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Jan 01, 2002 (1:51 pm)
2001 Nissan Sentra Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 2001 Nissan Sentra automobiles manufactured between July 2000 and April 2001.
One or more of the three bolts used to attach each front suspension lower control arm to the body on the left and right sides may not have been properly manufactured. The bolts could fracture, increasing the risk of a crash.
80,000 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the lower control arm attachment bolts. Owner notification is expected to begin by the end of June 2001.
Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V174000/Mfg. Recall No. 01V174000]
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting 2000-2001 Nissan Sentra manufactured between February 2000 - June 2001.
Number Involved: 115,000
On certain passenger vehicles, the cooling holes in the
steel wheel may have burrs on their edges as a result of improper manufacturing. These burrs can cause cracks as the vehicle is being driven. Cracks can propagate between adjacent cooling holes. If enough cracks develop between the cooling holes, the wheel could fail and separate from the mounting hub without prior warning. Separation of the wheel from the vehicle while being operated could result in a vehicle crash.
Dealers will inspect for cracks and replace the wheel if
cracks are discovered. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification will be conducted in two phases. The first mailing is expected to begin during October 2001, asking owners to bring their vehicles to a dealer for inspection of the wheels. Any wheels with cracks will be replaced. A second owner notification will begin in early December, at which time Nissan will have an adequate number of replacement wheels, requesting owners who only had the wheels inspected but not replaced, to return to the dealers for a wheel replacement. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V277]
(Recall #3 -- discovered on this forum...)
Year of Recall: 2001
Manufactured: FROM 2000JAN TO 2001MAY
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles equipped with a 1.8 liter engine. The engine could stop running while being driven due to a defective crank position sensor. This could also result in the "Service Engine Soon" warning light coming on or reduced engine power.
If the engine stops running while driving, this could result in a crash.
Dealers will replace the crank position sensors. Owner notification is expected to begin during December 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
#1235 of 2065 nfomerc...
Jan 01, 2002 (2:58 pm)
The Sentra is made very wel and is a solidly designed vehicle. The bolt problem was obviously from one of their supliers and probably didn't come up to tensile radings. Probably won't fail in a million years. The engine problem on the engine is obviously due to the newness of the design. Thats why I opted for the SE. The burr on the wheel while may me troubling if it causes a failure to me doesn't show a trend of decreased quality or reliability. Now if you want to talk recalls look at the Focus!!!
#1236 of 2065 Question for 5spd GXE
Jan 03, 2002 (9:41 am)
Just got a 02 5spd GXE and when I do 70mile/h on freeway the tacho is over 3000rpm. This is a little concern me cause the auto one only hit 2000 something on 70mile/h. Is this the way this manual car desigened in or I shuold worry about? Any input? Thanks.
Jan 03, 2002 (10:53 am)
The gear ratios on manual transmission Sentras are a little short, no question. But 3000+ rpms at 70 is not abnormal for a four-cylinder car. It's absolutely nothing to worry about...many VTEC Hondas turn way higher revs at that speed. The only concern is if you find the noise from the engine annoying over 3000 rpms. But there's not much you can do about that short of trading in the car.
One of the biggest misconceptions is that "the car is going to be hurt by high revs"--I've seen this discussion in several forums, and it's pretty laughable. Modern cars are designed to be able to run up to their redlines for hours if not days at a time. If the engine was dangerously stressed by running anything near the redline, the manufacture would lower the redline. They don't want to deal with the warranty claims of engines that blow up under normal use.
The only thing you need to worry about is making sure the car is properly warmed up before driving it at high rpms, and that you keep up on scheduled maintenance, especially oil/filter changes.
So, don't worry about your GXE...hope you enjoy the car!
Jan 03, 2002 (2:48 pm)
runs at 2700 rpm 70 mph. Being a somewhat stronger engine, 3K rpm would probably be about right. I have an auto.
Jan 03, 2002 (2:59 pm)
My '93 NX2000 (Sentra SE-R twin) revved at 3000 rpm at 60 mph in 5th gear. I just sold it at 83k miles with no significant problems, despite probably 75% of those miles being driven at ~70 mph and 3500 rpm.
#1240 of 2065 Just got a Sentra 02
Jan 07, 2002 (1:05 am)
I am so excited, just purchased a 02 Sentra GXE with the Synergy package and I think I got a pretty good deal on it. It is white and out the door I paid $14,600. I test drove the civic and the corolla and def. liked the look and handling of the Sentra. Does anyone know if there are anything different between the 2001 and the 2002 Sentras.
Jan 07, 2002 (8:04 am)
Congrats on your new car! I like the Synergy package a lot myself. That is a GREAT price! I'm guessing it's 5 speed? Where did you get that price? I've been considering the Sentra since last year and in my research, I have not realy found any differences between the model years. Your Synergy package takes the place of last year's SE model since there was no SE-R last year. I just hope Nissan fixed the problem with the engines this year so there is no recall again!
#1242 of 2065 claywaterfill
Jan 07, 2002 (6:53 pm)
The price was for an automatic. I walked into the dealer just to check out the Sentras and just my luck, they were having a special deal on just the GXE models. I really wanted the SE but all they had in stock was the GXE with the Synergy package so I said close enough. To my knowlege the only difference is that the SE have a better engine and a sunroof compared to the GXE with the Synergy package, please correct me if I am wrong. So my price for the GXE model with the Synergy package was $13,888 w/ auto trans, out the door I paid $14,600. This dealership is in Daly City, CA.
Jan 08, 2002 (11:46 am)
Yeah, that is good. I had a dealer quote me $14,400 for a GXE with Synergy package--with a manual transission! I had a feeling that was a little high because I see regular GXE models advertised for about $12,000. I think the Synergy package is about a $1000 option, so I guess $14,400 is not very good now that I think about it. I do know last year's SE had the 2.0l engine, but I don't think it had a sunroof. Any 2001 SE owners know?