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:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. seems the piston goes bad, already replace went bad again (1 reports)
2003 Nissan Altima steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 192011

Altima 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


The Rack and Pinion first went on the Altima at about 600 miles, it was replaced by the dealer and now there are 125,000 miles the unit is on the way out again.. Also replaced front and rear shocks, struts, 3 times on this car at my cost.. It seems to be a issue with Nissan but not a recall on any of these problems.

- , Shoreham, NY, USA

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