2008 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Nissan Altima

1,134 problems have been reported for the 2008 Nissan Altima. The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2008 Nissan Altima. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment with 296 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's visibility (165 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 Nissan Altima

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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 2008 Nissan Altima in the United States are 243,756 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Nissan Altima owners in the last 11 years is 1134, and the age of the vehicle is 11, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1134 / 243,756 / 11 * 1000 = 0.42.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Nissan Altima model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2008 Nissan Altima in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
1
  2018
56
  2017
73
  2016
115
  2015
142
  2014
208
  2013
178
  2012
113
  2011
75
  2010
58
  2009
44
  2008
4

small car iamge Compare the 2008 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 2008 Nissan Altima with the Nissan Altima from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Altima is 1,134 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Nissan Altima is 542.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Nissan Altima with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Altima
2
  2018 Altima
20
  2017 Altima
45
  2016 Altima
142
  2015 Altima
383
  2014 Altima
587
  2013 Altima
1,590
  2012 Altima
370
  2011 Altima
206
  2010 Altima
375
  2009 Altima
1,873
  2008 Altima
1,134
  2007 Altima
524
  2006 Altima
947
  2005 Altima
1,266
  2004 Altima
324
  2003 Altima
1,066
  2002 Altima
1,278
  2001 Altima
194
  2000 Altima
199
  1999 Altima
108
  1998 Altima
142
  1997 Altima
139
  1996 Altima
117


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