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Old 01-23-2010, 02:37 PM
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Nissan Altima 2001 bad intake manifold gasket ..recall?

I bought a Nissan Altima 2001 on Jan 4,2010
With all the excitment I had because my son and wife wanted a car so badly, I did not notice this problem until next day and I said nah...can be...I am just being aprehensive
Next day my son reported the same problem
Next day my wife reported too
This is the problem: Whenever the car is a any intersection it idles rough, like it the engine is going to stop working (never happens)
If I put in Neutral there is no problem, or when I am driving it.
Called my good friend mechanic, check it, and said it was the acelerator cable, too tight he said ($45 gone)
It worked fine for the next day, then the CHECK ENGINE sign appeared.
He came back next week and checked and found a PO171 code and told me he would investigate more on this code since it could be anything from manifold gasket or CO leaking gas mix
Then I found this site and other ones that suggest that may Nissan Altima have the exact same problem INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET
Any more Nissan owners with the same problem?
It looks like a manufacturing problem that Nissan should fix.
Don yo think? With this bad economy we don't need to be ripped by big companies I think we need help and understanding from them.
Thank you!!
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