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:
22,617 miles

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2006 Nissan Altima suspension problems

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2006 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 172008


  • 33,000 miles


Had to replace engine on Nissan Altima 06 with only 33,000 mi dealer would not give the reason why. Front struts needs replacing after 39,000. Also replace transmission seal@39,000mi.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 042008


  • 30,000 miles
I bought my Altima new in 2006. I have had the car for 2 years and have had to have the struts replaced 3 times and just recently a tie rod. I have 30,000 miles on the car and have never missed any general maintenance. I worry that the car is not safe.

- Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 302006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,850 miles
: the contact stated when driving 40 mph, the steering wheel pulled to the right. When taken to the service dealer, the tires were rotated and balanced. Also, the front end was aligned. The steering problem continued, but pulled to the left and was more difficult to control. The vehicle was then taken to the sales dealer. All tires were replaced and balanced, and the alignment was inspected. The sales dealer informed the contact the problem had to do with the wrong sized tires that were mounted on the vehicle, although the tires were mounted on the vehicle by the sales dealer, when the contact purchased the vehicle. The problem continued to pull to the right. When the vehicle was driven at 60 mph, the steering wheel locked up, then by giggling the steering wheel to the left and right, the steering unlocked and pulled to the right. The vehicle was taken back to the service dealer and the manufacturer was notified. Updated 02/12/07.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

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