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!


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 102007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The radio and cd player began working intermittently and then stopped working entirely. When the contact took the vehicle to the dealer, she was advised to go to another repair shop. She was informed that the fee to repair the radio and cd player would be free; however, she was charged $185.44. The contact took the vehicle to Nissan and they were equipped to perform the repair, but the dealer from where the vehicle was purchased, has yet to diagnose the failure. They could only inform her that the failure was internal. The powertrain and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 47,135. Updated 3/5/08 the dealer stated rear window operates really slow, and pillar/roof keeps coming a loose. Updated 03/05/08

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 042005

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Nissan Altima - the radio produces an acceptable sound but the face plate lacks sufficient luminosity & contrast for the information to be seen. Typically, it is impossible to read the display while driving as you must face directly in-line with the unit. Nissan was contacted 3/4/05 and acknowledged there were problems and that they were the result of the radio being located too high resulting in sunlight "washing" out the display. I stated the problem exists at night as well and a contrast/illumination adjustment would help. I asked Nissan to replace the radio with a different unit and they refused but indicated there would be a redesign in 2006.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #2

Aug 052004

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought my 2005 Altima May 3, 2005, since the purchase I have had nothing but problems with the radio. If you put on the rear defroster the radio goes to 100% pure static. Also when I brought the car into gregoris Nissan svc dept they told me that they may have to replace my rear window! the other problems that I have been experiencing with this car is you can not read the display of the radio when it is sunny out. Also I have a rattle in the drivers side door when the radio is on. I was told it was my speaker and they would order me one. First of all it's not the speaker it is the door! I am done with Nissan and their products. If anyone can help me I would appreciate

- Rockville Centre, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 112004

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60 miles
The car radio for the 2005 Nissan Altima is defective. I spoke to Nissan directly after the dealer couldn't fix it. I was given case # 4564607 on 6/8/04 when the car had 2,650 miles on it. They said that Nissan was redesigning the radio with its engineers + would have it in a month. It's now 7/25/04 + I haven't heard anything. I still have a defective radio on a brand new car.

- Paterson, NJ, USA

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