Common Body Problems

  1. Altima Rusted Floorboards

    Altima owners have a dangerous problem lurking beneath their feet. The 3rd generation (2002-06) sedan has floorboards that seem particularly susceptible to corrosion. The result? Widespread rust that’s often concealed by the interior carpet…

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Where Body Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Recent Bodies News

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  1. Nissan has asked a judge to toss out an Altima floorboard lawsuit

    after spotting some holes in the plaintiff’s argument about holes in their floorboard. Paritcularly how the work to repair a rusty floorboard was performed seven whole years after the corrosion warranty expired.…

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  2. In the rusted floorboard case against Nissan, the automaker argued that implied warranty doesn’t last forever

    and “having fear of what might happen in the future doesn't legally mean anything.” Yowzers. The automaker claims the majority of rusted floorboard complaints started occurring 8 to 12 years after the cars were built.

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  3. There is a serious danger lurking beneath the feet of 3rd-generation Altima owners.

    And since Nissan refuses to do anything about it, the issue has made its way to court. Plaintiff Marie DeMaria filed the proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges rust and corrosion can cause the floorboards to rust so severely the occupants can see the road. Additionally, the holes are deceptively dangerous because the interior carpet can hide the rust and corrosion from Altima owners.

    The problem is often concealed by the interior carpet and isn’t noticed until it’s too late. The rust often gets so bad that these vehicles can no longer pass state inspections without expensive repairs.

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  4. Nissan is recalling a whole bunch of Altimas because their hoods can fly open at any time.

    625,000 cars, in fact. That's a lot of latches that aren't latchin'. Nissan says the problem is with a secondary latch that sticks when the hood is closed. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know about the recall.…

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  5. Spring is in the air, so I hate to dredge up bad news from the depths of winter

    but I want to make sure you heard about Nissan and Infiniti's January recall of problem that can quickly limit your visibility.

    At the time it was announced, Nissan (parent company of Infiniti) didn't know when the recall would begin. It's entirely possible that it already has. Have you received a recall notice in the mail?

    Owners with questions or concerns should contact Nissan at 800-647-7261.

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