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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!

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,815 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 3 of 10)

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problem #151

Aug 152011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 126,000 miles

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

About a year ago my car began to use massive amounts of oil and also smoke when started. The mechanic could not find a reason for my car to go through so much oil. Ex. had to put 4 quarts in one day into my car. About 3 months after that started, them temperature gage started running hot, but never showed signs of overheating. About two weeks ago my car started driving really rough and the service engine soon light began to blink at me. When taken to the mechanic is was found that I had a partially blown head gasket. Mechanic said he had seen 4 other cars, same year and model as mine that had the same exact problem on the same exact gasket. I started doing research and found that there were a lot of people with this problem and that soon after they replaced to head gasket, their engine blew.. I've had the car for 4 years and I'm still paying it. I really need some help with this issue.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #150

Dec 012007

Altima

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the check engine warning light would illuminate followed by the vehicle stalling. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 07V527000 (engine and engine cooling) in December 2007. The dealer repaired the ECM for a second time in July 2009 however, the vehicle continued to stall. The dealer advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not further repaired. The current mileage was 116,000 and the approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #149

Jun 072011

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles
2005 Nissan Altima. Consumer states vehicle jumps or jerks into gear the consumer also stated the vehicle would stall. The consumer stated in order to remedy the problem, she had to put the vehicle in park and start it again, sometimes with resistance from the engine and sometimes it would start right away. The consumer did some research and discovered a recall had been issued regarding the crankshaft and camshaft sensor. The consumer contacted Nissan and was informed, her VIN was not included in the recall. The consumer took the vehicle to her mechanic where he discovered the sensors were made of plastic and covered in oil.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #148

Feb 242011

Altima

  • 87,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated on the instrumental panel sporadically when driving at various speeds 5 mph and above. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic and they advised her that she needed to replace the manifold converter and the O2 sensor. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 87,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #147

May 082011

Altima

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that when bringing the vehicle to a complete stop, the vehicle would stall with the illumination of the check engine light would. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and they advised that the crank shaft sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 74,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #146

Apr 102011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
I was driving my car on the highway, steadily progressing at 65mph. The car shuddered, even though I hadn't changed my acceleration (or anything else). I dismissed it as a fluke and ran an errand. When I tried to start my car after I exited the store, the car wouldn't turn over in a timely manner. After several attempts, the car finally started. This happened two more times before I was able to take it in. I took it to my usual mechanic, who checked the car out and told me about the outstanding recall on cam/crankshaft sensor programming. I took it to a Nissan dealership (fenton Nissan, 8800 northwest expy, Oklahoma city, Oklahoma), who told me that they would do the recall, but that I had to have new cam/crankshaft sensors installed first or my computer would burn up. I called my mechanic who said that he had checked my sensors and that they were fine. I told the dealership this info, and they restated what they had said before. I then said that I would just have the installation done by my mechanic. The dealership told me that my guy would just mess up the job, and that they would have to replace any sensors he would install, so it would be in my best interest to just have the dealership do the work. He then insinuated that regardless of what I did, the dealership wouldn't perform the recall without the dealership installing new sensors. I got both the sensors and the recall performed by the Nissan dealership. After the recall was performed, the car was still not performing correctly, so I took it back to the dealership, who did the recall programming again, and the car has been running well ever since. My complaint is that the Nissan dealership forced me to have extra work done, even though my sensors were good and the recall doesn't specify that sensors have to be replaced before the recall is performed.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #145

Mar 012011

Altima

  • miles

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

2005 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to a stalling problem

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #144

Mar 042011

Altima

  • miles
Brought car in for recall NHTSA campaign id 07E087000. Although the description of the recall is for a bad crankshaft position sensor. The dealership would only reprogram the ECM for free. I had to buy a new crankshaft position censor.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #143

Feb 232011

Altima

  • 118,646 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that in order to start the vehicle, he would have to partially depress the accelerator pedal. The check engine warning light would illuminate intermittently and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The dealer replaced the crankshaft position sensor and performed a fuel induction service. He referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 07V527000 (engine and engine cooling) and was advised by the manufacturer that his vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 118,626 and the current mileage was 118,646.

- Schenectady, NM, USA

problem #142

Feb 072011

Altima

  • 113,556 miles
Cars power started fluttering around 45-50 mph, like it was wanting to die. It had previously died while idleing..codes were checked they came up as bad crank and cam sensor..and bad speed sensor.and catalytic converter..noticed car was under re-call..towed it to dealer they flashed ECM..when we were driving car home all problems re-occurred..had codes checked at another garage all the same ones came up..called dealer they were no help at all and wanted to charge us to check codes told them we already had them and they said its not their problem...they have no interest in addressing the real issues or fixing what the real problem is, what a rip-off..

- Crothersville, IN, USA

problem #141

Jan 012011

Altima

  • 47,178 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph into a parking space the vehicle would suddenly stall. The failure occurred intermittently for two weeks. No warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel prior or after the failure. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that there was a failure, but she couldn't recall what it was. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 47,178.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #140

Dec 312010

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles
My 2005 Nissan Altima has the same problem with the crankshaft position sensor. My car is not on the recall list. I was just wondering why my car is not on the recall list" is Nissan waiting for an accident to happen first" I went out today to start my car and now it won't start at all. My check engine light came on and it was reading the troubleshooting # P0335 which is the crankshaft sensor. I spoke to a Nissan rep. Yesterday and she refused to help me out if did not go to a Nissan dealer to have my car checked by them. Sorry, I don't have that kind of money. There are places that do it for nothing now. I think you should look into this problem. I do fear driving my car now. Please look into this problem for all of the Nissan owners.

- Avenel, NJ, USA

problem #139

Dec 042010

Altima

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who informed the contact that the cam shaft sensor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 92,000.

- Preola, AL, USA

problem #138

Jun 012010

Altima

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle would sporadically hesitate and stall without warning while driving 20 mph and above. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility numerous times for the failure. The technician replaced the 02 sensor, crankshaft sensor and the cam-shaft sensor but to no avail. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance with the repair. The manufacturer also advised that the contacts VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07V527000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 95,000 and the current mileage was 107,000.

- Shelby , NC, USA

problem #137

Oct 222010

Altima

  • 61,000 miles
Approximately a month ago, while driving my car I heard a whining sound coming from the engine upon acceleration of the vehicle. The sound would stop when I took my foot off the gas pedal. I took the car to my local mechanic to have it checked out. He took all the belts surrounding the engine off (the drive belt etc.) to see if the sound was related to a defect in one of the belts; the sound persisted and he said it was coming from the timing cover. My mechanic said that he has seen this problem before with the Nissan Altima so I decided to file a complaint.

- Melville, NY, USA

problem #136

Jul 192010

Altima 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
While driving my 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 sl, the car stalled while driving at 35 mph. After replacing the battery, the car was still stalling, both while driving and idling. Car would restart in a few minutes but would die shortly thereafter. I took it to a repair shop, and they replaced some crankshaft sensor for $300 and now the car works great, no more stalling. Nissan should do a recall.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #135

Sep 012010

Altima

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5. the contact was driving 50 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle would not restart and had to be towed to a local mechanic shop. The mechanic replaced the crank shaft sensor at the contact's expense. The dealer was then contacted and informed the contact that her VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07V527000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer provided no further assistance. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed that the contact's VIN was not included in ther ecall. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Arverne, NY, USA

problem #134

Aug 162010

Altima 6-cyl

  • 50,201 miles
Nissan Altima (engine: 2.5S, 2005 model) has engine intermittently stop running without warning while the vehicle is being driven at low speeds. This causes a lack of power steering and throttle and has nearly caused an accident. Vehicle has already had recall id from NHTSA: 07V527000 performed on it. There have been 5 recurrences of this issue dating between August 9 to present. Vehicle went to power Nissan of temp on August 20 2010 where dealer was unable to troubleshoot the issue, reproduce the issue, or find a root cause.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #133

Sep 042010

Altima

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that there was a buzzing and rattling noise when the vehicle was started. When the weather was cold the problem lasted longer whenever the vehicle was started. If the vehicle was warm the noise was not heard. The dealer stated that the failure was caused by the timing chain tension guide which was made of plastic and failed in cold weather. The VIN was not available when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was 74000 and the current mileage was 80000.

- Proctorville, WV, USA

problem #132

Sep 222010

Altima 4-cyl

  • 150,798 miles
My 2005 Nissan Altima cutoff while driving on highway at night for no apparent reason. Was able to restart it after several minutes and made it home. The following night the same thing happened again. On 25 Sept receive email notification that a recall was issue for this problem under NHTSA campaign id number 07V527000. Contacted a Nissan dealership to take car in for recall on 28 Sept. The car stalled several times before getting it in for the recall. My check engine light came on my way to the dealership and when I left the vehicle for repair under the recall they call to indicate that the check engine light indicate that there was a problem with the crankshaft position sensor and it will have to be repaired before the recall could be done. Was charged $288 to replace the sensor. Having problem understanding that the recall was for the sensor overheating that interrupt signal output from the sensor and the reset the electronic control module at no cost but not replace the sensor without charging me. The sensor is overheating cause the vehicle to stall why not replace the sensor before resetting the ECM.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

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