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Nissan - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Nissan models

The following chart shows the Nissan models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Nissan has sold far more Altima model cars than the Stanza model.

Table 1. Compare Nissan models

Nissan Model Number of Problems
  Altima
11,206
  Pathfinder
6,251
  Maxima
6,230
  Murano
4,749
  Xterra
3,491
  Sentra
3,306
  Titan
3,070
  Frontier
3,048
  Versa
2,054
  Quest
2,005
  Rogue
1,830
  Armada
1,587
  350Z
733
  370Z
396
  Juke
232
  Leaf
227
  Cube
160
  Nissan Truck
159
  Altima Hybrid
150
  Crew
144
  Versa Note
102
  200SX
94
  NV200
43
  Gt-r
33
  240SX
20
  300ZX
5
  240
2
  Stanza
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Nissan built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Nissan cars have reported a total of 51,329 problems across all Nissan models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Nissan models, is 2330.8. Cars from Nissan's 2005 model year have the most problems reported (8,194 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Nissan
881
  1997 Nissan
900
  1998 Nissan
743
  1999 Nissan
788
  2000 Nissan
1,616
  2001 Nissan
1,352
  2002 Nissan
2,389
  2003 Nissan
2,993
  2004 Nissan
5,809
  2005 Nissan
8,194
  2006 Nissan
5,958
  2007 Nissan
4,086
  2008 Nissan
2,877
  2009 Nissan
3,724
  2010 Nissan
1,597
  2011 Nissan
1,132
  2012 Nissan
1,177
  2013 Nissan
2,720
  2014 Nissan
1,256
  2015 Nissan
784
  2016 Nissan
264
  2017 Nissan
38

Common problems of Nissan Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Nissan cars. The number one most common problem of Nissan cars is related to the vehicle's power train, with 9,397 problems reported. The second most common Nissan car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (7,655 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Nissan vehicles



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