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:
57,600 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima clutch problems

clutch problem

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 162010


  • 102,500 miles


Clutch pedal loses pressure and car cannot be put into gear. Happens while car is in motion.

- Cambridge, 00, USA

problem #3

Jul 062007

Altima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 24,000 miles
On random occasions, the clutch pedal looses pressure. It engages and disengages very close to floor. Pressing the clutch pedal is very soft until it is almost completely depressed. The situation is random and typically last 5 to 10 minutes and then corrects itself. I have taken the car to the Nissan dealer to have it inspected, but it was not acting faulty at the time and they claimed there was no problem, no tsb or recalls. I have called to notify them again that it still occurs and they suggest that I bring it in when it happens, but since it comes and goes, this is not practical. It does seem to be related to when the car is hot from either city traffic or idling for an extended period of time. There are several threads on this topic at for the Altima, with many owners experiencing the same problem and the same results from the dealer. Some have found resolution be replacing the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder.

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #2

Oct 272007

Altima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,900 miles
Buy 2005 Nissan Altima ser 02/05, at 4,000 miles the clutch pedal begins to continuously fall to floor, requiring operator to lift with foot, take to dealership they are unable to duplicate, this goes on for months. Then driving home from work one morning it sticks to floor and does not recover. Limp to dealership. Dealer replaces clutch pedal and spring to correct, shortly after fails again, dealer replaces slave cylinder, fails again dealer replaces pressure plate and clutch throw out bearing, fails again, dealer replaces master cylinder for clutch, by this time car has 38,700 miles on it. Seems to work fine for about 12 months 20K and down shifting on and expressway exit ramp clutch pedal sticks to floor and clutch explodes. Currently waiting to see if Nissan is going to fix or I am going to have to pay. So far I have been lucky with the clutch failures and no one has been injured as a result.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 102007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles
I have a 2005 Altima and after driving for awhile or when it is hot outside the clutch pedal goes to the floor. When I took the car into redlands Nissan they replaced the throw out bearing but, the car still does the same thing. When I traffic the car will not shift - it is extremely scary!! but, the dealer says that I have to pay to replace the unit. Why that part should last a long time? there must be a defect and I want it changed by Nissan. The car is awesome but this is just plain stupid and very dangerous! help!!!

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

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