really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,069 miles

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2015 Nissan Sentra Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 162016

Sentra 4-cyl

  • 33,600 miles


Beginning a week ago, the vehicle has spontaneously slowed without warning, at various speeds, and disengages the cruise control. This has happened on the interstate while cruising along at 65 mph, when pulling out of a parking lot at 5 mph, and everywhere in between. The accelerator becomes unresponsive until you take your foot completely off and try to depress again (sometimes it takes 2 or 3 times). This has happened once while driving, then it is fine for the rest of the trip (hours), as well as continuously throughout a trip. The Nissan dealership said they couldn't fix it because there were no error codes and they could not reproduce the problem by test driving. After the first trip to the dealership, I noticed a correlation between when it is raining and the frequency of the problem. When the wipers have been turned on while the cruise control is on, the car disengages the cruise control and slows, with an unresponsive accelerator. Also, the "slippery road" icon appears on the dash board when the road is dry and spontaneously disengages the cruise control. This is a very dangerous issue, especially when attempting to pull out into traffic, merge onto the interstate, navigate hills, or just driving with other vehicles behind you. I will call the dealership again tomorrow morning now that there seems to be a connection with the vdc (vehicle dynamic control) system and see if they can pinpoint the issue now. Should I just leave my new car parked in the garage and not be able to drive it ever again? maybe I can use it for a planter.

- Corvallis, OR, USA

problem #7

Jan 012016


  • 2,500 miles
1-- the dashboard is has a bigger gap on the driver side in relation to the door than the passenger side. 2- tires don't respond immediately when driving off from a parking lot where the surface is not too smooth(not smooth enough) 3.the brakes don't work properly when driving les than 35 miles an hour it rolls instead of stopping the car at point of contact with the brake pedal

- Tarzana, CA, USA

problem #6

May 252016


  • 6,500 miles
Our Sentra has a cvt. It currently has less than 7,500 miles on the odometer. On three (3) occasions, the transmission has failed to upshift as we moved away from a stop at a traffic light. At 30 mph or less, the tach is at 4,000 RPM. We have to find a safe place to pull the vehicle to the side of the road, put the trans selection lever in park and then restart our journey. We have taken the vehicle to the Nissan dealer who told us that there was no problem......no computer error or malfunction. We contacted Nissan usa and were told the same thing. The transmission of the computer controlling it has a problem. Dates of problems: 3/20/2016; 5/20/2016; 5/25/2016

- York, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 012016


  • 5 miles


I was driving home and I had this problem twice yesterday on the highway driving about 65 mph pushed the gas pedal to the max and the car doesn't speed up the car started to slow down so I started to push the gas pedal more to speed up. Even that I pushed the pedal as far as possible the car did not speed up. I pull over on the right shoulder of the highway turn off the car and turn on again car then the car acted normally. I got home call the Nissan dealer and they told me to bring the car when I get there and the technician at the dealer do the analysis told me no codes been detected by the computer at the service dep. But he knows because I have one of my tail light crack there is a sensor that send info to the computer and that's why my car lose all the power in the acceleration. But he knows is the crack on the tail light and I need to change the light asap. I can be in a huge accident because of this sensor on the lights and is ridiculous car slow down but is not any light on at the dashboard of the car advising something is wrong with the car. If this is not bring to the Nissan im going to get a lawyer because is my life in risk if this happen again.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 052016


  • 600 miles
I was driving on the highway at about 70 to 80 miles for hours while suddenly I was getting close to my destination and the car won't move you can here the RPM going up to like 2500 but the car don't move at all the gas pedal was press other way in but still won't move, in order to fix the problem I have to shut off the car and restarted right away them never have the same problem again.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 292016


  • 10,350 miles
While approaching a red traffic light it turned green and I accellerated to the road speed of 40 mph. The next traffic light turned red and I took my foot off the gas pedal but it didn't come up and release, the car continued to go. I used my brake and slowed the vehicle to a stop. The light changed and the gas pedal was still stuck down. I made a left turn as I know that road is long and would get me out of traffic. In the middle of the turn I heard and felt a loud pop and the gas pedal finally released allowing me to brake properly and stop the vehicle. Had my newly licensed 17 year old been driving, he would have had an accident. There needs to be a recall to see why this car's gas pedal won't release!! I am waiting for a tow truck now.

- Little Egg Harbor Twp, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 262015


  • 1,500 miles
While driving the Nissan at about 45 mph, I tried to let up on the gas pedal, but my shoe was caught on the base of the console, which delayed my ability to decrease my speed.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 142015


  • 1,500 miles
Gas pedel accelerator my itself.

- Rockford, IL, USA

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