Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
175,882 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.

1998 Nissan Maxima engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Nissan Maxima:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 212013


  • 155,418 miles


I wish to receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket cost of repair and installation of new parts for the vehicles alternator having caught on fire. On or about November 24, 2014, my request was submitted to Nissan of North per Nissan manufacturers recall instructions. The recall issued in 2001 was still open on the vehicle by VIN number. All pertinent documentation was provided by fax and phone to the Nissan safety complaint unit. As instructed by the investigating agent, the vehicle was taken to the local Nissan dealership for inspection and reimbursement. It has been five weeks (since December 23, 2014) of delay and broken promises, and I have not yet received reimbursement. (the vehicle failed to start and began to smoke; after being towed to the garage, the alternator caught fire as an attempt was made to start the vehicle.) please provide reimbursement of repair costs.

- Richmond, CA, USA

problem #1

May 242013


  • 196,345 miles
I failed state inspection because my engine core support is rotted. I am not the only person here who has complained about this happening in this model car.

- Westminster, MD, USA

Not what you are looking for?