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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,667 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 engine problems

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2001 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 152005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles


While driving a child came in front of vehicle and the owner tried to use the horn and it didn't work. The owner noticed about two months ago the horn stopped working. Dealer charged 89 dollars for diagnosis, and reported that there was a problem with the wiring harness. Dealer reports that since the vehicle is past warranty, then there would be no financial responsibility on the part of Nissan. Owner noticed others have had the same problem with vehicle. The horn has not worked since the first failure, and there are no warning lights on in the vehicle. There was also a problem with the gas pedal sticking and the dealer reported that was a normal maintenance issue. Nissan reports that there is nothing they can do to help.

- Fairhaven, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 112005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
While driving 40 mph accelerator pedal stuck. Consumer was able to decelerate the vehicle with braking. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 212002


  • 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

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