My question is, does anyone have similar issues, I kept feeling a draft and road noise, I ended up pulling up the carpet, and found a football sized rust hole, this car is not old. I suspect a defect from the manuf. Can someone help me with some advice, either legal or civil going after nissan for poor putting together a car? Whats funny the rest of the car is fine except for this one spot. This car has 116k miles, on its 2nd motor, has had quite a bit of work done to this car. I feel the manuf, needs to check this out, I could understand if the car was 15 years old and rusting but not 6 yrs old and already has a hole large enough you can put your foot through the hole. I will gladly show pictures of the rust hole to anyone who wants to see this.
JM I found two rust holes under the floor of my 02 Altima, just a few weeks ago in fact. Like you I find this highly unusual and unacceptable for a 6 year old car, so I went to see the dealer. They told me the warranty for perforation is 5 years so I had no recourse. I then called Nissan and they told me the same thing. The estimate to repair the holes is around 2g.
My next course of action is to call Nissan back and escalate my complaint. I will send letters to car magazines and other media sources to try and shed some light on the situation, and I urge you, and anyone else you contact with this problem, to do the same. It seems clear that this is a design flaw and the manufacturer should be held accountable, and the more people that come forward with complaints, the better our chances are. Good luck!
I live in Quebec, I drive through 6 months of salt slush per year, as I have with every other car I have ever owned. There's plenty of catalyst here, but for a floor to rust through in 6 years is unreasonable even in this climate. If I were alone then I could accept that maybe something went wrong in my case but this is a big issue with this generation of Altima.
Apparently there is a hollow section in the floor under the passenger and driver's seats which allows moisture to collect over the years and causes premature rusting. In my mind this constitutes a design flaw and should be rectified by the manufacture as a show of good faith.
WELL, since this is so commmon, im switching back to buying an american made car, like a bonneville again, screw the japs and their trash, this is the 2nd nissan that has been crap, what a waste of my hard earned money to just go out and pay cash for a rust bucket, This car gets a bath twice a week, rare if its driven in the winter time. I hope nissan goes out of business! Everyone really needs to check their cars out, if their not rusting down below i bet anything if you up your carpet inside i bet anything you will find rust holes in the pans.
My rear driver side door has a small rust spot along the window trip area. I have no idea how the hell it got there but if my door falls off, Nissan is going to be labeled as garbage...just like how I label saturns.
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