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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,969 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012009


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Sentra. He stated that while driving approximately 10 mph and approaching a stop sign or traffic light the vehicle stalled. The check engine warning light illuminated each time the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the electronic control module was not responding to the engine. The mechanic also stated that recall number 03V477000, electrical system, ignition module was related; however, the manufacturer confirmed that his VIN was not included. No repairs have been made. The current and failure mileages were under 110,000.

- Mes, AZ, USA

problem #4

Feb 012009


  • 148,948 miles
The service engine soon light went on 2/1/09. Trouble was reported on 2/5/09 when vehicle was delivered for service at midas auto service, 463 glynn St., fayetteville, ga. Refer to invoice where a relay/ECM was replaced. The vehicle was driven home to owner's residence at 6302 morgan place ct., atlanta, ga. A potentially catastrophic event followed when the owner was driving the vehicle was driven on an atlanta interstate and the car cut off and a serious wreck was somehow averted. Vehicle was subsequently towed to Firestone complete auto care; 2460 N druid hills rd. Ne. symptom was described: ┐┐cut off while driving. Oil light and battery light came on first┐. the service report said in part, ┐has blown ignition fuse and no power to the coils, replaced fuse and everything seems to be working ok. The remaining comments can be found in the service report. Vehicle was driven home. Next problem occurred on 2/9/09 when owner was leaving to go to work in the morning. The vehicle engine cut off on a local route. The car was subsequently towed to midas auto service, 6550 roswell rd., sandy springs, ga. The diagnostic package revealed, ┐┐ codes P0140, P0505, P0137, and P0460 which indicated a total emissions failure on the cat converter and all four O2 sensors. Subsequently, the vehicle ignition relay circuit (relay replaced 2/1/09) repeatedly blew fuses. The vehicle was subsequently driven back to midas auto service, 463 glynn St., fayetteville, ga without incident. The diagnostic evaluation and subsequent research indicated that the ECM module was defective. The safety recall from NHTSA campaign id no. 03V477000, came up in the midas research and it was determined that the lining material from the ECM box had not been replaced.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012006

Sentra 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer Nissan Sentra engine began to run rough before recall notice. Diagnostic read ECM had a failure code for #4 cylinder misfire P0304. The consumer requested to have the ECM replacment performed.

- Woodbury, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 182005


  • miles
Nissan Sentra 2001, problems with steering and brakes. The consumer was never notified of 2 recalls before the failure occurred. The dealer informed the consumer that corrosion and a loose battery terminal caused the vehicle to become inoperative. The dealer stated either recall could have caused the vehicle to stall.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 242004

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,899 miles
While driving, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, who performed a diagnostic test to determine the cause of the problem. The consumer believed the problems associated with the vehicle were related to recall 03V455000 and 03V477000.

- Toa Baja, PR, USA

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