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#271 Old 04-16-2007, 04:20 PM
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Re: Need help with alternator problem

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Has anyone encountered this before? To me it is pretty obvious that since I have experienced the EXACT symptoms that were mentioned here, The only explanation is that the new alternator is just as faulty as the old one...
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The symptoms you experienced are typical of all alternator failures. When the alternator fails it stops producing electricity and the car will run on battery power only until the voltage drops too low to operate the vehicle. It is very possible that your alternator simply failed due to component failure and not poor design.

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my alternator just failed. It started to feel hesistant during idle and on freeway driving. When i got off the freeway and came to a stop, that's where the engine died. I can start it up fine but the engine will hesistate and wont go anywhere. I had to get it towed but the nissan dealership is closed and locked the gates as well. I had to drop it off at a close by parking lot. does nissan reimburse towing fee's if it's still under waranty?
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my alternator just failed. It started to feel hesistant during idle and on freeway driving. When i got off the freeway and came to a stop, that's where the engine died. I can start it up fine but the engine will hesistate and wont go anywhere.
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No, that does not sound like alternator failure to me. If it were an alternator failure that caused your MO to die when you got off the highway, the battery would have discharged to the point that it would have been unable to restart the engine.

It could be the fuel pump, engine management system, etc.

Let us know what the dealer says.

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No Recall notice but alternator failed.

04 SL bought in Feb 2004. Currently out of warranty.

Yesterday I got the dreaded brake+battery light both on, while I was in the middle of a highway 30 miles from home. Luckily I was able to make it back home without a problem.

I never received a recall notice and was hoping (I know wishful thinking right?) that I was not affected by the alternator defect. I called the dealer to make an appointment and they ran the VIN in the nissan database and it came up with "no outstanding recalls".

I was then told that I will have to pay out of my own pocket for the alternator repair. I was also told that I would have to take it up with Nissan Corporate if I wanted it repaired under recall. Anybody else have a similar issue? Any suggestions on how to get it fixed under recall?

thanks in advance,

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Re: No Recall notice but alternator failed.

Start the process with Nissan Corporate - they are the only ones who can approve the repair if the dealer refuses. You can search for the recall notice on this forum and check to see if your VIN falls within the range of the recalled vehicles, just to doublecheck the dealer's claim.

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04 SL bought in Feb 2004. Currently out of warranty.

Yesterday I got the dreaded brake+battery light both on, while I was in the middle of a highway 30 miles from home. Luckily I was able to make it back home without a problem.

I never received a recall notice and was hoping (I know wishful thinking right?) that I was not affected by the alternator defect. I called the dealer to make an appointment and they ran the VIN in the nissan database and it came up with "no outstanding recalls".

I was then told that I will have to pay out of my own pocket for the alternator repair. I was also told that I would have to take it up with Nissan Corporate if I wanted it repaired under recall. Anybody else have a similar issue? Any suggestions on how to get it fixed under recall?

thanks in advance,

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Re: Re: No Recall notice but alternator failed.

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Start the process with Nissan Corporate - they are the only ones who can approve the repair if the dealer refuses. You can search for the recall notice on this forum and check to see if your VIN falls within the range of the recalled vehicles, just to doublecheck the dealer's claim.

Well according to shappy0869's original post:

2004 MY - AWD: JN8AZ08W*4W300006-343525

I double checked my vin and it definitely does fall into that range! Now how do I get an official looking document that has the VIN ranges and show it to my dealer/nissan?

Thanks a lot for the quick reply and suggestion Eric L!

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Re: Re: Re: No Recall notice but alternator failed.

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Well according to shappy0869's original post:

2004 MY - AWD: JN8AZ08W*4W300006-343525

I double checked my vin and it definitely does fall into that range! Now how do I get an official looking document that has the VIN ranges and show it to my dealer/nissan?

Thanks a lot for the quick reply and suggestion Eric L!
I think the PDF is on this website somewhere - alternatively you can download it from www.nissanhelp.com

I would imagine if you just report this information to Nissan corporate, they would immediately approve your alternator repair. Strike one for your dishonest dealer!

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I think the PDF is on this website somewhere - alternatively you can download it from www.nissanhelp.com

I would imagine if you just report this information to Nissan corporate, they would immediately approve your alternator repair. Strike one for your dishonest dealer!
Speaking of dishonest dealer, this isn't the first time, a year ago when I brought the MO in for routine maintenance service they found that the brake rotors had rusted thru and was not repairable. They told me the rotors needed to be replaced and it would cost $900ish and would be out of pocket and not covered under warranty because it was "regular wear and tear". After talking to some friends of mine who convinced me that brake rotors are not supposed to rust nor have to be replaced after only 20k miles. I ended up arguing with the "service manager" for 10 minutes or so before they capitulated and agreed to fix the problem under warranty. I really really have tried to avoid going there again but they're the only one reasonably close .

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The alternator on my 2004 Murano went out while driving down the freeway two nights ago. I Googled and found this site and the helpful information about the recall. Called Nissan and they said that this recall campaign was already performed on my vehicle on July 21, 2005 and I would have to pay to have it fixed.

So are they correct? "If" they replaced the original alternator with a different one in 2005, am I responsible from that point forward if the same part breaks? I am awaiting a call from a regional district Nissan representative.
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As far as I know, yes, you are. The recall finishes their obligation.

Realize that alternators are perishable, like starters and brakes - they do wear out in normal use.

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The alternator on my 2004 Murano went out while driving down the freeway two nights ago. I Googled and found this site and the helpful information about the recall. Called Nissan and they said that this recall campaign was already performed on my vehicle on July 21, 2005 and I would have to pay to have it fixed.

So are they correct? "If" they replaced the original alternator with a different one in 2005, am I responsible from that point forward if the same part breaks? I am awaiting a call from a regional district Nissan representative.
If the original alternator has been replaced with the updated part, then you are responsible for repairs from that point on. As stated already, alternators sometimes fail, and you got 8 years out of this one.

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If the original alternator has been replaced with the updated part, then you are responsible for repairs from that point on. As stated already, alternators sometimes fail, and you got 8 years out of this one.
Thanks so much for the information!
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Just realize that you do NOT have to go to the dealer for a replacement. There are good quality parts available from aftermarket sources like NAPA. Just don't buy the cheapest one at AutoZone - buy one of the "better" graded units.

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Mine is 05 Murano SE AWD with 52000 miles, when do they gonna start to send out a recall letter?
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Mine is 05 Murano SE AWD with 52000 miles, when do they gonna start to send out a recall letter?
The recall was 7 or 8 years ago. So if you want to know whether your alternator is already repaired, call your dealership and give them your VIN number. They'll let you know.

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