1996 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1996 Nissan Altima

117 problems have been reported for the 1996 Nissan Altima. The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 1996 Nissan Altima. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 38 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (11 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1996 Nissan Altima

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 1996 Nissan Altima in 1996.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
2
  2017
0
  2016
0
  2015
0
  2014
0
  2013
0
  2012
0
  2011
3
  2010
0
  2009
0
  2008
0
  2007
0
  2006
2
  2005
1
  2004
1
  2003
4
  2002
6
  2001
7
  2000
15
  1999
16
  1998
4
  1997
10
  1996
2

small car iamge Compare the 1996 Nissan Altima with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Nissan Altima, the following table can be used to compare the 1996 Nissan Altima with the Nissan Altima from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1996 Altima is 117 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Nissan Altima is 555.

Table 3. Compare the 1996 Nissan Altima with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Altima
11
  2018 Altima
25
  2017 Altima
50
  2016 Altima
160
  2015 Altima
413
  2014 Altima
640
  2013 Altima
1,712
  2012 Altima
383
  2011 Altima
212
  2010 Altima
381
  2009 Altima
1,884
  2008 Altima
1,135
  2007 Altima
531
  2006 Altima
953
  2005 Altima
1,272
  2004 Altima
324
  2003 Altima
1,066
  2002 Altima
1,281
  2001 Altima
194
  2000 Altima
199
  1999 Altima
108
  1998 Altima
142
  1997 Altima
139
  1996 Altima
117


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