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1998 Nissan Altima body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 032001


  • miles


Doors lock on their own. Also, when unlock ingdoors on inside of vehicle they automatically lock back up. Contacted dealer, and dealer gave consumer a tsb on vehicle concerning door locks being defective.

- Gurnee, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 241999

(reported on)


  • miles
Ihave contacted the dealership where my service had been done on all of my complaints and have gotten no satisfaction.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 011998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Door lock failed.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #1

May 131999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After vehicle is started the power locks activate on their own. If consumer steps away from the vehicle while starting it, locks will activate. Sometimes while driving they activate, and the alarm goes off. Dealer has been contacted.

- Raynham, MA, USA

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