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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
105,881 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace head gasket (2 reports)
2002 Nissan Sentra engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #2

May 032015

Sentra GXE 1.8L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,500 miles


Engine started to misfire during initial start. Sometimes the engine light would come on, sometimes it wouldn't. When I got the code checked, there was a misfire on cylinder #3 (P0303 code). I went to go change the plugs (which was changed 30,000 miles ago) and coil packs. Before I installed the new parts, I inspected cylinder 3 after I removed the spark plug. That's when I noticed a sheen to the surface. After closer look, it was coolant. I checked the coolant reservoir and noticed in was just above min which in the past was always normal level. So, now my car has a leaky/blown head gasket. has the repair listed at $825 at a non-dealer garage. My guess it could be even closer to $1000. I have decided to not fix it and get a new car since I believe this car is not worth fixing.

- , Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 222011

Sentra LX 3.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 72,262 miles

This is way too few kilometres to need a new head gasket and should be recalled

- , Toronto, ON, canada

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