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NIssan has issued a recall for over 650,000 MY 2002 and 2005-06 Altimas and Sentras sold with the company's 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which may suddenly stop running. Automotive News reports that the problem lies with the crankshaft position sensor, which can overheat and stop sending signals to the car's computer brain. If the signal break is too quick for the ECU to diagnose the problem, it stops the engine, which obviously could be extremely inconvenient depending on what the driver's doing at the time. All it takes to fix the problem, however, is for Nissan dealers to reprogram the ECU, which they'll do free of charge, of course. If you've got an affected vehicle, expect a notification from Nissan around December 10th.
[Source: Automotive News, sub. req'd]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey Nissan... your Renault is showing.
        • 7 Years Ago
        oh how clever...
      Wayne Fowler
      • 7 Years Ago
      Your continued support to the JAPANESE is appreciated.
      • 7 Years Ago
      willem B.
      you know what they say,
      one you've been tag as ( what ever the name is)
      you must do two times what the others do two times longer just to get out of that hole

      so don't expect a bullet proof Malibu to change the perception of GM. but expect a swiss cheese Malibu to take it down
      as for nissan.I knew to stay away from the 2.5L 3 years ago... so nothing new to me
      JON
      • 7 Years Ago
      JEEP HAVING TROUBLE WITH BRAKES AGAIN-SINCE 2000 THEY HAVE HAD BAD BRAKES. I HAVE HAD 2 CHRY.300's. 1 was the 300m --1 IS THE 300 C. SAME BRAKE PROBLEMS WITH THE BRAKES LIKE JEEP. BRAKE ROTORS OUT OF ROUND. I PUT AFTER MARKET ROTORS ON AND I SOLVED THE PROBLEM. 1 JEEP AND 2 CHRYS. 8 BRAKE JOBS. THE 2002 300M HAD BAD ROTORS RIGHT OUT OF THE DEALERSHIP.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love it! It STOPS the engine which obviously COULD be extremely INCONVENIENT REALLY?
      barbara
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey...What about the recall
      on Honda Fit 2007...airbag problems.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's just cheaper to get the cars burning gas than to spend the money on R&D and vendor diligence.
      'Quality' is now a very blurry subject.
      Consider my neighbors new Lexus IS 250awd that had two quality issues in the first 90 days. They came to the house and picked it up on both occasions and returned it to her door. In exchange for a perfect score on her survey, she received a high tech coffee maker and a cappucino machine. So neither issue showed up in JD Powers Initial Quality reports. Hmmmm.
        • 7 Years Ago
        To me that says while the car isn't perfect, the customer service is outstanding! Compared to Merc-Benz, BMW and Audi I can see why Lexus is doing so well then.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The quality improves in american cars and falls on asian cars.. I love it.. REAL AMERICANS DRIVE REAL AMERICAN CARS
      • 7 Years Ago
      hey everyone...i bought an 02 altima 2.5S and i am now the 2nd owner. how do i knw if i need to take my car to the dealer? since i am the 2nd owner, i won't get the letter from Nissan. please email me at ericteran07@gmail.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      this doesnt fix the problem, the reprogram only covers up the problem. I had to manually replace the sensor to resolve the issue. Nissan charges over $100 to fix this once they reprogram the board and it fails the second time. I have pictures if someone wants to save time and money and fix it themselves
      jack gant
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yep... I got a nissan and it
      left me standing... cost about
      180 to fix...now I wonder if
      the nissan co. will repair me
      my money... yea right! I now
      drive a old 96ford truck..
      no problems other than old
      truck stuff.
      • 7 Years Ago
      With the kind of money that cars cost today they could all do a much much better job of stemming out of box failures. Shameful!
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree! As Paul34 said above "Humans aren't perfect". That is correct, but at the same time this is my thousands of dollars i'm spending a car and because of their poor choices and mistakes my hundreds to thousands i'm spending to have the car repaired. Come on now. What a waste.
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