What's Wrong with the Nissan Altima?

Altima owners have made 4369 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (28%), followed by the transmission (15%) and the steering (13%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Altima.

Comparing Altima Generations

You should avoid the 5th generation (2013–2018) Altima because of its overall PainRank™ of 52.23. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
5th Gen Altima 2013–2018
1145 52.23
4th Gen Altima 2007–2012
1222 36.59
3rd Gen Altima 2002–2006
1547 40.13
2nd Gen Altima 1998–2001
412 11.22
1st Gen Altima 1993–1997
43 1.78

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    The Worst Altima Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2001 (195), 2006 (194), 2015 (185), 2000 (158), 2010 (111), 2012 (102), 2007 (97), 2004 (87), 2011 (67), 2016 (35), 1999 (31), 1998 (28), 1997 (13), 1995 (13), 2017 (8), 1994 (8), 1996 (6), 1993 (3), and 2018 (0).