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!


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,250 miles

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2005 Nissan Altima windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 162010


  • 87,000 miles


My 2005 Nissan Altima front windows roll down while I am away from the car. I have no idea why this happens, but I am worried my car will get stolen. It has been raining often and the wood grain is damaged, the interior of the vehicle is exposed to criminals and natures elements.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 172009


  • 30,000 miles
My 2005 Nissan Altima front windows roll down while I am away from the car. I have no idea why this happens, but I am worried my car will get stolen or rained on/in.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 022009


  • miles
2005 Nissan Altima has issues with tires and wheel alignment. Consumer states that the customer service is not good with phone calls. The consumer stated she was on her third set of tires at 22,000 miles. The technician stated the vehicle had weak axles and were often mis-aligned at the factory. Even with the proper maintenance, the mis-alignment would return. The consumer stated the vehicle would not start. It was later determined that the crank position sensor was the cause. The consumer attempted to install a car seat, but she soon discovered, the rear seat belt did not catch as it should have and it did not recoil when it was not being used. The fan would blow and work in all positions, but the only time it would blow warm or hot air was when the accelerator was in use and running for 10-15 minutes. The windows would defrost on the outside, but not the inside. It would form a thin layer of ice and fog that had to be scraped or wiped with warm water, or it would eventually fade after driving for some time.

- Barbourville, KY, USA

problem #1

Jan 012007

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles
The headlights on my 2005 Nissan Altima look like they are burned on the inside and foggy looking. At night they are very dim, almost as though I was driving in a constant thick fog. The front windshield has foggy looking circles all over inside the glass and makes visibility hard.

- Bodfish, CA, USA

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