Engine May Stall Due to Failed Crankshaft and/or Camshaft Sensor on Nissan Sentra

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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Average mileage: 126,509 (13,200–930,000)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder
11 model years affected: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
154 people reported this problem
103 people shared problem details
2001 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder84,000
I have the same crank shaft sensor problem which kills the engine. On a 10 min drive I have to restart the car anywhere from 2-12 times. Sometimes it doesnt start right back up and I have to wait 10-30 seconds. I took it to the dealership and they said my vin didnt qualify even though it's within the manufacture date range for the recall. I called 1-800-647-7261 and got someone in the Philippines that said the same thing and brushed me off. It's a known issue and part of a recall but Nissan refuses to fix the problem. So much for fake "recalls". Only a matter of time before I get in an accident due to this known issue. The dealership wants $140 for the sensor and at least $150 for the labor. I cant afford this and shouldn't have to pay $300 for a manufacturing defect. When I went in the dealer said I was the 2nd person that came in that day with the exact same problem and the previous person wasnt "part of the recall" either. I wonder how many deaths it'll take before Nissan will actually honor the recall.
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2000 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder102,000
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2001 Nissan Sentra174,001
Mine just shut off without warning, thankfully right before a stoplight. I kept trying to start it and it wouldn't start. My mechanic fixed it for $100. :-) It seems to run better too.
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2005 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder116,110
I have the same problem with my nissan sentra. It would be a lot cheaper for them to honor the recall & fix this now rather than wait until it stalls out on the freeway and we all end up dead from a big truck behind us not being able to stop. We've made sure our friends and family are all aware of this so they will sue nissan for not fixing this problem that has been brought to their attention many times!
2003 Nissan Sentra- 2.5L 4 Cylinder
Car keeps stalling when gets warm. It has to set up to an hr before it will start again.
2004 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder116,502
Engine light came on and car lost power. The problem was a faulty crankshaft sensor which was replaced at a Nissan dealership.
2004 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder145,000
Experienced a lot of stalling at various times (especially in times of heat). Never expected it to be this. Called a Nissan dealership and they are replacing it free of charge as a part of the recall this week.
2004 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder102,000
Began intermittently running rough with intermittent cranking without starting when warm. Code 0335 was set. Wiring was fine. Connector was good -- not oil soaked, as some become. Replaced Crankshaft Position Sensor with a reliable brand aftermarket part.
2004 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder59,000
this car eat camshaft sensor
2004 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder98,000
I had experienced difficulty starting on damp and rainy mornings. I took it to my local repair shop with whom I've done business for several years. They ran a diagnostic and the read out came back aas this problem with either or both the camshaft sensor and the crankshaft sensor. Looking for pricing on its repair at this point.
2005 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder87,000
My car was running great and it was hot outside so I had the ac going and I pushed the roll down button for the window and the car stopped running. It was the crankshaft censor! !! Took me alot of worries and time to finaly put a computer on it and the code for the censor came up.
2004 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder135,000
Replaced Camshaft sensor.
2002 Nissan Sentra- 2.5L 4 Cylinder119,525
The first time, the engine stall 10 mins after start up. It was able to restart the engine, replaced the motor oil and problem seems to be fix. Now, the engine stalls 5 mins afters startup. The engine would not crank. When the key is in the ignition and on the ON position, there is a noise coming from the engine bay.
2001 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder184,000
the situation is that the car is always giving me problems to start and sometimes it won't even start. but once it starts is ok to go. my mechanic told me that the problem is the crankshaft position sensor and that it needs to be replaced.
2003 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder116,890
Car started stalling without warning while driving. Looked on internet about this problem and found out about the recall. Called the Nissan number provided and they said it didn't effect my car and to bring it in to be looked at at $88 an hour. Went to auto zone and they ran a free diagnoses and the code came up PO335 the crankshaft sensor.
2004 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder132,000
I have changed the crank shaft sencer and the cam shaft sencer car still will not start.when I replaced the crankshaft sencer it worked fine for 6 days and now, nothing
2004 Nissan Sentra148,753
My 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 L engine died suddenly in rush hour traffic about two weeks ago. I was going 60 mph on the interstate in the center lane next to a merge lane and luckily was able to pull over onto the shoulder just before the exit ramp. I lost power to the brakes and steering, but was able to glide the car to a stop. Unable to restart the car, I called AAA for a tow. While waiting for the tow truck I was able to restart the car after about 10 minutes. It was towed to a local repair shop, where I was told a hole in the flex pipe had caused the O2 sensor to give faulty signals, and presented with an estimate of $901 to replace the pipe with catalytic converter, gaskets, O2 sensor, and spark plugs.. I said no thanks and drove the car home, the engine dying once again in the left turn lane of a busy intersection. It started after 10 minutes and I was able to get it to my mechanic. He repaired the flex pipe and told me to see how it ran. Several days later the engine again died, this time on a country road. I got it to the shoulder and was able to start it again in 10 minutes. This time it threw a trouble code that led my mechanic to the real problem, which was a faulty crank shaft sensor. I did not know about the recall for this issue until after I’d had it repaired.
2005 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder171,000
My car just died today at 70mph on the freeway. It took all I could to get it to the side of the road before getting hit. Even then I was on a narrow shoulder so I couldn't even get out. Nissian said there isn't anything they can do but that's my problem but I can't afford to fix that right now. I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER NISSIAN after being ridiculed and humiliated by their customer service. I had my children in the car who were cl scared to death. The car was shaking and everything from the passing cars.
2003 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder100,000
Engine stalls when driving periodically
2005 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder65,000
I know I have Low Miles for the age but I'm disabled & don't drive that much but I noticed a few years ago it wouldn't wanna start at times while other times it started fine but always started,well I needed to run to store & PU some food a few miles down the road it was Hot & been Hot for months but I had to go so I went & got my food & PU my Rx next door & got in and it wouldn't turn over,I tried & tried & tried but Nothing ughh so I was sweating so while waiting for someone to call me I ran back in store & PU a soda and back out,took the gas cap off & back on and try again & it Started sorta I tried to keep it running revving it up maybe clean it out and PLOP it stalled w my foot on the gas & again won't start so I wait & sweat more and walk to get my Rx get back & try again and it starts so I drive a few hundred feet to the parking lot exit & U guessed it STALLED again & seeing I had go on a Main Road which traffic was getting heavy & there's No place go other than ditch if it makes it that far I say Forget it I'm DONE & call Tow Truck and I wait more while thinking about the food in my car,they come about an hour latter stressed out I can't afford to pay to have work done & I have Dr's apt's every Month & No Taxis or Buses Nothing here in the Boonies but from time I bought this car it's been a Slow DOG & this prob would explain it my Mom had bunch of the same cars & hers were fine so guess I got the Lemon one but I'm gonna Ck my Vin & see if it's covered I sure hope so but will see,I'm Glad it didn't poop out around here or might not be here to write this,SCARY....
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