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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,897 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.

2009 Nissan Sentra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 222010


  • 47,000 miles


I have gone through 5 batteries in 6 years one blew up under my hood. I changed the positive battery cable assembly after that happened. It hasn't helped in keeping batteries for more than a year in this car. I have had the system checked everything comes back normal. I can charge anything in my car while the car is off and no key in the ignition. I would think that there would be something wrong with that. My doors lock/unlock inconstantly when using my fob to perform either function. I have to do it manually. The gas tube has pulled away and is unstable. My vehicle has shut off too many times to count unexpectedly while in motion and stationary. It happened in a supermarket parking lot, on an on ramp to get on a freeway, in the middle of a street. Aaa knows me well. This has been going on for years I have written about it before on another website, but this is the first time I have seen this website.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 042015


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Sentra. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and all the instrument cluster warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was restarted manually in order to restart. The failure occurred four times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

- Au Sable Forks, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 182013


  • 84,000 miles
At first the rear doors started not to unlock, now all the doors except for the drivers will not unlock with the power locks. You must manually flip each lock to open the doors.

- Lyles, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 292013


  • 34,588 miles
The front and drivers side was severely damaged in my 2009 Nissan Sentra after being hit by a Ford F250 Super Duty. No air bags deployed in this accident. There were injuries from the driver of the car and the passenger of the vehicle. The glass in the car shattered and door was completely crushed. The tyrod in the vehicle was also damaged as well as some structural damage to frame under the door and back drivers side door. Car shut off completely after impact.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

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