Notes: The 2005 Sentra earned its clunker status after numerous reports of blown head gaskets.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2005 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 302009


  • 57,000 miles


The horn stopped working on this past Saturday, January 30, 2009 - again. This must be the sixth time I had the horn not working. I have brought it in to the dealer endless times because the horns are completely defective. I have owned cars my entire life and never had this trouble with a car in my entire life.

- Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 012008

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
I have had at least 2 previous horns put into my 2005 Sentra four door car. This latest one has not been in that long and it does not work. It gives a beep and then it is gone. I need a horn that works in congested New Jersey. This is unacceptable. I waste my time going there and I don't think the dealership is doing anything at all to correct this issue.

- Florham Park, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 122006


  • miles
Lost horn for third time. A horn is safety equipment. The Nissan Sentra I own seems to be falling apart at 20,000 miles. I had horn trouble, brakes squeak like mad, windows squeak when up and down - hardly go up and down, another safety issue.

- Florham Park, NJ, USA

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