2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L from North America


Sporty and comfortable but it has it's problems


This car is like several other Altimas it has no heat at idle, it sometimes has problems running at idle or even starting and has all the indicators that the cat is going bad at under a hundred thousand miles.

General Comments:

This car is roomy, sporty and comfortable.

I am amazed at how much power this 4 cyl. can produce.

No heat at idle.

Better check for recalls.

Better replace your cat and watch your coolant and oil for signs of a blown headgasket.

I still love this car and would buy another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2008

2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5 from North America


Roomy, but the check engine lights won't go off on this car, so its very expensive to maintain it


Check engine lights won't go off. Took it to the dealer who charged me $500.00, came home lights went back on and the dealership still wants to charge me more money. After 4 times of taking it to the dealer, my car won't even start normally. It takes up to 20 seconds to start the car on the fourth or fifth time. Called Nissa Headquarters and all they tell me is that nobody else is complaining and they won't do anything about it to fix the problem.

General Comments:

The only good thing about this car is that its roomy. That's why I got it. If I would have known that if would be like this, I would have NEVER purchased this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd March, 2007

7th Mar 2008, 12:59

Nissan of America lied. First of all, because I had numerous complaints to Nissan of America about the same problem.

This car is an 04 Altima. We had the same problem after the first six months of purchase. This has been to the dealership so many times in 07 and they could not fix that problem.

The check engine light stays on, and it drives crappy and burns a lot of gas.

The dealer replaced the crank sensor, fuel map sensor, O2 sensors, shift solenoid sensor, reprogram ECU and still did not fix this problem. I have spent a lot of money.

Here I am in 08 and still the same, and now I was told that my catalytic converter and O2 sensor is bad and need to be changed. I will never buy a Nissan vehicle again. This has been a problem from the beginning. Could someone offer some advice?

10th Aug 2008, 20:17

I have a 2004 Nissan Altima. It stalls while I'm driving. I had it checked out; the diagnostics read that it was my crank sensor.. I had it replaced and it is still doing the same thing. Sometimes it takes at least 20 times to get it to start.. Does anyone know what it could be?

18th Nov 2008, 16:11

I am having difficulty with my 2004 Nissan Altima. I purchased the car used in July 08 with 37,000 miles. I do a lot of driving for my profession and I needed a reliable car.

It is a beautiful car and a great drive. However, it began stalling when I was going slow for no reason at all. This happened six weeks after I bought it. The check engine light went on and I brought it into the dealer who sold it. They looked at it, said the engine light wasn't on and there were no codes and did not charge me anything.

Then my car stalled while I was driving. I was away from home. Took it to a very reputable repair person and he said it was a sensor and will be about $200.00 to fix. I got it fixed. 3 days later the check engine light came on again. He told me it was the cat. converter and to get to the dealer because it is under factory warranty. Tomorrow I bring it into the dealer. HOPEFULLY They will honor the warranty.

Sincerely "Very concerned." (I have only owned the car since July) -- it is November -- 4 months.