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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

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2001 Nissan Altima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012006


  • 102,000 miles


Rough idling and vibrations in the engine started in 2006 at 102,000 miles. Service engine light turns on. Then, a few weeks later the engine light stayed on. Went to numerous mechanics who couldn't figure out the problem. Drove the car like this for the last 3 years trying to figure out the problem! engine now bucks and stalls out. The only way to sit at a stop sign or red light without your car stalling is to put your foot on the gas and brake at the same time! you hope and pray you don't run into the car in front of you! I've had this problem for almost 3 years! now, there is popping noises coming from the engine. You can push the gas pedal to the floor and the car won't move! after a while the car will take off! try getting onto the highway with this issue!! after replacing spark plugs, distributor caps, harnesses, fuel injectors, fuel filters, O-rings, etc. We finally figured out it was the intake manifold gasket! a cheap part to buy but extremely expensive to fix! over the last three years I have spent over $4,000 to actually fix my car! this is absolutely ridiculous! after searching the internet to see if anyone else was having a problem, I found 110 complaints about the same issue! every single person had the same problems with the 2000-2001 Nissan Altima!! please recall this item! I would hate to see someone become seriously injured or killed because of Nissan!! a simple recall to replace a $10 part to save a life...... or a lawsuit and a lost life! this should be a no brainer!! a recall or a class action lawsuit.....Nissan should hurry up and take their pick!!! I will not buy another Nissan!!

- Ephrata, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 252003


  • miles
Car started smoking while on the parkway, I pulled over onto the grass, by that time flames were coming out under the hood by the front windshield, in 20 minutes before fire dept arrived the entire car was in flames, by the time fire was put out there was nothing left. Car was towed and cause of fire is under investigation by my insurance company, had there been anyone in the car with me I dought they would have survived, thats how quick and intense the fire was

- Forked River, NJ, USA

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