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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?
Last edited by dhroovc; 08-31-2006 at 09:22 PM.