Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
STRUCTURE - BODY
0210812/15/200210000794Center console armrest middle or lower latch broken or hard to open. *tt03/31/2003
NTB02014A05/07/2002NTB02014633619Subject regarding front console box lid retainer clip availability.*jg09/23/2002
NTB0206906/25/2002633684Subject regarding rattle in headliner near room lamp. *jg09/23/2002
NTB0204204/10/2002631331Subject regarding water leakage on front floor area. *jg05/22/2002
STRUCTURE - BODY - DOOR
03027A06/23/20030302710003350Door sash blackout tape, poor appearance. *tt10/16/2003
0302704/02/200310001741Door sash blackout tape may have poor appearance. *t06/24/2003
0211912/05/200210000024Front door finisher fabric pulling away. *tt02/07/2003
NTB0209309/05/2002635798Information on diagnosing rattle in rear door when closing. *tt10/31/2002
NTB0204104/09/2002633621Subject regarding wind noise due to hole in door sealer. *jg09/23/2002
NTB0204204/10/2002633624Subject regarding water leaks on front floor area. *jg09/23/2002
NTB0204104/09/2002631333Subject regarding wind noise due to hole in door sealer. *jg05/22/2002
STRUCTURE - BODY - TRUNK LID
0308209/02/200310003585Trunk lid difficult to close. *tt10/24/2003
NTB0206606/13/2002633610Subject regarding trunk opener cancel switch operation. *jg09/23/2002
STRUCTURE - FRAME AND MEMBERS
0601803/17/200610019885Rear side member replacement. *tt05/08/2006

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STRUCTURE
07/21/2011
 2002 nissan altima front floorpans rotting through. i found out today and was shocked! the car is in excellent shape, but the inspection garage pointed out the rust. he said he sees it alot on altimas at auction! i see online it is a huge problem,that nissan wont admit to being at blame. it seem that a floor plug was never sealed at the factory and the rust starts at that point and just spreads! there should be a recall due to the safety issues associated with holes in your floors prematurely! the rest of the underside is solid, so it isnt due to road salt, or the whole floor would be rotted. its a manufacturing issue that causes the problems on thousands of cars!
07/21/2011
 2002 nissan altima front floorpans rotting through. i found out today and was shocked! the car is in excellent shape, but the inspection garage pointed out the rust. he said he sees it alot on altimas at auction! i see online it is a huge problem,that nissan wont admit to being at blame. it seem that a floor plug was never sealed at the factory and the rust starts at that point and just spreads! there should be a recall due to the safety issues associated with holes in your floors prematurely! the rest of the underside is solid, so it isnt due to road salt, or the whole floor would be rotted. its a manufacturing issue that causes the problems on thousands of cars!
07/21/2011
 2002 nissan altima front floorpans rotting through. i found out today and was shocked! the car is in excellent shape, but the inspection garage pointed out the rust. he said he sees it alot on altimas at auction! i see online it is a huge problem,that nissan wont admit to being at blame. it seem that a floor plug was never sealed at the factory and the rust starts at that point and just spreads! there should be a recall due to the safety issues associated with holes in your floors prematurely! the rest of the underside is solid, so it isnt due to road salt, or the whole floor would be rotted. its a manufacturing issue that causes the problems on thousands of cars!
07/21/2011
 2002 nissan altima front floorpans rotting through. i found out today and was shocked! the car is in excellent shape, but the inspection garage pointed out the rust. he said he sees it alot on altimas at auction! i see online it is a huge problem,that nissan wont admit to being at blame. it seem that a floor plug was never sealed at the factory and the rust starts at that point and just spreads! there should be a recall due to the safety issues associated with holes in your floors prematurely! the rest of the underside is solid, so it isnt due to road salt, or the whole floor would be rotted. its a manufacturing issue that causes the problems on thousands of cars!
06/16/2011166000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the front driver and passenger floor board was rusting. the manufacturer and dealer was contacted but was unable to assist the contact. the failure was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 166,000. nw
06/16/2011166000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the front driver and passenger floor board was rusting. the manufacturer and dealer was contacted but was unable to assist the contact. the failure was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 166,000. nw
06/16/2011166000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the front driver and passenger floor board was rusting. the manufacturer and dealer was contacted but was unable to assist the contact. the failure was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 166,000. nw
06/16/2011166000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the front driver and passenger floor board was rusting. the manufacturer and dealer was contacted but was unable to assist the contact. the failure was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 166,000. nw
06/13/2010124000
 2002 nissan altima has know had to have motor mounts replaced for a second time since purchase of vehicle. motor mounts seem to be defective.
06/13/2010124000
 2002 nissan altima has know had to have motor mounts replaced for a second time since purchase of vehicle. motor mounts seem to be defective.
06/13/2010124000
 2002 nissan altima has know had to have motor mounts replaced for a second time since purchase of vehicle. motor mounts seem to be defective.
10/01/201070000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that there was a big hole under the front passenger side of the vehicle. the contact was alerted to the problem when a mechanic noticed while installing a new tire on the vehicle. the contact called the dealership who stated that there were no complaints about the problem. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were approximately 70,000-bk
10/01/201070000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that there was a big hole under the front passenger side of the vehicle. the contact was alerted to the problem when a mechanic noticed while installing a new tire on the vehicle. the contact called the dealership who stated that there were no complaints about the problem. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were approximately 70,000-bk
10/01/201070000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that there was a big hole under the front passenger side of the vehicle. the contact was alerted to the problem when a mechanic noticed while installing a new tire on the vehicle. the contact called the dealership who stated that there were no complaints about the problem. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were approximately 70,000-bk
04/30/201098000
 Luckly any incidents were ommited. my mechanic discover that the undermount in my 2002 nissan altima rusted so badly that i have two holes in the car. the holes are in the under the driver seat and pasanger seat. that is just an accident waiting to happen.
04/17/2010130000
 I have a 2002 nissan altima and it has developed a large rust hole under the passenger and driver side floor pan. the car was rust proofed when it was purchased new. it has not been in any accidents. other altima owners have not had any luck with nissan to correct this problem. this is a common problem/defect that nissan refuses to correct.
03/23/200886000111/01/2001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact noticed metal hanging from the bottom of her vehicle. there was a hole under the driver side, which exposed rotten metal. the vehicle was inspected and the floorboard was diagnosed as the cause of the failure. the sales dealer took pictures and sent them to the manufacturer. most recently, the manufacturer stated that they could not be of assistance and that the warranty would not cover the corrosion underneath the vehicle. the sales dealer informed the contact that she would be responsible for the $6,000 repair cost. the current mileage was 89,000 and failure mileage was approximately 86,000. updated 07/29/08. *lj the consumer stated the vehicle has rusted out from the inside out. updated 07/29/08. *jb
06/24/2006109/14/2001
 My wife was driving her 2002 altima when the right front inner fender splash shield came loose and jammed against the tire. she though she had a blowout and nearly lost control of the car. car had prior nissan recall to install supplemental snow/ice shields. also prior occurrence of this shield detaching at highway speeds. nissan charged for reinstallation. *nm
02/01/2005105/08/2004
 Request for recall of 2002 nissan altima's based on service bulletin-classification bt02-017, reference ntb02-042. *bf the consumers vehicle had a severe leak on the drivers side. the defect caused extreme amounts of water to enter the vehicle. *jb
08/27/20027800510/25/2001
 While traveling 70mph on highway and without prior warning engine check light appeared on dashboard, indicating that vehicle caught on fire. the dealership was aware of the problem. *ak there was a sudden loss of power, there was also a clicking sound as if it were coming from the fuel injection system, the oil light, and the light had illuminated. *cc
STRUCTURE - BODY
11/20/201280000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that while having an oil change performed, he noticed that the under carriage of the passenger's side frame was completely corroded. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 80,000.
11/20/201280000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that while having an oil change performed, he noticed that the under carriage of the passenger's side frame was completely corroded. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 80,000.
11/20/201280000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that while having an oil change performed, he noticed that the under carriage of the passenger's side frame was completely corroded. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 80,000. kmj
11/20/201280000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that while having an oil change, he noticed that the under carriage on the passenger side had corroded through. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 80,000. pm
10/23/2012990001
 Driver and passenger side floor pan rusted. holes on both sides. *tr
10/23/201299000
 Driver and passenger side floor pan rusted. holes on both sides.
10/01/20101
 Floor pan under both driver and passenger side front footwells has completely rusted through. i'm not sure when the rust perforation occurred, as i purchased the car used in may 2012 and noticed the problem shortly thereafter. *tr
10/01/2010
 Floor pan under both driver and passenger side front footwells has completely rusted through. i'm not sure when the rust perforation occurred, as i purchased the car used in may 2012 and noticed the problem shortly thereafter.
10/01/201299000
 On the underneath of the 2002 nissan altima the floor is rusting and creating a hole. i have been to different body shops to get an estimate and they said they have seen many altima's with this same problem recently. when i took the car into the nissan body shop they also said they have seen many of the altima's with this defect.
10/01/201299000
 On the underneath of the 2002 nissan altima the floor is rusting and creating a hole. i have been to different body shops to get an estimate and they said they have seen many altima's with this same problem recently. when i took the car into the nissan body shop they also said they have seen many of the altima's with this defect.
10/01/201299000
 On the underneath of the 2002 nissan altima the floor is rusting and creating a hole. i have been to different body shops to get an estimate and they said they have seen many altima's with this same problem recently. when i took the car into the nissan body shop they also said they have seen many of the altima's with this defect.
10/01/201299000
 On the underneath of the 2002 nissan altima the floor is rusting and creating a hole. i have been to different body shops to get an estimate and they said they have seen many altima's with this same problem recently. when i took the car into the nissan body shop they also said they have seen many of the altima's with this defect.
10/01/201299000
 On the underneath of the 2002 nissan altima the floor is rusting and creating a hole. i have been to different body shops to get an estimate and they said they have seen many altima's with this same problem recently. when i took the car into the nissan body shop they also said they have seen many of the altima's with this defect.
09/05/201292000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the floorboard had rust damage so severe that it would take very little pressure from her foot to completely go through the bottom of the vehicle. a dealer was notified and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a body shop. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 92,000. pmb
09/05/201292000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the floorboard had rust damage so severe that it would take very little pressure from her foot to completely go through the bottom of the vehicle. a dealer was notified and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a body shop. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 92,000. pmb
06/29/201291000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the front floor pans were rusted on the driver and passenger sides. the contact spoke to the manufacturer and was told to take the vehicle to a dealer and have a price quoted. the front floor panel was attached to the front seats. the contact stated that they could push their foot through the floor of the vehicle. the failure mileage was 91,000 and the current mileage was 92,834.
09/05/201292000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the floorboard in her vehicle had rust damage so severe that it would take very little pressure from her foot to completely go through the bottom of the vehicle. a dealer was notified and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a body shop. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 92,000. dt
06/29/201291000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the front floor pans were rusted on the driver and passenger sides. the contact spoke to the manufacturer and was told to take the vehicle to a dealer and have a price quoted. the front floor panel was attached to the front seats. the contact stated that they could push their foot through the floor of the vehicle. the failure mileage was 91,000 and the current mileage was 92,834. kmj
06/29/201291000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the front floor pans were rusted on the driver and passenger sides. the contact spoke to the manufacturer and was told to take the vehicle to a dealer and have a price quoted. the front floor panel was attached to the front seats. the contact stated that they could push their foot through the floor of the vehicle. the failure mileage was 91,000 and the current mileage was 92,834. kmj
06/29/201291000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the front floor pans were rusted on the driver and passenger sides. the contact spoke to the manufacturer and was told to take the vehicle to a dealer and have a price quoted. the front floor panel was attached to the front seats. the contact stated that they could push their foot through the floor of the vehicle. the failure mileage was 91,000 and the current mileage was 92,834. kmj
06/29/201291000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the front floor pans have rusted out on the driver side and passenger side. the contact spoke to the manufacturer and was told to take the vehicle to a dealer and have a price quoted. the contact stated the manufacturer said this was not a known issue. the fron floor panel is attached to the fron seats. the contact stated that they could push their foot through the floor of the vehicle. the failure mileage was 91,000 and the current mileage was 92,834.rl
08/15/20121170001
 Discovered rust thru in passenger floor pan during routine maintenance. car was garage kept more than 80% of time. well maintained. no damage to this area from accidents. no immersion. discovered on the internet that the problem common to this make and model over multiple years. have never had a floor plan rust thru in any vehicle i have ever owned. is a safety concern as exhaust gases may enter cabin. *tr
08/15/20121150001
 My 2002 altima, driven by my son, was being checked out for a problem with a bad tire. while up on the lift, the mechanic identified two holes in the floor pan. one is on the driver's side and one on the passenger's side, each at the location of a seat floor mount bolt. not exactly safe. this car will not pass state of pennsylvania safety inspection as is. i have not contacted nissan, as that is most likely fruitless, based on the many comments i've already read on the nhtsa website. nissan obviously has a problem with this design. even if the car is 10 years old, the floor pan shouldn't be rotting away. the state of pennsylvania obviously thinks this is not safe. why doesn't the nhtsa agree? what are you guys waiting for? fatalities? *tr
08/15/20121170001
 Discovered rust thru in passenger floor pan during routine maintenance. car was garage kept more than 80% of time. well maintained. no damage to this area from accidents. no immersion. discovered on the internet that the problem common to this make and model over multiple years. have never had a floor plan rust thru in any vehicle i have ever owned. is a safety concern as exhaust gases may enter cabin. *tr
08/15/20121150001
 My 2002 altima, driven by my son, was being checked out for a problem with a bad tire. while up on the lift, the mechanic identified two holes in the floor pan. one is on the driver's side and one on the passenger's side, each at the location of a seat floor mount bolt. not exactly safe. this car will not pass state of pennsylvania safety inspection as is. i have not contacted nissan, as that is most likely fruitless, based on the many comments i've already read on the nhtsa website. nissan obviously has a problem with this design. even if the car is 10 years old, the floor pan shouldn't be rotting away. the state of pennsylvania obviously thinks this is not safe. why doesn't the nhtsa agree? what are you guys waiting for? fatalities? *tr
08/15/20121170001
 Discovered rust thru in passenger floor pan during routine maintenance. car was garage kept more than 80% of time. well maintained. no damage to this area from accidents. no immersion. discovered on the internet that the problem common to this make and model over multiple years. have never had a floor plan rust thru in any vehicle i have ever owned. is a safety concern as exhaust gases may enter cabin. *tr
08/15/20121150001
 My 2002 altima, driven by my son, was being checked out for a problem with a bad tire. while up on the lift, the mechanic identified two holes in the floor pan. one is on the driver's side and one on the passenger's side, each at the location of a seat floor mount bolt. not exactly safe. this car will not pass state of pennsylvania safety inspection as is. i have not contacted nissan, as that is most likely fruitless, based on the many comments i've already read on the nhtsa website. nissan obviously has a problem with this design. even if the car is 10 years old, the floor pan shouldn't be rotting away. the state of pennsylvania obviously thinks this is not safe. why doesn't the nhtsa agree? what are you guys waiting for? fatalities? *tr
06/20/2012122000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken for a routine oil and brake service when the mechanic stated that there were two rusted areas on the front frame. the dealer stated that they needed to reseal the rusted areas. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was no longer under warranty, providing no further assistance. the failure mileage was 122,000 and the current mileage was 123,000. the vin was not available. kmj
08/15/20121170001
 Discovered rust thru in passenger floor pan during routine maintenance. car was garage kept more than 80% of time. well maintained. no damage to this area from accidents. no immersion. discovered on the internet that the problem common to this make and model over multiple years. have never had a floor plan rust thru in any vehicle i have ever owned. is a safety concern as exhaust gases may enter cabin. *tr
08/15/2012115000
 My 2002 altima, driven by my son, was being checked out for a problem with a bad tire. while up on the lift, the mechanic identified two holes in the floor pan. one is on the driver's side and one on the passenger's side, each at the location of a seat floor mount bolt. not exactly safe. this car will not pass state of pennsylvania safety inspection as is. i have not contacted nissan, as that is most likely fruitless, based on the many comments i've already read on the nhtsa website. nissan obviously has a problem with this design. even if the car is 10 years old, the floor pan shouldn't be rotting away. the state of pennsylvania obviously thinks this is not safe. why doesn't the nhtsa agree? what are you guys waiting for? fatalities?
06/20/2012122000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken for a routine oil and brake service when the mechanic stated that there were two rusted areas on the front frame. the dealer stated that they needed to reseal the rusted areas. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was no longer under warranty, providing no further assistance. the failure mileage was 122,000 and the current mileage was 123,000. the vin was not available. kmj
08/15/2012117000
 Discovered rust thru in passenger floor pan during routine maintenance. car was garage kept more than 80% of time. well maintained. no damage to this area from accidents. no immersion. discovered on the internet that the problem common to this make and model over multiple years. have never had a floor plan rust thru in any vehicle i have ever owned. is a safety concern as exhaust gases may enter cabin.
08/15/2012115000
 My 2002 altima, driven by my son, was being checked out for a problem with a bad tire. while up on the lift, the mechanic identified two holes in the floor pan. one is on the driver's side and one on the passenger's side, each at the location of a seat floor mount bolt. not exactly safe. this car will not pass state of pennsylvania safety inspection as is. i have not contacted nissan, as that is most likely fruitless, based on the many comments i've already read on the nhtsa website. nissan obviously has a problem with this design. even if the car is 10 years old, the floor pan shouldn't be rotting away. the state of pennsylvania obviously thinks this is not safe. why doesn't the nhtsa agree? what are you guys waiting for? fatalities?
06/20/2012122000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken for a routine oil and brake service when the mechanic stated that there were two rusted areas on the front frame. the dealer stated that they needed to reseal the rusted areas. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was no longer under warranty, providing no further assistance. the failure mileage was 122,000 and the current mileage was 123,000. the vin was not available. kmj
06/20/2012122000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated she had taken her vehicle for a normal oil and brake change. the mechanic stated that there was two rushed area under the vehicle one on the driver side and the second one on the passenger side. the dealer stated they needed to resealed the rushed area. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they stated that the vehicle was out of warranty. the failure mileage was 122,000 and the current mileage was 123,000. the vin was not available.jp
08/21/201270460
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the floor pans were rusted. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the contact notified the dealer but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 70,460. kmj
08/21/201270460
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the floor pans were rusted. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the contact notified the dealer but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 70,460. kmj
08/21/201270460
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that floor pans have rusted. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the contact notified the dealer and they stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and that there was nothing that could be done. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 70,460. ap
07/27/2012110000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a tire specialist to have the tires rotated when he was advised that there were two holes located under the front and rear driver's side seat. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection but was not repaired. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that they would not assist with the cost of the repair because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. the failure mileage was 110,000. the vin was not available.
07/27/2012110000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a tire specialist to have the tires rotated when he was advised that there were two holes located under the front and rear driver's side seat. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection but was not repaired. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that they would not assist with the cost of the repair because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. the failure mileage was 110,000. the vin was not available. kmj
07/27/2012110000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that he took his vehicle into a tire shop to get his tires rotated and the mechanics noticed that there were two holes located underneath the driver seat and rear driver side seat. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and they stated that they would repair the vehicle but it would be at the contacts expense. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified about the failure and they stated that they could not assist with the cost of the repair because the vehicle was out of warranty. the failure mileage was 110,000. the vin was not available. ap
07/26/20121300001
 Floor pans on both driver and passenger side are rusted thru to the point of the only barrier between the road and driver/passenger is the floor upholstery. in viewing nissan forums online, this is a common problem with 2002 nissan altima. *tr
07/26/20121300001
 Floor pans on both driver and passenger side are rusted thru to the point of the only barrier between the road and driver/passenger is the floor upholstery. in viewing nissan forums online, this is a common problem with 2002 nissan altima. *tr
07/26/20121300001
 Floor pans on both driver and passenger side are rusted thru to the point of the only barrier between the road and driver/passenger is the floor upholstery. in viewing nissan forums online, this is a common problem with 2002 nissan altima. *tr
07/26/2012130000
 Floor pans on both driver and passenger side are rusted thru to the point of the only barrier between the road and driver/passenger is the floor upholstery. in viewing nissan forums online, this is a common problem with 2002 nissan altima.
06/01/2012150000
 Have seen a number of these vehicles with floor pans, floor boards have deteriated to the point where seat track mounting points are loose. years to include 2001 to 2004 this is very concerning considering some of these cars have less then 100000 miles on them
06/01/2012150000
 Have seen a number of these vehicles with floor pans, floor boards have deteriated to the point where seat track mounting points are loose. years to include 2001 to 2004 this is very concerning considering some of these cars have less then 100000 miles on them
06/01/2012150000
 Have seen a number of these vehicles with floor pans, floor boards have deteriated to the point where seat track mounting points are loose. years to include 2001 to 2004 this is very concerning considering some of these cars have less then 100000 miles on them
06/01/2012150000
 Have seen a number of these vehicles with floor pans, floor boards have deteriated to the point where seat track mounting points are loose. years to include 2001 to 2004 this is very concerning considering some of these cars have less then 100000 miles on them
05/01/2011115000
 Passenger side floorboard rusted out, producing a basketball sized hole. the edges of the hole are apaer thin and continue to rust. dealer sent pitures following an inspection to nissan, but nissan refuses to assist with expensive repairs. claims out of warranty (5 yr, 100kmiles). incidentally, we also own a 2003 pathfinder which had a rust recall for front wheel struts which took a week to fix, and we now have both back quarter panels rusting through, and nissan also refuses to assist with repair.
05/01/2011115000
 Passenger side floorboard rusted out, producing a basketball sized hole. the edges of the hole are apaer thin and continue to rust. dealer sent pitures following an inspection to nissan, but nissan refuses to assist with expensive repairs. claims out of warranty (5 yr, 100kmiles). incidentally, we also own a 2003 pathfinder which had a rust recall for front wheel struts which took a week to fix, and we now have both back quarter panels rusting through, and nissan also refuses to assist with repair.
05/01/2011115000
 Passenger side floorboard rusted out, producing a basketball sized hole. the edges of the hole are apaer thin and continue to rust. dealer sent pitures following an inspection to nissan, but nissan refuses to assist with expensive repairs. claims out of warranty (5 yr, 100kmiles). incidentally, we also own a 2003 pathfinder which had a rust recall for front wheel struts which took a week to fix, and we now have both back quarter panels rusting through, and nissan also refuses to assist with repair.
02/21/2012
 Rusted out floor pan on bottom of car underneath drivers feet area and front passenger feet area. two separate large holes in floor. .
02/21/2012
 Rusted out floor pan on bottom of car underneath drivers feet area and front passenger feet area. two separate large holes in floor. .
02/21/2012
 Rusted out floor pan on bottom of car underneath drivers feet area and front passenger feet area. two separate large holes in floor. .
02/21/2012
 Rusted out floor pan on bottom of car underneath drivers feet area and front passenger feet area. two separate large holes in floor. .
02/21/2012
 Rusted out floor pan on bottom of car underneath drivers feet area and front passenger feet area. two separate large holes in floor. .
02/21/2012
 Rusted out floor pan on bottom of car underneath drivers feet area and front passenger feet area. two separate large holes in floor. .
04/06/2012105000
 While changing the serpentine belt on my altima, i noticed an eight inch chunk of the driver's side floorpan rusting away straight through to the carpeting. i also saw the floorpan beginning to rot away on the passenger side as well. i was shocked and disappointed that a car only 10 years old would have this type of problem, especially a nissan. now i have to figure out how to get this repaired without breaking the bank...
04/06/2012105000
 While changing the serpentine belt on my altima, i noticed an eight inch chunk of the driver's side floorpan rusting away straight through to the carpeting. i also saw the floorpan beginning to rot away on the passenger side as well. i was shocked and disappointed that a car only 10 years old would have this type of problem, especially a nissan. now i have to figure out how to get this repaired without breaking the bank...
04/06/2012105000
 While changing the serpentine belt on my altima, i noticed an eight inch chunk of the driver's side floorpan rusting away straight through to the carpeting. i also saw the floorpan beginning to rot away on the passenger side as well. i was shocked and disappointed that a car only 10 years old would have this type of problem, especially a nissan. now i have to figure out how to get this repaired without breaking the bank...
04/06/2012105000
 While changing the serpentine belt on my altima, i noticed an eight inch chunk of the driver's side floorpan rusting away straight through to the carpeting. i also saw the floorpan beginning to rot away on the passenger side as well. i was shocked and disappointed that a car only 10 years old would have this type of problem, especially a nissan. now i have to figure out how to get this repaired without breaking the bank...
04/05/2012
 The nissan altima has severe rusting problems which will result in deterioration of the driver and passenger floor. i purchased my altima brand new in 2002. 10 years later, my mechanic says there are holes in the driver and passenger side floorboard which will cost between $2000 and $3000. nissan will do nothing to aid their customers.
04/06/2012105000
 While changing the serpentine belt on my altima, i noticed an eight inch chunk of the driver's side floorpan rusting away straight through to the carpeting. i also saw the floorpan beginning to rot away on the passenger side as well. i was shocked and disappointed that a car only 10 years old would have this type of problem, especially a nissan. now i have to figure out how to get this repaired without breaking the bank...
04/05/2012
 The nissan altima has severe rusting problems which will result in deterioration of the driver and passenger floor. i purchased my altima brand new in 2002. 10 years later, my mechanic says there are holes in the driver and passenger side floorboard which will cost between $2000 and $3000. nissan will do nothing to aid their customers.
04/05/2012
 The nissan altima has severe rusting problems which will result in deterioration of the driver and passenger floor. i purchased my altima brand new in 2002. 10 years later, my mechanic says there are holes in the driver and passenger side floorboard which will cost between $2000 and $3000. nissan will do nothing to aid their customers.
04/05/2012
 The nissan altima has severe rusting problems which will result in deterioration of the driver and passenger floor. i purchased my altima brand new in 2002. 10 years later, my mechanic says there are holes in the driver and passenger side floorboard which will cost between $2000 and $3000. nissan will do nothing to aid their customers.
10/01/2011100000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the vehicle failed state inspection due to corrosion of the sub frame. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed the corrosion of the sub frame. the manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 104,000.
10/01/2011100000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the vehicle failed state inspection due to corrosion of the sub frame. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed the corrosion of the sub frame. the manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 104,000.
10/01/2011100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the vehicle failed state inspection due to corrosion of the sub frame. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed the corrosion of the sub frame. the manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 104,000. kmj
10/01/2011100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the vehicle failed state inspection due to corrosion of the sub frame. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed the corrosion of the sub frame. the manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 104,000. kmj
10/17/201199000
 The floor on the passenger side of my 2002 nissan altima 3.5 has rusted through, and the driver's side is well on the way. the car up till now has been an reliable, excellent vehicle. but with only 99,000 miles on it, it is basically trashed. it's like a seemingly healthy, active 50 year old going to the doctor for a yearly checkup, and being told you have stage four cancer. it's over. nissan won't do anything to help or compensate, stating it is beyond the perforation warranty. cars built in 2002 aren't supposed to rust out. there's no visible body rust on the car, but the floor is rusted through. this should be a class action suit, as it has happened to many altimas. it is truly a crime.
10/17/201199000
 The floor on the passenger side of my 2002 nissan altima 3.5 has rusted through, and the driver's side is well on the way. the car up till now has been an reliable, excellent vehicle. but with only 99,000 miles on it, it is basically trashed. it's like a seemingly healthy, active 50 year old going to the doctor for a yearly checkup, and being told you have stage four cancer. it's over. nissan won't do anything to help or compensate, stating it is beyond the perforation warranty. cars built in 2002 aren't supposed to rust out. there's no visible body rust on the car, but the floor is rusted through. this should be a class action suit, as it has happened to many altimas. it is truly a crime.
10/17/201199000
 The floor on the passenger side of my 2002 nissan altima 3.5 has rusted through, and the driver's side is well on the way. the car up till now has been an reliable, excellent vehicle. but with only 99,000 miles on it, it is basically trashed. it's like a seemingly healthy, active 50 year old going to the doctor for a yearly checkup, and being told you have stage four cancer. it's over. nissan won't do anything to help or compensate, stating it is beyond the perforation warranty. cars built in 2002 aren't supposed to rust out. there's no visible body rust on the car, but the floor is rusted through. this should be a class action suit, as it has happened to many altimas. it is truly a crime.
10/17/201199000
 The floor on the passenger side of my 2002 nissan altima 3.5 has rusted through, and the driver's side is well on the way. the car up till now has been an reliable, excellent vehicle. but with only 99,000 miles on it, it is basically trashed. it's like a seemingly healthy, active 50 year old going to the doctor for a yearly checkup, and being told you have stage four cancer. it's over. nissan won't do anything to help or compensate, stating it is beyond the perforation warranty. cars built in 2002 aren't supposed to rust out. there's no visible body rust on the car, but the floor is rusted through. this should be a class action suit, as it has happened to many altimas. it is truly a crime.
08/17/2011123000
 Floor pans on both driver and passenger sides are rusted through engine dies randomly
08/17/2011123000
 Floor pans on both driver and passenger sides are rusted through engine dies randomly
08/17/2011123000
 Floor pans on both driver and passenger sides are rusted through engine dies randomly
08/17/2011123000
 Floor pans on both driver and passenger sides are rusted through engine dies randomly
08/17/2011123000
 Floor pans on both driver and passenger sides are rusted through engine dies randomly
08/17/2011123000
 Floor pans on both driver and passenger sides are rusted through engine dies randomly
09/01/201160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the floorboard on the driver and passenger side was corroded. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 60,000. rvk
09/01/201160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the floorboard on the driver and passenger side was corroded. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 60,000. rvk
09/01/201160000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the contact stated that the vehicle floor board on the driver and passenger side was corroded. the vehicle was no taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 60,000. pm
08/23/201193000
 Passenger side floor rust out. discovered august 23, 2011. noticed wet passenger footwell after driving in rain. looked underneath car and found rest of car to be pristine, almost like new. car as a whole in great shape, except for this one area. clear design problem/flaw.
08/23/201193000
 Passenger side floor rust out. discovered august 23, 2011. noticed wet passenger footwell after driving in rain. looked underneath car and found rest of car to be pristine, almost like new. car as a whole in great shape, except for this one area. clear design problem/flaw.
08/23/201193000
 Passenger side floor rust out. discovered august 23, 2011. noticed wet passenger footwell after driving in rain. looked underneath car and found rest of car to be pristine, almost like new. car as a whole in great shape, except for this one area. clear design problem/flaw.
02/01/2011101000
 Floorboards rusted through on my 2002 nissan altima putting my child in danger.
02/01/2011101000
 Floorboards rusted through on my 2002 nissan altima putting my child in danger.
02/01/2011101000
 Floorboards rusted through on my 2002 nissan altima putting my child in danger.
02/01/2011101000
 Floorboards rusted through on my 2002 nissan altima putting my child in danger.
01/01/201195465
 I have an 2002 nissan altima s 2.5 liter with 95k on it. there is heavy rust under the drivers floor. it has only taken a little short of a year to go from nothing to some major rot. i am a professional detailer and autobody tech and the car has been meticulously well maintained. it looks as though is a flaw in the design. i noticed it today when i was changing my oil and inspecting the underside of the car.
01/01/201195465
 I have an 2002 nissan altima s 2.5 liter with 95k on it. there is heavy rust under the drivers floor. it has only taken a little short of a year to go from nothing to some major rot. i am a professional detailer and autobody tech and the car has been meticulously well maintained. it looks as though is a flaw in the design. i noticed it today when i was changing my oil and inspecting the underside of the car.
01/01/201195465
 I have an 2002 nissan altima s 2.5 liter with 95k on it. there is heavy rust under the drivers floor. it has only taken a little short of a year to go from nothing to some major rot. i am a professional detailer and autobody tech and the car has been meticulously well maintained. it looks as though is a flaw in the design. i noticed it today when i was changing my oil and inspecting the underside of the car.
01/01/201195465
 I have an 2002 nissan altima s 2.5 liter with 95k on it. there is heavy rust under the drivers floor. it has only taken a little short of a year to go from nothing to some major rot. i am a professional detailer and autobody tech and the car has been meticulously well maintained. it looks as though is a flaw in the design. i noticed it today when i was changing my oil and inspecting the underside of the car.
11/02/201090000
 2002 nissan altima floorboard rust through. 90,000 miles, discovered large hole from rust through on passenger side front floorboard. car is washed on normal basis and was parked in unheated garage during winter months.
11/02/201090000
 2002 nissan altima floorboard rust through. 90,000 miles, discovered large hole from rust through on passenger side front floorboard. car is washed on normal basis and was parked in unheated garage during winter months.
11/01/2010
 While getting new tires put on my car the mechanic noticed a large hole in my passenger side floor. i own a 2002 nissan altima and he mentioned this was not the first case on this model of car he had seen. upon further examination it became clear that someone had placed tape and some tin to mask the problem. i bought the car from my grandma who had no idea of such an issue. she had bought in when it was a year old. clearly a car that age should have no reason to rust and have a hole in it, since i must assume the original owners placed the tin. even a car at 8 years old should not have the rust that is found under only the passenger side and a hole the size of a dinner plate. i have researched it online and have seen numerous complaints similar to mine for this make and model.
11/02/201090000
 2002 nissan altima floorboard rust through. 90,000 miles, discovered large hole from rust through on passenger side front floorboard. car is washed on normal basis and was parked in unheated garage during winter months.
11/01/2010
 While getting new tires put on my car the mechanic noticed a large hole in my passenger side floor. i own a 2002 nissan altima and he mentioned this was not the first case on this model of car he had seen. upon further examination it became clear that someone had placed tape and some tin to mask the problem. i bought the car from my grandma who had no idea of such an issue. she had bought in when it was a year old. clearly a car that age should have no reason to rust and have a hole in it, since i must assume the original owners placed the tin. even a car at 8 years old should not have the rust that is found under only the passenger side and a hole the size of a dinner plate. i have researched it online and have seen numerous complaints similar to mine for this make and model.
11/02/201090000
 2002 nissan altima floorboard rust through. 90,000 miles, discovered large hole from rust through on passenger side front floorboard. car is washed on normal basis and was parked in unheated garage during winter months.
11/01/2010
 While getting new tires put on my car the mechanic noticed a large hole in my passenger side floor. i own a 2002 nissan altima and he mentioned this was not the first case on this model of car he had seen. upon further examination it became clear that someone had placed tape and some tin to mask the problem. i bought the car from my grandma who had no idea of such an issue. she had bought in when it was a year old. clearly a car that age should have no reason to rust and have a hole in it, since i must assume the original owners placed the tin. even a car at 8 years old should not have the rust that is found under only the passenger side and a hole the size of a dinner plate. i have researched it online and have seen numerous complaints similar to mine for this make and model.
11/02/201090000
 2002 nissan altima floorboard rust through. 90,000 miles, discovered large hole from rust through on passenger side front floorboard. car is washed on normal basis and was parked in unheated garage during winter months.
11/01/2010
 While getting new tires put on my car the mechanic noticed a large hole in my passenger side floor. i own a 2002 nissan altima and he mentioned this was not the first case on this model of car he had seen. upon further examination it became clear that someone had placed tape and some tin to mask the problem. i bought the car from my grandma who had no idea of such an issue. she had bought in when it was a year old. clearly a car that age should have no reason to rust and have a hole in it, since i must assume the original owners placed the tin. even a car at 8 years old should not have the rust that is found under only the passenger side and a hole the size of a dinner plate. i have researched it online and have seen numerous complaints similar to mine for this make and model.
10/28/2010100000
 Underbody rust. auto body shop stated this was a very unusual condition for a vehicle this age .
11/01/2010
 While getting new tires put on my car the mechanic noticed a large hole in my passenger side floor. i own a 2002 nissan altima and he mentioned this was not the first case on this model of car he had seen. upon further examination it became clear that someone had placed tape and some tin to mask the problem. i bought the car from my grandma who had no idea of such an issue. she had bought in when it was a year old. clearly a car that age should have no reason to rust and have a hole in it, since i must assume the original owners placed the tin. even a car at 8 years old should not have the rust that is found under only the passenger side and a hole the size of a dinner plate. i have researched it online and have seen numerous complaints similar to mine for this make and model.
10/28/2010100000
 Underbody rust. auto body shop stated this was a very unusual condition for a vehicle this age .
11/01/2010
 While getting new tires put on my car the mechanic noticed a large hole in my passenger side floor. i own a 2002 nissan altima and he mentioned this was not the first case on this model of car he had seen. upon further examination it became clear that someone had placed tape and some tin to mask the problem. i bought the car from my grandma who had no idea of such an issue. she had bought in when it was a year old. clearly a car that age should have no reason to rust and have a hole in it, since i must assume the original owners placed the tin. even a car at 8 years old should not have the rust that is found under only the passenger side and a hole the size of a dinner plate. i have researched it online and have seen numerous complaints similar to mine for this make and model.
10/28/2010100000
 Underbody rust. auto body shop stated this was a very unusual condition for a vehicle this age .
10/28/2010100000
 Underbody rust. auto body shop stated this was a very unusual condition for a vehicle this age .
08/15/2010100000
 I own a 2002 nissan altima. a few months ago i noticed rust on both the passenger and driver side. the drivers side is worse than the passengers side. there is an actual hole in the metal where it has corroded. it has rusted from the inside out, so it appears to me as if it is a factory defect. i called nissan and spoke with a representative. she told me there was nothing nissan could do because the warranty has expired. i talked to her supervisor and she told me also there was nothing they could do. her 3 reasons were: (1) it costs too much to fix (2) she does not know the history of the vehicle and (3) the warranty has expired. i believe that this defect is a safety issue and nissan need to fix it.
08/15/2010100000
 I own a 2002 nissan altima. a few months ago i noticed rust on both the passenger and driver side. the drivers side is worse than the passengers side. there is an actual hole in the metal where it has corroded. it has rusted from the inside out, so it appears to me as if it is a factory defect. i called nissan and spoke with a representative. she told me there was nothing nissan could do because the warranty has expired. i talked to her supervisor and she told me also there was nothing they could do. her 3 reasons were: (1) it costs too much to fix (2) she does not know the history of the vehicle and (3) the warranty has expired. i believe that this defect is a safety issue and nissan need to fix it.
08/15/2010100000
 I own a 2002 nissan altima. a few months ago i noticed rust on both the passenger and driver side. the drivers side is worse than the passengers side. there is an actual hole in the metal where it has corroded. it has rusted from the inside out, so it appears to me as if it is a factory defect. i called nissan and spoke with a representative. she told me there was nothing nissan could do because the warranty has expired. i talked to her supervisor and she told me also there was nothing they could do. her 3 reasons were: (1) it costs too much to fix (2) she does not know the history of the vehicle and (3) the warranty has expired. i believe that this defect is a safety issue and nissan need to fix it.
08/15/2010100000
 I own a 2002 nissan altima. a few months ago i noticed rust on both the passenger and driver side. the drivers side is worse than the passengers side. there is an actual hole in the metal where it has corroded. it has rusted from the inside out, so it appears to me as if it is a factory defect. i called nissan and spoke with a representative. she told me there was nothing nissan could do because the warranty has expired. i talked to her supervisor and she told me also there was nothing they could do. her 3 reasons were: (1) it costs too much to fix (2) she does not know the history of the vehicle and (3) the warranty has expired. i believe that this defect is a safety issue and nissan need to fix it.
08/15/2010100000
 I own a 2002 nissan altima. a few months ago i noticed rust on both the passenger and driver side. the drivers side is worse than the passengers side. there is an actual hole in the metal where it has corroded. it has rusted from the inside out, so it appears to me as if it is a factory defect. i called nissan and spoke with a representative. she told me there was nothing nissan could do because the warranty has expired. i talked to her supervisor and she told me also there was nothing they could do. her 3 reasons were: (1) it costs too much to fix (2) she does not know the history of the vehicle and (3) the warranty has expired. i believe that this defect is a safety issue and nissan need to fix it.
06/01/201060000
 Re: 2002 nissan altima. there is severe rust and corrosion in specific locations directly under both the driver and front passengers seats and floors. the corrosion appears to be related to two factory holes in the floor, one on each side of the vehicle. the corrosion on the passenger side of our car is less severe: a large area of rust but a relatively small hole (tennis ball size) through the sheet metal. the drivers side of the car has a large hole (soccer ball size) in the floor. this is the only major corrosion on the car (the rear subframe assembly was replaced in 2006 due to corrosion under a nissan warranty program). the fuel filler neck is also rusty and does not seal properly, which can cause an engine alert when the fuel vapor seal leak reaches the point where the alert is triggered. there is little or no corrosion in the wheel wells or fenders. based on two bids from auto body shops in this area, the cost to repair the rust damage will be between $2500 and $3200. i have taken photographs of approximately forty altimas in thes area. all but five have corrosion in this specific area to varying degrees. it is clearly not limited to only the car we own. nissan has a warranty program which covers rust perforation for a period of five years from the date of manufacture. i have spoken to a number of people at a dealer in this area regarding this problem. they claim that nissan is aware of this problem on 2001 through 2005 altimas, but has chosen not to warrant it due to the expense, preferring instead to refuse to be responsible. nissan will apparently take the cars in trade and sell them to wholesale auto operations where they are sold to customers who may or may not be aware of the problem.
02/18/2009105000
 Rusted floor boards front . floor boards rusted specially passenger side due to defect in the drainage inside or poor design. persons could inhale gas fumes or floor board suddenly fall down if a person is unaware that a rusted hole is underneath. told out of corrosion warranty which is only 5 years.
06/01/201060000
 Re: 2002 nissan altima. there is severe rust and corrosion in specific locations directly under both the driver and front passengers seats and floors. the corrosion appears to be related to two factory holes in the floor, one on each side of the vehicle. the corrosion on the passenger side of our car is less severe: a large area of rust but a relatively small hole (tennis ball size) through the sheet metal. the drivers side of the car has a large hole (soccer ball size) in the floor. this is the only major corrosion on the car (the rear subframe assembly was replaced in 2006 due to corrosion under a nissan warranty program). the fuel filler neck is also rusty and does not seal properly, which can cause an engine alert when the fuel vapor seal leak reaches the point where the alert is triggered. there is little or no corrosion in the wheel wells or fenders. based on two bids from auto body shops in this area, the cost to repair the rust damage will be between $2500 and $3200. i have taken photographs of approximately forty altimas in thes area. all but five have corrosion in this specific area to varying degrees. it is clearly not limited to only the car we own. nissan has a warranty program which covers rust perforation for a period of five years from the date of manufacture. i have spoken to a number of people at a dealer in this area regarding this problem. they claim that nissan is aware of this problem on 2001 through 2005 altimas, but has chosen not to warrant it due to the expense, preferring instead to refuse to be responsible. nissan will apparently take the cars in trade and sell them to wholesale auto operations where they are sold to customers who may or may not be aware of the problem.
02/18/2009105000
 Rusted floor boards front . floor boards rusted specially passenger side due to defect in the drainage inside or poor design. persons could inhale gas fumes or floor board suddenly fall down if a person is unaware that a rusted hole is underneath. told out of corrosion warranty which is only 5 years.
06/01/201060000
 Re: 2002 nissan altima. there is severe rust and corrosion in specific locations directly under both the driver and front passengers seats and floors. the corrosion appears to be related to two factory holes in the floor, one on each side of the vehicle. the corrosion on the passenger side of our car is less severe: a large area of rust but a relatively small hole (tennis ball size) through the sheet metal. the drivers side of the car has a large hole (soccer ball size) in the floor. this is the only major corrosion on the car (the rear subframe assembly was replaced in 2006 due to corrosion under a nissan warranty program). the fuel filler neck is also rusty and does not seal properly, which can cause an engine alert when the fuel vapor seal leak reaches the point where the alert is triggered. there is little or no corrosion in the wheel wells or fenders. based on two bids from auto body shops in this area, the cost to repair the rust damage will be between $2500 and $3200. i have taken photographs of approximately forty altimas in thes area. all but five have corrosion in this specific area to varying degrees. it is clearly not limited to only the car we own. nissan has a warranty program which covers rust perforation for a period of five years from the date of manufacture. i have spoken to a number of people at a dealer in this area regarding this problem. they claim that nissan is aware of this problem on 2001 through 2005 altimas, but has chosen not to warrant it due to the expense, preferring instead to refuse to be responsible. nissan will apparently take the cars in trade and sell them to wholesale auto operations where they are sold to customers who may or may not be aware of the problem.
02/18/2009105000
 Rusted floor boards front . floor boards rusted specially passenger side due to defect in the drainage inside or poor design. persons could inhale gas fumes or floor board suddenly fall down if a person is unaware that a rusted hole is underneath. told out of corrosion warranty which is only 5 years.
06/01/201060000
 Re: 2002 nissan altima. there is severe rust and corrosion in specific locations directly under both the driver and front passengers seats and floors. the corrosion appears to be related to two factory holes in the floor, one on each side of the vehicle. the corrosion on the passenger side of our car is less severe: a large area of rust but a relatively small hole (tennis ball size) through the sheet metal. the drivers side of the car has a large hole (soccer ball size) in the floor. this is the only major corrosion on the car (the rear subframe assembly was replaced in 2006 due to corrosion under a nissan warranty program). the fuel filler neck is also rusty and does not seal properly, which can cause an engine alert when the fuel vapor seal leak reaches the point where the alert is triggered. there is little or no corrosion in the wheel wells or fenders. based on two bids from auto body shops in this area, the cost to repair the rust damage will be between $2500 and $3200. i have taken photographs of approximately forty altimas in thes area. all but five have corrosion in this specific area to varying degrees. it is clearly not limited to only the car we own. nissan has a warranty program which covers rust perforation for a period of five years from the date of manufacture. i have spoken to a number of people at a dealer in this area regarding this problem. they claim that nissan is aware of this problem on 2001 through 2005 altimas, but has chosen not to warrant it due to the expense, preferring instead to refuse to be responsible. nissan will apparently take the cars in trade and sell them to wholesale auto operations where they are sold to customers who may or may not be aware of the problem.
02/18/2009105000
 Rusted floor boards front . floor boards rusted specially passenger side due to defect in the drainage inside or poor design. persons could inhale gas fumes or floor board suddenly fall down if a person is unaware that a rusted hole is underneath. told out of corrosion warranty which is only 5 years.
02/18/2009105000
 Rusted floor boards front . floor boards rusted specially passenger side due to defect in the drainage inside or poor design. persons could inhale gas fumes or floor board suddenly fall down if a person is unaware that a rusted hole is underneath. told out of corrosion warranty which is only 5 years.
09/16/201089847
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop for an oil change and while insepcting the vehicle they found the floor boards rotted out on the driver and passenger side. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they took pictures of the failure and contacted the manufacturer. the manufacturer contacted her and informed her it was wear and tear and the vehicle was out of warranty and there was nothing they can do for her. the failure mileage was 89,847.....mw
02/18/2009105000
 Rusted floor boards front . floor boards rusted specially passenger side due to defect in the drainage inside or poor design. persons could inhale gas fumes or floor board suddenly fall down if a person is unaware that a rusted hole is underneath. told out of corrosion warranty which is only 5 years.
09/16/201089847
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop for an oil change and while insepcting the vehicle they found the floor boards rotted out on the driver and passenger side. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they took pictures of the failure and contacted the manufacturer. the manufacturer contacted her and informed her it was wear and tear and the vehicle was out of warranty and there was nothing they can do for her. the failure mileage was 89,847.....mw
09/16/201089847
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop for an oil change and while insepcting the vehicle they found the floor boards rotted out on the driver and passenger side. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they took pictures of the failure and contacted the manufacturer. the manufacturer contacted her and informed her it was wear and tear and the vehicle was out of warranty and there was nothing they can do for her. the failure mileage was 89,847.....mw
09/16/201089847
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop for an oil change and while insepcting the vehicle they found the floor boards rotted out on the driver and passenger side. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they took pictures of the failure and contacted the manufacturer. the manufacturer contacted her and informed her it was wear and tear and the vehicle was out of warranty and there was nothing they can do for her. the failure mileage was 89,847.....mw
08/13/201042000
 I am the owner of a 2002 nissan altima 2.5 s. i have owned this car for almost 8 years and have close to 42,000 miles on it. i purchased it brand new in 2002 from a nissan dealership. just recently i had a routine oil change done in my car and my mechanic noticed an enormous rusted hole on the driver side of the floor panel underneath the car, the passenger side also had a big rusted spot where another hole is developing. i took it to a local nissan bodyworks repair shop where i was advised to replace the entire floor panel, since it was so badly rusted, you can see the carpeting through the hole. the estimate came out to a total over $2,000. this comes as a complete surprise to me, since i hardly drive my vehicle and take very good care of it. it is kept in a sealed garage of a private house. the vehicle also gets washed regularly, especially during winter months. the underbody is cleaned periodically (at the very least once a week in winter) to make sure the salt and sand/dirt does not cause deterioration, it also gets waxed every so often. when the floor coverings get wet during the cold months, i take them out and dry them before placing them back in. i am just in a total state of shock, how a vehicle with 42,000 miles during a span of 8 years, which was kept inside a garage and constantly maintained have such an issue with the floor panel. there is definitely something wrong with the way that particular part of the car was manufactured.
08/13/201042000
 I am the owner of a 2002 nissan altima 2.5 s. i have owned this car for almost 8 years and have close to 42,000 miles on it. i purchased it brand new in 2002 from a nissan dealership. just recently i had a routine oil change done in my car and my mechanic noticed an enormous rusted hole on the driver side of the floor panel underneath the car, the passenger side also had a big rusted spot where another hole is developing. i took it to a local nissan bodyworks repair shop where i was advised to replace the entire floor panel, since it was so badly rusted, you can see the carpeting through the hole. the estimate came out to a total over $2,000. this comes as a complete surprise to me, since i hardly drive my vehicle and take very good care of it. it is kept in a sealed garage of a private house. the vehicle also gets washed regularly, especially during winter months. the underbody is cleaned periodically (at the very least once a week in winter) to make sure the salt and sand/dirt does not cause deterioration, it also gets waxed every so often. when the floor coverings get wet during the cold months, i take them out and dry them before placing them back in. i am just in a total state of shock, how a vehicle with 42,000 miles during a span of 8 years, which was kept inside a garage and constantly maintained have such an issue with the floor panel. there is definitely something wrong with the way that particular part of the car was manufactured.
08/13/201042000
 I am the owner of a 2002 nissan altima 2.5 s. i have owned this car for almost 8 years and have close to 42,000 miles on it. i purchased it brand new in 2002 from a nissan dealership. just recently i had a routine oil change done in my car and my mechanic noticed an enormous rusted hole on the driver side of the floor panel underneath the car, the passenger side also had a big rusted spot where another hole is developing. i took it to a local nissan bodyworks repair shop where i was advised to replace the entire floor panel, since it was so badly rusted, you can see the carpeting through the hole. the estimate came out to a total over $2,000. this comes as a complete surprise to me, since i hardly drive my vehicle and take very good care of it. it is kept in a sealed garage of a private house. the vehicle also gets washed regularly, especially during winter months. the underbody is cleaned periodically (at the very least once a week in winter) to make sure the salt and sand/dirt does not cause deterioration, it also gets waxed every so often. when the floor coverings get wet during the cold months, i take them out and dry them before placing them back in. i am just in a total state of shock, how a vehicle with 42,000 miles during a span of 8 years, which was kept inside a garage and constantly maintained have such an issue with the floor panel. there is definitely something wrong with the way that particular part of the car was manufactured.
08/13/201042000
 I am the owner of a 2002 nissan altima 2.5 s. i have owned this car for almost 8 years and have close to 42,000 miles on it. i purchased it brand new in 2002 from a nissan dealership. just recently i had a routine oil change done in my car and my mechanic noticed an enormous rusted hole on the driver side of the floor panel underneath the car, the passenger side also had a big rusted spot where another hole is developing. i took it to a local nissan bodyworks repair shop where i was advised to replace the entire floor panel, since it was so badly rusted, you can see the carpeting through the hole. the estimate came out to a total over $2,000. this comes as a complete surprise to me, since i hardly drive my vehicle and take very good care of it. it is kept in a sealed garage of a private house. the vehicle also gets washed regularly, especially during winter months. the underbody is cleaned periodically (at the very least once a week in winter) to make sure the salt and sand/dirt does not cause deterioration, it also gets waxed every so often. when the floor coverings get wet during the cold months, i take them out and dry them before placing them back in. i am just in a total state of shock, how a vehicle with 42,000 miles during a span of 8 years, which was kept inside a garage and constantly maintained have such an issue with the floor panel. there is definitely something wrong with the way that particular part of the car was manufactured.
08/13/201042000
 I am the owner of a 2002 nissan altima 2.5 s. i have owned this car for almost 8 years and have close to 42,000 miles on it. i purchased it brand new in 2002 from a nissan dealership. just recently i had a routine oil change done in my car and my mechanic noticed an enormous rusted hole on the driver side of the floor panel underneath the car, the passenger side also had a big rusted spot where another hole is developing. i took it to a local nissan bodyworks repair shop where i was advised to replace the entire floor panel, since it was so badly rusted, you can see the carpeting through the hole. the estimate came out to a total over $2,000. this comes as a complete surprise to me, since i hardly drive my vehicle and take very good care of it. it is kept in a sealed garage of a private house. the vehicle also gets washed regularly, especially during winter months. the underbody is cleaned periodically (at the very least once a week in winter) to make sure the salt and sand/dirt does not cause deterioration, it also gets waxed every so often. when the floor coverings get wet during the cold months, i take them out and dry them before placing them back in. i am just in a total state of shock, how a vehicle with 42,000 miles during a span of 8 years, which was kept inside a garage and constantly maintained have such an issue with the floor panel. there is definitely something wrong with the way that particular part of the car was manufactured.
08/29/2010109000
 Large hole in passenger floorboard of my 2002 nissan altima. size of hole is @ 10x 5. the underside of the vehicle is undercoated and the rest of the underside is spotless.
08/29/2010109000
 Large hole in passenger floorboard of my 2002 nissan altima. size of hole is @ 10x 5. the underside of the vehicle is undercoated and the rest of the underside is spotless.
08/29/2010109000
 Large hole in passenger floorboard of my 2002 nissan altima. size of hole is @ 10x 5. the underside of the vehicle is undercoated and the rest of the underside is spotless.
08/29/2010109000
 Large hole in passenger floorboard of my 2002 nissan altima. size of hole is @ 10x 5. the underside of the vehicle is undercoated and the rest of the underside is spotless.
08/29/2010109000
 Large hole in passenger floorboard of my 2002 nissan altima. size of hole is @ 10x 5. the underside of the vehicle is undercoated and the rest of the underside is spotless.
05/10/2010134000
 Had oil changed on 2002 nissan altima se and notice large rust spots on the floor panels under both driver's and passenger side. upon further investigation, the rust had created a hole right through the floor panel - lifting the carpet, i could see the road below. nissan dealers said that it was out of warranty so they could do nothing.
04/03/2010100000
 On my 2002 nissan altima, both the driver and passenger side floorboards are rotted out. there are holes over 1 foot square on each side below the pass and drivers feet. this is a well taken care of vehicle, purchased new,washed every month (including undercarriage). the vehicle came with a factory undercoating, that is still intact but no longer fully attached to the structure, it holds the water against the metal and rots it out, without the owner ever being able to see the damage being done until its too late! ive never seen this, even half as bad, on any car that was taken care of before (and ive been working on cars for 20 years!) this seems like a design flaw by nissan.
07/22/2009420001
 Pa vehicle inspector found large rusted holes through floor pan in our 2002 nissan altima which was always garaged and had only 42,000 miles. because exhaust fumes could enter the passenger compartment we couldn't use the car. calls to the dealer and nissan were fruitless. an online search found several other owners of the same model with the same problem and a couple had estimates of over $2000 for repair. *tr
06/01/20041
 Gas door was not closing properly. it eventually is very crooked and does not close at all any more. i talked to several nissan altima owner same thing happened. *tr
11/13/200318000106/04/2002
 While driving in severe wind gusts, we heard a loud screeching noise emanating from the front, left post area. sometimes the source was the right front. the noise erupted as the wind gusted at sharp angles and the car steered into or away from the gusts. the noise was highly pronounced. i ruled out anything mechanical because we experienced the same noise whenever the gusts increased and the car was thrown left or right. turning the steering wheel seemed to cut right into the gusts and the sound was so intense that we thought it resembled a buzzsaw trying to cut its way into the windshield/post area. we mentioned this phenomenon to our car dealer (harbor nissan, port charlotte, fl). the service manager told us he has had this complaint from other nissan owners and that he, too, thought it was the wind reacting against the configuration of the vehicle. our vehicle is a 2002 nissan altima. the noise lasts only a split second, sometimes as long as a second. but it is persistent in high gusts. we leased this vehicle in june 2002 and had never before experienced this problem. we had not encountered such high gusts until the period i report here. we were on an extended trip and the problem persisted outbound and inbound. i'm confident there is no mechanical problem. but there is a design flaw of sorts. *la
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 Consumer states that snow builds up in the small wheel wells and makes steering difficult, especially when it turns cold, it is impossible to steer. there is also extreme wear on the tires due to the ice build up, this causes the vehicle to shimmy in the front end. *slc
STRUCTURE - FRAME AND MEMBERS
03/04/2011105000
 Floor boards rusted out, large holes in floor boards
03/04/2011105000
 Floor boards rusted out, large holes in floor boards
03/04/2011105000
 Floor boards rusted out, large holes in floor boards
01/17/2011128000
 2002 nissan altima has rotted out floor boards on both sides! i can see the underside of the carpeting! i have seen this in 2 of 2 cars that i have checked yet the dealers service department said they never heard of it! then i went into the parts department and they said its very common! i think sevice department is coached to say that they never heard of the problem! this is dangerous for many reasons! first of all something that was run over could come into the passenger compartment! the car is not as strong when the chassis of the car is compromised! i believe this problem is affecting over 50% of these vehicles! the dealer is acting like they have never heard of the problem and has no help available! i have also had to put an engine in this car because of a fatory defect! they did a recall to put a shield in between the engine and catalytic convertor but the engine has a hole in the side right where they all have a problem! these cars are junk and nissan should be ashamed! instead they act like they don't know what your talking about!
01/17/2011128000
 2002 nissan altima has rotted out floor boards on both sides! i can see the underside of the carpeting! i have seen this in 2 of 2 cars that i have checked yet the dealers service department said they never heard of it! then i went into the parts department and they said its very common! i think sevice department is coached to say that they never heard of the problem! this is dangerous for many reasons! first of all something that was run over could come into the passenger compartment! the car is not as strong when the chassis of the car is compromised! i believe this problem is affecting over 50% of these vehicles! the dealer is acting like they have never heard of the problem and has no help available! i have also had to put an engine in this car because of a fatory defect! they did a recall to put a shield in between the engine and catalytic convertor but the engine has a hole in the side right where they all have a problem! these cars are junk and nissan should be ashamed! instead they act like they don't know what your talking about!
01/17/2011128000
 2002 nissan altima has rotted out floor boards on both sides! i can see the underside of the carpeting! i have seen this in 2 of 2 cars that i have checked yet the dealers service department said they never heard of it! then i went into the parts department and they said its very common! i think sevice department is coached to say that they never heard of the problem! this is dangerous for many reasons! first of all something that was run over could come into the passenger compartment! the car is not as strong when the chassis of the car is compromised! i believe this problem is affecting over 50% of these vehicles! the dealer is acting like they have never heard of the problem and has no help available! i have also had to put an engine in this car because of a fatory defect! they did a recall to put a shield in between the engine and catalytic convertor but the engine has a hole in the side right where they all have a problem! these cars are junk and nissan should be ashamed! instead they act like they don't know what your talking about!
01/17/2011128000
 2002 nissan altima has rotted out floor boards on both sides! i can see the underside of the carpeting! i have seen this in 2 of 2 cars that i have checked yet the dealers service department said they never heard of it! then i went into the parts department and they said its very common! i think sevice department is coached to say that they never heard of the problem! this is dangerous for many reasons! first of all something that was run over could come into the passenger compartment! the car is not as strong when the chassis of the car is compromised! i believe this problem is affecting over 50% of these vehicles! the dealer is acting like they have never heard of the problem and has no help available! i have also had to put an engine in this car because of a fatory defect! they did a recall to put a shield in between the engine and catalytic convertor but the engine has a hole in the side right where they all have a problem! these cars are junk and nissan should be ashamed! instead they act like they don't know what your talking about!
01/17/2011128000
 2002 nissan altima has rotted out floor boards on both sides! i can see the underside of the carpeting! i have seen this in 2 of 2 cars that i have checked yet the dealers service department said they never heard of it! then i went into the parts department and they said its very common! i think sevice department is coached to say that they never heard of the problem! this is dangerous for many reasons! first of all something that was run over could come into the passenger compartment! the car is not as strong when the chassis of the car is compromised! i believe this problem is affecting over 50% of these vehicles! the dealer is acting like they have never heard of the problem and has no help available! i have also had to put an engine in this car because of a fatory defect! they did a recall to put a shield in between the engine and catalytic convertor but the engine has a hole in the side right where they all have a problem! these cars are junk and nissan should be ashamed! instead they act like they don't know what your talking about!
08/23/2010
 I have mailed an official letter since the space provided is not sufficient for my complaint.
08/23/2010
 I have mailed an official letter since the space provided is not sufficient for my complaint.
08/23/2010
 I have mailed an official letter since the space provided is not sufficient for my complaint.
08/23/2010
 I have mailed an official letter since the space provided is not sufficient for my complaint.
08/23/2010
 I have mailed an official letter since the space provided is not sufficient for my complaint.
08/23/2010
 I have mailed an official letter since the space provided is not sufficient for my complaint.
09/30/2010
 Passenger side floorboard on my 2002 nissan altima is rusted through. vehicle was getting inspected last week and i was informed of the issue. have done some research and appears i'm not the only altima owner with this issue. the rust is a safety issue due to the rust hole i have in the floorboard. the rust is only of the passenger side no where else on the vehicle. appears to be a defect on the 2002-2005 nissan altimas. i know several others have filed complaints as well: odi #10357667 odi # 10358132
09/30/2010
 Passenger side floorboard on my 2002 nissan altima is rusted through. vehicle was getting inspected last week and i was informed of the issue. have done some research and appears i'm not the only altima owner with this issue. the rust is a safety issue due to the rust hole i have in the floorboard. the rust is only of the passenger side no where else on the vehicle. appears to be a defect on the 2002-2005 nissan altimas. i know several others have filed complaints as well: odi #10357667 odi # 10358132
09/30/2010
 Passenger side floorboard on my 2002 nissan altima is rusted through. vehicle was getting inspected last week and i was informed of the issue. have done some research and appears i'm not the only altima owner with this issue. the rust is a safety issue due to the rust hole i have in the floorboard. the rust is only of the passenger side no where else on the vehicle. appears to be a defect on the 2002-2005 nissan altimas. i know several others have filed complaints as well: odi #10357667 odi # 10358132
06/01/201060000
 Re: 2002 nissan altima. there is severe rust and corrosion in specific locations directly under both the driver and front passengers seats and floors. the corrosion appears to be related to two factory holes in the floor, one on each side of the vehicle. the corrosion on the passenger side of our car is less severe: a large area of rust but a relatively small hole (tennis ball size) through the sheet metal. the drivers side of the car has a large hole (soccer ball size) in the floor. this is the only major corrosion on the car (the rear subframe assembly was replaced in 2006 due to corrosion under a nissan warranty program). the fuel filler neck is also rusty and does not seal properly, which can cause an engine alert when the fuel vapor seal leak reaches the point where the alert is triggered. there is little or no corrosion in the wheel wells or fenders. based on two bids from auto body shops in this area, the cost to repair the rust damage will be between $2500 and $3200. i have taken photographs of approximately forty altimas in thes area. all but five have corrosion in this specific area to varying degrees. it is clearly not limited to only the car we own. nissan has a warranty program which covers rust perforation for a period of five years from the date of manufacture. i have spoken to a number of people at a dealer in this area regarding this problem. they claim that nissan is aware of this problem on 2001 through 2005 altimas, but has chosen not to warrant it due to the expense, preferring instead to refuse to be responsible. nissan will apparently take the cars in trade and sell them to wholesale auto operations where they are sold to customers who may or may not be aware of the problem.
06/01/201060000
 Re: 2002 nissan altima. there is severe rust and corrosion in specific locations directly under both the driver and front passengers seats and floors. the corrosion appears to be related to two factory holes in the floor, one on each side of the vehicle. the corrosion on the passenger side of our car is less severe: a large area of rust but a relatively small hole (tennis ball size) through the sheet metal. the drivers side of the car has a large hole (soccer ball size) in the floor. this is the only major corrosion on the car (the rear subframe assembly was replaced in 2006 due to corrosion under a nissan warranty program). the fuel filler neck is also rusty and does not seal properly, which can cause an engine alert when the fuel vapor seal leak reaches the point where the alert is triggered. there is little or no corrosion in the wheel wells or fenders. based on two bids from auto body shops in this area, the cost to repair the rust damage will be between $2500 and $3200. i have taken photographs of approximately forty altimas in thes area. all but five have corrosion in this specific area to varying degrees. it is clearly not limited to only the car we own. nissan has a warranty program which covers rust perforation for a period of five years from the date of manufacture. i have spoken to a number of people at a dealer in this area regarding this problem. they claim that nissan is aware of this problem on 2001 through 2005 altimas, but has chosen not to warrant it due to the expense, preferring instead to refuse to be responsible. nissan will apparently take the cars in trade and sell them to wholesale auto operations where they are sold to customers who may or may not be aware of the problem.
06/01/201060000
 Re: 2002 nissan altima. there is severe rust and corrosion in specific locations directly under both the driver and front passengers seats and floors. the corrosion appears to be related to two factory holes in the floor, one on each side of the vehicle. the corrosion on the passenger side of our car is less severe: a large area of rust but a relatively small hole (tennis ball size) through the sheet metal. the drivers side of the car has a large hole (soccer ball size) in the floor. this is the only major corrosion on the car (the rear subframe assembly was replaced in 2006 due to corrosion under a nissan warranty program). the fuel filler neck is also rusty and does not seal properly, which can cause an engine alert when the fuel vapor seal leak reaches the point where the alert is triggered. there is little or no corrosion in the wheel wells or fenders. based on two bids from auto body shops in this area, the cost to repair the rust damage will be between $2500 and $3200. i have taken photographs of approximately forty altimas in thes area. all but five have corrosion in this specific area to varying degrees. it is clearly not limited to only the car we own. nissan has a warranty program which covers rust perforation for a period of five years from the date of manufacture. i have spoken to a number of people at a dealer in this area regarding this problem. they claim that nissan is aware of this problem on 2001 through 2005 altimas, but has chosen not to warrant it due to the expense, preferring instead to refuse to be responsible. nissan will apparently take the cars in trade and sell them to wholesale auto operations where they are sold to customers who may or may not be aware of the problem.
06/01/201060000
 Re: 2002 nissan altima. there is severe rust and corrosion in specific locations directly under both the driver and front passengers seats and floors. the corrosion appears to be related to two factory holes in the floor, one on each side of the vehicle. the corrosion on the passenger side of our car is less severe: a large area of rust but a relatively small hole (tennis ball size) through the sheet metal. the drivers side of the car has a large hole (soccer ball size) in the floor. this is the only major corrosion on the car (the rear subframe assembly was replaced in 2006 due to corrosion under a nissan warranty program). the fuel filler neck is also rusty and does not seal properly, which can cause an engine alert when the fuel vapor seal leak reaches the point where the alert is triggered. there is little or no corrosion in the wheel wells or fenders. based on two bids from auto body shops in this area, the cost to repair the rust damage will be between $2500 and $3200. i have taken photographs of approximately forty altimas in thes area. all but five have corrosion in this specific area to varying degrees. it is clearly not limited to only the car we own. nissan has a warranty program which covers rust perforation for a period of five years from the date of manufacture. i have spoken to a number of people at a dealer in this area regarding this problem. they claim that nissan is aware of this problem on 2001 through 2005 altimas, but has chosen not to warrant it due to the expense, preferring instead to refuse to be responsible. nissan will apparently take the cars in trade and sell them to wholesale auto operations where they are sold to customers who may or may not be aware of the problem.
06/01/201060000
 Re: 2002 nissan altima. there is severe rust and corrosion in specific locations directly under both the driver and front passengers seats and floors. the corrosion appears to be related to two factory holes in the floor, one on each side of the vehicle. the corrosion on the passenger side of our car is less severe: a large area of rust but a relatively small hole (tennis ball size) through the sheet metal. the drivers side of the car has a large hole (soccer ball size) in the floor. this is the only major corrosion on the car (the rear subframe assembly was replaced in 2006 due to corrosion under a nissan warranty program). the fuel filler neck is also rusty and does not seal properly, which can cause an engine alert when the fuel vapor seal leak reaches the point where the alert is triggered. there is little or no corrosion in the wheel wells or fenders. based on two bids from auto body shops in this area, the cost to repair the rust damage will be between $2500 and $3200. i have taken photographs of approximately forty altimas in thes area. all but five have corrosion in this specific area to varying degrees. it is clearly not limited to only the car we own. nissan has a warranty program which covers rust perforation for a period of five years from the date of manufacture. i have spoken to a number of people at a dealer in this area regarding this problem. they claim that nissan is aware of this problem on 2001 through 2005 altimas, but has chosen not to warrant it due to the expense, preferring instead to refuse to be responsible. nissan will apparently take the cars in trade and sell them to wholesale auto operations where they are sold to customers who may or may not be aware of the problem.
04/10/201066000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 nissan ultima. he stated that around april 2010, he noticed that the frames beneath the vehicle was rusted from salted roads which caused corrosion. he contacted the dealer and manufacturer and was advised that the vehicle rear body and floor center floor plan needed to be repaired at his expense, that the vehicle was out of warranty and there was nothing they could do, . the failure and current mileage were 66,000.
05/10/2010134000
 Had oil changed on 2002 nissan altima se and notice large rust spots on the floor panels under both driver's and passenger side. upon further investigation, the rust had created a hole right through the floor panel - lifting the carpet, i could see the road below. nissan dealers said that it was out of warranty so they could do nothing.
08/11/2009105000
 The floor panel on my 2002 nissan altima has rusted through completely the hole is approximately 8x8 it is only on the passenger side which i find very peculiar.
01/07/201072000107/14/2002
 Tl*- the contact owns a 2002 nissan altima. while the contact was attempting to have her vehicle inspected she was informed that the frame of the vehicle was beginning to rust. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership and there were no prior warnings, the current and failure mileages were 72000. updated 2/22/10 *cn updated 05/20/10*jb
06/18/20091
 Defective sheet metal design in floor pan of nissan altimas, body style beginning with model year 2002. design flaw caused large rust holes in front of driver and passenger seat, seemingly by trapping moisture. my holes approx 12 each. i am hearing similar complaints from other altima owners. perforation warranty was 5 years, and due to my dealership not noticing the problem within that period, nissan claims no responsibility. these holes may alter the structural integrity of the body frame in case of side impact. additionally, water enters the cabin and remains in the carpet and pad. my floor pan will need to be replaced, and am preparing to schedule the work. nissans recommended local body shop has estimated repairs approx. $2300 us. *tr
02/09/200437123105/17/2002
 During a routine brake job at the nissan dealership it was noticed that i had a rear cracked cross member (frame). the frame of the body was cracked. nissan would not take responsibility for the problem. i took it to a body shop they had recommended since they would not quote me a price. i had it fixed for $888.71. they replaced the rear crossmember. i do have the old cross member in my garage.*ak
STRUCTURE - FRAME AND MEMBERS - UNDERBODY SHIELDS
08/30/20121
 Like other customers, my 2002 nissan altima v6 developed a rusted floor board in both the front areas with metals flaking off even at an early time. i didn't realize there were a lot of us having this problem with this model.. this is the only part of the car that is very badly rusted, all of the other parts have barely any rust. i think this is something that really needs investigation. *tr
08/30/20121
 Like other customers, my 2002 nissan altima v6 developed a rusted floor board in both the front areas with metals flaking off even at an early time. i didn't realize there were a lot of us having this problem with this model.. this is the only part of the car that is very badly rusted, all of the other parts have barely any rust. i think this is something that really needs investigation. *tr
07/21/2012980001
 I own a 2002 nissan altima that has 98,000 miles upon lifting the car the floor board on the passenger side was showing rust on both the driver`s and passenger`s side. it is an excellent car but it is basically trash now. nissan is so irresponsible this is a factory defect and they should recall all altima`s with this problem. toyota is way more responsible when their car`s have a problem they are quick to recall,it is ridiculous. nissan is ridiculous!!!!! *tr
07/21/2012980001
 I own a 2002 nissan altima that has 98,000 miles upon lifting the car the floor board on the passenger side was showing rust on both the driver`s and passenger`s side. it is an excellent car but it is basically trash now. nissan is so irresponsible this is a factory defect and they should recall all altima`s with this problem. toyota is way more responsible when their car`s have a problem they are quick to recall,it is ridiculous. nissan is ridiculous!!!!! *tr
07/21/2012980001
 I own a 2002 nissan altima that has 98,000 miles upon lifting the car the floor board on the passenger side was showing rust on both the driver`s and passenger`s side. it is an excellent car but it is basically trash now. nissan is so irresponsible this is a factory defect and they should recall all altima`s with this problem. toyota is way more responsible when their car`s have a problem they are quick to recall,it is ridiculous. nissan is ridiculous!!!!! *tr
111/01/2001
 The heat shield was installed improperly, which caused the vehicle to stall, and other components to fail. (exhaust manifold, a/c, 02 sensor) the manufacturer was aware of the problem. mr scc *jb