Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2006 Nissan Altima has a trend of engine problems, both in our data & definitely in the NHTSA's complaint data as well.

Excessive oil consumption is the main problem reported by owners. Nissan did a recall back in 2006 for oil consumption due to bad piston rings, but many owners report to us that the recall didn't fix the problem.

The dealer only had to check the oil consumption rate. Typically 1 qt per 1,000 miles is "acceptable" per OEM standards ... that's a lot of oil!


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,108 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Nissan Altima electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #2

Jan 222007


  • miles


2006 Altima 2.5 S that is a lemon customer wants to have the car replaced under the lemon law* the consumer stated the vehicle has no start problem. The vehicle would start up when she began her day, but at unpredictable times. There is a grinding noise under the gas pedal while accelerating as well as when coming to a stop. The dealer stated the vibration/grinding noise was coming from the tires. All the windows and doors will lock and the remote keyless entry does not seem to work. The cd player and radio are not playing properly. The radio has a lot of static. The cd player makes the cd's sound like they are scratched.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
We purchased a 2006 Nissan Altima (new, never owned) on January 10, 2007. The vehicle has defects and has been bought to the dealer (Nissan of garden city in hempstead, New York) on four occasions;1/25/07, 2/1/02, 2/5/07, and 2/14/07. We filed a complaint with Nissan North America on 1/17/07. File number 5593141. The service representative is slow in providing response and other service representatives refuse to provide name or contact information of managerial staff. Their single means of communication is through E-mail. Their actual policy is to wait 24 hours before returning phone calls. I was advised this by one of their service representatives at their "800" number.

- Fresh Meadows, NY, USA

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