My 2005 Nissan Altima was purchased used for my daughter, who is now afraid to drive for her safety. The car has stopped running while approaching a stop light, and only starts again after cooling down. I notified a local Nissan service department, and was told that a recall for the rear suspension and ECM is currently honored free of charge; however, the diagnostics charge is not waived, and would be applied to determine the SES display. The ECM recall is clearly an undisputed manufacturer fault, which is registered by the ECM, and signaled by the SES display as a warning to the driver. I am interested in knowing if any legal action has been filed or pending this safety hazard?
Any word on the class action lawsuit yet? I'm $1300+ in the hole right now.
We have been having the same problems. Bought this car 3 months ago with 160,000 miles on it. The service engine light has always been on, and replaced the crank shaft twice. I am also fed up, and at this point don't know what to do. Would like to take part in legal action before a lot of people get hurt.
I've been working on my buddy's 2004 Altima 3.5 V6. This is some weird stuff, listen up:
When we drove to Autozone to get it code read, at first it said camshaft POS sensor, random misfire (due to camshaft sensor not working right) and intake air temp sensor.
So rather than go back and forth to Autozone, I called my other buddy who has an OBD2 scan tool.
This time, it said lean bank 1, random misfire, and mass air flow sensor. I was scratching my head big time.
So we cleared the codes, drove it for 10 minutes, then drove it home.
Then this time, the codes were camshaft over advance, random misfire, and now crankshaft circuit excessive voltage, as well as throttle position sensor.
Meanwhile, putting the gas pedal to the floor couldn't raise the RPM past 3000, which didn't happen after we cleared the codes, disconnected the battery for 30 minutes and then tried again. Totally intermittent.
And BTW, this whole time you could FEEL that the engine was indeed misfiring, as well as running super rich because you could smell gas out the tail pipe. Then after disconnecting the battery (to reset the PCM), it was no longer running rich after that.
Anyone know anything about Nissan fuel cut strategies? This car would start out around 0% short term and long term and this was now in closed loop. After 5 minutes of idling, the fuel trim numbers would spike up to +25% (indicating a serious lean condition), then at that moment it would somehow go back to OPEN LOOP, which dropped the fuel trim numbers back to 0, only to have this cycle repeat after another 5 minutes.
My brain keeps screaming that the PCM is faulty, but I'm not ready to make such a bold conclusion until I know for SURE that it is in fact the PCM. Any other mechanics out there? I'm totally stumped on this one.
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