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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,250 miles

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1998 Nissan Altima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012005


  • miles


1998 Nissan Altima developed problems with the check engine light illuminated, problems with the gas tank, and the oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. When the consumer attempted to fill the tank, gas would spill out.

- Philipsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 012003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
I cannot fill gas into my gas tank. The gas tank also splurts out gas whenever this is attempted creating a serious fire hazard.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 072002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When putting gas in the tank it splashes back out of tank.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #1

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

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