hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,100 miles

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problem #1

Nov 262004

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,100 miles
Both front low/high beam headlights failed within a week of each other. Upon inspection, has been caused by failure of simple ground wire (I.e., burned off). Nissan service inspector stated that it was a bad, unsafe design. Changed design for 2003 because of this reason. Safety issue: Headlights just went out during normal travel on road. Filed complaint with Nissan (ref: 4773934). No action/relief by Nissan. Major expense to repair. Nissan wanted to replace the entire headlight assembly at $350 each. Requires a simple ground wire replacement.

- Houston, TX, USA