hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,667 miles

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2003 Nissan Sentra miscellaneous problems

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2003 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 092011

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 66,956 miles


Vehicle failed the mil/check engine light due to obd communications failure. Nissan dealership code reader also unable to communicate with ECM. Possible faulty ECM.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 032011

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
Consumer writes in regards to Consumer Affairs representative for Nissan North America, Inc. Refusal to put into writing that his VIN number was not included in an extended warranty notice

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 272010

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
When I was driving the engine shut off. I could barley turn the steering wheel nor could I brake. I can usually start it right up again but most times I have to wait a few minutes before it will. This started to happen about a month ago and it seems it's becoming more frequent. The vehicle seems to lack power at times. There is usually no warning it just shuts off, however sometimes it will begin to cut out then usually dies at low speeds. The engine light came on when this started happening and is still on. I've yet to fix the vehicle but did find out that it may be the crankshaft position sensor.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 072009


  • 54,187 miles
I have a 2003 Nissan Sentra xe that only have approx.54,187 miles. There was a recall on Nissan Sentra from 2000until 2003. Nissan says that my car is not in that recall but it has the same problems the recall cars has. They refuse to fix this dangerous problems. The car crank sensor and throttle service is in that recall but they said it did not matter. This problem will cause many problems, whereas the car will not start and the car could also stop while driving which will cause a major accident while driving that could hurt or kill many people. The codes PO335 and PO462 and the throttle are all in the recall. All Nissan buyer should be aware of this problem. This is an added expense on me and I am unemployed and a senior citizen................I was stranded for over two hours alone.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 042003

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 192 miles
Jumps forward sometimes without foot on acclerator, especially when making turn from stopped position. Dealership can not duplicate problem. False allignment at time of purchase. Dealership states steering column was put in off center. This problem was corrected. Creak and pops in dash on both driver and passenger sides. Has been taken to dealership on two occasions to fix problems. No luck yet.

- Powhatan, VA, USA

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