definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,400 miles

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2010 Nissan Sentra suspension problems

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2010 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 022016


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. While driving various speeds, the vehicle began to viciously vibrate without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the coil spring and spark plug failed. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Hopkinton, MA, USA

problem #4

Oct 132015


  • 121,000 miles
When I turn on my car and begin to drive it, it makes a really loud noise. It is hard for me to turn either right or left. Also when I am accelerating in the freeway or in the street the car slows down and no matter how much I accelerate it stays in the same speed. I took it in to pepboys auto center and was told that it has an internal noise and that it has something to do with the electrical steering. They also mentioned that the car can lock while im driving or turning and in turn can cause me to have an accident, so that I should take it to the Nissan dealer since pepboys does not fix electrical issues. I however do not have money to take it into the dealer. While driving I was also not able to accelerate quickly enough when getting into the freeway because the car slows down and does not allow me to go any faster.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 072012


  • miles
2010 Nissan Sentra. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle engine noises. The consumer stated while backing up or turning to the right, there was a noise coming from the rear side of the vehicle. The dealer replaced both front strut bearings and the right mount on 02/07/12/. even after the parts were replaced, there was still a knocking noise coming from the same place occasionally. Also, when the ignition was turned on and the vehicle reached 25 mph, the consumer heard a buzzing sound for a few seconds. The consumer believed it was coming from the lower part of the engine.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 092012


  • 20,000 miles
I don't know if this is a one-time, only-thing, but felt I wanted to mention it. My mother drives a 2010 Nissan Sentra, built about 2/10 it has never been serviced by the dealer except for 'included' oil and filter changes, as part of the new car 'sell' I took the front left wheel off, to rotate the tires and, since I have replaced control arms, and cv axles myself in the past, looked around. The 32 mm spindle nut was loose enough to turn by hand, the original cotter-pin (painted black while the car was built) was original-properly intact. I consulted my technical manual and it said that this 32 mm spindle nut is usually torqued to 92 foot-pounds-not finger tight. In fairness as I write this-to leave no stone unturned-and to the manufacturers defense-the car did hit a curb on that side-and the tire blew-it was replaced by etd tire service in NJ. But that cotter pin is original-never removed. So a socket could not have been put on it to loosen it from the original torque setting. Unless the shock of the tire impact jarred it loose" knocked the wheel bearing and loosened the spindle nut? either way-I am glad I spotted this. I wonder if this torque specification is adequate" 92 foot lbs.

- Lodi, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 282010


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Sentra. While making a turn at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle hit a bump in the road, it swerved from the left to the right and the rear wheels came off of the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer stated that they were unable to diagnose the failure. Report 6862586 was filed with the manufacturer. The manufacturer stated that he had to talk with the dealer regarding the failure. The contact stated the vehicle was not equipped with stability control. The current and the failure mileages were 1,000.

- Georgetown , MA, USA

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