Fuel Pump Problems of Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima owners have reported 19 problems related to fuel pump (under the gasoline fuel system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Altima based on all problems reported for the Altima.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 10/14/2013

This problem started gradually it would just turn off while I was driving without any warning. In the middle of traffic it was scary. Thank god it would turn back on right away. I decided to see if doing a oil change spark plugs and air filter would help it didn't . One Saturday on September 21 of this year on lunch break I need to come home really quick it stopped before I made it home it would not turn back on at all! I called the tow truck he was able to make it turn back on. I took it to auto zone they said my battery was bad so I bought a new one. It continued to stop on me. It would run for a few days without stopping at all until just a few days ago it didn't want to start at all thought it was the fuel pump. Now that has been checked off the list. The engine light has then turned on and the codes that is being read out is for a recall that was issued in December 22 of 2003 r 3022 / Infiniti what can I do?.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 02/26/2013

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.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 09/08/2012

While driving on the i95 the car shut off and would not restart at 55mph. Thank god, I did not get into an accident and was able to coast over to the guardrail. I had to have my car towed to my mechanic that informed me it appeared to be the crankshaft sensor and said since it was a recall item I should have it brought to my local Nissan dealer. I had the car towed to miller Nissan in fairfield CT and informed them of my mechanics findings. They checked the car and told me it was the fuel pump and replaced it even with me expressing that my current mechanic already checked that. After replacing the fuel pump they called me back and said it still wasn't working. It ended up being the ecm along with another sensor!! I expressed how upset I was that this sensor failed why I was driving at a high speed on the highway! I am currently working with Nissan corporate recall department because everything I'm reading is still indicating that the crankshaft sensor could cause malfunctions in other sensors in the car!! I'm not happy that Nissan is charging me for the new fuel pump they installed along with the sensors totaling $1,943,00!!.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 11/06/2007

Purchased vehicle July 3, 2006. August 8, 2006- service engine light reported multi cylinder misfire, spark plugs were replaced. Feb 07- same code found and spark plugs and O2 sensors replaced. June 07- same code, engine floods twice, car crank but wont start and spark plugs, coils, fuel pump replaced. Nissan tech couldn't duplicate the problem but mentioned coolant was low and so that was why the cylinder misfire and head gaskets need to be fixed. Oct. 07 engine shut off about 4 times while driving. November 07- engine fails. No recourse from Nissan consumer affairs nor where Nissan car was purchased.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 01/05/2007

-the contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima there is a recall on the fuel pump screen which caused the engine to stall, and the engine service light to remain on. During the diagnosis they found a service engine code pertaining to the catalyst. He took it to the dealership and called Nissan, who inform him that the dealer would fix it, but Nissan called back refusing to cover the cost of the repair. The failure mileage was 74,000 , and the current mileage was 80,000. The manifold exhaust was replaced, when the vehicle was in idle, it would surge. The air bag sensor was replaced. Updated 05/22/07.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 11/29/2006

Brand new 2006 Altima 2. 5s devlivered to me with a bad fuel pump. Service engine light was on. But went off after I fill up. Then came back on with the fuel light showing. Had to take it back with just 85 miles on it. Had to go back down to dealer. Service tech said I couldnt get a loaner car it wasnt covered under the warrenty. I lived 45 miles away, they wouldnt take me home. Finally went to the salesman and he gladly gave me another car to drive until it was fixed 3 days later.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 02/05/2006

Car stalls or doesn't start. Replaced fuel pump and reset computer chip.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1996 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 11/15/2005

My daughter's 1996 Nissan Altima developed an intermittent problem that sometimes left her stranded. When I discovered what the problem was, I wanted others to know. The problem turned out to be an intermittent electrical connection inside the fuel tank. It was burned and had actually melted the top of the fuel tank where the connectors were. It was the two wire connector that connected directly to the electric fuel pump. The fuse was a 15 amp fuse, but the wires and the connectors looked small for that kind of current draw. This looks to me like a potential fire hazard. Also, I found it interesting that the wire "pigtail" was not available from Nissan as a repair part.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 09/21/2005

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. The automatic transmission failed while driving. It began to leak and smoke. The current mileage is 39,400 miles. There were no lights that came on prior to the failure. This occurred on September 21, 2005. This was the ninth time that the vehicle has been in the shop for various problems, transmission, fuel pump, and axle. This is the second transmission in the vehicle this new transmission has only about 5000 miles. The car has been in the shop for the transmission five times.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 07/10/2005

2003 Nissan Altima we purchased car new, and had numerous problems. [fuel pump 40k,starting problems, sensors, and right now car is back in repair shop]when I called waikem Nissan in canton,ohio about the fuel pump, they told me it was not under warranty, yet my manual said it was.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 01/05/2005

When driving and coming to a stop, the vehicle dies. The car has been to the dealer, and the dealer can't find the cause of the problem. O2 sensor, catalytic converter (2), and fuel pump were replaced, but the car still does the same thing. The manufacture is suppose to call the consumer on Monday. The car stalls out everyday, and it's always going slow when it happens.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 01/06/2004

Car stalls while driving, has severe difficulty starting and jerks in second gear. Car idles at about 100-200 rpm.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 12/20/2003

2004 Nissan Altima failed to crank on cold mornings 5 times. In and out of service department. Finally replaced fuel control modulator. Next morning car cranked in 29 degree weather and now is smoking (black smoke). Returned car to service department on 1-31-04 along with a cloth containing the residue from the tail pipes.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1996 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 09/21/2003

This complaint is on 1996 Nissan Altima gxe. On 9/21/03, the car failed to start in the morning even though it had no issues the night beforethe engine turned but would not catch on and ignite. On the following day, a local mechanic found the root cause to be the failed fuel pump, thereby explaining the symptomno fuel to the engine, no ignition. Additionally and more critically, he found that the plastic housing of the power connector (power to drive the pump) was severely damagedit had melted with indications for arcs. The critical aspect is that the burned/arc-ed side of the connector (electrical feed-through) sits inside the fuel tank and would sit in the fuel vapor when the fuel is low in the tank. This combination of arcing and fuel vapor, I believe, constitutes a significant safety issue with potentially explosive consequences. It is very fortunate that this potential for explosion did not materialize. However, the situation, I believe, definitely warrants further investigation by the manufacturer and by NHTSA. Please contact me for further information, including the damaged parts.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 12/03/2002

The first incident was on December 3, 2002 when my car engine ceased to function on the interstate at 70mph. There was no warning and the engine light did not come on. Vehicle was towed to the dealership and the computer was replaced. On January 15, 2003, again on the interstate, the vehicle experienced the same problem. It ceased function and the engine light didn't come on. The vehicle was again towed and this time the problem has been diagnosed as a malfunction with fuel pump. The fuel pump and gas tank are scheduled to be replaced and pieces of metal were found in the gas tank.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2003 Nissan Altima safety recall regarding fuel pump. The consumer contacted the dealer to have the recall done and was told that the manufacturer was no longer correcting the defect in southern states.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 17

Consumer smelled a bad odor. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer stated there was a recall for the fuel pump.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 18

Repairs required for 3 recalls, replacement or radiator and mass airflow sensor. However, manufacturer is willing to pay replacement of radiator, but won't pay for the replacement of mass airflow sensor.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Nissan Altima 19

The check engine light illuminated. Also while putting gas into the filler neck the gas pump shut off which caused gas to splash onto consumer.

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