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: 123,130 (18,000–251,000)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder
12 model years affected: 1991, 1998, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
164 people reported this problem
97 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.
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.
2000 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder102,000
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.
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!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
2002 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder192,000
Car would stall on the highway 5-10 times. Let cool down and it would run for about 5 minutes. Got camshaft sensor replacement and it's been running fine for a month. Now it's doing the same thing but won't start at all. Replacing crankshaft next.
2002 Nissan Sentra50,000
My car is stalling out after running for a bit an restarts after cooled down. Dealer said it was a cam sensor i had to pay for! This sjould be taken care of by nissan
2007 Nissan Sentra- 2.0L 4 Cylinder170,000
I would like to know if the cam shaft sensor was recalled on my 2007 nissan sentra
2003 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder225,000
Driving on the highway and all of a sudden the car stalled. Lucky for me that I had listened to my wife and had gotten over to the right side of the highway, so I was able to get into the shoulder. Waited 5 minutes and then restarted my car. 10 minutes later, the same thing happened. We had to come back home. This continued until we got back to the house. Took it to Nissan and they repaired it. But now it happened again at 253,000 miles to my wife and now we are back at the mechanics to fix the problem AGAIN!
2001 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder125,000
Car just stalls with no warning, and restarts after about 15 minutes.
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