2002 Nissan ALTIMA Structure Body Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2002 Nissan ALTIMA Structure Body Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID991783
 Internal NHTSA #10522599
 ManufacurerNissan North America, Inc.
 BrandNISSAN
 ModelALTIMA
 Model Year2002
 File date01/07/13
 ComponentSTRUCTURE:BODY
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWe are the second owners of this vehicle having purchased it in 2008. One of the reasons we purchased the car was its reputation for reliability and for the past 7 years it has lived up to its reputation. Recently, i noticed something "hanging from underneath" the car and upon examination (and to my utter amazement) found that the floor boards on both sides of the car are completely rusted through! What i really find incredulous is that, after searching on the internet, this manufacturing defect is apparently as predictable as the sun-rise!! Additionally, although the vast majority of the owners of these cars have complained to nissan north america, nissan continues to disavow any knowledge of a problem nor any culpability. I find it disconcerting that in this day and age any vehicle, regardless of age, would show this extent of rusting. Though not a structural engineer, i would have to deduce that this defect would compromise the safety of these vehicles seeing how both the front seats and seat belts are secured to the car in this area. Not sure what to do with this car at this point. Should i sell it to some unsuspecting person? How many thousands of these cars are being driven by an owner with no knowledge that they are about to be launched into oblivion if ever in any type of a crash. This needs to be addressed by nissan and they need to be held accountable!
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure110000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSOUTH BEND, IN
VIN pattern 1G8ZK5277WZXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase22/09/21
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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