2016 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2016 Nissan Altima

176 problems have been reported for the 2016 Nissan Altima.
The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for 2016 Nissan Altima.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train
with 53 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
(19 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2016 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 2016 Nissan Altima in the United States are 268,390 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Nissan Altima owners in the last 3 years is 176, and the age of the vehicle is 3, 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 2016 Nissan Altima in 2016.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

32

2018

76

2017

42

2016

4

Compare the 2016 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 2016 Nissan Altima
with the Nissan Altima from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2016 Altima is 176
while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Nissan Altima is 560.

Table 3. Compare the 2016 Nissan Altima with other model years