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:
136,500 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 212014


  • 135,000 miles


I was driving and my car went through a puddle which caused my driver's side left wheel tire and wheel cover to break completely.

- Lake Hiawatha, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 052012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 138,000 miles
I bought a car, sold "as is", because the dealership advertised the car saying "everything under the hood is in perfect working condition." This was my first time buying a car and they took advantage of it. The car is missing 2 lug nuts on the front driver side, and back passenger side wheel(I don't know how the car passed inspection) it was sold to me with no transmission fluid, when I put some in it began to leak badly(I have pictures) the very next day after purchasing the car I noticed a knocking noise in the engine and everytime I started the car it began to shake for about 10 seconds. Everyday the cars engine would make new noises, by day four the car wouldn't start. Day five it started up but it was overheating within 5 minutes of being on(I didn't know how to read the hot/cold gauge yet being that this was my first car) I tried taking it back but the dealership will not take it back. I took it to a mechanic, they said the transmission is leaking severly, the head gasket is overheating and its warped 4.0.. its missing lug nuts, the brakes are bad, and has moisture in the oil. I stopped driving the car unless it was a emergency and while I was on the freeway oneday, the car began to shake violently and started to jump back N forth and I couldn't press the gas because it would not go. I could have been killed on the freeway. I just recently took it to another mechanic shop called arrow's transmission. They declared the entire engine a total fail and unsafe.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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