2008 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2008 Nissan Altima

1,127 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 295 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's visibility
(164 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 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 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 10 years is 1127, and the age of the vehicle is 10, 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 2008 Nissan Altima in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

51

2017

72

2016

115

2015

142

2014

208

2013

178

2012

113

2011

75

2010

58

2009

44

2008

4

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 1,127
while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Nissan Altima is 533.

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