Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2005 Sentra earned its clunker status after numerous reports of blown head gaskets.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,900 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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2005 Nissan Sentra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 182006

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,900 miles


I purchased my 2005 Sentra brand new in March of 2005. I currently have only 8K miles on my vehicle. I've not had any accidents or had to slam on the brakes. My car has been making a thumping noise from the rear end for about a month. I took it in to Nissan today and they told me it was most likely my tires. I still insisted they check it out, and they confirmed that the rear drums are warped and I will need new drums and brake shoes on the rear wheels. With only 8K miles on a brand new vehicle that is well maintained, how is this possible?

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

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