It's like everyone else; the clutch gets real floppy and looses pressure until it sinks to the floor and wont return. Since that November date and having reported this problem to the Nissan dealership on January 5, 2009, I have experienced on the highway and city streets with passengers, the manual transmission would not upshift, would not downshift, nor release from the position it was in. Warranty comes later and after. The optional leather front bucket seats are comfortable and driver visibility is good. On two occasions, while the vehicle was idling, the engine shut off. That brings me to today. After reading all of the complaints, I feel that they are dead on track with this being a safety issue.
Thus, operating this vehicle could cause accidental injury or even death. They just throw a refurbished trans that has the same problem the original did. The dealer replaced the master cylinder in the past to repair but the same situation has arisen. Vehicle exhibited noise and transmission slipping under acceleration. Wait until you get to around 4500 miles or when you are sure that the production of break-in wear metals is finished.
The trip reported in April was followed by a trip two days later, in which they had the car for 5 business days to replace the transmission. 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. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2007 Nissan Altima. At highway speeds, the Nissan Altima is a quiet cruiser on asphalt, but concrete stirs up some tire noise. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level.
This has happened at least 3 times before. The transmission failed at 136,000 miles. I don't have money to purchase a new one at this time, but wish someone can tell me what is going on. All Nissan Altimas have standard side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and for the front seats. Gas is high and oil is getting higher; I have to keep at least 2-3 quarts in my trunk. Watch out not to let go and lose the plug!! They should have told us about this extended warranty earlier that way I would have known to look out for this issue. This transmission only lasted 18k.
I almost hit the guy in front of me. Did this a couple times and then the car just stopped accelerating all together and the fastest I could go was 20mph and the check engine light came on. Hope you like the tutorial! As time went on when I would step on the accelerator and the engine would rev up but the car would not accelerate. However, I just had my spark plugs changed and now the car won't start. I was unable to drive my car. Shutting off the car and turning back on would help solve this for a little while longer. When adding transmission fluid to your Altima, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
It seems to provide the best shifts out of all other fluids I've tried. I was told to contact Nissan. If the transmission fluid level on your Altima is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. While driving on the interstate if I go over 70mph the check engine light starts blinking. Take your ratchet with the 10mm socket, and then put your hand down there to unsrew the bolt. Ending up calling a tow truck.
Anyone got any thoughts on what I should do. This is bogus and Nissan needs to own up to their responsibility of fixing these cars before someone dies. How can I operate my vehicle correctly if the clutch keeps loosing pressure because the master and slave cylinder looses pressure. After a few seconds, the car would finally accelerate. I asked for, and they gave me, a premium 100,000 mile extended warranty at no cost for my trouble. Please have yours checked as soon as you see signs of the problem. On three occasions, when driving between 1-20 mph, the engine would shut off.
I called the dealer ship and have filed two complaints with the manufacturer and get the same treatment. Dealer found faulty clutch assembly at the firewall, and was repaired under warranty. Ending up trading in the car and buying a more reliable Honda instead. The current mileage was 28,650 and failure mileage was 9,286. Stranded in traffic unable to get to the side of the road. Put a bucket or something right underneath the drain plug and start unscrewing! On one occasion, she had to call roadside assistance for a jump start. I would start the car and it would run rough, sputtering, and engine sounds had changed.
The engine in your 2007 Nissan Altima should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. I have brought the car to the dealership several times and they say they have replaced the cylinder, but the problem persists. I think that Nissan needs to go over the engine, electronic, and etc. Replaced driveshaft, transmission seal, accessory belt. She had to manually work the clutch back to its normal position. I took it a Nissan dealership and they informed me the transmission was failing.
The service manager lied to my face about it. This car is burning oil like crazy. After trying to move the stick around into all the gears, second gear and reverse were the only functionally gears I had. I have been working with Brian and Stephanie and they are absolutely wonderful! They also say that they have never heard of this before, and nobody has ever complained about it to them - apparently they are lying. I had to pay for the tow. In everyday driving, the 3. They're so helpful, they really take the time to listen and make sure they meet all your needs! This will be the third transmission in the car in under 5k miles.