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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,173 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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2004 Nissan Sentra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 162010

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 39,720 miles


Nissan Sentra 2004 model - manufacturer defect - recall required. Dear, this is regarding my Sentra car - doing service only with Nissan dealer. Took the car 3 times to dealer for the same problem - only on the 3rd time they could find the problem. Seems they never came across this type of problem before. Brake booster does not send fluid to brake -stalls the car middle of the freeway/highway from 65/55miles to 5 miles - suddenly comes sudden halt in highway. Gave full acceleration, it doesn't move more than 5 miles/hr. Returned to car dealer again. Avoided several accidents. My services charges were $1,200 - which includes fuel system replacement, brake pads, rotors - at early stage - @39700 miles. Very bad experience with Nissan for the first time - I had Altima before. It is a total manufacturer defect. I am worried as my teen age daughter and wife are driving this car. Informed Nissan, they said it is normal/common defect.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 032004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,800 miles
20 feet after pulling out of the driveway, suddenly there was a vibration in the steering, the brakes failed to function, the vehicle veered to the left and went into a ditch and impacted a sewer drain. The driver was severely burned by the airbags when they deployed. The insurance company totaled the vehicle. The cause of the above failures is undetermined.

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #1

May 192004

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving at any speed consumer heard a loud noise coming from the rear. Consumer was able to maintained control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that brake system needed to be cleaned.

- Glen Cove, NY, USA

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