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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
220,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

engine problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 092012

Altima LS 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 220,000 miles

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

Put new converter on car then started leaking oil. Don't know exactly what problem is. Always have changed oil at 3k miles. Come on Nissan! Lets get this sorted out. We don't have a reputable Nissan Dealer in our small town. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

- , Elizabeth City, NC, US

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