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2006 Nissan Altima
Problems & Complaints
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!
Worst 2006 Altima Problems by Category
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- engine problems60NHTSA complaints: 319
- body / paint problems47NHTSA complaints: 202
- transmission problems25NHTSA complaints: 25
- electrical problems9NHTSA complaints: 49
- interior accessories problems6NHTSA complaints: 11
- brakes problems6NHTSA complaints: 33
- AC / heater problems5
- exhaust system problems5NHTSA complaints: 10
- steering problems4NHTSA complaints: 9
- fuel system problems3NHTSA complaints: 11
- suspension problems3NHTSA complaints: 12
- seat belts / air bags problems2NHTSA complaints: 32
- wheels / hubs problems2NHTSA complaints: 17
- windows / windshield problems2NHTSA complaints: 3
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- clutch problems1NHTSA complaints: 7
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- miscellaneous problems1NHTSA complaints: 49
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 40
- cooling system problemsNHTSA: 3
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