2005 Nissan Altima S from North America
Have routinely serviced (oil changes, brakes, etc.) my 2005 Nissan Altima at the dealership where it was purchased.
On October 15, when at the dealership for an oil change, I asked that they check the undercarriage because I heard a rattle. They reported I needed a new muffler system. I thanked them, but was running late for appointment and couldn't have the work done that day. Later that day I had a private party check my car, and he was the one who gave me the horrible news about my rusted out floorboards. Never once did the Nissan dealership mention this to me. How long have I been driving with this unsafe condition? Nissan Consumer Affairs declined assistance for repair. From other sites, there seems to be a pattern here. This is a defect and is not caused by the salt on the roads. This car does not have a single bit of rust on the body, has been garage kept and is in pristine condition. I wish someone could help!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th December, 2014
4th Dec 2014, 19:45
Downside to running a Japanese car I'm afraid. In the UK, they all have rust underneath when they get to about 10 years old.
6th Dec 2014, 00:18
Same reason we prefer North American cars and trucks here in Northeast Canada. Japanese cars have great engines, but very thin metal that is prone to rust, especially with our winters and road salt on the roads. The 80s Japanese cars were the worst; they rust out so quickly. They have gotten a bit better, but are still more prone to rust than North American models.