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Old 02-27-2010, 07:38 AM
 
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Another company which won't back its products until something bad happens. Do any Google search and you will find numerous complaints about the crankshaft positioning sensor failing on Nissans (mine is a 2005 Altima 2.5L) The symptoms are stalling out at high speed or a jerking. Obvioulsy potentially dangerous for rear end collision. Called Nissan no help, sent complaint to NTSA, will see. Nevr by a Nissan again!!
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Pilot Point, TX
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I thought you were talking about a new model.

The "Don't", by Nissan!

P.S. It's don't buy Nissan...and I drive one.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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Another company which won't back its products until something bad happens. Do any Google search and you will find numerous complaints about the crankshaft positioning sensor failing on Nissans (mine is a 2005 Altima 2.5L) The symptoms are stalling out at high speed or a jerking. Obvioulsy potentially dangerous for rear end collision. Called Nissan no help, sent complaint to NTSA, will see. Nevr by a Nissan again!!
If it's a 2005 and you already know what the problem is, then why don't you just pay someone to fix it?

Nothing lasts forever you know.

P.S. I do have an Altima and couldn't be more satisfied.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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There was a recall for this. Was your car not included?
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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Its been out fo warranty but if the recall is still good check into it.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: WA
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I have had two Nissans over the past 12 years and both were reasonably reliable having fewer problems than the many other cars we have owned. Still have a '98 Maxima with about 100K miles that runs well and actually has had fewer problems than the Hondas that I have owned.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Incognito
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I also thought Nissan came out with a new model, the Don't. I was beginning to especulate whether it was a twin turbo AWD fast car or just a regular commuter.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Another company which won't back its products until something bad happens. Do any Google search and you will find numerous complaints about the crankshaft positioning sensor failing on Nissans (mine is a 2005 Altima 2.5L) The symptoms are stalling out at high speed or a jerking. Obvioulsy potentially dangerous for rear end collision. Called Nissan no help, sent complaint to NTSA, will see. Nevr by a Nissan again!!
Sounds to me like you have a camshaft and crankshaft sensor problem, something well known on Altimas.

There was a recall for it, talk to your Nissan dealer and see if your VIN number is part of the recall.

It could be worse, your car could have the even more infamous catalytic converter problem that will cause massive oil consumption and eventually lead to you needing a new motor

I own a 2003 Nissan Altima which I bought in March 2009 with 73K on the odometer, the motor has 12k. Catalytic converters by federal law for 80k miles. Nissan determined the catalytic converter was causing my cars huge oil consumption and replaced my motor for free. I paid for a few parts

Cam and crank sensors on my car were bad too! But my car never stalled on the road or jerked, I suppose I was lucky Nissan would help me

And I had to have the motor replaced just 2 months after buying the car

Talk to a Nissan service guy and have him run your VIN and see if it is part of the recall. If it is then it will be a free fix. If not, it wont be overly expensive, cam and crank sensors are cheap to replace ($50 per sensor i think)

Best of luck to you

In spite of all of the 2002-2006 Nissan Altima problems I would still buy a Nissan over Toyota or Honda
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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5 years on a crank sensor is kinda low, mine is still working after 15 years on my 850.

Previous car to this however was an Altima and I loved it. Great little car, got it at 80k and sold it at 150k no problems what so ever I got 36-38 mpg on the highway with a stick. You still see a lot of those on the road actually, the mid 90's Altimas. Always like the look of them.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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5 years on a crank sensor is kinda low, mine is still working after 15 years on my 850.

Previous car to this however was an Altima and I loved it. Great little car, got it at 80k and sold it at 150k no problems what so ever I got 36-38 mpg on the highway with a stick. You still see a lot of those on the road actually, the mid 90's Altimas. Always like the look of them.
the first gen altimas from 1993-1997 look better then the 1998-2001 2nd gens. i personally like the 3rd gens. the best (perhaps because i own one) but either way first gens are good cars

they all are, its just some have more issues then others
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