I would like to know when the manufacturer was aware of this problem, why it did not stop sales immediately and why the manufacturer will not just fix the issue. I have read account after account on here and this is not fair. Complaint Number: 10165993 Incident Date: August 18, 2006 Date Added to File: August 19, 2006 Description of the Complaint: I own a nissan altima 2006 bought it brand new. I bypassed the pressure switch temporarily during diagnostics to see if the pressure switch was the issue. The tranny place did tell me that it could be a battery still causing these codes and it was. If enough people respond I will give my contact info and we have to fight this.
. All car makers have been sued at one time or another and lost. The issue is either the clutch specifically or the compressor is bad. The damage was obviously with labor , a front and rear motor mount, a right motor mount, drive belts, and a new transmission for 9318 dollars total. Presented vehicle to Nissan dealer which could not reproduce issue and service consultant stated if they could have reproduced the issue most likely they would find that some liquid spilled into shifter and any repair then would not be covered under warranty. I can not let my family drive in the car and am concerned with my own safety. It took extra pressure on the gas pedal to get it to go.
Complaint Number: 10160069 Incident Date: June 13, 2006 Date Added to File: June 17, 2006 Description of the Complaint: Nissan has admitted via a letter that certain vehicles mine is one are subject to high oil consumption and the result could be a fire in the vehicle. The noise went away, however the stalling and gear sticking did not. If the transmission fluid is dirty, it's recommended to change the transmission fluid and if possible removing the transmission pan for further diagnosis. I tried costing the car a bit, tried driving it forward a bit, I even shut the car off in neutral, nothing worked. I started feeling the gears slip more and more. It is now summer and it happens every time we start the car. If they had been fair and paid more than half, I would at least be cordial.
I went home and laughed for awhile but then when reality hit, I realized I still owed 4000 on the car so I quickly called Nissan consumer affairs. They have replaced the resister on the transmission however the car continues to shift hard. The shift lock solenoid and shift lock control module were replaced and old parts kept by dealer. I finally sugested that maybe there was a misalighnment between engine and transmission, they agreed to take a look. The noise from the engine was observed before the engine excessive oil consumption was discovered. I need to know what is causing the problem and what can be done to keep this from happening in the future. Rectify the issue and stop selling lemon cars with horrible parts.
I tried costing the car a bit,tried driving it forward a bit,I even shut the car off in neutral, nothing worked. Did you research what the part would cost? The noise from the engine was observed before the engine excessive oil consumption was discovered. Next morning noticed puddle under car, transmission fluid. It revved very high when I tried to give it extra gas. I do hope this is investigated.
Car was restarted and proceeded to stay in 5th gear. Sometimes it just does it a little bit and it goes away, other times it gets to the point where the car bucks constantly, the revs go all over the place, and the car dies if you try to stop. On drive home accelerating was slow and rpms were erractic. The safety hazard of a fire or breaking down - all in a vehicle with 1500 miles on it is incredulous. Advance Auto Parts has 1 different Transmission Solenoid for your vehicle, ready for shipping or in-store pick up. I would have liked to know the code. Please don't take this lying down people.
Nissan has attempted to correct this by: Changing the oil and filter, promising to monitor the level - subject to another trip to the dealer- at 700 subsequent miles, they will then provide an unknown 'fix' to the issue if the oil level has decreased to their satisfaction, if no noticeable decrease in their perception, then monitor another 700 miles - return to dealer again and have them review, possible fix is to replace the engine at that time. I just want to thank you for the help. The p0745 could be caused by a problem with the solenoid pack in the transmission or also the dropping resistor located on the firewall. If the resistor fail, it can also trigger the same code. The concern is that when one purchases a new vehicle, if the manufacture knew of the defect and potential hazard, then the sale should not have been allowed. There are certainly other possible causes but I'd begin by confirming the stop lamps turn on when the shift lock does not release. Ok I give you that.
Did you research if you're still under powertrain warranty. When issue happens many times you have to pull out plug and insert screw driver into override shifter release in the center console beside the shifter in order to get the car into gear. The dealership was alerted and directed the contact to add oil every 700 miles. Car was making a loud roar type noise heard at idle from inside the car for about a week and an appointment was made at the dealer to get it checked out. I can not let my family drive in the car and am concerned with my own safety. My car has an automatic transmission.