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!


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Injuries / Deaths:
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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 042010


  • miles


November 14 2007653,910 vehicles recalled 2005 Nissan Altima -- on certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine, the crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor. If the interruption in the signal from the crankshaft position sensor is so brief that the electronic control module (ECM) logic does not have time to diagnose the condition, the engine may stop running without warning while the vehicle is driven at a low speed increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ECM free of charge. Certain my 2006 Altima which have been previously remedied under recall campaign 06V223 (Nissan R0606) are not included in this recall since the reprogramming for 06V223 also included this reprogramming. The recall began on December 31, 2007. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07V527000 NHTSA campaign #07E087000 exterior lighting:headlights October 25 20074,654 vehicles recalled 2005 Nissan Altima -- certain tyc halogen type headlamp assemblies P/N 20-6644-00 sold as aftermarket equipment for 2005-2006 Nissan Altima passenger vehicles. The photometric were misaligned which does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. Misalignment of the lights diminishes frontal illumination which could result in a vehicle crash. Genera will notify owners and offer to repurchase the noncompliant lamps. The recall began on October 25, 2007. Owners can contact genera at 714-522-6688. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E087000 .

- North Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #3

Aug 202005

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
When headlights are on lowbeam at night you can hardly see where you are going. I am very uncomfortable with this. There should be a recall for this. You will be seeing another complaint here again from me if this should cause an accident.

- Greenville, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 012005

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
High beam light casts a strong beam of light straight up to the sky. This was a distraction and dangerous. At all times the high beams were visible to objects 10-15 feet above the vehicle.

- Bethel, VT, USA

problem #1

Nov 042004

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I purchased a new 2005 Nissan Altima the first time I drove the car at night and turned on the low beam headlights, I noticed that the lights projected far less than I had been used to in the 1998 Altima or even the 1988 Subaru that we have. Driving at night is scary, uncomfortable and most certainly dangerous. My wife, the second driver in our family, noticed the problem, as did a evening I lined up both the 1998 Altima and the 2005 Altima side by side and turned on the low beam headlights of each. The new 2005 Altima headlamps projected less than 2/3rds the distance as the 1998 Altima. I contacted the dealer and manufacturer to no avail. Nissan issued me a reference complaint no.4858724. They said that there was no problem and that it just may be the design. The design! they advised me to go to another dealer preferably at night. The service departments close at night so that is a very remote possibility. I asked if they could recommend after market bulbs that I, at my own expense, could have installed. They offered no advice. These headlamps are a real danger to all night drivers especially elderly drivers. This is a an imminent or even fatal danger. An accident waiting to happen! I sincerely hope you will investigate this dire situation and I pray no lives are lost in the mean time.

- Angier, NC, USA

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