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Nissan Altima Engine Problems and Repair Histories

1437 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Nissan Altima. 277 of these members (19.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 274 engine repairs to Nissan Altimas--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Nissan Altima problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Nissan Altima problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Nissan Altima problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

26% of the Nissan Altima repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1044 repairs.

Nissan Altima engine repair cost distribution

Of the Nissan Altima engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 15% cost less than $100, 43% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 15% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 178 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Nissan Altima in Utah, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
5000 0 Transmission hose that was connected to the radiator was leaking. Dealer replaced the entire Radiator assy. 
119000  
Nissan Altima in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 2000    
3000 0 ENGINE OIL COOLER O-RING LEAKING,TSB FOR PREV.MODEL YEAR 2006 APPLICABLE. DEALER TECHNICIAN NOTICED DURING ROUTINE OIL CHANGE SERVICE AND REPAIRED. 
5000 0 OIL LEAK FOUND TO BE AT THE OIL FILTER HOUSING TEST PLUG.PART WAS ORDERED. NEW TEST PLUG INSTALLED. WILL HAVE REPAIR VERIFIED AT NEXT LUBE OIL FILTER SERVICE IN NOVEMBER. 
11000 89 OIL LEAKEAGE FROM REAR CAMSHAFT SPROCKET COVER. OIL LEAKEAGE HAS BEEN A CONTINUAL COMPLAINT SINCE PURCHASE. DEALER HAS HAD DIFICULTY DIAGNOSING LEAK. TIME FOR LEAKS IN THE GENERAL AREA. 
15000 0 Oil leak, ongoing problem since purchase. Insisted dealer repair at this visit or lemon law action will follow. Dealer replaced camshaft solonoid seal. Time will tell if repair was successful. 
 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Nissan Altima in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 0    
3000 0 The heat shield caused a rattle sound. 
8000 0 Since July '08, I've had a CVT fluid leak. First, time I took it to dealer, they said it was a transmission cooling hose which was cracked, and it was replaced. I took it back a second time because it was still leaking, and I was told it was residue. 
9000 0 I took the Altima back a third time because the CVT cooling system was still leaking. This time I was told it needed a new radiator assembly, because leaking at the lower transmission fitting. It was not in stock and had to be ordered. New radiator assembly installed. 
 
Nissan Altima in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 1000    
1000 0 Small oil leak. Dealer found 1/2 inch of sealant missing from motor oil pan. 
50000  

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Nissan Altima in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 0    
4000 0 Service engine light. Said it was the gas cap. Pulled a slight evaporator leak code. Service engine light. Pulled a slight evaporator leak code. Replaced leaking vent control valve. 
5300 0 Service engine light - determined the problem was the gas cap. 
32000 0 Dealer said they loaded a new program that controls the thermostat. 
35000 0 Replaced air intake tube 
61000 0 Radiator rusted and broke. Had to be replaced. 
66000 200 ECM had to be programmed Leak in catalytic converter 
77000  

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Nissan Altima in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 23000    
28000 0 Faulty air/fuel sensor, replaced, has not returned 
 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 37000    
42000 129 Evap problem, most likely loose gas cap even though it wasn't loose. 
 

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