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

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2012 Nissan Sentra suspension problems

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2012 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 102013

Sentra 4-cyl

  • miles


I recently purchased a 2012 Nissan Sentra. I immediately noticed the vehicle drifting to the left. As part of a will owe from the dealership I asked for this to be repaired. First alignment. After the alignment was done I was informed the "specs" were fine and the technician mentioned this could also be road crown or torque pull which is normal for front wheel drive vehicles. ?? I asked for a second look, this time the service manager went with me for the test drive and noticed the drifting and kept the vehicle. They did another alignment (2nd) specs ok and replace the oem tires with a knock- off set.the vehicle is still drifting. I informed Nissan at this point to see if they can step in. They recommended taking it to another dealership. I brought the vehicle to a local dealership, third alignment. Specs ok. I continued my complaint with the Nissan rep. And they had a engineer come out to look at the vehicle. Fourth alignment. His opinion is: This is a characteristic of Sentra models and stated no adjustments, no abnormalities and it drives this way because this is a different type of steering column. Wow I would think Nissan would be more concerned about a dangerous driving "characteristic" on one of their vehicles. This process has taken two and half months, four alignments, three separate opinions of the drifting issue and other than a replacement of a set of knock-off tires the problem still exist.. this is a dangerous issue that Nissan is not willing to fix. I have seen on carcompaints.com that this is not an isolated issue there are quite a few complaints about this same drifting on the same vehicle so that proves the engineer right but Nissan is still not willing correct the problem. Sad and dangerous attitude to have. I am confident this will end up on a recall. For now I'm stuck with a dangerous vehicle that I wouldn't want anyone else to drive.

- Wellington, CO, USA

problem #2

May 182012


  • 1,700 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated the lock on the trunk of the vehicle was inoperable due to a gap near the lock. The rear suspension made a clicking noise when the brake or the accelerator pedals were depressed. There was also a grinding noise as the brake pedal was depressed preventing the contact from stopping the vehicle at a traffic light. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who attempted to repair the vehicle; however, the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least three times. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 1,300 and the current mileage was 1,700.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122012


  • 600 miles
I just purchased a brand new off the lot 2012 Nissan Sentra immediatly called the dealership upon leaving told them the alignment was off they said to bring it in and they would realign the car, in the meantime when I apply the brakes the car wants to keep going and throughs itself into another gear where it would lung forward, which means I am having to press on the brakes harder in order not to be thrown into traffic. I took the car in and at first they could not duplicat the problem then all of a sudden it is the transmission that needs to be repalced why is it a brand new car needs a new transmission"?" now they are telling me that they will extend the warranty for me really! wow why should the warranty be extended when I have a brand new car I keep asking for a new Sentra just switch it out make life easy on us all.

- Romoland, CA, USA

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