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.

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.

6.4

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
60,712 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. auto window feature re-programmed (1 reports)
2003 Nissan Altima electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2003 Nissan Altima:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 142011

Altima 2.5S V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles

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

When using automatic window switch, window goes all the way up to a closed position, and then immediately comes back down again ~3 inches. Only way to close window completely is to manually nudge the switch until window shuts or to hold the switch until you hear a very quiet click.

- , Ocala, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 202007

(reported on)

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

takes 5 min to close the window

- , Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 202007

(reported on)

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

this car has been recalled 6 times now after the warranty is up the window does not close it stays open about 3 inches you have to hold button open door then take key out real pain

- , Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 092006

(reported on)

Altima V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,362 miles

Problem: When using automatic window switch, window goes all the way up to a closed position, and then immediately comes back down again ~3 inches. Only way to close window completely is to manually nudge the switch until window shuts.

Car was taken to World Car Nissan-Hyundai (San Antonio, TX), where the auto window feature was re-programmed.

Covered under warranty.

- , Charleston, SC, USA

problem #1

Dec 092006

(reported on)

Altima V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,200 miles

This is second time we've had the problem of the driver's side window not staying shut after raising it with the automatic switch. It comes to a closed position, but then pops back again by about 3 inches. You have to manually nudge the window up until it closes. Last time, the dealership had to reprogram the auto window feature. We haven't taken it back in (yet) due to the other problems we've had that were never fixed successfully (suspension, cooling system). I think we have a lemon, folks.

- , Charleston, SC, USA

Not what you are looking for?