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2006 Nissan Altima

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2006 Nissan Altima Problems

Engine -- Verified

The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.

Engine -- Verified

The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front struts can wear prematurely and create a knocking noise when driving over bumps.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The AC system may blow warm air due to refrigerant loss caused by a leaking low pressure AC hose. These hoses commonly develop a leak at the hose crimp connection.

2006 Nissan Altima Recalls (Recent)

Engine, December 31, 2007

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On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engineThe crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interrupion in the signal output. If the interupption of the signal is so brief that the ECM Electronic Control Module dose not have time to diagnose the condition, the vehicle may shut off creating the risk of an accident. The dealer will reprogram the ECM free of charge. The Nissan recall # is R0606

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Engine, June 9, 2006

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Vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine may suffer from increased oil consumption as a result of improper performance of the piston rings. Severe engine damage can result if the engine is operated with the engine oil low. In extreme cases, an engine fire could result. Dealers will reprogram the engine control module (ECM). Vehicles will also be inspected for excess oil consumption. A small number of vehicles will require engine replacement. Nissan began notifying vehicle owners of the recall on June 9, 2006.


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Suspension & Steering, February 27, 2006

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Nissan has recalled 2006 Maxima and Altima models because the rear subframe may have been manufactured incorrectly, which could result in a crack in the bracket that holds part of the rear suspension. If the bracket cracks, the stability of the vehicle may be affected, which could lead to a loss of control and a possible crash. Dealers will inspect the rear subframe to determine if it was manufactured incorrectly and replace it, if necessary.

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2006 Nissan Altima Questions and Answers

hyper92, 2006 Nissan Altima, 6 Cylinder, Trenton, NJ

why does car shake when braking at high speeds

GearGuy, 2006 Nissan Altima, V6, Lake Orion, MI

How come my transmission is burping fluid?

stacey3696, 2006 Nissan Altima, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Memphis, TN

i replaced the fuse and bulb and the low beam still does not work

stacey3696, 2006 Nissan Altima, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Memphis, TN

I replaced the fuse and low beam headlight and it still doesn't work

claudeandbren, 2006 Nissan Altima, 4 Cylinder, Williamsburg, KY

where is it located

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2006 Nissan Altima Reviews

I bought this car new in 2006 and it burns as much oil as my 1995 Nissan pickup and it has 450,000 miles on it. I was notified that it was built with bad rings in the engine about a week after we bought the car. It uses about 2 quarts between oil changes. It only has 120,000 miles on it. I will never buy another Nissian Altima. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Beware of Nissans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a 2006 Nissan Altima and my gear shift gets stuck frim time to time, here recently it got stuck and I forced the gear shift into to drive, the next day when I got in it to drive to work, it wont shift into R, N, or D. My vehicle is stuck in park when the gear shift moves to Drive, what could cause this and how can I get it fixed.

I enjoy my nissan, the only problem sometime won't start the first time
i started, the brakes making noise when i brake or back up.

I have the SE-R version and this car rocks. The on-limit governor is a bit annoying but the handling and steering is great and acceleration is awesome!

Bought my 2006 Altima and suffered thru the initial scare that I had a BUM engine. However, it turned out my engine was not one of the bad ones built in Feb/Mar of 2006 in Tennessee. Have had no problems with this car after 41000 -
Am averaging over 30 on hwy trips.
My only knock on the Nissan is the configuration of the trunk. Can be awkward to pack with golf clubs.

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