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. Notes: Here's a disturbing trend for the 2002 Nissan Altima: the engine starts burning oil like crazy, the catalytic converter goes bad, the head gasket blows and eventually the entire engine needs replacement. Sound familiar? Like a script from a horror film, these Altimas seem doomed to fail around 95k miles.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
149,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Nissan Altima AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 052008

Altima SE 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,000 miles


wow,same story like everyone else I also have an 2002 nissan altima. the first one was also a 2002,the dealership cleaned it up topped off all fluids. I drove home,as i drove i felt like someone was pulling the car backwards it just wouldn't take off like i no it could. I took it back 2 the dealer the next morning they claimed they don't know what happen they took it back 2 b serviced they said they topped off all fluids.they said everything is good.

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

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