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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
92,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Nissan Altima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 032011

Altima 2.6L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles


I have dumped approximately $5000.00 into my $23,000 used Nissan Altima 2003. Was on Parkway noticed has no pick up what so ever. Pressed the peddle down are far as I could (pedal to metal) and the car maximum speed was 65 mph. What the hell is wrong with this car. Hate to invest any more money. Am a family of three with one car. Have to perform a magic trick. My son starts school on Wednesday after investing over $5,000 for this semester we have no car.

- , Belleville, NJ, USA

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