Camshaft Sensor Leaking Oil Into Connector on Nissan Maxima

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.

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Average mileage: 104,138 (37,000–160,000)
10 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
40 people reported this problem
20 people shared problem details
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.
2003 Nissan Maxima107,000
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.
2005 Nissan Maxima94,000
Camshaft Sensors Leaking Oil Into Connector
2007 Nissan Maxima96,734
I got a oil change and that's when the problem was noticed. Never had an issue before this.
2003 Nissan Maxima87,000
stalling and cutting off
2006 Nissan Maxima91,000
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.
2005 Nissan Maxima78,000
leaking puddles of oil engine staling
2004 Nissan Maxima145,000
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.
2008 Nissan Maxima83,000
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.
2005 Nissan Maxima111,540
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.
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
2007 Nissan Maxima160,000
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.
2004 Nissan Maxima89,134
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.
2006 Nissan Maxima102,000
2007 Nissan Maxima140,535
Knocking was told it was camshaft
2007 Nissan Maxima59,631
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.
2007 Nissan Maxima107,535
My car has the same problem the cam shaft sensor has failed. I was driving home on the highway and my car hesitated and made pop sound and most of the power was gone. I had to exit the freeway and drive the streets all the way home. The check engine light came on and I took the car to my mechanic and he diagnosed with code P0340. I will take it to mechanic for repair. I had also a coil pack failure
2005 Nissan Maxima115,000
Service Engine Light comes on and car stalls when driving it. Just one of the many problems wrong with this car.
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