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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,332 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 Nissan Sentra engine problems

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2010 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 202016


  • 123,236 miles


"takata recall"the vehicle was working perfectly since 04/14/2016 until 08/20/2016 I drove the vehicle for 30 minutes then I park it at my place, and the next day I try to start it and was completely dead. It just had the airbag light. I replaced the battery for a new one, it started again. I went for a drive for 1 hour and when I stop at the car wash place to vacuum my car it didn't start at all, acting the same way as the day before. It was completely dead.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #10

Jul 022016


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. While reversing in the driveway at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to an independent mechanic and dealer. It was diagnosed that the battery was dead and the engine control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Pinebrush, NY, USA

problem #9

Nov 022015


  • 75,000 miles
While driving it I received the smell of coolant and I stopped the car to check and I noticed the liquid leaking through a pipe in the entrance of the head block where the engine thermostat is. I took it to a mechanic and discovered tiny needle point size holes in one of the tubes. These holes were made from inside out of the part. This is the first time one of the cars I have had does something like this. I had to buy the part that cost me $250. I think it was due to poor manufacturing materials.

- Aguadilla, PR, USA

problem #8

Mar 252015

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles


Before after and during an oil change veg shakes. When ac is on car shakes and engine shakes like its about to die.. it's not the battery in..updated 07/21/15 updated 9/22/2015

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 082015


  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. When attempting to stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 121,000.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #6

May 032013


  • miles
When I am driving on the expressway I can't pick up speed. I can have the peddle all the way down and it will not pick up speed. It has slowed down and I have had to pull to the side of the expressway. The most recent incident was May 3rd. I took to the shop and got a code P0744. Check engine light was on. I was told that I need a new transmission.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #5

Dec 152014


  • 77,000 miles


As I was driving I noticed a shaking noise coming from beneath my car. The exhaust gasket had rusted and my muffler was hanging from a bolt.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #4

Sep 142011


  • 9,000 miles
The first incident I was reversing out of spot and the engine just shut off, I had no control of gas however lights and dashboard errors were displayed. I put car in park, turned ignition off and tried to start up car with success. So I thought maybe something strange happened and I went on with my life. Over the next few years this kept happening months even years apart at the strangest times. For example the most recent time it happened I had stopped at a stop sign and when starting to accelerate the car just shut off like it has so many times. By now I started thinking maybe this is more than a coincidence and actually saw a recall online for the same problem. Only this time the car wouldn't start back up. I had it towed to Nissan and told them my suspicions on the recall and I get a call back a few days later saying I need a new engine and they can't check the electrical recall bc they can't start the car. What do I do now!?

- Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 262013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 50,411 miles
Noise in motor while running after it was fixed. For about a month it was quite and now it is back and they say no one can hear it!

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #2

Feb 032014


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The contact was driving 20 mph, the contact saw smoke emitting from under the hood. The contact pulled off road and then the entire vehicle became engulfed in flames. The police and fire department were called to extinguish the fire and a report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired and was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000.

- Exton, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012012


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds, the vehicle would suddenly stall. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the electronic control module was replaced but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 19,000.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

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