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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 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.

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2005 Nissan Sentra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 192007

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


Squealing noise under hood reported, told could not duplicate noise. 4 months later returned vehicle to shop. Was told noise is coming from belts whose coatings are cracked but belts are good. Cost $170 plus tax to replace good belts. Apparently the belts used on my 2005 Sentra was defective.

- Chespeake, VA, USA

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