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!


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,860 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Nissan Altima brakes problems

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 012015


  • miles


My rear drivers side brake continues to have issues after 4 repairs the calipers, rotors, pads, lines everything has been replaced but they start to grind after 3 months of driving I have had 2 different shops work on itbut still having issues.

- Hillsboro, MO, USA

problem #5

Jun 152013


  • 91,279 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the front passenger side floorboard was corroded. In addition, when the brake pedal was depressed, there was an abnormal noise. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,279.

- Hingham, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 202015

Altima 6-cyl

  • 155,883 miles
During 2nd week of February,2015, the brake pedal got stuck. After some struggle, the brakes started working again. The air temperature was below 0 degree F. I called one of the local Nissan dealers and discussed the problem. He said that it could be due to crud or ice built up in the brakes. On the following day, the temperature was in 20's. we got the car washed to get any crud or ice removed from the brakes. On 2/20/2015, the brake pedal got stuck again. The brakes started working again after some struggle. The air temperature was below 0 degree F. fortunately both times when the brake pedal got stuck, there was no traffic. On 2/20/15, the car was towed to a local Nissan dealer. The dealer replaced the booster hose with valve. Note: There was another car with the Nissan dealer with similar problem.

- Colden, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 152013


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, he noticed a loud grinding sound as the brake light illuminated. The brakes would not respond while depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the brake booster would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 112011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I believe a recall should be placed for this problem. When the temperature falls below 10 degrees F, the brake pedal is hard and won't move therefore the brakes won't apply. This could cause a serious injury or death. It happens intermittently. Since other less serious problems warrant a recall why wouldn't this? it seems to be a common problem not only on 05 models. Just search the internet.

- Peterborough, NH, USA

problem #1

Jul 052012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 138,000 miles
I bought a car, sold "as is", because the dealership advertised the car saying "everything under the hood is in perfect working condition." This was my first time buying a car and they took advantage of it. The car is missing 2 lug nuts on the front driver side, and back passenger side wheel(I don't know how the car passed inspection) it was sold to me with no transmission fluid, when I put some in it began to leak badly(I have pictures) the very next day after purchasing the car I noticed a knocking noise in the engine and everytime I started the car it began to shake for about 10 seconds. Everyday the cars engine would make new noises, by day four the car wouldn't start. Day five it started up but it was overheating within 5 minutes of being on(I didn't know how to read the hot/cold gauge yet being that this was my first car) I tried taking it back but the dealership will not take it back. I took it to a mechanic, they said the transmission is leaking severly, the head gasket is overheating and its warped 4.0.. its missing lug nuts, the brakes are bad, and has moisture in the oil. I stopped driving the car unless it was a emergency and while I was on the freeway oneday, the car began to shake violently and started to jump back N forth and I couldn't press the gas because it would not go. I could have been killed on the freeway. I just recently took it to another mechanic shop called arrow's transmission. They declared the entire engine a total fail and unsafe.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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