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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine 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 #1

Jun 012009

Altima S 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

Sulfer/ bag egg smell coming from the engine of my 2003 Nissan Altima while driving both on the highway and in town. I took it to my mechanic and was told that I need two new converters which was going to cost $1400! Money that I don't have!

- , Middletown, RI, USA

Not what you are looking for?