Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra

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The Nissan Sentra is a compact car that was first introduced in 1982. Read more Nissan reviews to learn about other models.

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 29, 2022

I purchased a 2019 Nissan Sentra and didn't have an issue until Feb of 2020. The front end sensor began showing alert light and took it in for concern. The part was replaced and the car was recalibrated, however now for the last 1 year & 1/2, I have had nothing but issues with the locking system. Door locks unlock and click while driving. It's random and happens at least 5 to 8x times a month. I took the vehicle back to the dealership and three months later they replaced the actuator and locking system. I have called and filed a complaint with consumer affairs, however have not been contacted at all. Well now 2 months later vehicle is back in the shop with the same issue and concerns. Dealership is now working with Nissan engineers to find out what the issue is. Still waiting but very frustrated with Nissan overall.

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 7, 2021

The car was out of warranty, 2013 Nissan Sentra SR, totally a piece of junk right now. Transmission has a huge problem, cannot drive or move forward. Cost 6K CAD to replace a new CVT transmission. The local dealers just want money, especially now there's no new car available in the market, my Sentra with the junk transmission is not worth of 6K CAD, total loss.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 28, 2021

    Bought a new 2014 Nissan Sentra that ended up having a faulty transmission that Nissan was replacing bc of a huge lawsuit. It had 75k and now at 98k it went again. Nissan won’t cover any $ to fix - trash.

    4 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 13, 2020

    I purchased a '17 Nissan Sentra in 12/2018 with 37k miles. At 66k miles I reported acceleration issues and then at 87k my transmission failed. 3k miles over warranty. They're refusing to help at all with the costs of a new transmission. They already have a known issues and lawsuit against them and they still feel it's not their responsibility to help their customers. No car should have a transmission completely fail at 87K miles. I have a '99 Nissan Sentra with almost 300k miles so I'm completely disappointed with this new car.

    4 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 10, 2020

    I bought my Nissan Sentra new in Feb 2019. The first year was fine but then my radio started coming on randomly and draining the battery or so I thought. After the recall was done for that the battery continued to drain. I brought in numerous times and they brought in a "specialist" who said he could not find anything draining the battery yet it happened again. I went back and made them put a new battery in it. It was fine for a few months and it just started happening again. I called to tell them that and they told me to contact Consumer Affairs so they will not take responsibility for it because they believe they have done all they could. Now I am stuck with a car I can't sell. I will never buy a Nissan again! Bad service.

    9 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 14, 2020

    I reached out to Consumer Affairs due to me having problem with my vehicle. That I have had at the shop and have explained to Columbus Nissan what was going on and the lights that were coming on. And the car was not shifting right. They told me they couldn’t find a anything wrong and it’s continued doing the same thing. Thomas is not concerned about customers. He is concerned about a billion dollar company. Nissan are aware that these cars have transmission problems. I stated to him that I would be reaching out to my lawyer.

    4 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 5, 2020

    PSA-Never purchase a vehicle from Nissan Motor Corp. My CVT transmission on my 2014 Sentra (77,000 miles) went in April which was over $4500. Thankfully I was at a light on the exit ramp when it just stopped working. At the time it was out of warranty, so I contacted them because there were known issues and class action suits for 2013-2017. They claimed my vehicle wasn’t part of it. They “generously“ agreed to a 70/30 split In good faith for a known issue. Last week I get a notice that they are extending my warranty to 7 years/84,0000. I call to ask to be reimbursed since they we were at fault and their response is “I would have had to submit a claim within 30 days of the repair”. How can I do that when they waited until the end of July to notify me of the extension?? Nissan North America

    11 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 10, 2020

    Do not buy a Nissan! Their cars are built with bad transmissions. They will not own up to their mistake and fix the problem. I have a 2013 Nissan Sentra with 67,000 miles on it. I have not been able to drive my car for 6 months. I'm constantly being told to just drive it locally. I didn't buy my car to just drive it locally. I also still owe $2800 on my loan! They refuse to put me in with the class action lawsuit which would extend the warranty because it was settled on January 31st and I brought my car in on February 27th. My car is not safe to drive on the road but because no codes are popping up their is nothing I can do about it. This company does not care about their customers. They do not take safety into consideration at all. Please do not trust them with your life or your money.

    16 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: March 10, 2020

    I bought a brand new Nissan Sentra in 2017. A few months after purchasing The dashboard came undone and was banging against the window which caused an annoying noise. I took it in. They had it for about 2 weeks, They called to pick up the vehicle. When I got there I was very upset because they had put a hole in my dashboard while trying to fix it and tried giving it back to me like that. I called corporate and the service manager. They had me go in and have them order a new dashboard. Then my weather strips began to fall off the vehicle. My L shaped Bracket broke and my interior console panel just fell off. I took my vehicle in and they fixed the weather strips and put new brackets to hold the console panel. Months went by without any problems. Then in all 2019 the Ipac Service department had made me aware my in cabin micro filter needed to be replaced. I finally had the money to get it taken care of.

    I left the car to get serviced and they called me to let me know my brake fluid needed to be flushed and replaced. I told them that was impossible because I had just taken it that morning to another service place to have that done because it was cheaper there. I then asked them to check again. She calls me back and states now, "You're right. The fluid is good," after quoting me a price and trying to make me get the service done AGAIN. They call to pick up my car and the service adviser tells me there was not a filter in my car and the cap for the filter was missing so either there was never one in car or 6 months ago when I brought it in last time they forgot to put it back in. I was so outraged I reached out to Nissan consumer affairs and they were unhelpful with the whole process and inconsiderate of the time I had to take off to take my car back and forth.

    A week after complaining to corporate I got a call to come in to dealership and discuss my problems I then began to hear the noise again coming from the dashboard. It sounded louder than the last time and I noticed my weather strips again were coming off the door so I took the car in. Spoke with the manager and he began working on car. They call me to pick up vehicle after about a week saying they needed to order dash pad because the car did not stop making the noise. A couple weeks later they call that the part came in. They had my car for about a week and a half. When picking up my car I notice there a gash in my dashboard again and a dent and paint transference on my car. I was very upset. Spoke with the manager again. Said he would have the dash replaced again and the dent and scratch repaired.

    I finally pick up the car thinking yay finally I'm all done with this place. When picking up my car and leaving the dealership right before it closed I drove off and my steering wheel was so far off alignment. My steering wheel was upside down and my steering wheel was so scratched and had deep scratches along the base of steering wheel. The dealership had just closed so I took it to Firestone to at least have the alignment fixed and the guy at Firestone was so mad about the fact my steering wheel was that bad considering I just had it aligned there 3 weeks ago to the date. I called corporate again and took pictures. Took the car back to Nissan and they replaced the steering wheel covers and emblem due to damage. I now have my car back and so far so good. My warranty is about to expire at the end of this month and I will never take it back here again or buy another Nissan! I would give it 0 stars if I could.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 27, 2020

    A very calm and pleasant woman enters the Nissan dealership with her 2013 Nissan Sentra. "What brings you in today?" Asks the lovely woman behind the desk. "Well, I was informed by two different mechanics that I am in need of a new transmission," I said. "You can understand my frustration with this as I still have 14 months left on my loan," I continued. "Let me put you into the system," she replied. She then whispers "and then I'll tell you what you need to do." She then proceeded to explain the hoops I would need to go through to fix what I did not break.

    An hour later.. I am approached by the same wonderful woman. "I am so sorry Maureen but a code did not come up for your transmission. So, even though you have proof that this is the problem, you will have to wait for it to break down," she said. On the verge of tears I replied, "So what you are saying is.. I need to wait until I'm stranded on the side of the road, potentially causing a serious accident, before you will fix the faulty part that came with my car?" "Unfortunately, yes" she said. "Super!" I said sarcastically.

    I need to say thank you to the amazing employees at the dealership for hearing me and understanding that this is a bigger problem than just me. To the suits that own this company. You have limited my choices to.. paying thousands of dollars for a new transmission, getting behind the wheel everyday terrified I won't make it to my destination, or continue to pay for a car that just sits stagnant in a parking spot. You have made a vehicle that is of poor quality and not worth the money you are expecting people to pay. This car is unsafe for the road but, you already know that. I just pray that I am capable enough to handle the clearly inevitable mechanical issues that will undoubtedly happen as I continue to drive this car. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Remember my name. You will be seeing it again.

    17 people found this review helpful
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