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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,583 miles

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2010 Nissan Sentra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2010 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #13

Aug 152016

Sentra

  • miles

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

The airbag light is flashing all the time after start.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #12

Sep 022016

Sentra

  • miles
Passenger airbag light stays in off position even when there is a passenger. And the airbag light flashes on the dash.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #11

Mar 042016

Sentra

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. When the vehicle was started, the driver side air bag warning indicator flashed and did not stop. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag system failed and needed replacement. The vehicle was driven to an independent mechanic for a second opinion and the diagnosis was the same. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #10

Feb 052016

Sentra

  • miles

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

Auto accident 2 5 2016 hit a tree head on. Air bag did not deploy major head injury. Rt 295 New Jersey. I file this on behalf of mr william vanvelson age 55. He is in cooper hospital camden NJ. He is still in coma

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 242015

Sentra

  • 77,000 miles
Car pulled in front of me while test driving a 2010 Nissan Sentra. Apprx speed 25- 30 mph. Air bags deployed for both driver and passenger. However, we were greatly and painfully bruised in abdomen from lap belt..? no shoulder soreness so do not believe shoulder harness deployed at all.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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problem #8

Jan 052015

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Have had the vehicle for 11/2 yrs as a certified Nissan multiple problems like 2 transmissions and a engine starting 1 month after purchase now air bag light has come on and dealer says it is a defective airbag. Nissan will not cover this. What other manufacture are they using for the airbags.

- Yucca Valley, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 072014

Sentra

  • 69,316 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator flickered for two days. The dealer stated that the air bag terminal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact purchased the pre-certified vehicle two years ago. The failures occurred as the contact was driving 50 mph. The failure mileage was 69,316.

- Wheatley Heights, NY, USA

problem #6

Feb 252014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
The operator of vehicle #1 was traveling inbound on rutherford ave. When she admitted to the officer "I was distracted...while I was driving", and ran a red light. She struck vehicle #2, then lost control of the car and struck vehicle #3 which was stopped at a red light. None of the 3 vehicles' air bags deployed!

- Charlestown, MA, USA

problem #5

Jan 192014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 64,107 miles
I was in a head on collision on 1-19-14, my airbag did not deploy when it hit the tree, only my passenger curtain bags. I was not diagnosed with my injuries by the er, I received 15 fractured ribs diagnosed on 1-31-14 and an acetabuler fracture diagnosed last Wednesday. I am unable to put any weight on my right leg as it is a displaced fracture.this injury is directly related to my airbag not deploying. I have exhausted all the time I can possibly take from work. I am working 10 hr days and work in a call centei was in a head on collision on 1-19-14, my airbag did not deploy when it hit the tree, only my passenger curtain bags. I was not diagnosed with my injuries by the er, I received 15 fractured ribs diagnosed on 1-31-14 and an acetabuler fracture diagnosed last Wednesday. I am unable to put any weight on my right leg as it is a displaced fracture.this injury is directly related to my airbag not deploying. My car hit the tree head on dead center of the front. The car was totaled.

- Trenton, OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 062012

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the air bag warning light flickered. In addition, the horn also failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the air bag terminal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 28,000 and the current mileage was 59,050.

- Fairveiw Heights , IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 302011

Sentra

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The contact was driving 45 mph over a bridge when he traveled over a patch of ice. The vehicle slid and crashed into a concrete divider as another vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and the contact sustained injuries to the left arm and leg. The contact was transported to the hospital by ambulance and continued to have severe pains following the crash. The vehicle was towed to an auto body shop but was not repaired or inspected for the cause of failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 292010

Sentra

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The contact was driving 65 mph when she was involved in a crash in which the air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained moderate injuries to the back and severe bruising of the stomach. Two passengers sustained injuries to the neck, back and chest as a result. The manufacturer advised the contact that the air bags would only deploy depending on the weight of the passenger in the front seat. The dealer advised that an investigation would be performed to determine the cause of failure. The contact was awaiting a decision if her insurance company would deem the vehicle as destroyed. The current and failure mileage was approximately 3,000. Updated 11/28/11

- Abbeville, LA, USA

problem #1

Jul 202010

Sentra

  • 9,152 miles
On July 20, 2010, I was stopped at a traffic light when I was rear-ended by another vehicle. The force of the crash was such that the rear of the car I was driving sustained several thousand dollars in damage. The force also, propelled me into the car stopped in front of me. This other car sustained damage to their bumper to dislodge it from its supports and throw their rear window off track. There is no place in the repair bill that stated that the airbag was reset because it failed to deploy. Given the fact that the rear crumple zone was destroyed, and the rear quarter panels were replaced, this car is rented by budget under the guise of it being safe. The paperwork I received from budget also states that the features of this Nissan Sentra (2010) is front, rear and side airbags. Since all of the rear of the car was destroyed it can be safely assumed that the airbag sensor should have been triggered. If both from the rear of the car definitely from the force of my car being propelled into the car in front of me. Budget rented this car as being a "safe" car with this Nissan safety equipment when it clearly is not.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

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