really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,715 miles

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problem #10

May 082005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact stated that while driving 70 mph the radio would not work and the entire dash system went out. When the consumer turned the ignition switch, everything started working. Contact has not took the vehicle to a service dealer.

- Newton, MS, USA

problem #9

Sep 162004

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
I was driving on the Massachusetts turnpike at about 65 mph in the right hand lane. I smelled a burning smell, but attributed it to a factory I drove by. My foot was on the gas pedal, and all at once my car was powering down, and the spedometer was dropping at a rapid speed, despite my foot on the gas pedal. Then, the brake light came on, the engine light, and I cruised my car over to the breakdown lane. Thankfully, no cars were behind me to rear-end my vehicle. There was a lot of smoke coming out from under the hood. I put my hazards on, but everything powered off. I turned the car off, and ran far away from the car, not knowing what it would do. I called 911, and patrons stopped to assist me before the police and firemen arrived. By the time they arrived, there were flames both under the hood and under the car, and lots of black smoke, which was making its way out onto the highway, harboring other drivers' views. The fire was put out after much force, and I was able to retrieve items out of the trunk and back seat once the fire was put out. My car was towed away to an automotive company.

- Hudson, MA, USA

problem #8

Aug 112004

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,345 miles
Intermittently while driving at any speed and shifting any gear the vehicle stalled. The dealership inspected the vehicle 10 times on different occasions, and could not duplicate or correct the problem. There were numerous probles with engine stalling, the maf had to be replace numerous times, the check engine and the reverse light did not work properly. (the wiring harness also repeated intermittent problems) the engine would stall when the clutch was depressed and when in neutral idling and when shifting the gears. The front speaker/tweeters made cracking noises. The cooling fan would come on when not activated.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 022004

(reported on)


  • miles
Recall notice received for the possibility that the engine would stop running on 2002 Nissan Sentra. The consumer was informed by the dealer that there was a waiting list for the recall. The consumer was told that she would be contacted as to when to bring the vehicle in for repairs. Before the vehicle was repaired it stalled exactly as the recall stated it would (recall# 03V-477000).

- North Scituate, RI, USA

problem #6

Dec 042003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,976 miles
Had just exited off hwy - was driving ab 45 mph - as I slowed down to approach a stop light - car cut off/shut down completely - car would not restart until approx 45 minutes later. Car towed to victory Nissan dealer - crank position sensor failed - was replaced. (crank position sensor - recall for previous year models.) emergency brake cable was adjusted - charge to customer $39.80. Had premium maintenance and state inspection at pence Nissan Oct 29, 2003 - at which time neither problem was recognized. Brought to pence's attention that gear shift indicator light was out. Was told that bulb needed to be replaced at customer expense. Pence Nissan (approx 5 miles to residence) - poor customer service - service manager has not returned my phone call (left vm message). Repair invoices need to be more detailed/complete. Victory Nissan (approx 25 miles) - very accommodating. Victory Nissan ordered and will replace bulb under "goodwill by Nissan." * for previous complaints: ODI number 10052456 and ODI number 10052460, both complaints should have been marked "oem." Purchase date should be revised to Oct 27, 2003. Current mileage was an approximation.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 072003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
While driving on the interstate at 70 mph vehicle lost power and stalled. Also, the instrumental panel/ electrical system, and brakes failed. This forced the consumer to pull off the road, and waited an hour to restart.

- Pinellas Park, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 282002


  • miles
The car started stalling at night on the highway with my newborn child and it stopped in the middle if the way. The car has been recalled for 3 different issues + they found out the main computer had a problem. It is almost a month and the part is on back order and will be for another 3 weeks according to the Nissan parts representative.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 022003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,500 miles
ECU failure caused fuel pump relay to cycle errratically with accompanying engine hesitation. Nissan cosidered this a safety issue and requested that I did not drive the vehicle. Many ECU failures seem to be occuring since Nissan told the dealer that they had issues with the unit and that they were on back order.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 192003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that when the vehicle reached a speed of 60 mph a whistling noise could be heard from the transmission. The consumer took the vehicle to three different dealers at least ten different times and they all told him that the noise was normal with this vehicle type. The consumer spoke to the manufacturer a few times but currently they don't want to deal with the problem. The vehicle experienced electrical problems and the dealer replaced all the electric cables. The brake pads were replaced at 10000 miles and at 20000 miles the rotors had to be resurfaced.

- Mill Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

May 142003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,204 miles
I own a 2002 Sentra spec V and this is my second one in 10 months that has failed to perform as it should. The current vehicle has had 1 new engine, 1 exhaust manifold, 2 window regulators, 2 new windows, three new door speakers, two shift knobs, 1 timing belt tensioner, 1 third brake light, and is in the process of getting it's third engine. Car consumes oil at a rapid rate of 2 quarts per 1200 miles. Tried an informal resolution and Nissan rejected. Dealer agrees the car should be bought back. Symptoms that I have, lead to possible engine fire and is being addressed with a recall. I was sent home in a vehicle that was unsafe and they did not want to fix this last time and were denying the car had any problem. I fought a long hard battle just to get it fixed.

- Oak Forest, IL, USA