I used to brag how wonderful my 2003 Nissan Altima was in the last two weeks. My car has been in the garage 4 and a half days. My entire brake line had to be replaced and my crankshaft had to be replaced. This never happened to my GMC cars that I had for over 10 years for each one! The final straw is I limped back to the garage today and was told that it was most likely my transmission!
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA -- My daughter owns a 2003 Nissan Altima. 2 days ago, her service engine light came on so she took the car in to the dealership to have it looked at. Last year on August 12th, they replaced the throttle chamber. At that time, it was covered under the car's warranty. Now they are telling her this same part needs to be replaced again and since it is 18 days past the 1-year warranty, they will not cover it.
I have driven and owned cars for the past 35 years and have never even heard of this part, let alone have two go bad in just about a year's time. Has anyone else had this problem with their car, particularly their Nissan Altima?
FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA -- I bought the Altima in March 04. We had some hiccups in the financing process and they took care of it. I noticed the FM radio portion of the stereo sounds horrible compared to the CD portion. I tried a number of different CDs, stations and sound settings (bass, treble, etc.), had the speed compensated, volume disabled. FM still sounded about 75% quieter and very mushy like a pillow is on the speakers.
When I bought the car, I knew it wasn't the Bose. I've taken it in a number of times and they replaced the stereo and it did the same. Both dealers I went to AND Nissan confirmed that this is the way the radio is and therefore it is not a defect and they will not do anything to satisfy me.
The dealer I bought it from offered to let me get an aftermarket stereo installed at a place called Dealer Works (company that exclusively works with dealers for stereos, sunroofs, spoilers, etc..) at their cost. I have not filled out the "SURVEY" that is like gold to them. I feel justified in filling it out completely honestly. What can someone in my position hope to do to get satisfaction for a $20k+ purchase?