hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
115,583 miles

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2006 Nissan Sentra electrical problems

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2006 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 212015


  • 175,000 miles


I own a 2006 Nissan Sentra. While driving approximately 35 mph and when I was waiting at a traffic light the gear shifted from drive to neutral after I slightly bumped against the gear shift with my arm. When I checked to confirm that it could be moved without engaging the button on the side of the gear shift I was able to shift from one gear to another without engaging the button. It appeared that the vehicles gear shift was only designed to change gears when the button on the side of the gear shift was engaged. That is a safety issue and the potential for a crash if the gear shift can easily be without engaging the button that was intended for that function. The 5-cd disc player has also stopped functioning to the point where I am unable to remove the cds that are lodged inside the player. I can only assume that they have melted inside and that is the potential for a fire. I have not notified the dealer or manufacturer of these failures at this time.

- Laurel , MD, USA

problem #5

Jul 082015

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 151,000 miles
I was driving on the highway and suddenly lost engine power and car shut off and would not restart immediately. After waiting approximately 5 minutes the car restarted. There were a total of three different incidents ( so far) of this happening to my car. I had it checked by a mechanic and nothing could be found to be wrong ( no codes came up). I did some research and discovered that Nissan had recalled vehicles for the same issue ( cam shaft and crank sensors overheating). I called Nissan and was told that even though my vehicle appears to have the same issue it is not part of the recall. However, it is part of the massive airbag recall which makes this even more of a deadly concern..Nissan needs to recall all VIN numbers that are having this shut off issue. When I called they were very standoffish and unhelpful. I am not in a position to pay for costly repairs especially when it is an issue that needs to be addressed and recalled by Nissan....updated 08/25/15 the consumer has since traded the vehicle. Updated 09/08/15

- White Haven, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012011


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Sentra. When the defroster was activated, the vent for the front windshield failed. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Selma, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 082011


  • 101,000 miles


The following complaint is concerning NHTSA campaign # 07V527000 and #06V223000 both of these recalls deal with the automobile I own, a 2006 Nissan Sentra, which I purchased brand new in May 2006. I have been having major issues out of the crankshaft and camshaft sensors in the vehicle and oil intake over the last 18 months. The car would die while I was driving and became very hard to start as well as the oil intake became excessive. After 3 visits to the dealerships as well as 3 visits to local auto repair shops with only temporary fixes, I was at last informed around mid December 2012 by one of the mechanics at the local shop that there had been a recall on similar vehicles. I looked the information up and was shocked to see there was a recall in 2006 and 2007 on 2006 Nissan Sentra. After speaking with North american Nissan I learned that the recall was VIN specific and my car, while being the same make, model, and year as the vehicles recalled, was not included in the recall. I spoke with a regional manager off and on for the next few weeks who informed me in the end there was nothing they could do because the car is out of warranty. I even had a diagnostic ran at the North little rock Nissan dealership on December 21, 2012 that states "crankshaft, camshaft sensors malfunctioning but in good condition, oil extremely low(which I just had it changed a few months ago), and possible ECM problem...all things stated in the recall. I have looked online and this seems to be an ongoing problem with this specific automobile regardless of VIN number.

- Searcy , AR, USA

problem #2

Jul 102010


  • 83,500 miles
Throttle on car goes out unexpectedly. Engine is still powered on, however acceleration is not possible.

- Platte City, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 192009


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Sentra. The contact received a recall notice for the electronic control module computer. He took the vehicle in for the recall repair, but now he is experiencing issues with the vehicle after the recall repair was performed. While approaching a red light at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The failure occurred approximately three times before he reached his residence. The dealer stated that he had to pay to have the vehicle repaired again. The contact believes that the first repair was performed incorrectly. The vehicle is unable to be driven. Nissan stated that they would provide reimbursement for the repair costs, but they have not yet done so. The failure and current mileages were 83,000.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

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