hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,644 miles

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2007 Nissan Sentra drivetrain problems

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2007 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #9

May 082015


  • 70,000 miles


I warmed up my vehicle for approximately 3 minutes and drove as I normally do than as I came to a stop sign and stopped. As I pressed my accelerator pedal the car was off. I checked the RPM and I was at zero (0). My cvt jerks me and passengers and it hesitates and turns off in reverse. This car will cut off regardless if in drive or reverse.the cvt needs to be recalled before an incident occurs that could affect our safety on the road someone help. Please. Nissan needs to recall the faulty cvt transmissions they whine and overheat alot.my cvt warranty was extended to 10yrs 120,000 miles.no more Nissan for me. Or cvt transmissions ever.

- Baker, LA, USA

problem #8

Nov 202013


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Sentra. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact heard a grinding sound coming from the transmission when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The sound would stop once the vehicle reached a certain speed, but continued once the brakes were applied. The failure occurred numerous times at different speeds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired according to an unknown manufacturer recall. The technician replaced the transmission, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 212014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 120,815 miles
Vehicle was experiencing stalling on a stop and hesitating in reverse for approximately 4 months. Thought it was due to fuel pump issues. Then, heard a loud clicking noise when I took my foot off the brake to slow. Was told my transmission needed to be replaced. Nissan has an extended 120,000 warranty on transmission. My vehicle had 120,815 miles. They only replaced 50%, causing me to pay $1500. These Nissan cvt transmission clearly have a significant defect causing these issues that Nissan has acknowledged by doubling the warranty, but this is insufficient. The transmissions should have been recalled. I should not have paid anything for the repairs. Additionally, the replacement transmission was a Nissan remanufactured with refurbished parts, not new. Based on the numerous consumers reporting they have had to replace transmissions in these vehicles 2 or 3 times, I will not be keeping this vehicle, nor will I ever buy a Nissan product again.

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

problem #6

May 272014


  • 120,000 miles


While driving on a city street, my 2007 Nissan Sentra lost power three times. All warning signal lights illuminated on the dash each time. I put the car in park and restarted the engine and all warning lights on the dash disappeared. The vehicle drove fine for about another mile or so until it cut off again. I researched this issue and it looks to be a known issue related to the throttle body unit failure repairpal.com/check-engine-lightloss-of-power-due-to-throttle-body-unit-failure-441.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

problem #5

Apr 302013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 64,984 miles
My car transmission is under warranty but dealership would not fix it, they say purple fluid is not Nissan certified but I have proof that transmission fluid was never changed, it seems coolant has contaminated the transmission fluid.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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problem #4

Sep 162012

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Car would not come out of park, no brake lights.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 282011

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 133,000 miles


Nissan transmission last just five years before you needs to replace them I was driving on the highway going around 65 to 75 mph when my car started to slow down. I pulled over to the nearby exit into a gas station turn off my car and add more gas and oil into the car. When I turn back on my car I notice that my check engine light was on, got a diagnostics the check engine light code was PO840 and PO845 codes mean transmission fluid pressure sensor/ switch. Took my car to Nissan dealer repair shop they said that my transmission was going out and I need to replace my transmission. Got in contact with Nissan Consumer Affairs they refuse to fix my problem. My Nissan is a five year old car with 133000 mile this is the first time I had any major problem with my car. I cannot afford to repair my transmission that cost $ $3600 dollars just for the parts not the lobar. I need to know what I can do to get Nissan to fix my car for free. I also like to know if anyone else had this problem and what did you do to solve your issues.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012009


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that the vehicle would decelerate independently while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the transmission was replaced on two occasions. The failure recurred and the contact was informed that the transmission would again need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 125,000.

- Rancho Cucamanga, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 052011

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles
The Nissan cvt transmission should be recalled voluntarily due to a major defect that seems to be causing the transmission to overheat and fail. For the past 3 weeks, my car has been hesitating from a dead stop, which I chalked up to high temperatures and A/C usage. Additionally, the car was whiny when traveling at highway speeds. When the transmission finally gave out, the speedometer and odometer completely stopped working. The car continued to accelerate for a brief period of time, then the RPM's were terribly erratic and the car stopped accelerating all together. The engine compartment had a foul odor coming from it. After allowing the car to sit for about 30 minutes, we proceeded on to a dealership where the problem was diagnosed as a bad transmission. This left us stranded with no car in another state so we had to rent a car to make it home, and will have to travel out of state to retrieve the car when it is fixed, which is approximately 2 weeks because that is how long it will take the dealership to get the part in stock. When I contacted Nissan, I was offered no help... thank goodness the transmission is under warranty, but they made no offer to help us get the car to our home state - basically it was our tough luck. If they would have issued a recall for this defect, this would have never happened. I am posting my experience, along with thousands of other Sentra owners online in as many forums as possible so people can prepare for this problem that will happen with their cars. We will never buy a Nissan again!

- Evergreen, CO, USA

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