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2006 Nissan Altima Problems and Repair Histories

99 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Nissan Altima. 21 of these members (21.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 39 repairs to 2006 Nissan Altimas--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Nissan Altima problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Nissan Altima problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 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 2006 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

31% of the 2006 Nissan Altima repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 15% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 10% to the body and trim.

Chart based on 39 repairs.

2006 Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Nissan Altima repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 7% cost less than $100, 33% between $100 and $499, 40% between $500 and $999, and 20% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 15 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 2006 Nissan Altima problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Nissan Altima

Engine not specified

Nissan Altima in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 71300    
71920 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 47000    
60000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 55000    
55000 105 sticks, leaves and other debris in vents 
87000 500 Electrical system was going haywire due to a short circuit somewhere. Speedometer stopped working, ABS and check engine light went on. 
98000 0 shocks had to be replaced due to wear and tear 
Nissan Altima in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 60000    
100000 0 Replaced all 4 rotors and sets of pads. 
119000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 145000    
149000 375 check engine light code 420 took to dealer ..changed program CEL came on again changed front cat prob still exists 
156000 500 after memory was reflashed by dealer, CEL code 420 came back on. replaced precat and cat.. problem fixed 
170000 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 
194000 700 left front window motor needs repair floor boards rusted out!!!! 
232300 500 Front cat went bad again at 80000 
243000  

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2006 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Altima in Mississippi, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 49000    
82000 0 Crankshaft Position Sensor was failing causing the car to sputter. Extended warranty covered the repair.  
92000  
Nissan Altima in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 20000    
88000 125 Rear brake pads and rotors replaced after pulsation noticed when braking.  
113000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 66000    
67000 278 Dealer replaced the crankshaft position sensor, and reflashed the ECM per Nissan recall. 
 
Nissan Altima in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 34720    
35320 950 front brakes serviced, rear brakes replaced..discs, pads and hardware. Oil changed and full warranty inspection. Front wheel bearing replaced under warranty. 
53360 100 Car wouldn't start on cold morning. Had to replace the OEM battery. Replaced with battery from Costco.  
80580 280 Rear brakes worn. Replaced rotors and pads (self). 
83700 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. 
85340 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. 
91760  
Nissan Altima in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 20000    
21000 0 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. 
22000 0 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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