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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Nissan 200SX AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Nissan 200SX Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 011999


  • miles


When the car was assembled at the manufacturer, the air comprosser was bolted down to tightly. We had purchased the car in Nov. 1998 and when summer of 1999 rolled around the air conditioner would not cool. The dealer filled the unit with freon and it held for the summer by summer of 2000 the freon had leaked out again. This time they charged us to refill the unit but put a die to see about a leak, what they found was when it was built, the screw at the top was tightened down too tight and there was a small leak allowing the freon to escape. Now instead of standing behind the part and the labor they only are willing to provide the part. It was the manufacturer labor that made the part defective. Please help.

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #3

May 131999


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A/C pressure hose connector broke.

- San Franci, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 132000


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Since the second time the clutch cable was broke till now, the car still sit in the garage of ellis brooks(dealer). The dealer and manufacture can not find any replacement parts(#30770-9B410). And they refuse to give any rental car. I tried to contact the manufacture and dealer many times, but still can not fix this problem. Could it be a lemon car?

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 231998


  • miles
1. when I drove @ the speed of 55, the wheel still shift to the right. 2. ellis brooks(dealer) replaced the new cable on 01/2000, two weeks later I want on vacation for 5 weeks, the car haven't drive then. About 2 weeks after I came back from vacation, I start to feel the clutch loose again. Then about 3 weeks later the clutch cable had broken again. From there I changed new clutch(dealer suggest to replace clutch), but now the car still in the dealer garage waiting for the cable, it is been 3 weeks. The dealer and manufacture claim can't find the new clutch cable yet. And they don't want to provide car rental.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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