really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,891 miles

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problem #74

Apr 152020


  • 66,104 miles
I was gifted this car back in April and since the car randomly stalls while in motion a Z while driving with no notice. I've gotten into 1 accident due to this.

- Fitchburg, MA, USA

problem #73

Dec 012019


  • 170,000 miles
Recently ive been getting the red airbag signal that keeps flashing and wont go off. Ive checked the fuses. Wiring. Ran diahnostics on it for that and the following issues as well. The car makes a high pitch sound when its just ideling that seems to come feom underneath the car maybe towards back middle ive gotten a new fuel pump checked wiring fuses and bought other new parts and have been unable to figure out what it is. Also the gas gauge wont read after the half way point. Ive tried to reset it calibrate it and nothing. During cold days the gas gauge reads correctly until the car warms up. Mo ths have gone by and nothing so far

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #72

Nov 162019


  • 130,186 miles
My car started to overheat as I increase my speed, I have to drive at 30mph or less to keep me car from overheating on the highway to work.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #71

Jun 012019


  • 2 miles
I bought the car with the car letting out alot of exhaust.doesnt go past 35mph

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #70

Jun 162019


  • miles
Takara recall. Sensors are malfunctioning also my muffler is going. Check engine has been on but started blinking when sensor's started acting up. Cant afford to fix this being how I'm a single mother and low income. I herd about this recall on my 05 Altima. And had to check it out.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #69

Feb 232019


  • 138,000 miles
There is a recall for 2005 Nissan Altima because of over heating due to a failing crankshat/camshaft position sensor which causes car to stall unexpectedly and cause vehicle to crash. Well my vehicle is not on the recall list but yet have the same issue and almost was rear ended by another vehicle due to sensor getting hot and causing car to stall and decrease speed dramatically. And with Nissan not recalling my VIN for the same obvious reasons for the recall. So I'm being forced to drive this unsafe car that I've let Nissan know is defected, thus endangering myself and the public. It's as though I have to be in an accident and then have to sue Nissan because of neglet and allowing one of their vehicles continue to operate knowing that there is an issue with its safety. So I may be forced to have problem fixed but would like to be reimbursed for repairs.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #68

Jun 132018


  • 181,000 miles
Takata recall my car keeps dying out of no where. The battery light is on, the oil light is on, the service engine light is on. I went to oreillys and said it was the crankshaft position sensor:

- Holly Springs, NC, USA

problem #67

May 192018


  • 148,990 miles
I own a 2005 Nissan. I rely on my car daily to get to medical appointments. The car stalls in park all lights start blinking then dies. Has happened while driving as well the car will move but you cant accelerate on the pedal this happened in a traffic circle my fiance and two friends were with me at the time. This is very dangerous I could get into a bad accident and die or even kill my passengers. I have had a mechanic reset my ECM but this keeps happening I have tried to fix the problem on my own and have had no luck. I own a 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5se V6 four door sedan and I feel unsafe driving. Something needs to be done I was hoping my experience would be awesome ive always liked the cars now honestly im scared to drive in it and wont reccomend anyone getting one. I havent had any accident or anything. Me having this car is required medically. Also check engine light came on one day stayed on for a month then just shut off so now I have no clue whats going on with my car.

- Rochester, NH, USA

problem #66

Nov 262017


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 65 mph, a warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle lost power and stalled. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Cove, OR, USA

problem #65

Nov 032017


  • 8,000 miles
Car shuts down no power will not start. Back up on the freeway it just shuts off with no warning this is not the first time this problem will kill me or ppl around me on the road. It will stop and you canT put on your brakes nor steer to move to a save place

- Americanfork, UT, USA

problem #64

Sep 092017

Altima 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
My car is being illegally remotely hacked by an I.T. technician by the name of [xxx] who is illegally hacking my vehicle with bluetooth. His bluetooth device number that comes up is [xxx] (wy stands for the first 2 letters of his last name, 23 is part of his date of birth which is [xxx].) his # [xxx]. his address: [xxx]. his email: [xxx]. [xxx] is dangerously hacking my vehicle several times a day. [xxx]is very dangerous he is hacking my car almost daily, several times daily. ** does everything listed in the fbi IC3 articled called "motor vehicles increasingly vulnerable to remote exploits." *** he has disabled my engine even causing 2 car accidents recently in June & July 2017 (when I was driving under 10 miles per hour), he has disabled my brakes, he has hacked my traction at least 100 times and the light comes on stating tcs off/slip indicating that the traction is disabled-the police told me to press the button on the dashboard that says tcs off when this happens and it will reset itself-but it doesn't because [xxx] is remotely hacking my car. This happens when I am driving at a slow pace usually under 10 miles an hour is when he disables my engine completely remotely and he caused 2 car accidents by doing this. But he disables the traction at any speed or even before I turn the car on, he disables it with bluetooth and when I turn the car on, I have no traction. He is clearly trying to harm/hurt me. Why else would anyone do this? he is clearly sick and his sick dangerous behavior is escalating. Everyday illegally dangerously remotely hacks my vehicle multiple times, disabled the traction. As you know, car hacking is very dangerous-he doesn't care. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- West Islip, NY, USA

problem #63

Apr 062017

Altima 4-cyl

  • 176,000 miles
I was driving myself and co worker home from work. While driving down a city street my car just stalled out and would not start. I could have been on the highway, our lives were put at risk due to a defect in the cam shaft position censor on my 2005 nissian Altima. The consumer would like an update on the investigation into the camshaft position censor and the fuel pump. The consumer believed the failure was due to an incomplete recall that was performed on the camshaft censor.

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #62

Mar 132017

Altima 6-cyl

  • miles
Hi how are you" someone recently broke into my vehicle and since then there have been some incidents of remote vehicle hacking which are extremely scary to me and as you know, illegal. Can you please check this for me" I read an article about this and was told to I did email the fbi too. My vehicle identification number is: [xxx] and I have a light green Nissan Altima 2005. My license plate number is: [xxx]. I believe the person who did this is someone in the information technology department at my job. I work at: [xxx] the information technology technician works remote in albany NY from his home. His name is [xxx]. his phone number is [xxx]. he has also been electronically stalking me 24/7. I don't want anyone remotely controlling my vehicle ever! this is scary! what kind of person would do that. Please check this for me. I don't want anyone remotely controlling my car. Please check this for me to ensure my safety and if necessary can I have new codes for my vehicle. I don't want this person to kill me on the road by turning my engine off. Thank you so much. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- West Islip, NY, USA

problem #61

Mar 242016


  • 179,200 miles
Takata recall while driving on the highway my car started making a sound coming from the front of my car I turned down the music to listen to the sound. As I was driving the car made one last sound then the car shut off while I was driving so I had to pull over on the side of the highway. I got out to check the car and noticed it was smoking I looked under the car and noticed it was on fire. I grabbed my kids out the car and my belongings and walked down the side of the highway just in case the car blew up. I called the ambulance and notified them about the car. About 5 minutes later my whole entire car was in flames. As I was on the side of the highway someone stopped and let me and my kids sit in the car until my ride came. The fire fighters came and put the fire out. They towed the car and we left.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #60

Aug 032015


  • 125,000 miles
Last year, I noticed my service engine light had appeared. I had the code checked and it was the crank shaft sensor. I had this part replaced and it drove fine for a while. About two months ago, this light came back on and the sensor had gone bad again. This causes my car so drive very sluggish and go dead when driving at a low rate of speed. I did some research and saw where Nissan had a recall campaign for this part on the same year/make/model of my car. I contacted them and they said my car wasn't covered under their recall and they refuse to help me. This is the 2nd time this has gone bad. I think my car should be covered as well. They told me to report this issue to NHTSA.

- Sterrett, AL, USA

problem #59

Aug 012015


  • 76,000 miles
My gas guage read half, while turning car ran out of gas. Power steering and brakes failed when engine shut off. Fortunately I was turning into inside lane on 8 lane street because it took all 5 lines to safel roll to stop. After asking Nissan 700 to check fuel system senso 4/bolt 1 plug solid piece. Went to aaa $150 to check and determined guage not sensor. $600 to maybe repair part. Called Nissan 6 bolts 1 plug to replace guage module with 3rd party repaired used module from another state. Module has to be sent prior to 3rd party sending part. Internet horror stories. 6-60 day turn around and vehicle cannot be driven while part is out of car. Main reason: Speedometer and odometer are part of module. Module requires reprogramming to current vehicle mileage before moving. Nissan should carry parts in stock due to both dangerous safety and mileage issues related to failure of either module ar fuel sensor. I am pretty strong although 66 but youger, female or older folks in similar situations could end up in building, tree or anothe vehicle. Not knowing when car is die without warning is a dire safet issue.. recalls should be enforced by failure numbers, not %age of failures per model. 50% of a model that sold 200 is not as dangerous as 50% of 100,000 sold. The 2005 Altima ser was a very limited model of Altima but oem parts should be available until at least a majority of them are off the road when the relate to safety. Nissan seems to get away with out recalls for safety recalls, high frequency issues, service guaging and from what I hear known lemon problems. Why"??"

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #58

Jul 312015


  • 130,000 miles
The car's electrical system failed and while driving. The brake and battery lights kept going off and on. There was also a clanking sound. I stopped and let car cool. Continued driving and noticed fire from my rear view mirror. Ran out of car and it caught fire 30 seconds after followed by couple of explosions.

- Nacogdoches, TX, USA

problem #57

Jul 142014

Altima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the service engine warning lamp flashed intermittently and the vehicle misfired and stalled more than once. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the coil packs were replaced a year ago, but the failure recently recurred. The vehicle was towed to the repair shop and the coil packs were replaced again. Within 20 minutes of leaving the repair shop, the contact stated that the service engine warning lamp illuminated and the vehicle was stalled. The vehicle was towed back to the repair shop where the contact was informed that they did not have the tools to perform the diagnostic testing. The contact was advised to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V527000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for further inspection and diagnosis. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000. Updated 10/06/15 updated 11/27/2017

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #56

Apr 252015


  • 144,000 miles
My son was driving down the interstate when he heard a loud noise, then saw smoke and stopped the car, when he raised the hood the engine was on fire tried to put it out with water after he saw he could not stop the flames called 911 the care totally burned nothing left except frame the fire dept. Put out the fire but the car was already burned.

- Smithville, TN, USA

problem #55

Feb 142015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. While driving, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the crank sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lake Park, GA, USA

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