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!


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,500 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 092015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. While driving 50 mph, the sun roof shattered. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #1

Feb 132006

Altima 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
I bought a Nissan Altima July 2005. On December when the weather in Florida start to be nice I open the sunroof and it start making a rattling noise. I took the car to the dealer, the first time they said that it need to go to the body shop to be fix, the second appt. Was at the body shop they call me and said that it was fixed. While driving back home, the noise was there I took it the next morning and after 4 days now they are telling me that the rail is bent and the sunroof assembly needs to be changed and it is not a defect from the car so it is not under the warranty. This car only has 9,000 miles and they don't want to cover something that happened under the first year warranty.

- Lutz, FL, USA

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