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We’re a top rated local Nissan Altima repair services shop in Fremont, CA. We also serve the greater East Bay Area, including Newark, Union City, Milpitas and Sunol. The Nissan Altima is one of the most popular mid-size sedans sold in the United States. In 2022 alone, close to 140,000 Altimas were sold to American consumers. The main reason for the Altima’s popularity is its track record as a dependable and reliable vehicle that comes with a spacious interior and incredible fuel economy.

That being said, like most vehicles, the Nissan Altima is no stranger to some car troubles during its lifetime. No matter the year, consumers tend to report the same types of problems consistently.

So, if you are planning to purchase a Nissan Altima, what are some of the common issues that you may need to address during your vehicle’s lifetime?

Let us take a closer look at some of the most common problems that Nissan Altima owners experience.


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Failing camshaft-crankshaft position sensors

The Nissan Altima has two sensors on the camshaft and crankshaft of the vehicle. If one or both of these sensors begin to fail, you may notice that your vehicle will stall periodically, even when the vehicle is properly warmed up. Also, failing camshaft and crankshaft position sensors will cause you to experience reduced fuel economy and decreased engine performance, and your Altima may even refrain from starting up at all.

Failed engine seal

Some Nissan Altimas, especially years using the 3.5L V6 engine, have been known to leak oil because of a defective engine seal. A failed engine seal that causes oil to leak can create much bigger issues if it is not addressed right away. Running a vehicle with low oil is never a good idea. Also, a failed engine seal can create abnormal sounds coming from the engine due to low oil pressure.

Faulty fuel pump

All vehicles need fuel pressure to start up and run normally. Some Nissan Altimas have been known to have the fuel pump start to go out after some time. A faulty fuel pump will cause your Altima to run rough, stutter, and sometimes prevent the engine from turning over.

Failed catalytic converter

The catalytic converter is an essential component of the Nissan Altima’s exhaust system. The exhaust system allows the vehicle to take in air and push it out to run smoothly. If the catalytic converter is failing or if it becomes clogged with debris, then you may experience a decrease in fuel economy and a lack of power. It is important to note that the change in fuel economy and engine performance may not be instantaneous and instead, you can expect a slow degradation over time.

Leaking intake gasket

When a Nissan Altima has a leak in the intake gasket, you can expect to experience reduced engine performance and fuel economy. The main reason for this is that the intake gasket is responsible for helping the engine get the airflow it needs to create the combustion that drives the vehicle. If you are noticing any problems with your Nissan Altima, go ahead and bring it to the experts at Fremont Foreign Auto. Our certified professionals can diagnose and repair a wide range of issues for your Altima.