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.

4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Nissan Altima windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 072004

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

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

Rear passenger side window exploded outwards while the vehicle was parked in a parking space. The sun roof opened. Weather temperature was cool when this occurred. The vehicle is scheduled to be taken to the dealership.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

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