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.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideRollover
2003 Altima 4-DR.***************not tested
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2003 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
G Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
A Left Leg Injury
G Right Leg Injury
A Restraints
G Structure
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Not tested. P Overall
P Structure
Driver
P Head Protection
P Head/Neck Injury
A Torso Injury
P Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
M Head Protection
A Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
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Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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