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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,871 miles

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2004 Nissan Sentra engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Apr 082013


  • miles


The car could be going down the road then it would just shut down.

- Statesville , NC, USA

problem #5

Feb 012013


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who informed the contact that the electronic control module had failed. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 06V242000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage and current mileages were 110,000.

- Batavia, OH, USA

problem #4

May 182012


  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while traveling 35 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact merged to the side of the road and was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,000 and the current mileage was 105,000.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 152012

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while waiting a traffic light the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the crank sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 75,000...updated 09/04/12 the consumer also stated the core sensor was replaced.

- Kaneohe , HI, USA

problem #2

Mar 242012

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 144,394 miles
I believe that the engine is unsafe due to a design flaw with the vehicle. The engine blew 2 head gaskets twice. The first time at ~40000 miles, the second at ~144000 miles. The damage was severe enough that the engine had to be replaced on the second incident. Both cases there was no indicaiton of any issues till the incident other than the heater stopped working. None of the gauges showed any difference from normal operation.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #1

May 032012


  • 43,090 miles
I was driving my car home from work and my engine started to miss fire. About half way home on the pulaski bridge my car shut off. I was able to restart my car while it was in motion as I drive a stick shift car. I still noticed the car was still misfiring so before I drove threw the holland tunnel I pulled over and shut the car off. I gave it a few minutes and restarted my car and it didn't sound as bad so I continue on to manhattan. I got about three blocks from my home and car shut off again. This time it had a engine light. I parked my car went home and got my obd2 reader and found a code P0301 cylinder one misfire. I pulled the plug to find it was in closed position, so I looked up on the internet and found that this engine has butterfly screws in the intake manifold that come loose and causes this to happen. I took my car to Nissan and was charged to replace the spark plug. This did not fix the problem I myself am a mechanic so I removed the intake manifold to find I was missing a screw from the butterfly above cylinder 1. Nissan corporate was called and so far nothing has come out of this. I need help please.

- New York, NY, USA

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