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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,451 miles

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2008 Nissan Sentra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 082016


  • 155,000 miles


I was coming to a complete stop and the breaks did not stop the car forcing me to hit someone. I always had trouble with the breaks with forced me to change them every so often. This time was tough.

- Broussard, LA, USA

problem #2

Feb 142013


  • miles
I was driving and hit a spot of ice and had gone off the road taking out two signs and head on into a tree. I was severely injured and taken to the trauma unit at the hospital. I had a broken femur, shattered knee, broken ankle, broken foot, lacerated liver, punctured lung and broken ribs. My air bag never deployed.

- Etters, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 062012

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 56,354 miles
This is the second transmission that has been replaced on the vehicle and it only has 56,354 miles on it. It's not being abused in any way, I only got this vehicles because it's economic on gas and I only drive it about 5-15 miles a day during the week. My fear is that, my luck, the transmission will go out again when I'm outside the power train warranty period and I'm screwed. Now I'm debating whether I take a loss and sell it way below what I paid for and get another vehicle that's not a Nissan. I have also been having issues with the tire sensor, which I keep hearing is a problem with this vehicle and the dealer refused to fix it under warranty, they want $200 to fix it. I have also had a weird vibration coming from the front of the vehicle which I'm told is cause by a "hood latch" and they keep adjusting it every couple of months instead of fixing it permanently.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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