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.
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Newest reported 2001 Nissan Altima problems
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a defective canister vent control valve in the emissions control system.
The front struts can wear prematurely and create a knocking noise when driving over bumps.
The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.