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!

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

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2006 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 172007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. While driving 65 mph, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The rear side air bag on the passenger side failed to deploy. The five year old, who was seated in the rear passenger seat and wearing a seat belt, struck the door panel and suffered broken bones around the right eye. The rest of the air bags deployed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 70,000.

- Lake Ersinore, CA, USA

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