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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,000 miles

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1998 Nissan Sentra exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1998 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 222003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles


My car lost power, I had to drive maybe (6) six miles to the dealer.went I got there I got out and noticed that there was smoke coming form trunk.I open trunk and saw that the carpet was smoking and had melted.there was a burnt spot where the carpet point is that I had three quarter tank of gas in my car.I could have been blown-up in that car if I had to go much really burnt that carpet good.the cause of the problem was that it was the exhaust manifold and the converter, which comes together and cost $901.87 to repair.I bought this car only a week prior to the incident, from the Nissan dealership on hwy 70 East no dought.

- New Bern, NC, USA

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