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.
Car Problem Reports
Nissan Altima Nissian Crankshaft and Camshaft Sensor Recall
Nissan Altima Problem
Engines Affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.5L V6
Average Mileage: 99,679 mi (16,000 mi - 182,000 mi)
On January 15, 2013 my car shut down while driving my daughter to school. I was going approximately 40 mph. It was very scary. This happened previously about two years ago as well. I had a sensor replaced then. I was able to restart the car and take it to a local Nissan dealership and was advised it is the cam shaft sensor. After further research, I have found tons of similar complaints by Nissan Altima owners. The scary thing is that we could have been on a major highway instead of a side road and been seriously hurt. I called Nissan USA today and they offered no assistance. They said that my VIN doesnt fall under the recall. This is ironic as the details of the recall match exactly what the service department at the dealership has advised is wrong with my car. I plan of pursing this further. There are way to many Altima owners having their safety placed in danger behind this saftey hazard. As a faithfully Nissan customer who has purchased two Nissan Altima's, I expected far better treatment than what I received.
Visitor, 2003 Nissan Altima, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 55,000 mi
SES light came on, had codes read. 0725 speed sensor and 0335 crank shaft position sensor came up. Upon further research found out that crank shaft position sensor is most likely culprit of both. Also found that this is a very common problem with Altima owners. The sensor has even been modified with a metal casing instead of plastic (so make sure you buy from Nissan dealership). When I called Nissan to inquire about this they said that my vehicle is not included in the recall...what!? So now I have to pay for the repair out of pocket, ridiculous! The only thing they will do is "reprogram of ECM" which doesn't even solve the problem, which actually lies in a faulty sensor. I'm surprised more people haven't filed complaints about this as it seems many people have the same problem and it is a serious safety concern as it can cause the car to stall randomly while driving. Imagine that happening at 60mph on the highway! It has happened to me at a red light before and even that freaked me out! If you are having this same problem you should really report it to NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236) or their website (NHTSA.gov). I'm surprised a lawsuit hasn't been filed, they really need to be held accountable. Its unacceptable
My 2003 Nissan Altima started to have problems with the car engine shutting off without any warning. I had the car checked out and was told that the crankshaft sensor needed to be replaced. I was also told that it was a recall issue because the original part caused oil to get into the connector. When I call Nissan I was told, they could not help me because this part WAS NOT on recall. I spent good hard earned money on this car and now Nissan could care LESS even if it causes a deadly crash and someone life! At 70,000 miles this is VERY WRONG!
This recall applies only to certain 2002 Altimas. For more information on this recall please visit this link; http://repairpal.com/nissan-altima-recall-03v455000
Visitor, 2003 Nissan Altima, 3.5L V6, 78,000 mi
Same problem as others have mentioned. The engine shuts down when driving at a low mph.In addition, it becomes extremely difficult to turn the steering wheel. This happened to me 4 times already. I'm very worried!
Visitor, 2003 Nissan Altima, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 175,000 mi
Engine warms up, turn off engine while shopping, return to the car and it won't start.
Visitor, 2003 Nissan Altima, 3.5L V6, 47,000 mi
Scan code P0345. Camshaft Position Sensor and Assembly $192 and Labor $300. $450 after 10% off coupon + tax.
Visitor, 2003 Nissan Altima, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 75,000 mi
crank shaft sensor failed.....car stopped on the raod
Visitor, 2002 Nissan Altima, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 102,000 mi
Car stalled twice this morning. Then check engine light came on. Dealership charging me approx $300 to repair. I think it should be free being that it was a recall. Isnt a recall a recall or do they expire?
I brought my car to the dealer and told them that Recall ID # 90579 applies to it because its computer intermittently says I have faulty crankshaft an camshaft sensors, and the recall covers reprogramming the ECM; but they refused, saying it already has been reprogrammed. I wanted them to check for sure, since the place that apparently reprogrammed the ECM was also the same fraud dealer who didn't fill my other Nissan's fluid levels even though they charged me as though they did, but they refused, saying that they will not and cannot reprogram the ECM if the engine check light is on! Bologna! Nissan is obliged to fix the recall issue, even if they claim they already did.
I see others here have replaced the sensors only to encounter future problems, even with other sensors, thus it seems the issue is faulty ECM software. I'm seriously considering buying an ECM programmer and flashing it with some non-Nissan software; I'd probably get better MPG, too.