2005 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Nissan Altima

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2005 Nissan Altima Problems

Engine May Stall Due to Failed Crankshaft and/or Camshaft Sensor

The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.

Engine Cranks and Doesn't Start or Runs Rough

The camshaft driven distributor can leak oil and cause a malfunction of the crankshaft position sensor. The engine may crank but not start or run very poorly.

Nissan fuel pump recall

Nissan issued a recall on the fuel pump for premature failure. There was an owner notification program and labels were placed on the fuel pump access panel and next to the AC charge label in the engine compartment.

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2005 Nissan Altima Questions

Check engine light comes on and flashes,the loses a little power , (3 answers)

When I turn on the AC, the c e light stops flashing and the car runs fine,

The door over my gas cap doesn't stay closed. Is this able to be replaced? (1 answer)

The little door that protects the gas cap used to stay shut until I pulled the level but now it never stays and I can see it swinging when I drive in the mirror. I'm not sure if they can properly be replaced.

Po 300 misfire (3 answers)

Mass air flow sensor

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2005 Nissan Altima Recalls

Overheating of Crankshaft Position Sensor May Cause Vehicle to Shut Down

On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engineThe crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interrupion in the signal output. If the interupption of the signal is so brief that the ECM Electronic Control Module dose not have time to diagnose the condition, the vehicle may shut off creating the risk of an accident. The dealer will reprogram the ECM free of charge. The Nissan recall # is R0606

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2005 Nissan Altima Reviews

Despite regular maintenance I had a blown head gasket, replaced two catalytic converters, the AC never really blew cold after 50K miles. The heater is a joke on cold day if you drive slower than 60mph. The engine constantly burnes oil keep at least 2qts in the trunk. I’m at 230K miles and the catalytic converter and O2 sensor is out again plus the engine is over heating after I drive it 30 min...
I was living on cloud nine with my 2005 Altima I was thinking I would probably replace it with another when the time came. However, at 41,000 miles my alternator failed. Left me stranded. To replace it was $718.15. Not happy about that. Garage kept, no dents, and only 41,000 being an 8 years old and I have to put out that kind of money burned me up. Not sure what to do now because I don't know ...
I have a 2005 Nissan Altima. I have nothing but good things to say about Nissan. My Altima runs perfectly. With minor problems. My check engine light comes on occasionally, but other than that there is not anything wrong with my car :)

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