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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 Maxima steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 222008

(reported on)


  • miles


1988 Nissan Maxima auto part failure. Consumer states that the rack and pinion went bad due to the internal seals leaking fluid out of the rubber boots air bleed holes that did not have proper inserts in them to connect to the hose line. The failure occurred within one week of installation. The consumer believed the rack and pinion was defective. However the mechanic stated the failure was due to bad installation.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 242001


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While driving rack and pinion steering was leaking onto engine. This caused a burning odor inside vehicle. Have taken to dealership, and was informed by mechanic that problem of rack and pinion leakage existed, but was not repairable.

- Albuequerque, NM, USA

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