hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,500 miles

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2002 Nissan Sentra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 102005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 63,000 miles


Severe engine failure. I bought my 2002 Nissan Sentra spec-V with only 7,000 miles on it and thought I had a great car. Thank goodness I opted for the extra 100,000 extended warranty. My car's engine experienced massive oil consumption around 60,000 and I noticed the whole time I owned the car that the oil was always low each time I changed it. I used only mobil 1 full syn every 5,000 miles. The engine failed 3,000 over the standard 60K powertrain warranty. I fought with Nissan for 1 month while they kept my car until I provided oil change receipts. Once I provided them they changed the complete engine which totaled $8,500 and more than the car was worth anymore. Further for about 70,000 the car had extended crank problems and were severe in hot or extreme cold weather. The car would take 20 seconds or longer to crank over while pumping the gas. After my 3rd complaint at my 3rd Nissan dealer they finally fixed the problem and put in a new fuel pump and sensor. The car has 98,000 and 36,000 miles after the new engine. I am thinking of getting rid of it before more trouble happens beyond my 100K warranty.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 062006

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 55 mph the vehicle stalled. Although the dealer has not diagnosed the problem, the contact believes it to be the fuel pump. Updated 03/03/06.

- Buchanan, GA, USA

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