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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 105,987 (13,000–200,000)
Engine affected: 3.5L V6
5 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007
226 people reported this problem
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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?
Car randomly shut off after making a very slow U-turn.. also later shut off while car was idling in drive way..
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.
It hard to run on engine light turns on slip light and another light aswell and the car turned off on me
Same as all stalls without any warning. Car will restart with some difficulty. Scary!
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.
Poor Idle, puffing in intake manifold and exhaust. Diagnostic test shows Intake/camshaft over-advanced.
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.
Lost of power. Went into limp mode going up on a hill. Oil gauge goes crazy. Bought a new sensor and hopefully that helps.
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.
Engine stalled and when restarted hesitated and TCS Off light / Slip Light and Service engine soon light came on. Car revs are lower than normal and starting takes longer than normal
Car felt like it skipped a beat during acceleration, then the dumby lights for check engine and tcs off flipped and flashed. Has a tendency to stall out on startup up no matter it being freshly run, or starting after a longer drive. The idle consistently falls from 1100 at cool, to as low a a wobbling 4-200 rpm before a stallout. Happens most when in inclines and declines. Though origin problem started while turning into traffic.
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.
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
Stalling periodically and "service engine soon" light is on. Diagnostic test says knock sensor and camshaft position sensor.
bank 2 camshaft sensor replaced still cel came back onafter sensor was replaced have to go back for another diagnostic check.
Car is difficult to start. Will die just driving along at any time or any speed/load. TCS light and Check Engine light will come on. Have had independent mechanic try and diagnose with no solution. Had them just replace crank angle and both cam angle sensors, seems to have helped for a few thousand miles, then problem returns. Do not know what to do now except take it in to Nissan dealership and get hosed.