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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,995 miles

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1998 Nissan Altima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

May 142010


  • miles


Very hard to put gasoline in car. It spits back out at you. You have to pump the gas in very slow. I've notice 2 different places where it mentions, trouble putting gas in these cars. Bulletin date: Feb 1998 diagnostic procedure for slow fuel fill. Bulletin date: Mar 2000 information on diagnostic procedure for slow fuel fill. [xxx] info removed from my insurance co. Progressive website[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #1

Nov 152003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,990 miles
Service engine soon light came on due to sensors in gas tank. I was unable to put gas in the tank because it would spit back out. When it was taken in for service I was told that this was a very common problem and that one part alone was $300.

- Sparks, MD, USA

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