2012 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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

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

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

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