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Electrical

Starter started draging. Then that stopped now when pressing brake. The speed odmeter goes crazy , the abs light is on and transmission won't shift in high gear. Tested battery and alternator bot...

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder.navigation Screen Switches On And Off .also Fades To...

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Warranty For 2011 2.5s With 69,000 Miles?

Seems like most people in this forum recommend an aftermarket warranty - especially when it comes to CVT. Car has been serviced properly and at required intervals. No issues at this point. Which war...

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How Do You Remove 3rd Bolt To Remove Broken Handle Driver Side 05 Altima,sh...

Cant get to it thru porthole

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Shift Assembly

Purchased a 2013 Nissan Sentra SL from dealer. Just over the three year warranty and the car starts having a problem with locking in park. Car will not shift to any other gear. Learned to use shift...

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Older Nissan Models

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Nissan 240SX Nissan 280ZX Nissan Almera
Nissan Axxess Nissan Bluebird Nissan Cedric
Nissan Cefiro Nissan Cherry Nissan Elgrand
Nissan Grand Livina Nissan King Cab Nissan Laurel
Nissan March Nissan Micra Nissan NX
Nissan Navara Nissan Note Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
Nissan Patrol Nissan Pickup Nissan Pintara
Nissan Prairie Nissan Primera Nissan Pulsar
Nissan Qashqai Nissan Serena Nissan Silvia
Nissan Skyline Nissan Stagea Nissan Stanza
Nissan Sunny Nissan Teana Nissan Terrano II
Nissan Tiida Nissan Truck Nissan Van
Nissan Vanette Nissan Wingroad Nissan X-Trail

Nissan Overview

The Nissan corporation was first founded in Japan in 1933, and was officially dubbed the Nissan Motor Company in 1934. The first Nissans were sold under the Datsun brand, with the Datsun 1000, a pickup truck, the first to arrive in the US.

In the '60s Nissan merged with Prince Motor Company and began offering passenger cars with the Datsun 210 and 510. With large, American cars dominating the market at the time, when Nissan entered the market it was on the cusp of the small import car revolution in the U.S. The Nissan pickup truck was the first compact truck to hit the U.S. market.

The '70s saw the rise of Datsun's Z cars, which, both new and old, are still sought after today. The Z also cemented Nissan's place in the performance car market, and was joined later by other sporty coupes like the Pulsar, NX, and SX.

In 1981 Nissan dropped the Datsun brand and began selling all cars under the Nissan brand. Nissan did well through the early 1990s, satisfying a variety of customers with sedans like the Sentra, Altima, and Stanza and with larger vehicles like the Pathfinder SUV and Quest minivan. However, by the late '90s, Nissan's fleet had grown stale, and slowing sales and impending bankruptcy threatened the company's future.

Carlos Ghosn, who assumed the role of CEO in 1999, is credited with turning the car manufacturer around. Now Nissan is one of the most profitable car companies in the world, and has released new models like the Murano crossover SUV, the rugged Xterra SUV, and the subcompact Versa in recent years. Nissan is also meeting the supersized truck demand with the Armada SUV and Titan pickup. Many of Nissan's core vehicles, like the Sentra and the Altima, were recently redesigned, and the auto maker is set to release its first hybrid car in early 2007.

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