Originally Posted by altima94_05
Any updates here? Mine still has the issue. How frustrating it is. Hope others are doing better!
I posted a while ago up there about taking it to 2 different dealerships. At that time, they both stated that they couldn't reproduce the problem, and they simply returned the car to me. A few weeks ago I was driving, luckily at a slow speed in a parking lot, and my altima completely stalled out on me. It's an automatic, so something was obviously wrong. When I tried to restart it, the car was giving me the same starting problems that it's been giving me for the past 25k miles. So I called a friend, and in the mean time it decides to start, so I immediately drive it home slowly just incase it decides to stall again. On the way to the nissan dealership the next day, it decides to stall again, this time at the traffic light before reaching the dealership, then once again right infront of service supervisor at the dealership. Both times it wouldnt crank for a few minutes. Since the problem was obviously apparent to the service guy at nissan, he noted that it was indeed occuring and that they should check it out even if they cant reproduce it. So basically I get the car back the next day, and they told me that they replaced the "Crank Position Sensor
", which was a TSB related to my VIN and it listed all of the problems I was having as symptoms of a bad sensor needing replacement. It worked fine for the first day of having it back, then bam, the 2nd start of that next morning, it was cranking harder than ever, barely starting after making a little sputter sound.
Moral of my story:
Changing the crank position sensor does NOT
fix our problem. 25,xxx miles later and atleast 7 trips to the dealership, I still have the same problem that has only gotten worse. Hopefully Nissan will fix this for us soon. Its becoming an embarrassment when I take clients out to lunch and my car doesn't start.