Car Stall problems of the 2002 Nissan Altima - part 1

36 problems related to car stall have been reported for the 2002 Nissan Altima.

car   Car Stall problem 1
Failure Date: 05/20/2016

The vehicle stalls while driving which could cause an accident. It has happened many times and we have been lucky other drivers are paying attention. The vehicle does start back up. We have found a recall but when we've checked the VIN # it comes up with no recalls. There is a sensor issue recall that describes exactly what the car is doing. It has stalled on off ramps, city streets and suburban roads. I have found the following online: on certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2. 5l enginethe crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interrupion in the signal output. If the interupption of the signal is so brief that the ecm electronic control module dose not have time to diagnose the condition, the vehicle may shut off creating the risk of an accident. The dealer will reprogram the ecm free of charge. The Nissan recall # is r0606 Nissan is no help the vehicle only has 97,0000 miles and was bought used from a lot in nh who was also no help.

car   Car Stall problem 2
Failure Date: 12/10/2015

My 2002 Nissan Altima started to have problems with the car engine shutting off without any warning. Just 98000 miles on it dealer charged me $900 for set of sensor and labor. Car would stall in traffic on the highway, no warning, we would lose all power. Went to Nissan and they said no one else had this problem.

car   Car Stall problem 3
Failure Date: 01/30/2015

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted and the check engine warning indicator was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the crank shaft sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 113,900.

car   Car Stall problem 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

Engine light continues to come on after replacement of spark plugs and wires. Car shakes and stalls. Idles roughly and will not "go" upon acceleration. Have been given the run around and recently viewed recalls online for faulty engine and cooling system. I have never received notification that a recall was issued. Problem has persisted and only gotten worse for over 6 months.

car   Car Stall problem 5
Failure Date: 06/09/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. The contact stated while sitting at a stop light the vehicle stalled with engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure has occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing, who stated a new engine is needed to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 185,000. Rg.

car   Car Stall problem 6
Failure Date: 11/06/2013

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 121,000.

car   Car Stall problem 7
Failure Date: 07/05/2013

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle began to shake and stalled. The contact stated that he had to add two quarts of oil to the engine in order for the vehicle to operate correctly. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 187,000. Updated 09/06/lj.

car   Car Stall problem 8
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the crank position sensor would have to be repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling) but was advised that the VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

car   Car Stall problem 9
Failure Date: 12/29/2012

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while traveling 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was able to be moved to the shoulder where it was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was inspected by a private mechanic but he was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the issue. The failure and current mileages were 170,000. The VIN was not available.

car   Car Stall problem 10
Failure Date: 01/22/2012

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact shut the vehicle off and once restarted, the vehicle stalled a second time. The vehicle was towed to the contact's place of residence. The contact did not take the vehicle to a dealer or a local mechanic for diagnosis or repairs. The failure mileage was 160,000.

car   Car Stall problem 11
Failure Date: 10/10/2010

The car began to loose acceleration and the engine would kick and then gained the acceleration back. After 20 miles of driving started loosing acceleration again and shut off on a under construction interstate w/one lane of traffic. No service lights at first and after cranking and driving another 10-15 or so it stalled again and the check-engine, oil, and brake indicator's lights on the dash board came on. Checked for recalls for this problems. Contacting dealership for possible repair if its a recall problem.

car   Car Stall problem 12
Failure Date: 01/25/2010

On 1/25/10, my 2002 Altima with only 27,000 miles on it, kept stalling or not starting during 3 shopping stops. I thought it was my battery and was near clark auto where my battery is under warranty. . .

car   Car Stall problem 13
Failure Date: 06/14/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 50 mph, the engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and remained lit until the engine was turned off. When pressure was applied to the brake pedal, the vehicle began to shake and vibrate excessively. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing and it was discovered that there was a misfire in the engine cylinder. The technician reinstalled new spark plugs. The contact was advised to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer if the problem continued. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on a separate occasion for identical failures. The dealer recommended that the engine be replaced. They also detected missing screws from the engine. The technician stated that the vehicle should not be driven due to the safety hazard. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 84,681 and current mileage was 84,964.

car   Car Stall problem 14
Failure Date: 03/05/2009

The car, Nissan 2002 Altima 2. 5s, would stall without warning while driving. This was starting to happen on a regular basis during the first week of March 2009. Nissan replaced the crank & cam sensors. They stated they weren't covered under any Nissan safety recall.

car   Car Stall problem 15
Failure Date: 01/10/2009

This isn't fair. 2002 Nissan Altima. 5900 miles. Man this car is junk, Nissan should reimburse people about that, work car ever. And I notice everyone have the same problem. The car stall, camshft problem. . Something need to be done. Its not safe when u driving and car die on you.

car   Car Stall problem 16
Failure Date: 12/01/2008

My car started stalling and got harder and harder to start. Premier Nissan (metairie, la) said a power valve screw came loose, fell into the engine, the engine was ruined, and I needed to buy a new engine. I googled the matter. Many others have complained about this for same make, model and year (2002). (there are lots of complaints of this happening in the 2003 model also. ) and this was exactly the subject of a Nissan recall campaign for the 2004 and 2005 Altimas (Nissan #: p5202; ntb05-058b).

car   Car Stall problem 17
Failure Date: 03/01/2008

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. While driving various speeds, the vehicle becomes difficult to accelerate. Occasionally, the vehicle stalls and becomes difficult to start. A local mechanic stated that the crankshaft was faulty and a recall was pending from 2004 for this year, make, and model vehicle. The manufacturer stated that the crankshaft was repaired under recall in 2004; therefore, the dealer did not have to repair the vehicle again. The contact feels that the manufacturer should pay for the repairs since this is a safety issue. He is concerned that a crash could occur. The current mileage was 92,000 and failure mileage was 91,500.

car   Car Stall problem 18
Failure Date: 12/06/2007

Engine light. See service bulleton 06009. Nhtsa# 100119613. Cannot diagnose problem. Dealer replaced battery, then wanted to replace ipdm. Had car checked by aaa certified shop. Cannot diagnose problem even though now I am having issues with how car runs. Am afraid car will stall on high way. Several mechanics stated that they believe the dealer is guessing on the diagnosis. No codes except u1000 and u1001 are being stored in computer. I have spent several hundred dollars trying to diagnose problem. This affect all 2002-2006 Nissan. Cars should be recalled before a serious accident occurs.

car   Car Stall problem 19
Failure Date: 08/24/2007

In August of 2007, I had a problem with my crankshaft. I took it to the dealer for repair. I then researched and discovered that there was a recall for this same problem. I contacted Nissan via their website to inquiry if my problem was covered under that recall because I do never received any notification that there was a problem. I was trying to determine if I should have been charged for the repair job. Nissan USA never responded to me. Now I see on the internet that there is a recall for a problem with the crankshaft. The description is what has happened to I. E, loss of power and stalling during low speeds. The diagnosis code is p0335, crank sensor failure. If this is the same problem, I felt that I should be reimbursed what I paid for this repair job.

car   Car Stall problem 20
Failure Date: 09/16/2006

The 2002 Nissan Altima stalls repeatedly while driving on the road. The failure includes the loss of power steering and the ability to control the car safely. The problem is caused by the power valve screws coming loose and getting into the engine. The screws must be replaced with lock tight ones and the catalytic converter and oxygen sensor have been damaged and must be replaced. Nissan has a voluntary service campaign to fix the problem for 2004 and 2005 models. The technical service bulletin is ntb05058. The 2002 and 2003 models have the same engine and should be fixed by Nissan as well.

car   Car Stall problem 21
Failure Date: 08/20/2006

2002 Nissan Altima 2. 5s difficult to start, will frequently stall once started as soon as its put into gear. (Nissan dealership said it was due to "bad fuel"-charged $500 to drain tank and refill. . Problem still exists. . ) backed out of driveway, vehicle stalled, steering becomes extremely hard, unable to maneuver car, hit tree and cracked spoiler/dent bumper. Not safe to take on highway, as you cannot "merge" into traffic at highway speeds. . If you try to accelerate, it will buck and stall. The "service engine soon" light has been on for 8 months, even after dealership says they "fixed the problems" . Light keeps coming back on. Vehicle started blowing warm air through a/c this summer. Took to dealership. They said "too much freon" and charged $300. Problem still existed the next day. Took back to dealership. . Charged another $100 to do "diagnostics". . No problems ever fixed. Light still on. Nissan not addressing it. Basically ignoring the light, even though car has been in there for over $1000 worth of "repairs" in 1 month.

car   Car Stall problem 22
Failure Date: 08/10/2006

The car either hesitated or stalled (engine stopped running) on about 3 different trips while my wife was driving between 30 mph and 50 mph. The car started right back up each time. This vehicle had been though a recall on 11/17/2003 (r3021/r3022) to replace the cam position sensor. I was not the owner of the car when the recall was done. The dealer said this vehicle was repaired under that recall. The problem has appeared again or a similar problem is happening a second time. I brought the car into the dealer on 9/29/06 and they replaced the cam sensor to stop the stalling. Since the problem and the solution appeared to be the same as in the 11/17/2003 recall, the dealer said the problem was fixed once and therefore the second repair was not covered under the recall. I'm concerned weather this could be a recurring problem and if the original repair was adequate to remedy the stalling problem.

car   Car Stall problem 23
Failure Date: 06/22/2006

: the contact stated that while driving at 40 mph on dry roads, the motor stalled. However, the electrical system remained operational. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, where it was determined that the crank sensor was faulty. The mechanic was able to repair the problem. Updated 07/25/06.

car   Car Stall problem 24
Failure Date: 11/15/2004

Nissan's recall deals severely with the motor. Heat sensors were not installed on the motor allowing the motor to reach extreme temperatures, thus burning off the oxygen sensor into the pre-catalyst converter causing my motor to lose 3 qts. Plus of oil per day. Nissan knew of the problem and have tried to correct the problem. Although I have 117,000 miles have kept up with oil changes, Nissan wants me to pay 50% of the cost to fix my vehicle. I have called and complained to Nissan's 800 number and over 20 plus calls went unanswered. I then dropped my vehicle off and left in order to get someone to return my call. Nissan threatened me with the towing of my vehicle off their premises and have done so. I am now out of a vehicle and Nissan wont budge off of their 50% split for a motor. This was Nissan's fault in the production of the vehicle not mine.

car   Car Stall problem 25
Failure Date: 10/15/2004

While driving,the vehicle stalled. The driver tried to restart,but was unable to do so. The consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the problem can not be duplicated. Please fill in additional information.