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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2005 Sentra earned its clunker status after numerous reports of blown head gaskets.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,923 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #13

Jul 202016

Sentra

  • 139,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #12

May 152015

Sentra

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V287000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

Mar 042016

Sentra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. Upon entering the vehicle, the contact observed that the steering wheel was cracked and the air bag was ejected. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V287000 (air bags). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #10

Oct 222015

Sentra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V287000 (air bags) however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact has not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 032015

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
2005 Nissan Sentra. Consumer writes in regards to airbag recall notice issues recall # 15V287000. The consumer stated two years he was involved in an accident and the air bag did not deploy.

- Dillard, GA, USA

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problem #8

Jun 022015

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owned a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The contact's daughter was involved in a crash. The air bags deployed with explosive force. The vehicle was destroyed. The explosions occurred a few minutes after the air bags deployed. The contact's daughter was injured and received medical attention. A police report was filed. The contact discovered that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V287000 (air bags), but was not notified to have the vehicle repaired. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was unavailable...updated 06-16-15 updated 8/10/15

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #7

Apr 212015

Sentra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V701000 (air bags) however, the parts needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #6

Apr 202015

Sentra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V701000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Land Olakes, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 082014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
The passenger-side airbag improperly deployed thereby exploding and rupturing which resulted in significant and permanent injuries.....updated 02-03-15.......updated 03/31/15

- Melbourne , FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 012014

Sentra

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the air bag warning light sporadically illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where he was notified that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V701000 (air bags). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 192014

Sentra

  • 0 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I am very unsafe driving around in a vehicle with a takata airbag that can become a death instrument at any time by shooting parts into my brain and body.

- Flemington, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 012014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
1) I heard that airbags on my car may not function as they are designed to do. There may be a recall. Please advise. 2) for the past 3-4 months, I have noticed a thumping sound/vibration when I press my brakes. It doesn't do it everyday. Some days, after the car is driven a few miles, every single time I use my brakes the first time I noticed it, I was driving and had to put on brakes suddenly and I heard it. Now it still happens, but I hear and feel a thumping underneath the floor on the left back-when there is a passenger sitting behind the driver and this sound occurs, they report to me that they can actually feel the thump under their feet. Other days I don't hear it all. If I have a full load of four people, I hear it and feel it frequently. Sometime it sounds like its under the trunk or in that back seat area. We had the car examined by a local reputable repair shop, they did not hear the thump and stated they would have to hear it or feel it in order to make any repairs.. they did examine the car and found nothing that should be making this noise, in their opinion. Do you have any suggestions on what is going on. Current mileage: 172,000. Cell phone: [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Greenville, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 142005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2005 Nissan Sentra which my daughter drives. This car has front airbags as well as side airbags. My daughter had an accident 2 years ago. She hit the back of another car. There was $4,000 worth of damage to the front end. I was concerned because the airbags did not deploy. On Saturday she was driving to NY from va and was traveling 45 mph and a car stopped suddenly in the middle of the street. She tried to swerve out of the way, but ended up slamming into the back of the other car. The insurance company totaled the car yesterday....again non of the air bags deployed. There was nothing left to the front of the car and it also smashed the drivers side of the car. No air bags deployed, front or side.

- South Riding, VA, USA

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