Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
EQUIPMENT
02022A09/24/200402022B10010139Available tool: engine support bar (otc #1724). *nm11/04/2004
0411409/24/200410010167Essential tool: j-47242 engine support table. various models including 2005 murano and quest. *nm11/04/2004
02014B11/06/200202014A10000395Front console box lid retainer clip availability. *tt02/25/2003
0209509/10/200210000134Nissan essential tool drive plate installer. *tt02/13/2003
0210812/15/200210000023Center console armrest middle or lower latch broken or hard to open. *tt02/07/2003
EQUIPMENT - ELECTRICAL - AIR CONDITIONER
0407706/15/200410007879A/c evaporator and expansion valve service. *mj07/14/2004
0304805/06/200310001729Air conditioner doesn't turnoff at times even though the air conditioner switch is off. *tt06/24/2003
EQUIPMENT - OTHER - OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
NTB-09-12911/17/200910032506Nissan: vent control valve replacement. when replacing the evap canister vent control valve for reason: use the one listed on page 2; for vent control valve replacement procedure, refer to the appropriate section of the electronic service04/07/2010

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
EQUIPMENT
06/01/2010
 I am on my 3rd set of tires on my 2003 altima it has only 78000 miles on it .i rotate my tires every 5000 miles the tires sound like they are coming apart. the headlight lens are turning foggy and yellow cutting down on the headlight visiblity. motor busing went bad car would not pass state inspection.alternator went bad at 50000 miles. driver door hinge is bad want stay open if car is alittke unevevn.had to replace crank sensor cause car wouldnt start at arond 65000 miles the dealer said there were no recall on any these problems.
06/01/2010
 I am on my 3rd set of tires on my 2003 altima it has only 78000 miles on it .i rotate my tires every 5000 miles the tires sound like they are coming apart. the headlight lens are turning foggy and yellow cutting down on the headlight visiblity. motor busing went bad car would not pass state inspection.alternator went bad at 50000 miles. driver door hinge is bad want stay open if car is alittke unevevn.had to replace crank sensor cause car wouldnt start at arond 65000 miles the dealer said there were no recall on any these problems.
06/01/2010
 I am on my 3rd set of tires on my 2003 altima it has only 78000 miles on it .i rotate my tires every 5000 miles the tires sound like they are coming apart. the headlight lens are turning foggy and yellow cutting down on the headlight visiblity. motor busing went bad car would not pass state inspection.alternator went bad at 50000 miles. driver door hinge is bad want stay open if car is alittke unevevn.had to replace crank sensor cause car wouldnt start at arond 65000 miles the dealer said there were no recall on any these problems.
06/01/2010
 I am on my 3rd set of tires on my 2003 altima it has only 78000 miles on it .i rotate my tires every 5000 miles the tires sound like they are coming apart. the headlight lens are turning foggy and yellow cutting down on the headlight visiblity. motor busing went bad car would not pass state inspection.alternator went bad at 50000 miles. driver door hinge is bad want stay open if car is alittke unevevn.had to replace crank sensor cause car wouldnt start at arond 65000 miles the dealer said there were no recall on any these problems.
04/25/2010
 I have a 2003 nissan altima. this car is burning oil like crazy. there's no smoke or anything of that sort, but i have to keep an eye out and put oil in my car to keep it running at least every 4-5 days or so. gas is high and oil is getting higher; i have to keep at least 2-3 quarts in my trunk. the check engine light has been on for sometime now. while driving on the interstate if i go over 70mph the check engine light starts blinking. when i take my foot off the excelerator the check engine light stops blinking, but continues to stay on. however, i just had my spark plugs changed and now the car won't start. please i need some help asap.... i don't have money to purchase a new one at this time, but wish someone can tell me what is going on. the dealer is no help whatsoever. they get you in there and tell you that this, this, and this is the problem. it seems that nothing is under warranty with nissan, and i don't own the car as of yet i'm still making monthly payments. i think that nissan needs to go over the engine, electronic, and etc. because canton, mississippi is the home of nissan and you have some big problems on your hands!!!
08/01/2005105/01/2003
 Nissan altima 2003 - vent blows hot air over 100 degrees when temperature outside is comfortable (80's) . manufacturer checked car & claims everything within specs. - their solution is to always use ac. have brought car several times since purchase new & they will not resolve. my concern is are there future problems to the car connected to this & of course the uncomfortable of the heat. *nm
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
06/01/2011
 Passenger floorboards completely rusted through opening a 16in long by 8 in wide hole in passenger floor. no other rust anywhere else found on vehicle. appears rust originated around floor plug. exhaust fumes can enter the cabin of the car
06/01/2011
 Passenger floorboards completely rusted through opening a 16in long by 8 in wide hole in passenger floor. no other rust anywhere else found on vehicle. appears rust originated around floor plug. exhaust fumes can enter the cabin of the car
06/01/2011
 Passenger floorboards completely rusted through opening a 16in long by 8 in wide hole in passenger floor. no other rust anywhere else found on vehicle. appears rust originated around floor plug. exhaust fumes can enter the cabin of the car
06/01/2011
 Passenger floorboards completely rusted through opening a 16in long by 8 in wide hole in passenger floor. no other rust anywhere else found on vehicle. appears rust originated around floor plug. exhaust fumes can enter the cabin of the car
04/25/2010
 I have a 2003 nissan altima. this car is burning oil like crazy. there's no smoke or anything of that sort, but i have to keep an eye out and put oil in my car to keep it running at least every 4-5 days or so. gas is high and oil is getting higher; i have to keep at least 2-3 quarts in my trunk. the check engine light has been on for sometime now. while driving on the interstate if i go over 70mph the check engine light starts blinking. when i take my foot off the excelerator the check engine light stops blinking, but continues to stay on. however, i just had my spark plugs changed and now the car won't start. please i need some help asap.... i don't have money to purchase a new one at this time, but wish someone can tell me what is going on. the dealer is no help whatsoever. they get you in there and tell you that this, this, and this is the problem. it seems that nothing is under warranty with nissan, and i don't own the car as of yet i'm still making monthly payments. i think that nissan needs to go over the engine, electronic, and etc. because canton, mississippi is the home of nissan and you have some big problems on your hands!!!
EQUIPMENT - ELECTRICAL - AIR CONDITIONER
06/02/20081
 A/c was working weird in the beginning on how it turned on etc. when i took the vehicle in the first time under warranty, i was told it was normal and no issues were found. now, a/c doesn't work at all. *tr
11/19/2007616161
 2003 nissan altima with recall for a sensor. consumer states that she would like reimbursement because she did not take it to an authorized dealer for the repair. *kb the consumer stated the engine light illuminated and the engine seized. the consumer also stated the air condition didn't work. the rack and pinion steering bolt was found to be loose after a recall was performed. *jb
06/27/20031112/13/2002
 A/c compressor does not disengage when the manual selector switch is moved from the defrost position. this is covered by a service bulletin ntb03-048 dated 5-6-03 from nissan concerning this problem. this is noted as a change in operation from earlier models and i feel it is dangerous. the only way to disengage the compressor after using the defroster is to stop the car, move the selector switch to any function that is not defroster related, turn off the ignition and restart the car. if you don't there is at least a 10% loss in mileage due to the fact that the a/c compressor is operating and the temp selector must be adjusted up or the occupants of the vehicle will freeze. this was discovered by my wife and i on our way through chicago on i-94. i thought it was a simple warranty problem that i would be able to get fixed upon my return to waukesha. the service bulletin makes it seem that this is normal and the consumer will just have to live with the problem. now that i know what is going on i feel this is not only dangerous and environmentally unfriendly but just another way the car manufacturer has decided to cut corners and not make two different relays for the manual and automatic climate control vehicles. i do not feel that i should have to carry blankets around in my car to keep me warm in june and july because my a/c will not shut off unless i restart my engine. what fool would do that on a busy interstate highway. this is not a dealer problem, this was in the vehicle when i bought it and that the way nissan designed it. i understand that the vehicles with automatic climate control can hit the auto control and the problem stops. i don't have that button in my manually controlled heater/air conditioner. i hope that you will address this with nissan. according to the service bulletin this problem started with most of the 2003 models. thanks for your time. *nlm