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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,906 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Nissan Sentra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #4

May 062015


  • 72,500 miles


The brakes on my 2012 Sentra stopped working, I was not able to move the pedal at all. I was traveling at freeway speeds and had to cut across traffic to get into the safety lane. I had to fully restart the car in order for the brakes to reengage. Had there not been a clear path to the shoulder lane I would have not been able to stop with traffic and would have hit someone at full speed.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 282013


  • 13,300 miles
At about 1130 pm on my way home from work, approaching a intersection, I depressed the brake pedal and car seemed to increase speed and went through intersection through lawn and striking another car, total lose of control, no brakes, a real scary feeling.

- Coopersburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012012


  • 123 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that when the brake and accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle would exhibit an abnormal clicking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer replaced the rear axle but the failure was not corrected. The contact also stated that the trunk was defective and had an open space on the left side when closed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 123 and the current mileage was 1,834.

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #1

May 182012


  • 1,700 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated the lock on the trunk of the vehicle was inoperable due to a gap near the lock. The rear suspension made a clicking noise when the brake or the accelerator pedals were depressed. There was also a grinding noise as the brake pedal was depressed preventing the contact from stopping the vehicle at a traffic light. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who attempted to repair the vehicle; however, the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least three times. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 1,300 and the current mileage was 1,700.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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