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!


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,347 miles

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2006 Nissan Altima windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 122006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


I own a 2006 Nissan Altima with 28 K miles control buttons for driver side window not operating properly. Reported to Nissan dealership after months of having to hold down manually control up and down operations of window. Nissan dealership asked who had performed previous work on windows and I told them no one advised dealership to check window for possible # to verify truth on our behalf. Dealership refused to fix the problem without me paying the cost of $ $100 says some how or another window unadjusted itself and now needs to be readjusted. Advised dealer I was not going to pay for a defective window. Window will roll itself down must hold firmly the control button in order to secure safety of vehicle.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 272007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On 11/27/2007, I came home to find both of the front windows of my 2006 Nissan Altima down. The mystery to me is how my windows got rolled down. The alarm on my car was on, the steering column was locked and my lock bar was still on the steering column. Luckily nothing was stolen and my neighbors had taped plastic on my windows to avoid damage if it had rained. Pictures were taken and the police were called. Of course, the mystery still remains as to how the windows were rolled down. No one has a key to my car and each morning/evening, I ensure that the alarm is on. If this is some sort of defect, I would like to know. Is it a way for someone to roll down my electric windows without turning the ignition" is there a way for someone's remote control to operate the windows of my vehicle" my remote control does not control the windows. I will be discussing this incident further with the dealer when I take my vehicle in for it's first oil change (since purchased Dec. 2006 - but has less than 3500 miles).

- Greenbelt, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 062006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the power windows have an automatic feature, which allowed them to move up and down when the button was pressed. He stated that there was no safety feature installed to prevent the windows from moving up if something was in the way. The dealer stated that the feature was standard equipment and did not make any repairs. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 40 and current mileage was 30,000.

- Lagrangville, NY, USA

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