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!


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,279 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Nissan Altima steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Jan 302006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,750 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle pulls to the right at speeds above 35 mph. The dealership replaced the transfer links, spindles, and bushings, in an attempt to remedy the problem. The vehicle has been aligned by 2 dealerships. The district manager determined it to be a problem with the steering, but an engineer for the manufacturer determined this is normal operating conditions.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 082006

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was driving about 10-15 mph. I was approaching a stop sign and I tried to apply the brakes. My brakes and steering wheel locked up and my car swerved to the left and hit a parked vehicle. My car was towed to the dealer and still remains there.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 152004

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Car pulls to right and left hard to control steering...took to dealer four times, they say its the road.

- Farmingdale, NY, USA

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