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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,264 miles

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2013 Nissan Sentra body / paint problems

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2013 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 022015

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 10,021 miles


This is the third (3) time it happen, no breakes going down my steep driveway. I live in a neighaborhood with many hills and it has come to my attention the brakes do not function properly going down a steep hill. My speed was no more than 4mph when brake failure.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #3

Nov 252013


  • 8 miles
The windshield spray does not spray cleaning fluid on the windshield. It hits the bottom of the wiper. I have taken it to the selling dealer, Nissan of chesapeake. I have been told that people complain about it all of the time and that it was the number one complaint on this model and it cannot be adjusted. Very dangerous if trying to clean salt/road grime from the windshield.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 222013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 2,537 miles
Traveling northbound on hwy 5. a truck veered into the lane and hit the car head on. Severe damage yet the air bags did not deploy. Thankfully my daughter had on her seat beat. I just brought this car on Nov 23, 2013.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 212013


  • 490 miles
I got side-swiped on Monday, and on wed a second person was in my blind spot while I was trying to merge to the right. I had my signal lights on, I looked several times each time. The only reason why I was able to avoid the 2nd accident was because I heard the person's brakes screech. There is no visibility out the back rear passenger window. The door comes up significantly higher (maybe 4-5 inches) than in the older Sentra's. the mirror does not rotate far enough to the right in order to see in to the blind spot. No one riding in my blind spot can see my blinking signal light. Overall this car is dangerous to drive. Getting hit once and almost a second time was scary. This happened on a very busy highway (495). This car needs to be recalled. The flaws are inherent to the poor design of the vehicle. The door and mirrors are defective. These are design flaws which the consumer can't fix or maybe unaware of during a simple test drive. This car should not be driven on a highway.

- Derwood, MD, USA

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