Nissan Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Nissan as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.

The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.

The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.

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.

The engine may not crank when the key is turned to "start" if the starter relay fails. This can be confused with a defective starter motor.

A whining or buzzing type noise may develop from the timing chain area caused by excess slack in the secondary timing chains. Nissan has issued a service bulletin (NTB09-128) regarding this issue. Replacement of both secondary timing chains and their tensioner shoes will be necessary to repair this concern. As part of this repair, the engine oil and filter should also be replaced.

The electronic throttle actuator (throttle body) can fail causing a loss of power and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

The crankshaft position sensor can fail causing the engine to run poorly or it may crank but fail to start.

An engine vacuum leak from the  intake manifold gasket may cause the engine to misfire or have a rough idle which may also illuminating the Check Engine Light.

The front struts can wear prematurely and create a knocking noise when driving over bumps.

Water can cause corrosion in the connector between the engine and transmission wiring harness. The engine may crank but not start, stall, and/or the transmission may not shift correctly.

The fuel level sensor can fail causing erratic or inaccurate fuel gauge readings. The Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Nissan has recalled 2006 - 2008 vehicles only for this fuel gauge issue. For more information on the recall, please click here»