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!


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
92,250 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had to replace 4 mounts (1 reports)
  2. replace timing chain (1 reports)
2005 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152017

Altima S 2.5s

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,448 miles


the car sounded horrible. as if metal was rubbing on metal. the car felt underpowered

- Cosayne J., Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

problem #1

Jun 012010

Altima ES 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

timing chain has been making noises for about 5 years

This damn timing chain has been making me crazy for over 5 years. There's always a noise when I start the car. The rattle has started & stopped making noise, too many times to mention over the years. Then a few months ago, the noise became constant, and my mechanic said it has to be replaced. Problem is the car isn't worth what it cost to replace the chain. The mechanic also said, they have had many problems after they replaced timing chains on Altimas before. The have had many occasions where the new timing chain, would also make noise.

- Mark L., Sicklerville, NJ, US

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