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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,189 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.

2006 Nissan Altima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 172006

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,059 miles


The 2006 Nissan Altima, both 2.5E & 3.5E have a significant design flaw regarding the brake pedal. The brake pedal is soft & allows the driver to simultaneously depress both pedals! my niece had a nasty accident due to this and I myself almost did. This problem needs to be addressed immediately.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 252006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,200 miles
: the contact stated while driving 15 mph on normal residential road conditions the brakes were applied and the vehicle skidded crashing into a mailbox. A police report was processed at the scene of the accident. Prior to the accident, the vehicle had incidences of skidding on various occasions.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #1

May 032006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 309 miles
ABS brake failure--four times in six weeks since purchase on April 23, 2006.

- Miami, FL, USA

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