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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,277 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.

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2015 Nissan Sentra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2015 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #18

Sep 162016

Sentra

  • 17,389 miles

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

Passenger front airbag light does not go off (indicating airbag is on) when passenger sits in seat. This is intermittent problem as it will sometimes go off and sometimes not. Multiple trips to dealer and calls to Nissan customer relations have not resolved issue. Were told on last contact nothing could be done. Passenger weighs 118 lbs. And this is not a problem when she rides in other vehicles, I.e. Hyundai Santa Fe and Subaru outback. Case #24255363 with customer relations. Byerely Ford-Nissan, louisville, ky is dealer. In the event of an accident this is a safety issue should the airbag fail to operate.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #17

Oct 272016

Sentra

  • miles
My car had a recall on the passenger seat belt, I took it to the dealer to be fixed and after they did, they told me that the airbag light will stay on until someone over 100 pounds sets there then it will turn off, and they told me that the red seat belt light on the dash board will stay on all the time, and yes I still have this problem with my car, both lights are on all the time and the dealer is not doing anything about it. If my car dose not detect any one hows less than 100 pounds on the passenger side that means my car is not safe at all.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #16

Oct 262016

Sentra

  • miles
They had a recall about the air bag light indication that it might not deploy in a accident on the passage side. I very concern about this I had it check when they first had the recall but the light is back on. I called the dealer and they can check it today but the time of the appointment I have to be somewhere, so I have to wait and make a appointment. So I called the recall number for Nissan and filed a complain and was given a claims number 24443789 and she said they only do the one recall I very concern about my family safety can you investigate this problem please thank you emily crawford

- Bluefield, WV, USA

problem #15

Sep 292016

Sentra

  • 12,000 miles

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

Airbag recall on Nissan Sentra. Went to the dealer for the recall. After recall the airbg light remains on while passenger seat is occupied. Back to the dealer, they did another software upload. Light remains on while seat is occupied. Back to dealer, they replaced "scales." Light remains on while pass seat is occupied. Back to the dealer, they replaced the sending unit. Light remains on while seat is occupied. Called the dealer, waiting for reply. The light comes on only intermittantly while the seat is occupied, or rather fails to go out indicating the airbag is armed. This occurs while the seat is occupied by 120 lb woman, and 200 lb man. Apparently the dealer is unable to solve the problem, so far.

- North Bridgton, ME, USA

problem #14

Feb 232016

Sentra

  • 1,000 miles
After driving the car one evening the engine spontaneously caught a fire. The fire deptartment said it started from some problem in the engine. In addition we notice the heat of the fire did not deploy the driver and passenger side air-bags. Normally in many cases of car fires the fire will deploy the emergency air-bags and cause the car alarm to sound this did not happen with my incident.

- West Hempstead, NY, USA

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problem #13

Jul 012016

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
OCS system. The recall solution is undesirable please give a better solution. I will even pay. The air bag light is on when no one is sitting in the passenger seat and it is a distraction.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #12

Aug 222016

Sentra

  • 5,000 miles

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

After recall was completed, my passenger airbag light comes on and stays on with no weight on the seat. This happens stationary and moving.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #11

Jul 102016

Sentra

  • 11,000 miles
The car is in the shop at the dealer for the airbag recall for the 5th time now the fix was supposed to turn on the airbag when someone sits in the seat. On different occasions the airbag remains off when someone is sitting in the seat while driving this is the second time they're replacing the control module for the airbags they have reset it three different times without success. They gave me a rental car looks to be about the same year make and model it also has issues with the airbag light it's supposed to remain on while no one is in the seat yesterday I videotaped it being off while no one was in the seat they still have not been able to correct this problem and could end up in injury or death if in an accident

- Riverbank, CA, USA

problem #10

May 272016

Sentra

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Sentra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V242000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Abington, PA, USA

problem #9

Jun 302016

Sentra

  • 17,500 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the driver's side air bag light remained illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer two days ago for a recall repair of the passenger side air bag. The contact reached out to the dealer, but received no answer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact back to the local dealer. The failure was not remedied. The contact was informed of NHTSA campaign number: 16V242000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 17,500. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #8

Jun 282016

Sentra

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Sentra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V242000 (air bags) and scheduled an appointment with the dealer. The contact was later informed that the parts may not be available for months. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #7

May 242016

Sentra

  • 7,500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Sentra. While the passenger seat was occupied by an adult, the air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. The failure recurred two times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V242000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 7,500. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Clementon, NJ, USA

problem #6

May 202016

Sentra

  • miles
The light air bag turn on then turn off when the car is run

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #5

Jun 182016

Sentra

  • miles
NHTSA recall 16V-242 & 244 OCS recall dealer has no parts to fix.

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #4

May 162016

Sentra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Sentra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V242000 (air bags); however, the part for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was unable to determine when the parts would become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 152016

Sentra

  • 3,100 miles
My passenger airbag "on/off" light on the center console lights (meaning passenger airbag off) at completely random times while the car is in motion. The light will illuminate when driving down the road at any speed and condition without a passenger in the seat or other times with a passenger in the seat. Conditions include gravel roads, highway, stop and go traffic, normal city driving, even parking lot driving. I have photos and videos documented for both scenarios. My wife is very worried when she is in the passenger seat while were driving down the highway and suddenly her airbag says it has turned off. I have included a cell phone picture of the passenger seat empty with the light on. I was doing approximately 55mph on flat level dry paved road when the photo was captured. I believe the problem being caused by faulty seat sensors in the passenger seat base. The problem is ongoing and started approx. 2/15/16 with 3100 miles on the vehicle. I will be taking it to a dealer on 5/20/16

- Pomona, KS, USA

problem #2

Mar 182016

Sentra

  • 1,300 miles
The passenger airbag light comes on randomly with/without occupant. Will stay on for periods of 30 minutes at a time. This has happened when car is stationary, in motion, on a city street or a highway, turning, braking, anytime. I only have 1300 miles on the car.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 282015

Sentra

  • 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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