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!


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,273 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 #2

Nov 132007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,257 miles


Dust boot wedged between piston and cylinder.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072006

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,289 miles
There was a recall sent to me stating that the car has a high oil consumption rate and that there have been complaints of engine fires. However, the car has not been physically recalled. I had been hearing the brakes squeal and scrub after 3 weeks of having the car, have only had 2 months, finally 2 months later it was found that all 4 calipers were leaking. The parts that were needed were on national back order. The parts were shipped in and the brake pads, calipers, and rotors were replaced, according to the dealer. This was a week ago, currently I am having more trouble with the brake area.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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