Nissan Altima owners have reported 260 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.
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.
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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/.
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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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|Service Engine Light On problems||
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