really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,096 miles

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2009 Nissan Sentra body / paint problems

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2009 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 222010


  • 47,000 miles


I have gone through 5 batteries in 6 years one blew up under my hood. I changed the positive battery cable assembly after that happened. It hasn't helped in keeping batteries for more than a year in this car. I have had the system checked everything comes back normal. I can charge anything in my car while the car is off and no key in the ignition. I would think that there would be something wrong with that. My doors lock/unlock inconstantly when using my fob to perform either function. I have to do it manually. The gas tube has pulled away and is unstable. My vehicle has shut off too many times to count unexpectedly while in motion and stationary. It happened in a supermarket parking lot, on an on ramp to get on a freeway, in the middle of a street. Aaa knows me well. This has been going on for years I have written about it before on another website, but this is the first time I have seen this website.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #2

May 262015


  • 26,700 miles
Approx. 5/26/15 after opening and trying to fuel my car at the gasoline station I noticed the fuel filler tube was loose. This station (usa gasoline) had recently installed new nozzles on the gas pumps. Due to the loose filler tube on my car, I had to drive to an arco station to complete the fueling of my car. On 6/10/15 during normal maintenance (oil change, check fluids, etc) I asked the shop to repair the loose fuel filler tube. They refused, saying I had to have the repair completed at an authorized Nissan dealer. I drove to the Nissan shop, they said I had to call Nissan North America for authorization. I never received a recall or any notice about fuel delivery problems, my Nissan warranty expired 3/25/15. Shouldn't fuel systems be covered under some type of safety designation" my Nissan Sentra 2009 has less than 30,000 miles on odometer, shouldn't fuel systems problems be considered a defect in design or workmanship"

- Costa Mesa , CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 292013


  • 34,588 miles
The front and drivers side was severely damaged in my 2009 Nissan Sentra after being hit by a Ford F250 Super Duty. No air bags deployed in this accident. There were injuries from the driver of the car and the passenger of the vehicle. The glass in the car shattered and door was completely crushed. The tyrod in the vehicle was also damaged as well as some structural damage to frame under the door and back drivers side door. Car shut off completely after impact.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

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