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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,200 miles

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2003 Nissan Altima clutch problems

clutch problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 282007

Altima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 81,200 miles


Clutch pedal suddenly looses pressure while driving, causing an inability to shift gears. Thus rendering the car undrivable. After a period of time, clutch pedal regains pressure. This time period varies, and is not consistent. Dealer response has always been that they are unable to duplicate the problem. Many users on the internet forum '' have experienced this same issue, and have had problems getting dealers and Nissan motor Corp. To acknowledge and address the issue.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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