Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm

5440 Arapahoe Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80303

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm

5440 Arapahoe Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80303

Nissan Repair Shop in Boulder, CO

Call (303) 449-8949 for the Best in Nissan Repair!

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Why trust us with your Nissan repairs?

At Independent Motors, we fully service and repair Nissan Cars, Trucks, SUVs and Vans/Mini Vans from 1996 to new vehicles, including:

  • Altima
  • Leaf
  • Maxima
  • Armada
  • Frontier
  • Versa
  • Pathfinder
  • Juke
  • Murano
  • Quest
  • Rogue
  • Sentra
  • Xterra
  • Kicks
  • 350 Z
  • 370 Z
  • Cube
  • GT-R
  • Titan

To better serve the needs of our Boulder area customers, we’ve developed expert skills at maintaining the safety, mechanics, performance and durability of the entire line of Nissan vehicles. Here’s more to ease your mind:

  • Our mechanics have over 70 years of combined Nissan service experience.
  • We’ve been repairing Nissan vehicles, cars and SUVs since 1983.
  • Our staff includes five ASE certified Nissan mechanics.
  • We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic software tools to ensure optimal results.
  • We commit to quality repairs by putting our words & actions into gear.

Top 10 Nissan Repair Issues

Each Nissan has its own character, strengths and weaknesses. And while Nissan comes pretty darn close to perfect, we’ve become experts at finding and making some of the most common Nissan repairs.

  1. Stalled engine due to failed crankshaft and or camshaft sensor – the engine may stall when warming up. This can be the result of a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor. Sensors can fail intermittently so the issue may not be constant. On certain models, sensors have been recalled by Nissan and should be replaced on an as needed basis.
  2. Check engine light due to catalytic converter failure – the catalytic converter nearest to the cylinder head can fail resulting in the Check Engine Light to appear. Prompt repair of this problem is highly recommended because the catalyst material can be sucked up into the engine resulting in interior damage.
  3. Engine cranks and doesn’t start or runs rough – the camshaft driven distributor may leak oil, resulting in a failure of the crankshaft position sensor. The engine may crank but not start or run poorly.
  4. Oil leak from engine – Nissan Altima vehicles with the 3.5L V6 engine may leak oil from the engine due to a faulty or leaking oil cooler O-ring. Leaks like this usually happen after an oil change because the oil filter is attached to the cooler; thus, removing and installing the oil filter can change the oil cooler O-ring sealing capabilities.
  5. Failing engine mounts cause thumping in floor – a thumping heard and felt in the floor is most often the result of failing engine mounts. A failing mount leads to too much movement of the engine, and will oftentimes need replacing.
  6. Timing chain rattle and tapping noise – rattling and tapping in the front of the engine on the 2003-2016 Nissan Murano may exist, especially on cold starts. This rattling noise should be taken seriously as it warns of upcoming timing chain failure. The cause of the noise is faulty timing chain guide rails and timing chain tensioners that wear out well ahead of schedule. When they fail, the timing chain becomes loose, and pieces break off, falling into the oil pan.
  7. Engine won’t crank due to starter relay – the engine may not crank when the key is turned to “start” if the starter relay fails. This is oftentimes confused with a defective starter motor.
  8. Engine stall and or no start condition – the distributor shaft bearing may rust and seize, resulting in the engine to stall or fail to start. The failed distributor commonly needs to be replaced.
  9. Check engine light due to failed EVAP canister vent valve – the Check Engine Light may come on as the result of a defective charcoal canister vent control valve. The charcoal canister is part of the Evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.
  10. Erratic fuel gauge and/or check engine light – the fuel level sensor may fail resulting in erratic or inaccurate fuel gauge readings. The Check Engine Light may also appear. Nissan has recalled 2006 – 2008 vehicles only for this fuel gauge issue.

NISSAN REPAIRS & COSTS: Repairing your vehicle can be expensive, especially if the recommended maintenance has been neglected. We help you cut costs by keeping up on all the maintenance schedules and prioritizing repairs that need immediate attention versus ones that can wait. By sourcing the best parts for the money and by providing the best Nissan technicians to work on your car, we save you money. As a result, our pricing is highly competitive. We know that at times cost for anyone can be an issue, but we find solutions to keep your costs down.

NISSAN PARTS: We normally use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, but only when they are cost-efficient. Otherwise, we can source an equally durable aftermarket part. That’s right, we will always help save you money.

Nissan Repair FAQs:

Being informed with getting accurate information is crucial when you’re about to purchase or repair your Nissan. You want assurance that your Nissan enters a reputable, knowledgeable and reliable auto repair facility. The mechanics at Independent Motors are backed by years of experience and specialized expertise to answer Nissan repair and maintenance questions.

A: One or more of the ignition coils is misfiring, so we replace coils to ensure your vehicle runs smoothly on the highway or in the city.

A: The exhaust manifolds tend to warp leaking exhaust gas.

A: Quite often the tire sizes Nissan offers are considered sporty sizes, i.e., they are tires that are designed to match the handling capabilities of the vehicle they are going on. Those sport tires are designed more for handling and speed than longevity.

A: Nissan vehicles sometimes go through window regulators more than many other models, and this is common.

A: The axle boots are worn causing the CV joints to wear. No worries, this is common and fixable.

A: The lateral links that hold the rear axles in place are worn causing them to shift.

A: The timing belt is stretched and needs to be replaced, which we can take care of at a competitive cost.

A: When the driveshaft center carrier bearing is worn, Nissan vehicles can potentially have one or more of thousands of different trouble codes stored when the CEL comes on.

A: When the driveshaft center carrier bearing is worn, Nissan vehicles can potentially have one or more of thousands of different trouble codes stored when the CEL comes on.

Need a Nissan mechanic to give it the care & service it needs? There’s only one number to call in Boulder, CO!

Call Independent Motors today: 303.449.8949

Nissan repair for Boulder County, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Niwot and Nederland, Colorado.