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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 miles

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2002 Nissan Sentra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012008


  • 70,000 miles


I own a 2002 Nissan Sentra and at a routine oil change I was informed that the plastic handle on my oil dipstick broke off and the dipstick is stuck down in the tube. The dealer wants $350 to remove it. I understand that this is a very common problem and that it could cause more serious problems.

- Mays Landing, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 102007


  • miles
The plastic handle on the oil dipstick is broken. I have searched for a solution on the internet and found that this is a very common problem with Nissan Sentra. Mine is a 2002 Sentra gxe.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 282003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Paint problems... excessive paint chipping (front bumper) and surface rust after 1 year of owning car! dealer refuses to repaint damaged panels. Though openly admits to Nissan paint problems!

- Tazewell, VA, USA

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