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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Nissan Altima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 122003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The tread on the tires is wearing down completely in short time span, which is making the ability to control the vehicle difficult. Consumer contacted manufacturer.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 112003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
2nd problem w/ Continental brand tires on my 2002 Nissan Altima. Original set was replaced (50/50% payed) between Nissan corporation & Continental corporation at approx. 18,000 miles on vehicle. Replacement set showing/displaying same problems....pre-mature wear, cracks in treads, flat spots. Tires have been rotated at suggested manufacturer intervals, and I have service records to verify again.

- Appleton, WI, USA

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