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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,580 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 052015

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 100,200 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp flashed and remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,200. MA 8/10/15

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #5

Nov 102014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 17 miles
Was traveling eastbound on pa St rd 31, at 45mph, around 6pm, November 10. 2014, a 2006 Chevy Malibu darted out from a side street without yielding in front of my vehicle. As the other vehicle when darting out from intersection, the vehicle was directly in front of mine, therefore was unable to stop to prevent crash. Swerved right to try to avoid collision but was unable to avoid contact. Contact was made from the front driver side of my vehicle, as well as the rear driver side of the other vehicle involved. There was no air bag deployment and my vehicle is equipped with driver and passenger air bags.

- Berlin, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 132004

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,261 miles
Dealership replaced the clock spring and the wiring assembly to the steering column at consumer's expense of $385. Driver horn stopped working caused by faulty clock spring.

- Somerset, KY, USA

problem #3

Apr 152002


  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles


My engine failed again while driving 70 mphs on the freeway, the very day after the car had been repaired for yet another defect sensor. It was a miracle I did not crash and kill anyone including myself. Each and every time I have taken the car in, I have requested it be checked for a short in the wiring. Each time I was told no. I later learned thar meant if it didn't show up on the computer, then they wouldn't look for it specifically. Following the latest hazard, I got in Nissan's face. Nissan found a defect oxygen sensor this time. Upon retesting the vehicle, the emc (the brain of the vehicle) was found to be defective. I was also told had I driven the car any longer, the air conditioning unit would have blown too. Well, that explains all the lousy gas mileage this past year. So, here it is a week later and my vehicle remains in the shop with a back ordered emc with no available stock date in sight. I am renting a vehicle and am receiving very little assistance from Nissan as to getting a rental vehicle in the meantime. I am quite concerned I have purchased a brand new spanking yellow lemon. I am quite concerned this vehicle, even with a new emc, will produce other defective sensors once the warranty has expired due to wear and tear from the old one. There are 45 sensors in the vehicle and only 5-10 have blown so far. I am quite certain others are close to failure too. I am just as concerned when both the Nissan representative and the service manager told me this part has been on back order for a very long time as so many vehicles have endured this problme, that the vehicle has not yet been recalled.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 072003

(reported on)


  • miles
While traveling at 25 mph vehicle was involved in a rear end collision, and none of the airbags deployed.

- Flushing, NY, USA

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problem #1

Apr 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger's airbag cover keeps lifting off. Dealer has replaced cover 3 times.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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