Check Engine Light On Problems of Nissan Altima - part 1

Nissan Altima owners have reported 250 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Altima based on all problems reported for the Altima.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 02/17/2018

This vehicle is on its second catalytic converter and flex pipe, I previously changed them in autum of 2017. After installing a brand new one from rockauto. Com eastern catalytic for $290 less than two months later I got a check engine light on my car. I took it to two mechanics and advanced auto parts where the diagnostic tool read code p0420 low efficiency bank 1. I had no money to replace it and now it�s so clogged up it�s shooting carbon monoxide back inside the vehicle causing me to end up at the emergency room where they told me I had symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. I am suffering from memory loss, noncoherent speech, unable to see 20/20 vision and chest pain. I hope you here at the nation highway transportation safety board can do something when it comes to all these cheap parts coming I from china and being sold to people as if there high quality goods. I have to drive with my windows down in the middle of winter due to high levels of this poison.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 12/18/2017

Takata recall. When driving the vehicle approximately 65 mph on the freeway, the vehicle slowed down significantly to about 30 mph and I could not accelerate. Soon after the check engine light came on. I took my car to autozone and did a system check, I received the error code p2101 detecting the throttle actuator control to be an issue. The next day, when my car was in park my rpms were up to 2,000. When beginning to drive, I would release the brake and without hitting the gas I would go upwards of 25 mph. The amount of time that I drive the vehicle does not matter and there is no in between, the car is either rearing to go or wants to come to a complete stop.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 12/11/2017

My check engine light came on today. Took my car to baker Nissan dealership for them to put it on diagnostic machine. I was charged $135. No work was done since I am out of warranty and extended warranty. They told me the engine was misfiring. Two codes appeared p0304 and p0300. In order to replace 1 ignition coil it was $357 for parts and labor. To replace all 4 ignition coils and spark plugs it is $1023.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 11/17/2017

I got my Nissan in December 2015 I had it almost 2 years now the check engine light came on and the deal said the car is out of warranty . . . Should my car have engine problems at 2 years old?.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 10/30/2017

Engine intermittently shuts off when car is idling (stationary) at red lights (city street). Engine has done this every 6-7 days for the last three weeks. This has happened after a 1-2 mile drive as well as a 35-40 mile drive. There were no check engine lights.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 08/11/2017

Takata recall my car gives me a headache when im driving its smells wierd. And the air does not stay cold my check engine light wont stat off please help my brakes feel wierd when I ride they feel like they dont want to stop and its led in this car its unsafe for me and my children and my son bleeds out his nose when he rides in the car.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 06/26/2017

Our car has shut off at any speed without warning for several months. The check engine light has also been on.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 06/03/2017

I have a 2002 Altima but I only purchased it about 8 months ago. Somewhere around 2 months ago my check engine light came on. So I had it looked at and they said it was a crank sensor code, so I had it replaced. Didn't fix the problem for long. The light came back on, throwing the same code. Well then a week later my car completely shut off while I'm driving down the road. When I begin to restart it, nothing. It takes several attempts before it will start. Since that incident I've had this happen several times. I'm very concerned that I or my children will be in an accident due to the vehicle shutting off while driving. Please someone help!.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 05/05/2017

The car began stalling while I was driving and check engine light began flashing. There was also a burnt smell coming from engine . Car has regular check ups.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 02/02/2017

On Thursday February 2, 2017 approximately 5:45 pm, I was driving in the middle of on kirkwood highway in newark, DE which is 3 lanes. The car began to shake and hesitate to take off. While in the middle of heavy traffic the car finally stopped accelerating and would not move. I had my 3 year old son in the back seat at the time. An passerby finally pulled up behind me and helped me push my car out of the middle of the highway to the left turn lane so that I wasn't blocking the flow of traffic. After about 2 hours, a tow truck finally came and towed the car to benchmark transmission in newark, DE. The mechanic named dante advised that the transmission had died. He also notified me that this was a known recall issued by Nissan several years back which my transmission was now out of recall due to the mileage. My car was in the Nissan service department in November 2012 to fix the electronic steering column lock that also turned into a recall. At that time Nissan had my updated address as well as it has been continuously updated with the delaware dmv and I was never notified of any recall. There was also no indication that any issue was occurring with the transmission (no check engine light) prior to the incident. I want Nissan to be held accountable for this incident. The cost of repair will be in upwards of $4,000. 00.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 06/15/2016

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart after numerous attempts. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the crankshaft position sensor circuit failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 07v527000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 201,013.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 05/08/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the rpms fluctuated and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts. The vehicle was able to be driven under 40 mph or the rpms would fluctuate. In addition, the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who diagnosed transmission fuel/ service sensor had failed and needed to be replaced. The contact than took the vehicle to the dealer and informed them of the failure. The dealer informed the contact that the repair for the failure was not covered. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,525. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 05/07/2016

1. Car randomly has slow acceleration problems. I can turn off the car, wait a few minutes and it begins working ok again. 2. Car sometimes randomly loses power with no warning. 3. Sometimes if it stalls and eventually cranks up, the vehicle experiences slow acceleration issues again but then the check engine light comes on. I have taken taken this car to the shop repeated and they don't pull anything on the diagnostic tests. No problem can be found. I have replaced the battery, changed our can sensor, cleaned the throttle body, everything seems good for a little while (few days or couple of weeks) and then the problem happens again. I read in various forums that this has been an issue happening with many Altimas for various model years. I don't understand why this issue has not called for a national recall. This is ridiculous!!! my friend also has a 2006 Altima and her car has begun to do the exact same thing!. Please help. The first time it lost power it was during a morning commute to work while driving on the California 91 freeway! it really terrified me because I could have been killed or involved in a very bad accident. Most recent incident happened last week. I am afraid to drive on the freeway or long distances. I had to rent a car for the weekend because I had to work today, and being Saturday, the commuter bus that I now take to work because I don't trust my car, does not run on the weekends. I want to get a new car but can't afford having monthly payments again. I didn't start having any problems with the car until it was paid off.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 05/06/2016

My car would stall and shut off while driving. It happened one driving about 20mph and then a few times in traffic. Then would not crank to start. Check engine light came on. Had the codes read and it was po725 speed sensor po335 camshaft sensor. I had both parts replaced 2 times. Car still has a hard start and check engine light is still on. There is a recall from Nissan for this problem on 2006 Nissan Altima recall id#90579. I called Nissan and they said my VIN is not affected??.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 03/11/2016

Check engine light due to error code p0335 which is camshaft position sensor,my car hesitate to start,need more cranking, as per Nissan so many vehicles were recalled for this code but if I give my VIN # they said there is no recall, I am the original owner of this vehicle, all the maintenances are up to date and currently I have only 72000 miles, I am requesting to recall 2005 Nissan Altima as soon as possible.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 03/11/2016

Takata crankshaft and camshaft sensors. Had both of them fail on our Altima in past 2 years at the cost of $800. Which the dealer has made us pay for. The car will randomly leave you stranded and will not start at all. Check engine light comes on too. Called for towing but then car "miraculously started" after stranded for 1 hour in dangerous location. Drove directly to dealer. Who ran tests and declared sensor faulty. Dealer claims the vehicle is not part of the recall. . . Well I think someone needs to check the details on this. Obviously they missed all of the other vehicles affected by these faulty sensors that were manufactured during the same time. Very unhappy customer.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 17
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

2006 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle engine issues and crankshaft sensors recall. The consumer stated the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle shut off, while driving below 30 mph. The consumer discovered a recall had been issued for her make, model and year. However, she was informed the recall covered specific vehicle identification numbers and hers was not included/.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 18
Failure Date: 12/14/2015

I have replaced the camshaft/crankshaft sensors in may car and it's still stalling out at times; I have reed other complains of other customers with the same related problem and I need something to be done before, I end up getting killed on the highway driving this car, my car has 162000 miles on it and with keeping up with my maintains this should not be occurring. I have called the Nissan dealership in snellville, GA three times and no one has returned my call on this problem. I need help on fixing this problem, I should not have to keep paying for the same repairs three times in a row within a three month period. The problem first arose in December 2015, when I was traveling on the highway I was traveling at speeds of about 70 mph when the car appeal to be hesitating as if it wanted to cut off and proceed to so when I decided to pull off on the next exit. The check engine light came on, and has remained on since December.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 19
Failure Date: 11/11/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the check engine warning light remained illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima 20
Failure Date: 10/22/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator petal was depressed. In addition, the vehicle vibrated violently. The contact mentioned that the check engine light stopped illuminating and the failure stopped. The failure occurred once. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 132,000. Jo.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 21
Failure Date: 09/25/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after some time. The check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that cam shaft and the crank shaft needed to be replaced. The cam shaft was replaced. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling) but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Oo.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 22
Failure Date: 09/24/2015

I currently have a check engine light, I scanned and pulled the code with my own personal scanner the code was p0507 (idle air control valve) the code was cleared, now another code is being thrown which is the tps(throttle position sensor) and the iats(intake air temp sensor bank 1) I heard that nissian had a recall on this matter so I researched it with my VIN number and nothing showed up. I heard the ecu needs to be reprogrammed and the problem will be fixed. This matter needs to be attended to before something more serious happens to me or my family while driving this vehicle.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 23
Failure Date: 09/23/2015

I purchased my 2015 Nissan Altima brand new from the dealer. In sept 2015 at 25,000 miles, while driving in the middle of the freeway, the car slow down as if I was driving in a low gear. The rpm went up, but the car is moving very slow. I stop the car and called the service department. They told me to stop and park the car then restarted the car after giving it serval mins of cooling down. I took the car the service the next day, they couldn't find anything wrong with the car. I continue to drive the car for another six or so months then the same happened again. I took the car back to the service department, no problem was found again. Couple months later, the car stop in the middle of the road. I took the car in, still no problem ws found. They said they can't mimic the problem and asked that I contiue to drive and stop and park if the problem arise. I told the supervisor/manager at the service department that I don't feel safe driving my family around in a car that stop in the middle of the road but can't find anything wrong. I don't know much about the car, but it has to do with transimition because of the check engine light. I felt that the service department is prolonging the real problem because the car is still under the warranity, and I felt that the problem will be discover once it's out of the warrnity coverage. I have two major concerns: 1. I am worry for the safety of my family when I am driving them around the car that can stop anytime in the middle of the road and cause the accident. 2. I am worry, I'll be making a payment for a car that I can't drive once it is no longer be cover under the warranity and it will costs thousand of dollars to get it fix.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 24
Failure Date: 09/01/2015

The check engine light has been on since September 2015. I have visited the dealer three times (until end-Jan 2015) and there is no resolution. I have a metro mile tag that transmits me error codes and as per that the problem is p0037 - ho2s heater control circuit low bank 1 sensor 2 the dealer has not been able to resolve it and it is a absolute waste of time getting the vehicle to the dealer so many times.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 25
Failure Date: 06/19/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle shook and rattled. In addition, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the crank shift position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was 28,000.


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