Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
06V242000NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.from 03/01/2003 to 07/31/2004V (Vehicle)29416609/20/2006ODINISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.07/07/200607/07/2006
Defect SummaryOn certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.5l engine, the crank angle sensor is affected by temperature variations. under certain driving conditions, these variations in temperature can be large enough to cause a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor.
Consequence SummaryIf the interruption in the signal from the sensor is so brief that the electronic control module (ecm) logic does not have time to diagnose the condition, the engine may stop running without warning while the vehicle is driven at a low speed increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will reprogram the ecm free of charge. the recall began on august 21, 2006. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
NotesNissan recall no. r0606.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
0505209/08/200605052A10015991Long engine crank time before start. *sc08/18/2005
0401602/03/200410006150Alternator noise after engine shut off.*mr04/22/2004
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
NTB-05-052C10/01/201010039804Nissan: the engine cranks longer than 3 seconds when starting. 2002-2006 sentra. *rm08/11/2011
NTB-05-052C10/01/201010039804Ready08/11/2011
NTB05-080A04/21/200810025503Airflowmeter service. *pe08/14/2008
NTB08-02302/23/200810024146Voluntary emissions recall campaign - 2003-2005 sentra / 2005-2006 frontier ecm reprogramming. csc was received. *nj03/13/2008
0600903/31/200606009A10019613Mil on with dtc u1000 or u1010 stored in engine control unit. *tt04/05/2006
0600902/08/200610019300Malfunction indicator lamp on with diagnostic trouble code u1000 or u1010 stored in engine control unit. *ak02/28/2006
0405505/05/200410007685Essential tool - j-47010 tamper resistant torx plus 25ipr bit. *tt07/08/2004
04004A05/26/200404004B10005677After a cold soak, the engine cranks but does not start. *tt03/11/2004
0310611/12/200310004604Qr25 engine - drive belt auto-tensioner service caution. *tt12/24/2003
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE - BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
0508709/22/200510017405Alternator drive belt noise. *tt11/07/2005
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL
0408006/30/200410008715Essential tool - j-44626 air fuel sensor socket. also including 2005 all nissan vehicles. *tt08/18/2004
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
050112/07/200510018243Voluntary recall campaign catalytic converter/front tube replacement. *ts12/19/2005
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
05058612/06/200505058A10018308Voluntary service campaign qr25de power valve12/21/2005
05058A12/06/200505058B10017787Voluntary service campaign qr25de power valve - the power valve screws located in the intake manifold may become loose. *tt11/30/2005

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
10/08/200916000
 Most of the time when i try to turn on the car i have to try 2 or 3 times in order for it to turn. the car sounds like it will turn on but it will not, therefore i have to continue turning the key and try again. sometimes when i accelerate the car will not responce, it will take a while to do so.
10/08/200916000
 Most of the time when i try to turn on the car i have to try 2 or 3 times in order for it to turn. the car sounds like it will turn on but it will not, therefore i have to continue turning the key and try again. sometimes when i accelerate the car will not responce, it will take a while to do so.
10/08/200916000
 Most of the time when i try to turn on the car i have to try 2 or 3 times in order for it to turn. the car sounds like it will turn on but it will not, therefore i have to continue turning the key and try again. sometimes when i accelerate the car will not responce, it will take a while to do so.
10/08/200916000
 Most of the time when i try to turn on the car i have to try 2 or 3 times in order for it to turn. the car sounds like it will turn on but it will not, therefore i have to continue turning the key and try again. sometimes when i accelerate the car will not responce, it will take a while to do so.
10/08/200916000
 Most of the time when i try to turn on the car i have to try 2 or 3 times in order for it to turn. the car sounds like it will turn on but it will not, therefore i have to continue turning the key and try again. sometimes when i accelerate the car will not responce, it will take a while to do so.
07/21/201199300
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact stated the engine stalled, causing the vehicle to loose power and halt to a complete stop, while driving 65 miles per hour. the vehicle's engine will only power up, once the engine has cooled down. the failures have occurred five times, and during the failures most of the vehicles sensors were illumanted. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop. the failure diagnoses received was crank shaft position sensor circuit malfunction. the manufacturer was contacted, and the contact was informed their vin, did not qualify for the recall under nhtsa campaign id number :06v242000 (engine and engine cooling). the vehicle was not repaired. the contact suggested that the extreme heat advisory may have contributed to the failures, on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 99,300, and the current mileage was 99,379. rds
07/21/201199300
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact stated the engine stalled, causing the vehicle to loose power and halt to a complete stop, while driving 65 miles per hour. the vehicle's engine will only power up, once the engine has cooled down. the failures have occurred five times, and during the failures most of the vehicles sensors were illumanted. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop. the failure diagnoses received was crank shaft position sensor circuit malfunction. the manufacturer was contacted, and the contact was informed their vin, did not qualify for the recall under nhtsa campaign id number :06v242000 (engine and engine cooling). the vehicle was not repaired. the contact suggested that the extreme heat advisory may have contributed to the failures, on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 99,300, and the current mileage was 99,379. rds
07/21/201199300
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact stated the engine stalled, causing the vehicle to loose power and halt to a complete stop, while driving 65 miles per hour. the vehicle's engine will only power up, once the engine has cooled down. the failures have occurred five times, and during the failures most of the vehicles sensors were illumanted. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop. the failure diagnoses received was crank shaft position sensor circuit malfunction. the manufacturer was contacted, and the contact was informed their vin, did not qualify for the recall under nhtsa campaign id number :06v242000 (engine and engine cooling). the vehicle was not repaired. the contact suggested that the extreme heat advisory may have contributed to the failures, on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 99,300, and the current mileage was 99,379. rds
07/21/201199300
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact stated the engine stalled, causing the vehicle to loose power and halt to a complete stop, while driving 65 miles per hour. the vehicle's engine will only power up, once the engine has cooled down. the failures have occurred five times, and during the failures most of the vehicles sensors were illumanted. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop. the failure diagnoses received was crank shaft position sensor circuit malfunction. the manufacturer was contacted, and the contact was informed their vin, did not qualify for the recall under nhtsa campaign id number :06v242000 (engine and engine cooling). the vehicle was not repaired. the contact suggested that the extreme heat advisory may have contributed to the failures, on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 99,300, and the current mileage was 99,379. rds
07/21/201199300
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact stated the engine stalled, causing the vehicle to loose power and halt to a complete stop, while driving 65 miles per hour. the vehicle's engine will only power up, once the engine has cooled down. the failures have occurred five times, and during the failures most of the vehicles sensors were illumanted. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop. the failure diagnoses received was crank shaft position sensor circuit malfunction. the manufacturer was contacted, and the contact was informed their vin, did not qualify for the recall under nhtsa campaign id number :06v242000 (engine and engine cooling). the vehicle was not repaired. the contact suggested that the extreme heat advisory may have contributed to the failures, on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 99,300, and the current mileage was 99,379. rds
05/29/201183742
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. while the contact was driving approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled unexpectedly without warning. the contact was able to coast to his residence. the engine failed to restart even though there were several attempts; however; within three days the vehicle started. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they detected that the ecm box corroded as a result of water accumulation. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the defect. the failure mileage was 83,742.
05/29/201183742
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. while the contact was driving approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled unexpectedly without prior warning. the vehicle was coasted to the residence. the engine failed to restart even though there were several attempts; however after waiting three days consecutive days the engine started. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they detected the ecm box corroded as a result of water accumulation. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the defect. the failure mileage was 83,742. js
05/29/201183742
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. while the contact was driving approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled unexpectedly without prior warning. the vehicle was coasted to the residence. the engine failed to restart even though there were several attempts; however after waiting three days consecutive days the engine started. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they detected the ecm box corroded as a result of water accumulation. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the defect. the failure mileage was 83,742. js
05/29/201183742
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. while the contact was driving approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled unexpectedly without prior warning. the vehicle was coasted to the residence. the engine failed to restart even though there were several attempts; however after waiting three days consecutive days the engine started. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they detected the ecm box corroded as a result of water accumulation. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the defect. the failure mileage was 83,742. js
01/01/201192000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact was driving 30 mph when the vehicle stalled abnormally. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for diagnostic testing where the mechanic located the failure at the crank shaft position sensor. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted in regards to nhtsa campaign id number: 06v242000 (engine and engine cooling) but was advised that his vehicle was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 92,000 and the current mileage was 92,700.
01/01/201192000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact was driving 30 mph when the vehicle stalled abnormally. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for diagnostic testing where the mechanic located the failure at the crank shaft position sensor. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted in regards to nhtsa campaign id number: 06v242000 (engine and engine cooling) but was advised that his vehicle was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 92,000 and the current mileage was 92,700.
01/01/201192000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact was driving 30 mph when the vehicle stalled abnormally. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for diagnostic testing where the mechanic located the failure at the crank shaft position sensor. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted in regards to nhtsa campaign id number: 06v242000 (engine and engine cooling) but was advised that his vehicle was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 92,000 and the current mileage was 92,700.
01/01/201192000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact stated the vehicle stalled while driving at any speed without warning. the local mechanic performed a diagnosed the failure was located at the crank shaft position sensor. the vehicle was repaired the crankshaft position sensor was replaced. the manufacturer did not assist with the repair because the vehicle vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 06v242000 engine and engine cooling. the failure mileage was 92,000 and the current mileage was 92,700. li
12/22/2010114356
 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 posistion sensor or ecm like the 2006 recall of the altima's and sentras
12/22/2010114356
 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 posistion sensor or ecm like the 2006 recall of the altima's and sentras
08/24/201077000
 2004 nissan sentra 1.8l blew head gasket, cylinder 3 at 77000 miles. engine was well maintained and never overheated. due to vast number of similar complaints on the internet suspect a defective head gasket was the cause. can be a safety issue as engine runs on 3 cylinders thus low power. repair cost was $1200. opened a case with nissan for assistance and absolutely none was offered. i have never had a head gasket failure on a vehicle and even had one vw running 300+ miles with no head gasket issues. nissan thus far has been successful in not accepting responsibility for the gasket defect, a typical pattern of auto manufacturers. i am requesting that the nhtsa investigate this costly and potentially safety related defect and require that nissan accept responsibility and provide remediation for its customers.
08/24/201077000
 2004 nissan sentra 1.8l blew head gasket, cylinder 3 at 77000 miles. engine was well maintained and never overheated. due to vast number of similar complaints on the internet suspect a defective head gasket was the cause. can be a safety issue as engine runs on 3 cylinders thus low power. repair cost was $1200. opened a case with nissan for assistance and absolutely none was offered. i have never had a head gasket failure on a vehicle and even had one vw running 300+ miles with no head gasket issues. nissan thus far has been successful in not accepting responsibility for the gasket defect, a typical pattern of auto manufacturers. i am requesting that the nhtsa investigate this costly and potentially safety related defect and require that nissan accept responsibility and provide remediation for its customers.
08/24/201077000
 2004 nissan sentra 1.8l blew head gasket, cylinder 3 at 77000 miles. engine was well maintained and never overheated. due to vast number of similar complaints on the internet suspect a defective head gasket was the cause. can be a safety issue as engine runs on 3 cylinders thus low power. repair cost was $1200. opened a case with nissan for assistance and absolutely none was offered. i have never had a head gasket failure on a vehicle and even had one vw running 300+ miles with no head gasket issues. nissan thus far has been successful in not accepting responsibility for the gasket defect, a typical pattern of auto manufacturers. i am requesting that the nhtsa investigate this costly and potentially safety related defect and require that nissan accept responsibility and provide remediation for its customers.
10/04/201065000
 My 2004 nissan sentra engine would cut off while driving at various speeds. this would cause me to almost get into a crash on the highway. mine is a 1.8 liter engine, and the recall was for the 2.5 liter engine, and just as many 1.8's have been having this problem. had to pay $200 out of pocket to fix this. then after i get the car fixed, the check engine light will not come off, and the mechanie says, no code is coming up for anything. i am scared to death to drive my car.
10/04/201065000
 My 2004 nissan sentra engine would cut off while driving at various speeds. this would cause me to almost get into a crash on the highway. mine is a 1.8 liter engine, and the recall was for the 2.5 liter engine, and just as many 1.8's have been having this problem. had to pay $200 out of pocket to fix this. then after i get the car fixed, the check engine light will not come off, and the mechanie says, no code is coming up for anything. i am scared to death to drive my car.
10/04/201065000
 My 2004 nissan sentra engine would cut off while driving at various speeds. this would cause me to almost get into a crash on the highway. mine is a 1.8 liter engine, and the recall was for the 2.5 liter engine, and just as many 1.8's have been having this problem. had to pay $200 out of pocket to fix this. then after i get the car fixed, the check engine light will not come off, and the mechanie says, no code is coming up for anything. i am scared to death to drive my car.
10/04/201065000
 My 2004 nissan sentra engine would cut off while driving at various speeds. this would cause me to almost get into a crash on the highway. mine is a 1.8 liter engine, and the recall was for the 2.5 liter engine, and just as many 1.8's have been having this problem. had to pay $200 out of pocket to fix this. then after i get the car fixed, the check engine light will not come off, and the mechanie says, no code is coming up for anything. i am scared to death to drive my car.
10/04/201065000
 My 2004 nissan sentra engine would cut off while driving at various speeds. this would cause me to almost get into a crash on the highway. mine is a 1.8 liter engine, and the recall was for the 2.5 liter engine, and just as many 1.8's have been having this problem. had to pay $200 out of pocket to fix this. then after i get the car fixed, the check engine light will not come off, and the mechanie says, no code is coming up for anything. i am scared to death to drive my car.
05/13/2010108000
 2004 nissan sentra 1.8 i just hit 2 years with this car and still have another 2 years.car does not start on first try.it over heats,it dies while in use,recently it started jerking really bad and rpm shot to 4,000 and wouldnt go past 20mph.i already had a new fuel pump put in and a new crankshaft sensor and new spark plugs.i just found out it has a blown head gasket.i cant afford this im a sinlge mother of 3.rack in pinion needs to be replaced even the mass air flow.who knows what else.
06/06/201072000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact stated that while driving approximately 20mph the vehicle began to jerk and the vehicle stalled while in traffic. the vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road and after several minutes it was restarted. it was taken to a local repair shop and had the battery replaced but it did not correct the failure. the vehicle was then taken to a nissan dealer who informed that the crankshaft sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. there is a recall, nhtsa campaign id number: 06v242000, engine and engine cooling but the owners vin is not included. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and current mileage is approximately 72,000. rd
05/10/201095000
 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.
12/13/20091000001
 Motor stops while driving. *tr
05/15/2007562731
 (se-r spec v) numerous instances of engine misfire, usually occurring on throttle tip-in after a tip-out from cruise conditions. duration of misfire anywhere from 5s to 5 minutes. key-off, key-on sometimes rectifies the misfire. diagnostic code of multiple cylinder misfires. has also rarely occurred immediately after engine start. vehicle has had ecu reprogram recall performed. vehicle unable to accelerate when misfire occurs at low engine speed. misfire event can occur multiple times in a week, or none for six months. failure is so intermittent and non-repeatable that no effect troubleshooting can be performed. *tr
11/05/2009470001
 There is an ecm (engine control module) recall on nissan sentras and fronteirs 2003-06. when this was done at the dealership, i was told i needed a new swirl control valve, (a valve directly controlled by the ecm) at a cost of $772. should the swirl valve also been part of this recall? *tr
10/13/200963000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. while driving 15 mph, all of the warning lights illuminated on the instrument control panel, then she experienced difficulty steering and braking. she was able to resume normal vehicle operation. the vehicle was taken to a local repair facility and the mechanic concluded that the crankshaft position sensor failed. the manufacturer was notified in reference to recall # 06v247000(engine and engine cooling); however, since she does not have a 2.5l engine, she was ineligible for a free remedy. the current and failure mileages were approximately 63,000.
10/02/2009279241
 For the past four years, i have been having a recurring problem with my 2004 nissan sentra. suddenly and without warning, the engine stops working and simply fails while i am driving. several times, it has happened when i am driving on busy roads and the highway. most of the time, it has happened while i am driving in and out of parking lots, at low speeds. i have taken the car to nissan service stations in both california and oregon, but the problem continues to occur. the computer chip has been replaced several times and in august 2009, the computer was replaced. however, it happened again. nissan said that all was fine, but again last week on friday oct 2nd the problem happened. the car overheated and had to be towed to beaverton nissan (oregon). they are replacing the wires to the computer, but i think that there is a manufacturing defect with this car. *tr
06/26/200961708
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. while driving 65 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning. the contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and restarted it after three minutes. he drove the vehicle to his residence, which was located only one mile away. he attempted to duplicate the failure, but could not. the service engine light and other lights illuminated as soon as the vehicle shut off. the dealer stated that it would cost $100 to diagnose the failure, $100 to order the part, and $240 for labor. the vehicle was taken to auto zone and the representative stated that the sensor failed. the dealer stated that the vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number 06v242000 (engine and engine cooling), although the symptoms were identical. the vehicle will have to be repaired at the contact's expense. the failure and current mileages were 61,708.
12/11/200773360107/30/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. while driving approximately 70 mph, there was no response when the accelerator pedal was depressed. the driver was able to coast the vehicle to the side of the road. roadside assistance was called to the scene and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for inspection. the technician stated that the failure was contributed to a sensor in the engine compartment. the vin was excluded from nhtsa campaign id number 06v242000 (engine and engine cooling), although the failures were identical. the failure mileage was 73,360 and current mileage was 100,000. updated 07/30/09.*jb
04/10/2009460001
 I was driving on a city road around 40 miles per hour. it stopped while i was driving. the engine light came on immediately, then all warning lights. it would not immediately start, had to leave in the turn lane with flashers on. we came back an hour later, and it started then. the vehicle is an 04 sentra 1.8 s. after reading on the internet about recalls, we called the company, and they informed us there were no recalls on our particular vin number. but the part replaced at our shop was the crankshaft position sensor, the same part that was recalled. *tr
01/05/2009600141
 At first my car was hesitating while i was driving and then the check engine light came on. i was having trouble starting it and it would stall occasionally. i took it to a shop and the problem was resolved for a few weeks. today my car stalled twice in one minute and would not start back up. i managed to pull it into a parking space at work and i tried to start it again in the afternoon. i took a few tries and then it stalled when i tried to back out. my car was shaking and it had a bad smell. i decided to park it and i will have it towed to a shop tomorrow. *tr
02/26/2008690001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact stated that the vehicle would idle and lose power frequently while driving less than 75 mph. the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and they discovered metal pieces under spark plug number 1. the mechanic removed and replaced spark plug number 1; however, the failure persisted and has been to the dealer. on a separate occasion, the vehicle would stall. an independent mechanic removed the intake manifold and found even more metal pieces in the engine from the power valve. two of the power valves were irregularly shaped and were broken off into the engine. the failure has not been remedied. the failure mileage was 69,000 and current mileage was 70,000. updated 01/14/09. *lj updated 01/15/09.*jb
09/25/2008669001
 While driving my 2004 nissan sentra ser 2.5, the car suddenly stopped for no apparent reason. fortunately, the car following me did not collide with me. it would not restart immediately, but did start within about 10 minutes. i had a computer reading done today, and the code was p0340. the parts person mentioned that nissan vehicles had previously had a recall for cam shaft sensors. i researched the internet and did find the exact description of my problem. i had not received any notice of that recall (campaign number 06v242000).; i would have answered that recall. now, my question is this: what can be done to correct this defect in my car? *tr
05/13/2008580001
 Driving vehicle @ 60 mph on highway and the vehicle sputtered and jerked several times and then ran ok. stopped and parked the car for four hours and then drove home and it did it again at 55 mph. 5-13-08 it happened two more times at low speeds and actually died. it started back up and then ran fine. 5-31-08 dealership stated that the problem is the crankshaft sensor. *tr
03/31/2008640005002/21/2006
 I received a notice from nissan stating that my vehicle was to be brought into a dealership and an ecm reprogramming was to be performed to correct the crankshaft position sensor issue. i did so back in january of 2008. my ecm never emitted any sort of error code, but i was having spontaneous stalling approximately twice a week. after the reprogramming, the problem stopped until approximately a month ago, when it stalled very hard while i was driving down the freeway. the check engine light came on, and i assumed it was just a misfire of the sparkplugs. it began stalling spontaneously at a rate of approximately 1-2 times per day then. three weeks ago, i replaced the spark plugs, and took it to autozone to have the code checked. it stated that my crankshaft position sensor was faulty. i do not believe that a reprogramming of the computer will take care of the problem caused by the manufacturer's defect. i am worried for my safety while driving my vehicle, and would like nissan to compensate me for the replacement of my vehicle's crankshaft position sensor. *tr
07/10/20072
 2004 nissan sentra lost all power while driving. consumer states that the vehicle completely shut down while driving 65 mph. mechanic determined the failure was the crankshaft sensor. *kb after the crankshaft sensor was replaced, the engine light illuminated and the vehicle would idle rough until it warmed up. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was determined the vehicle had a warped head. the mechanic informed the consumer there was a known problem that defective head bolts could cause the head to warp. the consumer believed the problems he experienced were related to the recall. the consumer contacted nissan and provided his vehicle identification number. nissan stated his vin was not included in the recall. *jb
11/23/2007109/28/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. there was a recall on the engine and engine cooling system; however she was never notified. she has not experienced any failures related to the recall. the dealer advised her to contact the national highway traffic safety administration. vehicle vin number is included and was advised to call and report the issue, because her engine light has continue to come and hesitate to started on numerous occasions. the failure and current mileage was 61, 967.--ds
08/27/200755450106/01/2006
 My 2004 nissan sentra ser spec v showed the service engine soon light on august 28, 2007. a certified mechanic used a diagnostic tool to determine that the car had a malfunctioning crankshaft position sensor. upon doing some research on the internet, i found that nissan has issued a recall on some 2003 and 2004 sentras and altimas with this problem. however, when i contacted my local dealership, i was informed that my car was not eligible for the recall warranty work and that the extended warranty i was given at the time of purchase does not cover this particular problem. if nissan has acknowledged this problem and my car is having the problem, why do they refuse to fix it? *tr
02/02/2007101/17/2007
 Driving 65 on highway the vehicle stop running. *jb
08/17/20068800104/01/2004
 Dt*: 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. *jb
03/03/2006100400206/14/2003
 1) car began to run rough/surging/stalling for no apparent reason. 2) something has entered the engine causing marks on piston top/cylinder bores and damaging the spark plug. 3) brought car to dealer and was told spark plugs and air filter were to blame. i changed spark plugs and air filter. this allowed car to run better but still runs rough/surges/won't idle properly. brought car to local garage and they inspected cylinder bores and found damage to piston and a 2nd piston/spark plug. they informed me that there is a recall for sentra's but that my car was not included. this recall covers screws falling into motor. called the dealer and was told the car needs to be reset because of the air filter was not an original replacement brand filter. when told about damages in motor there was no reply. when asked if there is a recall for my vehicle i was told there wasn't one. called nissan and was told about a recall and that my car is covered but after further review they changed their mind and said that my car was not covered. my car is the same make/model/engine size as the recalled vehicles. i'm trying to get my car included in the recall. *nm
04/08/200444002
 While driving 35 mph engine stalled. as a result, vehicle lost power.*ak
04/08/20044490109/27/2003
 2004 nissan sentra. born on date of april 2003. bought in oct 2004. currently has 4495 miles. car stalled twice. brought to dealership on 04/02/2004 to check for problem (4331 miles). no failure codes indicated in memory of computer. on april 8th the car was involved in an accident. son has memory loss from stop sign to when car came to rest. he does not have full memory recall. it is coming back but is spotty. he currently recalls talking to a paramedic, a small bumping sensation and dashboard lights coming on (like when the car stalled before). is there any other information about these cars? i know there is a recall for cars built from jan 2000 to march 2003 for cases of stalling. we got this car brand new. only nissan has performed any mntc. oil change. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM
02/22/201037500
 I own a nissan sentra 2004 1.8. car currently has 48,7000 miles,on feb 2010 check engine light came on,i checked ang gave me a code that said randon misfire,then i replaced spark plugs and i notice #2 was a little bit diferent from the others,so i replaced the coil too on #2.car was kind a shaking when starting the car for about 5 to 8 seconds and then would run fine.i clear the code and stayed off for a few days and come back on for another few days,after 3 or 5 months when off for almost 6 months and then came back again,i replaced spark plug #2 and found some antifreeze smell on the bad spark plug i pulled out,car still does the same but now i noticed i loosing antifreeze,but there is no external leaks,talking to the dealer they said is common on this cars with this mealeage to have this problem and have the head gasket replaced to fix the problem,but i don,t agreed,it has to be some kind a the problem because many people having problems with the same car. if i want to buy another car i am very sure it won,t be a nissan because they do not accept responsability for what the built. 06/29/2011 kirkland wa.
02/22/201037500
 I own a nissan sentra 2004 1.8. car currently has 48,7000 miles,on feb 2010 check engine light came on,i checked ang gave me a code that said randon misfire,then i replaced spark plugs and i notice #2 was a little bit diferent from the others,so i replaced the coil too on #2.car was kind a shaking when starting the car for about 5 to 8 seconds and then would run fine.i clear the code and stayed off for a few days and come back on for another few days,after 3 or 5 months when off for almost 6 months and then came back again,i replaced spark plug #2 and found some antifreeze smell on the bad spark plug i pulled out,car still does the same but now i noticed i loosing antifreeze,but there is no external leaks,talking to the dealer they said is common on this cars with this mealeage to have this problem and have the head gasket replaced to fix the problem,but i don,t agreed,it has to be some kind a the problem because many people having problems with the same car. if i want to buy another car i am very sure it won,t be a nissan because they do not accept responsability for what the built. 06/29/2011 kirkland wa.
02/22/201037500
 I own a nissan sentra 2004 1.8. car currently has 48,7000 miles,on feb 2010 check engine light came on,i checked ang gave me a code that said randon misfire,then i replaced spark plugs and i notice #2 was a little bit diferent from the others,so i replaced the coil too on #2.car was kind a shaking when starting the car for about 5 to 8 seconds and then would run fine.i clear the code and stayed off for a few days and come back on for another few days,after 3 or 5 months when off for almost 6 months and then came back again,i replaced spark plug #2 and found some antifreeze smell on the bad spark plug i pulled out,car still does the same but now i noticed i loosing antifreeze,but there is no external leaks,talking to the dealer they said is common on this cars with this mealeage to have this problem and have the head gasket replaced to fix the problem,but i don,t agreed,it has to be some kind a the problem because many people having problems with the same car. if i want to buy another car i am very sure it won,t be a nissan because they do not accept responsability for what the built. 06/29/2011 kirkland wa.
02/22/201037500
 I own a nissan sentra 2004 1.8. car currently has 48,7000 miles,on feb 2010 check engine light came on,i checked ang gave me a code that said randon misfire,then i replaced spark plugs and i notice #2 was a little bit diferent from the others,so i replaced the coil too on #2.car was kind a shaking when starting the car for about 5 to 8 seconds and then would run fine.i clear the code and stayed off for a few days and come back on for another few days,after 3 or 5 months when off for almost 6 months and then came back again,i replaced spark plug #2 and found some antifreeze smell on the bad spark plug i pulled out,car still does the same but now i noticed i loosing antifreeze,but there is no external leaks,talking to the dealer they said is common on this cars with this mealeage to have this problem and have the head gasket replaced to fix the problem,but i don,t agreed,it has to be some kind a the problem because many people having problems with the same car. if i want to buy another car i am very sure it won,t be a nissan because they do not accept responsability for what the built. 06/29/2011 kirkland wa.
10/04/201065000
 My 2004 nissan sentra engine would cut off while driving at various speeds. this would cause me to almost get into a crash on the highway. mine is a 1.8 liter engine, and the recall was for the 2.5 liter engine, and just as many 1.8's have been having this problem. had to pay $200 out of pocket to fix this. then after i get the car fixed, the check engine light will not come off, and the mechanie says, no code is coming up for anything. i am scared to death to drive my car.
10/04/201065000
 My 2004 nissan sentra engine would cut off while driving at various speeds. this would cause me to almost get into a crash on the highway. mine is a 1.8 liter engine, and the recall was for the 2.5 liter engine, and just as many 1.8's have been having this problem. had to pay $200 out of pocket to fix this. then after i get the car fixed, the check engine light will not come off, and the mechanie says, no code is coming up for anything. i am scared to death to drive my car.
10/04/201065000
 My 2004 nissan sentra engine would cut off while driving at various speeds. this would cause me to almost get into a crash on the highway. mine is a 1.8 liter engine, and the recall was for the 2.5 liter engine, and just as many 1.8's have been having this problem. had to pay $200 out of pocket to fix this. then after i get the car fixed, the check engine light will not come off, and the mechanie says, no code is coming up for anything. i am scared to death to drive my car.
10/04/201065000
 My 2004 nissan sentra engine would cut off while driving at various speeds. this would cause me to almost get into a crash on the highway. mine is a 1.8 liter engine, and the recall was for the 2.5 liter engine, and just as many 1.8's have been having this problem. had to pay $200 out of pocket to fix this. then after i get the car fixed, the check engine light will not come off, and the mechanie says, no code is coming up for anything. i am scared to death to drive my car.
10/04/201065000
 My 2004 nissan sentra engine would cut off while driving at various speeds. this would cause me to almost get into a crash on the highway. mine is a 1.8 liter engine, and the recall was for the 2.5 liter engine, and just as many 1.8's have been having this problem. had to pay $200 out of pocket to fix this. then after i get the car fixed, the check engine light will not come off, and the mechanie says, no code is coming up for anything. i am scared to death to drive my car.
04/10/201069999
 My 2004 nissan sentra 1.8 has been towed 3 times in the past 6 months. it has a blown head gasket. this is apparently a manufacturer's defect as i have seen 30 complaints with the same problem.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
06/10/2011128900
 On 6/10/11 while i was driving my 2004 nissan sentra 1.8l, the service engine light came on and the car lost power. i could not go no faster than 30 mph. i pulled over and had my car towed to the local dealer. they said that the head gasket was leaking internally into the #3 cylinder and that the spark plugs were unremovable. they said that one of spark plugs were fused inside the cylinder. the spark plugs were replaced at the same dealer in april 2010. at a cost of $1002.08 they replaced the cylinder head gasket and valve cover gasket. i could not afford the extra $800.00 to fix the spark plug problem. there was no warning before this happened other than the service engine light coming on at the same time the car lost power. i was driving on a state highway going 55 mph when this happened. i have read on here several complaints about the head gasket problem and cars losing power. my sentra has 128,900 miles on it when the problem occured. i keep my oil changed every 3 months and keep up with the general maintenance on my car. since this happened all of a sudden i do believe there is a safty issuse here. if i had been in the interstate (which i would have been if this happened 20 miles later) i would not have been able to pull over or avoid an accident.
06/10/2011128900
 On 6/10/11 while i was driving my 2004 nissan sentra 1.8l, the service engine light came on and the car lost power. i could not go no faster than 30 mph. i pulled over and had my car towed to the local dealer. they said that the head gasket was leaking internally into the #3 cylinder and that the spark plugs were unremovable. they said that one of spark plugs were fused inside the cylinder. the spark plugs were replaced at the same dealer in april 2010. at a cost of $1002.08 they replaced the cylinder head gasket and valve cover gasket. i could not afford the extra $800.00 to fix the spark plug problem. there was no warning before this happened other than the service engine light coming on at the same time the car lost power. i was driving on a state highway going 55 mph when this happened. i have read on here several complaints about the head gasket problem and cars losing power. my sentra has 128,900 miles on it when the problem occured. i keep my oil changed every 3 months and keep up with the general maintenance on my car. since this happened all of a sudden i do believe there is a safty issuse here. if i had been in the interstate (which i would have been if this happened 20 miles later) i would not have been able to pull over or avoid an accident.
06/10/2011128900
 On 6/10/11 while i was driving my 2004 nissan sentra 1.8l, the service engine light came on and the car lost power. i could not go no faster than 30 mph. i pulled over and had my car towed to the local dealer. they said that the head gasket was leaking internally into the #3 cylinder and that the spark plugs were unremovable. they said that one of spark plugs were fused inside the cylinder. the spark plugs were replaced at the same dealer in april 2010. at a cost of $1002.08 they replaced the cylinder head gasket and valve cover gasket. i could not afford the extra $800.00 to fix the spark plug problem. there was no warning before this happened other than the service engine light coming on at the same time the car lost power. i was driving on a state highway going 55 mph when this happened. i have read on here several complaints about the head gasket problem and cars losing power. my sentra has 128,900 miles on it when the problem occured. i keep my oil changed every 3 months and keep up with the general maintenance on my car. since this happened all of a sudden i do believe there is a safty issuse here. if i had been in the interstate (which i would have been if this happened 20 miles later) i would not have been able to pull over or avoid an accident.
06/10/2011128900
 On 6/10/11 while i was driving my 2004 nissan sentra 1.8l, the service engine light came on and the car lost power. i could not go no faster than 30 mph. i pulled over and had my car towed to the local dealer. they said that the head gasket was leaking internally into the #3 cylinder and that the spark plugs were unremovable. they said that one of spark plugs were fused inside the cylinder. the spark plugs were replaced at the same dealer in april 2010. at a cost of $1002.08 they replaced the cylinder head gasket and valve cover gasket. i could not afford the extra $800.00 to fix the spark plug problem. there was no warning before this happened other than the service engine light coming on at the same time the car lost power. i was driving on a state highway going 55 mph when this happened. i have read on here several complaints about the head gasket problem and cars losing power. my sentra has 128,900 miles on it when the problem occured. i keep my oil changed every 3 months and keep up with the general maintenance on my car. since this happened all of a sudden i do believe there is a safty issuse here. if i had been in the interstate (which i would have been if this happened 20 miles later) i would not have been able to pull over or avoid an accident.
05/12/201098000
 While driving my 2004 nissan sentra (1.8 liter 4 cyl fuel injected) at low speeds it has stopped running with no warning. this has happened 5 times over the last 5 months, with the last three times happening in the last two days. obviously this is a dangerous situation. when it's happened i've turned off the car and waited a few minutes. if i start the car too quickly the problem immediately resurfaces. there is a recall for this exact problem for the 2004 nissan sentra with a 2.5 liter engine. the same problem also occurred in a friend's car last year who has the exact same car, bought at the same dealership, as mine.
02/03/200972000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact stated that when traveling at various unknown speeds or when sitting idle at a traffic light, the vehicle would stall. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic for a replacement of the head gasket and fuel pump. she was notified by the dealer that the manufacturer advised them to replace the timing belt in an attempt to correct the failure. the contact did not believe that neither the dealer nor manufacturer was able to accurately diagnose the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 72,000 and the approximate current mileage was 74,000.
08/16/200960000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. while the contact was driving 55mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact had the crank sensor replaced. the were no prior warnings and the current and failure mileages were 60000.
01/27/2010111000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. whenever the contact drove the vehicle at any speed including approximately 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. the contact also noticed that the vehicle stalled occasionally. the vehicle was not diagnosed by the dealer. the current and failure mileages were 111000.
01/07/20101100771
 At 65mph the engine shutoff. after that incident the engine shuts down frequently and only starts after 10min approx after repeated engine cranking. *tr
09/15/2004750001
 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. *tr
02/01/2009550001
 One day my check engine light came on. i own an obd2 diagnostic reader and it gave me the code p0335 which translates to crankshaft position sensor a circuit malfunction. i did some research and there was a recall on the 2002 and 2003, and later included some 2004 models of my car (mine is a 2004) for the same failure. i called nissan and they looked up my vin number and told me there was no open recalls for my car. i purchased a new sensor and installed it, cleared the check engine light, and checked for any remaining codes. none were present. i tested the old sensor according to the nissan repair manual's method and it tested good. a day after i replaced the sensor the check engine light came on again with the same failure code. i called nissan again and explained my situation to them and they still told me my car was not in the recall. so far what i have experienced is a momentary loss of power under certain driving conditions like going uphill at approximately 2000 rpm. also it does not want to start sometimes, which is becoming more frequently, and according to forum sites i've visited is directly related to this. *tr
08/02/20081050001
 We had problems in order to turn it on. then car suddenly stop running in the freeway. we were lucky we did not have an accident. then the light of the engine went on. i took it to my mechanic. he told me about the recall r0606 for nissans sentra 2004 engine 2.5 lt took to the nearest dealer to have my car repair, they did not want to repair unless a pay for it. i had to pay because they claim that the bin was nat in their computer, y told them that i was going to complaint to nhtsa they told me that i can do wherever i want. so i pay 275.00 dlls to have repaired. *tr
08/18/2008780001
 While driving my car at slow speeds the engine died. this resulted in reduction in steering and braking ability. no accident or injury occurred though. engine would crank, but not spark plugs would not fire, so car could not be started and had to be pushed to the curb to get it out of traffic. car was towed to mechanic who replaced the camshaft timing detector and reprogrammed the computer which solved the problem. old part was disposed. *tr
08/26/2008969461
 Mt wife's car suddenly died without warning. the dealership told us it was a defective crankshaft position sensor. it was a $589.00 repair. i know that nissan has had other model years with recalls over sensors causing sudden engine loss. this incident with my wife happened while she was entering a freeway on ramp. she and her coworkers were towed back to her office. the next day the car started right up and was running fine. i drove it to the shop but it suddenly died after running for about 3 minutes. luckily i was on a side street. *tr
03/20/200450001
 Check engine light came on right after i purchased car -dealer kept the car for a few months and check engine light problem repaired...came on again and again and again-dealer kept saying they repaired the problem but i needed a new motor 10/2007 -the car stayed at the dealer until 1/2008 that is when i could pay the $5800. cost of a new motor (est was $2400.00) check engine light came on again 6/2008 dealer repaired -sd needed computer update-check engine light on again and running ragged again 7/30/08. i want to be reimbursed for the engine replacement and for nissan to buy the car back at trade in value and i will never purchase another nissan. *tr
05/17/2008720001
 My 04 nissan sentra 2.5l qr25 engine is eating oil 4.5 quarts in 300 miles due to a precat failure on oem header which when failed on deceleration sucks material back into the engine causing piston rings and inner seals to fail and can lead to engine fire. i have found this info also on other model sentras too. *tr
11/12/200764000311/23/2003
 I have a 1.8 liter engine (nissan sentra) and it is experiencing the same problems that are listed on nhtsa campaign 06v242000 for the 2.5l engine. the 11/12/2007 is the third sensor failure and engine cutoff since june 2007. the dealership has replaced the same sensor each time, and i have been lucky to have been on fairly empty freeways at the time of the failure or i would have been in an accident. *tr
08/15/200617500112/23/2003
 Situation recurring: long crank time before engine turns over and starts. this situation occurs when vehicle has been running for thirty minutes or more and is turned off and turned right back on as well as when vehicle sits overnight and is started in the morning. problem! *nm
03/20/20057010208/27/2003
 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.
02/07/20049000310/08/2003
 I was driving down the road after having the car repaired twice already and then bolts fell out of the engine. this caused the car to stall the same as when the catalyst was burned up. the catalyst had been replaced along with the engine. i still have problems to this day with funny smells and rattles.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
09/01/200660000205/12/2005
 Please refer to nissan campaign i.d. # p5202. i have a 2004 nissan sentra se-r spec v. at the end of august my car developed stalling and then outright cylinder (1) failure. spark plug was removed and found to be extremely pitted and ground strap was hammered closed. replaced plug, vacuumed cylinder and car ran fine for two weeks. the same problem developed on the way to work and spark plugs were removed and a second cylinder was found to have identical symptoms. the private mechanic i use advised me that there was a recall on this engine (ref. above). i then drove vehicle to the local nissan dealer where they verified that the power valve was missing two of eight screws and this was the most probable cause of the cylinder failures. filed claim with nissan customer service and was informed by regional representative that my vin did not fall into the vin recall range and that they would not honor the recall on my engine. as such, none of the recall troubleshooting was performed on my engine. i feel that my expenses should be reimbursed and, if required, my engine replaced free of charge since i have already suffered from the failure described in the recall. i'm sure that the service life of the pistons, valves, cylinder walls, and engine head associated with the failed spark plugs has been substantially reduced due to the pounding they took from the steel power valve screws. i believe that nissan knows that they have the identical problem with other vin 2.5 liter engines and are refusing to fix them because they don't want to accept corporate liability for a known defect in even more of their engines. i have written to carlos ghosen and given nissan an opportunity to respond with no results to date. please help me obtain the same rights and benefits of other nissan owners who fell under the protection of recall campaign p5202. thank you. *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
10/28/2008690001
 In my 2004 nissan sentra se-r spec v with a 2.5l engine/manual transmission, at about 69k miles the car suddenly experienced unstable engine idling and significant power loss. first mechanic found loose metal pieces in the intake manifold area, along with spark plug one fouled. metal pieces were removed and a new spark plug was installed. car ran okay for a few weeks, the same symptoms occurred. mechanic removed intake manifold and found two power valves and their screws obliterated and scattered throughout the compartment in dozens of loose pieces. metal pieces removed, power valves replaced, screws replaced and secured with lock-tite. symptoms occurred for a third time recently. i went to the nissan dealership and spoke to the service advisors; they ran the vin and found a recall on 04 sentra 2.5l engine vehicles, specifically the power valve screws coming loose, causing unstable engine idling and power loss. *tr
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL
05/01/20042060303/13/2004
 2004 nissan sentra 1.8s: purchased new on 3/13/2004. mileage 2060 - jersey city, nj: service engine soon light came on, brought to dealer, ecm reprogrammed, dealer did not know what caused the light to come on. erratic/rough idling still persists, vehicle shut off once while refueling. mileage, approx. 4725 - jersey city, nj: service engine soon light came on and went off intermittently, dealer refused to repair due to no hard code is stored. erratic/rough idling persists. vehicle shut off second time while parked. began lemon law proceedings in new jersey. mileage, 5370 - myrtle beach, sc: service engine soon light is on. car is bucking in 1st gear (automatic), mapp gas or rotten egg smell (possibly excess sulfur) coming from exhaust. error code p0171/p0174, air flow meter replaced with no further failures. mileage, 5637 - charlotte, nc: service engine soon light is on. vehicle now bucks at high speeds, especially when letting up on the accelerator. after prolonged highway driving, very erratic idle, at times almost reaching 0 rpms while parked. dealer reset ecm, could not detect any failures. arranged to change fuel pump but finally fuel pump was not changed. vehicle driven back to new jersey with same failures as listed above. since charlotte, nc service engine soon light has come on two times, and has gone away just as fast. i do not have much time to keep my only car (and new car) in and out of the dealership, since they refuse to provide a rental. my recommendation: want to stay alive, stay away from nissan cars and trucks. *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
02/28/200971638
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 nissan sentra. the contact stated that the catalytic converter failed and was replaced by the dealer. ever since the converter was changed, the vehicle has been draining the oil and sucking debris into the motor. the vehicle was not included in a recall. the contact wants nissan to pay for the repairs since this is a safety issue and there is already a recall for the identical failure. the current mileage was 72,000 and failure mileage was 71,638.
12/04/2006111/24/2006
 Just purchased my 2004 nissan sentra two weeks ago. the service engine light came on after i came home and remained on. the saleman told me he didn't think my car would pass an emission test. this leads me to believe he sold the car knowing there was a problem. i am taking into the nissan dealer in olympia but i told him i am not paying anything period. the car has only 22,000 miles and is under warranty but i feel he deceived me. the sales person is jay rolfs from associate fleets in seattle, wa. *nm
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CRANKCASE (PCV)
08/17/20068800104/01/2004
 Dt*: 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. *jb