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2006 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Chart based on 55 repairs.

2006 Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

Chart based on 19 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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2006 Nissan Altima

Engine not specified

Nissan Altima in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

71920 mi

C $220
rear brakes needed to be changed 

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2006 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

Nissan Altima in Michigan, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2011
Nov 2010

60000 mi

US $95
Faulty bank 1 camshaft position sensor caused check engine light, and stalls at idle. Sensor was replaced and engine code erased.  

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2006 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2015
Feb 2010

55000 mi

US $105
sticks, leaves and other debris in vents 
Sep 2012

87000 mi

US $500
Electrical system was going haywire due to a short circuit somewhere. Speedometer stopped working, ABS and check engine light went on. 
Mar 2014

98000 mi
shocks had to be replaced due to wear and tear 
Nissan Altima in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2012
Sep 2009

100000 mi
Replaced all 4 rotors and sets of pads. 
Jul 2011

119000 mi

US $1227
Power Steering Rack failure. fluid drained into the power steering rack, and blew out the side of the power steering rack, leaking all the fluid onto the ground. 

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2006 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Nissan Altima in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2015
Mar 2011

149000 mi

US $375
check engine light code 420 took to dealer ..changed program CEL came on again changed front cat prob still exists 
Jun 2011

156000 mi

US $500
after memory was reflashed by dealer, CEL code 420 came back on. replaced precat and cat.. problem fixed 
Dec 2011

170000 mi

US $20
ses light on again after replacing cat converter 15k miles ago..beginnning to think as motor ages and burns a little oil, it fouls the pre cat..car is drivable..car passes emissions testing windshield washer motor failed!!! imagine that!! plus.. starter motor starting to sound bad 
Oct 2012

194000 mi

US $700
left front window motor needs repair floor boards rusted out!!!! 
Nov 2013

232300 mi

US $500
Front cat went bad again at 80000 
Jul 2014

249000 mi

US $250
replace clutch 
Sep 2014

253000 mi

US $100
motor mount 
Nov 2014

256000 mi

US $179
replace flex pipe lower control arm 

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2006 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Altima in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2009 - Aug 2012
Sep 2011

82000 mi
Crankshaft Position Sensor was failing causing the car to sputter. Extended warranty covered the repair.  
Nissan Altima in Illinois, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2013
Sep 2011

88000 mi

US $125
Rear brake pads and rotors replaced after pulsation noticed when braking.  
Sep 2012

113000 mi

US $475
Alternator died with no warning light. Discovered when the car went into limp mode at a stop light. 
Nissan Altima in Arkansas, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

67000 mi

US $278
Dealer replaced the crankshaft position sensor, and reflashed the ECM per Nissan recall. 
Nissan Altima in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2009 - Jun 2015
May 2009

34720 mi

C $950
front brakes serviced, rear brakes replaced..discs, pads and hardware. Oil changed and full warranty inspection. Front wheel bearing replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2011

51460 mi

C $100
Car wouldn't start on cold morning. Had to replace the OEM battery. Replaced with battery from Costco.  
Aug 2012

80580 mi

C $280
Rear brakes worn. Replaced rotors and pads (self). 
May 2013

83700 mi

C $550
Did not pass emissions test. Also had check engine light on. Part had to be ordered. Replaced variable valve timing solenoid. Re-run emissions test...Pass. Also replaced all four tires at the same time. 
Jul 2013

85340 mi

C $800
Seized rear caliper. Replaced caliper one one side and rotor and pads on both sides (rear). Checked front brakes and also replaced both front calipers, and pads. 
May 2014

95480 mi

C $700
Noisy exhaust. Had to replace the catalytic converter, O2 sensor and flex pipe. Bought the parts at a 3rd party auto parts store and had them installed at the dealer. 
May 2015

106640 mi

C $450
replaced rotors and pads on all four wheels. Did the repair myself at home. 
Nissan Altima in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2009
Feb 2008

21000 mi
Creaky drivers seat back. Cold start, drive for 4-8 miles. Stop briefly and turn car off (To go into a store), restart, will not shift into fourth (overdrive) for half mile. 
Apr 2008

22000 mi
Cold start, drive for 4-8 miles. Stop briefly and turn car off (To go into a store), restart, will not shift into fourth (overdrive) for half mile. Transmission replaced due to metal contaminents in trans oil. Problem still exists. 

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2006 Nissan Altima Repair Histories

104 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Nissan Altima. 25 of these members (24%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 55 repairs to 2006 Nissan Altimas--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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