Nissan Sentra owners have reported 33 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Sentra based on all problems reported for the Sentra.
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle began to lose power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,007. . . Updated 02-04-14.
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In November I was driving on the highway for 30 minutes, next thing I know is that I have no power in the engine. The car would not go higher than 20 miles and the revolutions on the motor were as high as 5,000rpm. I lost control of the car because I could not accelerate and I could not stop the car because the brakes were very hard and unresponsive. I could not move the car, it felt like the car had the brake pedal push all the way with emergency brake, I tried to accelerate but it did not move. Had to tow the car to the Nissan dealer service department. After 1 week, the service guys told me the problem was the outpeed speed sensor. After 3 days of using the repaired car, the car did the same thing only this time I almost crashed with another car because I lost control of the car again and the car almost got on fire. From the engine compartment you could see smoke coming out. Had to tow the car again to the Nissan dealer service department with no result because they could not replicate problem. The car did the same to me 2 more times and this time the dealer decided to replace the cvt transmission which I have read they have a lot of problems and because of that Nissan extended the warranty to 10 year 120k miles. After the transmission was replaced I used the car for about 1 month and the car in February did the same again. No engine power, unresponsive brakes, high rpm and smoke coming out from the engine compartment. Until when will I have to deal with this problem??? when will Nissan correct or recall these transmissions, when a life is lost? I took the car more than 4 times before they decided to replace and fix the problem. I'm going back again to Nissan, how many times will this time will be? I have lost more than 3 months with this issue and still the car is not working. Nissan does not have a safety recall and don't seem to take seriously the problem.
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The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated while attempting to drive out of a parking space the vehicle would not shift into reverse gear. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to a local mechanic who stated the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer regarding a recall and stated there were no recalls. The failure mileage was 90,000.
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Transmission not shifting properly getting a burning smell when driving on highways with smoke. Car will not accelerate properly.
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The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Sentra. The contact was driving 60 mph when the vehicle begin jerking abnormally and would not accelerate over 20 mph. The contact moved the vehicle off the roadway and discovered that there was no transmission fluid in the vehicle. The contact added an adequate amount of transmission fluid yet the failure persisted and the vehicle was hesitant to the contact attempts to accelerate. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The dealer advised that transmission fluid had spilled onto the engine and the transmission was not compatible with the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.
When stepping on the accelerator the car will not move, the engine revs up but the automatic transmission does not move the car. If you keep your foot on the accelerator in a couple of seconds, the car will slam into gear and move with a load bang. This is an intermittent problem, has occurred approx. 6 times in 30k miles. This can occur from first starting out or while driving if you let your foot off the accelerator and then go to accelerate it doesn't accelerate, it is like it is in neutral.
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Driving on the highway. Engine check light came on. Car would only do 10 miles per hour on a superhighway - very very dangerous. I was able to drive 2 miles this way on very side of road to side road where I parked. When I started it up again it drove normally. This check engine light is very dangerous. I see there is a lot of trouble with Nissan Sentras. Alot of trouble. It is time for this govt agency to start working for consumers and stop being front men for car companies. The car only has 57000 miles on it. I was scared out of my mind and very frightened. I am 73 years old.
Tire monitoring system light came on and transmission went out.
2006 Nissan Sentra 1. 8 vehicle no longer goes in reverse. Vehicle only operating in neutral at 20 mph. . Noise coming from underneath hood. Had vehicle towed to maroone Nissan in pembroke pines florida dealer refuses to look at vehicle without an agreement to pay $ 195. 00 . . Spoke to dealership with regards to recall says VIN # not affected by recall. Vehicle currently has 63k miles on it not operable . .
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Ctv automatic transmission not responsive when is cold. Transmission does not shift, rpm on vehicle rise up to 5000 and not response. I have a disable daughter that needs medical attention sometimes and needs immediate procedures. Nissan USA has been just evasive with this new technology.
This car has been a lemon since purchased. The drivers door handle quit working, the transmission chirps when shifting, it idles rough, and it turns over probably 40 times before starting. Dealership states since it has 36,000 miles on it that it will cost an estimated $1700. 00 to fix. This car had problems from the date of purchase. Beware of the Sentra.
Contact stated transmission fell apart at 38,456 miles, and the second one fell apart a t39,007 miles. Contact talked to the dealer, who replaced the transmission . But he said they would only put rebuilt parts into it. Contact would like a new transmission. The first one was put in on 7-1-05. She assumed the first transmission was not put together correctly, and the second one was replaced with rebuilt parts on 7-26-05.
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I own a 2004 Nissan Sentra, only a few months after I purchased it brand new, I began experiencing problems with the engine. They have since put in a new transmission and just today the car broke down again, the transmission seems to have failed yet again.
Concern: engine lost almost all of its power. The head was cracked, and the #4 cylinder was missing one of the 2 compression rings. Car was in shop for over 40 days. Correction: waited 30 days for parts, entire engine, exhaust system, and intake were replaced. Car still runs horrible, and now the transmission does not like to shift when it is cold. The car over heated and possibly causing a fire.
While driving or at idle the vehicle would stall. Recall number 03v455000 . Engine and transmission problems consisting in engine stalling while vehicle was running at low rates of speed. Service engine soon light comes on. Vehicle was taken in for service and the problem still exists.
When driving at any speed vehicle stalled. Vehicle also intermittently jerk when shifting gears.
Transmission problem w/ 2001 Nissan Sentra gxe, Nissan refuses to fix the problem. They could not find the problem when the vehicle was brought to them before my warranty was up. Now my warranty is up and they found the problem after six trips to Nissan with the same problem. I need a knew transmission and they refuse to pay for it. What can I do?.
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I have had numerous problems with my 2001 Nissan Sentra. I have posted my prior complaints on this site. Most recently I attempted to back out of a parking spot. A simple enough task one would think. Not with this lemon. The car started, the engine was running, the shift moved in the r position, however the car was not budging. Turns out the transmission had went on my 2001 car. Unacceptable in my opinion. Just to update everyone, this is in addition to the broken ignition wire, inoperative horn and broken fuel pump that I have already experienced with this lemon. Buyer beware!.
I purchased my Sentra in Dec of 2002. One week after I bought it, I had to take it in because it clunked when you turned the wheel. Took it back to dealer and front suspension was loose. Fixed the clunk. Started to notice that 2 qts of engine oil was gone and the coolant level kept dropping even though I kept pouring more in. Took it back to dealer, claimed there was air bubble in engine and to let it go. Still noticing engine oil smell and coolant level low. Dealer claims nothing is wrong. Passenger side window leaks, had run channel replaced twice. Around 7000 mi, I noticed that the tranny squeaked b/w 3rd and 4th gear. Been to dealer 4 times, claim to tighten mount bolts, belts, and exhaust manifold. Still squeaking. Rear bumper is now falling off and gear shift is starting to stick. Had rear brakes adjusted at 7500 mi and again at 11000 mi. Brakes still seam spongy and lose stopping ability. Been to dealer around 20 times since December.
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My car moves forward while in park. My rear bumper is beginning to fall off. Two loud and annoying grinding noises in the front driver and passenger side of the car. Brought it in to two Nissan dealerships and only one problem has been fixed since then.
While driving at any speed and without prior warning, the vehicle stalled intermittently. While driving 35-45 mph the vehicle jerked when shifting gears. While stopped at a red lights the vehicle has stalled numerous times. One time it stalled four times within one mile. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The consumer retrieved the vehicle from the dealer and continued to drive it all winter with no problems. When the weather became warm the vehicle began to stall again. The dealer was still unable to duplicate or correct the stalling problem. The consumer is afraid to drive the vehicle.
Transmission is defective. When putting vehicle in first gear vehicle will automatically shut off or will not accelerate. Please provide more information.
1) while car parked in driveway passenger. Airbag light began blinking & hasn't stopped 2) automatic transmission/ 3rd gear failed; 1st & 2nd slipped badly after car has warmed up.
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Transmission loud whinning first gear and at 35 to 45 mph vibration and no pickup also pings on acceleration.
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Consumer stated since the vehicle was purchased, there have been numerous failures with shifting of the overdrive mechanism, the light illuminating, and the cancel switch, dealer was unable to duplicate the problem, also vehicle is not shifting properly.
Consumer stated since the vehicle was purchased, there have been numerous failures with shifting of the overdrive mechanism, the light illuminating, and the cancel switch, dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.
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On at least three occasions now, after purchasing the car and picking it up one week ago, I could not shift out of the park gear to drive, without turning off the car and turning it back on several times. This has occurred in the getty gas station after getting gas as well as trying to leave a parking space. I have to continually press the button, turn the car on and off, and step on the regular brake, before the button suddenly works again.
I only received a brush off at Nissan - I went to an outside mechanic to fix this vehicle - I kept the transmission casing. This particular mechanic has fixed at least 10 1996 Sentras - but he said the weak casing was odd in my case. I believe it is a result of poor manufacturing. Consumers deserve to be sold good, safe products! I can't believe that Nissan can get away with this! please respond with advice - I want to have this casing examined by experts because I think Nissan puts customers off and other customers just "let it go" so Nissan keeps getting away with poor manufacturing.
Warranty ran out 3/00 - major transmission repair needed - car is 4 yr/old - never had this problem with my other vehicles. They won't even offer to pay for a portion of the repair - two other mechanics looked at the transmission leak before I took it to Nissan - I was told it was a manufacturer's error - weak aluminum.
The vehicle defective transmission malfunctioned. Had a piece of metal in the transmission pan missing/loose parts which caused loss of control. Dealer cannot determine problem.
Transmission jerking and lunged forward when putting into parked gear.
Nissan has made three attempts to replace a transmision and failed all times.
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|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Manual Transmission problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||