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653,000 Nissan Altima and Sentras Recalled

Published Dec 6th 2007, 5:08am by Patty Streeter in Featured Articles

Ap_2005_nissan_sentra On certain Nissan passenger vehicles, the crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor.

This recall affects approximately 653,000 Altimas and Sentras from model year 2002, 2005, and 2006, equipped with a 2.5-liter engine.

If the interruption in the signal from the crankshaft position 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.

Dealers will reprogram the ECM free of charge. Certain model year 2006 Altimas which may have been previously remedied under recall campaign 06v223 (Nissan r0606) are not included in this recall since the reprogramming for 06v223 also included this reprogramming.

The recall is expected to begin on or about December 10, 2007. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Note: This is an expansion of a previous campaign (06v223). Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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