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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 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.

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.

2001 Nissan Altima electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 272003

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


Car was parked overnight in garage. When key was turned in the ignition, explosion occurred under the hood. Smoke was coming out from under the hood and acid was dripping to the pavement. There is a dent on the hood from the inside directly above the battery location. There was also acid on the engine and local areas.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 262001

(reported on)


  • miles
While backing out of driveway a loud noise occurred followed by fumes from under the hood. Seconds later, vehicle suddenly accelerated to 80 mph and hit a brick wall, cause unknown.

- Austin, TX, USA

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