Problem Description and Possible Solution
The crankshaft angle sensor or the camshaft position sensor can fail and cause loss of engine power, an engine that cuts out, and other drivability problems. This will cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Certain models have been involved in a recall to replace the camshaft and crankshaft sensors. For more information on this recall, please click here»
Average mileage: 112,281 (10,334–230,000)
175 people reported this problem
This just started for me, I was driving along, when all of sudden my car just died, when I stopped, I couldn't get the vehicle started, it was acting like it didn't have gas, but I did. A light saying VDC (slipped) turned on as well as the service engine soon. I let it sit for a few minutes and it started, it keeps doing it now. I looked on line and saw this recall, so I am taking it in to Infiniti dealership to check.
Check engine light came on, car started dragging through mid range rpm's. Car feels like it has no bottom end power, no torque. I replaced the sensor myself 8 months ago, since then, the sensor has thrown the check engine light 3 times and each time my car feels like crap. Every time i have auto zone check it , it is the same code, Camshaft sensor bank 1. i tried disconnecting the electrical clip and putting it back on in case it wasnt seated fully. Weird thing is, it started working right and my car felt better than ever for 3 days, full power, no hesitation. Then out of the blue, the light comes on again and my car feels like a dog. I have an 07 6mt and its aggravating that its not on the recall list. wth is the deal with that?
While sitting at a light, my car shut off, engine light came on as well as VDC off and slip light. Car started up up little hesitatation. Repeated next day.
SLIP + VDC off and check engine soon lights on. feels as though the car looses power, then "lurches" as though almost stalling. twice stalled out while vehicle in motion.
Car started shaking. Pulled over to check tires. Hard time restarting car and check engine light came on, but it got me home. Took it to shop who said was the camshaft sensor. Contacted Infinity Customer Service to check on recall. Surprise surprise, VIN not on "the list". Seems like with all the reports on this website of the same problem and all of the VIN's not "being on the list" maybe a new recall should be called.
engine will shut off at idle with no warning. VDC, check engine, and slip light will come on. will have to turn over engine for a couple seconds before it starts up again. will run fine after that, until it shuts off at idle again. at a cold start, sometimes it will start up fine other times it will take a few seconds. engine turn over is fast, so i doubt it is the battery.
i have a 2008 infinity g35s 4 door.the problem i have is when i get ready to pull off [auto madic] i will kill if i dont hit the gas some, what hell is wrong with my car,check engine light is on an a yellow light is on help me
Just like the others, the car was difficult to start all of a sudden and the dashboard lights came on. This happened on a Saturday. After reading other reviews of the same issue I thought it would be fine to drive it over the weekend and take it to a shop on Monday. While driving it on Sunday I experienced the total loss of power while accelerating. Needless to say it's going to the shop today. 2006 is not a year impacted by the recall yet I'm having the same issue.
Check engen light flashes on my car and sometimes stays on and when I have it checked at my local O'Reillys it comes up as the crankshaft position sensor camshaft position sensor
Few days back my car loss power wont accelarate i replace it 3 sensor camshaft worked fine for a day but after that day start doing rhe same
Took my 2005 G35 coupe to Infiniti of Tampa for front axle issue. Found out there was a recall. Delaership changed the part without conferring with me. I didn't think anything of it. 6 months later I notice car will have idle issue and occasionally stall out. I've had the car stall out twice while driving. The latest was this morning as i was turning right into my office. Due to the stall there was no power steering and brakes were mushy. I barely made the turn and was able put the gear in neutral and start the engine again. I had to apply gas to keep the rpm above idle and engaged to "D". Problem persisted and had to apply more gas to keep above idle and park safely.
Replaced all sensors twice now and it just went out a third time
Car stalled on reverse. Restarted w/Check Engine, SLIP & VDC lights remained on. Took to dealer, said the Passenger side Cam Sensor had oil in it and was faulty.
Car shuts off vcd light comes on slip light comes on and check engine light comes on
My vehicle shut off without warning while I was on the freeway with my daughter in the back seat. I frantically kept hitting the start button for several minutes until the car started again. It is currently being repaired by the dealership, but having seen these reports now (and documents on the safecar.gov site related to a 2003 recall), I advised the dealership to look into this defect to ensure this doesn't happen again.
my car stops out of the blue , and sometimes takes a long time to restart. I have not fixed it yet I was looking online about this problem when I came across this site.
already replaced sensors 3 times lights are still on car.. it takes too long to start also called the dealer they said recall is too old and my car does not apply to the recall 2003 g35
Same problem like everyone else does it ever go away even when you buy a new sensor
I'm having the same problems as everyone else. The car hesitates to start, stalls, loss of engine power, and the brakes lock up when the VDC and Slip lights illuminate. I was told by a repair shop that the crankshaft sensors needed to be replaced before this problem occurred often so I am confident that is the issue.
The 1st time it happened, my wife was driving our 2 year old daughter to the playground when the car stalled while turning into a parking lot. I drove it for a few days over which time it happened several more times. I replaced both cam shaft position sensors, then drove it for another week with no issue. A week after giving it back to my wife it happened again and now she won't drive it. It seems to happen at low or slowing engine speed e.g. when slowing for traffic signals, or turning (usually across a lane of traffic!). I have had it happen twice on the interstate and I believe it was immediately following a sharp release of the accelerator, as when punching it to pass then release, or reaching speed limit, and release, from acceleration lane. I don't know the ECM codes now but they indicated: cam shaft position sensor 1 and 2, then another for an out of range voltage reading. There does not appear to be anything out of the ordinary with the voltage with my meter, while in the driveway. I can see how a voltage problem could cause Cam Pos Sensor to fail; I wonder if there are any others with this code?
Like everyone else, mine is not covered under the 2003 recall. Infiniti said to get a class action suit started, I have to take it in to their mechanics to be certain of the problem then call back for step two; which I assume is wait for them to self report.