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 240 model.

Table 1. Compare Nissan models

Nissan Model Number of Problems
  Altima
12,953
  Pathfinder
6,915
  Maxima
6,561
  Murano
5,477
  Sentra
4,022
  Xterra
3,685
  Frontier
3,330
  Titan
3,324
  Versa
3,011
  Rogue
2,941
  Quest
2,106
  Armada
1,733
  350Z
761
  370Z
438
  Juke
367
  Leaf
318
  Cube
216
  Versa Note
164
  Nissan Truck
159
  Altima Hybrid
154
  Crew
144
  200SX
95
  NV200
49
  Gt-r
36
  240SX
20
  300ZX
5
  Stanza
2
  240
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Nissan built from year 1996 to 2019.

Owners of Nissan cars have reported a total of 58,988 problems across all Nissan models built from year 1996 to 2019. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Nissan models, is 2455.7. Cars from Nissan's 2005 model year have the most problems reported (8,527 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Nissan
894
  1997 Nissan
905
  1998 Nissan
755
  1999 Nissan
800
  2000 Nissan
1,635
  2001 Nissan
1,387
  2002 Nissan
2,467
  2003 Nissan
3,112
  2004 Nissan
5,979
  2005 Nissan
8,527
  2006 Nissan
6,326
  2007 Nissan
4,486
  2008 Nissan
3,371
  2009 Nissan
4,378
  2010 Nissan
1,994
  2011 Nissan
1,637
  2012 Nissan
1,768
  2013 Nissan
3,829
  2014 Nissan
1,988
  2015 Nissan
1,349
  2016 Nissan
703
  2017 Nissan
444
  2018 Nissan
197
  2019 Nissan
5

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 10,841 problems reported. The second most common Nissan car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (8,462 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Nissan vehicles



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