Car Problem Reports
Nissan Maxima Camshaft Sensors Leaking Oil Into Connector
Nissan Maxima Problem
Average Mileage: 99,665 mi (59,631 mi - 145,000 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Maxima, 94,000 mi
Camshaft Sensors Leaking Oil Into Connector
Visitor, 2003 Nissan Maxima, 87,000 mi
stalling and cutting off
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Maxima, 96,734 mi
I got a oil change and that's when the problem was noticed. Never had an issue before this.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Maxima, 111,540 mi
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.
Visitor, 2004 Nissan Maxima, 145,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Maxima, 78,000 mi
leaking puddles of oil engine staling
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Maxima, 140,535 mi
Knocking was told it was camshaft
Visitor, 2008 Nissan Maxima, 83,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Maxima, 59,631 mi
I was driving on a back road in Huntington Station, NY when my 2007 Maxima came to a complete stop. The check engine light came on along with a series of other lights. Fortunately, there was no traffic on this road at the time of this incident. If I were on a highway or a main road this car problem could have caused a major accident resulting in serious injuries and/or death to one or more persons. The diagnosis was a camshaft sensor failure. The camshaft sensor was replaced.