulled pedal back up with my foot. was able to get the car home by lifting the pedal after every shift. replacement of the clutch master and slave cylinders, and welding the housing of the clutch pedal due to (stress fractures) resolved the issue for about 11 months/15,000 miles, when the issue began again. after a few more months the entire clutch system; clutch plate (not worn out), clutch cover, flywheel assembly, master and slave cylinder, pedal assembly and rubber hydraulic line were replaced. the system was thoroughly flushed and bled for trapped air. issue was resolved until a few weeks ago (6 months after replacing the system) when the problem resurfaced. bleeding of the system was again performed with no change: pedal will fall to the floor and stay there if held for 1-2 seconds. if the pedal is depressed about 1-2 inches and help for a few seconds, it will begin to pull itself to the floor with no assistance from the driver at all. i am planning to replace the entire hydraulic system once again.
10/06/2012879891
 I purchased my 2005 nissan altima on october 6, 2012 with the assurance from the dealership that the transmission was good and strong. my wife drove the vehicle home and upon arriving home she said that it was driving rough. not knowing anything about vehicles, she stated that it drove like someone learning to drive a manual car. she said that it was jerking and shifting hard like it was in the wrong gear(especially upon accelerating between 1st and 2nd gear and when coming to a stop, downshift is really hard. also coming from reverse to drive, it would idle as if in neutral when pressing the gas then suddenly jump very hard into actual drive). she became to frightened to drive the car. in meanwhile i took the vehicle to a local nissan dealer(not the nissan dealership it was purchased from) to have it checked out and it was said that i needed to replace the transmission. i called the nissan dealership out in gwinnett, georgia where i purchased the vehicle and told them of the problem. they told me to bring it in and have them check it. i took it not knowing if it would even make it. they checked it out and indeed it was the transmission needing to be replaced. the nissan dealership would not resume any responsibility for fixing my vehicle because i bought it as is. as i read the cmplaints on this site and about a pending class action suit against nissan for faulty transmission design in the 2005-2006 altimas and other nissan vehicles, it is apparent to me, that they need to do a recall before someone gets into an accident and gets killed. nissan knows this transmission is poorly designed and have done nothing but take peoples money in replacing the transmission a $3,000-$4,000 cost. usually at the customers expense because car is out of warranty. one more thing, there is no warning that anything is wrong with the car, no service engine soon light -nothing. help!! *tr
10/06/201287989
 I purchased my 2005 nissan altima on october 6, 2012 with the assurance from the dealership that the transmission was good and strong. my wife drove the vehicle home and upon arriving home she said that it was driving rough. not knowing anything about vehicles, she stated that it drove like someone learning to drive a manual car. she said that it was jerking and shifting hard like it was in the wrong gear(especially upon accelerating between 1st and 2nd gear and when coming to a stop, downshift is really hard. also coming from reverse to drive, it would idle as if in neutral when pressing the gas then suddenly jump very hard into actual drive). she became to frightened to drive the car. in meanwhile i took the vehicle to a local nissan dealer(not the nissan dealership it was purchased from) to have it checked out and it was said that i needed to replace the transmission. i called the nissan dealership out in gwinnett, georgia where i purchased the vehicle and told them of the problem. they told me to bring it in and have them check it. i took it not knowing if it would even make it. they checked it out and indeed it was the transmission needing to be replaced. the nissan dealership would not resume any responsibility for fixing my vehicle because i bought it as is. as i read the cmplaints on this site and about a pending class action suit against nissan for faulty transmission design in the 2005-2006 altimas and other nissan vehicles, it is apparent to me, that they need to do a recall before someone gets into an accident and gets killed. nissan knows this tranmission is poorly designed and have done nothing but take peoples money in replacing the transmission a $3,000-$4,000 cost. usually at the customers expense because car is out of warranty. one more thing, there is no warning that anything is wrong with the car, no service engine soon light -nothing. help!!
10/06/201287989
 I purchased my 2005 nissan altima on october 6, 2012 with the assurance from the dealership that the transmission was good and strong. my wife drove the vehicle home and upon arriving home she said that it was driving rough. not knowing anything about vehicles, she stated that it drove like someone learning to drive a manual car. she said that it was jerking and shifting hard like it was in the wrong gear(especially upon accelerating between 1st and 2nd gear and when coming to a stop, downshift is really hard. also coming from reverse to drive, it would idle as if in neutral when pressing the gas then suddenly jump very hard into actual drive). she became to frightened to drive the car. in meanwhile i took the vehicle to a local nissan dealer(not the nissan dealership it was purchased from) to have it checked out and it was said that i needed to replace the transmission. i called the nissan dealership out in gwinnett, georgia where i purchased the vehicle and told them of the problem. they told me to bring it in and have them check it. i took it not knowing if it would even make it. they checked it out and indeed it was the transmission needing to be replaced. the nissan dealership would not resume any responsibility for fixing my vehicle because i bought it as is. as i read the cmplaints on this site and about a pending class action suit against nissan for faulty transmission design in the 2005-2006 altimas and other nissan vehicles, it is apparent to me, that they need to do a recall before someone gets into an accident and gets killed. nissan knows this tranmission is poorly designed and have done nothing but take peoples money in replacing the transmission a $3,000-$4,000 cost. usually at the customers expense because car is out of warranty. one more thing, there is no warning that anything is wrong with the car, no service engine soon light -nothing. help!!
05/05/2010113800
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. while driving approximately 20 mph, a loud banging noise emitted from the transmission as the gears failed to shift properly. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the defective transmission. two years later, the failure recurred. the vehicle was taken to a transmission auto center where the transmission was being rebuilt. the manufacturer was notified of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 113,800. kmj
05/05/2010113800
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. while driving approximately 20 mph, a loud banging noise emitted from the transmission as the gears failed to shift properly. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the defective transmission. two years later, the failure recurred. the vehicle was taken to a transmission auto center where the transmission was being rebuilt. the manufacturer was notified of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 113,800. kmj
09/06/2012
 Rattling noise in engine, unusual engine vibration and muffler sound coming from engine. this can be dangerous this screw is located in the engine and could cause $7500 dallors of damage. if this screw was to come loose it could ruin engine compressor, destroy the exhaust manifold, o2 sensor and power valve plates. i search to see if there was a recall on this and it seem to be or talk of it. call dealership to see if a recall was issued. some website suggest there was one, what has happen to qualtiy products. if there was one they are not upholding it. recall should never expirer, for public safety,
05/05/2010113800
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. while driving approximately 20 mph, a loud banging noise emitted from the transmission and the gears failed to shift properly. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the defective transmission. two years later, the similar failure recurred. the vehicle was taken to a transmission auto center where the transmission was currently being rebuilt. the manufacturer was notified of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 113,800. js
09/06/2012
 Rattling noise in engine, unusual engine vibration and muffler sound coming from engine. this can be dangerous this screw is located in the engine and could cause $7500 dallors of damage. if this screw was to come loose it could ruin engine compressor, destroy the exhaust manifold, o2 sensor and power valve plates. i search to see if there was a recall on this and it seem to be or talk of it. call dealership to see if a recall was issued. some website suggest there was one, what has happen to qualtiy products. if there was one they are not upholding it. recall should never expirer, for public safety,
09/06/2012
 Rattling noise in engine, unusual engine vibration and muffler sound coming from engine. this can be dangerous this screw is located in the engine and could cause $7500 dallors of damage. if this screw was to come loose it could ruin engine compressor, destroy the exhaust manifold, o2 sensor and power valve plates. i search to see if there was a recall on this and it seem to be or talk of it. call dealership to see if a recall was issued. some website suggest there was one, what has happen to qualtiy products. if there was one they are not upholding it. recall should never expirer, for public safety,
09/06/2012
 Rattling noise in engine, unusual engine vibration and muffler sound coming from engine. this can be dangerous this screw is located in the engine and could cause $7500 dallors of damage. if this screw was to come loose it could ruin engine compressor, destroy the exhaust manifold, o2 sensor and power valve plates. i search to see if there was a recall on this and it seem to be or talk of it. call dealership to see if a recall was issued. some website suggest there was one, what has happen to qualtiy products. if there was one they are not upholding it. recall should never expirer, for public safety,
09/08/2012750001
 After 20 min or so of idling in traffic, then a 10 minute freeway drive at legal speeds i was approaching the off ramp and the clutch went to the floor, no hydraulic pressure. i was able to move out of the way of traffic without incident and pull over. after 10 min of talking to my insurance company for a tow, i noticed partial pressure restored and drove slowly home. now, with research, i have seen this is extremely common and dangerous. too many complaints have been filed online and with nissan, yet there is no resolution and what's worse, no specific answer to the problem. i hope nhtsa doesn't wait for a serious injury or death to occur before this is looked into, a google search of altima clutch recall brings up over a dozen forums with numerous complaints of the same problem. *tr
09/08/2012750001
 After 20 min or so of idling in traffic, then a 10 minute freeway drive at legal speeds i was approaching the off ramp and the clutch went to the floor, no hydraulic pressure. i was able to move out of the way of traffic without incident and pull over. after 10 min of talking to my insurance company for a tow, i noticed partial pressure restored and drove slowly home. now, with research, i have seen this is extremely common and dangerous. too many complaints have been filed online and with nissan, yet there is no resolution and what's worse, no specific answer to the problem. i hope nhtsa doesn't wait for a serious injury or death to occur before this is looked into, a google search of altima clutch recall brings up over a dozen forums with numerous complaints of the same problem. *tr
09/08/2012750001
 After 20 min or so of idling in traffic, then a 10 minute freeway drive at legal speeds i was approaching the off ramp and the clutch went to the floor, no hydraulic pressure. i was able to move out of the way of traffic without incident and pull over. after 10 min of talking to my insurance company for a tow, i noticed partial pressure restored and drove slowly home. now, with research, i have seen this is extremely common and dangerous. too many complaints have been filed online and with nissan, yet there is no resolution and what's worse, no specific answer to the problem. i hope nhtsa doesn't wait for a serious injury or death to occur before this is looked into, a google search of altima clutch recall brings up over a dozen forums with numerous complaints of the same problem. *tr
09/08/201275000
 After 20 min or so of idling in traffic, then a 10 minute freeway drive at legal speeds i was approaching the off ramp and the clutch went to the floor, no hydraulic pressure. i was able to move out of the way of traffic without incident and pull over. after 10 min of talking to my insurance company for a tow, i noticed partial pressure restored and drove slowly home. now, with research, i have seen this is extremely common and dangerous. too many complaints have been filed online and with nissan, yet there is no resolution and whats worse, no specific answer to the problem. i hope nhtsa doesnt wait for a serious injury or death to occur before this is looked into, a google search of altima clutch recall brings up over a dozen forums with numerous complaints of the same problem.
09/08/201275000
 After 20 min or so of idling in traffic, then a 10 minute freeway drive at legal speeds i was approaching the off ramp and the clutch went to the floor, no hydraulic pressure. i was able to move out of the way of traffic without incident and pull over. after 10 min of talking to my insurance company for a tow, i noticed partial pressure restored and drove slowly home. now, with research, i have seen this is extremely common and dangerous. too many complaints have been filed online and with nissan, yet there is no resolution and whats worse, no specific answer to the problem. i hope nhtsa doesnt wait for a serious injury or death to occur before this is looked into, a google search of altima clutch recall brings up over a dozen forums with numerous complaints of the same problem.
09/08/201275000
 After 20 min or so of idling in traffic, then a 10 minute freeway drive at legal speeds i was approaching the off ramp and the clutch went to the floor, no hydraulic pressure. i was able to move out of the way of traffic without incident and pull over. after 10 min of talking to my insurance company for a tow, i noticed partial pressure restored and drove slowly home. now, with research, i have seen this is extremely common and dangerous. too many complaints have been filed online and with nissan, yet there is no resolution and whats worse, no specific answer to the problem. i hope nhtsa doesnt wait for a serious injury or death to occur before this is looked into, a google search of altima clutch recall brings up over a dozen forums with numerous complaints of the same problem.
06/06/2012945261
 The clutch pedal lost pressure after idling for over thirty minutes, while in traffic, and after the engine has gotten hot and being driven for a couple of hours. the pedal will fall to the floor and you cannot switch gears. the stick shift won't even move into neutral and the car jerks really hard. it will sometimes cut off in the middle of driving if you don't reach down and pull the pedal up with your hand. this has cause me to run off the road because i could not down shift or go into neutral, i recently ended up tapping the rear of someone elses vehicle at which my daughter is still complaining her neck hurts. this is a defective part dealing with the hydraulics and is very dangerous. a lawsuit is sure to be on the way now that i have wen to several dealerships only for them to tell me nothing is wrong with the car because it won't do it for them. all nissan forums are filled with customers having the same issues with these year model cars. nissan is about to kill somebody. *tr
06/06/2012945261
 The clutch pedal lost pressure after idling for over thirty minutes, while in traffic, and after the engine has gotten hot and being driven for a couple of hours. the pedal will fall to the floor and you cannot switch gears. the stick shift won't even move into neutral and the car jerks really hard. it will sometimes cut off in the middle of driving if you don't reach down and pull the pedal up with your hand. this has cause me to run off the road because i could not down shift or go into neutral, i recently ended up tapping the rear of someone elses vehicle at which my daughter is still complaining her neck hurts. this is a defective part dealing with the hydraulics and is very dangerous. a lawsuit is sure to be on the way now that i have wen to several dealerships only for them to tell me nothing is wrong with the car because it won't do it for them. all nissan forums are filled with customers having the same issues with these year model cars. nissan is about to kill somebody. *tr
06/06/2012945261
 The clutch pedal lost pressure after idling for over thirty minutes, while in traffic, and after the engine has gotten hot and being driven for a couple of hours. the pedal will fall to the floor and you cannot switch gears. the stick shift won't even move into neutral and the car jerks really hard. it will sometimes cut off in the middle of driving if you don't reach down and pull the pedal up with your hand. this has cause me to run off the road because i could not down shift or go into neutral, i recently ended up tapping the rear of someone elses vehicle at which my daughter is still complaining her neck hurts. this is a defective part dealing with the hydraulics and is very dangerous. a lawsuit is sure to be on the way now that i have wen to several dealerships only for them to tell me nothing is wrong with the car because it won't do it for them. all nissan forums are filled with customers having the same issues with these year model cars. nissan is about to kill somebody. *tr
06/06/201294526
 The clutch pedal lost pressure after idling for over thirty minutes, while in traffic, and after the engine has gotten hot and being driven for a couple of hours. the pedal will fall to the floor and you cannot switch gears. the stick shift won't even move into neutral and the car jerks really hard. it will sometimes cut off in the middle of driving if you don't reach down and pull the pedal up with your hand. this has cause me to run off the road because i could not down shift or go into neutral, i recently ended up tapping the rear of someone elses vehicle at which my daughter is still complaining her neck hurts. this is a defective part dealing with the hydraulics and is very dangerous. a lawsuit is sure to be on the way now that i have wen to several dealerships only for them to tell me nothing is wrong with the car because it won't do it for them. all nissan forums are filled with customers having the same issues with these year model cars. nissan is about to kill somebody.
06/16/2012900001
 Clutch loses pressure and sits on the floor. shifting is minimal and extremely forced to get in to gear. this happened from a stop, getting on a highway. a month later, it is happening again. with two small children, this makes me nervous to drive with them in the car. i have researched and found an unacceptable amount of complaints regarding the same exact problem. why has this not been a recall issue yet?? i suggest it becomes one, before numerous lawsuits, from accidents, occur..... *tr
06/16/2012900001
 Clutch loses pressure and sits on the floor. shifting is minimal and extremely forced to get in to gear. this happened from a stop, getting on a highway. a month later, it is happening again. with two small children, this makes me nervous to drive with them in the car. i have researched and found an unacceptable amount of complaints regarding the same exact problem. why has this not been a recall issue yet?? i suggest it becomes one, before numerous lawsuits, from accidents, occur..... *tr
03/15/201260000
 While driving the clutch pedal will loose all pressure and will fall to the floor. the vehicle must be shut off and left prior the pressure building back up in the clutch. this is extremely dangerous as the driver is unable to shift gears or put the vehicle in neutral. this is a notorious problem with all nissan altima se-r with manual gear boxes. this problem will cause an accident and get someone killed
03/15/201260000
 While driving the clutch pedal will loose all pressure and will fall to the floor. the vehicle must be shut off and left prior the pressure building back up in the clutch. this is extremely dangerous as the driver is unable to shift gears or put the vehicle in neutral. this is a notorious problem with all nissan altima se-r with manual gear boxes. this problem will cause an accident and get someone killed
04/28/2011100000
 Clutch failure - repeated, temporary clutch failure. frequency is unpredictable and random - sometimes months apart between occurances. duration of occurance has not exceeded 10 minutes, then clutch behavior is normal and can drive normally. petal sticks to floor and must be pulled up by hand in order to engage and change gears. all parts of clutch assembly have been replaced (petal, master and slave hyd. cylinder, corroded bleeder valve) and problem continues to happen.
03/15/201260000
 While driving the clutch pedal will loose all pressure and will fall to the floor. the vehicle must be shut off and left prior the pressure building back up in the clutch. this is extremely dangerous as the driver is unable to shift gears or put the vehicle in neutral. this is a notorious problem with all nissan altima se-r with manual gear boxes. this problem will cause an accident and get someone killed
04/28/2011100000
 Clutch failure - repeated, temporary clutch failure. frequency is unpredictable and random - sometimes months apart between occurances. duration of occurance has not exceeded 10 minutes, then clutch behavior is normal and can drive normally. petal sticks to floor and must be pulled up by hand in order to engage and change gears. all parts of clutch assembly have been replaced (petal, master and slave hyd. cylinder, corroded bleeder valve) and problem continues to happen.
03/15/201260000
 While driving the clutch pedal will loose all pressure and will fall to the floor. the vehicle must be shut off and left prior the pressure building back up in the clutch. this is extremely dangerous as the driver is unable to shift gears or put the vehicle in neutral. this is a notorious problem with all nissan altima se-r with manual gear boxes. this problem will cause an accident and get someone killed
04/28/2011100000
 Clutch failure - repeated, temporary clutch failure. frequency is unpredictable and random - sometimes months apart between occurances. duration of occurance has not exceeded 10 minutes, then clutch behavior is normal and can drive normally. petal sticks to floor and must be pulled up by hand in order to engage and change gears. all parts of clutch assembly have been replaced (petal, master and slave hyd. cylinder, corroded bleeder valve) and problem continues to happen.
03/15/201260000
 While driving the clutch pedal will loose all pressure and will fall to the floor. the vehicle must be shut off and left prior the pressure building back up in the clutch. this is extremely dangerous as the driver is unable to shift gears or put the vehicle in neutral. this is a notorious problem with all nissan altima se-r with manual gear boxes. this problem will cause an accident and get someone killed
04/28/2011100000
 Clutch failure - repeated, temporary clutch failure. frequency is unpredictable and random - sometimes months apart between occurances. duration of occurance has not exceeded 10 minutes, then clutch behavior is normal and can drive normally. petal sticks to floor and must be pulled up by hand in order to engage and change gears. all parts of clutch assembly have been replaced (petal, master and slave hyd. cylinder, corroded bleeder valve) and problem continues to happen.
10/10/2011108000
 I have a 2005 nissan altima 3.5se. it's a one-owner, and was brand new when i bought it. this car has been relatively dependable--my issue is this: i noticed a metal whirring sound around 50000mi whenever i would pull out from an idle position. i inquired about the noise through a mechanic employed with the dealership i bought the car from--of course, the mechanic said--those things tend to be a little noisy by nature, on occasion! so, i continued to drive my occasionally noisy altima for another 58000 miles. just paid the thing off 2 months before my major issue occurred. i apparently was a fortunate nissan owner (even though i don't feel like it)--because apparently altimas and maximas are notorious for timing chain failure. seems the chain gets a little used and begins making the noise i experienced, and then can ultimately completely fail. needless to say...i have a $2,000.00+ repair on my hands.the mechanic i am hiring said that most nissans with timing chain issues fail long before mine did (mileage-wise!).my problem is with nissan, because nissan is aware of these timing chain failures, and does nothing about them. my car should have been on a recall thousands of miles ago, but wasn't...because nissan has been allowed to overlook some very important mechanical issues. i need a timing chain, or my car is of no use whatsoever to me.the replacement part for my timing chain is not the original part that was put on my car from the factory! imagine that! nissan knows that they put bum parts on our altimas and maximas when they were built in their factories! --- i say nissan should be forced to replace every single timing chain that they put on our american-bought nissan cars--at no cost to the consumers. they should be forced to recall.
10/10/2011108000
 I have a 2005 nissan altima 3.5se. it's a one-owner, and was brand new when i bought it. this car has been relatively dependable--my issue is this: i noticed a metal whirring sound around 50000mi whenever i would pull out from an idle position. i inquired about the noise through a mechanic employed with the dealership i bought the car from--of course, the mechanic said--those things tend to be a little noisy by nature, on occasion! so, i continued to drive my occasionally noisy altima for another 58000 miles. just paid the thing off 2 months before my major issue occurred. i apparently was a fortunate nissan owner (even though i don't feel like it)--because apparently altimas and maximas are notorious for timing chain failure. seems the chain gets a little used and begins making the noise i experienced, and then can ultimately completely fail. needless to say...i have a $2,000.00+ repair on my hands.the mechanic i am hiring said that most nissans with timing chain issues fail long before mine did (mileage-wise!).my problem is with nissan, because nissan is aware of these timing chain failures, and does nothing about them. my car should have been on a recall thousands of miles ago, but wasn't...because nissan has been allowed to overlook some very important mechanical issues. i need a timing chain, or my car is of no use whatsoever to me.the replacement part for my timing chain is not the original part that was put on my car from the factory! imagine that! nissan knows that they put bum parts on our altimas and maximas when they were built in their factories! --- i say nissan should be forced to replace every single timing chain that they put on our american-bought nissan cars--at no cost to the consumers. they should be forced to recall.
10/10/2011108000
 I have a 2005 nissan altima 3.5se. it's a one-owner, and was brand new when i bought it. this car has been relatively dependable--my issue is this: i noticed a metal whirring sound around 50000mi whenever i would pull out from an idle position. i inquired about the noise through a mechanic employed with the dealership i bought the car from--of course, the mechanic said--those things tend to be a little noisy by nature, on occasion! so, i continued to drive my occasionally noisy altima for another 58000 miles. just paid the thing off 2 months before my major issue occurred. i apparently was a fortunate nissan owner (even though i don't feel like it)--because apparently altimas and maximas are notorious for timing chain failure. seems the chain gets a little used and begins making the noise i experienced, and then can ultimately completely fail. needless to say...i have a $2,000.00+ repair on my hands.the mechanic i am hiring said that most nissans with timing chain issues fail long before mine did (mileage-wise!).my problem is with nissan, because nissan is aware of these timing chain failures, and does nothing about them. my car should have been on a recall thousands of miles ago, but wasn't...because nissan has been allowed to overlook some very important mechanical issues. i need a timing chain, or my car is of no use whatsoever to me.the replacement part for my timing chain is not the original part that was put on my car from the factory! imagine that! nissan knows that they put bum parts on our altimas and maximas when they were built in their factories! --- i say nissan should be forced to replace every single timing chain that they put on our american-bought nissan cars--at no cost to the consumers. they should be forced to recall.
10/10/2011108000
 I have a 2005 nissan altima 3.5se. it's a one-owner, and was brand new when i bought it. this car has been relatively dependable--my issue is this: i noticed a metal whirring sound around 50000mi whenever i would pull out from an idle position. i inquired about the noise through a mechanic employed with the dealership i bought the car from--of course, the mechanic said--those things tend to be a little noisy by nature, on occasion! so, i continued to drive my occasionally noisy altima for another 58000 miles. just paid the thing off 2 months before my major issue occurred. i apparently was a fortunate nissan owner (even though i don't feel like it)--because apparently altimas and maximas are notorious for timing chain failure. seems the chain gets a little used and begins making the noise i experienced, and then can ultimately completely fail. needless to say...i have a $2,000.00+ repair on my hands.the mechanic i am hiring said that most nissans with timing chain issues fail long before mine did (mileage-wise!).my problem is with nissan, because nissan is aware of these timing chain failures, and does nothing about them. my car should have been on a recall thousands of miles ago, but wasn't...because nissan has been allowed to overlook some very important mechanical issues. i need a timing chain, or my car is of no use whatsoever to me.the replacement part for my timing chain is not the original part that was put on my car from the factory! imagine that! nissan knows that they put bum parts on our altimas and maximas when they were built in their factories! --- i say nissan should be forced to replace every single timing chain that they put on our american-bought nissan cars--at no cost to the consumers. they should be forced to recall.
10/10/2011108000
 I have a 2005 nissan altima 3.5se. it's a one-owner, and was brand new when i bought it. this car has been relatively dependable--my issue is this: i noticed a metal whirring sound around 50000mi whenever i would pull out from an idle position. i inquired about the noise through a mechanic employed with the dealership i bought the car from--of course, the mechanic said--those things tend to be a little noisy by nature, on occasion! so, i continued to drive my occasionally noisy altima for another 58000 miles. just paid the thing off 2 months before my major issue occurred. i apparently was a fortunate nissan owner (even though i don't feel like it)--because apparently altimas and maximas are notorious for timing chain failure. seems the chain gets a little used and begins making the noise i experienced, and then can ultimately completely fail. needless to say...i have a $2,000.00+ repair on my hands.the mechanic i am hiring said that most nissans with timing chain issues fail long before mine did (mileage-wise!).my problem is with nissan, because nissan is aware of these timing chain failures, and does nothing about them. my car should have been on a recall thousands of miles ago, but wasn't...because nissan has been allowed to overlook some very important mechanical issues. i need a timing chain, or my car is of no use whatsoever to me.the replacement part for my timing chain is not the original part that was put on my car from the factory! imagine that! nissan knows that they put bum parts on our altimas and maximas when they were built in their factories! --- i say nissan should be forced to replace every single timing chain that they put on our american-bought nissan cars--at no cost to the consumers. they should be forced to recall.
01/01/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan maxima. the contact stated that the vehicle would lunge whenever the vehicle would change gears. the dealer had possession of the vehicle and was in the process of diagnosing the defect. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 88,000. nw
01/01/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan maxima. the contact stated that the vehicle would lunge whenever the vehicle would change gears. the dealer had possession of the vehicle and was in the process of diagnosing the defect. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 88,000. nw
09/30/2011101000
 My vehicle began exhibiting the famous nissan vq35 timing chain noises early on, mostly it was just a rattle which i was told was not a big deal. later, at around 100k miles it became a very loud whining noise. i am concerned when driving my car because of the fact that the timing chain is a very important part of the vehicle, if damage occurs to it this could destroy my engine. price quotes for repairing this are as high as $2500! the parts have been updated which proves nissan knows of this issue and has had a plan of some sort to fix it for those that exhibit the problem. it's just too expensive to get done! nissan should cover the bill for this!
09/30/2011101000
 My vehicle began exhibiting the famous nissan vq35 timing chain noises early on, mostly it was just a rattle which i was told was not a big deal. later, at around 100k miles it became a very loud whining noise. i am concerned when driving my car because of the fact that the timing chain is a very important part of the vehicle, if damage occurs to it this could destroy my engine. price quotes for repairing this are as high as $2500! the parts have been updated which proves nissan knows of this issue and has had a plan of some sort to fix it for those that exhibit the problem. it's just too expensive to get done! nissan should cover the bill for this!
09/30/2011101000
 My vehicle began exhibiting the famous nissan vq35 timing chain noises early on, mostly it was just a rattle which i was told was not a big deal. later, at around 100k miles it became a very loud whining noise. i am concerned when driving my car because of the fact that the timing chain is a very important part of the vehicle, if damage occurs to it this could destroy my engine. price quotes for repairing this are as high as $2500! the parts have been updated which proves nissan knows of this issue and has had a plan of some sort to fix it for those that exhibit the problem. it's just too expensive to get done! nissan should cover the bill for this!
05/01/200610000
 When the weather gets hot, my clutch medal becomes very lose (or perhaps loses the hydraulic pressure?) and drops, such that i can only change gears with the last inch or so of the pedal. sometimes it gets so bad that the pedal drops all of the way to the floor and the clutch cannot be used to change gears. this often happens in stop and go traffic on hot days and is very dangerous, as it seems to happen spontaneously. it has happened every summer that i have owned the car, but have never been able to replicate it for a mechanic or the dealership and was thus not able to get it fixed while it was still under warranty.
05/01/200610000
 When the weather gets hot, my clutch medal becomes very lose (or perhaps loses the hydraulic pressure?) and drops, such that i can only change gears with the last inch or so of the pedal. sometimes it gets so bad that the pedal drops all of the way to the floor and the clutch cannot be used to change gears. this often happens in stop and go traffic on hot days and is very dangerous, as it seems to happen spontaneously. it has happened every summer that i have owned the car, but have never been able to replicate it for a mechanic or the dealership and was thus not able to get it fixed while it was still under warranty.
05/01/200610000
 When the weather gets hot, my clutch medal becomes very lose (or perhaps loses the hydraulic pressure?) and drops, such that i can only change gears with the last inch or so of the pedal. sometimes it gets so bad that the pedal drops all of the way to the floor and the clutch cannot be used to change gears. this often happens in stop and go traffic on hot days and is very dangerous, as it seems to happen spontaneously. it has happened every summer that i have owned the car, but have never been able to replicate it for a mechanic or the dealership and was thus not able to get it fixed while it was still under warranty.
05/01/200610000
 When the weather gets hot, my clutch medal becomes very lose (or perhaps loses the hydraulic pressure?) and drops, such that i can only change gears with the last inch or so of the pedal. sometimes it gets so bad that the pedal drops all of the way to the floor and the clutch cannot be used to change gears. this often happens in stop and go traffic on hot days and is very dangerous, as it seems to happen spontaneously. it has happened every summer that i have owned the car, but have never been able to replicate it for a mechanic or the dealership and was thus not able to get it fixed while it was still under warranty.
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
06/20/20067500
 When driving my vehicle the clutch drops down to the floor making it very difficult if possible to put it in a gear. it gets to a point where you can not put the car in 1st gear at all. this problem has been going on since i have owned the car. i have tried to get with nissan to repair the defective vehicle and all they say is that they can not get the problem to repeat for them. it usually corrects itself from around one hour turned off to a few days before the clutch would get back to the normal position. this has put me and my family in a vulnerable situation where i had almost veered off the road and straight into a gas station. this really needs to be addressed by the manufacture and take the responsibility for there defective engineering. its all over the internet where nissan altima owners have the same serious issues with the infamous clutch dropping down to the floor where you can not drive the vehicle at all!
09/04/201074000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated there is a buzzing and rattling noise when the vehicle is started. when the weather is cold the problem last longer when the vehicle is first started. if the vehicle runs for awhile and warms up the noise goes away. the dealer stated the problem is the timing chain tension guide. this is made of plastic and fails in cold weather. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 74000 and current mileage was 80000.rl
09/04/201074000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated there is a buzzing and rattling noise when the vehicle is started. when the weather is cold the problem last longer when the vehicle is first started. if the vehicle runs for awhile and warms up the noise goes away. the dealer stated the problem is the timing chain tension guide. this is made of plastic and fails in cold weather. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 74000 and current mileage was 80000.rl
09/04/201074000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated there is a buzzing and rattling noise when the vehicle is started. when the weather is cold the problem last longer when the vehicle is first started. if the vehicle runs for awhile and warms up the noise goes away. the dealer stated the problem is the timing chain tension guide. this is made of plastic and fails in cold weather. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 74000 and current mileage was 80000.rl
09/04/201074000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated there is a buzzing and rattling noise when the vehicle is started. when the weather is cold the problem last longer when the vehicle is first started. if the vehicle runs for awhile and warms up the noise goes away. the dealer stated the problem is the timing chain tension guide. this is made of plastic and fails in cold weather. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 74000 and current mileage was 80000.rl
08/05/200830000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. while driving between 65-70 mph, the contact attempted to downshift the vehicle upon approaching a toll both. the clutch extended to the floorboard and the gear could not be shifted. the clutch eventually returned to its normal position. the dealer would not assist. the failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 95,000.
08/15/200861000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle shut off entirely. there were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. the contact was able to pull to the side of the road and restart the vehicle. the dealer stated that the crankshaft position sensor failed. the vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number 07v527000 (engine and engine cooling), although the failures were identical. the failure and current mileages were less than 61,000.
11/16/2007306/15/2005
 2005 nissan altima with deceleration problems. consumer states that the vehicle will decelerate from what ever speed to about 20 mph. he states that the dealer keeps saying bring it in while the vehicle is having the problem. *kb the consumer stated the throttle chamber was replaced and the fuel injection serviced, however later in the month, the problem re-surfaced again. the vehicle always seemed to return to normal operation after the vehicle was turned off and turned back on again. the problem happened again on december 7th and 15th. *jb
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07/19/201192000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated that when starting the vehicle and placing it into different gears it would not move. the vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic and they advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was contacted and they were unaware of the failure. the failure and current mileages were approximately 92,000. tb
07/19/201192000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated that when starting the vehicle and placing it into different gears it would not move. the vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic and they advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was contacted and they were unaware of the failure. the failure and current mileages were approximately 92,000. tb
07/19/201192000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated that when starting the vehicle and placing it into different gears it would not move. the vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic and they advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was contacted and they were unaware of the failure. the failure and current mileages were approximately 92,000. tb
07/19/201192000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated that when starting the vehicle and placing it into different gears it would not move. the vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic and they advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was contacted and they were unaware of the failure. the failure and current mileages were approximately 92,000. tb
04/01/200940500
 Many times after owning my 2005 nissan, i started having to crank the engine a couple of times before it would start. this should not happen on a car that was only 4 years old when it first started happening. also the key gets stuck in the ignition which it has been doing for a couple of years. no one knows what it is. i just put it back in drive then park to take the key out.
04/01/200940500
 Many times after owning my 2005 nissan, i started having to crank the engine a couple of times before it would start. this should not happen on a car that was only 4 years old when it first started happening. also the key gets stuck in the ignition which it has been doing for a couple of years. no one knows what it is. i just put it back in drive then park to take the key out.
04/01/200940500
 Many times after owning my 2005 nissan, i started having to crank the engine a couple of times before it would start. this should not happen on a car that was only 4 years old when it first started happening. also the key gets stuck in the ignition which it has been doing for a couple of years. no one knows what it is. i just put it back in drive then park to take the key out.
04/01/200940500
 Many times after owning my 2005 nissan, i started having to crank the engine a couple of times before it would start. this should not happen on a car that was only 4 years old when it first started happening. also the key gets stuck in the ignition which it has been doing for a couple of years. no one knows what it is. i just put it back in drive then park to take the key out.
08/31/201078732
 I was driving north on the muskogee turn pike around mile marker 9 when i heard a noise. i felt shuttering and looked in the rear view mirrow and saw a large piece of tire flying through the air. i immediately pulled over and changed the tire. all of the tread was missing and the tire was still inflated. this caused over $1,800 in damage to my car and cause me to have to buy a new set of tires.
08/31/201078732
 I was driving north on the muskogee turn pike around mile marker 9 when i heard a noise. i felt shuttering and looked in the rear view mirrow and saw a large piece of tire flying through the air. i immediately pulled over and changed the tire. all of the tread was missing and the tire was still inflated. this caused over $1,800 in damage to my car and cause me to have to buy a new set of tires.
08/31/201078732
 I was driving north on the muskogee turn pike around mile marker 9 when i heard a noise. i felt shuttering and looked in the rear view mirrow and saw a large piece of tire flying through the air. i immediately pulled over and changed the tire. all of the tread was missing and the tire was still inflated. this caused over $1,800 in damage to my car and cause me to have to buy a new set of tires.
08/31/201078732
 I was driving north on the muskogee turn pike around mile marker 9 when i heard a noise. i felt shuttering and looked in the rear view mirrow and saw a large piece of tire flying through the air. i immediately pulled over and changed the tire. all of the tread was missing and the tire was still inflated. this caused over $1,800 in damage to my car and cause me to have to buy a new set of tires.
08/31/201078732
 I was driving north on the muskogee turn pike around mile marker 9 when i heard a noise. i felt shuttering and looked in the rear view mirrow and saw a large piece of tire flying through the air. i immediately pulled over and changed the tire. all of the tread was missing and the tire was still inflated. this caused over $1,800 in damage to my car and cause me to have to buy a new set of tires.
06/01/200930000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the driver states there was a recall done on the electronic control module last year at 32,433 miles. the contact states they have never had any problems with the vehicle until after the recall was done. the vehicle will jerk while doing high speeds on the highway and recently while driving at 25mph the vehicle completely shut off on it's own. the driver then waited a minute and started the vehicle again and was able to drive it. the failure mileage on the vehicle was 35,000 and the current mileage is 50,000.
02/17/2010740001
 While driving the vehicle the check engine light came on. shortly after that the car died. i pulled off the side of the road and after several attempts was able to restart the car. the check engine light has come on in the past and after having the computer cleared the problem goes away. this is the first time that car died on me while driving. the problem usually occurs when i shift from park to drive before the rpms drop below 1000. *tr
10/15/2009762501
 I am unable to move the gearshift in my 2005 nissan altima 2.5 l.. according to the nhtsa has issued tsb 04098 in july 2005 on the issue. i ust use a small screwdriver to press the safety switch to move the vehicle. the dealer cost for correction of this problem is $590.00. *tr
07/28/2009290001
 The motorist and lawful owner of nissan altima 2005 (29k miles) was driving on cloudy but dry july 21
02/11/2009767171
 Timing chain on my 2005 nissan altima is making a buzzing/whining noise at the engine area. this whole process started on wednesday, february 11, 2009 when the nissan service department found the issue and stated that it should be fixed to the amount of $1,578.00 (+tax). they even sent a cpia - goodwill recommendation request to which nissan's message back was goodwill is not recommended. at that time i explained to them that it did not make any sense to me why a timing chain that is meant to outlast the life of the engine would need to be replaced when my vehicle only has 76,717 miles on it. i have always ensured it is well maintained at the intervals recommended and i am a very safe and good driver and keep my vehicle in good working condition, it is not neglected in anyway. they suggested that i phone the nissan customer care line to see if there was anything further that could be done. after 6 phone calls with nissan customer care they too decided that they felt it was out of warranty and not their problem. so i went back to the dealership and received a recommendation to speak with the service manager. i sent him a very detailed email requesting assistance, he stated he'd look into my concerns. unfortunately, he too received the same response that nissan feels they are not obligated in anyway to repair the timing chain on my vehicle because it is out of the warranty period. at this time i plan to pursue this further by contacting the better business bureau and lemon law to see if they can assist in anyway. i believe that it is ridiculous for the consumer to pay the cost of replacing a part that should be replaced by the manufacturer since it is obviously a defective part, since it's designed to out live the life of the engine, last i checked 76,000+ miles on a nissan is not the life of the engine. i hope that nissan will finally realize they are responsible and assist in resolving this matter for me. *tr
09/09/20073000020008/22/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. while driving 55 mph, the transmission would skip without warning. as of march 25, 2008, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. the failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 37790.
05/22/200644631707/03/2004
 Car would stall at low speeds or when stopped. i took the car to the dealership, they explained to me that my crankshaft position sensor was failing and that they would replace it for approximately $600. i then took the car to a private mechanic who replaced the sensor for $222.91. car purchased in 2004. additional work required: engine replacement, wheel bearings replacement, transmission replacement, and interior panels replacement. i found information of this campaign (07v527000) through www.nhtsa.gov and i've contacted nissan. nissan claimed that there was no such campaign and they could not help me. the campaign that they show for the crankshaft position sensor is for the 2002-3 altima models. *tr
11/01/2007680001
 Automatic transmission solenoid malfunctioned. caused the car to make loud thud and bang into gear between 1st and 2nd gear. accident near miss, but no actual wreck. this is a widespread problem as any online forum on the altima reveals... *tr
06/29/200659400103/28/2005
 2005 nissan altima. noticed transmission slipping at 59,000 miles. took to local dealership at that time. they refused to even consider it a warranty issue because the transmission fluid was not changed at 30,000 miles. owners manual has several maintenance schedules. mine falls into the category of substantial hwy. driving and does not require the fluid be changed until 100,000 miles. i continued to pursue the claim even after the 60,000 mile warranty expiration period. i am now told that claim will be denied because a diagnostic test was not done when i took the vehicle in at 59,000 miles. the dealership changed the fluid on my first visit (at my expense) and very bluntly told me that if the problem persisted, i was on my own. they never offered to do a diagnostics test. the dealership finally did a diagnostics test at 67,000 miles and determined that the transmission was bad, but they will not replace under warranty. *jb
05/15/200619500209/15/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while accelerating the transmission hesitates to shift. and when it shifts, it is a rough transition. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who changed the ground wire. this did not correct the problem therefore the dealer determined the transmission needed to be replaced. also, while depressing the brake pedal the brakes squeaked and when driving at 10 mph the brakes made a squeaking noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer on four occasions. the first time dust was blown off the brakes. on the second and third visit the brake pads were replace. the fourth time, the brakes were determined to be 'glazed' and nothing could be done to repair the problem.
01/10/20051
 Purchased a 05 altima in june of 2004. i have had nothing but problems. i took the car in at 19,000 and told them my car shakes and there is a ticking in the front end. sounds like it is coming from the engine. you can feel the shaking in the seats, gear shift and steering wheel. not to mention the shaking continues to knock my windows out of place. the shaking happens when your are sitting at a stop light and while driving. they told me that i would need to replace tires and alignment. i did the alignment. they then said that the ticking was normal and the shaking was normal. so being a young female i was took them for there word. i then was driving about 35 mph and the right front tire blew out. i was able to pull over, no one was hurt. called nissan said tires were not covered under warranty. so i went to an outside tire dealer to have replaced, was told rim was bent. again called nissan was told that was my problem. so i purchased a new set of rims. just started to face the fact that i would have to deal with the shaking and noise. about 2 months ago returned to the dealer because along with the shaking and noise now there is a loud clunking on the right passenger side. was told tires need to be replace, alignment and balance. also get this right front passenger rim bent. again! said it was the roads. took to tire dealer. rim was bent. he did his part, took it back to dealer. they have had my car more times in the last 2 months then i care to remind myself. but has been no fix to any of my issues. at closing of repair ticket was told ticking noise they did not know where it was coming from but they were pretty sure it was not the engine. the shaking was from a broke rack and pinion. so now that i am over my 36,000 mile warranty. i need to pay over 1300.00 to have repaired. i feel like this car is a lemon and i am now stuck. i am very upset with this lack of concern nissan has with my issues. i need help getting my car repaired. *nm
07/26/2005407/26/2005
 Dt: the contact stated the fuel system and cluster module had to be replaced with less than 800 miles on the vehicle. there was a pinging noise coming from under the mid section. the vehicle was taken to the dealership, and they stated this noise was normal. a local mechanic determined it was a broken catalytic converter. based on complaints on a website she felt that a clamp nut may be loose. this has not been addressed by the dealership. after 90 minutes in the vehicle the contact became dizzy by what she felt may be related to the exhaust system. the transmission jerked, and hesitated in low gears. the dealership has not been able to diagnose the problem with the transmission. the front windshield defroster partially defrosts the driver's side, but did not work at on the passenger's side. the vehicle has not been seen by the dealership for the defroster. *ak
06/11/20054200203/05/2005
 Dt: had the vehicle 3 months and transmission replaced. noticed when driving the vehicle it accelerated, then when letting off the accelerator was pulling back like a rubber band effect. currently, that the transmission been replaced when making a right turn it makes a clanking noise . also, can feel every bump in the road.*ak
04/10/20052500602/19/2005
 When accelerating, the car attempts to change gears and hesitates before changing into the next gear. when hesitating, the car loses acceleration and sometimes when it does change into the next gear, there is a loud clunk noise. it only happens occasionally. the dealership has already replaced the transmission solenoid pack but that has not fixed the problem.*ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - LEVER AND LINKAGE - FLOOR SHIFT
07/15/2005400
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated while driving at approximate speeds of at least 40 mph, the gear shift selector would not lock in place. the gear shift selector was able to be moved from the desired gear selection with minimal force. the vehicle had been taken to the dealer several times however, the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure mileage was 400 and the current mileage was 9,200. the vin was not available.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - TORQUE CONVERTER
07/09/2004105/09/2004
 When applying vehicle brakes in a panic the torque converter locked up and caused the vehicle to lose power. *mr the consumer was unaware that this was a characteristic of the vehicle. *nm
07/09/20044000105/12/2004
 While driving on the highway at 70 mph consumer slammed on the brake pedal in a panic situation and brakes locked up, causing the vehicle to skid. vehicle skidded 15 feet before coming to a complete stop. dealership indicated that tires had flat spots because of this incident. also, the torque converter was locked up. this failure was likely to recur if the brake pedal was depressed in a panic situation at speeds of 35 mph or faster.*ak when applying vehicle brakes in a panic the torque converter locked up and caused the vehicle to lose power. the consumer was unaware that this was a characteristic of the vehicle. *nm
POWER TRAIN - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
10/27/2007589002002/24/2005
 Buy 2005 nissan altima ser 02/05, at 4,000 miles the clutch pedal begins to continuously fall to floor, requiring operator to lift with foot, take to dealership they are unable to duplicate, this goes on for months. then driving home from work one morning it sticks to floor and does not recover. limp to dealership. dealer replaces clutch pedal and spring to correct, shortly after fails again, dealer replaces slave cylinder, fails again dealer replaces pressure plate and clutch throw out bearing, fails again, dealer replaces master cylinder for clutch, by this time car has 38,700 miles on it. seems to work fine for about 12 months 20k and down shifting on and expressway exit ramp clutch pedal sticks to floor and clutch explodes. currently waiting to see if nissan is going to fix or i am going to have to pay. so far i have been lucky with the clutch failures and no one has been injured as a result. *tr
02/17/20071
 The clutch stays depressed to the floor and does not allow you to shift. *jb
08/06/2005130607/27/2005
 Sudden failure of clutch to go back up to normal position (remained depressed and failed to shift to another gear) while driving nissan altima se-r at freeway less than 2 weeks after purchase. unable to drive car safely, it forced me to stop on side of road. drove it to the nearest nissan dealer in santa monica, ca but cannot duplicate the problem. reassured that it is okay and drove car back and forth to work until clutch got burnt and we were charged of approx $1500.00 for the repair. we were back and forth to the nissan dealer since then for creaky noises when stepping clutch and shifting, difficulty to shift especially in the first run in the morning, and clutch continued failure to return to normal position when depressed. took the car to the dealers many times now for these problems more than normal maintenance for a car of less than 2 years. please advise. can't afford to drive an unsafe and unreliable car nowadays for considerable amount of money we paid. nt. *nm
08/24/20065012/30/2004
 I recently had an incident where my clutch lost pressure while driving on i-95 and was unable to get the car into gear. this almost caused me to get rear ended going 80 mph. i complained to the dealer several times but each time they tell me they cannot duplicate the problem. the clutch loses pressure only after driving during hot extended periods. i am very concerned for my families safety in this vehicle and cannot get the dealer to correct the problem. i have also uncovered many other altima users who are having the problem with their clutch that i am having on a nissan altima forum. please help!!!! *jb
POWER TRAIN - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY - PEDAL/LINKAGE
07/06/200724000112/21/2006
 On random occasions, the clutch pedal looses pressure. it engages and disengages very close to floor. pressing the clutch pedal is very soft until it is almost completely depressed. the situation is random and typically last 5 to 10 minutes and then corrects itself. i have taken the car to the nissan dealer to have it inspected, but it was not acting faulty at the time and they claimed there was no problem, no tsb or recalls. i have called to notify them again that it still occurs and they suggest that i bring it in when it happens, but since it comes and goes, this is not practical. it does seem to be related to when the car is hot from either city traffic or idling for an extended period of time. there are several threads on this topic at www.nissanclub.com for the altima, with many owners experiencing the same problem and the same results from the dealer. some have found resolution be replacing the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder. *tr
10/27/2007589002002/24/2005
 Buy 2005 nissan altima ser 02/05, at 4,000 miles the clutch pedal begins to continuously fall to floor, requiring operator to lift with foot, take to dealership they are unable to duplicate, this goes on for months. then driving home from work one morning it sticks to floor and does not recover. limp to dealership. dealer replaces clutch pedal and spring to correct, shortly after fails again, dealer replaces slave cylinder, fails again dealer replaces pressure plate and clutch throw out bearing, fails again, dealer replaces master cylinder for clutch, by this time car has 38,700 miles on it. seems to work fine for about 12 months 20k and down shifting on and expressway exit ramp clutch pedal sticks to floor and clutch explodes. currently waiting to see if nissan is going to fix or i am going to have to pay. so far i have been lucky with the clutch failures and no one has been injured as a result. *tr
08/10/2007450003005/15/2005
 I have a 2005 altima and after driving for awhile or when it is hot outside the clutch pedal goes to the floor. when i took the car into redlands nissan they replaced the throw out bearing but, the car still does the same thing. when i traffic the car will not shift - it is extremely scary!! but, the dealer says that i have to pay to replace the unit. why that part should last a long time? there must be a defect and i want it changed by nissan. the car is awesome but this is just plain stupid and very dangerous! help!!! *tr
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
09/09/2009350001
 Dear sir, i purchased a 2005 nissan altima ser with a 6 spd. manual transmission approximately 14 months ago used with 33,000 mile and factory drivetrain warranty until 60,000 miles. my car currently has 59,000 miles. about two weeks ago, i brought my car to ira nissan in woburn ma for a re-occurring clutch issue ; clutch pedal sinks to the floor making the car undrivable and grinding in the transmission shifting into third gear. under warranty, nissan replaced the transmission and clutch assembly. last monday, a week after getting my car back, the clutch is once again sinking to the floor just as before, and the nissan dealer is saying because the can't replicate the problem, there is nothing more they can do, leaving me with a car that is unreliable and unsafe.the clutch fails intermittently and usually returns within an hour or so, making the car difficult at best to drive in traffic and making it hard to replicate on cue. the clutch appears to fail after an hour or so of driving or after it gets warm, with no warning. the dealer drove it for 7 mile and says it can't duplicate the issue.. nissan customer service says they know nothing of the issue even though the internet lists over 60 incidents of clutch pedal sinks to floor on 02-06 nissans with standard transmission, especially 05-06 nissan sers.- but they have never heard of it? my case number with nissan is 6600267. i use my car primarily for commuting gloucester to woburn and back and i typically don't have an issue, but it has happened 6 or seven time now and i know for a fact this wasn't mentioned in the sales brochure for this model nissan. this is problemdangerous, as you can imagine being stuck in traffic and not being able to move. and not knowing when you can rely on your car, and when you can't? please assist me in making nissan do the right thing and simply fix the car- they replaced the transmission, replaced the clutch and a week later, still under factory warranty won' t do it right. *tr
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
10/10/201088000
 Clutch pedal loses pressures and stays down.
10/10/201088000
 Clutch pedal loses pressures and stays down.
10/10/201088000
 Clutch pedal loses pressures and stays down.
10/10/201088000
 Clutch pedal loses pressures and stays down.
09/11/2010127563
 2005 nissan altima se-r man transmission. the clutch pedal sticks to the floor. this has happened twice in a one year period. i had the clutch replaced once and the slave cylinder once. the pedal is starting to stick again. it happens when your driving. i drove to a movie, went to leave and the pedal stuck to the floor. when the pedal sticks it will not come out or go into gear. i had to pull over, slam it in neutral and ended up driving home in fourth gear. i have been on several nissan forum sites and there are a lot of se-r owners having the same issue.
09/11/2010127563
 2005 nissan altima se-r man transmission. the clutch pedal sticks to the floor. this has happened twice in a one year period. i had the clutch replaced once and the slave cylinder once. the pedal is starting to stick again. it happens when your driving. i drove to a movie, went to leave and the pedal stuck to the floor. when the pedal sticks it will not come out or go into gear. i had to pull over, slam it in neutral and ended up driving home in fourth gear. i have been on several nissan forum sites and there are a lot of se-r owners having the same issue.
09/11/2010127563
 2005 nissan altima se-r man transmission. the clutch pedal sticks to the floor. this has happened twice in a one year period. i had the clutch replaced once and the slave cylinder once. the pedal is starting to stick again. it happens when your driving. i drove to a movie, went to leave and the pedal stuck to the floor. when the pedal sticks it will not come out or go into gear. i had to pull over, slam it in neutral and ended up driving home in fourth gear. i have been on several nissan forum sites and there are a lot of se-r owners having the same issue.
09/11/2010127563
 2005 nissan altima se-r man transmission. the clutch pedal sticks to the floor. this has happened twice in a one year period. i had the clutch replaced once and the slave cylinder once. the pedal is starting to stick again. it happens when your driving. i drove to a movie, went to leave and the pedal stuck to the floor. when the pedal sticks it will not come out or go into gear. i had to pull over, slam it in neutral and ended up driving home in fourth gear. i have been on several nissan forum sites and there are a lot of se-r owners having the same issue.
09/11/2010127563
 2005 nissan altima se-r man transmission. the clutch pedal sticks to the floor. this has happened twice in a one year period. i had the clutch replaced once and the slave cylinder once. the pedal is starting to stick again. it happens when your driving. i drove to a movie, went to leave and the pedal stuck to the floor. when the pedal sticks it will not come out or go into gear. i had to pull over, slam it in neutral and ended up driving home in fourth gear. i have been on several nissan forum sites and there are a lot of se-r owners having the same issue.
08/29/201040000
 The clutch in my 2005 nissan altima sticks to the floor; no pressure what so ever. this has happened at least 3 times before. this time it happened on a bridge in a one way stand alone lane. it had lost more than 50 percent of its pressure. good thing i was wearing sandals. was able to lift the clutch with my toes and make it off the bridge. once i got off, the clutch was not responsive what so ever. i pulled over and parked with the car off for 20 mins. clutch started to work again
08/29/201040000
 The clutch in my 2005 nissan altima sticks to the floor; no pressure what so ever. this has happened at least 3 times before. this time it happened on a bridge in a one way stand alone lane. it had lost more than 50 percent of its pressure. good thing i was wearing sandals. was able to lift the clutch with my toes and make it off the bridge. once i got off, the clutch was not responsive what so ever. i pulled over and parked with the car off for 20 mins. clutch started to work again
08/29/201040000
 The clutch in my 2005 nissan altima sticks to the floor; no pressure what so ever. this has happened at least 3 times before. this time it happened on a bridge in a one way stand alone lane. it had lost more than 50 percent of its pressure. good thing i was wearing sandals. was able to lift the clutch with my toes and make it off the bridge. once i got off, the clutch was not responsive what so ever. i pulled over and parked with the car off for 20 mins. clutch started to work again
08/29/201040000
 The clutch in my 2005 nissan altima sticks to the floor; no pressure what so ever. this has happened at least 3 times before. this time it happened on a bridge in a one way stand alone lane. it had lost more than 50 percent of its pressure. good thing i was wearing sandals. was able to lift the clutch with my toes and make it off the bridge. once i got off, the clutch was not responsive what so ever. i pulled over and parked with the car off for 20 mins. clutch started to work again
06/19/201015000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. whenever the contact drives the vehicle on a hot day he noticed that the clutch pedal will stick to the floor of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the failure could not be reproduced. one year prior the contact experienced the same failure, however the vehicle had corrected itself before being diagnosed. the failure mileage was 15000 and the current mileage was 25000. bml
06/14/2010116000
 Before i replaced my 2005 nissan altima 3.5 se's engine, transmission, injectors, mass airflow sensor, throttle body, and clutch, i was having issues with the clutch losing pressure. after taking the car to nissan i was told i needed a new clutch. i had it replaced along with everything else shortly after with other major engine repairs due to a blown motor at 100,000 miles. now my car is back in the shop and after two months with the same issue among other electrical problems. i lost pressure again yesterday and dropped my car off this morning. they want $370.00 to replace the clutch slave cylinder. after reading all of the complaints, i feel that they are dead on track with this being a safety issue. this isn't the first time its happened to me either. why hasn't this issue been resolved by nissan, obviously this is a trend. do i have to get in an accident with my kids in the car before something is done about this? maybe it will be your family we crash into?!! california lemon law needs to change because apparently very little is being done with recalling defective automotive parts. 3 time iraq war veteran! -usmc
06/16/200945000
 1. nissan altima s 2005 manual. was driving in a heavy traffic for about 30 min with a/c working. clutch pedal became very light and then stuck to the floor. the car was left on a gear. hardly avoided accident by braking with working engine and then shutting down with key. 2. it occurs again when the car was left in hot sun after driving in a traffic. 3. did not do anything yet. but will go to mechanic if it occurs again.
09/11/200842000
 I own a nissan altima se-r, i purchased the car pre-owned with 42k miles on it. after having the car for just a month the clutch will sink to the floor and i will not be able to shift the car into any gears. this has been an on going problem since i've owned the car and its going to be 2 years of owning the car this summer. many of the times the clutch has lost pressure going over bridges and stopping to pay tolls and during traffic. how can i operate my vehicle correctly if the clutch keeps loosing pressure because the master and slave cylinder looses pressure. how safe is that for not only myself but other motor vehicle operators on the road.
03/13/2005160
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. the contact stated that the gears were grinding and the clutch pedal fell down which made it impossible to shift gears. he had to drive onto the emergency lane or apply extreme pressure to the brake pedal until it began to function normally while driving approximately 25 mph. the failure occurred more frequent during the summer. the engines oil pressure decreased to 10 psi. he took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that the required oil pressure was 14 psi. the dealer also stated that they could not offer any assistance after they replaced the oil pressure sensor. the dealer replaced the master cylinder clutch in 2008 but the failure continued to occur. the vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. he had not called the manufacturer to-date. the current mileage was approximately 36,200. the failure mileage was approximately 160.
08/08/2008750001
 When car is cold, clutch has trouble, this has been since the day i got it at 45,000 miles. the clutch has always had to go the floor to engage and i was recently told by a mechanic friend of mine that is dangerous. *tr
04/01/200530001
 The clutch will lose pressure leading to the inability to shift. once this starts to happen, it will happen randomly until the car sits for several hours. this causes unsafe situations at intersections and on the highways during traffic. i have experienced this since i bought the car and experience the problem most often during hot days with lots of stop & go driving. over time/mileage, the condition becomes more common. the dealer eventually replaced the master cylinder to correct the problem. it fixed it for awhile then it started happening again. until the condition was happening enough for the dealer to detect the problem, they would not do anything. they eventually decided to replace the master & slave cylinder again. *tr
07/13/2007320001
 I had the clutch drop to the floor, get spongy and really low when i'm driving. it happened several times, each time costing me money to sit up in a hotel or miss work many states away. every single time i take it to the dealer they tell me there is nothing wrong with it. *tr
05/08/20093000001
 I own a 2005 nissan altima ser with a known clutch pedal issue, it was fixed under warranty 2 times and the 3rd time they refused because i was a few miles past the 35k mile warranty even though the repaid was within the 12k miles that it is warrantied for, i had to go elsewhere to fix it because i need my car. i thas happened 2 times since than where i have to keep purchasing pedals because the welds on the pedal do not hold, it is a safety hazard because i will lost my clutch and cant' shift fears in the middle of intersections. this pedal has been replaced 5times and now needs to be replaced for the 6th times and it has damaged my clutch, my mechanic said do to the stress from the bad pedal the forced shift on my clutch have cause it to slip and now i need to purchase and have installed a brand new clutch that nissan will not warranty either. this is a known issue with the 2005 and 2006 ser models and nissan will not do a recall or fix the problems that come with it. my mechanic has told me that it is bad engineering and the issue will continue to happen so i have a spare pedal with him at all times. *tr
02/18/2006150001
 The clutch pedal will sink to the floor during driving. sometimes the clutch pedal will sink so low that it lays on the floor. when this happens i am unable to switch gears at all. i will have to pull the car to the side of the road and wait for about 10-15 minutes. the problem occurs at random times and doesn't seem to be associated with any particular event during driving. it occurs during different times of day, different weather types and at different traveling speeds. the issue has been ongoing for about 3-4 years on my car. it was first reported to the dealership while the car was still under full warranty with about 15,000 miles on the car. the dealership claims they have been unable to re-create the problem and have not replaced any parts. the last visit i took it in the technician topped off the clutch fluid, but this did nothing to resolve the problem. i have spoken to other nissan altima owners with manual transmissions and many are experiencing the same problem with no resolution. *tr
09/09/2009350001
 Dear sir, i purchased a 2005 nissan altima ser with a 6 spd. manual transmission approximately 14 months ago used with 33,000 mile and factory drivetrain warranty until 60,000 miles. my car currently has 59,000 miles. about two weeks ago, i brought my car to ira nissan in woburn ma for a re-occurring clutch issue ; clutch pedal sinks to the floor making the car undrivable and grinding in the transmission shifting into third gear. under warranty, nissan replaced the transmission and clutch assembly. last monday, a week after getting my car back, the clutch is once again sinking to the floor just as before, and the nissan dealer is saying because the can't replicate the problem, there is nothing more they can do, leaving me with a car that is unreliable and unsafe.the clutch fails intermittently and usually returns within an hour or so, making the car difficult at best to drive in traffic and making it hard to replicate on cue. the clutch appears to fail after an hour or so of driving or after it gets warm, with no warning. the dealer drove it for 7 mile and says it can't duplicate the issue.. nissan customer service says they know nothing of the issue even though the internet lists over 60 incidents of clutch pedal sinks to floor on 02-06 nissans with standard transmission, especially 05-06 nissan sers.- but they have never heard of it? my case number with nissan is 6600267. i use my car primarily for commuting gloucester to woburn and back and i typically don't have an issue, but it has happened 6 or seven time now and i know for a fact this wasn't mentioned in the sales brochure for this model nissan. this is problemdangerous, as you can imagine being stuck in traffic and not being able to move. and not knowing when you can rely on your car, and when you can't? please assist me in making nissan do the right thing and simply fix the car- they replaced the transmission, replaced the clutch and a week later, still under factory warranty won' t do it right. *tr
07/15/2009550001
 Nissan altima 2005 3.5 v6 clutch pedal that sinks to the floor while being driven. *tr
03/15/20091
 Clutch pedal will fall to the floor, resulting in an inability to shift gears. extremely dangerous considering that i was in the passing lane when it happened and had cars behind me. *tr
08/27/2009361001
 Car: 2005 nissan altima se-r 6 speed manual transmission 3.5l v6. problem: clutch pedal fell to floor during normal use. this is the second time that this has happened to me. i had the first incident investigated by the dealership with no results. i have reported that incident to nhtsa separately. i had been using my car for a 1500 mile family trip. i was nearly halfway through my 12 hour one day return trip. i got hung up in stopped traffic in ny for about one hour fifteen minutes. we pulled off the highway to a rest stop and had dinner for about 30 minutes. i returned to the car, spent another five minutes in traffic and was moving along at highway speeds again. the car was loaded with 2 adults and 3 children and about 125 pounds of vacation stuff. upon approaching a toll booth on the ny expressway i depressed the clutch to begin downshifting and decelerating from roughly 60 mph. the clutch pedal fell to the floor. since this had happened before i was not caught completely by surprise. i put the transmission in neutral and began pumping the clutch as the car coasted in towards the toll booth. i was able to pump the clutch because it did have some small degree of return, but it did not reach the height of the typical pickup point which i estimate to be 6-8 inches off the floorboard. pumping the pedal had no effect. i placed my foot under the pedal and lifted it all the way up. pressing again had the same result. very little friction. on the other side of the toll was dead stopped traffic. there was enough friction in the pedal to engage the clutch plates and to shift between gears. the traffic speed increased and after a few hundred yards the clutch recuperated on its own. i always double declutch and have never had to replace clutch plates in my cars. see this link for many similar consumer stories:http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/2005-2006-nissan-altima-se-r-discussion/229124-class-action-lawsuit-clutch-problem.htm. *tr
04/24/2009329601
 Car: 2005 nissan altima se-r w/ 6 speed manual transmission and 3.5l v6. the problem is that my clutch pedal bottoms out to the floor board. this has been reported over and over in the nissan forum. unfortunately, only a few people have reported to nhtsa. i used my car on a sunday morning for a short run to the grocery store (approximately 8 miles round trip). i left the car in the direct sunlight on my blacktop driveway all day (about 85 degree f). in the late afternoon i started my car to put it in the garage. before i turned the ignition i depressed the clutch and immediately noticed that there was no pickup point. the pedal was easily depressed to the floorboard and the typical resistance in the pedal throw was nonexistent. the car was already in gear and when i let the clutch out there was barely enough resistance to engage the clutch plates and pull the car into the garage. the pickup point was just a couple of inches off the floorboard, whereas the usual pickup point is anywhere from 6-8 inches. i left the car in the garage and made an appointment on monday. when i started my car on tuesday to bring it in to the dealership, there was no issue at all. i paid my $46.50 to get this on record with the dealer. they of course could not reproduce the error (as with nearly every other person that has had this problem) and saw no clear defects under the hood. i have the complete paperwork from the dealership if the nhtsa odi investigator would like to contact me for additional information. for a history of the many incidents please see this page: http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/2005-2006-nissan-altima-se-r-discussion/229124-class-action-lawsuit-clutch-problem.html. *tr
05/07/20071
 My clutch pedal gets stuck to the floor at times. *tr
09/09/200845000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 nissan altima. while driving approximately 5 mph, the clutch pedal extended to the floor when it was depressed. suddenly, the transmission brake engaged and caused the engine to stall. the vehicle was able to be restarted. the contact experienced difficulty shifting gears and heard a grinding noise. the failures occurred on five separate occasions. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 50,000.
06/21/2008100001
 On occasion, my car clutch sinks to the ground and loses all pressure. the car would be out of commission until the pressure comes back in about a 1/2 hr. nissan has constantly said that they have never heard of such problems and always check my car when the problem is not there. this can be very hazardous in heavy traffic. *tr
09/08/200752724411/29/2006
 Transmission failure. *tr
04/01/200745000511/01/2004
 I own a 2005 nissan se-r. on several occasions over the past 3 years i have owned the car, the clutch failed. as many others have stated,this was impossible to replicate , but a very serious and unsafe issue. we were getting no relief from our dealerships and the manufacturers. the clutch will sink to the floor and i was unable to engage into any gear except neutral. tried to bring the car in, but the closest i got was a street away when the clutch engaged again. i knew if they can't duplicate it there was nothing they could do. at least when it was under warrantly. that was what i was told for the 3 years i had the car. i live in atlanta and travel on the major highways, trying to get over 5 lanes of traffic in neutral was very unsafe. i guess it was a good thing i have about 6 airbags in the car so when someone plowed into me, i won't die and maybe no one else will either. this was a real issue that many people stated on nissan forums as well. attention needed to be drawn to this issue. *ak
10/20/2006109/30/2006
 My clutch in my 2005 altima se-r has sank to the floor causing me to pump the clutch while driving. i believe this is unsafe for any driver. this not only causes a wreck by not engaging in gear, it also put others in danger if my car goes out. *nm
03/04/20061103/04/2006
 Noises from clutch, noises from transmission. since day 1. rough engagement of 2nd gear. clutch makes many creaking noises, transmission whines in every gear. 2nd gear and 3rd gear grind occasionally, and 2nd gear has a very rough engagement at times. nothing has been done to remedy the problem yet. *jb
09/11/2004800003/27/2004
 Drove to the mall and drove to target. came back to drive the car and put the car into reverse. the stick was stiff and it was a little difficult to put into reverse. i then put the car into first gear which again it was a little difficult. when i stopped to enter into traffic and proceeded, the stick popped out of gear and i couldn't get the car into gear and an oncoming car almost hit me. i finally got it to go into reverse and luckily no one was behind me. after trying to move the stick around into all the gears, second gear and reverse were the only functionally gears i had. i drove the car in second gear to the dealer where i purchased the car. it was just around the corner from target.
09/14/2004
 While drive at 25 mph, consumer heard a pop noise and vehicle didn't shift from the first gear to the second gear. vehicle was towed to the dealership, mechanic indicated the cable broke. consumer indicated don't know which cable was broke and she will provide further information.