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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Nissan Altima body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7 miles

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

I purchased my 2003 Nissan Altima on May 05, 2003 and it had a defect in the paint on the hood. I asked the dealer dorschel automotive for a new hood and they refused and said they could paint it. The paint job was absolutley terrible and was repainted five additional times. Almost the entire car has been painted and now the front nose/spoiler area is all checked and cracked and needs to painted. The vehicle only has 10,000 miles. I want a new vehicle or my money refunded for this vehicle.

- Ontario, NY, USA

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