2005 Nissan Altima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2005 Nissan Altima

1,259 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 363 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure
(318 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2005 Nissan Altima

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 1259, and the age of the vehicle is 13, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

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

2018

17

2017

48

2016

61

2015

155

2014

133

2013

110

2012

127

2011

87

2010

99

2009

96

2008

85

2007

78

2006

56

2005

3

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 1,259
while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Nissan Altima is 543.

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