6th Sep 2005, 13:04
This is in addition to my August 6th comment. It took 16 days for the dealer to repair my car, only after over 20 phone calls to Nissan America and about 5 to the dealer. All repairs were covered by the long term warranty.
Remember the part about the wrong error codes and availability of parts!!! Keep in mind that Nissan America Corp. has little control or influence over the dealerships! Customer service on this level is just lip service at best!
Always remember it's a car made in Japan, but the company is owned by a french holding corp! Nissan America never returns your calls and its dealers will always give you the best run around you can find.
My advice to all of you, is that if your cars are under warranty, get them fixed and sell them off. I did. I find Honda, is by far, the best in price, service and customer relations!
3rd Oct 2005, 12:03
I too have a 2001 Nissan Sentra which I had to leave at home today and ask for a ride to work. It was doing the high idle number and acting as though it wanted to jump ahead of itself. I was afraid to drive it to work today. Previously, it has stalled on me twice. I did not get an extended warranty and I hope they can repair what is wrong with it. It is amazing that so many people have similar problems with the same vehicle and we have to spend money for such repairs.
4th Oct 2005, 18:50
I have had my 2002 Sentra for almost four years now and with only 36,000 miles on her. I take real good of my vehicle and it was a complete shocker when my car started having idle problems then gradually worked itself to a no-start. I'm not a car mechanic, but I do know my way around my car pretty well. It did not take me long to figure out that fuel was not getting to the cylinder and there was no spark in the plugs. I then check the recalls made on my vehicle, call the 1800 number, and find that recall that did apply to my vehicle was the ECM foam lining needing to be removed. Being that I'm currently in the Military and me moving all the time, would probably be a good reason on not receiving the recall notices. Another problem is that the nearest Nissan Dealer is about 100 miles away from this small town where I live now. Dilemmas, Dilemmas... Needless to say, I am pretty certain they will not tow the vehicle for me all that way. So, I'm more than likely gonna do the repairs myself or have a local place fix the problem and pray for reimbursement from Nissan. I haven't had any rotor problems as of yet (crosses his fingers). And to think, I was gonna call my bank for a car loan for the Nissan Quest. I'll pay the extra money for another brand just for the piece of mind.
8th Oct 2005, 17:52
I have a 2001 Nissan Sentra GXE and am having lots of problems with it already. The car only has 33,000 miles on it I have replace the mass air flow sensor and two 02 senors and it still runs terrible. everything that happens to it the codes read sensors. I am so dissapointed in this car. No one ever should buy a new Nissan
25th Oct 2005, 19:01
Follow-up on "2nd Sept 2005"
I want let you know of the outcome: the real problem was the head gasket. The dealer said that it is an uncommon problem for Sentra.
I have to admit that this particular dealership did a great job on this particular problem and they took care of everything very well. It's been almost 2 month and the car is running fine.
I am happy that I found a great Nissan Service shop, but not so happy about the quality problems of my car...
29th Oct 2005, 08:30
I have a 2001 GXE Sentra as well, I had a no start problem as well. I heard clicking under the passenger side of the dash board, like a relay switch engaging and disengaging rapidly. The SES light was also fluttering on and off while the clicking noise continued. I brought it to a local mechanic and they found a shorted wire to the ECM. The wire was under the dash where I heard the clicking. An easy test to identify this problem is by turning the car to the start position, if the SES light does not come on at all the ECM is not getting power in which case you probably have a shorted wire or a bad ECM relay, both of which are fairly cheap fixes. Email me if you would like more info on this problem. firstname.lastname@example.org.
9th Nov 2005, 12:28
I have an 01 Sentra GXE. My dad in the past owned a 1993 Maxima and can't remember exact year, but I think late mid/late 80's 240SX. Those cars were built like rocks. The 240 rusted after 11 years, but the mechanics were fine only needed new plugs, wires and timing belt and retime. Same with the maxima, body got a little rust, but took about 9 1/2 years to have its FIRST leak (it was brake fluid).
But my 01 Sentra every time I turn around something is screwed up. First at 26,000 and almost 4 years old Yea pretty low for an 01 my check engine light came on almost $400 for some backup valve and power cell, not one penny covered by warranty. Next my oil dipstick got stuck in tube. (common problem google it) The plastic top came off the metal body, um plastic parts in engine compartment that is not a heat or dust cover??? bad design perhaps. Now last week my catalytic converter heat shield dropped. When the dealer took it off they say I need a new pipe from my engine to my catalytic converter almost $300 (this is estimate work has not been done yet). All of this happened to a 2001 that as of 11/8/05 has only 29,912 miles. BTW all of these problems happened in less than six months time.
Will never buy another Nissan? I raise my hand.
10th Nov 2005, 21:01
I have a nissan sentra '01. It has 104K Miles. Last 3 months I was getting 'service engine soon' light. Also when I start the engine, the rpm will go down and engine will shut within few seconds. I had to start two more times. I took it to AutoLab at Novi, Michigan. They said, the ECM has to replaced. They quoted for $650. I agreed and gave the car for ECM replacement. They asked me to wait for 1.5 hour. After 1.5 hour they came to me and said there is another issue of rpm not going up when gas pedal was pushed. After a week of inspection, they found the Mass AirFlow sensor also has to replaced. It took more than 2 weeks for them to get it fixed with $750 charge. It was running fine for 3 days and then the engine stalled. I slowly took it to Autolab again as the RPM was going down and was loosing speed. Autolab said the mass airflow sensor became bad again and has to be ordered again. It's been more than 10 days again and I am waiting for my car to be fixed. Now I doubt their diagnosis of changing ECM was incorrect. They did not diagnos the Mass Air Flow sensor issue properly at initial inspection.