Camshaft Position Sensor problems of the 2005 Nissan Altima

Three problems related to camshaft position sensor have been reported for the 2005 Nissan Altima. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2005 Nissan Altima based on all problems reported for the 2005 Altima.

car   Camshaft Position Sensor problem 1
Failure Date: 03/07/2015

The car stopped the cam shaft sensors were bad. And the rattle in my passenger side cant find the problem.

car   Camshaft Position Sensor problem 2
Failure Date: 06/17/2013

I have a 2005 Altima se-r 3. 5 v6 I was leaving a mcdonald's parking lot and as soon as I put the car in reverse there was a hard jerk and the transmission did not engage properly. The car reversed after a couple seconds and when I put it in drive a hard jerk and the car was in 5th gear. No other gears were available. I parked the car and shut if off. . . After a few seconds I started it back up and threw it in reverse and got the same result, I put it in drive then tiptronic and saw a 5 (5th gear). I called a couple friends and mechanics they said it a fail safe. So I waited again and tried to restart the car and it took a good 10-15 seconds to crank and after I reversed the car would die. I was only trying to get home (1 mike down the road) because I did not trust this car to bring me anywhere at this point. After a couple start then shut downs and letting the car sit for a few I was able to get the car running and driving in all the gears. I got on the boulevard and I was going about 20-30 and the car dies on me. Luckily it was the middle of the night and the was no traffic. I restart the car and its running in 5th gear for about 10-15 seconds and then I see my rpms going up as speed going down. The transmission was not engaging and I knew something was definitely wrong at this point. I pull to the side and pop the hood, the was so much heat but the car was not overheating. I call my mechanic and he says let it sit a bit. 20 minutes later, car cooled down a bit and a reliable friend and mechanic come help me push the car into a parking lot. We later find out the transmission failed. Fluid was still red, not burned but something else was going on inside. $2000+ later and a replacement tranny the car is up but still dying at random times, won't start. Diagnosis crank and camshaft sensors. The transmission also goes straight to 5th gear and car stalls in traffic.

car   Camshaft Position Sensor problem 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2009

Cam shaft sensor failure. Similar in function to the recalled crankshaft senor, the cam shaft part can stall a car, or prevent from restarting due to overheating. It also is vital to engine timing and other items which pertain to engine performance. Sept 12, 2011 67000 miles replaced this the second time in under 3 years part needed to be replaced. Why is this not a recall like it's crankshaft counterpart.




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