NISSAN ALTIMA 2006 L31 / 3.G Warranty Booklet
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Printing : January 2006
WARRANTY INFORMATION BOOKLET
©2005 Nissan North America, Inc. All rights reserved.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 SUMMARY OF WARRANTY COVERAGE AT A GLANCE
2 NISSAN’S CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM
3 NISSAN’S COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
4 2006 NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY
7 FEDERAL VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL LIMITED WARRANTIES
10 CALIFORNIA VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTIES 14 SEAT BELT LIMITED WARRANTY
15 BFGOODRICH TIRE LIMITED WARRANTY
17 BRIDGESTONE / FIRESTONE TIRE
19 DUNLOP PASSENGER TIRE LIMITED WARRANTY
23 GENERAL TIRE LIMITED WARRANTY
26 GOODYEAR TIRE LIMITED WARRANTY
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
28 MICHELIN TIRE LIMITED WARRANTY
30 TOYO TIRE LIMITED WARRANTY
32 ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT TIRE LIMITED WARRANTIES
33 IMPORTANT TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
38 LIMITED WARRANTY ON GENUINE NISSAN REPLACEMENT PARTS, GENUINE NISMO
S-TUNE PARTS, AND GENUINE NISSAN
40 SUMMARY OF NISSAN LIFETIME REPLACEMENT PANEL CORROSION
WARRANTY 41 GENUINE NISSAN ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
MUFFLER, GENUINE NISSAN SHOCK
ABSORBER AND STRUT LIFETIME LIMITED
43 REPLACEMENT BATTERY LIMITED WARRANTY
44 GENUINE NISSAN PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
45 CORROSION PROTECTION GUIDELINES
46 NISSAN’S SECURITY+PLUS
VEHICLE PROTECTION PLAN
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Corrosion Coverage (Perforation)
Federal Emission Performance
Federal Emission Defect
Federal Emission Long Term Defect
California Emission Performance
California Emission Defect
California Emission Long Term Defect
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / UNLIMITED MILEAGE
60 months / 60,000 miles
24 months / 24,000 miles
36 months / 36,000 miles
96 months / 80,000 miles
36 months / 50,000 miles**
36 months / 50,000 miles**
84 months / 70,000 miles **
120 months/unlimited mileage
Summary of Warranty Coverage* 0 miles
* See the express terms of the appropriate warranty printed in this booklet, which terms control if there is a conflict with th is chart.
** California Emission Altima with 2.5 engine ONLY: Warranty coverage is 15 years/150,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
WARRANTY COVERAGE AT A GLANCE
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The BBB will, in most cases, send you a final decision within
forty (40) days (plus 7 if you have not contacted the proper
person from the dealership or Nissan) unless you delay the
process. If you accept the decision, it will be legally binding
on you and Nissan. If you do not accept the decision, it will
not be legally binding on you or Nissan. (However in some
states, if the decision is not accepted, it may be introduced
either by you or by Nissan, as evidence in any potentially
related court action.)
BBB AUTO LINE is an informal dispute settlement mechanism
operated to comply with applicable Federal law and regulations.
In states where BBB AUTO LINE is available, you are required
to use BBB AUTO LINE before exercising rights or seeking
remedies under Title I of the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty
Act, 15 U.S.C. §2301, et. seq. If you choose to seek remedies
other than those created by Title I of the Magnuson-Moss
Warranty Act, (for example, under state law), that Federal Act
does not require you to first use BBB AUTO LINE. The program
is still available to you, however, and may be of considerable
assistance. Some states specify that informal dispute settle-
ment mechanisms such as BBB AUTO LINE must be used
before you may use state-operated complaint resolution pro-
cesses, before you may file a lawsuit under state law, and/or
before you may have certain other rights or remedies available
under state law. In accordance with those states' laws, Nissan
requires the prior use of BBB AUTO LINE in good faith before
you resort to such other processes, file a lawsuit, or seek other
remedies provided by state law. Please see the "2006 Nissan
Warranty Information Booklet & 2006 Nissan Owner's Manual"
for additional information.
BBB AUTO LINE may not be available in all states. We,
Nissan, would be pleased to provide you with information
about the availability of BBB AUTO LINE in your state, or
call the BBB AUTO LINE number listed above.
Nissan vehicles less than three years old from date of
original delivery with fewer than 36,000 miles, are eligible
for the BBB AUTO LINE program.
Or you can write to Nissan with the above information
Nissan North America, Inc.
Consumer Affairs Department
P.O. Box 191
Gardena, CA 90248
In the event that you believe Nissan has been unable to
satisfactorily address the issue with your vehicle, a
special automotive complaint resolution program called
BBB AUTO LINE is available to you. The BBB AUTO
LINE program is independently operated by the Council
of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. (BBB).
For information about the BBB AUTO LINE in your area,
please call us (Nissan) at the same toll free number (1-
800-NISSAN-1). We will be happy to provide you with
information about BBB AUTO LINE. Or, you may con-
tact the BBB directly at:
BBB Auto Line
Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
4200 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203
1 (800) 955-5100
If you call the BBB, its staff will take down details of your
complaint by telephone. They will ask for the same
information as described in Step 2.
The BBB AUTO LINE program consists of two parts,
mediation and arbitration. The BBB will attempt to
assist you to resolve the problem during mediation. If a
satisfactory resolution has not been achieved during
mediation, you will have the opportunity to personally
present your case before an impartial arbitrator or
three-person panel. The arbitrator(s) will make a deci-
sion after the arbitration hearing.NISSAN CARES...
Both Nissan and your Nissan dealer are dedicated to
serving all your automotive needs. Your complete sat-
isfaction with your vehicle and your Nissan dealer are
our primary concerns. Your Nissan dealer is always
available to assist you with all your automobile service
If, however, a situation arises that you believe has not
been addressed to your satisfaction, we ask that you
take the following steps:
Discuss the situation with the dealership’s manager. If
a problem still exists, contact the dealership’s Con-
sumer Affairs Manager or owner. They are best equipped
to resolve the matter for you.
If the concern has still not been addressed to your
satisfaction, please contact our (Nissan’s) Consumer
Affairs Department using our toll free number:
The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the fol-
Your name, address, and telephone numberVehicle identification number (on dashboard)Date of purchaseCurrent odometer readingYour Nissan dealer’s nameDetails of the concern
NISSAN’S CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM
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3NISSAN’S COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE OF WARRANTY
In our continuing effort to convey our commitment to
service and customer satisfaction, Nissan may occa-
sionally offer to pay or reimburse for part or all of the
cost of making certain, specific repairs beyond or out-
side of the terms of the warranty for some specific
vehicle models. (Some states refer to such programs
as “adjustment programs”). In such circumstances
Nissan mails notices to all known registered owners of
affected vehicles. You may additionally inquire of your
authorized Nissan Dealer or of Nissan directly at the
number listed below of the applicability of such pro-
grams to your vehicle.
Please also review the
"Supplement to the
2006 Nissan Warranty
Information Booklet &
2006 Nissan Owner's
Manual" for important
consumer rights in your
Nissan may occasionally offer special assistance that
may pay for part or all of vehicle repairs beyond the
expiration of the limited warranty period on a case by case
basis. Should you experience unusual difficulties with
your vehicle please discuss the situation with your dealer.
If your dealer is unable to assist you, you may call the
Nissan Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-NISSAN-
1 to discuss your concern. You will need to provide the
Model, Model Year, VIN (Vehicle Identification Number),
mileage, maintenance history, a detailed explanation of
the concern, and why you believe that Nissan should be
responsible for the repair. Your request will be individu-
ally investigated and you will be informed of Nissan’s
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FOR HOW LONG AND WHAT IS
■ BASIC COVERAGE
• The basic coverage period is 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
• This warranty covers any repairs needed to correct
defects in materials or workmanship of all parts and compo-
nents of each new Nissan vehicle supplied by Nissan
except for the exclusions or items listed under the cap-
tion "WHAT IS NOT COVERED" or as indicated below.
• Bedliners will be repaired to commercially acceptable standards subject to the conditions and limitations
listed in "WHAT IS NOT COVERED."
■ POWERTRAIN COVERAGE
• The Powertrain coverage period is 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
• This warranty covers any repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship.
• Powertrain coverage applies to components listed be- low, supplied by Nissan except for those items listed
under the caption “WHAT IS NOT COVERED”.
Cylinder heads and block and all internal parts, rocker
covers and oil pan, valve train and front cover, timing chain
and tensioner, oil pump, water pump and fuel pump, fuel
injectors, intake and exhaust manifolds and supercharger,
flywheel, seals, and gaskets.
TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLE
Case and all internal parts, torque converter and converter
housing, automatic transmission control module, transfer
case and all internal parts, seals and gaskets, clutch cover
and housing, and electronic transmission controls.
2006 NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY
1Nissan indicates Nissan North America, Inc., P.O. Box 191, Gardena, California, 90248-0191 which distributes Nissan vehicles in the United States.2 See the Owner’s Manual for information relevant to proper operation of the vehicle, including the recommended fuels and fluids .
WHO IS THE WARRANTORNissan1 warrants all parts of your 2006 Nissan vehicle supplied
by Nissan, except for those listed elsewhere under the caption
“WHAT IS NOT COVERED.”
APPLICABILITY■ This warranty is provided to the original and subsequent
owner(s) of a Nissan vehicle originally distributed by Nissan
which is originally sold by a Nissan authorized Nissan
dealership in the United States, and which is registered in
the U.S. and normally operated in the United States (in-
cluding Alaska and Hawaii), the United States territories
(specifically Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and Canada.
■ This warranty is generally transferable from the original
‘owner other than a Nissan dealer’ (OWNER) to subse-
quent owners of the vehicle at any time ownership of the
vehicle is transferred, without any action on your part;
except that this warranty is not transferable but is instead
during the first six months after delivery to the
original OWNER: (1) ownership of the vehicle is trans-
ferred from the original OWNER,
and (2) the vehicle is
registered outside of the United States.
■ Your Nissan vehicle is manufactured to meet U.S. regula-
tions and environmental requirements. With the excep-
tion of privately owned vehicles belonging to members of
the U.S. military or employees and officers of the United
States Government stationed abroad, this warranty does
not apply if an otherwise covered vehicle is operated in, or
relocated to, a country other than those listed above
under this caption, except that it continues to apply if the
vehicle is operated in full compliance with its proper use
as described in the applicable OWNER’S MANUAL
touring outside of the United States, the U.S. territories or
Canada for a period not exceeding sixty (60) consecutive days
or sixty (60) days in any one 12 month period. Subject to the transferability restriction described above, this warranty ap-
plies to a relocated vehicle which is returned to, and is regis-
tered and normally operated in the United States, the U.S.
territories or Canada, except for conditions due to the vehicle’s
foreign operation, e.g., use of inappropriate fuels or other
LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND OTHER
WARRANTY TERMS AND STATE LAW RIGHTS
EXTRA EXPENSES - LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES
This warranty does not cover incidental or consequential
damages such as loss of the use of the vehicle, inconve-
nience or commercial loss.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE SHALL BE LIMITED
TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply
to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Nissan does not authorize any person to create for it any other
warranty, obligation or liability in connection with this vehicle.
THE WARRANTY BEGINSThe warranty period begins on the date the vehicle is delivered
to the first retail buyer or put into use, whichever is earlier.
Nissan makes available to you, and you are specifically required
by Federal Law to use BBB AUTO LINE [(800) 955-5100] before
exercising rights or seeking remedies under the Federal Magnuson-
Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. §2301, et. seq. You are not required
to first use BBB AUTO LINE if you seek remedies not created by
Title I of that Federal law, but are required to first use BBB AUTO
LINE if you seek remedies created by state law, including your
state's lemon law, if applicable state law provides for using a 703
compliant or similar process before filing suit. Please refer to pp. 2-
3 of this booklet and the "Supplement to 2006 Nissan Warranty
Information Booklet & 2006 Nissan Owner's Manual" for additional
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replacement of parts, such as wheel alignment, are
covered only during the first 12 months or 12,000
miles, whichever comes first.
■ REFRIGERANT RECHARGE ONLY
Refrigerant recharge not associated with the repair or re-
placement of a warranted part is covered only during the
first 12 months, regardless of the mileage.
NO CHARGEWarranty repairs will be made at no charge for parts and/or
labor (except for batteries and tires, in which case you may pay
certain charges as noted above or as described in the appli-
cable tire warranty found later in this booklet). Any needed
parts replacement will be made using genuine Nissan
or Nissan approved new or remanufactured parts.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE■ You must take the vehicle to an authorized Nissan dealer in
the United States or Canada during regular business hours
at your expense in order to obtain warranty service. The
names and addresses of authorized Nissan dealers are
listed in telephone directories.
■ If you require warranty service outside of the United States
(see terms under caption “APPLICABILITY”), contact an
authorized Nissan dealer in that country. Note that com-
plaints related to failure to comply with proper use of the
vehicle as described in the applicable OWNER’S MANUAL
(including the lack of availability or use of proper fuel and
fluids), or the vehicle’s lack of compliance with local regu-
lations or environmental requirements of any country (other
Drive shafts, final drive housing and all internal parts,
propeller shafts, universal joints, bearings, seals and gas-
Air bags and related electronic control systems.
■ CORROSION COVERAGE (PERFORATION FROM
Any body sheet metal panel supplied by Nissan found to
have developed perforation (rust-through) due to corro-
sion in normal use is covered for 60 months, regardless of
mileage, except for those items listed under “WHAT IS
NOT COVERED”. No additional rust proofing applications
are required. Perforation is a condition in which any body
sheet metal panel has corroded from one surface through
■ ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT BATTERY COVERAGE
The coverage period is 36 months or 36,000 miles, which-
ever comes first. A defective original equipment battery
which is unserviceable within the first 12 months and
36,000 miles will be replaced free of charge. After 12
months but within 24 months and 36,000 miles, you will
pay 50% of the replacement battery’s suggested retail
price plus any applicable taxes. After 24 months but within
36 months and 36,000 miles, you will pay 75% of the
replacement battery’s suggested retail price plus any ap-
plicable taxes. Nissan will pay the rest, including all labor to
remove and replace the defective battery.
■ TOWING COVERAGE
If your vehicle is inoperative due to the failure of a warranted
part, towing service to the nearest authorized
Nissan dealer is covered for 36 months or 36,000 miles,
whichever comes first.
Service adjustments not usually associated with the
2006 NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY
than the U.S., the listed U.S. territories or Canada) are not
covered by this warranty.
MAINTENANCE AND RECORDSAs a condition of this warranty, you are responsible for properly
using, maintaining and caring for your vehicle as outlined in your
OWNER’S MANUAL and your NISSAN SERVICE & MAINTE-
NANCE GUIDE, and maintaining copies of all maintenance
records & receipts for review by Nissan. Failure to do so is likely
to result in the denial of warranty coverage.
Evidence of the performance of the required maintenance
should be kept and presented as proof of such maintenance in
connection with related warranty repairs. To assist you in
maintaining appropriate records, the maintenance log located
in your NISSAN SERVICE & MAINTENANCE GUIDE can be
used along with supporting repair invoices, receipts and other
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(See following page for
"WHAT IS NOT COVERED." )