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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,250 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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2001 Nissan Sentra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 292003


  • 45,000 miles


While driving at 35 mph vehicle stalled and shut down in the middle of the highway. Before total shut down steering wheel and brakes locked up, almost resulting in an accident. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who in turn informed the consumer that the crank positioning sensor was defective. There was a recall on this vehicle, but not for consumer's VIN number. The dealer wanted to charge consumer for recall repairs. Manufacturer was notified of the problem.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 282002


  • miles
While driving would step on brakes pedal to reduce speed or to stop vehicle, but brakes will not function on time, causing extended stopping distance.

- Cochela, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 262001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes the pedal does not go to floor. However, the system appears to lock up, causing extended stopping distance. Cause unknown. Consumer states this is a very poor engineering design of the braking system that causes the brakes to lock up when they are applied beyond a very slow driving condition.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving 35-40- mph and applying brakes abruptly, brakes will lock up and vehicle slides. This happens every time at that speed/ wet or dry road conditions. Vehicle taken to dealer once, cannot remedy.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

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