Nearly 700,000 Nissan vehicles manufactured since 2002 are being recalled because of a potential engine-stalling problem. The Nissan Altima and Sentra models manufactured in 2002 and in 2005- 2006 have a sensor that could overheat and prompt an interruption of the sensor’s signal.
If the problem occurs, the engine could stop running without warning when the car is driven at low speeds.
Jeannine Ginivan, a Nissan Motor Co. spokeswoman, said Monday there have been no reports of crashes or injuries corresponding to the issue. More than 650,000 of the recalled vehicles are in the United States, with the remainder in Mexico and Canada.
The Japanese automaker reported the problem in a Nov. 16 letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Nissan, which will begin to notify owners Dec. 10, will reprogram the electronic control module to address the problem. For more information, contact: Nissan at (800) 647-7261.
Article Last Updated: November 27, 2007.
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