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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
168,000 miles

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1998 Nissan Sentra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 022005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 168,000 miles


Consumer has a 1998 Nissan Sentra. When she went to remove items from the trunk, she sliced her hand sliced on the surface of the trunk lid in the back that connects to the back of the car. There was a sharp piece of metal that was unseen to the consumer. This cut felt like a razor blade cutting her hand. The metal was towards the center of the trunk. This happened on July 2, 2005. Dealer and manufacturer had not been contacted as of yet. There was no hospital visit. Owner had never noticed this before. Consumer did not have any information about the dealership available. Consumer said it was a scary thing to find hand cut like that.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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