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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 #6

May 012002

Sentra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at a low speed, applied brakes and without warning brakes failed, especially in rainy weather. Dealer has been notified; however, has not been able to remedy the problem. Consumer states that this has almost caused a crash.

- Aguadilla, PR, USA

problem #5

Dec 092001

Sentra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On two occasions when braking on wet road condition vehicle would slide before stopping. Dealer and manufacturer were not notified. Consumer is experiencing this condition on dry pavement at low speeds as well.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #4

Feb 212002

Sentra

  • miles
Car continues to accelerate after foot is removed from the pedal. Occurred several times, but was easily managed by tapping the brake. Brought in for repair and carbon build-up was found on the throttle and cleaned up. Most recent occurrence was more dramatic. I was accelerating quickly (4000+ RPM) from a stop at a red light. Car continued to accelerate at 4000+ RPM. Braking hard did not stop the car, nor did it stop the continued acceleration. Had to put car in neutral and pull over. Engine continued to race at 4000+ RPM, until ignition was turned off. Brought to Nissan service. They checked throttle plate and cable but found no problem, and condition could not be duplicated. Problem has not occurred in the week since, but it has always been intermittent and unpredictable. Should the original problem have been fixed with out charge" what can I do if it happens again" this is a serious safety issue to me, and could have ended badly if one of my kids had been driving instead of me.

- Enfield, CT, USA

problem #3

Oct 012001

Sentra

  • miles

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

Headrest will not stay in down position, it keeps rising up, blocking consumer's view oncoming traffic. Consumer feels this is very dangerous.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 052001

(reported on)

Sentra

  • miles
When traveling at 25-35 mph brakes locked when trying to make a sudden stop. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Fairlawn, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 112001

Sentra

  • miles
Brakes locked at relatively low speed, resulting in an unneccesary crash due to vehicle skiding. The distance should have been pleanty to effectively stop the vehicle.

- Bay Harbor Islands, FL, USA

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