2001 Nissan Altima Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2001 Nissan Altima as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.

The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.

An engine vacuum leak from the  intake manifold gasket may cause the engine to misfire or have a rough idle which may also illuminating the Check Engine Light.

The front struts can wear prematurely and create a knocking noise when driving over bumps.

The catalytic converter closest to the cylinder head can fail causing illumination of the Check Engine Light. Prompt repair of this problem is recommended because the catalyst material can be sucked into the engine and cause internal damage.

The camshaft driven distributor can leak oil and cause a malfunction of the crankshaft position sensor. The engine may crank but not start or run very poorly.

The AC system may blow warm air due to refrigerant loss caused by a leaking low pressure AC hose. These hoses commonly develop a leak at the hose crimp connection.

A problem in the vehicle speed sensor circuit may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a defective canister vent control valve in the emissions control system.