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
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2003 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 102010

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles


In October 2010 the air bag light flashing, result: Retrieved code B1129-rh side air bag module open circuit, not detected at the time, code was in past tense. May have intermittent fault. Cleared code and light stayed off at the time. In July 2011 the air bag was flashing again retrieved code B1129-rh again. This time they said seat back needs to be replaced and/or needs a sensor unit. I find this a manufacture issue and responsibility, due to the fact that this car has never been in a car accident or abused. The air bag is not a tire to go bad, if one was in a car accident and replaced it at a private place that is another story! it is not fair for the same code (B1129-rh) once they just turned off and once they say you need to replace it.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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