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I need help. I have a 2001 Gxe Le altima and it is 6 months old with 2000 miles on it. 4 months in the car developed a rough idle when at a stop light.
I have had it into 2 dealerships about 6 times for this problem and every time I bring it in the techs say it is normal and factory spec. I can't believe this is normal the car vibrates like hell at a stop light. The car did not do this for 4 months. I purchased the car without a rough idle and I don't think I should have to except this for a brand new car. I called nissan and they couldn't help me.
I don't know what else to do because the techs can't find the problem. I'm so stressed over this.

I also have had crunching noises from my struts from day one. They can't find that problem either they have oiled the bushings 4 times and it never helps. Did I get A lemon? I hate this car.

Please if anyone can help me let me know.

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yes, unfortunately there's been a lot of problems with these cars. Others on here have had the exact same problem. And they've still to find an answer.
 

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My first 2001 developed an engine crack during the break in period. Coolant was leaking from the crack. They tried rebuilding the engine for me. Yes, rebuild, not replace. It would have been less of a headache dropping in a whole new engine, but they decided to just replace the block.

My car was in and out of the shop for over 30 days. And they never got the engine running right. I made numerous calls to Nissan Customer (no) Helpline to complain. I filed with the BBB Autoline.

I was successful on getting my car replaced.
 

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i've got the same problems!!!

I've posted numerous times about those problems and more now. After the vibration and crunching suspension, my right rear carpet is coming out for the third time and there is mad vibration in the passenger side airbag, as well as my temp gauge is bouncin around, and to top it off horrible gas mileage. All these problems with a car I've only had for one year and I purchased it brand new. Nissan Canada is not doin anything for us and the car has been to two different dealerships. The car is going in to the first dealership tomorrow morning for all of those problems. At the same time we are writing a letter to the president of Nissan Canada and are goin to hand deliver it since the head office is a 15min from our house. I ain't gonna rest till I get my money back or my car is replaced. But I will never get a 3rd gen alty....they ugly. Depending on what happens I plan to buy an xterra or a pathfinder if this problem is resolved.
 

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I think most of the problems have been with the 2001's. I've had my 2000 GXE since May 2000, and had no problems mechanically with the car. My left front speaker is loose, I think, and I've had the car re-aligned twice, but those things happen. The carpet has been fine, no engine problems, no transmission problems, no suspension issues. *knocks on wood*;)

Only real "issue" is that it's slow.:p
 

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Godzildo said:
I think most of the problems have been with the 2001's. I've had my 2000 GXE since May 2000, and had no problems mechanically with the car. My left front speaker is loose, I think, and I've had the car re-aligned twice, but those things happen. The carpet has been fine, no engine problems, no transmission problems, no suspension issues. *knocks on wood*;)

Only real "issue" is that it's slow.:p
I have no problems either... but that damn speaker got annoying so i replaced it. I also don't have a problem with it being slow...
 

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Like I said in previous posts..... seems like the problem is only occuring with the 2001 GXE Limited Editions. Very strange, indeed.....
 

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I got a 2001 GXE LE. No problems what so ever. It's a great car, decent gas mileage, only problems are the keyless entry having reduced range and I think it's noisy wheel covers. This is also all after 29,000 miles. Yes I drive a lot. Solid car and well built.
 

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no problems here ive had it for 1 year and 4 months and not one single
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I don't know what else to do. Today I contacted the dealership where I bought the car and asked for the regional mangers name and number but they didn't want to give it to me. They asked me what was going on and I told them. they said they would have someone call me back but I haven't heard from anyone yet.

Did I mention the fact that one of the techs told me my major problem was that I'm a girl.
 

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My first 2001 developed an engine crack during the break in period. Coolant was leaking from the crack. They tried rebuilding the engine for me. Yes, rebuild, not replace. It would have been less of a headache dropping in a whole new engine, but they decided to just replace the block.

My car was in and out of the shop for over 30 days. And they never got the engine running right. I made numerous calls to Nissan Customer (no) Helpline to complain. I filed with the BBB Autoline.

I was successful on getting my car replaced.
How were you able to get a new car.
Even if for some reason they decide to repalce it there are no 2001 gxe le left.
 

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Well, I went through a lot of headache and bullshit.

It was all a matter of principle and a little "lemon law" I was able to get my car replaced. I also got a free upgrade to leather and power driver seat, too.

The engine block should be the absolute last thing to break in a car. A new car with a cracked engine is just so wrong. Plus the length of time the car was in the shop and the inablilty of the dealership to complete the job correctly also helped.

Try filing with the BBB Autoline and see if you can get a lemon law ruling. Typically you get a lemon law ruling in your favor if the problem of the car poses a safety hazard and/or greatly kills the value of the car.

Im my case, it would have greatly killed the value of the car, and the history of the car would have been scarred making it hard to sell later on.

Good Luck!
 

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Well i still haven't heard back from the dealership(no surprise there). I don't think bbb autoline will help me in proving a lemon law because my car is not unsafe, and I don't think they would say this will decrease the value. I would I wouldn't purchase a car that drives like mine. Nissan Techs don't even acknowldge that there is a problem. This is why I'm Having trouble. Nissan says if three dealerships say there is no problem then they take their word for it. I drive my car everyday and it does not drive normal or like a new car.

If their is anyone who can help me please please help!!!
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Well, keep at it. Most importantly... DOCUMENT EVERYTHING!!! Keep all your reciepts, take notes on conversations you had with mechnics, service managers.... take their names, too. Write the dates, times, and places of the events. If there was something missing from your repair reciept (some extra service, some mention about a broken part) and the service manager refuses to make you a new reciept, jot down the info yourself on your receipt.

You don't have too much time left because everyday the car gets 1 day older and gets more miles.
 

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I own a 2001 gxe le. I had the sway bar come loose. They fixed it...no more probs. I had my egr valve replaced because of a rough idle at stop lights, while in drive gear. But other than that. No other problems. Love my car.
 
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