Engine May Stall Due to Failed Crankshaft and/or Camshaft Sensor on Nissan 350Z

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: 102,070 (18,169–200,000)
5 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007
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2003 Nissan 350Z80,000
trouble starting
2003 Nissan 350Z120,000
This happened to me on my 2003 Nissan 350z engine. Engine stalled while I was accelerating on the highway from 40 MPH to 65 MPH. The Traction Control System and the Service Engine Soon light came on. This issue is very common on 2003 Nissan 350z models. You can call 800-647-7261 Extension 457328 to complain. But Nissan will not stand by their own faulty work and refuse to reimburse you. Nissan Consumer Affairs will hide/give you the run-around and not take any accountability for this oil camshaft position sensor issue.
2003 Nissan 350Z64,000
stall after worm up 10 min tcs came on run fine stoped was hard to start next day cold start started fine 10 min stalled was hard to restart. tcs light came on.
2003 Nissan 350Z78,250
I just had my clutch replaced yestreday and now my service light came on today and I am getting a camshaft imbalance code. It was reset once today and lasted appx 15 - 20 and came back on again while driving in city traffic.
2003 Nissan 350Z90,904
Car randomly shut off after making a very slow U-turn.. also later shut off while car was idling in drive way..
2003 Nissan 350Z117,104
Fault code PO340. For about a month or so: Engine suddenly began stalling (usually at a stop), hard starting, miss under load and rough running, followed by normal operation, but for an increasingly short time with each cycle. (Previously, a similar situation due to clogged fuel injectors; all were replaced; thought at first it might be a repeat). All dash lights erratically cycled between suddenly coming on during those symptoms and turning off (usually) when things were normal. Never stranded, though; after dying, car started reluctantly each time, up to when the repair was made by a local independent shop. Cost: ~ $380. Wasn't aware of a general problem until visiting this site.
2003 Nissan 350Z114,000
Car has been through 6 passenger side sensors .. Just replaced both cam sensors and crank sensor and still received codes. Nissan is being cheap and doesn't wanna give me the recall
2003 Nissan 350Z188,000
Lost of power. Went into limp mode going up on a hill. Oil gauge goes crazy. Bought a new sensor and hopefully that helps.
2003 Nissan 350Z83,200
Poor Idle, puffing in intake manifold and exhaust. Diagnostic test shows Intake/camshaft over-advanced.
2003 Nissan 350Z137,000
Car stalles randomly service light is on
2004 Nissan 350Z103,000
Engine light,slip and TCS IS ON.
2006 Nissan 350Z95,000
bank 2 camshaft sensor replaced still cel came back onafter sensor was replaced have to go back for another diagnostic check.
2006 Nissan 350Z106,000
I have taken my 350z to two Nissan dealerships and told them what the issue was. Both times they kept my car for a week before installing a new ECM and fuel pump. The car is still stalling and difficult to start. Taking it in for a third time and let's see if they get it right this time
2005 Nissan 350Z49,191
engined stalled on the way back to base, then i replaced the battery thinking it was that since it was 10 years old but the problem just got worse
2004 Nissan 350Z114,000
having a problem when starting the car, it takes around 5 seconds to turn on and the traction control and the 'SLIP" light is on. another problem is it stalls randomly while driving.
2003 Nissan 350Z120,000
Getting P0021 error on Service Engine Soon light. Have replaced both sensors on driver and passenger including actuator. That didn't work. Then had the camshaft removed, cleaned and o-rings and gaskets replaced. Code P0021 still comes on.
2004 Nissan 350Z108,000
My engine stall won't start
2005 Nissan 350Z95,000
Z had trouble starting and when it did it would turn stall while driving. Eventually a check engine light came on in addition to the TCS and SLIP light. Needed a new cam shaft sensor but it is starting to happen again less then a month later.
2003 Nissan 350Z156,000
Purchased my car about a year ago just recently car is stalling out on me.
2007 Nissan 350Z44,967
Car would not crank over and start..problem not fixed
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