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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,392 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima body / paint problems

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 012015

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles


2005 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to defective rear door handles. The consumer stated both rear door handles snapped off in feburary. The consumer stated the first time the door handle failed, her son was inured. Updated 09/10/15

- Seaford, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 112015


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. While the vehicle was parked, the passenger side door handle fractured while attempting to open the door. The failure recurred in cold weather. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Charlolett, NC, USA

problem #3

May 092006


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. While entering the vehicle the sharp lower corner edge of the front driver side door injured her leg. She was transported to the hospital. The front passenger door exhibits the same defect. She was injured twice after the failure. The failures haven't been remedied. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 36,049.

- Townsend, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 102008

Altima 4-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact opened the driver's side door and the sharp point at the bottom edge severely cut her right leg. She was taken to the doctor for treatment. The failure occurred on three separate occasions. The contact was taken to the emergency room twice due to her leg injuries. The contact stated that this was a manufacturer design defect. She was highly concerned of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 21,000 and current mileage was 27,000. Updated 11/07/08 updated 11/07/08.

- Port Towsend, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 022004

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 959 miles
The door is not align right could the center beam be bent" also molding inside of door is not staying on the center beam" dealership marlborough Nissan is confused on the problem. Also paint problems nice spider web on the paint and paint peeling on passenger mirrow.

- Westborough, MA, USA

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