Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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!


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,756 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 122007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles


The tires that came with my 2005 Nissan Altima had to be replaced with barely 26,000 miles on them in only 2 years! the tires that came with the car were Continental touring tires that were supposed to last "til 88,000 miles. Pieces of tread pitted off the tires, all four! the company claimed it was just road hazard! we've never had tires on 40 cars we've owned do this! it made my ride very loud and felt rough when driving. The car was difficult to handle at speeds 55+! Continental would only talk to us after we complained to Nissan, but their offer wasn't acceptible. They said we would get a discount of 30 dollars/tire and we would have to pay the rest, about $350 dollars. The clencher was that I had to buy Continental! who wants to put defective tires back on their car? not me! I got a deal, else where for better tires. Companies should treat customers better, to keep customers. I will not buy another Nissan, or other vehicle again if they have the same tires! a person should not have to have a severe accident, or die to get a company to admit their product is defective.

- Marana, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 062005

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
At 8,000 mile mark tread is completely worn on both front tires of 2005 Nissan Altima. Car was purchased just 9 months ago and all required maintenance has been kept up to date. Tires have no dot number on them, making it impossible to identify if the product has been recalled or not. Claim filed with manufacturer, inspection carried out by tire retailer confirmed unusal lack of tread depth. Retailer also confirmed that it was extrememly unusual for any tire to show that much wear with such low mileage, regardless of preventetive maintenance.

- Jefferson Hills, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 192005

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,268 miles
Traveling on 95 North from va to md in 2005 nissian Altima that was purchased 06/06/05 rear passenger tire completely shreded after gaining control of vehicle and pulling car over, only sidewalls of tire remained. We changed the tire to the donut that was provided with the vehicle and drove to the next exit in search for a place to replace a tire on a Sunday afternoon. I have contacted nissian along with Continental tires in reference to defect have advised that I am concerned and no longer feel safe with these tires and requested they all be replaced for the safety of myself and family. The car currently has 1385 miles. At the time of the tire failure there were 1268 miles on the vehicle. The tire was inspected by a authorized continential dealer in glen burnine Maryland stated that the belts had seperated causing only the sidewalls to be left. Although no one in my family has been phyiscally hurt, this was a very emotionall incident. This could have potentially been alot worse and not only caused injury to us but other travelers as well. I feel that Continental should be held to backing there products and providing customers with the knowledge that they are concerned about the safety of its consumers

- Laurel, MD, USA

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