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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,254 miles

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 302007

Altima 6-cyl

  • 98,254 miles


2003 Nissan Altima recall crank sensor issue customer request reimbursement of the funds to replace crank angle sensor and the reprogramming of electronic control module did not solve problem. The consumer stated on 01/30/07 the vehicle was taken in for the same problem as the recall issued for this specific vehicle. The consumer stated while her daughter was driving the car stopped running, the consumer stated took car into dealer and dealer informed him the problem was the ECM needed reprogramming and consumer was never informed of recall. The consumer stated once again the engine shut off, the vehicle was then taken to the dealer who informed the consumer the crank sensor needed to be replaced and was not covered under warranty. The consumer provided the invoice for repairs due to recall and wants to reimbursed for repairs. The dealer stated left brake light out, dealer replaced left brake light bulb.

- Decatur, IL, USA

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