Damage affected the alternator, electrical connector and some wiring. Engine failed with no dasbboard warning lights. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, smoke started to emit from the engine compartment. Alternator Case Material : Aluminum. Nissan has informed me it's possible we will look into it. The alternator charges the battery and keeps the electrical accessories of the car working while it is running. When the consumer started the vehicle he noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment.
The repairs have not made. Further observation confirmed that the alternator had caught fire and the service station made the repairs. There was also a vibration in the steering wheel while driving on the highway. It has a pulley that the belt attaches too. Also, check the tension of your belts to make sure the alternator is spinning while the engine runs. Vehicle was diagnosed for a loose wire in alternator which could have caused an electrical fire to vehicle. As the hood was opened fire was seen burning inside the alternator.
My claim is that the faulty alternator under a recall notice caused my air bags to stop working. Upon starting there was a terrible grinding noise. Upon opening the hood, we observed fire, which was extinguished. I turned the car off and restated it at which time the car began smoking. If you notice that your headlights dim or your battery won't stay fully charged, it may be time to replace your alternator or other related parts. This is a safety defect that needs to be addressed and Nissan held accountable. So now my son is driving the car without knowing one way or the other if the air bags will work.
The vehicle was merged over to the side of the road where the contact noticed the presence of fire coming from the alternator. As there is a recall on some 1998 Nissan Maxima's for this problem I can't understand why this matter is being taken so lightly. The dealer replaced the faultyalternator with a new one. Now u could replace the alternator belt! It did everything the recall stated it would. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000. The next time this occurs, the results could be tragic. Nissan needs to replace air bags at there cost.
The old parts are available for inspection. Engine light illuminated and engine shut off. . After I was informed of recall I brought car back to Nissan, they replaced new alternator with another new alternator and paid me for the first alternator. Before I was informed of recall alternator stopped working on highway going 55 lucky to be alive! The manufacturer was notified of the failure. I thought it was located in the back of the engine, but I am not certain, I was just trying to help as much as I can.
Nissans not sure if fronts will work! I could see the alternator was burning so I pulled the battery cable to stop the fire. Improper installation, careless handling, tampering, or disassembly in any way will void original factory warranty. It is usually on the left side. The vehicle has not been taken to dealership yet for inspection. To confirm that this part fits your vehicle, enter your vehicle's Year, Make, Model, Trim and Engine in theCompatibility Table. This happened on August 15, 2005. It appears the range of defective alternators is larger than Nissan is willing to accept responsibility.
The consumer kept the bad alternator. Your car might die, but you may be able to restart it with a jump start. There product caused the problem. To confirm that this part fits your vehicle, enter your vehicle's Year, Make, Model, Trim and Engine in theCompatibility Table. The consumer opened the hood and saw fire in middle of the alternator.
The consumer requested reimbursement for the replacement of the alternator. Warranty does not cover failure do to accident, abuse, neglect or as the result of normal wear and tear. I am calling the dealer tomorrow to see if its covered. After testing the alternator results confirmed that the malfuntion to be identical with the basis of the recall campaign. I discovered there was a recall for defective alternators on this vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact was able to extinguish the fire.
Have not heard anything from Nissan. The damage could have been much worse. The consumer started the vehicle and could hear a sound and viewed smoke coming from under the hood. We also carry jump starters, car batteries, and starters for most vehicles. The vehicle was not repaired.
Tip; a shorty phillips screw driver works well to allign the holes on the upper rear bolt. I contacted the dealer who stated it appeared the vehicle should be covered by the recall but could not proceed until authorization from Nissan. Took vehicle to dealer who stated it was the alternater, not to use rear defogger because it may result in a vehicle fire, also dealer told consumer not to fix it because there was going to be a recall. You can locate it by the copper wires it has. This might include replacing the voltage regulator if it is separate from the alternator. The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Maxima.