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


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
82,270 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace fuel pump (3 reports)
  2. fuel tank recall (1 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
  4. replaced vent control valve (1 reports)
2005 Nissan Sentra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 142012

Sentra Special Edition 1.8L S. 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 116,500 miles


Replaced the fuel pump and still having the same issues.

- , Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #5

Apr 022012

Sentra Special Edition 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I have had a problem with the fuel pump since December 2011. It first sounded like it wasnt getting enough fuel to start the engine. Then maybe I thought it was the starter. Starter checked out to be fine. After some internet research, I found that the 2005 Sentra's have a slow priming fuel pump. The suggested 'fix' worked for a while but it's a real pain in the ass when it's the only car you have to get to and from work and it's cost you more in repairs than the car is worth!

- , Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #4

Feb 182010

Sentra 1.8 S 4 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 115,000 miles

Fuel pump went out at about 115,000 miles on my 2005 Nissan Sentra. This happend in February, 2010. While the car was still under warranty, (after about 14 months of ownership), the car would not always start, and would not turn over immediately. After getting the run around from one dealership that refused to recognize a problem, another dealer an hour away told me on the phone there was a ticket out for that problem, and they fixed it under warranty. It was fuel pump related. When I called Nissan to see if they would fix the fuel pump problem in February, 2010 since it was originally a problem under warranty, Nissan said no. That set me back close to $600. By the way, to try to resolve this problem, I first had spark plugs replaced- which didn't fix the problem. But they needed to be replaced anyway, I'm sure.-

I have other complaints about this vehicle, and I WILL NOT BUY A NISSAN EVER again. Even though we have had 3 Nissan's in my family over the past 30 years, each of which was excellent, and the reason I bought a Nissan- Nissan quality is not what it used to be, if I use my car as a reference.It's a shame.

- , Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 242008

Sentra 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


fuel tank recall. Can't have anymore than 1/4 tank gas. Unable to drive, unable to get gas out.

- , Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012008

Sentra EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,117 miles

I had many other make and model vehicle other than Nissa. I never had any problem. This problem is a re-call for other model not for my Vin #. This is not fair. Why not consider as this an defect, since you have this kind of defect existing. They shouldn't have charged me any thing, since this is an recall issue with other Nissan vehicle. Please consider as defect and refund my money back.

thanks for you kind consideration.

- , Orleans, Ontario, Canada

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problem #1

Jun 052008

Sentra SE Special Edition 1.8L I-4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

You might notice only a week ago my head gasket blew.

Here I am again. The complaints I had before about the car having a sputtering start and other issues related to what the originally dealer told me was a fuel injector (which was warranty repaired a year ago) ended up being a bad fuel pump.

This stalling, sputtering start issue is a big problem with these vehicles. There is even a TSB (technical service bulletin) on them! How would I have known that?!

Basically after handing over my $450 today, I was told that if I had brought the vehicle in under warranty (bumper to bumper not powertrain) this would have been free of charge.

I will never understand how they can expect loyalty out of their customers when this is the way we are treated when THEIR PRODUCT is substandard. I will not be buying another Nissan despite having been in the process of shopping around for an Xterra. My boyfriend will just need to fall in love with some other SUV. Nissan isn't worth it (unless they somehow come back and reimburse me, I do have a call into their head office. I'm not hopefully, however.)

- , Marysville, WA, USA

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