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!


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,500 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.

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2006 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact noticed that the odometer was putting more miles on the vehicle than what was actually being driven. The failure was noticed while driving 35 mph. The vehicle has been to the dealer three times, but they have been unable to determine the cause of the failure. The current and failure mileages were 41,000.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 092007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2006 Nissan Altima. I have an aftermarket gps system that I use in the car. I have noticed that the speed gauged by the gps has a variance from what shows on the speedometer. For instance, if I am traveling 40 mph and have the cruise control set to that speed, the gps shows that I am actually traveling 36 mph. The difference between the two devices grows as my speed increases.

- Deltona, FM, USA

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