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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
114,954 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace light (1 reports)
2003 Nissan Altima accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 082011

Altima SE 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,954 miles


It's an expensive problem that not just any mechanic can fix...I tried to take it to an experienced mechanic and he said Nissan would have to fix it. Nissan said that it would cost up to $150. During the day the problem isn't too bad, but its at night when it gets very annoying. Since we live in a relatively northern area our winters are long and dark and cold which makes this problem a tad bit frustrating.

- , Edmonton, AB, Canada

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