Nissan Altima 2004 battery and brake light went on and later the acceleration was slow

Asked by Feb 05, 2014 at 12:50 PM about the 2004 Nissan Altima

Question type: General

I started my car today and both the brake light and battery light was on.... i drove for about
20 mins and suddenly the car slowed down ...I turned off the engine several times and it
worked fine for 10 mins or so and again while i stopped in a light it started to slow down
again and I again tried to restart the car but didn't work. What should be the problem be?

4 Answers

264,055

Battery + Brake Light is Nissan's warning for the alternator. Easy way to test is once the car is running, probe the battery with your voltmeter and if it is under 14V, it's time to replace the alternator.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.

Do you think it is ok to drive till my mechanic if it drives ok in the evening? Can you give me the estimation on cost to replace alternator. thank you!

264,055

It might as long as the battery has enough power to start the car a few more times. Put your jumper cables in the car just in case. Avg. cost to replace the alternator with labor is $400. Not sure what your mechanic will charge, make sure they check the condition of the battery, and charge/replace if necessary.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
125

I agree with Tom. Also, a good auto-parts store will test your alternator for you for free. Also, how old is your battery? Is it original to the car?

Your Answer

Altima

Looking for a Used Altima in your area?

CarGurus has 77,581 nationwide Altima listings starting at $1,695.

ZIP:

Nissan Altima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,220
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    760
  • #3
    putolile
    Reputation
    750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
321 Great Deals out of 21,816 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
1,100 Great Deals out of 73,579 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Camry
1,072 Great Deals out of 86,827 listings starting at $800
Used Honda Civic
796 Great Deals out of 60,935 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Sentra
769 Great Deals out of 50,734 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Corolla
944 Great Deals out of 65,492 listings starting at $1,850
Used Hyundai Sonata
893 Great Deals out of 56,568 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,058 Great Deals out of 62,287 listings starting at $880
Used Kia Optima
538 Great Deals out of 32,847 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Impala
580 Great Deals out of 34,539 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Elantra
664 Great Deals out of 50,558 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 21,387 listings starting at $11,900
2016 Nissan Altima For Sale
284 Great Deals out of 9,052 listings starting at $8,990
2015 Nissan Altima For Sale
495 Great Deals out of 10,895 listings starting at $6,595
2014 Nissan Altima For Sale
176 Great Deals out of 4,216 listings starting at $3,900
2013 Nissan Altima For Sale
107 Great Deals out of 3,234 listings starting at $4,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.