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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,685 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Nissan Sentra fuel system problems

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2005 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 212016


  • 139,000 miles


Vapor canister - fuel is spilling all over the ground when filling up because the vapor canister does not work properly. The company refuses to take any care of it despite the fact it is a recall 05V269000.

- Flemington, NJ, USA

problem #10

Jul 202016


  • 139,000 miles
Ar bags made by takata. Never fixed on recall. Represent damge to driver to kill them. Humidity can cause danger to drife to kill them. Never recalled by Nissan NJ is the most humid state.

- Flemington, NJ, USA

problem #9

Aug 012015


  • 205,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. While operating the vehicle, the odor of fuel was present. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 205,000.

- Toney, AL, USA

problem #8

Jun 162015


  • 106,540 miles


While pumping gas after 1.50 or less pump shuts off and gas spills out on to the ground this over and over while trying to put $20 in takes so long and so much gas spilling out is dangerous and now my engine light is on which happen at the same time

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 162005


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that whenever refueling, fuel would overflow and splash all over the contact. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Carterville, IL, USA

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problem #6

Jan 072013


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they advised that the failure could have been caused by the fuel cap not being secured. The vehicle was repaired however, the dealer advised that the warning light could possibly re-illuminate and if so, to bring the vehicle back for further inspection. The dealer determined that if the failure recurred, then there could possibly have been a fuel leak somewhere. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Smock, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 062012


  • 160,000 miles


Engine code P1446 evap canister vent control valve. Vehicle would spit out gas when trying to refuel. Valve need to be replaced.

- Sea Bright, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 012012

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
As I was pumping gas into the vehicle gas began to pour on to the car. The gas tank was empty but the pump continued to click as if the tank were full and there were excessive fumes coming out of the tank.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #3

Oct 182012

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
NHTSA action number: RQ06001 requires Nissan to fix the recalled crankshaft sensor in our car because the part has been recalled for safety reasons, however Nissan refuses to fix this problem. It is unsafe to drive and needs to be fixed.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #2

Aug 062012

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
Cannot fill gas tank normally. With a 1/4 tank, there is back-fill that causes the gas pump to 'click' off as if it is full. Other times, you hear the 'swooshing' sound of a back-fill, and gas has come flying back out at me while 'attempting' to put gas in the car - severe hazard!!! checked the code and sure enough, like thousands of others, voila - it's the evap canister vent valve malfunction... in this case, it's 'closed'. it can take up to 8 minutes to put 2 gallons worth of gas in, needless to say, vapor fumes are strong, and gas dribbles out. Filling up this vehicle is a pain in the _____. It appears to be a well documented issue with Nissan vehicles and it appears to me, Nissan does not want to take care of this issue.

- New Gloucester, ME, USA

problem #1

Dec 082009


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. While driving approximately 45 mph, the engine staled with the illumination of the entire instrument panel. The contact was able to coast to the side of the road safely. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the crank shaft position sensor was replaced at the owner's expense. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 07V527000 (engine and engine cooling); however the VIN was unavailable. In addition, whenever refueling the fuel would spray out of the fuel tank filler neck. There was a recall related to the defect under NHTSA campaign id number 05V269000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage). The VIN was inelgible under the recall; however the dealer had taken responsibility of the repair expense. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- South Paris, ME, USA

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