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Every Nissan vehicle has problems, some just have more than others.

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Nissan generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

350Z

Score 5.41

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 14
  • Investigations 10
  • TSBs 253

370Z

Score 5.44

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 1
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 83

Altima

Score 57.09

NHTSA Data

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 2
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 100

Armada

Score 8.48

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 33
  • Investigations 10
  • TSBs 345

Frontier

Score 27.71

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 79
  • Investigations 31
  • TSBs 585

GT-R

Score 1.24

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 3
  • Investigations 1
  • TSBs 83

Juke

Score 10.04

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 9
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 50

Leaf

Score 5.64

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 16
  • Investigations 48
  • TSBs 69

Maxima

Score 40.22

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 94
  • Investigations 20
  • TSBs 1024

Murano

Score 23.46

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 35
  • Investigations 21
  • TSBs 334

NV200

Score 6.68

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 7
  • Investigations 24
  • TSBs 9

NHTSA Data

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 2
  • Investigations 6
  • TSBs 5

Quest

Score 23.31

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 32
  • Investigations 28
  • TSBs 641

Rogue

Score 33.2

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 35
  • Investigations 3
  • TSBs 219

Rogue Hybrid

Score N/A

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Sentra

Score 17.82

NHTSA Data

Titan

Score 17.62

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 39
  • Investigations 8
  • TSBs 353

Versa

Score 28.62

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 28
  • Investigations 40
  • TSBs 211

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 7
  • Investigations 10
  • TSBs 6

Xterra

Score 41.75

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 55
  • Investigations 36
  • TSBs 472

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

What is PainRank™? Where Does it Come From?

PainRank™ is a CarComplaints.com algorithm that uses complaint data from owners (the average mileage of failures, the cost to make repairs, etc), relative complaints analysis, sales numbers, NHTSA data, & owners’ own vehicle rankings to come up with a number representing how much pain a car inflicts on its owners. The higher the PainRank™ score, the more painful a car is to own (typically).

What Are Vehicle Generations?

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, use similar engineering, and share features. Generational data is not always cut-and-dry – manufacturers might not always release generation information, some generations might last longer in different countries, and various trim levels and model variants can make the whole thing confusing. We do our best but make no guarantees about our generation data. When in doubt, we stick with data about US models.

What is NHTSA Data?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a government agency dedicated to keeping the roads safer by conducting investigations into potential problems, recalling safety issues, and tracking technical service bulletins issued by automakers.