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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,500 miles

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2002 Nissan Sentra cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 252006

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


After purchasing a Nissan Sentra gxe 2002 -- about 1 month later the service engine light came on and I had to pay almost 300 dollars to replace the radiator thermostat--of course this repair and the next was not covered by the warranty that I purchased--after 5 months both engine belts had to be replaced--another 175 bucks. Now I hear a suspicious creaking from the rear end--I can't wait to find out what that is. Oh--I almost forgot--one day after taking the car home I had to repair a rear tire and the paint is peeling and fading.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 102005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Nissan Sentra 2002 with less then 28000 ml has leaking engine head gasket and radiator and broken steering rack and pinion and steering power assist. Car was purchased new and never had an accident. Car is dangerous to drive - steering does not work. Nissan sold me a lemon car and refuses to repair it.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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