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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles

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2002 Nissan Sentra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 172008


  • 89,000 miles


1) car was parked in driveway while gone for the weekend. Car was driven as recently as the Friday prior to the start of the weekend. The car was to be driven for groceries Sunday night, however when the car started, gas sprayed from below the car until the tank was empty. Upon exiting the car, the driveway was covered in gasoline. Car was then turned off. 2) second occurrences of this failure. First occurrence was 3 months prior. 3) after first occurrence, car was towed to local mechanic. Fault was attributed to small animal chewing on fuel line and entering gas tank (found dead in tank). For second occurrence, car will be towed to dealership for repair.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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