2001 Nissan Sentra GXE from North America - Comments

19th Apr 2004, 11:54

I have a 2000 Nissan Sentra GXE. I have had similar problems with the service engine light. Recently, I had the last two (of five) recalls completed. Three weeks later, the service engine light back on. Nissan told me it will cost $80, just to check the car to find out why the light is on. If it pertains to the recall, it will not cost anything. The history listed for the Nissan above makes me assume this will have a cost. I am going to check into the lemon laws and particulars regarding the replacement recall parts. Wouldn't Nissan feel the obligation to insure that their suppliers were providing quality parts for the recall? This is my first and will be my last Nissan.

11th May 2004, 00:18

I own 3 Nissans. No problems. Your engine and transmission are good. But you're still complaining about normal problems. Sorry to hear that.

11th Jun 2004, 05:34

I own a 2001 Nissan Sentra. I have been through several recalls only to end up paying for some other problem they find while performing the recall servicing. The service engine soon light is on ONCE again and now I'm facing the expense of replacing the brain computer. This is my first time owning a Nissan and you can bet it will be my last one. They are a piece of JUNK!!!

23rd Jun 2004, 11:19

I own a 2001 sentra, The car has been in for engine problems 4 times.3 of the problems were recalls all having to do with the engine sensor.the car is in the shop now for fuel gauge sensor, I was almost killed this time as the car stalled with out warning on a highway. I am looking into lemon laws. Buy a Honda Accord, I had one for 10 years no problems. The only reason I don't have it now is a tree fell on it and totaled it.

30th Jul 2004, 16:54

I feel all your pain. I purchased my 2001 Nissan in October 2000. I can no longer count the number of times I have seen my life, and others', go before my eyes as I was traveling down the freeway and the entire console went out and the car stalled. I have been through recall after recall, nearly 15, and three most recently--my engine light is back on and my car died the very next day as I was nearing a red light this time. I HATE NISSAN. All the times my car stalled on the freeway last year the dealership told me I was making it up... if I were being honest, my check engine light would have come on. So, they kept my car for a few days and it did the same to them, but since the light never came on, it could not be recorded in their computer. Now, my check engine light comes on and then goes off a few weeks later. However, my car is still dying while I'm driving. Personally, I think there's a short, but the dealership could care less. I am so frustrated at this point. Every time I get into my car I fear for my life. As I don't have the money to purchase another, I have started riding my bicycle as much as possible. I will never purchase another NISSAN.

17th Aug 2004, 10:17

Well, Nissan has had my car since my last comment and has not provided me with a rental car. This is the second time this has occurred. Two things are wrong with the car this time and it took them a week to figure them out, even though I have taken the car in at least ten times for the same problem (and called every time the car died). The brain is out again as is the unified meter control unit. The brain is still under warranty. The MCU is not. The MCU should have been replaced while under warranty, but the dealership was too inept to locate the problem. The two parts work hand in hand and when the MCU over heats, the car stalls while I'm driving. Teh delearship, realizing they have screwed up for the past year and a half, requested a goodwill recommendation (GRT) for Nissan to cover the MCU. Nissan refused. I'm fed up. This car is a total lemon!

3rd Oct 2004, 20:58

To the person who wrote the May 11th reply: you own 3 Nissans and no problems? Well consider yourself extremely lucky. But don't tell the rest of us who have the worthless lemons that these are "normal" problems. What's it matter if the engine and transmission are "good" per your definition if the cars die on the highway or won't start or have other sudden, premature, expensive breakdowns? This is the sign of lack of quality control. Just because it's a 'Japanese' company doesn't automatically imply quality. (By the way, Renault own a significant interest in Nissan -- maybe that's part of their problem. Remember the last 2 disastrous Renault adventures into North America?) If you had to go through the frustrations of dealing with these potentially deadly problems, I'm sure you'd have a very different attitude.

27th Sep 2010, 16:37

I have 2001 Nissan Sentra GXE with 208,000 miles on it. No major problems until now. It intermittently stalls out when coming to a stop, and occasionally surges when driving on the freeway. I've had it in the shop twice, but nothing shows up on the Nissan dealer's computer. Very frustrating. Anyone else have this problem? How was it resolved?

11th Jan 2011, 19:11

I absolutely trust Nissan til the end.

Unfortunately you bought the crappy car of a crappy year. You should look into Maxima's, and new Altima's to see what Nissan is all about. Some Nissan cars of the 90's in good condition will last you a lifetime.

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