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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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
200,000 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

Sep 142011

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

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

Looking for suggestions. Took car for tires today, never made it to town. Car would not go over 50mph, began to overheat, also noticed a/c stopped blowing cold. Took car home asap...noticed a little smoke/steam, and hissing sound.....by the time i found gloves to raise hood (perhaps 2 minutes) hissing & smoky/steam were finished. Fluid sprayed all over driver side of engine. Ideas?

- , Conroe, TX, USA

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