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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,157 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Nissan Sentra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #14

Sep 222006

Sentra

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was rear ended by a Mercury minivan (estimated speed 30 mph) and pushed into a Dodge minivan. The front bumper got cracked in half, the radiator and battery were also displaced. The trunk was damaged, the rear bumper was almost torn off and the rear drivers side panel shows dents beyond the gas cap. I am being told that because I was rear impacted, and pushed into a vehicle with a higher bumper than my own the air bags may not have been supposed to deploy. A rear impact still throws you forward, and the number of SUVS and mini vans on the road makes this seem like a major hazard. Pictures of my car after the accident can be provided upon request.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #13

Oct 292004

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 265,803 miles
Consumer's vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 40 mph with another vehicle and neither frontal air bag deployed. Driver sustained minor injuries to the shoulder and the right arm from the seat belt. Insurance company reported the incident to the dealer and manufacturer.

- Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

problem #12

Apr 142003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 69,400 miles
Driving approx 30-40mph and rear ended another car which my airbags did not deploy and my car was totalled. Reported to Nissan and nothing was done regarding it.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 192003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving down a back road and my front passenger side went off the road into the sand, causing the tie-rod to break. The car shot to the left and I hit a brim of sand and rocks causing the car to roll several times over. I was going approximately 65 mph and the frontal airbags did not deploy.

- Sky Valley, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 242002

(reported on)

Sentra

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a 35 mph collision in which driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy, cause unknown.

- Clear Water, FL, USA

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problem #9

Oct 082001

Sentra

  • miles
Hit another car with front of mine and totaled mine. Air bags never deployed.

- Bay Minette, AL, USA

problem #8

Aug 202001

Sentra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While traveling at 40 mph a deer jumped out in front of vehicle, to avoid hitting deer, consumer hit a wall head-on and two trees. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #7

Mar 142001

Sentra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving about 30 mph consumer hit another vehicle head on, neither airbag deployed.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #6

Jan 042000

Sentra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver hit a telephone pole head-on with an approximately 30 mph impact, and dual airbags did not deploy, which could have resulted in injuires.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #5

Sep 021999

(reported on)

Sentra

  • miles
Consumer was involved 35 mph frontal collision in which the driver's/passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

problem #4

Sep 021999

(reported on)

Sentra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer was involved 35 mph frontal collision in which the driver's/passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

problem #3

Sep 081998

Sentra

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When driving on the highway driver's side airbag deployed.

- Mamia, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 201998

Sentra

  • miles
Consumer made a turn while driving straight at approximately 35mph when another vehicle entered the same lane and hit the Sentra on passenger's side door. Driver's and passenger's air bags deployed upon impact, causing passenger to sustain injuries.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 201998

Sentra

  • miles
Consumer made a turn while driving straight at approximately 35mph when another vehicle entered the same lane and hit the Sentra on passenger's side door. Driver's and passenger's air bags deployed upon impact, causing passenger to sustain injuries.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

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