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!


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,758 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima clutch problems

clutch problem

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Feb 172007

Altima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The clutch stays depressed to the floor and does not allow you to shift.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 062005

Altima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 130 miles
Sudden failure of clutch to go back up to normal position (remained depressed and failed to shift to another gear) while driving Nissan Altima SE-R at freeway less than 2 weeks after purchase. Unable to drive car safely, it forced me to stop on side of road. Drove it to the nearest Nissan dealer in santa monica, ca but cannot duplicate the problem. Reassured that it is okay and drove car back and forth to work until clutch got burnt and we were charged of approx $1500 for the repair. We were back and forth to the Nissan dealer since then for creaky noises when stepping clutch and shifting, difficulty to shift especially in the first run in the morning, and clutch continued failure to return to normal position when depressed. Took the car to the dealers many times now for these problems more than normal maintenance for a car of less than 2 years. Please advise. Can't afford to drive an unsafe and unreliable car nowadays for considerable amount of money we paid. Nt.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 242006

Altima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I recently had an incident where my clutch lost pressure while driving on I-95 and was unable to get the car into gear. This almost caused me to get rear ended going 80 mph. I complained to the dealer several times but each time they tell me they cannot duplicate the problem. The clutch loses pressure only after driving during hot extended periods. I am very concerned for my families safety in this vehicle and cannot get the dealer to correct the problem. I have also uncovered many other Altima users who are having the problem with their clutch that I am having on a Nissan Altima forum. Please help!!!!

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

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