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:
134,300 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replaced cranksensor (2 reports)
2005 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #5

May 072016

Altima S/SL 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 206,558 miles


I contacted Nissan Headquarters and told them about my problem with the FLOORBOARD rotting out, and they told me that they do not a recall on my ( by the vin #), and I said yes you do it's on the Nissan recall list with Nissan. They told me to take it to a Nissan dealer and have it checked out, but I had to pay for it. I informed them that I was disabled and I could not afford and did not have money like that (it cost too much). Well they told me that until I get the money to do that it was nothing that they could do.

Well as of 5/7/2016 the problems with this car is now a list! I've had to replace the HEADLIGHTS, BREAK LIGHT, (all that I could afford), but now the car JERKS and HESITATES and SOMETIMES WON'T START until the second or third try. I have taken it to a professional shop (free to check) and was told to check for recalls and contact Nissan about this because the cost to repair is in the $1,000's! However if I wanted them to repair it they will.

Once again I do not have money like that! If Nissan do not take care of these recalls with my second letter and call, I have contacted the news station about this and they will do a follow up if I do not hear from them! How can they get away with this, and do people like this! What are they waiting for someone to die!!!!!!!!!!

- hicks-tullos, Chicago, IL, US

problem #4

Oct 072015

Altima 2.5S V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

My 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5S has been turning over, but not starting. I've replaced a significant amount of parts that could be the problem (starter, gaskets, fuel injectors, etc.), but I always end up with the same problem. When it starts, you can see a spark where the starter is in the engine, definitely not safe at all. Many people seem to be experiencing the same issue for Nissan Altima's, therefore a recall should absolutely be made. I have brought the car to many mechanics who have suggested the problem, replaced parts, and nothing changes.

- Megan B., OLD Town, FL, US

problem #3

Mar 202015

Altima L 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,000 miles

my service engine from o2 sensor

I got the problem fixed and the code erased

yet. The light came back on with the same code.

Again i love my car but this is just hassle really.

How many times do u have to get one problem


- Katrina S., New Bedford, MA, US

problem #2

Sep 182014

Altima S 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,828 miles

I went on Nissan's website to search recalls on a 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 L engine. The crankshaft position sersor was recalled 11/14/07. I was never notififed of this recall. I called the number listed to call about this recall and guess what, they tell me that my car was not one of the ones in the recall. Even though my car was manufactured during the exact time frame, they said my vin# is not on their recall list. How is this possible? Does anyone know how to help me with this?

- mycats08, Murrells Inlet, SC, US

problem #1

Jul 182009

Altima 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

This was a shocker!!!! I was out of town and had to spend my vacation at a repair shop. The car jerked again and again all the way home, even after the so-call repair. Three days later if went back to the shop for the same problem.

- sueqfulton, Morrow, GA, US

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