Nissan
Maxima
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Camshaft Sensor Leaking Oil Into Connector on Nissan Maxima

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The Camshaft position sensor can leak oil into its electrical connector causing the Check Engine light to illuminate. The engine may also stall intermittently as a result.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 106,917 (152–196,000)
10 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
49 people reported this problem
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My car would stall intermittently. When parked or even when driving. Mostly at low speeds. Check engine light diagnostic test confirmed Rear Camshaft Sensor issues. I replaced the sensor and noticed oil covered the It when I took it out. Since then the car sounds better, however still stalls. Not sure what the problem is.
Camshaft Sensors Leaking Oil Into Connector
I got a oil change and that's when the problem was noticed. Never had an issue before this.
The same sensor was malfunctioning and it had oil inside, causing the car to stall and the check engine line turned on all the time. I took the car to a mechanic, and he told me the name of the sensor and the location of it.

I went to the dealer and bought the sensor and it cost me close to $90. It took me only 15 minutes to replaced the sensor and the car is working like a new vehicle. If I remember correctly the sensor is Sensor 1. is attached to the engine on the drivers side.
stalling and cutting off
Car stopped and check engine light cam on. Car seemed like it had no get up and go. Two camshaft sensors had to be replaced.
Was driving and car stalled. A lot of lights came on dashboard. Left car where it stalled and towed it later to mechanic. While waiting for tow truck (4 hours later after stall) I tried starting the car again. It started. I knew wasn't battery or alternator since those were recently replaced and most likely car would not have started again. Car was towed to mechanic shop and left there for next day. Early in morning before dropping keys off, tried starting car again and it started. Mechanic said car was burning oil and need to replace camshaft sensor. Cost $250.
leaking puddles of oil engine staling
My check engine light came on and within 15 minutes, the car stalled in the middle of an intersection. I had to have the car towed (for the 3rd time in less than a year, all for different problems with the car) to my mechanic. He determined it was a problem with the cam shaft sensor, and fixed it, but it was yet another problem with this lemon of a car.
after changing oil one day, my car started to stall intermittently, I took it to auto zone and they told me it was a camshaft sensor.
car stalled , check engine light on, oil leak on ground from car, also SLIP light on, won't stay running..was dianogis w/ Cam shaft 2, sensor..need help
I was shocked when my mechanic showed me how bad the crankshaft sensor had been. I just looked at it in disbelieve; it was an eyesore.
Camshaft position sensor
SAME PROBLEM ! THIS IS THE LAST NISSAN WE WILL EVER BUY! HAD MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH ALTA-MA ALSO
Knocking was told it was camshaft
Shaking causing sensor to to bad repeatedly before the dealer evenetwork noticed the actual cause
Engine light came on, TCS and SLIP shut off and car stalled. Took it in and had diagnostic done and popped code for cam shaft sensor. Will be repairing next week.
car stall while driving
Service Engine Soon light came on. Had oil changed. Light still on. Mechanic put on machine yo see why light on. Computer indicated the Cam Shaft Sensor is bad. Seen there is recalls on this problem since 2003. My Maxima is 2014.
Got diagnostic from auto supplier. Replaced front can sensor for $85 (had oil on sensor) and did myself. VDC light didn't stay off so took back in. Said takes 40-50 miles for computer to reset. Rediagnosed and now says the back cam sensor out. Although front wasn't difficult, have not done back yet. Less expensive online..$20-45.