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Nissan Altima Engine Problems

1560 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Nissan Altima. 219 of these members (14%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 346 engine repairs to Nissan Altimas--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Nissan Altima problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 1307 repairs.

Nissan Altima engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 207 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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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

5000 mi   Transmission hose that was connected to the radiator was leaking. Dealer replaced the entire Radiator assy. 
3000   ENGINE OIL COOLER O-RING LEAKING,TSB FOR PREV.MODEL YEAR 2006 APPLICABLE. DEALER TECHNICIAN NOTICED DURING ROUTINE OIL CHANGE SERVICE AND REPAIRED. 
5000   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 US $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   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

3000 mi   The heat shield caused a rattle sound. 
8000   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   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. 
1000   Small oil leak. Dealer found 1/2 inch of sealant missing from motor oil pan. 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

4000 mi   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. 
6500   Service engine light - determined the problem was the gas cap. 
32000   Dealer said they loaded a new program that controls the thermostat. 
35000   Replaced air intake tube 
61000   Radiator rusted and broke. Had to be replaced. 
66000 US $200 ECM had to be programmed Leak in catalytic converter 
80000   The CVT transmission is making a loud clunking noise 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

28000 mi   Faulty air/fuel sensor, replaced, has not returned 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

42000 mi US $129 Evap problem, most likely loose gas cap even though it wasn't loose. 

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