2004 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2004 Nissan Altima

324 problems have been reported for the 2004 Nissan Altima.
The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2004 Nissan Altima.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
with 138 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure
(39 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 Nissan Altima

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2004 Nissan Altima in the United States are 90,498 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Nissan Altima owners in the last 15 years is 324, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2004 Nissan Altima in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

0

2018

6

2017

6

2016

12

2015

17

2014

21

2013

20

2012

13

2011

26

2010

25

2009

27

2008

34

2007

56

2006

16

2005

21

2004

6

Compare the 2004 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 2004 Nissan Altima
with the Nissan Altima from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Altima is 324
while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Nissan Altima is 555.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Nissan Altima with other model years