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2006 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (47%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 60 repairs.
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2006 Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (25%)

Chart based on 52 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 Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

124000 mi

US $218
Front valve cover gasket leak. Replaced gasket 

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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

55300 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 Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

92000 mi

US $650
Replaced all three motor mounts.  
Nissan Altima in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2012
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 Illinois, United States
Feb 2014 - Jul 2015
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

89300 mi

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

98000 mi

US $300
Replaced L/R Hub Bearing. 
Nissan Altima in Arizona, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2015
May 2015

122000 mi

US $500
WOULDNT DOWN SHIFT 
Nissan Altima in Georgia, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

132000 mi

US $1200
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. 

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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 - May 2017
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

192500 mi

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

231600 mi

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

248500 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 - Apr 2017
Jun 2013

134000 mi

US $80
Crank shaft sensor need to be replaced. 
Nissan Altima in Arizona, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2017
Jan 2008

18000.0 mi
Replaced a failed catalytic converter. It was under warranty. 
Feb 2012

49800 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

52000 mi

US $220
O2 sensors_upstream and downstream 
Feb 2017

91000.0 mi

US $800
shocks and struts front brakes -rotors and pads 

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2006 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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
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 New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Apr 2016

68000.0 mi

US $1500
Clogged Converter 
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 Tennessee, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2017
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
Jul 2016 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

88660 mi

C $694
leaking water pump. replaced water pump. leaking power steering cooler, installed universal power steering cooler, and belt. 
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 Mississippi, United States
Jan 2009 - Feb 2016
Sep 2011

82000 mi
Crankshaft Position Sensor was failing causing the car to sputter. Extended warranty covered the repair.  
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 Illinois, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2013
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 Michigan, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2014
Jul 2013

140700 mi

US $400
repainted rusty rear quarter 
Nissan Altima in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2009 - Mar 2017
May 2009

34720 mi

C $950
Road noise was increasing over time. Car still driving OK, but noise was getting worrisome. Turned out to be a defective front wheel bearing, replaced under warranty.  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.  
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

85140 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. 
Mar 2016

116560 mi

C $150
Muffler rusted out. Replaced. 
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 Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2016
Oct 2014

232700 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 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 Alabama, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Feb 2013

166300 mi

US $800
brake pads replaced, some type of ball bearing in wheels replaced because the car was making a whirling sound when driven. 

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