hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,000 miles

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2006 Nissan Sentra steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 212015


  • 106,000 miles


I was driving to work on the freeway going about 60mph when all of a sudden my 2006 Nissan Sentra ( SE 1.8) gave a small jerk and the rpms reduced drastically. I also began to lose my steering and no matter how hard I pressed the gas pedal the car wouldn't accelerate. I was able to make it to the shoulder, I turned off the car and after a few minutes it was fine. Then later that night as I was sitting with the engine at an idle, the car suddenly died but it did started back up. I decided to take it to my mechanic and it died 2 or 3 times while I was driving it. The mechanic couldn't find anything wrong. My check engine light never came on and the car didn't throw a code. I brought the car home and parked it because I do not feeling safe driving it. Tonight I sat in the car and turned it on to see if it would start. It did start but every second or so there was an loud click from the engine after which the car would give a sizeable shudder. Also the rpms rev'd when I put the car in neutral or park. They would dip when the car was in drive or reverse. I see on the web there is a recall for the camshaft and crankshaft position sensor. I haven't called Nissan yet but after reading other complaints on this website I have no hope they will honor the recall as my VIN isn't included. I hope someone at the NHTSA forces an expanded recall. It isn't right that those of us having problems have to pay for a known problem. In addition, my car is now sitting because I'm scared of driving it just to have it die, causing me to lose steering and possibly brakes. I will let my mechanic know about the recall to see if in the end, my car is also one of those unlucky ones that have the same issue but don't fall under the recall.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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