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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Nissan Sentra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 252006

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I was involved in a crash on the mentioned date. A lady ran a red, yellow, or a green yield light. I smashed the front end of my car going approximately 25-30 mph into her front passenger side fender totaling my car valued at $10500. The car was a 2002 Nissan Sentra ser. My main complaint is the air bags did not go off. I was under the impression that any head on collision going 10 mph or above, the air bags should deploy. Please inform me if this is true and what my options are.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #4

Dec 202005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Air bag failed to deploy during rear-end high speed impact accident. In addition, the rear windshield glass exploded spraying the interior with small pieces of glass.

- Gainesville, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 052003


  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the air bags did not deploy.

- Paulden, AZ, USA

problem #2

Feb 142003


  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a collision, and the air bags did not deploy, consumer was injured.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 012002


  • miles
While traveling at 35 mph, another vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign. Consumer hit the other drivers rear door area. Consumer states none of the airbags deployed. Consumer was injured.

- Sanford, FL, USA

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