Engine Stall Problems of Nissan Sentra



Nissan Sentra owners have reported 12 problems related to engine stall (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2006 Nissan Sentra 1
Failure Date: 10/27/2014

I was going back to work after eating lunch driving about 45 mph and engine just stalled and quite running, this happened in a work zone where they were repairing road. I tried to start car and it would not start, had to wait about 10 minutes then car started but when I started to drive, it stalled again and did it twice until I got it running long enough to get it to shell station. When we got it to the mechanic shop they said it was the crank shaft sensor and the cam sensor that has failed. They told us that Nissan cars are bad about doing this. I was in a dangerous spot with lots of traffic and road construction for this to happen and there could of been a bad accident over this but thankfully there was not. Also another problem with this car is it has delayed cranking when trying to start car in summertime when it is hot outside. I bought this car used about five years ago and was not aware of the problems people were having with it stalling out like that.

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car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2002 Nissan Sentra 2
Failure Date: 09/14/2014

While driving up a steady grade the 'service engine soon', battery, and oil lights all came on simultaneously. A few seconds later, or possibly at the same time, the engine stalled and all forward power was lost without prior warning (except for the warning lights a couple of seconds earlier). I steered to the shoulder of the road using the existing momentum. The temperature gauge had been normal up until the incident but showed an overheated engine after turning off the car and turning electricity back on (the engine would not start at this time).

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car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2004 Nissan Sentra 3
Failure Date: 09/11/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled without warning. After multiple attempts,the vehicle restarted and the "check engine" warning light illuminated. The contact had independently performed a diagnosis test and the test read a code of p0335 which indicated that the crankshaft positioning sensor had potentially caused the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign:07v527000(engine and engine cooling). The approximate failure mileage was 127,000. Gb.

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car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2013 Nissan Sentra 4
Failure Date: 01/18/2014

Engine stalled on the interstate while traveling at 70 mph. Stalled again about an hour later at 30 mph. Went to dealership, they were unable to reproduce the issue. Others have had similar experiences, but Nissan will not recognize engine stalls as a current issue with 2013 Nissan Sentras. However Nissan did send me one months car note for the vehicle being in the shop several times for this problem. According to Nissan there is a suggested repair involving the accelerator on these vehicles, but the company will not authorize the repair unless their technicians can reproduce the issue. After several calls to Nissan they simply say that they understand the problem I am having but the company will not authorize the repair at this time. They more or less left it to me to continue with my own research about a potential recall involving engine stalls.

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car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2002 Nissan Sentra 5
Failure Date: 10/01/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Sentra. The contact was driving 15 mph when the engine stalled. The contact stated that the failure would occur intermittently without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle would intermittently fail to start. The vehicle was left at the dealers for five months for extensive diagnosis but the dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. The manufacturer was contacted who informed the contact that there were no related recalls and did not offer any additional assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 2/28/11 updated 05/04/11.

car image   Engine Stall problem of the 1999 Nissan Sentra 6
Failure Date: 11/12/2007

The teeth on one of the timing chain sprockets wore down causing bent valves due to timing failure. The head will have to be removed to replace damaged parts or a new/rebuilt engine will have to be installed.

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car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2002 Nissan Sentra 7
Failure Date: 10/06/2006

: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. Afterwards, the engine was easily restarted. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who was unable to duplicate the problem. There was a NHTSA recall, # 06v242000, regarding the engine. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The manufacturer was not alerted.

car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2004 Nissan Sentra 8
Failure Date: 08/17/2006

: the contact stated while the vehicle is at an idle in heavy traffic, the engine stalled and would not restart. The vehicle was pushed aside out of traffic, and after an extended period of time, the engine restarted. The vehicle was seen by a dealer who replaced the crank sensor. After the replacement, the problem persisted. The dealer could not find a probelm. Updated 09/13/06.

car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2000 Nissan Sentra 9
Failure Date: 07/09/2006

Engine stalls when driving. It has also came to a low idle and nearly died at other times when slowing to a stop. There were no specific consequences to this problem as of yet. A maintenance shop blew out all airflow sensors and replaced vacuum hoses. There is a current recall on the same year model of this car, but not the correct VIN range. The dealer will not replace this item at no cost.

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car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2004 Nissan Sentra 10
Failure Date: 04/08/2004

While driving 35 mph engine stalled. As a result, vehicle lost power.

car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2003 Nissan Sentra 11
Failure Date: 03/23/2004

After vehicle was serviced for NHTSA recall# 03v455000 concerning crank position sensor vehicle experienced ongoing engine stalling. Consumer stated dealer refused to admit that vehicle was running in good conditions.

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car image   Engine Stall problem of the 2001 Nissan Sentra 12
Failure Date: 10/26/2003

While the vehicle was parked with the engine running it stalled without warning. The consumer attempted to restart the vehicle several time, but the engine would not restart. The dealer was notified and stated that the crank position sensor needed to be replaced under recall 01v357000. The consumer's vehicle was not included in the recall. The consumer stated that his vehicle was manufactured 7 days after the recall ended.

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