2001 Nissan Altima GXE 1.6 from North America
Major design flaw
Failure of the intake manifold gasket caused a rough idle and caused the check engine light to illuminate. The dealer charged $1175 to repair.
The failure of the intake manifold gasket issue is very common in pre-2002 Nissan Altima. But Nissan has refused to admit their design flaw. A class action law suit is pending.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th September, 2009
23rd Jan 2013, 11:01
Yes, my 2001 Altima has the intake manifold leak, and it has had the engine light on for two years, with multiple visits to figure it out at the shop. They finally told me they can't fix it at this shop, and it is worse and dies a lot now.
Also my car has made this terrible squeaking noise while driving, and the hubcaps squeaked too, which I removed.
When will Nissan admit to the manifold gasket leak?