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Old 08-31-2006, 09:03 PM
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New Recall for 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5

So I got a letter in the mail saying there is a recall for the 2003 Nissan Altimas with the 2.5 Engine.

Reason for Recall:
On some 2003 model year Nissan Altima and Sentra vehicles equipped with the 2.5 L engine, there is a possibility that the engine might stop running while being driven due to an electrical problem between the crank angle sensor and the ECM. This may also result in the "SES" light coming on. If the engine stops running while driving, this could result in a crash without warning.

What Nissan Will Do

In order to prevent this incident from occuring, your Nissan dealer will reprogram the ECM. This free service should take about one hour to complete, but your Nissan dealer may require your vehicle for a longer period of time based upon their work schedule, or parts availability.


So my question:

It takes 45 mins to reprogram a ECM? (15 mins to get the car in and out of the workshop :S)

Why does it depend on parts availability or is there something else.

And how does reprogramming the ECM solve a electrical problem?

Does anyone know about this?

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Old 08-31-2006, 09:19 PM
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How are they just now diagnosing a new 2003 problem. We've allready had some 3-4 recalls on our 03's this is bull!

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How are they just no diagnosing a new 2003 problem. We've allready had some 3-4 recalls on our 03's this is bull!
u ever see/read Fight Club?

if the cost of a recall < cost of lawsuits resulting from the problem, then do recall.

if cost of recall > lawsuits, then just wait for the lawsuits.

the answer is quite simple.... up until now there werent enough altimas with this problem to issue a mass recall. now they probably reached the "magic number", so the recall gets issued.

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u ever see/read Fight Club?

if the cost of a recall < cost of lawsuits resulting from the problem, then do recall.

if cost of recall > lawsuits, then just wait for the lawsuits.

the answer is quite simple.... up until now there werent enough altimas with this problem to issue a mass recall. now they probably reached the "magic number", so the recall gets issued.
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a very good movie! However, it would be nice if things were that easy. I have to say its alot more complicated than that.
My 03 3.5se only had one recall issued to me thus far, so i have no complaints.

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4 Recall? I recall more....

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A list of all the recalls for the Altima:
2003 Nissan Altima Service Recalls.

Nothing really major I feel.

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However, it would be nice if things were that easy.
i know, i just wanted to give a simple answer

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i went in for an oil change last week they fixed the ecm and there is also a recal on part of the headlight plug. they had the car for about3 hours did no matter i just went home and picked up the runner to do my errands. nice thing about having 2 cars. so in truth there are 2 recalls right now not just one.
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^^They tried to do the headlight recall on my car last week. I laughed at them and said thanks but no thanks.
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Strange Problem

I am new to the forum and my wife has a 2003 altima 2.5 and lately and it happened to me today, the engine cranks normally, but dosen't turn over. If you wait a little while it starts. This is usually after it was driven and sitting somewhere. Sometimes my wife says it just clicks when she turns the key and once after she finally had it running it completely died. This car only has 44,000 miles on it, the battery and alt. just checked out fine. Anyone have any ideas?
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^^^ I would say take it to a shop to get it checked out. If the battery and alt. is fine, I would check the starter? I would say in the end it will have to do with one of those three, if not a bad connection somewhere.

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also check ur plugs, and coil connections...might be the crank sensor

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Recall

I think it sounds like this recall at the very top of this thread, it has all the same symptoms and the Nissan site gave vin numbers that matched my car. And from what I have read today from other owners I think I should be getting a recall letter in the mail, but I am going to call Nissan tommorrow.
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