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Nissan Altima Design Flaw - Hole under passenger seat

Plaintiff
AUGUST 6TH 2014:

I HAD A GENTLEMAN COME UP TO ME WITH MY FRIENDS. HE TOLD ME HIS WIFE HAD THE SAME MODEL NISSAN ALTIMA THAT 2005 I HAD. HE LOOKED UNDER MY CAR AND TOLD HIS WIFE HAD THIS SAME PROBLEM OF RUSTING OUT FLOOR PANS UNDER THE DRIVERS SEAT AND PASSENGER SEAT.

I CALLED NISSAN AND GOT A CASE NUMBER, IN THE MEANWHILE I HAD MY MECHANIC LOOK AT THE CAR AND IT IS NOT JUST RUST, THERE IS A HOLE UNDER THE PASSENGER SEAT.

MY MECHANIC SAID IT IS A DESIGN FLAW AND IT IS DANGEROUS! I BOUGHT THIS CAR FROM MY EX HUSBAND'S ESTATE. HE BOUGHT IT NEW FROM GERALD NISSAN IN NORTH AURORA, IL . HE HAD REGULAR MAINTENANCE DONE ON THE CAR. I GOT IT WHEN THE MILEAGE WAS 39,000 MILES.

I DID PROCEED TO HAVE THE NISSAN MECHANICS LOOK IT OVER TO REPORT BACK TO NISSAN AND IT IS THE WHOLE PAN COVERING THE BOTTOM OF MY CAR, COST $3,000. I LISTED A CONSUMER COMPLAINT BUT NISSAN DOES NOT SEE THESE.

THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ON MY EXACT CAR ON THIS SITE. I DO NOT THINK THAT HAVING MY SAFETY THREATENED BY THIS COMPANY'S NEGLECT IS A LAUGHING MATTER.

I AM A REAL ESTATE BROKER AND USE MY CAR FOR BUSINESS. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION AND BEING A CORPORATE ENTITY, THEY DO NOT FEEL THAT THEY HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIR ERRORS.

I AM 68 YEARS OLD AND I WANT TO LIVE. ALL OF THESE CARS WITH COMPLAINTS FROM NHFTSA WERE THE SAME MODEL AND ALL GARAGE KEPT.
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Nissan North America Inc. - Attention Brian Carolin

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    • [-][+]My resolution
    • 3 years ago
    Annette R. (Neutral)
    Class action Possible – I heard on the news the other day about a class action lawsuit with nissan I hope that this can help you to resolve your problem with the whole under the seat take care
      • [-][+]My resolution
      • 111 Points
      • 4 years ago
      Brian W. (Neutral)
      As others have pointed out, this seems to be a relatively common occurrence for Nissan's of this model year ( /-). Of course, car parts wear out over time as a result of normal wear-and-tear, accidents and environmental factors. However, some part failures are a result of poor design or faulty manufacturing techniques. Especially if the cause of the rust cannot be determined, Nissan would be hesitant to initiate a recall (as would any manufacturer); because of notification requirements, etc., it could be more costly than necessary. A number of websites discuss the problem and possible fixes. While some cars require new floor pans, others do not require as extensive repairs. With the various repairs required, there is also a variety of costs to complete repairs - from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. One website (http://www.carcomplaints.com/Nissan/Altima/2005/body_paint/floor_pan_rusted_through.shtml) placed the average cost of repairs at approximately $1100. (It's also noteworthy that a search of used 2004-2006 Altimas for sale had listed prices from approx. $3000-$8000, depending on options, mileage, condition and location.) I think an appropriate solution would be for Nissan to offer to pay for repairs to (or replacement of) the rusted floor pans on Altimas and Maximas, model years 2002-2006, up to $1100 per vehicle, without initiating a recall.
        • [-][+]My resolution
        • 2 Points
        • 4 years ago
        Tihomir L. (Advocate for Plaintiff)
        Defective car warrants a repair – Sounds like an incredibly frustrating experience. Nissan seems to be being irresponsible here. Based on my own research there seems to be many other Altima drivers experiencing the same issue. Posts on PeopleClaim, CarComplaints, Nissan forums, and even NBC news about the problem.

        In my opinion, anytime a product is shipped out of the factory defective, the company needs to step up and address the issue even if it occurs past the warranty expiration. Nissan needs to contact the owners of the 2005 Altima and offer a replacement part and to cover the cost of labor to install it.
          • [-][+]My resolution – Plaintiff
          • 4 years ago
          Marie D. (Plaintiff-unverified)
          I request a repair of all impacted Nissan Altimas. This is an inherent problem due to poor design. Nissan needs to issue a recall and fix the issue immediately.
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