really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,710 miles

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problem #6

Aug 012006

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My car suddenly stalls and I have reduced engine power. The car tends to stall more after it rains and it could stall for weeks or months and than it will stop but it is getting progressively worse. I have taken for repairs three times and they were unable to find anything wrong with the car. I see there are recalls for similar problems in the 2001 & 2003 Nissan Sentra due to a defective crank sensor. I am not sure of the exact date this problem started but I have been experiencing this engine failing problem on and off for sometime.

- New City, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 042003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 57,760 miles
When passing a semi truck on a curve traveling approximately 70 mph, the engine died and the steering had become hard to turn. The consumer was nearly rear ended by a semi truck. The dealer stated the problem was the engine position sensor. All 2000 and 2001 Sentra's had been recalled for replacement.

- Detroit Lakes, MN, USA

problem #4

Jul 142003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,500 miles
While driving, the vehicle stalled. The engine light sometimes illuminated on the dash board, it was determined that the crank position sensor was broke.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 302002


  • miles
Consumer states that shortly after starting the vehicle and trying to put the vehicle into reverse the vehicle started to rev up and when the consumer tried to go in reverse the vehicle went in reverse at a high speed until the consumer applied the brakes and shut the vehicle off. Contacted dealer and the dealer cannot remedy the problem.

- Marion, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 102002


  • miles
When going around a curve or slowing down for a stop vehicle shuts off. Cause unknown.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

May 252002


  • miles
Consumer states while driving the engine compartment caught fire. The dealer was contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA