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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,578 miles

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2013 Nissan Sentra steering problems

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2013 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 122016

Sentra

  • 53,700 miles

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

I took my 2013 Nissan Sentra in for an inspection only to discover it failed inspection for the driver's side outer tie rod. I have never had a 3 year old vehicle have a tie rod wear out so quickly

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 032015

Sentra

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Sentra. While driving approximately 50 mph, the steering column became detached from the vehicle, fell into the contact's lap, and nearly caused a crash. The contact was able to pull over and stop the vehicle. One day prior to the failure, the steering wheel was able to be turned, the vehicle would start without the key in the ignition, the doors locked and unlocked without warning, and all of the interior lights would flash off and on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the spiral cable was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Lincolnton, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 032015

Sentra

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Sentra. While driving 50-65 mph, the steering column separated from the vehicle and the air bags disengaged independently. In addition, the vehicle started and the doors locked independently, the vehicle stalled, and the air bags disengaged independently. Prior to the additional failures, the vehicle was remedied under Nissan's cvt consumer satisfaction program recall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the spiral cable fractured and the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Lincolnton, NC, USA

problem #3

Nov 012014

Sentra

  • miles

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

Windshield fluid does not spray correctly as it should. It goes to the bottom of the windshield. At times I have to pull over and spray fluid ( yes...I have to carry a spray bottle with me) to ensure the windshield is clear on days that it is needed. On the other issue, steering lock after taking out the key doesnt work. Light bulb on shift stick doesnt work. Can't see the gear selection at night.

- New Britain, CT, USA

problem #2

Oct 242014

Sentra

  • 3,700 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph, there was a sudden increase in engine rpms as the vehicle shook abnormally and stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted but the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer multiple times for a diagnosis. The technician was unable to locate a problem and stated that the failures were normal. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and did not offer any further assistance. The failure mileage was 3,700.

- West Newyork, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 222014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 71 miles
I have new Nissan Sentra 2013 sv with automatic cvt; purchased the car in September 2013. My Sentra just started making a intermittent loud whinning noise under the hood. I took the car the Nissan dealership where I purchased the car. The mechanic said the loud whinning noise was from the electronic steering and it was normal. How can this be normal noise from a electronic steering? I never heard the load whinning noise until 22 March 2014. Noise can be heard inside and outside of car when this problem occurs. The car only has 71 miles on it and is garage kept. I surfed the web and found that some Nissan Altima are also experiencing the loud intermittent whinning noise from the electronic steering. I filed a complaint with Nissan Consumer Affairs case id# 14055152 about this problem. I believe that Nissan is aware of this intermittent loud whinning noise from the electronic steering and is refusing to anything about it. I hoping that the NHTSA will investigate this problem and force Nissan to issue a recall with a permanent fix to the loud whinning noise from the electronic steering.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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