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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,327 miles

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2002 Nissan Sentra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 042008


  • miles


Took my car in for oil change and the dip stick plastic top broke off. Fortunately the mechanics managed to use some glue type product to the sick and retrieve it. They have ordered a new dip stick for me at no cost, but obviously, on reading your site this is a Nissan problem and the garage that changed my oil should not be responsible for the replacement of the oil stick. A recall and different material should be used instead of plastic which goes brittle with heat of engine.

- Toronto, 00, USA

problem #1

Nov 142005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,654 miles
My 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R stalled several times and the check engine light came on. I took it to the Nissan dealer and they said it was the throttle control unit. They replaced the unit twice because the first one was defective. I have since taken the car back to Nissan 4 times for the same problem. It is not being fixed properly. They also replaced the computer and charged me $1200 for what was basically an oil change. The check engine light just came on again today and I will take it back to Nissan tomorrow. There is something definitely wrong with this car and it is dangerous to drive as it stalls out while I am driving. I am not going to rish mine or my childrens life because Nissan can't figure out how to fix this dangerous problem! they keep blaming it on other things like the brand of gas I use! it's disgraceful how dealerships do this.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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