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: 103,706 (150–200,000)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
6 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008
122 people reported this problem
68 people shared problem details
2003 Nissan 350Z118,000
We have replaced the Cam Shaft position senor 3 times. What else is causing this same problem? What can I do to fix this issue?
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 350Z90,904
Car randomly shut off after making a very slow U-turn.. also later shut off while car was idling in drive way..
2004 Nissan 350Z85,000
Same as all others...car stalls without any warning. Car will restart with some difficulty. Scary!
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 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 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 350Z83,200
Poor Idle, puffing in intake manifold and exhaust. Diagnostic test shows Intake/camshaft over-advanced.
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 350Z112,354
It hard to run on engine light turns on slip light and another light aswell and the car turned off on me
2004 Nissan 350Z157,000
When I'm in my driveway starting my Nissan 350z 2004 it will turn on then cut back off.
2003 Nissan 350Z75,000
Both the lights on the dash (acs and slip) light up intermittently, followed by a loss of power to the engine. Misdiagnosed and never fixed.
2003 Nissan 350Z135,400
Car would crank,and crank, and crank, but never turn over. Service engine light came on, dealer said code indicated cam sensor failure. Charge me $500 (165.70part and 3 hours labor) for repair.
2005 Nissan 350Z75,000
throwing code p0340 VDC & slip CEL on just started not fixed yet
2005 Nissan 350Z81,000
Check engine light came on - mechanic checked and replaced cam shaft sensor $375 repair.
2005 Nissan 350Z117,000
Car shut off, then cranked it back up ran fine, go like right down the road cut off again, and TCS light came on, and slip, and service engine soon. Will crank and idle by itself. But will not go without cutting off again
2005 Nissan 350Z115,000
I have a 2005 Nissan 350Z and had the same problem but I could actually turn the car back on when it turned off on me. the problem to my cause was the crankshaft sensor which was located underneath the car in the middle by the front of the transmission. this sensor is exposed to a lot of dirt and water from different weather climates so eventually it will go bad on you. replace it! and please don't get aftermarket because it will be too short, and if you are than please take the old one from your car and match it.
2003 Nissan 350Z133,776
Car ran perfectly. No issues. The guy who had it before me had it serviced normally and regularly. I Went to the car wash one day, washed it, pulled it forward, Went to turn it on afte r I vaccumed it, and it wouldn't start. It could turn over like normal but wouldn't fire up.
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