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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,291 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.

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1998 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 042003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 146,200 miles

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

My car was struck by another driver while crossing an intersection. My bumper and headlights were both torn from the car, but the airbag in my Nissan Altima gxe (98) did not deploy. I was treated at an urgent care center for neck, back and arm pain that day.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #10

Oct 012003

(reported on)

Altima

  • 66,000 miles
While driving at 40/45 mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Sandown, NH, USA

problem #9

Jan 292002

Altima

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a 73 mph frontal collision hitting a guardrail and trees. Upon impact, driver/ passenger air bags did not deploy, cause unknown. Driver sustained injuries.

- Knightdale, NC, USA

problem #8

Nov 142001

Altima

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a bumper rear end accident and air bags did not deploy at 5mph. Feel free to provide further information.

- Eastorange, NJ, USA

problem #7

Oct 032000

Altima

  • miles
Vehicle was struck at rear tandem axle on driver's side of 30 or more mph, both air bag did not deploy. Dealer was notified.

- Tremont, IL, USA

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problem #6

Mar 302000

Altima

  • miles
A car ran a red light and turned in front of me I tried to stop but the car brakes locked and the car started skidding. I couldn't control the car and it skid into the rear of the car that pulled in front of me. The collision was hard enough to fold my hood in half but the airbag never deployed. I went to the emergency room with chest pain and a numb left arm and hand. The airbag failed to deploy.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #5

Jan 042000

Altima

  • miles

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

While pulling into a parking lot hit a small 12-inch wall with left side bumper, and airbag deployed.

- Fort Lee, NJ, USA

problem #4

Apr 191999

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving at approximately 45 mph and rearended another vehicle, but dual airbags did not deploy.a Nissan dealer stated the because the sensors are located on the left/right and center of the frame and not on the bumper.the airbags did not deploy even with $5,000 worth of damage to the front end.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 191999

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving at approximately 45 mph and rearended another vehicle, but dual airbags did not deploy.a Nissan dealer stated the because the sensors are located on the left/right and center of the frame and not on the bumper.the airbags did not deploy even with $5,000 worth of damage to the front end.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #2

May 011998

Altima

  • miles
While driving consumer was involved in a collision. Air bags deployed. However, consumer hit head on windshield hard enough to spider crack it. Consumer sustained a minor concussion and bruising of the forearm and elbow, and strained her neck muscles.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

May 011998

Altima

  • miles
While driving consumer was involved in a collision. Air bags deployed. However, consumer hit head on windshield hard enough to spider crack it. Consumer sustained a minor concussion and bruising of the forearm and elbow, and strained her neck muscles.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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