really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,208 miles

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2008 Nissan Sentra seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Jun 092014


  • 59,500 miles


The air bag check light began blinking for no reason at all just before the car hit 60,000 miles. It continues to blink and I now have to pay the dealership $75 to determine why it is blinking. To me this is a manufacturer issue given there was no incident that triggered this event.

- Lafayette Hill, PA, USA

problem #10

May 272014

Sentra 6-cyl

  • 67,375 miles
The driver of a 2008 Nissan Sentra was stationary in a level parking lot. When shifting the vehicle from drive to park, the passenger side curtain air bag and passenger seat air bag deployed. The only occupant in the vehicle was the driver and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was not involved in a collision and no signs of damage visible to the exterior of the vehicle. Currently, Nissan does not have a recall for air bags deploying without collision but has issued voluntary service campaign id # PM952 that addresses side curtain air bags that may be incorrectly positioned during vehicle assembly. The vehicle is currently at a local Nissan dealer pending service work and Nissan usa has been contacted by the driver to file a safety complaint. The failure occurred at approximately 67,000 miles.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #9

May 172014


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph over a bump, the steering wheel began to jerk violently. The vehicle hydroplaned, flipped over and landed on the roof. The air bags failed to deploy aside from the massive impact. A police report was filed. The rear passenger suffered from minor injuries to the head and the front seat passenger sustained bruises to the right leg. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Henderson, TN, USA

problem #8

Aug 162013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated his wife was driving, and to avoid an accident, she ended up going over a curb. After the incident, the air bag light illuminated and the seat belt would not longer work. A child was seated on the rear passenger?S side of the vehicle in a safety seat secured by the vehicle seat belt however, the seat belt failed and caused the child seat to flip over upon impact. The child was thrown from the safety seat. The child suffered no injuries. A police report was not filed. The air bag warning light was illuminated after the failure. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that the seat belt latch failed. The air bag failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000....updated 01-16-14

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 232013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 67,318 miles
This is the third transmission on the vehicle, last one was one year ago. The airbags sensor came on all of sudden for no reason and they wanted to charge me a bunch of money just to check it (not to repair it, just look at it first). After they changed out the transmission it magically fixed it self? the tire sensor is displaying that it's faulty / not working properly.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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problem #6

Feb 262013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, a vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. The vehicle began to spin into the median where two other vehicles crashed into the contact's vehicle from the front driver and passenger side door areas. The police reported to the scene and a report was filed. The contact was unconscious and transported to the hospital via ambulance. The contact sustained bruising and various fractures to her cervical bones. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. Updated 05/15/13

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 232012


  • 79,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Sentra. While parked, the contact noticed that the tire pressure warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was able to shut the tire pressure warning light off but the failure continued. Additionally, the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- Redland, MD, USA

problem #4

Dec 242011


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked and unoccupied, the four air bags equipped on the front passenger's side deployed without any impact. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for a diagnosis. In may of 2009, the vehicle was repaired under a manufacturer voluntary recall. The vehicle had not been repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 052010


  • 24,000 miles
As slowing down at intersection the passenger air bags unexpectedly deployed the side and seat ones but not the front one.

- Bedford, NH, USA

problem #2

Aug 012009

Sentra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Sentra. While driving 20 mph in foggy weather conditions, he crashed into an embankment. The vehicle was completely destroyed and the air bags failed to deploy. The seat belt also constricted his ability to move and eventually he was able to open the seat belt. The contact suffered internal bruising. The cause of the failures were unknown. The failure and current mileages were 16,000. Updated 10/26/09. Approximately 30 seconds after the impact, the air bags deployed; simultaneously the seat belt began to tighten. The seat belt did not stop tightening until it broke. It broke from the floor exposing a long cable and other wires. The buckle was still attached. The seat belt caused deep internal bruising. Updated 10/26/09.

- Springville, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 272009


  • miles
My daughter was in a bad wreck hit an embankment head on and rolled the car then flip up side down the airbags did not deploy. I have reported it to Nissan. Now the have a recall on the airbags as of April 6 but no notices have been sent out to anyone yet.

- Wilder, KY, USA

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