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:
Average Mileage:
130,200 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace bulbs (1 reports)
2002 Nissan Altima accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

May 032010

Altima S 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,200 miles


I noticed half my instrument panel lights are burned out, so i removed the whole cluster, i have replaced bulbs over and over, and they still burn out, this some sort of short in the wiring of this car? i sure will not buy a nother nissan again, have had tons of problems.

- , Des Moines, IA, USA

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