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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,750 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Nissan Altima brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


Power locks go on and off repeatedly, making all kinds of racket and buzzing sounds, even when car is turned off!! have to play with key and locks to get into the car... fuel door opens on own repeatedly, won't stay shut. Brakes make a deep growling sound when gently pressing the brake pedal. Car has 40,000 miles on it...I have an appointment on 11/4/03 to get this repaired..I shudder at what this will cost...any advice please email me

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Aug 222000

(reported on)


  • miles
When braking hard consumer feels vibrations through the brake pedal. Nlm

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 171999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes locked up causing loss of control and consumer crashed into cement median strip causing injury to consumer.

- Havertown, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle experiencing brake failure.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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