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Average Mileage:
136,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

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2003 Nissan Altima AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 052014

Altima 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles


I have to leave the car on for at least half an hour for it to get heated. When I run it, the heater doesn't kick in until I have been driving for at least 15 minutes. I live in Maine and its COLD!

- , Orono, Maine, USA

problem #3

Jan 022012

Altima LS 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles

The heater only blows hot air at highway speeds, when you slow it blows cold air. I'm in Wisconsin and winter gets cold.

- , Kennan, WI, USA

problem #2

Nov 042011

Altima LS 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 171,000 miles

my 2003 nissan altima will only heat when driving at highway speed. really a pain.

- , Moulton, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 172010

Altima EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles

The car took over 20 minutes to warm up to full operating temperature. Even then, if you sat at a red light, the heat would gradually become cold. You had to step on the accelerator to get the heat back. I bought this car very recently and i didnt know about this issue until i drove for some time but sounds like this is an on going issue with Nissan Altima , can someone tell me how to fix this and what would be the cost if i take it to dealers ?

Thanks for your input.

- , Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

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