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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

Sep 162006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles


: the contact stated there have been too many recalls on the vehicle and each new recall was more severe. Currently a notification for recall # 06V242000 was received for the electrical control module crank angle sensor, that may cause the service engine soon warning to illuminate and result in the engine stopping while driving. The first recall was for a replacement of a sub member which may caused a crash. The next recall was for the exhaust system. The following recall for the headlights which had a defective ground. The recall after was regarding a stabilizing bar. The contact expressed the vehicle has only been the their possession for 3 years and there were 4 recalls already. The tires were recently replaced where the independent repair shop technician determined that all four steel wheel rims were excessively rusted which was common for vehicles of this year, make and model. Updated 10/25/2006 -

- West Orange, NJ, USA

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