Top Two Common Complaints with the Nissan B210
The Nissan B210 lies midway in the very popular "Sunny" line that Nissan adopted from Datsun in the late 60s. In a decade-long run starting in 1973, the B210 proved to be one of the more popular subcompacts to penetrate the American market. It was particularly praised for its great fuel economy and reliability-so much so that even today, enthusiasts still proudly drive around their B210s in the streets of America. As a testament to its reliability, the B210 isn't a car that has many complaints attached to it even until today-a good three decades after it hit the road. And as with all cars, there still are a few gripes with the B210, but these remain very rare..
Rusting fuel storage tank
This strange but uncommon problem is reported with the 1978 edition of the Nissan B210. Owners have reports that the tank tends to rust rather quickly. In the worst cases, the rust eats right through the tank. This causes it to tilt on the left side. While nothing untoward has ever resulted from this fault, it can still causes a loss of fuel economy and even a engine failure of the engine.
A recall order was issued in 1983 and faulted the rusting to those B210s that operated in cold areas where salt was used for road de-icing. Covered by this recall order was a replacement of the support brackets with reinforcement and U-shaped brackets. And Eeven if your a B210 isn't covered by the recall, having a good set of support brackets are aff ordable in the aftermarketis highly recommended.
Fuel pump leak
Another problem associated with the 1978 version of the Nissan B210 that's tied to the fuel system is a tendency of the fuel pump to start leaking. To be fair, this problem really started to manifest in the year 2007. However, it still remains a risk as the leaking fuel pump poses a serious fire hazard. The fault looks to be due to the improper installation of the fuel pump diaphragm.
A comprehensive recall order was issued with Federal-Mogul-who made and installed the fuel pump diaphragms in the B210.- The company was willing to replace the defective pumps free of charge.