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Nissan Altima Problems and Repair Histories

1433 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Nissan Altima. 495 of these members (34.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 1037 repairs to Nissan Altimas--an average of 0.7 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 1037 repairs.

Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

Of the Nissan Altima repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, 11% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 344 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Nissan Altima problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

Nissan Altima in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 3000    
4000 0 The center console did not latch properly, so this was finally addressed. Ordered part. 
6000 0 Installed new center console. 
 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Altima in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
620 0 "One-touch-up" function of power windows did not work. Problem present at delivery. Problem fixed promptly. 
17360 40 The emergency parking brake was intermittently sticking / failing to fully release. 
19840 0 Faulty valve in tire pressure monitoring system in two tires - allowing air to escape. 
21080 0 Nav display screen malfunctioned. 
32620 0 Faulty TPM valve venting air out of the tire - slow leak. 
 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
12000 0 Brakes squeaking at low speed stops. Dealer replaced pads and rotors on front brakes and installed new hardware on rear brakes. 
50000  
Nissan Altima in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 1000    
2000 0 AUX jack on radio failed to work or only worked with a significant amount of static. 
4000 0 Replaced radio head unit under warranty. AUX jack works fine on the new HU. 
18000 0 Driver's seat loose on tracks, shifts during cornering. Dealer could not duplicate, so no repairs or changes made. Driver's vanity mirror light does not stay on when open. Cold soak exhaust manifold heat shield rattle. This car was not included in the manufacturer's recall notice for this defect, but the dealer found the heat shield still needed to be replaced. 
20700 0 Replaced driver's side vanity mirror/sun visor. 
22000 0 Windshield had a crack caused by stress from the body. Replaced under warranty. Updated engine computer's software to further reduce cold soak rattle. 
35000 0 Check engine light came on. Dealer replaced emission system valve under warranty. Driver's seat shakes during cornering. Covered by TSB; dealer ordered repair kit. 
35000 0 Driver's seat "shake" fixed with repair kit from factory. Covered under TSB, but sadly the seat now squeaks. Sigh. 
83000 400 Right rear shock leaking; replaced both rear shocks, bushings, and bolts. 
89000  

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2007 Nissan Altima 4-door

6-cylinder CVT 2WD

Nissan Altima in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 0    
1000 0 Front bumper assembly not aligned properly. 
3000 0 Bad clicking / rattling noise in rear speaker deck. Told problem was fixed but upon receipt of vehicle, the problem was not fixed. Have not had time to bring car back in again. 
10000 0 Air conditioning compressor making noise. Dealership recommended replacement. 
 

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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    
25000 0 Transmission cooler leak. Now awaiting appointment to replace trans cooler. Engine undercover coming off. Dealer ordered new cover. Awaiting appointment to have replaced. 
28000 0 Trans cooler leak, cooler replaced, problem gone Faulty air/fuel sensor, replaced, has not returned 
 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Altima in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 60000    
62000 450 work brakes/rotor 
86000 610 Suspect broken/worn axle bearing. 
87000 925 fuel pump shattered 
95000 0 Mechanic suspected bearing inside universal joint has siezed. 
104000 1200 Steering shaft needed to be replaced. Replaced catalytic converter to pass state emissions testing brakes were squeaking. mechanism other than pads/rotors adjusted. 
119000 0 Suspected broken axle. 
147000 1700 Check engine light was on. The car had difficulty starting and sometimes ran rough as if a sparkplug needed to be replaced. Car delayed getting into gear. Transmission fluid was flushed/replaced. From cold start, brakes would not engage until car was warm. Calipers were replaced. Heat shield was loose. Dealer said they removed it, but I still hear the same noise when car idles. Fuel door hinge is broken. Fuel door will not close completely. Indoor fuel door release is useless. Steering wheel shook when driven. Link was replaced/reseated. Tires were aligned and balanced. 
148000 400 Failed the state of Illinois emissions testing. They replaced a sensor and an ignition coil. 
177000 640 A/C not effective if outside temp > 80F. Recharged coolant. Left and right tie rods replaced. One larger (and more expensive) suspension part replaced as well. 
194000 90 Grounding cables were replaced. Connecting areas disintegrated. 
194000 0 Bearing needed replacement due to wear. Repair not done. 

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2002 Nissan Altima

Engine not specified

Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 62000    
63000 50 AC not blowing cold air 
 

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2002 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Altima in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 89900    
93620 700 Left rear ABS sensor replacement. Problem ws causing ABS to engage whenever the brake pedal was pressed. In addition the Slip,TCS Off and ABS light were all lit. 
 

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