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Check Engine Light On Problems of Nissan Altima - part 2

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 2007 Nissan Altima 26
Failure Date: 05/26/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. While driving at various speeds, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the crank shaft position sensor overheated and the engine control module (ecm) needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07v257000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 27,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 27
Failure Date: 05/21/2015

So besides the fact that my floor board on my drivers side has a huge hole in it, the crankshaft position sensor has cause me enough problems to where I believe Nissan should be responsible for fixing this issue. The vehicle idles rough, when accelerating it feels like the car is about to shut off, and the check engine light will not go off no matter how many times you change the sensor. I've had mine changed four times. I am actually sick of this vehicle now and will never buy another Nissan. To make it worse I can't take the car out of town because it will get hot then the clutch sticks to the floor. I have to lift it with my foot and it still won't engage, it loses all pressure. So driving long distance is out of the question. Someone needs to fix this before there is an accident. I almost got hit because I couldn't get my car to go into third gear. When I do get in an accident I will sue Nissan and anybody else who knew about these problems with this car and sat back and did nothing.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 28
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

Catalytic converter heat shield can corrode causing a rattle during acceleration and possibly causing check engine light illumination. The common repair for this issue is replacement of the damaged catalytic converter. If left unnoticed may dig into the engine or fly off onto a motorist.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 29
Failure Date: 04/04/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle started to lose power after the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact continued to drive and the vehicle began to accelerate normally. The contact also stated that while reversing out of a driveway, the vehicle began to accelerate independently after the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on one other occasion. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the cam shaft position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 30
Failure Date: 03/15/2015

The check engine light lit on the dashboard. The associated engine code was p2a00 and both the upstream (air/fuel ratio) and downstream (oxygen) air sensors had to be replaced. The repair cost close to $1,000 please note: this is after many other costly repairs, including most recently another filing with the NHTSA regarding issues with the power steering system where the rack & pinion had to be replaced. While the car has a lot of miles, they're mainly highway miles and the car has been extremely well maintained. Additionally please note: the catalytic converter was replaced ~33k miles ago. During this replacement, supposedly, the aforementioned sensors should've been checked and possibly replaced.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 31
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

My check engine light came on, so I took the car to the mechanic, they told me that I had an error p0402 catalytic converter malfunction. They told me that this is a known issue with the Nissan Altima and that Nissan knows about it and does not care to anything about it; he told me to google it and see the number of complaints online from Nissan Altima owners. I did just that and was amazed at how many complaints there were. The repair shop said that they won't fix it for fear of making it worse and told me to get rid of the car!.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 32
Failure Date: 12/18/2014

The crank shaft sensor went out last evening. I was driving the 2006 Nissan Altima at 35mph when the power seemed to slow, I pushed the gas and nothing was happening, and immediately it returned to normal power, though this occurrence turned on the check engine light. After arriving at my first destination all was fine and the check engine light was still on. When I went to start the car to leave it would not immediately start. I had to crank it two times to start and the check engine light was on. After extensive research and a trip to autozone, I learned it was the crank sensor and it was a problem for numerous owners. Also it was a recall on only certain models. Which mine is not one of. If the problem is in many vehicles and not just the one recalled then the recall should be for every one with the problem. The repair will cost me $120 so I don't see why it shouldn't be free at Nissan. Its not even that hard of a job. But regardless its a flaw that the manufactures should be held responsible for to each vehicle that is having the problem.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 33
Failure Date: 09/06/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,575.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 34
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. While stopped at an intersection, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart, but the failure recurred on numerous occasions. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle would consume oil rapidly and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 35
Failure Date: 08/27/2014

I¿m an owner of a Nissan Altima 2004 2. 5 (brought the car brand new). Today while driving on the highway, the check engine light came on. So I quickly got home and ran the diagnostic tool which returned codes p0035 ¿ crankshaft position senor and p0725 ¿ engine speed sensor malfunction. I found many and similar complaints by Nissan Altima owners with the crankshaft. I called Nissan USA and they offered no assistance. I informed Nissan USA that there were previous recalls on the crank angle senor (item affected: engine and engine cooling, date announced: 7/7/2006). Their fix was to reprogram the ecm but the issue is with their crankshaft. Per research and online, there are many issues with Nissan¿s crankshaft position sensor which could affect the engine/stall the engine. It¿s a matter of time, where drivers¿ safety and a person¿s lives are at risk. If the engine stalls while driving on highway or on any road could cause serious harm or fatal death due to failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor. Please investigate and get all Nissan vehicles¿ with faulty crankshaft positon sensor recall and fix ASAP before it¿s too late!!!.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 36
Failure Date: 08/24/2014

Based on what my daughter told me, on Sunday 8/24 she was traveling on I-96 in maryland. She was on the millard e. Tidings bridge when she had to slow for an accident. While slowing, her car just shut down and would not start. She was stuck in the left lane of I-95 on the bridge. The check engine light kept coming on when she tried to restart the car and the car would not start. Aaa was called but the police had to shut down I-95 to push her from the left lane to the right hand shoulder past the bridge. She was towed to baltimore and the vehicle was dropped at a repair facility. The next day it was diagnosed with a bad crankshaft position sensor and repaired. I researched and there is a recall by Nissan for this very problem for our year and engine Altima. When I called Nissan, they indicated our vehicle was not involved in the recall. Huh? it appears that Nissan should widen the recall as this problem obviously still exists and it puts drivers in an extremely dangerous position of having their car and all its functions shut down and not restart. Can it get any more dangerous than an interstate on a summer weekend? I'm lucky my daughter handled the entire ordeal calm and collectedly or there could have been serious consequences. Can you get Nissan to acknowledge a larger pool of defective vehicle and to expand the scope of the recall? obviously they didn't get them all.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 37
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

In Nov 2013 the car would stall (engine dies) while driving. The car would not start sometimes and the check engine light came on. Vehicle was taken to a Nissan dealership where the oem was reprogrammed. I was also told the cam position sensor had an internal failure. The oem reprogramming was covered by a recall but not the sensor which was VIN specific, as told by Nissan. I replaced the sensor. This year the car has been jerking and would not start several times (seems the problem re-appears every summer). I again took the car for repairs and was told it is the crank and cam position sensor. I have again replaced the sensor and called Nissan. I was told my car is not covered by the recall as it is VIN specific.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 38
Failure Date: 06/10/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate, the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that the battery and check engine warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician replaced the crank and cam shaft. However, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 39
Failure Date: 06/03/2014

The engine shuts off at various times without warning at low speeds and at idle - no power steering, brakes, or acceleration. Check engine light set with obidsii code of po725, failed crank angle sensor. Believe this should be covered under recall campaign 07v-527, as it is a 2. 5l 2006 Nissan Altima manufactured in February of 2006. Manufacturer states no recall in effect for this vehicle under that campaign, although symptoms are identical to campaign recall issue. Contacted manufacturer, who stated my vehicle is not covered by this recall, as it is a recall for specific locations of production, not just production dates, which was not referenced in their defect information report to the NHTSA.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 40
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

Engine cut off all by itself and the check engine light went on. Mechanic said the problem was with my camshaft position sensor and crankshaft position sensor. I've had problems with those same parts two years ago as well.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 41
Failure Date: 05/23/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact indicated that during the incident the check engine light had illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the crank shaft sensor was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall campaign number 07v527000(engine and engine cooling). The contact indicated that the vehicle had experienced the same defect listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 80,138. Jft.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 42
Failure Date: 04/15/2014

Did check engine light repair fixed crank position sensor . I drive to the store car shuts down to 5mph I pull over reset check engine light then it works fine.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 43
Failure Date: 03/22/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled after the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the crank shaft position sensor and the cam shaft position sensor needed to be replaced. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacture was notified about the failure. The failure mileage was 133,000 and the current mileage was 133,300.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 44
Failure Date: 11/25/2013

The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start and the check engine warning light illuminated intermittently. The problem recurred about four times and the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the mechanic could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was then taken to another independent mechanic who also could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not n repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 41,000. Updated 08/27/lj.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 45
Failure Date: 11/18/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle lunged forward abnormally and the check engine warning light illuminated. Additionally, the vehicle was hesitant to start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the crank shaft sensor would have to be replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign number: 07v527000 (engine and engine cooling) that could have been related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 46
Failure Date: 11/18/2013

I have a 2005 Altima and I have been having problems. I repalced the senors based on the diagnostic reading from two reputable repair shops. My check engine light keeps coming back on. I googled and found out that several Altima owners have experienced the exact same problem. I called Nissan and was told based on my VIN #, I'm not part of the recall. That makes no sense. The dealer wants to charge me an arm and a leg and will only do it for free if Nissan says so. I'm so frustrated right now. I will never buy another Nissan.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 47
Failure Date: 11/14/2013

I was sitting at a red light and when it turned green I went to go and my car stalled out. My check engine light came on and it's due to cam and crankshaft sensors. Drove the car to work today the car stalled out again completely shut itself off. Once again had to pull over on the side of the rode the best I could turn the car off and thankfully it turned back on. Called Nissan today spoke with a consumer affairs supervisor named [xxx] and they are telling me that my VIN # is not included in the recall for this claim on crankshaft sensors and that they would be able to forward my information to a regional office for consumer affairs and see if they can get them to pay for the parts but in the mean time I have to get a diagnostics report done on the car at a Nissan dealership and I have to pay for the diagnostics report and they will not waive it for me and in order to get approval for the parts I have to get the diagnostics report. So they transferred me to a dealership in albany NY a Nissan dealership service department spoke with a guy named ed he said they would need my car for 24-48 hours and can not provide me with a rental, can not waive the diagnostics fee and they wouldn't be able to get my car in until aweek from now. This is outrageous. People are going to end up being seriously injured if not killed by this malfunction. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 48
Failure Date: 10/15/2013

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle, which was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the ecm would have to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 06v242000 (engine and engine cooling) and contacted the manufacturer, who stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 49
Failure Date: 09/12/2013

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated after the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed, which located the failure at the camshaft sensor. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer advised the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure and current mileage was 147,655.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 50
Failure Date: 08/24/2013

On our return trip home from vacation we stopped for gas turning the engine off. When we tried to restart after filling up it was very difficult and about a mile later the check engine light came on. The light eventually went off after the battery was disconnected. A few days later while driving at 65 mph the car seemed to decelerate then jolt forward. The next day after driving for an hour, then turned off, difficult to start again and check engine light came on again. When checked with a code reader the codes came up with defects to the cam and crank shaft sensors. We checked on line and found this to be a not uncommon problem for our model and there was a VIN specific recall. We called the dealer we purchased the car from who then directed us to call Nissan USA. They told us even though the problem was similar (the same) as the recall, our car was not part of the recall, sorry. Cost of the repair was $628. 50!!!! currently checking our options for some sort of recourse to recoup some of the repair cost.