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Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 1991 repairs.
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Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (31%)

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Chart based on 1140 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Nissan Altima problems by year

before 2001 (4%)

2002 - 2004 (14%)

2005 - 2006 (15%)

2007 - 2009 (36%)

2010 - 2012 (13%)

2013 - 2015 (16%)

2016 - 2018 (0%)

2019 - 2022 (0%)

Chart based on 2012 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima Personal Experiences: Pros
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
This is my 2nd Altima, both vehicles have performed very nicely. I think they are a great value. I was looking at at Buick LaCrosse but felt it was about $8000 over priced compared to my current Altima. full 2013 Nissan Altima review
2009 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
I have had past experience with a Nissan Maxima and Nissan Titan. Both vehicles were very reliable, competitively priced, and sporty. full 2009 Nissan Altima review
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I had a 1983 Altima. Put 90K on it with nothing but normal maintenance. full 2006 Nissan Altima review
2005 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Nissan has a big reputation for reliability in my country. full 2005 Nissan Altima review
Nissan Altima Personal Experiences: Cons
2013 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
The only reason we don't own this right now is the fact that we got an incredible buy on a used Infiniti, but this car would have been our second choice. full 2013 Nissan Altima review

Nissan Altima Problems and Repair Histories

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