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2005 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2005 Nissan Altima

1,239 problems have been reported for the 2005 Nissan Altima. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2005 Nissan Altima. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 359 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (317 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2005 Nissan Altima

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2005 Nissan Altima in the United States are 373,585 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Nissan Altima owners in the last 13 years is 1239, and the age of the vehicle is 13, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1239 / 373,585 / 13 * 1000 = 0.26.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Nissan Altima model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2005 Nissan Altima in 2005.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2005
3
  2006
56
  2007
78
  2008
85
  2009
96
  2010
98
  2011
87
  2012
127
  2013
109
  2014
133
  2015
155
  2016
61
  2017
47
  2018
0

small car iamge Compare the 2005 Nissan Altima with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Nissan Altima, the following table can be used to compare the 2005 Nissan Altima with the Nissan Altima from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2005 Altima is 1,239 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Nissan Altima is 538.

Table 3. Compare the 2005 Nissan Altima with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Altima
12
  2016 Altima
64
  2015 Altima
281
  2014 Altima
433
  2013 Altima
1,266
  2012 Altima
276
  2011 Altima
156
  2010 Altima
324
  2009 Altima
1,791
  2008 Altima
1,060
  2007 Altima
496
  2006 Altima
909
  2005 Altima
1,239
  2004 Altima
318
  2003 Altima
1,055
  2002 Altima
1,272
  2001 Altima
194
  2000 Altima
199
  1999 Altima
101
  1998 Altima
142
  1997 Altima
139
  1996 Altima
115


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