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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,612 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.

2014 Nissan Sentra drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2014 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 062016


  • 20,183 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Sentra. While depressing the accelerator pedal at 55 mph, the vehicle failed to respond and stalled. The check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle overheated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the cvt failed and needed to be replaced along with the seal O ring, the trans axle, the core return, and the pen cotter. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred two additional times. The vehicle was repaired both times. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 20,183.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

problem #6

Jul 022016


  • 69,000 miles
The transmission failed when starting from a stop at a traffic light in city traffic at 67000 miles. The replacement failed under the same conditions at 69000 miles.

- Chickasha, OK, USA

problem #5

Jun 012016


  • 16,000 miles
My 2014 Nissan Sentra has issues with acceleration. At various times even with the accelerator full pushed down, the car will not accelerate and will eventually slow to under 20 mph even on a flat surface. Nissan has repaired the issue once, but now will not respond to my correspondence in regards to the issue, now the car is out of warranty and is having the same issue, I have less than 45K on the car. In addition, the tails lights are retaining moisture, I have read that this may be causing a short in the electrical system and may be the cause of the problem. I am afraid to drive the car and it is now parked in my driveway. This has happened multiple times and the problem still remains unresolved. Mileage at the first incident is approximate, but it did happen less than a year after purchasing the car new.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 192015


  • 27,500 miles


While driving 65 mph with cruise control on, the cruise control cut out and my car started slowing down. I depressed the gas pedal but the car continued to slow down to about 45 mph, then started slowly gaining speed. After work, I drove home without incident. Next day was foggy so not using cruise control. Vehicle slowed down again from 60 mph down to about 45 mph. Also got no response when depressing gas pedal. This time the traction control light on the dashboard came on. Drove home after work without incident. I had gotten the oil changed the day before the first incident happened. I had no previous problems prior to that. The issue seems to have resolved itself as the car is running fine now. If it occurs again, I'll have it checked out.

- Upham, ND, USA

problem #3

Nov 222014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 7,050 miles
My daughter parked on a slightly inclining driveway and was exiting the vehicle. She heard a grinding noise and the car started rolling backwards. She jumped back in the seat and attempted to stop the car but states " the brakes wouldn't work". the car was off and the keys were in her hand. The car rolled almost 100 feet before her still-open driver's door hit a parked SUV which stopped the car before it rolled out into the street. The door was bent completely backwards and has to be replaced. The car is undriveable until I can get it repaired. I will add that I bought the car 1 month ago with 6651 miles on it. Carfax reported a minor rear end accident that I should have been more wary of!

- Lawrenceburg, TN, USA

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problem #2

Aug 182014


  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Sentra. When the vehicle was started or while driving various speeds, it shook intermittently. The failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 500.

- Reading, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 152014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 4,050 miles
While taking vehicle to dealer to el paso casa Nissan for drift/ pull and constant input to keep in center line on windy day and trany on up hill failure from a dead start. My wife's vehicle stall and shake almost like engine will shut, almost on stop on braking. Happened.twice, first at stop light about half mile away from my house, second at gas station about 3 miles away. A/C on.

- Alamogordo, NM, USA

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