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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,047 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Nissan Altima brakes problems

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 082006

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I was driving about 10-15 mph. I was approaching a stop sign and I tried to apply the brakes. My brakes and steering wheel locked up and my car swerved to the left and hit a parked vehicle. My car was towed to the dealer and still remains there.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 282005

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,189 miles
The caller's vehicle was accelerating from a stop light going 10 mph when it stalled. She could not get it started, and had to have it towed to dealer. The battery light and the brake light came on. When she called the manufacturer, she was told she could drive the vehicle. There was no other indication that this was going to happen. Dealer has vehicle now and will call her when they have check it. Manufacturer was contacted and will call her back.

- Cropwell, AL, USA

problem #2

Apr 062005

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor, and steering column locked up. Driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and crashed into another vehicle. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. No injuries to report. Driver took the vehicle to the dealer.

- Douglas, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 092004

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
While driving on the highway at 70 mph consumer slammed on the brake pedal in a panic situation and brakes locked up, causing the vehicle to skid. Vehicle skidded 15 feet before coming to a complete stop. Dealership indicated that tires had flat spots because of this incident. Also, the torque converter was locked up. This failure was likely to recur if the brake pedal was depressed in a panic situation at speeds of 35 mph or faster. When applying vehicle brakes in a panic the torque converter locked up and caused the vehicle to lose power. The consumer was unaware that this was a characteristic of the vehicle.

- Garner, NC, USA

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