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6.8

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$462.00
Average Mileage:
129,800 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace fuel filler neck (1 reports)
1998 Nissan Altima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 172010

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

im so so mad about this gas problem.i cant put more than 10 dollars worth of gas at a time.its winter an i constantly have to put gas in every few days,and it comes right back out when you put it in..they need to address this problem and fix it..

- , Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 042008

Altima GXL 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 179,000 miles

I have a P1444 and PO450 code ....emission canister valve is stuck from what Ive been told that's why it takes me twice as long as anyone else to fuel my car... this is the last Nissan for me....

- , Fort McCoy, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 252006

(reported on)

Altima SE

  • 88,000 miles

Was told by the dealer that they had received a service bulletin regarding this problem but not enough complaints for a recall. Nice huh? Evidently fairly common problem with this particular vehicle and quite an expensive fix. Had to pay the dealer $84.00 just to diagnose it then repair estimate of $378.00. Last Nissan for me !

- , Ames, IA, USA

problem #2

Jul 142006

(reported on)

Altima

  • 112,000 miles

gas comes back out of gas tank. gas takes a while to go in gas tank

- , Suitland, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 162005

(reported on)

Altima EX

  • 105,000 miles

Service Engine Soon light came and nothing appeared to be wrong. When I went to fill up my car, the gas kept bubbling back out. Eventually got it filled up and everything ran ok. The light went out after about a week. Filled up with gas again and had no problems. A couple days later the light came back on again and again I could not hardly fill up the tank. It is now doing this off and on and yet there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the engine. Any suggestions?

- , Louisville, KY, USA

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