10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,902 miles

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problem #32

Jul 072020

Sentra

  • 70,000 miles
The contact called on behalf of her mother who owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while her mother was driving in a parking lot, the vehicle loss motive power and stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted but failed to respond. The vehicle was towed to lebrun Nissan (396 grant ave, auburn, NY 13021), and was diagnosed that the cvt transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not covered under the warranty. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #31

Mar 192020

Sentra

  • 110,668 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, and slowing to make a turn, the car was still in motion when the engine completely turned off, and put the car in park before it would restart. The contact shifted the gear shifter to park and restarted the vehicle. A few days after the issue mentioned above, the car started for a brief second, then would not restart and Nissan found the issue to be the ECM that was damaged by the positive battery terminal. This also made sense as to why we have always had to buy new batteries every 1-2 years, which caused issues when trying to start the car multiple times.the vehicle was taken to gainesville Nissan located at (3915 N main St, gainesville, fl 32609) where the vehicle was diagnosed with an ECM failure. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was referred to the NHTSA for assistance. The failure mileage was 110,668.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #30

Jan 252020

Sentra

  • 154,369 miles
Was driving and car suddenly wouldn't accerlate and jerking along with check engine light on. Tried to drive it next day but couldn't because car was shaking bad and wouldn't move

- Saint Augustine, FL, USA

problem #29

Feb 012019

Sentra

  • 140,000 miles
Started back in the beginning of 2019. I noticed that the oil has been going down and no external leak. I have to put 1/2 a quart of oil a week into the engine at this point. I have noticed that there are others that are having the same issue with no resolve from Nissan.

- Middleville, MI, USA

problem #28

Jun 202019

Sentra

  • miles
Car stalls while in motion. Usually this is when I am slowing down or when I have come to a stop. It starts right up again but sometimes will stall immediately after restarting multiple times. Sometimes it will stall multiple times a day and sometimes it doesn't stall for a week or more. I took it to a mechanic and he had no idea what the problem was. My VIN number was not included in the previous recalls but it appears to be the same problem.

- Monmouth, OR, USA

problem #27

Jun 132019

Sentra

  • 87,624 miles
Cvt transmission went at 76,000 miles, column assembly shaft lower needs repair at 87000 miles catalytic converters went at 44000 miles replaced and are going again at 87000 miles, car burns massive amounts of oil and have no oil leak or defective parts

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #26

Jan 012018

Sentra

  • miles
I've been getting contacted about lemon law cases for my car - my specific year, make and model but I can't find old receipts that would help me with the cases. My airbag sign keeps going off and the engine is in horrible shape. I have to put in a "thicker" motor fuel to keep it from burning although I do my oil changes regularly. This has been going on for more than a year now. I can't remember the exact date it started happening so I put 1/1/18 as the date below.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #25

Mar 292019

Sentra

  • 45,000 miles
While driving, many times my car lose power and stall out. Rate of speed doesn't seem to affect whether the car stalls. I have to throw the car in park real fast and re-crank it and it typically starts back up. If the car were to stall out while making a turn or in heavy traffic, this could cause a major accident. It is unknown what is causing this, but I did see a recall online that stated the battery terminal might be the cause of the loss of electrical operation.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #24

Jan 242019

Sentra

  • 133,000 miles
While driving, the car may occasionally lose power and stall out. Rate of speed doesn't seem to affect whether the car stalls. I have to throw the car in park real fast and re-crank it and it typically starts back up. If the car were to stall out while making a turn or in heavy traffic, this could cause a major accident. It is unknown what is causing this, but I did see a recall online that stated the battery terminal might be the cause of the loss of electrical operation.

- Killen, AL, USA

problem #23

Dec 122018

Sentra

  • 99,000 miles
I own the sr trim with the 2.0 litre engine, I too experienced the valve knocking and it would trigger a check engine light. I took it to a near by Nissan dealer and they said that this is a known issue. This was at 75,000 miles. On 12/12/2018 with no warning the engine through a rod on the lower portion of the engine. I was driving 30 mph I heard a rattle and a thump, everything went dead on the vehicle.

- Streamwood, IL, USA

problem #22

Sep 012017

Sentra

  • miles
In the colder weather has a lifter noise..as im learning the 2.0 Nissan motor has that problem..I brought it to dealership and they said it was a common problem and dont do anything about it as the car is not worth it. The car has 70,000 miles on it. I hear alot of the Nissan Sentra do the same thing.why cant they do something about it ? it makes the noise when moving or idle

- Easthampton, MA, USA

problem #21

Aug 212018

Sentra

  • 70,000 miles
The engine shuts off while in motion and when standing in idle on a city street.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #20

Jun 182018

Sentra

  • 133,000 miles
The car started making a noise, took it to auto zone & they said it was the belt tightener. The car was having a hard time driving up hills on the way home after getting the part. It actually stalled out at a red light, making it very hard to break. After getting it home & replacing the part the noise was still there. We were going to go back to auto zone to see why & while driving on the way there a valve came shooting through the engine. It was quite alarming sounded like a shot gun went off. We picked up the broken valve, parts of it looked melted, & towed the car home making sure no cars hit us we pushed the car off the rd. Thank god we were not on a hwy with my 5 month old & 11yr old.

- Hillsborough, NC, USA

problem #19

May 202018

Sentra

  • 98,000 miles
Different times on highway and on street driving my car is in gear, when you start to use the brake to slow down the car turns off, you have to come to a complete stop and put it back in park then restart, it turns back on. My mechanic does not no what is wrong.

- West Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #18

Aug 182017

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 69,023 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to crown Nissan (3900 w wendover ave, greensboro, nc), but the failure could not be replicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was approximately 69,023. The consumer stated the engine control module failed while driving.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #17

Feb 022017

Sentra

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine indicator illuminated when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the long block and ECM needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the manufacturer was made aware of issue. The contact was informed that the issues with the vehicle were not covered under the extended warranty program for the continuously variable transmission. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- West Mifflin, PA, USA

problem #16

Feb 182017

Sentra

  • 79,800 miles
Nissan Sentra engine control module (ECM) & positive battery terminal cable (pbtc) - VIN missing from inclusion in multiple campaign numbers replacement of my ECM completed in December of 2016 by woodfield Nissan in hoffman estates, il (invoice attached). Now my positive battery terminal cable needs to be replaced (invoice not yet issued as car is still in the possession of the service station of M'lady Nissan in crystal lake, il). In line with campaign numbers 10V555000 & 11V579000. My VIN number is not associated with either of these campaigns. I fear for my safety and the safety of others in regards to oversight of my vehicle's exclusion and possibly other consumers as well as the recall notes there possibility for the engine to stop running while driving increasing the risk of a crash. My vehicle had a no start in both instances prompting the need for repairs. Also, vehicle has experienced power drains/fluctuation while idling and driving (can be confirmed by M'lady Nissan in crystal lake, il). Dealer service center indicated no issue with the starter or alternator and completed a full start-up check. Mileage at time of ECM replacement: 77,647 mileage at time of pbtc replacement: 79,801

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #15

Jan 172017

Sentra

  • 31,749 miles
My piston rod penetrated through the engine block. Mechanic at empire lakewood Nissan stated my drain plug was tight, and the oil level is in the safe zone on dipstick. My car has an Nissan extended gold preferred warrant until 3/22/2017, and has declined the repair of my car since I did not have all oil changes done at a dealership. Stating they can not verify the quality of work on a non-Nissan facility. I have exactly 31,749 miles on this car. Its a 2010 Nissan Sentra purchased brand new. My car starting smoking, I stopped the car immediately, and had it towed to the nearest Nissan delearship after hours.

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #14

Dec 252016

Sentra

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled on several occasions. The vehicle was able to be restarted. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ECM needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 106,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #13

Nov 092016

Sentra

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the battery terminal burned out the engine control module and the positive battery terminal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V555000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

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