CarComplaints.com 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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
122,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repaint vehicle (1 reports)
2002 Nissan Altima body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012013

Altima S 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Paint job is literally falling off the car in multiple places. Hood, roof, trunk lid Never had this happen to a car before. Never had to paint a car. Only has 125k miles!

Only solution is complete paint job by someone competent, not Nissan. Dealer does not care. Will never buy a Nissan again, this is my first. I normally own VWs and Fords for 200k miles or more, never had this kind of POS before.

Also burns oil, ruins catalytic converters, and trunk lid won't close correctly.

- , Monument, CO, USA

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