1997 Nissan Altima Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1997 Nissan Altima based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.
Failure of the ignition power transistor can cause a "crank-no start" condition.
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 2002 models were recalled for a separate camshaft and crankshaft sensor issue. For more information on the recall please click here»