definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

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problem #1

Sep 152004

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Check engine light on. Dealer stated bad mass air flow sensor due to after market air filter. Stp filter(manufacturer states filter meets or exceeds Nissan specs.) first price quote from dealer for repair $800 plus. (matrix pricing?) second price $565 (list price on part, plus labor) when I questioned the pricing difference with Nissan, they said dealers can charge any price they want for parts. They don't have to follow list pricing! seems like a poor way to treat customers. I ended up getting the part through a Nissan dealer in Arizona for $365, installed it in five minutes. Judging by what I have been reading, this is a common problem. The problem arose within days of the dealer replacing the crank sensor due to a recall. The vehicleia a 2000 Sentra gxe with 45,000 miles on it. Perhaps Nissan should have a recall for this problem.

- Stratford, CT, USA