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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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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 #3

Feb 152005

Sentra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving another vehicle crossed over into consumer's vehicle lane and hit the Nissan head on. Upon impact, both airbags did not deploy, and the driver 's seat belt sheared off during the collision. This caused the driver to be ejected from the vehicle. It then crashed into the concrete barrier. Passengers sustained minor injuries, and were transported to the hospital by ambulance. The driver was doa. Vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance company. This information was furnished by the wife.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 152002


  • miles
Consumer states vehicle was involved in a frontal collision of 30-35 mph and neither air bag deployed. The dealer and manufacturer were notified. Nlm

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

Jun 222000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Master cylinder was not pumping anti-lock brake fluid properly, causing brakes to fail in an emergency stopping situation. Dealer has been contacted. The customer had brakes fixed twice but failed again causing accident. Air bags also failed to deploy.

- Knoxvile, TN, USA

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