definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 miles

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2002 Nissan Sentra engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 252006

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


After purchasing a Nissan Sentra gxe 2002 -- about 1 month later the service engine light came on and I had to pay almost 300 dollars to replace the radiator thermostat--of course this repair and the next was not covered by the warranty that I purchased--after 5 months both engine belts had to be replaced--another 175 bucks. Now I hear a suspicious creaking from the rear end--I can't wait to find out what that is. Oh--I almost forgot--one day after taking the car home I had to repair a rear tire and the paint is peeling and fading.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 222004

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
Nissan Sentra 2002 the consumer experienced a squeaking noise from the engine. The service department suggested that the noise was coming from the alternator assembly or cylinder next to it. The drive belt was adjusted due to looseness. The vehicle stayed quiet for three days then the noise started again. The weather could cause a glaze on the drive belt which caused noises. The belt was replaced.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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