Crankshaft and camshaft position sensors can leak oil into the connector causing Check Engine Light illumination. The engine may also stall as a result. Leaking sensors should be replaced. Certain 2000-2003 models were recalled for a separate camshaft and crankshaft sensor issue. For more information on the recall please click here»
Car Problem Reports
Nissan Sentra Crankshaft and Camshaft Sensors Leaking Oil Into Connector
Nissan Sentra Problem
Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 106,480 mi (89,400 mi - 130,000 mi)
The car stalls while I'm driving. This happened 5 times. The first time it happened I was taking kids to school. The mechanic told me it was the crankshaft sensor and that it happens a lot with these cars. Why isn't the 1.8 recalled too if they are having the same problems with the 2.5???
Visitor, 2008 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 97,000 mi
started happening a few months ago, engine would stall; but if i throttled the gas after a started it, the engine would kick on. scanned it; scanner said camshaft sensor; replaced it; was okay for a couple days then problem got worse and i stalled while driving. scanned again; said camshaft sensor; replaced again; was okay for a couple days then still same proble,; nd car wont even start at all. especially a cold start. really frustrated with this issue and just want it fixed. thinking its wire/ computer issues at this point.
Visitor, 2004 Nissan Sentra, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 89,400 mi
Today my car was having problem starting. And after you drive a little it would stall. I believe my problem has to do with this crankshaft and/or camshaft sensors.
Visitor, 2003 Nissan Sentra, 2.5L 4 Cylinder
Car would die inconsistently in around town driving situations, but would always start up again. Went for several weeks with no problem, then problem started to occur on a more consistent basis.
Dealer easily diagnosed problem and fixed for about $200.00
car would keep stalling as i turned it on. Engine would try and turnover but would not make it and car would shut off. Easy fix. both sensor's have to get replaced
Visitor, 2003 Nissan Sentra, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 130,000 mi
Self repair with internet guidance. 2 senosor replace after car completely died on interstate. Can needed towing 20 miles. Part replacement $60.00.