Nissan North America, Inc. has issued a recall for the Nissan Altima.
Description of Recall
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2. 5l engine, the crank angle sensor is affected by temperature variations. Under certain driving conditions, these variations in temperature can be large enough to cause a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor.
Severity of the Defect
If the interruption in the signal from the 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.
Nissan’s Recommended Action
Dealers will reprogram the ecm free of charge. The recall began on August 21, 2006. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.