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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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

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2005 Altima 4-DR.****************not tested
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

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2005 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap DriverSmall Overlap PassengerSide1Rear2Rollover
G Overall
G Structure
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
A Left Leg Injury
G Right Leg Injury
A Restraints
Full IIHS Moderate Overlap Crash Test report »
Not tested. Not tested. P Overall
P Structure
P Head Protection
P Head/Neck Injury
A Torso Injury
P Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
M Head Protection
A Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Full IIHS Side Impact Crash Test report »
A Overall
A Geometry
A Dynamic
Full IIHS Rear Impact Crash Test report »
Not tested.

1 — Without optional side airbags.

2 — All seats AHR manufactured after Aug 2004. Applies only to models built after Aug 2004.

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see

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