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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
103,745 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace floorboard (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Altima body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012016

Altima S 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


ive always thought Nissans were great cars until we purchased one. All we have had has been problems with it. While some are small, we still have had to take it to mechanic to get fixed. From multiple recalls to just things that you would think(part) would last longer on a Japenese car.

To make matters worse today I just noticed something bulging down on the passenger side. I didn't think of it much until I realized there was a big hole in the floor! I could fit both fists into the hole and feel the internal carpet. This is extremely dangerous as sometimes in the past I would have my dog lay on the floor and he could have fallen through.

Nissan should be responsible for fixing this issue as many people around the country has been effected.

- , Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 262011

Altima S 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

I was unsure how the fllorboard on my 2004 Nissan Altima had occurred but just found out today that this is a major problem with the 2002 - 2006 Nissan Altima. It has gotten so bad there is a hole in my floorboard and the rust has now affected the frame of the car.

- , Burnsville, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 302016

Altima S 2.5L 4-Speed

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,235 miles

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floorboard rust

Floorboard of the Altima was rusted worse from the inside than from the outside. The rusted section was removed.

Nissan should inform customers that this is occurring so it can be fixed sooner and for less money. Based on the way they handle this issue, I won't be buying another Nissan. Rust can be expected - but not from the inside out and with such a wide occurrence of affected vehicles.

- , Lansdale, PA, USA

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