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2006 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (18%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 67 repairs.
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2006 Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (36%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 28 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 Arizona, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2015
May 2015

122000 mi

US $500
Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

92000 mi

US $650
Replaced all three motor mounts.  
Nissan Altima in Illinois, United States
Feb 2014 - Jul 2015
Jun 2014

147000 mi

US $50
Front rotors were warped. Needed replaced. Replaced with PowerStop Front Rotors and PowerStop Front Ceramic Break Pads. Fixed the problem. 
Jul 2015

158000 mi
Camshaft or Crankshaft Sensor Error, causing Transmission to fail-safe into 5th gear. Dealer cleared fault, working as intended now. 
Nissan Altima in Georgia, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2014
Oct 2013

89700 mi

US $1400
Replaced Front Brake Rotors, struts & shocks. 
Sep 2014

98000 mi

US $300
Replaced L/R Hub Bearing. 
Nissan Altima in Georgia, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

132000 mi

US $3100
The timing chain tensioners are shot. This is, apparently, a known defect with the VQ35 engine from that time period. It will happen on all V6 engines from that time period and the first warning is a whine from the timing chain area. Sunroof shade jumped off it's track. The only repair is to replace the entire sunroof assembly for about $1,200. 
Jun 2014

132000 mi
Derailed sunroof shade not repaired. 
Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

124000 mi

US $218
Front valve cover gasket leak. Replaced gasket 
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. 
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 

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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 - Dec 2016
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 
Dec 2015

278000 mi

US $300
lower ball joint, brakes 
Nissan Altima in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2012 - Feb 2014
Jun 2013

134000 mi

US $80
Crank shaft sensor need to be replaced. 
Nissan Altima in Arizona, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2015
Jan 2008

18000 mi
Replaced a failed catalytic converter. It was under warranty. 
Feb 2012

50000 mi

US $1450
crankshaft sensor, brake fluid evac and replacement, coolant flush and replacement, oil change top passenger engine mount replacement ac low pressure hose replacement, 
Jan 2015

70700 mi

US $220
O2 sensors_upstream and downstream 
Oct 2015

77000 mi

US $141
rear brake pads metal to metal 

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2006 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Altima in Arizona, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Mar 2016

120000 mi

US $1200
Found metal shavings in the engine oil. Not repairing due to cost. 
Nissan Altima in Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2016
Oct 2014

233000 mi

US $600
At around 225,000 Miles the cars started to ingest some coolant.It was the head gasket. As it would happen, my buddy had just done the work on another Altima. So around 150 in parts and a just a little labor and some beer...it is done. 
Jul 2016

265000 mi
Lower Control arm on the driver's side just snapped. resulting in the end of this car's relatively trouble free life. We have moved on. 
Nissan Altima in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

160000 mi

US $130
Crankshaft sensor replaced. Check engine light came on, had car tested. No further problems after replaced. 
Nissan Altima in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2014 - Feb 2017
Sep 2014

124620 mi

C $300
Routine maintenance- replaced rotors, pads and calipers as one side was seized. Son is a mechanic so the bill is strictly for parts/supplies. 
Feb 2017

147560 mi

C $300
Seized caliper and new pads Exhaust leak by #2 oxygen sensor. Used a flex pipe and had to weld in place. Very hard spot to get into without a lift. 
Nissan Altima in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012 Problems starting the car. Starter was suspected. Would turn off the car and turn it back on to resolve. 
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 - Dec 2016
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. 
Mar 2016

116560 mi

C $150
Muffler rusted out. Replaced. 
Nissan Altima in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2009 - Feb 2016
Sep 2011

83000 mi

US $500
Crankshaft Position Sensor was failing causing the car to sputter. Extended warranty covered the repair. 
Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2015
Jan 2012

48000 mi

US $350
Rattling noise from front end, right side. Vehicle was bottoming out on RR tracks. Replace both front struts with QuickStruts by Monroe. Added airbags to rear springs in order to adjust ride height. Car rides like new again. 
Nissan Altima in Alabama, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Feb 2013

165000 mi

US $800
brake pads replaced, some type of ball bearing in wheels replaced because the car was making a whirling sound when driven. 
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. 
Nissan Altima in Michigan, United States
Apr 2009 - Jan 2015
Jul 2013

141000 mi

US $400
repainted rusty rear quarter 
Jan 2015

163000 mi

US $1100
replaced pads and rear passenger rotor 

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