Nissan Sentra owners have reported 31 problems related to engine shut off without warning (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 Sentra based on all problems reported for the Sentra.
Tamara recall I own a 2014 Nissan Sentra and about a week ago I was driving home from work on the freeway. I was slowing down because there was a construction zone coming up when all of the sudden my engine shuts off in the middle of the freeway. I had no control of the breaks I had to use the e break before I caused a pile up. I have tried to contact Nissan but I have had no luck.
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Intermittant engine misfire, car will shut engine off while driving or ramp up rpm causing car to jerk forward. My daughter was driving 45 mph giing around curve when engine shut off , she coast to side of road. Restarted and engine started misfiring. Check engine flashed and then went steady. Diagnostics showed p02 cyc 2 misfire. Cyc 2 coil replaced and now two weeks later the car is misfiring, jerking engine was on, drove to Nissan dealer they run diagnostic and it came back with no codes in history.
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The first issue occurred July 18. During my trip to virginia, I began to lose braking. The car would then shut off. I was entering into arlington, in a high traffic area. This issue was dangerous to me and other drivers. Eventually, the car shut off every time I braked. It was towed to passport Nissan in va, where it was diagnosed as transmission/torque converter issues. The next event occurred on pulaski highway in maryland during rush hour. I pulled out of a convenience store, went to accelerate, and the car would not move. The engine was fully engaged. Again, it was towed. I am told this is also a transmission issue. My vehicle was pushed off the road by a state highway administration vehicle and sustained body damage as a result. I am requesting a buyback from Nissan.
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I was driving on the highway and suddenly lost engine power and car shut off and would not restart immediately. After waiting approximately 5 minutes the car restarted. There were a total of three different incidents ( so far) of this happening to my car. I had it checked by a mechanic and nothing could be found to be wrong ( no codes came up). I did some research and discovered that Nissan had recalled vehicles for the same issue ( cam shaft and crank sensors overheating) . I called Nissan and was told that even though my vehicle appears to have the same issue it is not part of the recall. However, it is part of the massive airbag recall which makes this even more of a deadly concern. . Nissan needs to recall all VIN numbers that are having this shut off issue. When I called they were very standoffish and unhelpful. I am not in a position to pay for costly repairs especially when it is an issue that needs to be addressed and recalled by Nissan. . . . Updated 08/25/bf the consumer has since traded the vehicle. Updated 09/08/15.
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Was driving with children in the car on the highway home from work, and car shut off and stalled. Losing all power, and making it hard to steer off the road. Took it to a local car shop, they had told me there was a recall regarding this issue. And call Nissan consumer affairs and they had told me there were no open claims .
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August 2014:I was driving home from work on a city street doing about 45 when the car just shut off. I was able to coast into a parking lot with the residual power the car had. Luckily no one was next to me. The steering was gone since there was no power. After many attempts, I finally got the car started but had to put the car into neutral whenever I was at a light (because the rpm was at 500 and it kept shutting off when I applied the brake). Managed to make it home. Ended up being the cam/crank sensors that went out. Fast forward to November 2015 and I had to replace the cam sensor again!! car still idles at 500 rpm and always feels like it's going to shut off. Next issue is the power windows. Drivers side gets half-way down, but you have to pull the switch up quickly in order for it to roll back up. Cannot open/close passenger window from drivers side, only passenger side. Next issue is random leak in the trunk where the spare tire is stored. About 1-2 months after we had gotten some heavy rains, I noticed a slight mildew smell in the cabin. I sniffed around, didn't see or feel anything that was wet. Figured it was a cabin filter that needed to be replaced. Another month goes by and I can still faintly smell it. I open my trunk and it's coming from there. I pull everything out of the trunk; nothing feels wet, nothing looked wet, nothing had water stains on it (books, clothes). I pull back the trunk carpet, the trunk stabilizer and I notice there's mold on it and the mdf covering the spare is wet. I pull it off and there was about two inches of water in the spare wheel well! when I was driving to get stuff to clean it, it sounded like I had a kiddie pool in the trunk! to this day, I have no idea how it got in there - again nothing was wet or water-stained in the trunk. Also experienced misfires, fuel gauge (due to fuel pump). I don't feel safe in this car at times.
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In the past 6 months, I have experience the car shutting down when the car is idle, at a stop, or during movement a low speeds such as making left or right turn. I have had different mechanics looked at this issue, but neither one was able to pin point the issue. They have reset the 'service engine' light so many times, but this issue keeps returning. Researching this issue on the internet, I found a recall on Nissan Sentra that seem to have the same experience as I have been experiencing (01v357 and 03v455). I called Nissan for details on this issue and they explained that my VIN number was not in the list of recall vehicles. I filed a case with Nissan (case# 11305573) however, I would like to bring this issue to your attention since it might cause injuries to others when the engine shuts off without warning. I believe my vehicles with similar VIN should also be checked for faulty ecu and/or wire sensor.
The car could be going down the road then it would just shut down.
I have a 1. 8l 2005 Nissan Sentra. As I was driving to work my vehicle shutdown. I looked at the recall NHTSA campaign number 07v527000 crankshaft position sensor failure/engine stall. I was going 65mph on the freeway when my car died. I had my mechanic look at my car and found it was the crankshaft position sensor.
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The first incident I was reversing out of spot and the engine just shut off, I had no control of gas however lights and dashboard errors were displayed. I put car in park, turned ignition off and tried to start up car with success . So I thought maybe something strange happened and I went on with my life. Over the next few years this kept happening months even years apart at the strangest times. For example the most recent time it happened I had stopped at a stop sign and when starting to accelerate the car just shut off like it has so many times . By now I started thinking maybe this is more than a coincidence and actually saw a recall online for the same problem. Only this time the car wouldn't start back up. I had it towed to Nissan and told them my suspicions on the recall and I get a call back a few days later saying I need a new engine and they can't check the electrical recall bc they can't start the car . What do I do now!?.
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Car engine stalls while running. . It doesn't matter what speed I am driving, the car will just shut off and I lose power steering. Luckily the brakes still work so I was able to pull over. Once pulled over I turn the key off and start the car back up again and it works fine. This has happened a repeated number of times. I am sure it is the throttle position sensor or ecm like the 2006 recall of the altima's and Sentras.
While driving my 2002 Nissan Sentra it shuts off no matter the speed now. Started only when I was at a stop light, sign,or going at a slow speed. This has been happening for 3 years, have the mass air flow sensor changed, fuel filter, and still stopping. Also the oil dip stick keep breaking off. Most recent sept 5, 2010 now car won't start.
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Same as 06v242000, but with Nissan Sentra 1. 8 (2004). Engine shuts off suddenly, rendering power steering and engine dead, frequently at high speeds. Very dangerous, but dealership say not part of Nissan recall 06v242000, so driver must pay for repair.
I recently had to have the crank sensor replaced on my 2005 Nissan Sentra 1. 8l engine. I found that there was a recall for the 2005 Sentra 2. 5 l engine, but not the 1. 8l engines. I feel that there should be a recall in this case, because my car shut down many times on the high way with no warning. The car completely stalled out and stopped working, and it's a real danger to those on the road.
At 65mph the engine shutoff. After that incident the engine shuts down frequently and only starts after 10min approx after repeated engine cranking.
The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that when making both left and right turns, the vehicle would shut off without warning also, once the vehicle was already started and warmed up, she was unable to restart it again, without constantly depressing the accelerator pedal for about 10 seconds which was similar to NHTSA campaign number 03v477000 (electrical system:ignition:module). The dealer was notified who informed the contact that there were no recalls associated with her vehicle and that the ecu needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was informed and advised the contact that her vehicle was not under recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was approximately 90,000. The failure mileage was approximately 72,000. Updated 02/09/lj
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The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Sentra. She experienced stalling consistently in November of 2008. She thought it was the gasoline she used that caused the vehicle to stall. On December 3, 2008, the vehicle shut off while driving. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealers diagnosis found failure codes for the head gasket and crank sensor. The third cylinder and the crank sensor circuit were replaced. The cost of the repairs were $1,678. 58. The repairs did not correct the failure. The dealer rediagnosed the vehicle and stated that the stalling was due to a faulty fuel pump that needed to be replaced. A report related to the failure was filed with the manufacturer who stated that there was a recall; however, the VIN wasnt included. The contact was advised that she will receive a refund if they found that her vehicle should have been recalled. The failure mileage was 134,000 and the current mileage is 135,000. Updated 02-23-09 updated 02/24/09.
The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Sentra. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the cam shaft sensor needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 50,700. Updated 10/20/08. The consumer stated a recall had been issued, but the consumer's VIN did not apply to the recall. Updated 10/20/08.
One day in January I was driving to work on the freeway when my engine just shut off. Needless to say I was very scared but was able to coast over to the side of the freeway without incident. I waited about 20 minutes and started the car back up but is was running very badly. I took it in and was told by my mechanic that it was the engine control module that had went out. He said he had heard there was a recall on this part and urged me to contact Nissan directly. I did and was told that is was the larger engine size model that the recall was issued on not my model. The dealership quoted me $3,000. 00 to fix which I could not afford. I took it back to my mechanic who charged me about $1,000. 00 to fix the problem. Months later I received a recall notice from Nissan for the ecm. I submitted for reimbursement but was denied because they say they will only cover reprogramming not replacement of the ecm. So now even though it was a manufacture defect I had to pay for repair myself.
There is a recall on 2002, 2005-2006 Nissan Sentras & altimas with the sensor. The car can shut down without warning and engine stall. My car is a 1999 Nissan Sentra with the same problem and they won't fix it because of the wrong year. Regardless of the year it should be fixed or I should receive some kind of compensation. Luckily when I was driving and my car shut down I wasn't hit from the back. I am looking to file a law suit over this matter because I spent my money on this car buying it brand new and this organization just shoved me off like my problem doesn't matter. I use my car and now I am without a car and catching the bus. It's not fair! it's their car!.
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The contact's daughter owns a 2007 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that every time her daughter drives her vehicle at any speed, it shuts off and has to be restarted. The vehicle has been to the dealer approximately six times. The current mileage was 14,000 and failure mileage was 375.
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While both driving on the highway and in stop and go traffic, car shuts off entirely. Sometimes not starting again. Have had car towed to mechanic and mass air flow sensor replaced and on a different occasion the cam sensor reset. Problem still occurs. Never received a single recall notice; warranty period has expired.
2002 Nissan Sentra. While driving on the highway the car shut off, took the car to a mechanic. Went on the Nissan website and found two recalls, they were engine control module case holder and head lamp adjuster. Then, took car into dealership, they ran VIN # and they found three recalls, one was on the foam on the engine control module and the other two were unknown. One of the recalls would cause the vehicle to shut down or cut off. Took the car into the dealership on Friday August 19, 2005. They did not repair due to warranty issues. Spoke to consumer affairs office of Nissan and they said this car would not be fixed by Nissan without cost. The car has not been repaired and it is still at the dealership.
I have a 2004 Nissan Sentra (1. 8 engine, auto trans). On two occasions I have experienced the engine unexpectedly revving up while stopped at an intersection with my foot on the brake and not the accelerator. Several months ago, I was stopped at a traffic light, car in drive, foot on brake. The engine began steadily increasing the idle speed and the engine revved (with my foot ton the brake the whole time) to I would guess 2500-3000 rpms. Just as quickly, revving ceased and the engine returned to a normal idle speed. The increase and decrease in idle speed probably occurred over about 5-8 seconds. About two weeks ago, I had a similar episode, again while stopped at a light, with the car in drive and my foot on the break. This time, the engine began to rev at an even higher rpm rate. I put the car in neutral and the car revved violently at a rate that must have been approaching full throttle. It sort of revved full and then backed off slightly several times before I turned the ignition off. Once the engine shut off, I restarted the car and everything was back to normal. I took the car to the dealer and they could not duplicate the problem. They adjusted the idle but I have no confidence that the problem is resolved. This is a safety issue, it is my daughter's car, and I am concerned. I suspect a computer failure of some kind. Nissan must be pressured to resolve this issue.
On June 24,2004 I had a crankshaft position sensor and emc foam removal recalls done on my 2001 Nissan Sentra. My vehicle has totally shut down with out any noise or warning while driving at least 4 times since December 2004. There were no accidents or injuries involved. I had taken my Sentra to a Nissan dealer for a diagnostic check on Jan. 31,2005 and they told me that the electronic control module did not show any codes and that it was a loose battery cable so they replaced it. Less than 24 hours later the vehicle shut down again while driving and was taken back to the dealer ASAP. The service rep then told me he put his best technician to work on my vehicle and he found the crankshaft possition sensor was bad and it was replaced, but when I question the rep about the emc codes again he told me that he did not know what the problem was because my Sentra was the first vehicle to do this with a recalled sensor. I am very concerned about the emc and this recalled sensor because this is a very serious safety issue. Nothing was done by the Nissan dealer to assure me that my vehicle will not do this again.
Engine shuts off while driving. Started a month ago, has been happening once a week but getting more frequent. Was told it was the crankshaft sensor. There is a recall on the 2. 5l not the 1. 8l that I own.
Hello, I own a 2001 Nissan Sentra. I've had the car for about 3. 5 years and during that time it's had at least 4-5 recalls. Most recently I took it in for the engine control module case holder recall in early March. This recall was to fix a problem that could result in the engine shutting off while driving. About two months later, I was on the road sitting at a red light, and all of the sudden the engine shut off. I though that maybe I had it in gear and I just released the clutch on accident, but it happened two more times on that trip. Now I constanstly have the engine shutting down on me while driving or when sitting in idle. It has happened during turns in which it made it very very difficult to steer as the power steering is cut off. I did take the car in for inspection and they told me that it was a bad air flow meter. I declined to have it fixed as I thought that it should be covered under warranty. I even wrote a letter to Nissan consumer affairs, and requested they fix my vehicle. However they declined.
At any speed vehicle shut off. Consumer had no brakes, and almost hit another vehicle. Dealer said check engine sensor needed to be replaced.
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Vehicle shut off completely and without prior warning while traveling on the highway. This problem occurred on several occasions. Dealer was aware of the problem. Several repair attempts were made but none of them were successful. Noise came from the right wheel area while driving. The dealer replaced all wheels per a safety campaign. The inside door handle was loose. The dealer replaced the door pad but that didn't remedy the problem. The rear passenger side bumper was loose. The dealer secured it. The radio was inoperative. The dealer special order a new radio. The right front window was inoperative from the main switch.
When going around a curve or slowing down for a stop vehicle shuts off. Cause unknown. Please provide any further information.
While driving 65 mph vehicle completely shutdown without warning. Also, steering locked up, nearly resulting in a collision , cause unknown. Please give any further details.
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