pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,750 miles

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2002 Nissan Sentra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 122006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Went to get an oil change today and the mechanic pulled the dipstick and discovered that the half of the plastic handle that the dipstick was attached to had broken off. We luckily were able to remove the dipstick from home with a pencil and tape, however this signifies a more common problem that this vehicle is made of shotty parts. I had to get a tune-up at 25,000 miles, my battery has corrosion problems that have been communicated multiple times to the dealer with no fix, and my computer died at 40,000 miles and had to be replaced. I will now have to purchase a dipstick since they used a shotty plastic part that corroded and broke. This seems to be a very common problem. It may not be a safety hazard, however, the manufacture needs to be held liable. Here is a link to many other Nissan consumers who have had this same problem: www.broomeman.com/mt/archives/001156.html.

- Charlotte, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 012002


  • 7,500 miles
2002 Nissan Sentra experienced problems with shutting down as well as faulty brakes.** answer required***. the service dealer was unable to find the problem. Refer to recall campaign# 03V455000. The brakes were faulty, there was a problem with the battery due to leaking and wouldn't charge, the fan belt had crystallized, noise had come from the engine due to the radiator, there was a malfunction of the computer which caused the engine to flood with gas.

- Unknown, DC, USA

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