really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,810 miles

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problem #18

Jul 012018


  • 71,523 miles
I have been to the Nissan dealership multiple times trying to figure out why my vehicle loses power randomly and why the car randomly shifts gears and reduces speed even with my foot on the gas. Yet while it does this the RPM needle surges between 3000 to 4500. Vehicle has no codes and dealership claims they can't reproduce the problem. My car has lost power on a major highway and yet im just suppose to believe the car is safe.I even put in a complaint with Nissan corporate and they told me there was nothing they could do because the vehicle does not have any codes.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #17

Jan 312019


  • 65,000 miles
I was in motion when all of a sudden my car started to hesitate and not speed up.I canżT remember exactly when it happened but it was a few months ago. I have tried to take care of this matter with Nissan corporation but they were not helpful and not being cooperative. I also took my car to a transmission specialist near where I live and they stated it is the transmission that went very bad. I no longer have the vehicle in my possession because I refuse to pay an arm and a leg for a faulty transmission that was beyond my control to get it repaired and I was sold a lemon vehicle.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #16

Apr 032018


  • 55,000 miles
After about just a few weeks of purchasing the car, it started shifting harder than it should on occasion, other times it would be fine. Then on way home from work on the hwy it stops accelerating so I floor it just to get any speed, then it would accelerate again somewhat normally. Did this for about 1 week before I could take to Nissan dealership for inspection. They do not find anything wrong with it which was not the case and I knew better B/C while they were checking the car out, they loaned me a car to get back and forth to work and it was essentially the same car, may of been a year newer or older but it was a Sentra. This Sentra drove so much smoother and I knew mine had an issue then. But they insisted no problem. I had the car back 1 day from them and it starts acting up the same way but worse till it would not accelerate for me at all. Like it was dying on me which it did so I had to have it towed back to the same Nissan dealership only to have to have a new transmission put in. Car had just under 60,000 miles on it and my warranty was fixing to end however it is starting to worry me a little B/C it is acting up again slightly. I fear its the same issue cvt transmission and my warranty is expires. I am very upset B/C I feel like the car is a lemon and I may be stuck with the piece of junk and upside down and too broke to get another car. Not fair

- Cedartown, GA, USA

problem #15

Mar 102019


  • 71,000 miles
When driving my vehicle on the interstate and keeping a steady 65-70 mph it will all the sudden stop accelerating and mpg's decline. I was in the fast lane and was almost rear ended. I had to pull the car over. It did restart and I continued to drive. This has occurred now four times. I have called the dealership and requested an appointment. I informed them what was happening and asked if they have heard of this issue. The man I spoke to stated he had never heard about it before. I found some information online and know this is affecting a ton of people. I bought this vehicle brand new from a Nissan dealership and they service it for everything. I am hoping I do not end up having to replace the transmission like so many others on my dime when this is a known issue.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #14

Jan 012017


  • 52,000 miles
While in motion, vehicle fails to continue accelerating. It is very dangerous on the highway when the vehicle stalls.

- Bloomfield, CT, USA

problem #13

Aug 152018


  • 19,000 miles
The engine light is on, every time I step on my gas it jerks back speed is slow also especially driving up hill makes it slower. I get leakage of oil when I just gotten oil changed not to long ago. IżM afraid my Nissan Sentra will lose engine power anytime soon.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #12

Mar 242018


  • miles
While driving it rattles, picks up speed very slowly, when stepping on gas it takes a long time to speed up which is dangerous because other traffic can hit me from behind. Makes weird noise every time I step on gas and is going 30 mph. Having difficulty when trying to reverse. I was at a stop and it wouldnżT move forward or reverse I had to ask for help to push the car out of the street. Was told that it's the transmission. It's only been 6 months I bought the car and it has 70,000 miles.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #11

May 072017


  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Sentra. While driving between 65-70 mph, the vehicle decelerated independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (Nissan of North olmstead, located at 28500 lorain road, North olmstead, Ohio 44070) to be diagnosed, but the mechanic was unable to produce a fault code or duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000.

- Westlake, OH, USA

problem #10

Apr 012016


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced unintended acceleration. When the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle did not respond. Also, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate from a complete stop. The failures occurred without warning and were intermittent. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 2,000.

- South Gate, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 052017


  • 21,500 miles
I was trying to accelerate on the freeway but car was not accelerating, only staying at the same speed. I kept trying and the accelerator would not accelerate so I had to keep the throttle fully depressed to maintain speed. Very scary

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 162016

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 33,600 miles
Beginning a week ago, the vehicle has spontaneously slowed without warning, at various speeds, and disengages the cruise control. This has happened on the interstate while cruising along at 65 mph, when pulling out of a parking lot at 5 mph, and everywhere in between. The accelerator becomes unresponsive until you take your foot completely off and try to depress again (sometimes it takes 2 or 3 times). This has happened once while driving, then it is fine for the rest of the trip (hours), as well as continuously throughout a trip. The Nissan dealership said they couldn't fix it because there were no error codes and they could not reproduce the problem by test driving. After the first trip to the dealership, I noticed a correlation between when it is raining and the frequency of the problem. When the wipers have been turned on while the cruise control is on, the car disengages the cruise control and slows, with an unresponsive accelerator. Also, the "slippery road" icon appears on the dash board when the road is dry and spontaneously disengages the cruise control. This is a very dangerous issue, especially when attempting to pull out into traffic, merge onto the interstate, navigate hills, or just driving with other vehicles behind you. I will call the dealership again tomorrow morning now that there seems to be a connection with the vdc (vehicle dynamic control) system and see if they can pinpoint the issue now. Should I just leave my new car parked in the garage and not be able to drive it ever again? maybe I can use it for a planter.

- Corvallis, OR, USA

problem #7

Jan 012016


  • 2,500 miles
1-- the dashboard is has a bigger gap on the driver side in relation to the door than the passenger side. 2- tires don't respond immediately when driving off from a parking lot where the surface is not too smooth(not smooth enough) 3.the brakes don't work properly when driving les than 35 miles an hour it rolls instead of stopping the car at point of contact with the brake pedal

- Tarzana, CA, USA

problem #6

May 252016


  • 6,500 miles
Our Sentra has a cvt. It currently has less than 7,500 miles on the odometer. On three (3) occasions, the transmission has failed to upshift as we moved away from a stop at a traffic light. At 30 mph or less, the tach is at 4,000 RPM. We have to find a safe place to pull the vehicle to the side of the road, put the trans selection lever in park and then restart our journey. We have taken the vehicle to the Nissan dealer who told us that there was no problem......no computer error or malfunction. We contacted Nissan usa and were told the same thing. The transmission of the computer controlling it has a problem. Dates of problems: 3/20/2016; 5/20/2016; 5/25/2016

- York, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 012016


  • 5 miles
I was driving home and I had this problem twice yesterday on the highway driving about 65 mph pushed the gas pedal to the max and the car doesn't speed up the car started to slow down so I started to push the gas pedal more to speed up. Even that I pushed the pedal as far as possible the car did not speed up. I pull over on the right shoulder of the highway turn off the car and turn on again car then the car acted normally. I got home call the Nissan dealer and they told me to bring the car when I get there and the technician at the dealer do the analysis told me no codes been detected by the computer at the service dep. But he knows because I have one of my tail light crack there is a sensor that send info to the computer and that's why my car lose all the power in the acceleration. But he knows is the crack on the tail light and I need to change the light asap. I can be in a huge accident because of this sensor on the lights and is ridiculous car slow down but is not any light on at the dashboard of the car advising something is wrong with the car. If this is not bring to the Nissan im going to get a lawyer because is my life in risk if this happen again.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 052016


  • 600 miles
I was driving on the highway at about 70 to 80 miles for hours while suddenly I was getting close to my destination and the car won't move you can here the RPM going up to like 2500 but the car don't move at all the gas pedal was press other way in but still won't move, in order to fix the problem I have to shut off the car and restarted right away them never have the same problem again.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 292016


  • 10,350 miles
While approaching a red traffic light it turned green and I accellerated to the road speed of 40 mph. The next traffic light turned red and I took my foot off the gas pedal but it didn't come up and release, the car continued to go. I used my brake and slowed the vehicle to a stop. The light changed and the gas pedal was still stuck down. I made a left turn as I know that road is long and would get me out of traffic. In the middle of the turn I heard and felt a loud pop and the gas pedal finally released allowing me to brake properly and stop the vehicle. Had my newly licensed 17 year old been driving, he would have had an accident. There needs to be a recall to see why this car's gas pedal won't release!! I am waiting for a tow truck now.

- Little Egg Harbor Twp, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 262015


  • 1,500 miles
While driving the Nissan at about 45 mph, I tried to let up on the gas pedal, but my shoe was caught on the base of the console, which delayed my ability to decrease my speed.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 142015


  • 1,500 miles
Gas pedel accelerator my itself.

- Rockford, IL, USA