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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,050 miles

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2013 Nissan Sentra accessories - exterior problems

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2013 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052014


  • 12,000 miles


I am concerned about the safety of my vehicle due to the way it was designed. It is impossible to keep the front windshield from fogging up or icing up while driving in inclement weather. The defroster does not allow enough heat to blow on the windshield to keep it clear during driving, causing the driver's visibility to be obstructed and making it a safety hazard. Due to the fact there is not enough heated air blowing on the windshield, a large section of the corners (especially the passenger side) becomes coated with fog or ice, obscuring vision. The right windshield wiper even becomes coated with a large chunk of ice on the tip, causing it to stop wiping the right side of the front windshield. On a long trip, the driver has to stop the vehicle to manually clean the wiper and windshield on the right side or continue driving without being able to see clearly. This is not always an option, especially if driving on an interstate where there is no safe place to pull off the road. The vehicle is not designed to be driven in a cold climate (like wintertime in the usa). Another safety risk I have run into with this vehicle is the placement of the gas tank release button. In order to reach the button, one has to open the driver door and reach down under the front dashboard to pop the gas tank. This makes the driver vulnerable to anyone on the outside of the vehicle who may want to attack or rob the driver from behind while their door is open and they are bending forward.

- Elkton, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 042013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 4,100 miles
The windshield washer fluid does not get sprayed onto the windshield. Rather, the fluid sprays the base of windshield wiper and traps the liquid between the bottom of the blade and into the wiper well. Pinhead sized dots of fluid make it halfway up the windshield offering no fluid for the wipers to use to clean the window. After 4 good pulls, excess washer fluid drained from the wiper well and ran down the side of the car exiting from the driver wheel well. The wipers do not "grab" and carry up onto the windshield the excess fluid as it drains back into the wiper well as the fluid is sprayed at the base of the wipers out of reach of the blade. I have just returned from taking my car to sid dillon Nissan in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was told if they adjusted the sprayer it would spray the inside of the hood and they must leave the nozzles where they are. I should note the nozzles are anchored to the hood and raise up and away from the engine (no fluid lines attached when hood is open) when the hood is raised this is dangerous...I will not be able to clean my windshield (which is the purpose of the fluid sprayer) when encountering post-storm highway sludge, melting and dirty snow are thrown onto the windshield of my car by other vehicles. I do not know if the nozzles are defective and the service department is reluctant to replace them or if this is a design flaw. Either way, if the windshield gets dirty while I am driving, I will not be able to see. This is terrifying.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

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