Car Stall Problems of Nissan Altima - part 1



Nissan Altima owners have reported 198 problems related to car stall (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 08/29/2014

My wife just phoned to tell me the cvt transmission failed-again- leaving her stranded in a parking lot in a bad part of houston (sw). This has happened many times and has been taken to Nissan dealer in angleton, texas for this problem. In December of 2014 they installed a transmission cooler,thinking it's an overheating problem. My wife stated shes glad it didn't happenen on the freeway as it might had caused a collision with possible death,etc. Nissan has not resolved these cvt issues and you-NHTSA- have not forced them to so so either. When the cvt fails you lose power as it goes into a default mode. This happens without warning and causes loss of acceleration and ability to move out of hazardous situations. The only remedy is to park the car and wait for it to cool,thus resetting the default mode. At this point Nissan has advised to bring the car in for a code scan. This is dangerous enough that I plan to take the car in with the intention of getting rid of it!!! I will trade it in for a Toyota camry but unfortunately some other person will be stuck with the same dangerous cvt issues and could also be killed or injured because of this transmission failure and because you have not forced Nissan to fix the problem. I have complained to you of this same issue with negative results.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 08/14/2014

I own a 2009 Nissan Altima coupe with approximately 60k miles. When driving on the interstate at speeds in excess of 60mph, the car decelerates with no warning. During the first incident, I was on the left-hand side of a semi truck caught in their blindspot while they were trying to switch lanes. I attemtped to pass this truck only to have my car slow down completely, even with gas pedal to the floor. Vehicles behind me had to change lanes suddenly to avoid rear ending me, and I almost became the victim of a serious accident with this semi truck. Fearing a similar incident on the trip back, I stayed safely in the right hand lane going just below the posted speed (70mph). As I approached an incline on the interstate, not only would my car not speed up, it would not even maintain speed. It quickly went from 66mph to 55mph. Once again, I was almost involved in a serious collision with the unsuspecting vehicles behind me. After getting a diagnosis done at my local Nissan dealership, I was informed that my transmission was overheating. Nissan has admitted to knowing these issues, by automatically extending the warranty on these cvt transmissions to 10yr/120k. However, the way around actually paying to fix these death traps is to inform the consumer that the "fix" is not a new transmission, rather an external cooler that needs to be installed. These are commonly found in larger SUV's and trucks to help compensate for the additional stress on the transmission, due to larger size/weight. I drive a 2-door Altima. I am not towing boats or pavers. If my tiny car needs an external cooler to help its faulty transmission function safely and properly, that should have been installed at manufacturing. The out of pocket cost for this cooler is $1000+. Nissan needs to be held accountable for the faulty product they manufactured. This could result in serious injury or death.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

2006 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to crankshaft position sensor recall issues. The consumer stated the vehicle stalled twice, without warning and for no apparent reason, while in traffic. The consumer referenced recall # 07v52700. However, the consumer was informed, her vehicle was not included in the recall.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 07/18/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle decelerated and stalled. The contact was able to merge onto the side of the road. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnose that the crank shaft was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 104,000.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 07/04/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the cam shaft position sensor and the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the vehicle not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 03v084000 (engine and engine cooling) and NHTSA campaign id number: 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 171,000.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 6
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.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 06/19/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated while waiting at a stop light the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact restarted the vehicle and it began to function normally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine crank shaft sensor was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,400.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 06/14/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. After restarting the engine the vehicle operated as normal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 100,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 9
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 image   Car Stall problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 06/04/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start once the key was turned in the ignition. The key needed to be turned at least ten times before the vehicle would start. The check engine indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, when the contact depressed the accelerator pedal, the vehicle stalled before resuming normal acceleration. The failure occurred daily. A local mechanic stated that the crank shaft and engine sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 92,000.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 05/08/2014

Submission from constituent re issues with Nissan. 2014 Nissan Altima. The consumer stated 8 days after purchasing the vehicle, it started hesitating and stalling. The dealer recommended using premium gas. However, the manual stated to use 87 octane.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 04/10/2014

Altima was serviced at a dealership less than a week ago for oil and filter change. I was driving the 2012 Altima from work on 4/10/14. It looked the car was stalling on the highway multiple times. I slowed down and managed to get home, all along it looked like it was going to stop any time, luckily it did not happen. But this morning (4/11/14) it stopped on the driveway stalled after moving 15 feet. Towed the car to the dealership to get it repaired.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 04/07/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Altima. The contact stated while driving, the vehicle decelerated and stalled. The contact was unable to shift the vehicle into reverse. The failure recurred for two months. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic for diagnostic testing; however, they were unable to determine the cause of failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage were not available.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 03/28/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the cam position sensor had failed. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 180,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 03/27/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the crankshaft sensor had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was approximately 109,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 03/24/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle occasionally failed to start. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the crankshaft position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 07v527000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was 114,371. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 17
Failure Date: 03/11/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 18
Failure Date: 02/22/2014

When I slowed down to take a right turn, my Nissan Altima stalled all of a sudden. My steering and brakes got locked. I could not start it immediately. . Behind me was a cargo truck however at a more gap distance so that he could bring his truck to a halt before rear bumping me. I could have been killed if it was on a highway or if the speeds were higher. This car has given me starting problems. Nissan told that my VIN is not covered in any recall campaign, so I had get the cam shaft sensor & crank position sensor replaced at a local mechanic. After that I still face stalling problems, engine starting problems. My battery health is good and the engine cranks, but does not fire. Pissed off with this car.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 19
Failure Date: 02/06/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while parked. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the contact would have to have the vehicle diagnosed by dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 1400.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 20
Failure Date: 01/24/2014

While driving in city traffic, the car started to stall. Driver parked the car on the side of the road and walked to work to avoid having the car die in a busy intersection. None of the dashboard warning lights came on to indicate a problem. When attempting to retrieve the car that evening, it could not be started and had to be towed to a mechanic. Despite being only 3-years old and having gone just 60,022 miles, the mechanic discovered that the car had a cracked engine block! the engine had been well maintained including oil changes every 3,000 miles.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 21
Failure Date: 12/22/2013

I recently experienced my vehicle stalling as I was driving. It took several minutes for me to restart leaving me venerable to a vehicle crash. The same evening I learned of recall# 07v527000. The following day I brought my vehicle to a Nissan dealership to have the recall resolved. They advised the recall only covers reprogramming computer not replacing defective crank sensor. I feel that reprogramming computer will not resolve safety issue as the sensor is defective and could fail even with reprogramming computer. I was charged 96. 00 dollars to have problem diagnosed. Dealer refused to replace defective part. To my understanding many other Altima owners experience this same problem and are forced to pay for defective parts that fail. Dealer did not offer to reprogram computer they insisted that only replacing the defective part would resolve my issue which was not covered by recall.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 22
Failure Date: 11/30/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while driving at various speeds. The failure was experienced several times. The dealer performed a diagnostic which located a failure at the camshaft sensor. The manufacture advised the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 07v527000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 86,120.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 23
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 image   Car Stall problem of the 2001 Nissan Altima 24
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

Car is idling rough and will stall at lights or anytime stopped while in gear. Has almost caused me to be rear ended on many occasions because it will iddel then stall.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 25
Failure Date: 10/25/2013

I purchased my 2013 Nissan Altima 3. 5sl one week earlier. As I was driving I noticed that when I began to accelerate and get to 20-40 mph the car would jerk violently as if my car was in the wrong gear. I took my car into the dealership and they did a software update on the transmission and kept my car for 4 days. They put 75 miles on my car to "ensure" they corrected the problem. I picked up my car on the 4th day and drove 2 miles from the dealership and encountered the same jerking and shuddering problem. I turned around and went back to the dealership where I was greeted by a service manager that insisted we go for a drive to see if he could experience what I was talking about. After taking the ride he explained that he did feel the jerking and shuddering but it is within normal limits. I was told to contact Nissan USA and make a complaint but the dealership really does not want to do anything further to correct the issue unless they are contacted by corporate. I do not feel safe in this car!!! I am afraid this car is going to stall on me at the worse possible time.

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