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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
62,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace blown head gasket (1 reports)
2003 Nissan Sentra engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012009

Sentra GXE 1.8L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Coolant disappears, Heat Problems, Bad Starting Difficulties getting worse. I have learned that this is a common problem with this engine in these Nissan's. This repair job will run you anywhere between 1200 and 1800 dollars. This car has been problems from day one. Nissan in Milford Ct. should be ashamed of selling these hunks of junk. Add this to my list of vehicles I will never buy again. I will definitely never buy another Nissan. You have lost me as a customer for good and I will let everyone know about this piece of crap on 4 wheels.

- , Oxford, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 162007

Sentra GL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

I just need help if anybody had a similar problem and share it with me, so I can fix my car.

- , Durham, NC, USA

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