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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,667 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

Jul 012005

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The quality of the rear suspension on the 2005 Altima is poor. The back end of the car sags a lot with only one passenger in the back seat. When I have more then one passenger in the rear, the exhaust bangs on the pavement when pulling out of my driveway or parking lots. I've noticed this on all 2005 Altima.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 262006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Back passenger control bar (2 rods) broke at the weld while driving and caused my car to spin out of control, causing damage to the tire, and the rear housing. I had my car towed to a Nissan dealership, this was the poorest customer service ever, I was then told it would not be covered under either warranty that I carry. I was told to turn it over to my insurance company. I feel that Nissan is not taking responsibility for something that was a manufacturers problem. This same part has a recall in other states, just not Florida" how is this possible? I have been told because of weather conditions, how many excuses can they get away with" Florida does and will always have weather conditions! I have owned 4 cars, 3 of them being Nissan. I guess this says that I'm loyal and there not! I feel like it doesn't pay to be a Nissan customer. I have never been so upset and disappointed with Nissan. My car is now at a second Nissan dealership and I have to say customer service is no better there. I feel I have been taken for a ride. I believe all there in for is a sell! it doesn't pay to purchase the warranty, it's a sell and nothing more!

- Tampa, FL, USA

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