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:
122,500 miles

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2003 Nissan Altima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012008


  • 122,500 miles


On June 1, 2007 purchased 4 new tires and valves from bob's tire service in martinsburg wv. On August 1, 2008 I had a flat tire on the highway. After returning home on the spar I reinflated the flat and found the valve leaking. The tire sidewall was damaged and the tire had to be replaced. On Aug 10, 2008 another tire from the same set went flat. This time it was at low speed, the valve had failed again. On Aug, 18 2008 a third tire from the set went flat on I95 in Virginia. Once again it was a bad valve, cracked and leaking that caused the tire to fail. The one remaining valve was replaced before it failed, it was a dill TR414 valve according to bob's tire they would have all been dill valves.

- Glenwood, MD, USA

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