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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2005 Nissan Altima has two fairly significant problems with the floor pan rusting through & motor mounts breaking.

Altima owners report that up to a basketball-size hole develops under the floor mats where the floor pan metal rusts through. Average repair cost is over $1,000.

The broken motor mounts are less of a problem - they break at ~75,000 miles average & it's $400 to fix. Still, motor mounts should not break!

5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Nissan Altima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 282007

Altima

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The brakes on my 2005 Nissan Altima needed to be completely replaced due to wear for the second time in only 60K miles. The first time was at 25K and I was surprised because I have never had problems like this on any vehicle I have owned.

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 272007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
We own a 2005 Nissan Altima with 24,000 miles. While on vacation last February 2007 and we heard this noise coming from the back of the car. Had no warning before this. If we had we would have left this car home. We live in rochester, NY. The noise started in winchester, va. Since to us it was still a new car we did not think anything about it. We drove to savannah, ga. Since the noise was getting worse we took it to a Nissan dealership. They told us that road salt had rusted the left side rear caliper. We had a very mild winter in 2005-2006 and 2007 winter started off very mild/ he stated that the left side rear brake pads, no problem with the right rear brake. Pads and rotor)and left rotor wore out. They cleaned both rear calipers, resurfaced right rotor, replaced rear pads and left rear rotor. It cost us $309. We feel that this was a defective part not wear and tear. The car has not been abused since I am the one that drives it most. Nissan states that since we did not do the 15,000 warranty check they can not help us. We also found out that rear brakes should get at least 60,000 miles. Also when we asked a close relative who was a service manager for Nissan he consulted another person who said that since the repair was done in a different" warranty zone "than were the car was purchased that would be difficult to follow up. To me that makes no sense since car mishaps can happen anywhere. We feel we have a legitimate gripe and should get reimbursed from Nissan. One of the reasons we purchased this car was that consumer reports gave the braking system a very good rating.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #2

May 052007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Complete brake job required at 56,000km. New rear rotors & pads, new front pads. Did not bother with Nissan service. Earliest I have ever replaced brakes in an automobile. Very light highway driving.

- Brantford, 00, USA

problem #1

Mar 012006

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
In March 06 I brought my 2005 Nissan Altima, which I bought brand new, in for an oil change at 19,000 miles when my mechanic stated that my rear brakes were worn. I then brought it to my dealer and the too stated that my rear brakes were prematurely worn, the pad down to the metal more so on the passenger side, they don't know why but warranty would not cover it. After numerous phone calls to Nissan of America and my dealer I had to pay $260 for rear brakes. Now its December and 10,000 miles later and the rear brakes are grinding again. I brought it back to the dealer and they stated again that they were worn and would replace just the right rear pads and resurface the rotor. I said there must be something wrong and they stated that there wasn't anything wrong and again the don't know why the brakes were worn. They just said that Altima go through brakes faster. I don't buy it. I have a call into Nissan now, maybe this time they will do something.

- Upton, MA, USA

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