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:
73,848 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 steering problems

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2005 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

Mar 042016


  • 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 #1

Mar 192011


  • 82,544 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Sentra. While driving at a low speed, the contact noticed that the temperature gauge began to increase as the vehicle overheated. In addition, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnosed that the head gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,544.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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