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.

5.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$547.00
Average Mileage:
139,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Nissan Altima AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012012

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

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

had this fixed back in 2011, clutch arm and a s.belt and I'm having the same problem again,real bad noise rattling under the hood while backing out.

- , Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152010

Altima SL 2.5L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,000 miles

I just bought a used Altima 2003. The heater works fine (for now anyways), but when I start the heater on, say 1st level of airflow, it produces an annoying rattling noise below the glove box, but not glove box itself. I looked everywhere, tried pushing on the glove box but it doesn't change anything. I concluded that it seems like / sounds like some kind of fan near the front passenger's legroom. Very annoying!!! Stupid Nissan. Can't make normal cars.

- , Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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