definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,862 miles

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2004 Nissan Sentra transmission problems

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2004 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012011

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated while attempting to drive out of a parking space the vehicle would not shift into reverse gear. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to a local mechanic who stated the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer regarding a recall and stated there were no recalls. The failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 08/24/11 the consumer stated she has been experiecing first gear issues for at least a year, until the reverse gear finally went out. Updated 06/13/12

- Edgewood, MD, USA

problem #3

May 012006

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that her vehicle would only drive forward, not in reverse. A few days following the failure, the vehicle would not move at all. She placed the gear in drive and the vehicle sounded as if it were in neutral. When she placed the gear in the "L" position, the vehicle would only move forward. The vehicle has been in the shop for approximately two months. The mechanic stated that she needed a new transmission. The contact stated that a two year old vehicle should not be experiencing transmission failure. The current and failure mileages were 65,000.

- Lousieburg, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 232005

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
I own a 2004 Nissan Sentra, only a few months after I purchased it brand new, I began experiencing problems with the engine. They have since put in a new transmission and just today the car broke down again, the transmission seems to have failed yet again.

- Minneola, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 092004

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 450 miles
Purchased a 2004 Nissan Sentra brand new with 137 miles on it, 2 days after purchase, heard noise coming from car whenever changing into gear, (automatic trans) reported it to local Nissan dealership, scheduled service appointment, took in for service, found that transmission was defective, replacement unit was ordered, was instructed to continue to use the vehicle until parts arrived, car has stalled in traffic, while traveling down the road at 45mph, and has also stalled sitting still at a light. The dealership replaced defective transmission with a refurbished unit, all seemed fine for a few hundred miles, now same noises and complications from original transmission are in this unit, along with other problems. Ow vehicle has to go in for service again on replacement transmission.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

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