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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
26,775 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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2009 Nissan Sentra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 302014


  • 39,000 miles


The vehicle failed to stop due to brake vibration and instability and hitting another vehicle, and my son died in the accident due to severer injuries

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 012013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
Brakes make loud squealing and grinding noise starting as little as 8 to 10 thousand miles even when pads and rotors are fine. The steering column pops and jolts slightly when turning starting at 27 thousand miles. The car makes a clunking noise when taking moderate to hard right or left turns at any speed. One tire sensor has already gone bad at 20 thousand miles.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

May 282014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Any time you step on the brakes they have a very loud squeal when backing up. (backing out of a parking spot in a parking lot). Have to pump brakes while backing up to get squeal to stop. Has done this since vehicle was purchased in August 2009 to date. Have had several different mechanics, including a Nissan dealer, look at the brakes at least 10+ times and they found no issues. Also when you step on brakes while driving to come to a stop there is a loud scraping noise coming from the passenger side front. Again nothing found by Nissan dealer.

- Corinth, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 162008

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, she attempted to engage the brakes and the vehicle exhibited a grinding and knocking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100 and the current mileage was 61,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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