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7.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,250 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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2011 Nissan Sentra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 262011

Sentra

  • 17,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Sentra. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact engaged the brake pedal; however, the vehicle continued to accelerate. After applying force to the brake pedal several times the vehicle suddenly came to a stop. The contact planned to notify the manufacturer and dealer regarding the unexpected brake malfunction. The approximate failure mileage was 17,500.

- Thurman, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 012011

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
When the car reached 15-20 mph (the doors lock) a rattling, clunking noise occurs in the rear of the car. This happens every time the car is started and that speed is reached. I was told from the dealership this is normal.

- Jacksonville Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 052011

Sentra

  • 800 miles
Upon the car reaching 20 miles per hour the anti-lock brake system charges up. This creates a lot of noise and cause the accelerator and brake pedal to vibrate. This condition occurs once every ignition cycle.

- Middletown, CT, USA

problem #1

Feb 022011

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 2,700 miles
The vehicle has had issues with ABS actuator making noises and vibrating. Dealership could find no problems, but referred to Nissan service bulletin. On February 2, 2011, I was traveling at approximately 20-25 mph. As I approached a red light I attempted to depress my brakes. At that time the pedal traveled more than 3/4 of the way to the floor almost instantly. There was a loud metallic clanking and grinding sound and a very strong vibration coming from under brake pedal. I almost lost control of my vehicle as it pulled to the left and almost traveled into the oncoming lane. After 2-3 seconds I regained the use of my brakes.

- Imperial, CA, USA

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