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:
Average Mileage:
115,402 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace power steering pump (1 reports)
2003 Nissan Altima steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012011

Altima SE 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,402 miles


Because I was having so many problems with my vehicle, I was not able to repair the power steering pump right away, so I had to deal with a leaking pump for awhile, so I had to buy a lot of power steering fluid, it was not a good situation.

- , Huntsville, AL, USA

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