2012 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Nissan Altima

324 problems have been reported for the 2012 Nissan Altima. The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2012 Nissan Altima. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 79 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (38 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 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 2012 Nissan Altima in the United States are 310,616 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Nissan Altima owners in the last 6 years is 324, and the age of the vehicle is 6, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 324 / 310,616 / 6 * 1000 = 0.17.

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 2012 Nissan Altima in 2012.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
38
  2017
56
  2016
47
  2015
53
  2014
50
  2013
36
  2012
7

small car iamge Compare the 2012 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 2012 Nissan Altima with the Nissan Altima from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2012 Altima is 324 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Nissan Altima is 560.

Table 3. Compare the 2012 Nissan Altima with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Altima
29
  2016 Altima
93
  2015 Altima
321
  2014 Altima
486
  2013 Altima
1,380
  2012 Altima
324
  2011 Altima
180
  2010 Altima
345
  2009 Altima
1,825
  2008 Altima
1,097
  2007 Altima
510
  2006 Altima
926
  2005 Altima
1,253
  2004 Altima
324
  2003 Altima
1,057
  2002 Altima
1,277
  2001 Altima
194
  2000 Altima
199
  1999 Altima
107
  1998 Altima
142
  1997 Altima
139
  1996 Altima
117


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