really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,200 miles

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2003 Nissan Sentra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 252005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have purchased a Nissan Sentra 2003. I have discovered that the windows do no fit nicely into the rubber runs. In fact you can see and feel the gaps. I feel that it is a safety hazard because when I'm driving on the highway and proceed to close my windows, they won't close properly and the wind whistles through the car and I have to pull over to close them. I called stadium Nissan in calgary, alberta Canada. I spoke to darren in the service department there and was advised that because my 60,000 km warranty had run out that it would cost me approx $ $230. He also told me to sit the car in the sun and the rubber would soften and reform with the windows. He did advise me that it doesn't happen a lot but he has seen it on several occasions. He told me that even fixing it wouldn't guarantee that it wouldn't happen again. I told him that this is not acceptable. This is definitely a manufacturer's defect and I should not have to be responsible to correct it. I did notice that on this website there was a technical service bulletin submitted. The item number is 10008714 and the summary description said " front window glass run rubber deformed. I would appreciate your prompt help in this matter. Sincerely, caroline cocker.

- Calgary, 00, USA

problem #1

Feb 142005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,400 miles
My 2003 Nissan Sentra was rear-ended by a driver travelling approximately 60 mph. The rear seat virtually collapsed and if there were anyone sitting there they would have been killed. My wife and I were sitting in the front seats. She spent a week in the hospital with head injuries and I spent two days. Why aren't cars tested for rear impact, similar to our accident, instead of only front and side impact?

- Pacolet, SC, USA

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