10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,253 miles

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problem #15

Mar 122022

Sentra

  • miles
Locks on doors would not work with remote, and to get out keys to get fixed. When to Nissan 2 times for them to fix. Dark at night could not get in car safely. No warning signs Windows would not go up or down, had to get windows fixed, due to rain can hinder my vison while driving. No warnings, Nissan fixed after going back two times Back up Camera had to be replaced or fixed. Car would not start. Said it was a break lamp sensor, which was recalled on 2019 and prior Nissan Sentra's. I have a 2020 no recall yet No incident has happened yet, but could cause grave danger if not fixed! This whole car needs to be recalled!

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #14

Oct 252021

Sentra

  • miles
I had brought my car up to the dealership for an oil change, and they said there was a recall on the tie rods. They said they checked them out, but never gave me paperwork for it. And I-€™ve looked it up and it said no recall have been serviced on. A week or two later me and another passenger got in my car and put it in reverse, and heard a small pop as I turned the wheel I didn-€™t think anything of it at first. Then we started heading down the road we got to a stop light and my car was stalling the transmission didn-€™t sound right for a little while. And then we where going about 35 mph and started slowing down to about 10-15 mph to make a turn, as I started turning the wheel we heard a loud pop. All of a sudden I had lost control of the car, the right front side tire had broke off and barely holding only by the wires and piece of metal. Then we hit the curb almost hitting another car and smoke started coming out of the A/C vents. And also no warning for anything ever came up. the problem has not been reproduced or confirmed by a dealer or independent service center. The dealership has inspected it.

- Gulf Shores , AL, USA

problem #13

Mar 262020

Sentra

  • miles
Back-up camera display intermittently displays "blue screen" when car in reverse (has been on-going issue since taking delivery of car 3-2020 and, as a result of current pandemic, do not drive as much as I might otherwise have driven - 9,500 miles on car a this point). Have taken to dealership several times for them to diagnose and fix problem - no success. One visit to dealer they witnessed failure and supposedly documented in their tracking system. As mentioned, this is intermittent problem which makes it all the more aggravating as does not fail all the time. Yes, vehicle is available for inspection, if needed. Currently trying to find convenient time to take car back to shop for additional review as requested by Nissan regional team. Thanks,

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #12

Oct 122021

Sentra

  • miles
When accelerating, the entire vehicle jerks vigorously. Causing the vehicle to temporarily stall. After few seconds it gains control. Big orange error message displays. Saying vehicle malfunction with 6 different error messages.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #11

Oct 252021

Sentra

  • miles
I had brought my car up to the dealership for an oil change, and they said there was a recall on the tie rods. They said they checked them out, but never gave me paperwork for it. And I-€™ve looked it up and it said no recall have been serviced on. A week or two later me and another passenger got in my car and put it in reverse, and heard a small pop as I turned the wheel I didn-€™t think anything of it at first. Then we started heading down the road we got to a stop light and my car was stalling the transmission didn-€™t sound right for a little while. And then we where going about 35 mph and started slowing down to about 10-15 mph to make a turn, as I started turning the wheel we heard a loud pop. All of a sudden I had lost control of the car, the right front side tire had broke off and barely holding only by the wires and piece of metal. Then we hit the curb almost hitting another car and smoke started coming out of the A/C vents. And also no warning for anything ever came up. the problem has not been reproduced or confirmed by a dealer or independent service center. The dealership has inspected it.

- Gulf Shores , AL, USA

problem #10

Mar 262020

Sentra

  • miles
Back-up camera display intermittently displays "blue screen" when car in reverse (has been on-going issue since taking delivery of car 3-2020 and, as a result of current pandemic, do not drive as much as I might otherwise have driven - 9,500 miles on car a this point). Have taken to dealership several times for them to diagnose and fix problem - no success. One visit to dealer they witnessed failure and supposedly documented in their tracking system. As mentioned, this is intermittent problem which makes it all the more aggravating as does not fail all the time. Yes, vehicle is available for inspection, if needed. Currently trying to find convenient time to take car back to shop for additional review as requested by Nissan regional team. Thanks,

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #9

Oct 122021

Sentra

  • miles
When accelerating, the entire vehicle jerks vigorously. Causing the vehicle to temporarily stall. After few seconds it gains control. Big orange error message displays. Saying vehicle malfunction with 6 different error messages.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #8

Jul 022021

Sentra

  • miles
Driving 40 mph car for no reason slams on break. Flashing large Red warning across the screen.The car is Unsafe to drive. Can cause a fatal accident. Passenger and driver at risk for injury due to unaware sudden stop on road while driving. When this happened Driver has no control of car. Before the car was purchased I saw a yellow buzzing light. The seller said to leave it over night for repair. The next day I was told by the seller the car was inspected and repaired by manufacturer. The seller said the car was fixed. When I drove it off the lot, the yellow light was still coming on buzzing. Then the car malfunctioned on the road.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #7

Mar 052021

Sentra

  • 9,000 miles
The car brakes on its own when nothing is around. I was on city street

- Cabazon, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 172020

Sentra

  • 1,500 miles
Purchased car in October 2020. Car started braking involuntary while driving 10-25 mph. No objects were in front of the car. This has happened 4 times. This happened on my last vehicle and Nissan had a major recall to change the sensors/camera. At this time there is no fix. I have taken my car in 5 times regarding the 4 times it has braked involuntarily. I am over it. The A/C also blew hot air due to too much freon. My battery died less than 90 days from purchase. This car has been a nightmare!! I live in miami and traffic is bad. I am worried that an SUV will slam into the back of me when there is traffic and rain. (rains most of the year). I have a 7 yeat old.and frar we will get rear ended.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 062020

Sentra

  • 15,000 miles
On the morning of December 6, 2020. I left my parking lot and proceeded up warwick ave, towards franklin St and I slowed to go over a bump, when I went over the bump as I have many times, my steering wheel shifted to the right, sending me into a parked car and even though I tried to turn my wheel my car wouldn't go left. When I got out of my car to look I noticed a clean break on my inner outer tie rods which is weird because this is a 2020 car and I just got it in March 2020. I need help because I cannot afford to get this fixed.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Oct 142020

Sentra

  • 3,600 miles
The back up camera fails to display. The camera goes out for days at a time. When it comes back on it works for a while then fails again

- Queensbury, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 182020

Sentra

  • 4,000 miles
Back camera and front one does not work, in August when the weather went to 122 degrees camara went blue, the I went took it on the second wee of 10/16/2020. Torre Nissan kept the car for 5 days and then gave it back to me saying the engeeniers have found no solution for the car part. The back camera sometimes works but sometimes it does not. But I can not see the front of the back cars. I can crash against them.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 202020

Sentra

  • 4,200 miles
Crash warning light, blind side light, and lane departure not working. All warning lights came on and systems no longer operating.. took vehicle in to get camera recalibration. Worked for 2 driving trips, lights came back on following morning.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 032020

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 11,500 miles
Collision alarm sounds, brakes are automatically applied car almost stops when there is nothing close to the front of the car. This has occurred about 4 or 5 times since I got the car in April 2020. It has happened on a major highway, sometimes in an urban area. The dealer takes it on a test drive, and proclaims "no trouble found". this happened at 45 mph and less than 30. Time of day doesn't seem to matter, nor does weather. Last time this happened was about 2 or 3 June.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA