3rd Nov 2004, 18:36

(sigh) We should get some our money back. I have no more warranty. Went there to get some problems fixed... came back. Now what? Go back to dealer to waste my time and money.

I have a job too. Need a new car. I was impressed with the Sentra Spec V, but not anymore. Never buying Nissan again unless something is done. This is my first car and my first disappointment.

31st Aug 2005, 23:30

I just got an Sentra SE-R spec V and love it. It has 20,000 miles and shows no sign of any problems or has record of any previous problems. The car handles great and has power to spare. Frankly I love this car and plan on keeping it a while. Runs on the road with no problems and sits at the light at idle with no problem. To the person that previously wrote about his problems... you got a lemon! I have heard nothing, but good and speak nothing, but good about this car.

26th Nov 2005, 10:00

Should have bought a Mazda.

27th Mar 2006, 16:36

Hard start problem... my boyfriend has a 2003 Spec V and every now and then it doesn't want to start either. I guess this is a common problem with the Spec V???

7th Apr 2006, 12:10

Bought a new 2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V in October 2005 and now it has developed a rattle in the engine around 2000-2500 rpms with only 5100 miles on it. Anyone else have problems with their 2005 Specs?


27th Apr 2006, 12:40

Visit theVBoard and you will find answers to all of your questions.

29th Apr 2006, 14:58

I have a 2002 spec-v with 60,000 miles on it. This car has always burned oil, the transmission is very crunchy, this car has no mods and its been in the shop three times for stereo, three times for window, and twice for belt pulley. And yes it still burns oil... anyway now I don't have any throttle plus three codes. already tried the cheap part 43.75 for thr pedal assembly. wasn't the problem... probably going to be the 600.00 part. this car is a lemon and always has been. WAKE UP NISSAN I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER!!!

21st May 2006, 12:27

I have had two or three recalls on my car.

Right from new, the one tire had a "bubble" in the side wall. Dealer said it wasn't an issue - wouldn't replace the tire.

My friend noticed a piece of foam inside the defrost vent on the driver's side. Fixed under warranty. This might be the cause of people's heating or cooling problems. Dealer said it was pretty common.

Car is sometimes difficult to start. Dealer adjusted something, not much better.

Brakes went early - fixed under warranty. Cost me something, but reasonable.

Car is making a whining sound. Sometimes goes away. My old 1970s 440 Chrysler used to make a similar sound with its automatic transmission when it was slowing down.

Car is now burning oil and dealership is monitoring. Said they would replace the motor.

I love this car. It does get driven. I have a half hour commute driving along the bank of a river on a paved country road. The speed limit is 80 km, but I usually drive it at 120 km. Previous to this I drove an 80s Toyota Tercel and a 90s Mazda 323. Both of these econo-boxes got driven a lot harder than this Spec V (because I was younger) and they each lasted 10 years with minimal problems.

Does anyone know if the problems have been fixed in the 2006 SPEV V SER? The dealership is offering me a deal to trade up.

9th Jun 2006, 12:12

I just bought a 2006 Sentra SE-R a few days ago, but I can't get it yet. Apparently all Sentra and Altima SE-R's built between January and May of 2006 may possibly have an oil consumption problem. I stopped by the dealership today and they said that the Altimas have been released and that the Sentras will be released in a few days. I personally love Nissan's, my cousin owns a 2003 Spec-V and he has never had one problem with it. He doesn't drive it too hard, but he has lots of aftermarket parts in it and seems to have no problems. From what I understand the 2006 SE-R's have all of the kinks worked out from the earlier models, (except for this recall issue) so I am hoping to get a few good years out of it. The car handles great and has excellent acceleration so I can't wait to see how it performs once it is really broken in. I'll post another comment once the 2006's are released.

19th Jul 2006, 19:31

Hi, I just bought a 2006 Sentra SER Spec-V. I have a slight little problem. Between 2000-2500 rpm, it has a rattling noise. I took it to Nissan and they say it's normal for it to make that sound. Has anyone had that problem before, and what the heck was it? It makes the noise once in a while, but I hate it when it does it. Other than that, the car is great, even though it a small car, and it runs great.

20th Sep 2006, 10:08

I own an 04' spec -v and love every bit of it; except for the fact that I have had all of these same problems.

1. Cats went @ 42k.

2 Engine went 1k miles after I got it back with the new cats. (Good news on the cats: regardless of warranty status, all emissions equipment is covered under federal law for 8 years 80k miles)

3. Got car back with new engine 2 weeks later. No problems.

4. Currently @ 65k and it sounds like it is coming unglued again.

I have a number of performance parts installed, and admittedly drive it like I stole it, but to say that I drive it " HARD " would not be accurate. I do not come anywhere near the rev limiter with the new motor, and have used lock tite on all of the secondary butterfly screws in the intake. Still the P.o.s. is falling apart. I will never, but another nissan either. Actually, I was feeling like an idiot the moment I left with it. I should have gotten an SRT-4. Turbo 2.4 for the same money as the V!!! Idiot!!!

27th Sep 2006, 09:51

I own a 2002 SE-R (non SPEC-V) it just hit 52000 miles on it. I have had a few problems with it since about 45000. First my SES light would come on randomly, took to dealership and paid $90 to check the code. I was told it was a bad emissions sensor. Well after it came on again I decided that it would be cheaper to buy my own code reader than to have the faulty sensor replaced. Later I was having Evap canister problems causing the SES light to come on. Well last weekend I was driving on the freeway and all the sudden my SES light came on and my car was slowing down, and the gas pedal wasn't doing anything. After nearly crashing twice trying to pull over I couldn't get the car to move. Had to have car towed home. Well after researching the codes I figured out it was the ECU. I had disconnected the ground overnight to clear ECU. Next morning it worked just fine. I had to wait until Monday to take to dealership and I decided to press my luck and drive it there (only a mile or so) and it made it. Now I am waiting for it to be put in (today hopefully). Other than that it’s been a good car. I’ve had it for about 3 ½ years. I’d still like to keep as a daily driver.