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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,566 miles

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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 electrical problems

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2011 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #14

Apr 012016


  • 59,000 miles


Vehicle cuts off while in motion in the parking lot. Won't restart. Positive battery post corroded.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #13

Mar 292016


  • 95,000 miles
I was driving 03/29/16 and the car stopped in the middle of the street and stopped working shut down completely. I had to have it towed. Won't turn on at all no light windows won't move doors won't open only drivers door with key

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #12

Mar 032016


  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the engine control unit (ECU) module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V579000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 152015


  • 54,000 miles


Driving alongon a major highway 301 in the state of gerogia and the car cut off and would not restart. Towed to local dealership. Was told that battery terminal caused computer to malfunction.

- Statesboro, GA, USA

problem #10

Jun 222015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the key failed to turn from the off position. The contact attempted to start the engine with a spare key, but the failure persisted. The contact also stated that the steering wheel failed to lock. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Greensburg, LA, USA

problem #9

Apr 242015


  • 119,076 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the air bag and the check engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times, but the failure was unable to be determined. On one occasion, the dealer reset the codes but the failure was not corrected. In addition, the tire pressure monitoring warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 119,076.

- Jackson , MS, USA

problem #8

Mar 172015


  • 133,032 miles


While driving to work headed towards the altamont pass on highway 580 West.just past grant line rd at 6:15 a.M. on 03/17/2015, my car started to hesitate, then immediately lost all power with no prior warning to be able to pull over. I was stranded in the second lane over from the fast lane. The vehicle behind me came so close to hitting me. I could have been seriously injured in an automobile crash driving this speed during heavy commute conditions. I had no prior warning, such as a check engine light prior to this. Highway patrol and the tow service received notification from aaa and towed my car to a safe location until aaa arrived. My vehicle was towed to the Nissan dealer. I regularly take my vehicle fto the Nissan dealer for service. I am afraid to drive my car to work any longer being I commute 54 miles to and from work on a daily basis. The Nissan dealer did not perform all of the necessary steps for code P0101 which is the mass air flow sensor they simply reset the code.the mileage remained the same so how did they test drive it?

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 152015

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Vehicle stopped in the middle of the road and would not restart. As a result the vehicle was towed to the dealership over 50 miles away.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 142014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 79,725 miles
I was driving down highway 138 union city when my vehicle started to shutter like it was going to stall. When I stopped at the red light the vehicle electrical load dropped and the car would not crank back up. I was able to jump it off and the car had no issues I had the battery tested and alternator tested both are good/.

- College Park, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 232012


  • 23,103 miles
Vehicle fails to start- battery connector replaced under warranty August 29 2013 miles 36404 same problem occurs dealership replaces same connector and battery and charges me. This same problem has recall notices on older Nissan Sentra's according to dealership but does not apply to mine. Dealer for both incidents is marshall automotive group (800) 395-0455 3500 - 3550 S 9th St I-135 & waterwell rd salina, ks 67401

- Salina, Kansas, KS, USA

problem #4

Jul 012011


  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the alarm system would sound every day at eleven O'clock. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the body control module was replaced. The failure began to recur approximately six months later. The vehicle was not taken back to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 12,000.

- 41051 Sw 4th Avenue, FL, USA

problem #3

May 202011


  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated the rear end of the vehicle caught fire. The contact was told by the manufacturer that an engineer was going to inspect the vehicle, but that has not happened. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, but they could not determine what caused the fire. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 9,000.

- Chcago, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 102010

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 3,987 miles
I have a 2011 Nissan Sentra that caught fire inside due to some electrical problems Nissan wont address the issue satisfactorily I want someone to look into this being as though they are not the car is brand [xxx] new and shouldnt have this problem where no one is able to tell us why it happened. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Randallstown, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 142011


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the vehicle was unable to start and believed the failure to be related to NHTSA campaign id number: 10V555000 (electrical system: Battery: Cables). The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the battery cables. The manufacturer was then contacted and informed him that the vehicle was not included in the previous recall. No further assistance was offered. The current and failure mileage was 1,000.

- Clinton, NJ, USA

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