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:
60,011 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima fuel system problems

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #9

May 292014

Altima 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


Catalytic converter has gone bad on low mileage, single owner, well maintained car. This is a widespread problem with 2002-2005 Nissan Altima. What makes the problem worse is that the converter disintegrates and gets sucked into the engine and cause engine damage and stalling. Spoke to Nissan customer care and escalated to executive response team at Nissan, and they are unwilling to accept responsibility for a faulty part for which they had issued 3 tsbs but refuse to accept responsibility for the defective part and subsequent damage to engine. This should be a recall or at least a warranty extension.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 262014

Altima 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
I see in 2007 Nissan recalled the crankshaft and I was never informed of this. I took my car to sears on March 31st and brought a battery because I thought this was the problem the check engine light was still on so I took my car to my mechanic today 4-1-14 and was told not only do I have to replace my crankshaft sensor, but my speed sensor and my fuel pump system which is going to cost me a total of $1395.66 to repair is there anything I can do about this since Nissan never informed me of the problem with the crankshaft in 2007?

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 112009

Altima 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
Car will not accelerate and creeps along in limp home mode. Its vehicle speed control problem is exactly the same as NHTSA recall 13V43000 of Sept. 26, 2013, that affects Nissan infiniti models. After stopping and restarting once or twice the problem will disappear. In traffic this is very dangerous. It happens 2 or 3 times a year.

- Weatherby Lake, MO, USA

problem #6

Jun 202013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


The car stalled out... almost got hit.... had the throttle body replaced..looked online and saw there was a recall for this year model and in touch with Nissan and they said there was no recall on this particular VIN..from what I read all Nissan Altima's were recalled for this part..I also did not receive notice. Can someone check this VIN ast and let me know...thank this car has very low mileage and is well maintained.

- Dumont , NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 132009


  • 100 miles
I would start the car and it would hesitate I took it in to Goodyear they said it had a bad sensor have to do with the fuel senor they changed it and as time has passed it still does the same thing Nissan wont fix it until the engine light goes on ive gone through these complaints here on this site and all are exactly like mine, you start the car and it seems like it wants to start but doesn't I have to try it a few times then it will start.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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problem #4

Mar 262012


  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the check engine light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, who performed a diagnostic test. The failure was located at the fuel sensor and the fuel pressure regulator. The manufacturer would not assist with the repairs because the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 07V527000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 127,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- New York New York , NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 232011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


While transporting with my 1 and 2 year old in my vehicle driving about 30mph my vehicle suddenly shuts off.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012011


  • miles
2005 Nissan Altima. Consumer states several problems with vehicle to include brakes, trunk leak, relay switch the consumer stated when he purchased the vehicle, it had been traded two days prior, and the safety inspection had not been performed. The dealer told the consumer, he could keep it over the weekend and bring it back the next business day for the safety inspection so they could repair any problems. When the consumer arrived home with the vehicle, he noticed a cover for the seat belt connector was not attached and there was standing water in the spare tire wheel well. The consumer was informed the trunk problem was fixed. However, water was found in the spare wheel well again. Also, the check engine light illuminated due to a faulty gas relay switch. The consumer stated two weeks later, the brakes started squealing. The consumer stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer to have the rear wheel bearings replaced. However, the warranty company stated the bearings were not covered under warranty. The warranty company stated their denial of coverage was based on the fact, the vehicle was front-wheel drive. Updated 07/19/12

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

May 142010


  • 40,000 miles
2005 Altima - when moving forward after stopping, vehicle will jerk forward. I must immediately take my foot off the gas pedal. The occurs only in low gear, after a stop, and occurs 3 to 4 times a week.

- Charleston, SC, USA

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