2000 NISSAN ALTIMA VIN: 1N4DL01AXYC228684

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 1N4DL01AXYC228684 Decoding Nissan Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

NISSAN

Manufacturer Name

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Model

Altima

Model Year

2000

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

USA Plant

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Model

KA24

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

3-Point manual belts

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2000 NISSAN ALTIMA Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2000 NISSAN ALTIMA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1N4DL01AXYC228684

Components: VISIBILITY

October 23, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10066432
Consumer Location: CHAMBLEE, GA
VIN: 1N4DL01AXYC****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER'S POWER WINDOW SWITCH FAILED. I HAVE SPOKEN TO AT LEAST 3 DOZEN OTHER NISSAN ALTIMA OWNERS WHO HAVE ALL REPORTED THIS EXACT SAME PROBLEM (I POSTED A MESSAGE TO AN INTERNET MESSAGE BOARD).*AK

Components: AIR BAGS

September 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10903163
Consumer Location: DESTREHAN, LA
VIN: 1N4DN01D4YC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, BOTH THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIR BAGS DEPLOYED, WITHOUT WARNING OR IMPACT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG STRUCK HER IN THE FACE. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO A CURB AND DESTROYED THE TRANSMISSION AND THE PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG INDICATOR FLICKERED ON AND OFF PRIOR TO THE FAILURE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE CONTACT DROVE THE VEHICLE TO HER HOME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INVALID. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 200,000.

Components: STEERING

May 06, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10864430
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: 1N4AL21E69N****

Summary of Complaint

I PARKED MY CAR AT MY HOME ON 5/6/16. ON 5/7/16 I GOT IN MY CAR TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING AND IT WOULD NOT START. I GOT A JUMP START, REPLACED TO FOB BATTERY, REPLACE THE CAR BATTERY, HAD A LOCKSMITH TO TEST THE FOB. TO NO AVAIL, SO I RESEARCH MY VEHICLE AND FOUND THAT THIS WAS A RECALL, BUT SINCE HAS EXPIRED. I PURCHASE MY CAR 9/2013. AS I WAS RESEARCHING A NOTICE THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE REACHER 84,000 THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKS. I HAD MY CAR TOLD TO A NISSAN DEALER AND WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE $1,050. TO REPAIR IT. IT HAPPENS SO OFTEN THAT THEY STOCK THE PART. I HAVE READ 364 COMPLAINTS ASKING FOR NISSAN TO RECALL THIS PROBLEM. IT IS NOT FAIR TO US AS CONSUMER TO HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS BECAUSE THIS IS HAPPENING IN HUNDREDS OF VEHICLE. I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT MY CAR FOR 6 DAYS NOW AND NISSAN CONSUMER AFFAIRS SAID THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO RESEARCH AND WILL NOTIFY ME BY 5/13/16 WHICH WILL BE 8 DAYS. I CAN'T AFFORD A $1,000 TO PAY FOR SOMETHING THAT IS NO MY FAULT. I HAVE OWN A NISSAN MAXIMA AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM, BUT SINCE THIS EVENT. I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER ONE. THIS IS FROM COMPLAINTS.COM WEBSITE: THEIR CARS. READ MORE 8.6 PRETTY BAD TYPICAL REPAIR COST: $935.00 AVERAGE MILEAGE: 84,085 MILES TOTAL COMPLAINTS: 323 COMPLAINTS PLEASE HELP ME IN RESOLVING THIS PROBLEM. THANKS, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 17, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10850558
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CAR CUTS OFF WHILE DRIVING. FUEL PUMP ISSUES

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10819197
Consumer Location: KISSIMMEE, FL
VIN: 1N4DL01DXYC****

Summary of Complaint

GAUGES SHUT OFF, FREEZE, AND ADVANCE WHILE IN MOTION, CONFUSING THE DRIVERS. CAUSING UNKNOWN SPEED, GAS, TEMPERATURE, AND OTHERS METERING. THIS IS HAPPENING SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR. SOMETIME WORK FINE. MOST OF THE TIME GAGES ARE DOWN.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS ENGINE

August 11, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10693746
Consumer Location: PARKER, CO
VIN: UNAVAILABLE****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK. GOT. REARENDED I HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. I WAS STOPPED AT A LIGHT. THE AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY. I SUFFERED A HEAD INJURY. BROKEN SPINE. CAR WAS DESTROYED ONLY THING LEFT WAS WERE I WAS SITTING. AND THE PASSENGER SEAT. NOW NISSAN MURANO 2005 HAS FAULTY AIRBAG TOO. LIGHT ON AND FLASHING. VEHICLE. RENDERED UNSAFE TO OPERATE VEHICLE. NISSAN HAS ONGOING PROBLEMS WITH THEIR AIRBAGS AND WONT HELP CONSUMERS FIX THE PROBLEMS. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

July 23, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10659288
Consumer Location: PRINEVILLE, OR
VIN: 1N4DL01D5YC****

Summary of Complaint

TRAVELING W/ FLOW OF TRAFFIC WHEN TURN HEAD FOR SPLIT SECOND NOT REALIZING THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF ME STALLED, SO SHE HAD NO BRAKE LIGHTS OR FLASHERS, NEVERTHELESS I SLAMMED INTO THE THAT VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME. I HIT WRAPPED MYSELF AROUND THE STEERING WHEEL AND MY HEAD FLEW OVER THE STEERING WHEEL AND BACK UNTO THE SEAT. BUT NEVER DID THE AIRBAG DEPLOY TO HOLD ME IN PLACE. MY INJURIES WHERE SHORTNESS OF BREATH, SINCE MY CHEST AND NECK WERE BRUISED. MY ARMS WERE DIFFICULT TO MOVE. MY HEAD WAS POUNDING ALONG WITH MY JAWS IN PAIN. *TR

Components: ENGINE

March 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10567804
Consumer Location: NEW ALBANY, IN
VIN: 1N4DL01D2YC****

Summary of Complaint

WENT OUT FOR DINNER AND NOTICED NOTHING UNUSUAL. ON THE WAY HOME, "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT CAME ON AND ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH. THEN, 200 YARDS FROM HOME, "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT BEGAN FLASHING AND ENGINE ROUGHNESS INCREASED TO SHAKING. CODES READ: "KNOCK" AND "CYLINDER 4 MISFIRE". IF THIS HAD HAPPENED IN HEAVY TRAFFIC OR ON ONE OF THE BRIDGES THAT WE FREQUENTLY USE, MY WIFE AND I BOTH WOULD PROBABLY BE SEVERELY INJURED, IF NOT DEAD! THE ONSET WAS RAPID! GUESS I WAS NOT LUCKY ENOUGH TO ESCAPE THIS MUCH-STONEWALLED NISSAN MANUFACTURING DEFECT THAT I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT ONLY FROM THE MULTITUDE OF ONLINE INFORMATION. UNTIL IT HAPPENED TO ME, IT WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED TO CHECK INTO IT, WITH NO COMMUNICATION FROM NISSAN. MAINTENANCE AND ALL FLUIDS ARE UP-TO-SNUFF. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 06, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10542439
Consumer Location: SUGAR HILL, GA
VIN: 1N4DL01D7YC****

Summary of Complaint

I JUST BOUGHT A 200 NISSAN ALTIMA. I WAS DRIVING TO HILTON HEAD AND 2 HOURS INTO THE TRIP THE CRUISE CONTROL WENT OFF AND THEN THE AIR BAG LIGHT CAME ON. I KEPT GIVING IT GAS AND IT JUST STARTED SLOWING DOWN. WE GOT HIT FROM BEHIND AND SPUN AROUND. I BROKE MY NOSE AND MY GIRLFRIEND BROKE HER HIP IN 3 PLACES.

Components: SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKES

April 08, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10508419
Consumer Location: COLUMBIA, MD
VIN: 1N4DL01D5YC****

Summary of Complaint

I PUT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKES AFTER I STARTED THE CAR AND WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR, I REALIZED MY BRAKES WERE NOT WORKING. I LATER HAD THE CAR CHECKED AND LEARNED THAT THE BRACKET ON THE STRUT ASSEMBLY THAT SECURES THE BRAKE HOSE SEPARATED FROM THE STRUT WHEN THE SPOT WELDS FAILED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE UNSECURED BRAKE HOSE WAS PUNCTURED BECAUSE OF CONTACT WITH MOVING PARTS. *TR

Components: ENGINE

September 29, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10478121
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1N4DL01A8YC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE TRAVELING 40 MPH THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE TEMPERATURE WAS ALMOST AT MAX. THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH AND SMOKE STARTED TO EMIT INTO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE ENGINE WAS NOT THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND THERE WAS NO COOLANT. AS A RESULT, THE ENGINE OVER HEATED CAUSING THE ENGINE BLOCK TO CRACK. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

Components: ENGINE

March 15, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10461178
Consumer Location: DOWNERS GROVE, IL
VIN: 1N4DL01D6YC****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA IDLES ROUGH AND THE ENGINE SHAKES. MY MECHANIC RAN A DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND SAID CYLINDER 4 WAS MISFIRING AND THE ONLY WAY TO CORRECT IT WAS TO CHANGE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET. THE PRICE: $1500. THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM BECAUSE I SEE THE SAME COMPLAINTS FROM 98-01 ALTIMA OWNERS. THE MECHANIC, SAID THIS WAS COMMON PROBLEM WITH THESE CARS. HE ALSO SAID CHANGING THE GASKET WILL FIX THE PROBLEM. WHY ISN'T NISSAN FORCED TO RECALL THIS ISSUE? SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO THEIR JOB AND LOOK AT THIS ISSUE. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

May 15, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10459057
Consumer Location: EDISON, NJ
VIN: 1N4DL01D0YC****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR FRONT END HAS BEEN MAKING STRANGE NOISES, I TOOK THE CAR TO A NISSAN DEALER ON MAY 15,2012 FOR OIL CHANGE AND INSPECTION. THE DEALER FOUND OUT THAT THE CAR IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE BECAUSE THE LEFT FRONT STRUT TOWER IS SEPARATING FROM THE CAR. I WAS VERY SHOCKED TO KNOW THAT BECAUSE THE CAR DIDN'T HAVE ANY ACCIDENT OR HIT. I MADE AN INTERNET SEARCH FOR RECALLS, I FOUND THAT ALL THE MODELS OF 1995 TILL 1999 HAVE RECALLS REGARDING THE FRONT STRUT. I NOTICED THAT THE STRUT TOWER ON RIGHT SIDE STARTED CRACKING AND RUSTING TOO. THE DEALER TOLD ME THAT THEY CAN'T FIX IT AND I HAVE TO TAKE MY CAR TO A BODY SHOP TO REPAIR IT. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS DEFECT AND NISSAN SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT. P.S. I HAVE MADE A REPORT BY PHONE AND THE REFERENCE # [XXX]. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).*TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

March 20, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10457162
Consumer Location: GASTONIA, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 45 MPH WHEN THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE DEALER CONFIRMED THAT THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE UNKNOWN.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

April 02, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10453766
Consumer Location: CANTON, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 2 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE RESTARTED AFTER THE FAILURE OCCURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING NOR WAS THE MANUFACTURER NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 95,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION WHEELS

March 05, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10453063
Consumer Location: MANOMET, MA
VIN: 1N4DL01A5YC****

Summary of Complaint

ON 3/5/2012, I HAD A VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTION. EXCESSIVE PLAY IN THE FRONT END WAS NOTED. I TOOK MY CAR TO MONRO MUFFLER WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS PLACED ON A LIFT AND THE UNDERSIDE INSPECTED. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS SO BADLY CORRODED BY RUST THAT THE FRAME HAD PERFORATED AND BROKEN AWAY FROM THE SUSPENSION. THERE ARE HOLES THROUGHOUT AS WELL AS BREAKAGE AND WEAKENING. MONRO MUFFLER RECOMMENDED I CONTACT NISSAN CONSUMER AFFAIRS WHICH I DID. I EXPLAINED THE SITUATION TO NISSAN STATING THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE. I WAS DIRECTED BY NISSAN TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A NISSAN DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSIS WHICH I DID. NISSAN OF DARTMOUTH, MA CONFIRMED MONRO MUFFLER'S DIAGNOSIS AND QUOTED A MINIMUM $2,300 TO REPAIR BOTH THE FRONT AND REAR SUBFRAMES. BEVERLY BANSEK OF NISSAN CALLED ME BACK TO INFORM ME THAT NISSAN WOULD DO NOTHING FOR THE REPAIR. I ASKED FOR A SUPERVISOR AND I WAS THEN CONTACTED BY THE REGIONAL SUPERVISOR OF NISSAN, VAUGHN FRANCIS WHO, AFTER REVIEWING MY CLAIM AGAIN, STATED THAT NISSAN WOULD DO NOTHING FOR ME AND THAT THE DISINTEGRATION OF THE SUBFRAMES WAS DUE TO A LACK OF OWNER MAINTENANCE RATHER THAN A DEFECT IN WORKMANSHIP. VAUGHN FRANCIS THEN STATED THAT THERE WAS NO NEED FOR ME TO CALL NISSAN AGAIN AS I WOULD ONLY GET HIM AND THE ANSWER WOULD BE THE SAME AND THAT MY ONLY OPTION WAS TO CONTACT THE BBB AUTOLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION DIVISION AT 1-800-955-5100 WHICH I HAVE DONE. TWO NISSAN DEALERSHIPS STATE THERE IS NO OWNER MAINTENANCE RECOMMENDED ON THE SUBFRAMES OF NISSAN'S VEHICLES. IT IS MY BELIEF THAT THE FAILURE OF THE SUBFRAMES IS DUE TO EXCESSIVE CORROSION OF THE SUBFRAME WHICH HAS LEAD TO PERFORATION POSSIBLY FROM THE INSIDE OUT AND BECAUSE THIS IS AN ISSUE OF WORKMANSHIP, NISSAN SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR A POSSIBLE SAFETY RELATED DEFECT RESULTING FROM INADEQUATE MANUFACTURER'S CORROSIVE RESISTANT PROTECTION AND/OR SUBFRAME DESIGN.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 21, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10441216
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE FUEL LEVEL IS NOT ACCURATE. IT FIRST STARTED DOING THIS TELLING ME I HAD A 1/4 TANK LEFT, WHEN I RAN OUT OF GAS IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSTATE. I THEN PUT GAS IN IT AND SURE ENOUGH THAT'S WHAT IT WAS. EVER SINCE THEN THE CAR NEVER GIVES ACCURATE READINGS, I CAN FILL ALL THE WAY UP AND IT WILL ONLY SHOW THAT IT IS 3/4 FULL OR SUCH BUT NEVER IS PRECISE. THIS CAN BE A VERY BIG ISSUE FOR SOMEONE THAT DOES NOT HAVE A GAS STATION NEARBY LIKE IT HAPPENED TO ME. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 11, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10441217
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE GOING 75MPH ON CRUISE CONTROL ALL OF A SUDDEN ALL THE GAUGES (RPM, MPH, FUEL, ENGINE TEMP) DROPPED DOWN TO ZERO. ONLY THE CRUISE CONTROL LIGHTS REMAINED ON. ALL WHILE A COMBINATION OF #'S AND LETTERS CAME UP ON THE ODOMETER (EVEN THE ODOMETER WENT BLANK). IT WAS A SHOCK AND I DID NOT KNOW HOW TO REACT TO THIS. MY FIRST REACTION WAS TO TURN OFF THE CRUISE CONTROL VIA THE BUTTONS ON THE STEERING WHEEL, AS SOON AS I DID IT THIS CAUSED ALL THE GAUGES TO COME BACK TO LIFE INCLUDING THE ODOMETER. VERY WEIRD ISSUE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10433834
Consumer Location: BATON ROUGE, LA
VIN: 1N4DL01D1YC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GAUGES IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WOULD FAIL INTERMITTENTLY. ALSO, WHENEVER THE GAUGES DID WORK, THE VEHICLE WOULD LOSE POWER ABNORMALLY. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

June 23, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10432974
Consumer Location: PISGAH FOREST, NC
VIN: 1N4DL01D9YC****

Summary of Complaint

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FREEZES INDICATIONS FOR LONG PERIODS INTERMITTENTLY. ODOMETER, TACHOMETER, SPEEDOMETER, ENGINE TEMPERATURE ALL FREEZE AT WHAT THEY WERE READING. THIS HAS BEEN A REPETITIVE, INTERMITTENT PROBLEM. BECAUSE OF LACK OF TRUE ENGINE TEMPERATURE READING, CAR WAS DRIVEN TO OVERHEATING. WATER PUMP FAILED CAUSING THE ENGINE TO OVERHEAT, BLOWING UP THE RADIATOR AND DESTROYING THE ENGINE. *TT

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 17, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10391388
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: 1N4DL01DXYC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE DASHBOARD GOES OUT COMPLETELY. YOU CAN NOT TELL HOW FAST YOU'RE GOING OR WHAT THE RPM IS OR ANYTHING, INCLUDING THE GAS GAUGE. WHEN THIS HAPPENS, SOMETIMES THE CAR BEGINS TO LOSE POWER AS IF THE GAS PEDAL ISN'T WORKING AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IT COMES BACK AND YOU GET PROPELLED FORWARD. THIS HAPPENS VERY FREQUENTLY AND I'M AFRAID THAT I AM GOING TO GET A SPEEDING TICKET ONE DAY BECAUSE THERE IS NO WAY FOR ME TO TELL HOW FAST I AM GOING WHEN THE DASHBOARD GOES DEAD AND EVEN WORSE I'M AFRAID I'M EITHER GOING TO LOSE SPEED AND GET REAR-ENDED OR GAIN SPEED AND BE PROPELLED INTO THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME. I HAVE RESEARCHED THIS, AND THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS YEAR, MAKE, AND MODEL VEHICLE. IN ALL THE OTHER COMPLAINTS THAT I HAVE FOUND ONLINE, THEY ALL GO TO THE MECHANICS AND THEY CAN NOT FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM. I BELIEVE THIS IS A VEHICLE DEFECT AND THE ELECTRICAL UNIT ON THE DASHBOARD NEEDS TO BE RECALLED AND FIXED BEFORE SOMEONE GETS INJURED OR KILLED DUE TO THIS MALFUNCTION. ALSO, THIS ELECTRICAL ISSUE CAUSES THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT TO TURN ON AND GIVES A MISREAD WHEN YOU TAKE IT IN TO BE DIAGNOSED.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

February 20, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10384693
Consumer Location: SIKESTON, MO
VIN: 1N4DL01D0YC****

Summary of Complaint

2000 NISSAN ALTIMA GXE, REPLACE GASKET ON INTAKE MANIFOLD. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10372577
Consumer Location: BREMERTON, WA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, ALL THE GAUGES EXCEPT THE FUEL GAUGES STOPPED FUNCTIONING; THEY DISPLAYED THE LAST READING THEY INDICATED BEFORE THE FAILURE. APPROXIMATELY FIVE MINUTES LATER, ALL OF THE GAUGES DROPPED TO A READING OF 0 EXCEPT THE FUEL GAUGES. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER SHUTTING THE VEHICLE OFF FOR A FEW HOURS, THE GAUGES BEGAN TO FUNCTION PROPERLY AGAIN. THE FAILURE CONTINUED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL REPAIR SHOP BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE LAST TIME THE FAILURE OCCURRED, THE FUEL GAUGE ALSO MALFUNCTIONED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 120,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 182,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

November 02, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10364972
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: 1N4DL01A9YC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INTAKE MANIFOLD FAILED AFTER 30,000 MILES. THE INTAKE MANIFOLD WAS REPLACED APRIL 2007. THE FAILURE RECURRED THREE YEARS LATER. THE DEALER REPAIRED THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AGAIN AT THE CONTACTS EXPENSE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000 AND THE CURRENT WAS 91,351.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 07, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10363500
Consumer Location: WINDSOR MILL, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN STOPPING, THE VEHICLE SHOOK AND MADE A VIBRATING SOUND. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE INTAKE MANIFOLD NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE INTAKE MANIFOLD HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN REPLACED THREE YEARS PRIOR TO THE FAILURE. THE DEALER STATED THAT VACUUM PRESSURE CAUSED THE MANIFOLD TO MALFUNCTION. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 89,500. UPDATED 11/22/11 *CN

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

March 14, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10325703
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1N4DL01A2YC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE SITTING IDLE AT A TRAFFIC STOP THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO VIBRATE EXCESSIVELY. THE DEALER ADVISED THE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THERE WERE NO RECALLS FOR THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT BELIEVED ODI NUMBER 10145161(ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: EXHAUST SYSTEM: MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE) IS THE SAME AS HIS FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 AND THE CURRENT WAS 81,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 01, 1901
NHTSA ID Number: 10315435
Consumer Location: PANORAMA CITY, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2000 NISSAN ALTIMA GASKET MANIFOLD INTAKE*CW THE CONSUMER STATED HE FIRST DISCOVERED A PROBLEM WHEN HE TOOK OFF THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND CHECKED THE CONDITION OF THE GASKET. THE SIDE WITH THE LEAK WAS AT CYLINDER 4. IT WAS HARD AND BRITTLE AND COULD CRACK AND SNAP VERY EASILY. THE CLOSER THE GASKET WAS TO THE NUMBER 1 CYLINDER IT REMAINED MORE PLIABLE AND WOULD HAVE MORE FLEX INSTEAD OF JUST CRACKING LIKE HARD PLASTIC. OBVIOUSLY, THE GASKET SEEMED TO HOLD UP BETTER WHEN IT WAS CLOSER TO THE CYLINDER 1 BECAUSE IT WAS COOLER THERE. THE CONSUMER BELIEVED THE GASKET WAS BEING EXPOSED TO MORE HEAT THAN IT WAS DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND. *JB

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

November 12, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10296182
Consumer Location: LAKE VILLA, IL
VIN: 1N4DL01DXYC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING THE CAR AND ALL SEEMED NORMAL, UNTIL I PULLED INTO A GAS STATION TO REFUEL. SURPRISINGLY I COULD NOT GET MORE THAN 1/4 GALLON INTO THE TANK BEFORE THE PUMP KICKED OFF AND GASOLINE SPIT OUT OF THE FILLER NECK AND ALL OVER THE GROUND. MY FUEL GAUGE WAS AT ABOUT 1/4 TANK, SO I KNEW I NEEDED ABOUT 11 GALLONS. I CONTINUED TO PUT FUEL INTO THE TANK AT A VERY SLOW RATE, AND THE PUMP KEPT KICKING OFF AND FUEL SPITTING OUT OF THE TANK FILLER NECK. I FINALLY GOT 8 GALLONS INTO THE TANK AND SO I STOPPED THERE. SHORTLY AFTER LEAVING THE GAS STATION MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. I GOT HOME AND HOOK UP MY CODE READER, AND IT RETURNED A CODE P1441. SOME PROBLEM WITH THE EVAP SYSTEM. I DID SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND THAT NISSAN DEALERSHIPS HAVE A SERVICE BULLETIN ABOUT THIS PROBLEMS DATING BACK QUITE A FEW YEARS, BUT DO NOT WANT TO REPAIR THE PROBLEM FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WANT ABOUT $100 TO ANALYZE THE PROBLEM AND ABOUT $400 TO REPAIR THE CAR. I BELIEVE THIS COULD BE A BIG SAFETY ISSUE WHEN PEOPLE WITH A 2000 ALTIMA TRY TO FUEL UP THEIR CAR AND GASOLINE KEEPS SPITTING OUT OF THE FILLER NECK OF THE GAS TANK. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE EQUIPMENT

December 10, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10295590
Consumer Location: ROSLYN, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THIS MORNING THE CAR WAS WARMING UP IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE ; IT EXPLODED AND BURNED DOWN; THE FRONT IS COMPLETELY MELTED; WE WERE LUCKY NOT TO HAVE ENTERED THE CAR YET - FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED AND MANAGED TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE BEFORE IT REACHED THE TANK - OTHER WISE WE WOULD ALL BE DEAD AND OUR HOUSE GONE. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

December 10, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10295281
Consumer Location: ABINGTON, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

OUR NISSAN ALTIMA GLE 2000 CAUGHT ON FIRE - ENGINE EXPLODED AND THE FULL FRONT OF THE CAR IS MELTED. FIRE DEPARTMENT MANAGED TO PUT OUT THE HUGE FIRE BEFORE IT REACHED THE GAS TANK OTHERWISE OUR HOUSE WOULD NOT EXIST ANYMORE. AND WE WOULD ALL BE DEAD. AT THE TIME OF THE EXPLOSION WE HAD NOT ENTERED THE CAR THAT WAS WARMING UP IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE. INSURANCE COMPANY IS INVESTIGATING. I CAN SEND YOU PICTURES. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

July 08, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10292263
Consumer Location: TIOGA, PA
VIN: 1N4DL01D6YC****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA THAT HAS OVER 100,000 MILES ON IT THAT JERKS AND SHAKES DUE TO A PROBLEM WITH THE NUMBER 4 CYLINDER. HAVE HAD SEVERAL DIAGNOSTICS CHECKS DONE AND HAVE REPLACED ALL EXTERNAL PARTS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE NUMBER 4 CYLINDER TO NOT FIRE CORRECTLY AND BELIEVE THAT IT IS PROBABLY THE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS BECAUSE IT CAUSES THE CAR TO STALL. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10290251
Consumer Location: ACWORTH, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET FAILURE CAUSING IDLE TO FLUCTUATE, INTERMITTENT STALLING 2000 ALTIMA WITH 57,000 MILES, THIS IS A MANUFACTURING DEFECT DUE TO THE EGR PIPE RUNNING TO CLOSE TO CYLINDER 4 AREA OF THE MANIFOLD. THIS IS HAPPENING TO ALL ALTIMAS 1998-2001. NISSAN SHOULD REPAIR AS RECALL, THIS COULD CAUSE ACCIDENTS DUE TO STALLING. THIS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED AND NISSAN SHOULD HONOR ALL THE REPAIR COSTS TO ALL AFFECTED. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 22, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10289393
Consumer Location: HOLLAND, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2000 NISSAN ALTIMA, CAR IDLES ROUGHLY AND VIOLENTLY SHAKES AS IF IT WERE ABOUT TO STALL CAUSING THE CAR TO JERK EVEN WITH THE BRAKES ON. THE CAR HAS BECOME SO BEAT-UP BY THIS, IT NO LONGER HAS ANY POWER TO IT. RESEARCH SHOWS THIS IS THE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET AVERAGING 800 DOLLARS IN REPAIR. BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE THIS MONEY, I CAN'T FIX MY CAR MEANING I CAN'T GET TO CLASS, NOR GET TO WORK TO MAKE MONEY. WEBSITES SUCH AS THIS (HTTP://WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM/NISSAN/ALTIMA/2000/ENGINE/INTAKE_MANIFOLD_GASKET_LEAK_CAR_SHAKES.SHTML) SHOW THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WITH THIS PROBLEM. NISSAN SHOULD BE HONORING A DEFECT SUCH AS THIS INSTEAD OF RAKING THE MONEY. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 20, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10277598
Consumer Location: SILVER SPRING, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASHBOARD DISPLAY ON MY 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA GXE FREEZES INTERMITTENTLY. THE ODOMETER GOES BLANK AND THE TACHOMETER, SPEEDOMETER, HEAT SENSORS, ETC EITHER FREEZE IN PLACE OR DROP TO ZERO. THERE HAS BEEN NO DAMAGE, BUT THE SHOP CANNOT SEEM TO DIAGNOSE THE ISSUE. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 12, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10273677
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 1N4DL01D8YC****

Summary of Complaint

THE GAUGES ALL GO DEAD IN THE DASH ON MY 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA. THIS IS REALLY VERY SCARY AS I HAVE REALLY NO IDEA HOW FAST I'M GOING AND JUST TRY AND GO WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC WHEN THIS HAPPENS. LIVING IN A VERY BUSY CITY AND TAKING THE EXPRESSWAY WHEN NECESSARY POSES A THREAT TO MYSELF AND OTHER DRIVERS. I HAVE HAD TO PULL OVER AND LET THE CAR COOL AND THEN COMPLETE MY TRIP SO AS TO HAVE WORKING GAUGES. NO NISSAN DEALER OR MECHANIC HAS BEEN ABLE TO OFFER A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM AND BASED ON MY RESEARCH THIS SEEMS TO BE A WIDESPREAD ISSUE WITH NISSAN. ALSO, THE O2 SENSORS AND THE GASKETS ARE BAD ON THIS CAR. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

March 05, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10261680
Consumer Location: HAMPSTEAD, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA IDLES ROUGH AND SOUNDS LIKE THE ENGINE IS COUGHING. MY MECHANIC RAN A DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND SAID CYLINDER 4 WAS MISFIRING AND THE ONLY WAY TO CORRECT IT WAS TO CHANGE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET. THE PRICE: $1200. THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM BECAUSE I SEE THE SAME COMPLAINTS FROM 98-01 ALTIMA OWNERS. THE MECHANIC, WHO WORKS FOR NISSAN, SAID THIS WAS COMMON PROBLEM WITH THESE CARS. HE ALSO SAID CHANGING THE GASKET WILL FIX THE PROBLEM BUT THE GASKET WILL LEAK AGAIN AFTER ABOUT A YEAR OR SO. WHY ISN'T NISSAN FORCED TO RECALL THIS ISSUE? SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO THEIR JOB AND LOOK AT THIS ISSUE. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

December 24, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10260384
Consumer Location: SOMERVILLE, MA
VIN: 1N4DL01D3YC****

Summary of Complaint

AT 90K MILES, THE ENGINE IS LOUDER AND VIBRATES DURING ACCELERATION AND WHEN STOPPING AT A RED LIGHT. THERE IS MOTOR OIL CONSTANTLY LEAKING FROM THE MANIFOLD GASKET. ALL SPARK PLUGS WERE REPLACED AND OIL CHANGED, BUT THIS DIDN'T HELP. IT IS MOST LIKELY THE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET OR SOME OTHER GASKET UNDER THE MANIFOLD COVER. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

February 04, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10259617
Consumer Location: REDLANDS, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA GLE, AND I HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING WHAT MANY OTHERS WITH THE SAME VEHICLE ARE ALSO EXPERIENCING. MY CAR IDLES VERY ROUGH, AND IT IS STEMMING FROM AN ISSUE THAT NISSAN WILL NOT OWN UP TO. THERE ARE OVER 500 REPORTED CASES WITH THE SAME ISSUE, AS WELL AS CASES REPORTED DIRECTLY TO YOUR ATTENTION. AND YET, THERE IS NO RECALL. YOU CAN CHECK YOU RECORDS FOR THE SAME ISSUE IF YOU WOULD LIKE: #10167168 #10145161 #10100639 #10163901 I WOULD LIKE A RESPONSE PLEASE, AND THANK YOU. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 08, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10259551
Consumer Location: CENTEREACH, NY
VIN: 1N4DL01D4YC****

Summary of Complaint

SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON. CAR CONSTANTLY JERKS WHEN IDLING AND SOMETIMES CUTS OUT. SPENT $55 ON A SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TEST. INTAKE VALVE GASKET FAILURE. CAUSING IDLE TO FLUCTUATE, INTERMITTENT STALLING 2000 ALTIMA WITH 37500 MILES, THIS IS A MANUFACTURING DEFECT DUE TO THE EGR PIPE RUNNING TO CLOSE TO CYLINDER 4 AREA OF THE MANIFOLD. THIS IS HAPPENING TO ALL ALTIMAS 1998-2001. NISSAN SHOULD REPAIR AS RECALL, THIS COULD CAUSE ACCIDENTS DUE TO STALLING. THIS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED. REPAIRS ARE EST. AT $850.00. ACCORDING TO THE NISSAN ADVISOR THE LIFETIME OF THE GASKET SHOULD EXCEED 100000 MILES. NISSAN HAS A PROGRAM TO CORRECT ANY UNUSUAL DEFECTS AFTER THE WARRANTY IS EXPIRED BUT THEY REFUSE TO HONOR THEIR AGREEMENT. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 02, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10254978
Consumer Location: MONROE, CT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT ON 2000 ALTIMA GXE . CYLINDER #4 MIS-FIRE. INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET SAME AS ISSUE #'S : #10167168 #10145161 #10100639 #10163901. *TR

NISSAN ALTIMA Sold

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