really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
79,600 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
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problem #3

May 202022


  • CVT transmission
  • 138,653 miles

CVT transmission failed 1 year after I bought the car (used, not from a dealership). Local mechanic couldn't touch it as the computer said there was a miscommunication between the transmission and the engine. Dealership said that CVTs "just fail like that" and quoted it as around $5k for a new one. That's way over the cost of the car. Never got it fixed. Don't buy anything with a CVT.

- Rya L., San Diego, US

problem #2

Oct 172014

Sentra 3.2L

  • CVT transmission
  • 12,000 miles

At around 12,000 miles, the gear shift lever locked up in a parking lot and could not be put into gear. Had to really force it to get it to the dealership. The timing was about one week over the 3 year warranty. Even though the warranty book says the drive train is warrantied for 6 years, and 60,000 miles.

I paid between $150 and $200 to get my car back. If there is a class action suit for Nissan Sentra, I would like to join it.

- Thomas L., Edmond, OK, US

problem #1

May 202013

Sentra 2.0

  • CVT transmission
  • 88,000 miles

Nissan is aware of the problem and they did nothing to fix it. All they did was to replace the old defective CVT with a new defective CVT.

That is why my Nissan Sentra 2010 with 88,000 it is on its 4th CVT (transmission)

- Guillermo R., Las Vegas, US