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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.

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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 092002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


After starting vehicle battery exploded, casing had cracked.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 072001


  • miles
Battery blew up soon as consumer turned on vehicle. There was some damage to vehicle on hood and around the area of the battery.

- Seresta, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 222001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery exploded upon start of vehicle. Vehicle shook when battery exploded. Also, battery acid leaked. Consumer got some battery acid in eyes. Consumer was breathing the gas from battery. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated battery was faulty. Battery acid sprayed all over the engine compartment, front body panels, front bumper, and the hood was dented because of the battery failure.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

problem #1

Oct 261999


  • miles
Upon starting the engine, the car battery exploded. As a result, I had to purchase a new battery. The car also suffered hood damage. I notified Nissan Consumer Affairs dept. And they said that they will respond within three working days.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

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