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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,683 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.

2015 Nissan Sentra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2015 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 182016


  • 14,000 miles


The first issue occurred July 18. During my trip to Virginia, I began to lose braking. The car would then shut off. I was entering into arlington, in a high traffic area. This issue was dangerous to me and other drivers. Eventually, the car shut off every time I braked. It was towed to passport Nissan in va, where it was diagnosed as transmission/torque converter issues. The next event occurred on pulaski highway in Maryland during rush hour. I pulled out of a convenience store, went to accelerate, and the car would not move. The engine was fully engaged. Again, it was towed. I am told this is also a transmission issue. My vehicle was pushed off the road by a state highway administration vehicle and sustained body damage as a result. I am requesting a buyback from Nissan.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #5

Jan 012016


  • 2,500 miles
1-- the dashboard is has a bigger gap on the driver side in relation to the door than the passenger side. 2- tires don't respond immediately when driving off from a parking lot where the surface is not too smooth(not smooth enough) 3.the brakes don't work properly when driving les than 35 miles an hour it rolls instead of stopping the car at point of contact with the brake pedal

- Tarzana, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 012016


  • 3,500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Sentra. While driving 35 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to respond without warning. The contact applied the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,500.

- Waynesboro, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 202015


  • 900 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Sentra. While driving 35 mph, the brake pedal extended to the floorboard when it was depressed. When the vehicle was finally stopped, it jerked as if it wanted to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact retrieved the vehicle, but noticed no change. The failure recurred and the vehicle eventually had to be towed back to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed that the booster needed to be replaced. The repairs was performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 900.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 302015

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact rented a 2015 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the braking vacuum assist engaged independently without warning. The vehicle was towed to an unknown location but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 282015


  • 1,200 miles
Applied the brakes to the floor and it slid on an inclined road after being in a complete stop, resulting in rear ended straight the front vehicle. Air bags deployed causing burns and seat belt bruises. The force was significant enough to bend a metal bar. I can't explain how the inclined surface didn't even help stop the car for it seems to still be going instead of stopping. It shouldn't have been such a bad impact since gravity and friction where working to stop the car. I can't explain it.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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