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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
800 miles

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2006 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 182006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles


The heater/air conditioning blower tends to not operate periodically! examples: On a cold morning, the car had to be returned home since there was no blower. On a damp day, the interior windows could not be defogged due to no blower. On a damp morning, the frost on the exterior of the windshield could not be cleared by the defrost setting since the blower failed to operate. We wonder how safe this vehicle would be during a period of freezing rain! or during a snowfall? please advise on what action should be taken to remedy this serious defect. [xxx] updated 07/16/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Stouffville, 00, USA

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