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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$318.00
Average Mileage:
26,643 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Nissan Altima accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 142014

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,643 miles

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

Three handles have broken off up to now . I called for service and was told the part would cost $68.00. When I came for the appointment I was given a bill for $318.00. I could barely afford the $68.00 and was shocked by the bill.

I paid because getting into the car was dangerous to passengers getting in the car. I really do need a pity party, this was really a heavy burden for me.

Shouldn't Nissan compensate for such shoddy parts.? I can't complain about my Altima , it's served me well; but having handles break off is a pain I can't afford.

- , Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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