Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
03V477000NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.from 01/20/2000 to 07/19/2002V (Vehicle)27600012/22/2003MFRNISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.11/14/200311/24/2003
Defect SummaryOn certain passenger vehicles equipped with the qg18de engine or qr25de engines, the foam material used for the interior lining of the electronic control module (ecm) box emits sulfur as it cures.
Consequence SummaryIf one of the resistors inside the ecm has a crack on the surface coating, the gas may cause corrosion of the resistor. this could cause the malfunction indicator light to come on, poor drivability (idle instability, poor accelerator), or the engine to stop running during vehicle operation, which could result in a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will remove the inside lining material from the ecm box. owner notification began on december 22, 2003. owners should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
NotesNissan recall no. p3163.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
NTB-09-03004/06/200910030165Nissan: the 12 volt battery is an important part of the vehicle electrical system and is required to stay connected when the engine is running. to prevent damage to vehicle electronic components follow the instructions/cautions. no mod08/12/2009
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
NTB-09-03004/06/200910030165Nissan: the 12 volt battery is an important part of the vehicle electrical system and is required to stay connected when the engine is running. to prevent damage to vehicle electronic components follow the instructions/cautions. no mod08/12/2009
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY - CABLES
NTB-09-03004/06/200910030165Nissan: the 12 volt battery is an important part of the vehicle electrical system and is required to stay connected when the engine is running. to prevent damage to vehicle electronic components follow the instructions/cautions. no mod08/12/2009
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER
NTB99063B08/25/2000NTB98078613972A condition may exist where the nissan vehicle immobilizer system / nissan anti-theft system will not allow the engine to start without the use of a registered ignition key. *tt09/22/2000

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
08/23/200890000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 nissan sentra. the contact stated that the vehicle would not start. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised the contact that the computer would have to be replaced. after the replacement the rpm reading would remain at 2000 and the speed would remain at 30 mph without depressing the accelerator pedal. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated that the idle air control valve would have to be replaced because the wires had been damaged when the computer was installed. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. kmj
08/23/200890000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 nissan sentra. the contact stated that the vehicle would not start. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised the contact that the computer would have to be replaced. after the replacement the rpm reading would remain at 2000 and the speed would remain at 30 mph without depressing the accelerator pedal. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated that the idle air control valve would have to be replaced because the wires had been damaged when the computer was installed. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. kmj
08/23/200890000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 nissan sentra. the contact stated that the vehicle would not start. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised the contact that the computer would have to be replaced. after the replacement the rpm reading would remain at 2000 and the speed would remain at 30 mph without depressing the accelerator pedal. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated that the idle air control valve would have to be replaced because the wires had been damaged when the computer was installed. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. kmj
08/23/200890000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 nissan sentra. while parked the vehicle would not start. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician stated the computer would have to be replaced. after the replacement the rpm reading would remain at 2000 rpm's and the speed would remain at 30 mph without depressing the accelerator pedal. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated idle air control valve would have to be replaced because the wires had been damaged when the computer was installed. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. da
06/26/201173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 nissan sentra. the contact stated the vehicle stalled in their driveway and they have not been able to get the vehicle restarted. the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was told the engine control module failed. the dealer stated there was a nhtsa recall campaign id number: 03v477000 (electrical system: ignition module), but the vehicle was not included. the vin was not accepted at the time of the complaint, the failure mileage and current mileages were 73,000.rl
06/26/201173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 nissan sentra. the contact stated the vehicle stalled in their driveway and they have not been able to get the vehicle restarted. the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was told the engine control module failed. the dealer stated there was a nhtsa recall campaign id number: 03v477000 (electrical system: ignition module), but the vehicle was not included. the vin was not accepted at the time of the complaint, the failure mileage and current mileages were 73,000.rl
06/26/201173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 nissan sentra. the contact stated the vehicle stalled in their driveway and they have not been able to get the vehicle restarted. the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was told the engine control module failed. the dealer stated there was a nhtsa recall campaign id number: 03v477000 (electrical system: ignition module), but the vehicle was not included. the vin was not accepted at the time of the complaint, the failure mileage and current mileages were 73,000.rl
06/26/201173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 nissan sentra. the contact stated the vehicle stalled in their driveway and they have not been able to get the vehicle restarted. the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was told the engine control module failed. the dealer stated there was a nhtsa recall campaign id number: 03v477000 (electrical system: ignition module), but the vehicle was not included. the vin was not accepted at the time of the complaint, the failure mileage and current mileages were 73,000.rl
03/04/2010151000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 nissan sentra. the contact was driving 40mph and the service engine light came on. shortly after the vehicle stalled. the contact coasted the vehicle to the nearest emergency exit. he had the vehicle towed to local service station. the vehicle still has not been repaired as of the time of the complaint. the contact informed the manufacturer and he was told that they were aware that the problem exist with his vehicle, but there was no recall for his specific vehicle identification number. the manufacturer stated that they are only covering two engines types and the contact vehicle was not included in the recall. the contact will have to get his vehicle repaired at his own expense. the contact was told by local dealer after his vehicle was inspected that the failure was his ecn which is the computer in his vehicle. there are no spark and no fuel going into the vehicle. the failure and current mileages was 151000.
02/01/20091489481
 The service engine soon light went on 2/1/09. trouble was reported on 2/5/09 when vehicle was delivered for service at midas auto service, 463 glynn st., fayetteville, ga. refer to invoice where a relay/ecm was replaced. the vehicle was driven home to owner
07/26/200518000207/13/2001
 1. power windows (both front driver and passenger side front) failed to operate properly in my 2001 nissan sentra vin: 3n1cb51d31l494755 within 12 month after it was purchased brand new. i took it to the nissan dealer (coral springs nissan) and was told that it was not under warranty and was not manufacturing defect. i recently search on the internet and found many other 2001 nissan sentra encountred the same problem. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. my second problem started recently where my car's engine suddenly quits running after 15-20 minutes of normal driving. if i let it cool down and wait 10-15 minutes, it starts and runs for another 10 minutes before quiting again. my sentra was recalled once( campain#: 01v357000) in jan 2004 to replace the fault crank shaft sensors, yet i am still having this problem. on nhtsa website i see information about campaign#: 03v455000. ,however nissan customer service is not acknowledging that crank shaft sensors in my car need to be further replaced for the second time. please review my situation and advise. best regards, imran khan 3022 grandiflora dr. greenacres, f: 33467. 561-346-4375. *jb
03/02/200565000201/08/2001
 My 2001 nissan sentra gxe started sputtering in feb 05, also an electrical buzzing sound would occur at the same time. the car stalled out once while driving. taken to dealership and i was told the ecm was bad. it was replaced free of charge (hidden 8yr/80,000 mile warranty on that part). the next day it was doing the same thing. i took it back to the dealership and the starter/ecm sensor was replaced. i'm still not convinced the problem is fixed and worry every time i drive it.*ak
01/06/200561225406/01/2001
 Intermittent problems car stalling while driving, car rough idle, car not starting, car spurting while driving, car not going into overdrive car has been towed twice, been to two dealers, and 1 mechanic that told me that it is in the computer system and that the dealer needs to fix the problem. from my research, diagnostic codes are either not being reported by a bad sensor or the ecm is not storing the diagnostic codes. *nm
11/30/200494090108/27/2001
 Nissan sentra 2001 had a recall to remove the foam covering the ecm. i had this done june 2004..the problem with the foam was as it cured , if there was a crack on the surface lining, corrosion of the resistor could cause the ecm to malfunction. well i had the foam removed but i feel the corrosion was probably already occurring so in 6 months the ecm went bad. nissan refused to pay to replace the ecm. *jb
02/19/20041
 Recall for crankshaft kit and recent shut down of engine.*mr the vehicle was service at the dealer for a crankshaft sensor recall. after the recall was performed the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic test on the vehicle. the test indicated that the crankshaft sensor was the problem. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer the vehicle was then towed to the dealer who stated that i the diagnostic test he runs came up as the crankshaft sensor then the consumer would not have to pay the diagnostics fee. the diagnostic was run and the test indicated that the crankshaft sensor was the problem. the dealer then stated that although the test indicated that it was the crankshaft, it really was not the sensor but the wiring around the crankshaft. therefore the consumer had to pay the diagnostic fee. the consumer feels this is completely dishonest and irresponsible of the dealer. *nm
05/14/200430000109/30/2000
 2001 nissan sentra se - horn has been dead for months - wiring assembly near radiator is shorted may 14, car died during operation and started only intermittently - mostly not - wiring defect to engine control module - no service engine light warning. *ak
05/11/2004600001
 Electrical system malfunctioned. as a result, all electrical components failed. *ak
02/27/2004650001
 Consumer received recall 03v477000 concerning electronic control module ( emc) material: vehicle was taken to the dealer for recall repairs, and immediately started having problems with the horn not working. approximately a week later, vehicle would not start even though the dealer performed recall repairs. *ak
700003
 Consumer received a recall notice. the sensor light came on, and the motor stalled. this vehicle was having an assortment of electrical defects, including power windows. *ak
02/18/2004210/01/2000
 While driving, the check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained until the vehicle was turned off. the consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and the mechanic was not able to duplicate the problem. *ak other failed parts were: electronic control module, catalytic converter, electrical coil, and the crank sensor. *sc *jb
10/06/20031
 Vehicle experienced an electrical failure.*ak
07/19/20021
 While traveling on the highway without prior warning. the vehicle shut down completley. and also there were no brakes the dealership is aware of the problem. nlm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
01/28/20020
 While driving at night with headlights on, they will cut off without prior warning, leaving consumer without a vision of the road. dealer was contacted. please provide more information.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
06/28/20047500010012/08/2000
 Several times the vehicle starts shaking, not starting at all and running rough. it was a ecm recall performed but after that several problems occurred and related to the same ecm. however, the vehicle is no longer under warranty and i have to pay for all these problems. the ecm was replaced by the time, the problem is still there, i am getting the same diagnostic p0300 and the vehicle is dead. poor quality on this nissan. i have a 1996 sentra which is by far more reliable than this junk! *tr
08/21/2003710/18/2000
 I have had multiple ongoing problems with this vehicle. . i have had to bring it in four times for an inoperative horn. i would discover that horn was not working, i'd bring it in and it would function, then a couple of months would pass and again it would be inoperative. they finally replaced the harness, and it has been working for 2 straight months. this might not seem like a big deal, but it is a safety issue. i have brought it in twice for a broken ignition wire. the first time they were unable to locate the problem. the car was released to me and two days later i had it towed in because it was dead. i have had break issues, my breaks were apparently warped and not functioning properly.the latest thing to go was the fuel pump. i was driving on the highway, in the middle lane, during rush hour when the car just stopped. i had no where to go and was stuck in the middle. a frightening experience. i am now told that they don't know when my car will be fixed, nor are they willing to provide me with alternate transportation. am i just supposed to acceptt that all of this goes wrong with my 2001 car? i bought a new car so i would have safe and reliable transportation. this has yet to happen. these problems have plagued me since the beginning and its only getting worse. i am at kelly nissan with a major issue an average of once every 3 months. i do not believe this car is safe to operate. what are my rights as a consumer?*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
10/01/2009100000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 nissan sentra. he stated that while driving approximately 10 mph and approaching a stop sign or traffic light the vehicle stalled. the check engine warning light illuminated each time the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the electronic control module was not responding to the engine. the mechanic also stated that recall number 03v477000, electrical system, ignition module was related; however, the manufacturer confirmed that his vin was not included. no repairs have been made. the current and failure mileages were under 110,000.
02/01/20091489481
 The service engine soon light went on 2/1/09. trouble was reported on 2/5/09 when vehicle was delivered for service at midas auto service, 463 glynn st., fayetteville, ga. refer to invoice where a relay/ecm was replaced. the vehicle was driven home to owner
03/01/20061
 Consumer nissan sentra engine began to run rough before recall notice. diagnostic read ecm had a failure code for #4 cylinder misfire p0304. *ts the consumer requested to have the ecm replacment performed. *jb
02/18/20051
 Nissan sentra 2001, problems with steering and brakes. *bf the consumer was never notified of 2 recalls before the failure occurred. the dealer informed the consumer that corrosion and a loose battery terminal caused the vehicle to become inoperative. the dealer stated either recall could have caused the vehicle to stall. *jb
02/24/200440899206/30/2001
 While driving, the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was towed to a dealer, who performed a diagnostic test to determine the cause of the problem. *ak the consumer believed the problems associated with the vehicle were related to recall 03v455000 and 03v477000. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
03/15/2001108/01/2001
 New ignition switch needed on a 2001 nissan sentra!*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
1
 The wiring harness was defective, which caused the horn not to work.*jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
02/15/200688990110/12/2000
 Safety-related defect: the horn wire inside an internal wiring harness on my 2001 sentra failed spontaneously on or about february 15, 2006, rendering the horn inoperable and incapable of passing the rhode island state safety inspection. three different employees of the dealer (inskip nissan, warwick ri) made statements to me indicating that this type of horn failure happens repeatedly, is well known to them, and is not caused by any external force, such as collision or road damage. i have inspected the area, which is near the underside of the radiator, and it is clear that the wiring harness is well protected by various front-end components and hard to get at. the broken wire was repaired by the dealer on 4/5/06 at a cost of $180.00 for a little over two hours work. the dealers service clerk told me exactly what the cost would be at the time she wrote up the repair order, prior to inspecting the vehicle for the cause of the horn failure. i suggested an inexpensive bypass wire, and she stated that others had effected a repair in that manner (further evidence that the nature of the failure is well known the them) but also understandably stated that they were not permitted to perform the repair in that manner. i submitted a copy of the repair bill to nissan consumer affairs on 4/8/06 asking for reimbursement of the $180 as a safety-related defect, and they wrote back on 4/12/06 denying the claim. the nhtsa should look into this by inspecting dealer service records and initiate a recall. *jb
06/12/2004206/02/2001
 My car completely stopped on the higghway after my check engine and oil light came on.i took the car to a dealer .they said i had 4 recalls on this car and they repaired 3 of the 4 recalls. later that day they said they had to go back in my engine because the timing will not set and the car is stiill shuuting down. the car is still in the shop .the 4 recalls were susp bolt,ecm foam, headlamp and crank sensor.
06/01/200458000102/24/2001
 1. horn stopped working. diagnostics have isolated the problem to a short in the wiring harness likely due to the way it is routed around the vehicle radiator. dealership says it has seen this problem before. radiator and associated hardware will have to be removed to get to the short, requiring an entire day of down-time plus extensive hourly repair bill. 2. non-operating horn prohibits required state vehicle inspection. vehicle fails inspection. 3. repairs still have to be made.*ak
11/15/200461150106/01/2001
 Horn stopped working, wiring harness was corroded. *nm
01/21/200143000009/11/2001
 My vehicle broke down this morning, the problem is an active recall that nissan is now performing on my vehicle. the breakdown and diagnostic checkout of the my vehicle replicates the same vehicle, year and problem that nissan is repairing except they say that my vin number is not on the recall list.
04/22/2002212/01/2000
 Engine quit while driving on interstate without warning. engine check light came on. car had no power. car had to be towed. told that crank position sensor needed to be replaced. this was replaced and then told that vehicle was still not working and that the wire harness was broken. the computer and wiring were moving around. waited for this part from april 24th to may 31st. this part was replaced on june 3rd and was told that engine would still not run. i have been without my car since april 22nd; please give me more information.*ak