really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,531 miles

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2002 Nissan Sentra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 152007

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,593 miles


2002 Nissan Sentra with a recall on the electrical system: Ignition module failure customer states that he is entitled to a refund for the cost of replacing the ECM and relay* the consumer stated the engine kept stalling while in operation. The consumer took the vehicle took the dealership, they replaced the alternator, battery, front brake pads and resurfaced the rotors, however 4 days later the engine stalled again. The vehicle was returned to the dealer and that was when the ECM and relay was determined as being faulty. The consumer discovered there was a recall on the very same part that had to be replaced on his vehicle.

- Westfield, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 192003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that when the vehicle reached a speed of 60 mph a whistling noise could be heard from the transmission. The consumer took the vehicle to three different dealers at least ten different times and they all told him that the noise was normal with this vehicle type. The consumer spoke to the manufacturer a few times but currently they don't want to deal with the problem. The vehicle experienced electrical problems and the dealer replaced all the electric cables. The brake pads were replaced at 10000 miles and at 20000 miles the rotors had to be resurfaced.

- Mill Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 282003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2002 Nissan Sentra. I was going about 25 mph on a hwy. Ramp, it was wet out, and the ramp curved. I applied my brakes and they seemed to lock. I had no steering and they would not stop braking.I crashed hard into the curb. I watched other cars go by and they were fine. Then another Nissan Sentra came and the same thing. He also crashed into the curb. My damage is about $650. And this man's is over $2000. I had my tire arm replaced and my right front tire. We swapped numbers as I witnessed his accident. I have had my local dealer here in wi. Inspect my brake system and they say they are fine. I have called Nissan and they say there is nothing they can do. My concern is safety here as this was very scarey and we could have been hurt very bad or worse. Please advise me as to my next step as I got no help from my dealer or Nissan. Thank you.

- Little Chute, WI, USA

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