2015 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2015 Nissan Altima

299 problems have been reported for the 2015 Nissan Altima. The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for 2015 Nissan Altima. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 76 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (47 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2015 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 2015 Nissan Altima in the United States are 468,053 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Nissan Altima owners in the last 3 years is 299, and the age of the vehicle is 3, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 299 / 468,053 / 3 * 1000 = 0.21.

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 2015 Nissan Altima in 2015.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
18
  2017
77
  2016
106
  2015
14

small car iamge Compare the 2015 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 2015 Nissan Altima with the Nissan Altima from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2015 Altima is 299 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Nissan Altima is 550.

Table 3. Compare the 2015 Nissan Altima with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Altima
16
  2016 Altima
84
  2015 Altima
299
  2014 Altima
463
  2013 Altima
1,333
  2012 Altima
301
  2011 Altima
165
  2010 Altima
341
  2009 Altima
1,811
  2008 Altima
1,085
  2007 Altima
506
  2006 Altima
917
  2005 Altima
1,243
  2004 Altima
323
  2003 Altima
1,057
  2002 Altima
1,272
  2001 Altima
194
  2000 Altima
199
  1999 Altima
102
  1998 Altima
142
  1997 Altima
139
  1996 Altima
117


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