10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,209 miles

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problem #15

Apr 292019

Sentra

  • 108,000 miles
I was pulled over stating my tags were bad and to go to the dealership to obtain new ones. He then inspected my car and I was on my way aftet we discussed the tierod issue and made an appointment I then recorded on my phone the shake from the steering wheel. I later found out the blinking light was the airbag light not the seat belt light and the check engine light was on as well. The car should not have passed inspection. I got in a small fender bender and the insurance is now totaling my car.

- Aransas Pass, TX, USA

problem #14

Mar 292019

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 62,500 miles
Rainy night 55 mph crash. Air bags did not deploy. Wet road, car ran off road, hit a sign post, went down embankment, flipped and rolled over into ditch. Daughter was seriously injured... 4 broken lower back vertebrae, 9 broken ribs, numerous pelvic fractures, lacerated spleen and kidney. Seems like these injuries could have been much less severe if the airbags would have deployed.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #13

Mar 112019

Sentra

  • 156,000 miles
Purchased a 2012 Nissan Sentra, due to an airbag defect (airbag will not deploy per manual) because of this I do not have a horn. Please advise. Thank you in advance

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #12

Mar 012019

Sentra

  • 72,000 miles
I am having issues with the transmission. It appears that the engine is not changing gears automatically. Or it could be a problem with the fuel injection of the vehicle. Also there is a problem with the airbags deployment system.

- Galt, CA, USA

problem #11

Dec 192018

Sentra

  • 134,264 miles
Air bag warning light came on in the car

- Woodstock, VA, USA

problem #10

Aug 082018

Sentra

  • miles
I bought this car with 56,000 now it has 96,000, it has cvt transmission, the step motor is no longer useful; after having run only 40,000 miles is not fair !!!! I know many people who have had the same problem with this type of car, the factory should fix it at no cost to the consumer, I still owe the bank.. $ 7,000 and the repair costs me $ 4,000. You think it's fair to pay so much money, when I'm sure this is a factory defect "??"

- Moorpark, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 062014

Sentra

  • miles
Air bag light stay on and it wont go off.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #8

Oct 102015

Sentra

  • 81,680 miles
I was dropping off my passenger, I was in drive and had my foot on the brake, so the car was not moving, and he closed the door, maybe slammed a little as he was in a hurry to get out of the car, and then the air bags on the roof of the passenger side deployed, along with the air bags to the passenger seat. I was in shock since I know I've slammed my car door before and that has never happened. Luckily nobody was injured and there are no damages to my car.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 012015

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
2012 Nissan Sentra. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle airbags concern. The consumer wanted to know the brand of the air bag in his vehicle.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #6

Nov 112014

Sentra

  • 60,000 miles
I was in an accident in November. The passenger airbag failed to deploy and the driver broke their nose and then fled the scene. I was unconsious in the passenger seat when wmts arrived and do to the driver fleeing I was charged with the accident and insurance failed to pay the settlement. All on claims that had I been in the passenger seat the airbag would have went off. I know that Nissan has airbag problems all around the year of my car but am trying to find if any of these defective parts are in my car and could have caused a non deployment. The cops estimated that we were going 50 mph and hit a tree. I was asleep in the passenger seat so am not sure of how my body was positioned if it had effect on the pressure switch. I was severly injured 4 broken ribs broken nexk and multiply facial lacerations from the passenger side windsheild.

- Ingalls, IN, USA

problem #5

Aug 252014

Sentra

  • 2,500 miles
On August 25, 2014 while I did escape with my life and my whole body intact, after a witness was on scene she said she her a loud pop, well that loud pop was my front left (immediate driver's side tire) and I ended up in a brick wall. Not pleased with Bridgestone, as my vehicle only had no more than 8000 miles on it, but very pleased with the vehicle and it's features.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #4

Mar 072014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 33,100 miles
Without a crash my air bags exploded for no reason ?//

- Harlingen , TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 262013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 33,144 miles
The airbags did not deploy when my husband wrecked the 2012 Nissan Sentra 6-24-13. My husband swerved to miss a deer that was in the road, hit a culvert, got air born, took out a reflector sign, and crashed into the ground. The car had +$7,000 worth of damages and the airbag did not deploy. I think there is a manufacturing issue. It got air born and hit a culvert. I think an airbag should have deployed.

- Donaldson, AR, USA

problem #2

May 052013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 18,319 miles
I have a 2012 Nissan Sentra and the curtain air bags and seat air bags deployed when the driver's door of the vehicle was slammed. The car was not in motion but the key was in the ignition. Took it to a dealer and was told that they do not think this would be covered by warranty to contact my insurance company. The vehicle was involved in a rear accident 3 months prior but no air bags deployed only the trunk was smashed in. I was also told that the repairs to the trunk could have caused a malfunction. The car was only examined at the dealership I was told that Nissan corporate office was involved but never was called nor has the car been inspected by a professional. This too me is very unsafe and inconsiderate of Nissan to ignore this matter. What if the car was in motion what type of accident or injury this would have caused. I feel they should have at least inspected the car by a professional to make sure this was not a sensor issue and to confirm that it not their fault.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #1

Feb 032013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 6,629 miles
Vehicle was pulling out of a driveway at night, just beginning to accelerate, and struck a trailer that was not clearly noticeable (did not have clear reflectors). At 5 mph, the hood was crunched like an accordion, the airbags deployed, and the car is considered totaled. What would the consequences have been if striking something at 30, 40, or 50 mph?

- Warwick, NY, USA