Nissan North America has to recall more than 650,000 cars because their engines may suddenly stop running. Affected models are 2002 and 2005-06 Altimas and Sentras with 2.5-liter engines.

The crankshaft position sensor can overheat and briefly stop sending signals. If the interruption is too brief for the engine control module to diagnose the problem, the engine stops, increasing the risk of a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The recall program will begin about Dec. 10.

Source: Automotive News

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  (544) posted on 02.14.2010

atleast nissan didn’t matched the number if recalls done by toyota.. i can’t imagine 3.8million cars are needs to be recalled.

  (815) posted on 02.8.2010

Again, in today’s world who doesn’t run the risk of recalls, no matter what they sell?

  (6023) posted on 02.14.2008

my 2.5s went 130mph.

  (6023) posted on 02.10.2008

my 2005 didnt break down

tango  (372) posted on 11.22.2007

It’s about time Nissan recalled these engines. But the recall is not vast enough. These engines also suffer from serious oil consumption and I’ve heard of sludging as well. After all this time I believe Nissan should call it quits with this engine or go back to the drawing board with it.

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