Notes: The 2013-2017 Nissan Sentra has an expensive CVT transmission failure defect that shows up plainly in our complaint data.

In late 2019, the CVT defect was subject to a class action settlement. However the settlement only covers transmission repairs up to 7 years after purchase or 84,000 miles (whichever occurs first).

Because many owners commonly drive 20,000 miles/year or more, Sentra owners experiencing CVT transmission problems may find they are not covered by this settlement due to the mileage limitation.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
97,950 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2013 Nissan Sentra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2013 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 172019

Sentra S 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,900 miles


The sequence I am mentioning here happens always in my car. When I refill my tank to full. I drive around 50km the fuel indicator will down to the third section from the fourth section. Again when I start the vehicle tomorrow it would be in the half tank and it starts getting down from half tank while driving. I am very much annoyed and irritated during drive, why is the fuel getting so much sucked by my vehicle. But I am wrong, the vehicle's fuel system is indicating wrong.

Since it happens repeatedly I know it is showing the wrong indication but I am annoyed and irritated with wrong info by fuel indicator.

- bishwo, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

problem #1

Aug 152018

Sentra SV 1.8L 4 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 91,000 miles

Apparently this has been another common defect by Nissan for the last 10-15 years. I can't afford to fix it. It costs around $1000 to repair.

- johnzaker, Cedar City, US

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