2011 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2011 Nissan Altima

199 problems have been reported for the 2011 Nissan Altima.
The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2011 Nissan Altima.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train
with 36 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
(24 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2011 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 2011 Nissan Altima in the United States are 161,283 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Nissan Altima owners in the last 7 years is 199, and the age of the vehicle is 7, 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 2011 Nissan Altima in 2011.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

35

2017

29

2016

40

2015

17

2014

23

2013

12

2012

21

2011

22

Compare the 2011 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 2011 Nissan Altima
with the Nissan Altima from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2011 Altima is 199
while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Nissan Altima is 534.

Table 3. Compare the 2011 Nissan Altima with other model years