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8.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,100 miles

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2012 Nissan Altima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 262013

Altima

  • 8,500 miles

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

Filling the fuel tank the gas pump shut off thinking the tank was full when if fact the fuel gauge showed it wasn't full, I proceeded to fill the tank again and it took an additional 2 gal. Before it registered full, I did this two other times and the same thing occurred, in addition I would drive approximately 60miles and the fuel gauge would show that I used approximately 4-5gal of gas? this is a 4 cly. I took it to the dealer and they encountered the same problem, they replaced the fuel filler valve and that didn't help, then they replaced the fuel pump, that didn't help, I'm scheduled to go to the dealer again. Something is not calibrated to the fuel gauge, I don't get a reasonable reading of how much fuel I have and I want to top off once. I purchased the 2012 in Feb. 2013 as a certified pre-own.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 262013

Altima

  • 8,500 miles
Filling the fuel tank the gas pump shut off thinking the tank was full when if fact the fuel gauge showed it wasn't full, I proceeded to fill the tank again and it took an additional 2 gal. Before it registered full, I did this two other times and the same thing occurred, in addition I would drive approximately 60miles and the fuel gauge would show that I used approximately 4-5gal of gas? this is a 4 cly. I took it to the dealer and they encountered the same problem, they replaced the fuel filler valve and that didn't help, then they replaced the fuel pump, that didn't help, I'm scheduled to go to the dealer again. Something is not calibrated to the fuel gauge, I don't get a reasonable reading of how much fuel I have and I want to top off once. I purchased the 2012 in Feb. 2013 as a certified pre-own.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 262013

Altima

  • 8,500 miles
Filling the fuel tank the gas pump shut off thinking the tank was full when if fact the fuel gauge showed it wasn't full, I proceeded to fill the tank again and it took an additional 2 gal. Before it registered full, I did this two other times and the same thing occurred, in addition I would drive approximately 60miles and the fuel gauge would show that I used approximately 4-5gal of gas? this is a 4 cly. I took it to the dealer and they encountered the same problem, they replaced the fuel filler valve and that didn't help, then they replaced the fuel pump, that didn't help, I'm scheduled to go to the dealer again. Something is not calibrated to the fuel gauge, I don't get a reasonable reading of how much fuel I have and I want to top off once. I purchased the 2012 in Feb. 2013 as a certified pre-own.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 012012

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles
2012 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to fuel efficiency the consumer stated he was not getting the claimed mpg as stated from Nissan. The consumer stated he was barely getting over 20 mpg on the highway.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 172011

Altima

  • miles
Traveling down a four lane road going 55 mph. It was around 10 a.M., sunny and dry. There was no debris on the road. I heard a loud "pop" which came from behind the passenger seat and in front of back tire. We looked for debris on the road, saw none. Car was running fine. Continued 10 - 15 more miles to home of father-in-law. Stepped out of car and smelled strong gas fumes. Proceeded around back of car to passenger side. Observed a puddle of gasoline in front of rear passenger tire. Slow, steady drip was coming from bottom of car above puddle. Car was towed to Nissan dealer in lexington, ky. They reported the fuel tank was punctured.

- Enon, OH, USA

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