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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
160,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 042014

Altima LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

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

While on my way to work car started making rattling noise and as I got to the shoulder of the highway who motor area caught fire.Had no warning or issue...really can't believe

- , Bristol, CT, USA

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