really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,909 miles

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2014 Nissan Sentra drivetrain problems

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2014 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #14

Dec 292016


  • 76,000 miles


About a week ago, my car started making noises when idling, which I thought little of because my car only has around 76,000 miles on it and is well taken care of. Over the next few days, the noise became a full-on rattle (like an amplified version of bike gears grinding). When driving, the car will lurch forward and will jerk even harder when turning. Within the first few minutes of driving each time I use the car, it has no power and feels as if it wants to "pull back" and hinder me from moving forward. I've taken the car to two mechanics and have had the transmission looked over. Both mechanics believe that the transmission is the underlying problem. After researching cvc transmissions on other 2014 Sentra, I've discovered that many other owners have had the same issue with even less mileage than my own car. Many of these Sentra drivers felt unsafe driving their vehicles. I too, feel that continuing to drive my car is a hazard to me and other drivers as the faltering and jerking of the engine are unpredictable which could cause a potential wreck. Nissan Sentra transmissions from 2003-2010 have been recalled to the best of my knowledge, but not for the succeeding years of the same model.

- Cleveland, GA, USA

problem #13

Nov 042016


  • 41,500 miles
First issue happened couple months after I bought it on 12/27/2014 purchased new only 18 miles on it on 5/10/15 I took it in for maintenance because the driver side tire was making a wierd clicking noise when I would stop or turn. Second issue now is the transmission jerking as if slipping running out of gas my car is still in new.condition is barely 2 years old it should not have had all these issues my car was in motion wgen it began to stall on an intersection it was very dark and dangerous on rheir multipoint inspection they stated my fluid levels were good but my transmission fluid was not.it turned out to be empty

- Perris, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 082016


  • 82,000 miles
The transmission had a catastrophic transmission failure after 25 months of ownership and 82,000 miles. Car is undriveable. My tow truck driver said he sees this all the time with Nissan's cvt transmission failures. Nissan declined to provide assistance with the cost of repairs because my car was 22,000 miles past the limited powertrain warranty, and because this year Sentra is not part of any current transmission recall. It is my hope to call attention to a product that might need to be recalled, as it is my understanding this is a common issue with these vehicles. Consumers who buy Nissan Sentra are often budget-minded, and a repair that exceeds $4,000 is not expected at 2 years of ownership, nor should it be.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 012016


  • miles


I am part of a B17 Sentra (2013-2015) owners page. The amount of people who need replacement cvt is outrageous. Examples include one needing replacement at 9K miles, and a second at 24K miles. Another example is one owner needed one at 28K miles and another at 52K miles. The failure percentage is out of control and Nissan does nothing to rectify it past the short warranty. These issues should not be this prevalent in such new cars.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #10

Jun 302016

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Vehicle constantly jerks when driving, stalls and slow to accelerate; transmission replaced with negative results. Problem continues to exist.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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problem #9

Oct 072016


  • 74,945 miles
Mt vehicle since I bought it with only 3 miles has when coming to a stop start to shake vigorously brought it to the attention when I had my ac compressor replaced at only 50,000 miles, mind you I do drive my vehicle alot 125 miles a day and its all highway but I also maintain it regularly// the vehicle going at 65 miles per hour the other day started to hesitate and rpms started to jump higher and lose power on a main highway during the afternoon in san antonio where traffic is bad I had my little girl and that loss of acceleration and jump /clunk almost caused me to get rear ended by a 18 wheeler which honked at me and scared my little girl// after research on this make and model I have found that there has been numerous complaints in the same regard same issue risking life and safety due to a fault that Nissan knows about due to recall they set for 03 - 10 years and models using the cvt transmission now my vehicle is a 2014 and after research see that many consumers are put in the same dangerous situation and have complained only for it to fall on deaf ears. I am now scared to drive a vehilce that I still owe on due to having my 4 year old in with

- Edinburg, TX, USA

problem #8

Oct 032016


  • 38,000 miles


My transmission has gone out twice since I purchased this vehicle in June 2015. In October 2015, my car wouldn't accelerate. I took it to the local Nissan dealership in which they told me that it was electrical wiring from my tail lights to my brake. 3 months later, my car has the same symptoms. I take it to the local dealership again and they tell me that it's the transmission and eventually, after several weeks of conversing back and forth, they finally agree to replace the transmission after my car won't shift out of first gear on my way home from school, around 10 pm, on the bypass going about 35mph all by myself. It took approximately a month for the car to start being symptomatic, yet again. I take it back and drop it off for about 3 days. They can't find the source of the problem without a service engine light on so they tell me there's nothing to do and they send it back to me. This happens a few times within a couple of months. Several weeks go by with the car still being symptomatic and not shifting gears correctly. The car keeps jumping and won't drive correctly so I finally take it back to Nissan, after calling about the problem and them telling me that nothing can be done until they see a service engine light on the car for it to throw a code. Today, October 3, 2016, I take it back to columbus Nissan and about halfway there, it won't shift. It then wont accelerate once I off of the bypass so I had to literally roll into the parking lot of the Nissan dealership. They then tell me they can't do anything really because the service light isn't on and the service men are at lunch. Tiffany, an employee of columbus Nissan, offers me a ride back to my apartment and to leave me car there for them to look at it after lunch. They later call me and tell me it's my transmission out yet again. They're waiting to hear back from the Nissan usa business.

- Columbus, MS, USA

problem #7

Jul 062016


  • 20,183 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Sentra. While depressing the accelerator pedal at 55 mph, the vehicle failed to respond and stalled. The check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle overheated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the cvt failed and needed to be replaced along with the seal O ring, the trans axle, the core return, and the pen cotter. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred two additional times. The vehicle was repaired both times. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 20,183...updated 10/04/16

- Petersburg, VA, USA

problem #6

Jul 022016


  • 69,000 miles
The transmission failed when starting from a stop at a traffic light in city traffic at 67000 miles. The replacement failed under the same conditions at 69000 miles.

- Chickasha, OK, USA

problem #5

Jun 012016


  • 16,000 miles
My 2014 Nissan Sentra has issues with acceleration. At various times even with the accelerator full pushed down, the car will not accelerate and will eventually slow to under 20 mph even on a flat surface. Nissan has repaired the issue once, but now will not respond to my correspondence in regards to the issue, now the car is out of warranty and is having the same issue, I have less than 45K on the car. In addition, the tails lights are retaining moisture, I have read that this may be causing a short in the electrical system and may be the cause of the problem. I am afraid to drive the car and it is now parked in my driveway. This has happened multiple times and the problem still remains unresolved. Mileage at the first incident is approximate, but it did happen less than a year after purchasing the car new.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 192015


  • 27,500 miles


While driving 65 mph with cruise control on, the cruise control cut out and my car started slowing down. I depressed the gas pedal but the car continued to slow down to about 45 mph, then started slowly gaining speed. After work, I drove home without incident. Next day was foggy so not using cruise control. Vehicle slowed down again from 60 mph down to about 45 mph. Also got no response when depressing gas pedal. This time the traction control light on the dashboard came on. Drove home after work without incident. I had gotten the oil changed the day before the first incident happened. I had no previous problems prior to that. The issue seems to have resolved itself as the car is running fine now. If it occurs again, I'll have it checked out.

- Upham, ND, USA

problem #3

Nov 222014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 7,050 miles
My daughter parked on a slightly inclining driveway and was exiting the vehicle. She heard a grinding noise and the car started rolling backwards. She jumped back in the seat and attempted to stop the car but states " the brakes wouldn't work". the car was off and the keys were in her hand. The car rolled almost 100 feet before her still-open driver's door hit a parked SUV which stopped the car before it rolled out into the street. The door was bent completely backwards and has to be replaced. The car is undriveable until I can get it repaired. I will add that I bought the car 1 month ago with 6651 miles on it. Carfax reported a minor rear end accident that I should have been more wary of!

- Lawrenceburg, TN, USA

problem #2

Aug 182014


  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Sentra. When the vehicle was started or while driving various speeds, it shook intermittently. The failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 500.

- Reading, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 152014

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 4,050 miles
While taking vehicle to dealer to el paso casa Nissan for drift/ pull and constant input to keep in center line on windy day and trany on up hill failure from a dead start. My wife's vehicle stall and shake almost like engine will shut, almost on stop on braking. Happened.twice, first at stop light about half mile away from my house, second at gas station about 3 miles away. A/C on.

- Alamogordo, NM, USA

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