really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
658 miles

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2011 Nissan Sentra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 172011


  • 658 miles


On Monday, January 17, between 7:00pm and 7:15pm, I as well as a passenger that was with me that evening were involved in a collision with a semi due to a failure of our 2011 Nissan Sentra. We don't really know if it was either the brakes or the ABS system or the onboard computer. As we were on beltline rd., heading towards addison, tx for a dinner party at a local restaurant, we came to an intersection and attempted to come to a halt, but, when doing so the car came to a slow steady speed and continued to move forward, less than 5mph but more than 2mph. I pressed the brake a total of 5 times, two of which I slammed the break until it reached the floorboard, until I was forced to use the E break. I tried putting the car in park as well but nothing seemed to work. Prior to leaving for the restaurant, we heard an internal knocking sound. We didn't have it checked out immediately due to the fact that it was a holiday and many places were already closed. We also didn't think it was a danger to us simply because it was the first time it had ever occurred. We do not feel safe operating this vehicle, and we want to get the word out there that this car could be dangerous. We had the vehicle towed to the trophy Nissan in mesquite, tx and were given a rental. We prefer the rental. It will be a month until we get our car back, and frankly, they can keep it. There was one other recall that took place as well and the description matches our incident. I have provided the link below: www.carseverything.com/256/2011-Nissan-Sentra-recalls.html thank you for your time and concern. We really hope that word can get out about the potential dangers 2011 Nissan Sentra can possess.

- Coppell, TX, USA

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