Thanks to advances in safety technology, drivers can feel safer behind the wheel than ever. Still, vehicle safety advisories are issued quite frequently, sometimes even on cars that have been on the road for years. Staying up-to-date with these reminders ensures that you are as safe as possible while driving.
How many safety recalls have been issued on the 2005 Nissan Altima?
Only two, but one is a recall that potentially affects more than 650,000 vehicles and can cause the engine to stall dangerously. This particular recall involves the crankshaft position sensor (CPS).
Save time and the hassle of researching a 2005 Nissan Altima recall by reading our detailed summary below. We’ll also walk you through the steps to determine if your Altima is part of this recall and what to do if it is.
Possible CPS failure
NHTSA Callback ID: 07V527000
A crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS) is responsible for monitoring the rotation speed of the crankshaft itself. It sends this data to the ECM, which uses it to control fuel injection, ignition system timing, etc.
When a CPS is defective (as may be the case with some 2005 Altima models equipped with the standard 2.5L engine), the sensor’s output may be interrupted. If ignored, this reminder could cause the signal to be interrupted when the vehicle is moving, which could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Although this failure is more likely to occur at low speeds, a low-speed crash can still cause injuries and property damage. On all recalled vehicles, Nissan is offering to reprogram the entire Electronic Control Module (ECM), which includes the sensor.
How do you handle an open CPS recall on a 2005 Nissan Altima?
Do you drive a 2005 Nissan Altima with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine? The first thing you’ll want to do is visit the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) check reminder page. From there, enter your VIN to find out if this or any other recall applies specifically to your car.
If there is an open recall, contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261. They can help you find an authorized Nissan dealership where you can schedule your free service and repair appointment. They can also answer any additional questions you may have about the recall.
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