hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,468 miles

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problem #3

Jun 092017


  • 3 miles
Car has been turning off a few times when brake had been pushing down.(when the car had been stopping)

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012016

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 183,400 miles
Takata recall; after purchasing vehicle and driving for about 10 minutes; check engine light suddenly comes on prior to picking up speed to enter highway; vehicle abruptly loses power at a speed of 65 miles per hour and stalls in traffic causing a near fatal traffic accident; after running the VIN number in NHTSA database vehicle was never recalled for grossly negligent issue with crankshaft and camshaft position sensors. This leads me to the fact that vehicle manufacturer never contacted original owner concerning this terrible safety issue. After finding out about two outstanding recalls that were never addressed in which the vehicle has exhibited potential catastrophic consequences based upon the manufacturers product defect it was uncovered that the vehicle has a potential fatal issue with the passenger side airbag. I am extremely terrified to operate this vehicle and my experience on October 1, 2016 of operating this vehicle and it losing power abruptly risking my life and limb has caused me extreme depression, stress, and mental anguish. If these issues are not corrected immediately as a remedy at law with the nearest Nissan dealer including towing at manufacturer's expense, I and the Texas office of the attorney general will pursue a gross product liability negligence legal action against Nissan based upon my legal advice and Texas law; which clearly states that in a product liability dispute the statute of limitations is 15 years from sale unless manufacturer says useful life is longer. Texas civil practice & remedies code ann. 16.012. Thank you for your time and attention to this serious safety matter.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 092008


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Sentra. While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle stalled intermittently. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing and it was discovered that the electronic control module failed. The vehicle was repaired. The failures were identical to those mentioned in the recall; however, her VIN was excluded. The VIN and NHTSA campaign id number were unknown. The failure and current mileages were 40,000.

- Groveport, OH, USA