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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,270 miles

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2011 Nissan Sentra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #11

May 132015

Sentra

  • 70,000 miles

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

My car was parked in my apartment parking lot. I was in the driver seat when my passenger excited the vehicle and slammed the door shut. My curtain airbags deployed from the front windshield to bed back rear window. As well as my passenger seat airbag deployed. Nissan would not and could not fix the airbags because the part a needed to be repaired were not found. Japanese car shops would not fix them because it was a liability on them and feared them deploying again. Lawyers wouldn't take the case because the damage wasn't worth their time. And my insurance company would not cover the damages because there was no accident or collison. For over a year and half I drove a totaled car around with my young infant that did not have an air bag system in it now what do ever because the sensors blew when this obscured and then had to pay out of pocket which I didn't have to get rid of the car and roll over my negative equity from this vehicle.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #10

Mar 232016

Sentra

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owned a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while the driver was pulling off from a stop, another vehicle crashed into the driver's side of the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed but was repaired. The contact stated that on another occasion, while the driver was driving, an oncoming vehicle crashed into the front of the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained a head injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #9

Feb 102016

Sentra

  • 72,000 miles
At approx 72,000 miles my airbag indicator light began flashing. My car had never been in a front end accident and I had never touched or done anything to interfere with the airbags. The dealer had no explanation other than they would keep replacing parts until something worked charging me for everything they did whether it worked or not. The vehicle was stationary when the flashing began.

- Burlington, CT, USA

problem #8

Nov 212015

Sentra

  • 66,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag off warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger side air bag sensor was inoperable and the seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Piano, IL, USA

problem #7

Dec 042015

Sentra

  • 47,000 miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident, where my car was a total loss. The seat belts on the driver side did not lock once my car was hit by the other vehicle who caused the accident. This caused my brother the driver to go forward. Also the airbag did not deploy when my vehicle was struck. Causing more harm and worse injuries, because there was nothing to keep my brother from going forward. The vehicle was sitting still waiting to turn, when it was struck by a truck that failed to brake and just crashed into the back of my car. The accident took place on a city street.

- Durham, NC, USA

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problem #6

Aug 212015

Sentra

  • 80,000 miles
The car was hit in the driver and rear door at approximately 40miles per hour. The side airbag was too forceful causing serious injury to eye and burns mark. We feel the airbag was more harm than good, at the point of almost losing eyesight in one eye.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 242015

Sentra

  • 119,076 miles

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

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 #4

Jul 082014

Sentra

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the air bag failed to deploy after another vehicle crashed into the front passenger's side of the contact's vehicle. The contact sustained injuries to the right side of the neck, arm, the lower -middle part of the back and the left leg, and required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- New Orleans , LA, USA

problem #3

Nov 052013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
I was traveling thru a light when a car hit me from the side on the passenger side. My air bags came out. The one on the driver's side hit my wrist and broke it in half. I put in a complaint earlier but it was the wrong year vehicle.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Mar 032014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Air bag warning light (driver's airbag) illuminated. Went to dealership immediately. Was told if the light came back on I would have to pay $936.99 for replacement. Car had only 10,000 miles on it! I am now unable to pass required state safety inspection due to "safety issue." Two emails to Nissan have gone without response.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

May 042012

Sentra

  • 31,892 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked and shut off when she closed the front driver's door and all of the side air bags deployed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the failure was due to a manufacturers defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 31,892.

- Meriden, CT, USA

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