CarComplaints.com 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!

1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles

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2006 Nissan Altima exhaust system problems

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2006 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012014

Altima

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle decelerated and failed to accelerate. The engine stalled, but the vehicle was able to be restarted. The service engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the crankshaft sensor needed to be repaired. The dealer informed the contact that the previous vehicle owner had the vehicle repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 07V527000 (engine and engine cooling) in 2007. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Lucas , TX, USA

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