really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,092 miles

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problem #17

Feb 252019


  • 37,458 miles
There's a yellow dashboard light and a red airbag warning light that stays on constantly when operating the vehicle. The lights stay on when there's an adult in the seat, too. Nissan says it's a sign of a faulty OCS and sensors. I just found there was a recall for this and I'm not sure the 1st owners had it checked and fixed. I'm a 2nd owner. Either way, it's a safety issue and extremely important. Similar recall was April 26, 2016 | recall 16V244000.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #16

Feb 242017

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owned a 2016 Nissan Sentra. While the contact's vehicle was stationary, it was struck (T-boned) on the front driver's side door by another vehicle. The driver's side air bag exploded in the contact's face and metal fragments exited from the air bag amidst a cloud of thick, black smoke. A police report was filed as well as traffic collision information. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact sustained injuries to the rib cage and medical attention was required. In addition, the contact was provided insurance claim number: [xxx] regarding the crash. The failure mileage was approximately 6,000. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 202017

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I got into an accident going 55+ mph on the freeway and got hit by a big rig and none of the airbags deployed. Prior to this I had taken the vehicle for an oil change when I was told the airbags were recalled so they fixed them. I was hit by a big rig which wrecked my whole car making it not driveable the windows were all shattered and none of the airbags went off. Updated 10/17/18

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 272018


  • 7,500 miles
I was smashed in between two cars at a red light. My airbags did not deploy. Vehicle has been totaled.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #13

Jun 092018


  • 20,100 miles
Letter received from Nissan regarding possible front air bag passenger sensor malfunction. Our sensor malfunctions inconsistently with the same individual sitting in the seat (weighing 110-115 lbs) while vehicle is in motion; system works properly at times indicating passenger air bag will deploy in an accident, and then at other times notes airbag will not deploy. We're now encountering difficulties with Nissan correcting/fixing the acknowledged (by Nissan) problem due to the inconsistent nature of the issue. Concerned the system won't work correctly upon potential collision and requesting the sensor that is malfunctioning be replaced.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #12

Feb 042018

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2016 Nissan Sentra. While the contact was at an intersection, another vehicle crashed into the front end of his vehicle. The speed was unknown. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. It was unknown if the vehicle was destroyed. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Isla Vista, CA, USA

problem #11

Mar 022018


  • 26,000 miles
Car was traveling at freeway speeds when traffic was slowing down, car behind me was approaching very fast. Car hit me and then I hit car in front of me.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #10

Jan 032018


  • miles
Takata passenger air bag off light sometimes comes on when there is a passenger of weight where it should not be off. The car also sometimes feels as if it's losing power almost jerks some when stopped & you press the gas especially if heat or air is

- Dover, NJ, USA

problem #9

Dec 072017


  • 31,000 miles
On 12\07\2017 the car was hit so hard it total the car out. It was in the front an the air bags did not come out. Me and a friend was in the car we both hurt but do not have insurance. The car has not been owned over a year. The insurance company has not replied to if they are going to pay the 27,000. I am at a lost for words. No car for work have to turn the rental in on the 27 of this month. Thank you sad an confused. By the way the car was in drive but at a stand still.

- Bloomington, CA, USA

problem #8

May 112016


  • miles
Drivers air bag popped when the door was slammed stationary, , the steering wheel and dash airbags popped while car was in motion moving appx 35 M P H, on rural road.

- Ridgeville, SC, USA

problem #7

Nov 282017


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle in front abruptly stopped causing the contact to rear end the vehicle. The front driver side air bag failed to deploy. In addition, the front passenger seat was occupied but the air bag failed to deploy. A police report was filed. There were no injuries sustained that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an unknown location. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #6

Jul 082017


  • miles
Dealer has failed to replace airbag, been to the dealer more than once for other unresolved issues.

- Gardena, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 222017


  • 36,000 miles
Was in a car accident the airbags never deployed the seat belt didn't support the upper part of my body chest hit the steering wheel and seat belts never locked in place and now seatbelt light on dash

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 012017


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2016 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 17V253000 (air bags) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The contact received a recall notification in June of 2017. The dealer (round rock Nissan, 3050 North ih 35, round rock, tx, 78681) stated the parts were unavailable for the repair. The manufacturer was also contacted and informed the contact that the parts were available and transferred the contact to the dealer. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #3

May 052017


  • miles
Nissan posted a new recall for Nissan Sentra (17V-253 recall date: April 13, 2017) however they have not actually released parts for this recall and will not for several more weeks. They are misleading the public that there is a fix for this airbag issue when in fact there is no current remedy.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 212016


  • 3,500 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Nissan Sentra. While driving 35 mph, the passenger side air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 3,500.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 152016


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Nissan Sentra. When the front seat was occupied by an adult, the front passenger warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V244000 (air bags) and 16V244000 (air bags); however, the remedies failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

- Forked River, NJ, USA