definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,250 miles

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1998 Nissan Altima electrical problems

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1998 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 052004

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The car was idle at a red light when it shut down completely (engine, radio, lights, etc). It would not start again. I got a jump and it started. The next day it started fine. I let it idle for about 15 minutes and it was okay. I drove it for a few minutes and it died again. I had it towed to a repair shop. None of the diagnostic tests showed anything wrong (battery, alternator, etc. Were okay). They drove it and it did not die again. I took it to a Nissan dealer and they cannot find any problems either.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #3

May 052004

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the accelerator pedal vehicle failed to accelerate. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that computer needed to be replaced.

- Wheeling, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 282003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Several times the vehicle wouldn't start, I had to have it jump started. Usually happened after it had been driven for a short time, stopped and then tried to restart. One time it wouldn't start even with a jump. Battery was replaced and it continued to happen. Dealership could not duplicate the problem. All readings for battery and alternator came back normal.

- Harrisburg, OR, USA

problem #1

Aug 221998

(reported on)


  • miles
Car shutting off while driving, relay switch replaced because

- Deactur, GA, USA

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