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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,300 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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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 012007

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The accelerator freezes frequently. When it becomes unstuck, the car lurches either forward or backward depending on which gear it's in. I have had some near misses with other autos and structures.

- Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #5

Jul 272004

Sentra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the accelerator pedal vehicle failed to move. Consumer applied the accelerator pedal numerous times, and vehicle suddenly accelerated. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 312002

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
I have a 2002 Nissan Sentra gxe that was bought on September 29, 2001 as a brand new car. The gas pedal hardens and does not respond when my foot press on it after the car has been stationary at a stop sign or at a red light. A second foot press on the gas pedal gets the car going but it causes the car to jerk back and the back wheels to skid as though I was putting excessive force on the acceleration. This has been very dangerous for me especially in wet weather. I brought the car to the dealer when I find out that the problem does not associate with the fact that the car was new and has to be broken in. On two occasions, when I complained of the problem, the dealer technician found build up in the throttle chamber and manually cleaned out the throttle chamber. However, the above described problem kept coming back and has proven to be very dangerous for me on the road. I would like to know why there are build up in the throttle chamber, and I would like for the dealer to find a permanent solution to this problem.

- Thibodaux, LA, USA

problem #3

Oct 292003

Sentra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Gas pedal sticks when accelerating after stopping. As per invoice and charge to customer: BG3 bg fuel system service special 1 cp $49.52; 1 9182-6X fuel ind svc $46.43. Service advisor advised customer to discontinue use of regular gas (87 octane) and to start using premium gas.problem occurred over a period of time. Incident date indicated is actually date of service. I have no idea what oem means. It is difficult to identify the "component."

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 152002

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Throttle pedal sticks. When going to take off from a stopped position excessive force needs to be used. Was told to clean throttle body and it didn't fix the problem.

- Havelock, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 102003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,800 miles
The floormat of my 2002 Nissan Sentra ser spec V got caught under my gas pedal causing it to become stuck to the floor. I was able to turn off the key and pull off to the side of the highway. I noticed that the floor mat keeps twisting where this will be a recurring problem. These are the factory floor mats. I checked to see if there was a recall, which there was, but the manufacturer states that my car was not involved in the recall. I explained that what happened to me is the reason for the recall, but they said that they would not replace the mats without charging me. I complained directly to Nissan through their web site, and other than a confirmation notice they have failed to respond to my complaint. I'm sure that this condition will cause accidents, but Nissan does not seem to care. This is a safety issue, I couldn't care less about getting new floormats, mine are in perfect condition, but are dangerous.

- East Northport, NY, USA

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