Nissan Has Recalled the 2000-2003 Nissan SentraJan 1, 2002 The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.
Nissan North America, Inc.
Models: Nissan Sentra Years: 2000-2003
Number Potentially Involved: 276,000
Dates of Manufacture: January 2000 – March 2003
Defect: On certain MY 2000-2002 passenger vehicles equipped with the QG18DE engine and MY 2002-2003 passenger vehicles equipped with QR25DE engines, the foam material used for the interior lining of the Electronic Control Module (ECM) box emits sulfur as it cures. If one of the resistors inside the ECM has a crack on the surface coating, the gas may cause corrosion of the resistor. This could cause the Malfunction Indictor Light to come on, poor drivability (idle instability, poor accelerator), or the engine to stop running during vehicle operation, which could result in a crash.