Nissan is currently recalling almost 700,000 Altima and Sentra cars due to problems with a sensor that could lead to engine stalling. Nissan Motor Co. spokeswoman, Jeannine Ginivan said there have, thus far, been no reports of crashes or injuries tied to this issue. The Japanese automaker said in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the recall affects Altima and Sentra vehicles from the 2002 and 2005-06 model years equipped with a 2.5 liter engine.
Nissan said the crankshaft position sensor could overheat, causing an interruption in the sensor’s signal. Under the condition, the engine could stop running without warning while the car is being driven at low speeds.
Nissan owners can contact Nissan with questions about the recall (800.647.7261).