Nissan Altima Problems
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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.
Nissan issued a recall on the fuel pump for premature failure. There was an owner notification program and labels were placed on the fuel pump access panel and next to the AC charge label in the engine compartment.
The catalytic converter closest to the cylinder head can fail causing illumination of the Check Engine Light. Prompt repair of this problem is recommended because the catalyst material can be sucked into the engine and cause internal damage.
The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.
Failure of the ignition power transistor can cause a "crank-no start" condition.
The front struts can wear prematurely and create a knocking noise when driving over bumps.
The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.
Crankshaft and camshaft position sensors can leak oil into the connector causing Check Engine Light illumination. The engine may also stall as a result. Leaking sensors should be replaced. Certain 2002 models were recalled for a separate camshaft and crankshaft sensor issue. For more information on the recall please click here»
Several owners have reported instances of vehicle stalling at random. Professional diagnosis by a qualified shop is recommended. Issues could begin with various engine control sensors to fuel system modules and other major components. Diagnosis of the issue will prevent unnecessary part replacement and expenditure.