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:
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Average Mileage:
67,176 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2002 Nissan Altima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 102012

Altima S 2.5L 4i

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,176 miles


I would like to know besides having to shell money out of my own pocket, I bought this vehicle used from a Nissan Dealership and DID NOT LOOK at the gas cap to tell if there may be a problem with the gas cap not sealing and the check engine light coming on.

I can also smell gas vapors outside the car when I shut off the engine and get out.

Who pays for the NEW gas filler Nozzle?????

It had better NOT be me, I've only had the car a week, nice eh??

- , Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

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