general problems of the 2005 Nissan Altima

34 problems related to electrical system have been reported for the 2005 Nissan Altima. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2005 Nissan Altima based on all problems reported for the 2005 Altima.

car   Electrical System problem 1
Failure Date: 11/26/2017

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.

car   Electrical System problem 2
Failure Date: 11/03/2017

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 can�t put on your brakes nor steer to move to a save place.

car   Electrical System problem 3
Failure Date: 09/09/2017

My car is being illegally remotely hacked by an I. T. Technician by the name of michael wygel who is illegally hacking my vehicle with bluetooth. His bluetooth device number that comes up is wy-d237 (wy stands for the first 2 letters of his last name, 23 is part of his date of birth which is 2/23/1960. ) his # 518 439 0398. His address: 10 marion road delmar NY 12054. His email: mwygel@shred-it. Com. Michael wygel is dangerously hacking my vehicle several times a day. Michael aldo wygel 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 michael wygel 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.

car   Electrical System problem 4
Failure Date: 04/06/2017

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.

car   Electrical System problem 5
Failure Date: 03/24/2016

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.

car   Electrical System problem 6
Failure Date: 09/03/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that he took the vehicle to a independent mechanic for state inspection. The mechanic determine that underneath the driverside floorboard, there was severe corrosion underneath the vehicle. In some spots resulting in fist size holes. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was deemed unsafe to drive from the mechanic. The failure mileage was 85,000. The VIN was not available. Az.

car   Electrical System problem 7
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

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????.

car   Electrical System problem 8
Failure Date: 07/31/2015

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.

car   Electrical System problem 9
Failure Date: 04/25/2015

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.

car   Electrical System problem 10
Failure Date: 03/21/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and there was smoke coming from the front of the vehicle. The contact lifted the hood and the engine was on fire. The entire warning panel illuminated. There were no injuries reported or medical attention required. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,000.

car   Electrical System problem 11
Failure Date: 11/05/2014

Vehicle died while coasting down the side street. Once I stopped the vehicle I put it in park and turned the key to off. When trying to restart the vehicle, the engine would crack, but would not start. This problem has been listed for a recall for the 2. 5 engine but not for my 3. 5 engine, and Nissan will not do anything to help the situation.

car   Electrical System problem 12
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

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.

car   Electrical System problem 13
Failure Date: 11/18/2013

I have a 2005 Altima and I have been having problems. I repalced the senors based on the diagnostic reading from two reputable repair shops. My check engine light keeps coming back on. I googled and found out that several Altima owners have experienced the exact same problem. I called Nissan and was told based on my VIN #, I'm not part of the recall. That makes no sense. The dealer wants to charge me an arm and a leg and will only do it for free if Nissan says so. I'm so frustrated right now. I will never buy another Nissan.

car   Electrical System problem 14
Failure Date: 10/07/2013

Car would completey shut down while driving 55 plus. At about 20 miles or more and on freeway was very dangeours. Would not turn on untile 20 mins. Later and notice if engine was warm it shut it down. Hopefully this works but car has to have motor mounts replace and being handicap need this car. Iv notice 2. 5 has same problems and recalled. If I had been in middle lane or no area to pull over accident would of happen plus you lose all power steering.

car   Electrical System problem 15
Failure Date: 11/18/2012

While driving in the highway vehicle lost power and engine shut off, was barely able to get to the side of the freeway before the car came to a complete stop. It was the most scary experience I have ever had in my life. The ses light came on only after loosing all control. I was told at the shop that this is a common issue with some Altimas and that they had a recall.

car   Electrical System problem 16
Failure Date: 04/03/2012

The vehicle will stall while driving at different speeds. At times thevehicle takes several attempts to start.

car   Electrical System problem 17
Failure Date: 10/04/2011

Car doesnt start. Car doesnt maintain connection. While driving in a tunnel, upon acceleration to go uphill, car stalled.

car   Electrical System problem 18
Failure Date: 09/05/2011

The electrical system in my car has failed on several different occasions. Most recently, for about the 10th time, my windows don't go down and I am unable to adjust the driver's side seat. My car has recently failed the safety inspection in my state because the driver's side window does not go down. I bought the car from what I thought was a reputable dealer, but I have a feeling they knew the car had electrical issues because they pushed the 3rd party warranty when I was doing my financing. It didn't dawn on me until I started having all these issues with the electrical components in my the car; sunroof, windows, locks and seats.

car   Electrical System problem 19
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

While driving on the I-95 I began to approach slower traffic. As I proceeded to slow down, all the dash lights came on, my steering got stiff, and the car was completely off. When I pulled over and attempted to start the car again it hesitated but eventually it started. However, the most recent incident that has occur, the car no longer starts at all and only cranks but won't turn over.

car   Electrical System problem 20
Failure Date: 08/23/2011

While transporting with my 1 and 2 year old in my vehicle driving about 30mph my vehicle suddenly shuts off.

car   Electrical System problem 21
Failure Date: 07/27/2011

Vehicle stopped running without warning. Reference 07v527000. . . Stated by manufacture VIN not included in recall. Repair and description of campaign id above reflect exact same issue. Extend recall to include all 2005 Altimas.

car   Electrical System problem 22
Failure Date: 03/21/2011

2005 Nissan altma has a bad crank shaft position censor. I have found it happening in many cars. The car will stop and not start again if it goes bad. The part only costs approx. $30. 00. I think you should look into this problem.

car   Electrical System problem 23
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

This car was part of a recall due to a engine cooling defect, they claimed it was fixed. Then all of a sudden last year my heat wouldn't work, instead the air conditioner would just kick on, could not be fixed. I had no heat last winter. I had a friend who was a mechanic look at it this year take a look at it and made a temp fix and I have heat some of the time. He disconnected the a/c for now. This shouldn't happen to a 5 now 6 year old car. Try being in 0 degree weather with the air conditioner blowing at you and being told they don't know whats wrong. This has to be a defect because I have had many 10-15 year old cars and never have had this problem this needs to be addressed to that I can have heat, and now that my a/c is disconnected I would like to have my defroster working, but a small price to pay for not getting frost bite in the frigid temps.

car   Electrical System problem 24
Failure Date: 11/21/2009

My wife was driving our 2005 Nissan Altima when it completely shut off on the interstate she was driving approximately 60 miles per hour. After I took it to the auto parts store and they diagnosed I wanted to research how I could fix the problem that is how I ran across this. . Read more...

car   Electrical System problem 25
Failure Date: 06/10/2008

The Nissan dealership performed a recall on our vehicle on 06/10/2008 for the r0712 ecm program recall and the p5216 recall. Since that work, the service engine soon light has been on in the vehicle which reported a valve problem. Prior to this work being done, the light did not go on. We have had the car serviced 4 times for the the repair of the valve, and now a full diagnosis needs to be done to figure out why the valve keeps shorting out. It appears it is going to be something electrical or with the computer.

car   Electrical System problem 26
Failure Date: 05/23/2008

I had several complaints about a electrical problems with a 2005 Nissan Altima ser model for some reason it keeps breaking down I a ready spoke with Nissan consumer affairs and made many complaints about the vehicle but they keep telling me they will find problem but no explanations was giving to me about this electrical problems.

car   Electrical System problem 27
Failure Date: 05/13/2008

Was driving at about 45mph when the engine stalled as I was about to take a turn. The steering locked up, and I had to brake hard to avoid going off the road. Luckily there was no fatal injury. Had to get car towed to dealer where they replaced the crankshaft, cam sensor.

car   Electrical System problem 28
Failure Date: 04/12/2008

I have a 2005 Nissan Altima 2. 5 se which is becoming increasingly more difficult to start. Symptoms: when the key is turned, it will just turn over but not start. After a few tries, it does start. The motor does not cut off unexpectedly after it's started.

car   Electrical System problem 29
Failure Date: 03/26/2008

My wife wrecked her 2005 Altima. The car just all of sudden left the road and she couldn't control or stop it.

car   Electrical System problem 30
Failure Date: 02/18/2008

I took my 2005 Altima in for the sensor recall on 2/18/2008. It's been a month now and they still have not been able to fix my car. The recall was fixed but the computer will not take back in the car and the part is on backorder. If Nissan isn't making the part I'm curious if they are covering up a huge computer problem with the cars. The service dept has gave me a complete run around and can't tell me nothing. They gave me a rental car with no power options at all nothing comparable to what I had on my car. Finally decided to switch me into something else which they gave me a cheverolet to drive. That should tell me something. The main headquarters was unable to repsond to my email they must respond by phone and since my phone number was not updated in their system they just overlooked my email. I can't call in and talk to the specialist assigned to my car because they don't allow that. The specialist must call you. I would recommend not buying a Nissan it's more of a hassle and they are having to many recalls.

car   Electrical System problem 31
Failure Date: 12/08/2007

Got a letter stating that there was a recall that could cause engine to stop and cause a crash which has already happened to my car , it was a total loss.

car   Electrical System problem 32
Failure Date: 03/14/2007

I drove a 2005 Altima 2. 5s which I purchased new in April of 2005. It was maintained in accordance with Nissan recommendations. Current mileage approximately 21,000. No accidents ,and was in excellent to good condition. While driving to work I exited the highway and approached a traffic light. As I approached the light, the car began to jerk and stalled. Prior to the stall there was no indication of any problem with the car and no warning lights to signal a problem. Upon stalling the oil light came on and then quickly shut off again. I tried to start the car. The car started right away and began the same jerking motion. As I came to the next light I was able to turn right and pull the car over to the side of the road just as the car came to a stall a second time. I called Nissan. While on the phone, I noticed smoke coming out of the hood of my vehicle. In a matter of seconds the smoke became darker. I realized that the car was on fire. I exited the vehicle. While on the phone with the 911 operator,flames came out of the hood. Over the course of the last three and one-half weeks I have been in contact with Nissan regarding the car fire and warranty. Nissan took two weeks to send an engineer to look at the car, and it has been over a week since the engineer visited, and I still have not been told what recourse was available other than the fact that I may have to go to arbitration with Nissan to seek any damages. I have seen nothing but a complete disregard for professionalism and service from a company which touted itself as a service-oriented organization. I hope this complaint drew your attention to the need for a serious inquiry into potential problems associated with the 2005 Altima. Car fires which occur in new vehicles were a dangerous matter, and I am disappointed that Nissan has not dealt with this issue in a more appropriate way. Everyone involved was fortunate no one was injured or killed.

car   Electrical System problem 33
Failure Date: 08/10/2005

I bought a 2005 Nissan Altima brand new last year. The car has been in for service up to six times. The past two times has me concerned. The car drops to 20 mph with no warning. I am a single mother with a 2yr old son and I compute 60 miles on way to work on 2 busy interstate everyday. The dealership is replacing the computer system in my car this time but makes me aware that this make not solve the problem.

car   Electrical System problem 34
Failure Date: 04/02/2004

While driving down the highway I noticed my car was not accelerating when I stepped on the gas. My "service engine light" also went on. The car stalled, and had to be towed back to the dealer. This happened one week after purchasing the car. Since then I have had it back to the dealer six times for the same problem. The car is a 2005 Altima 2. 5sl. As I'm writing this my car is back at the dealer. . . . Again towed in!!!.

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