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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
May 09, 2005 (12:45 pm)
the ECU's (or ECM's as Nissan calls them) are known to be bad...i own a 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V and the ECM died at about 50K miles, and i have the 2.5L not the 1.8. needless to say now, my car is once again back in the shop getting a new motor...one of the butterfly screws on the butterfly valve in the lower intake manifold backed itself off and was sucked into the #1 cylinder...a problem that a LOT of 2.5 sentra's and altima's have that Nissan is aware of but refuses to place a recall on. so yeah, 3 yrs old, barely 60K miles, and already a new ECM, Mass Airflow Sensor and now a new motor...never been so dissapointed in a car before in my life
#1749 of 2065 2004 Sentra CD Player problems!!!!
May 10, 2005 (1:42 pm)
I have a 2004 Sentra 1.8S. I put a CD-R in my cd player, which usually reads them fine, but now the cd player will not eject my cd. When I first turn on the car, it will read the cd and play it. But when I try to eject the cd, it will not come out, the "CD in" signal disappears, and the cd player makes a weird noise.
Does anyone know of a manual override for this? Is there ANY way to get the cd to come out without taking it to a shop? Thanks for your help!
#1750 of 2065 Re: Vote now! [pat]
May 18, 2005 (4:49 am)
I have a 2002 se-r and have also had a mass airflow sensor go bad. Rather than pay the 500 plus dollars for the part, I went online to junkyards and got the part for $120 and had my mechanic put it in for $70. No problems since. This is a relatively common problem with Sentras. The real issue with this part is that only Nissan makes it. You can't just go to NAPA and get the part. This part is small and way overpriced. Overall though the sentra is not bad for reliability but the dealerships are the way they are due to the lack of company support.
May 18, 2005 (5:19 am)
They fixed my trunk leak last week under warranty. The rubber stripping was loose or something. I had wetness around the spare and the cardboard had a stain. For some reason the jack was on top of the carpet. Put it back and saw and felt the wetness.
Got the part in and fixed 2 days later.
May 18, 2005 (6:48 pm)
Okay, I tried to start the car, and when I put the key in the ignition and attempt to turn it toward the on-position, there is a distinct ticking (even-speed) noise heard--it stops once the car reaches the on-position, and the car does not start.
However, while in the on-position, it tries to start--and this can be heard as the engine turns; it just does not turn on the car.
The lights, radio, windows, locks, everything works. Just not the car itself.
Problems leading up to this problem include the 2002 Sentra quitting while driving. No warning, just stopping while driving. It would start right up again after having stopped, however now it does not.
I switched out the fuel pump relay, but it was to no avail either.
Do you guys think that the problem is a faulty fuel pump itself or is there another culprit?
#1754 of 2065 Re: I Hate My Nissan [flacitybug]
May 20, 2005 (4:34 pm)
I have a 2002 Nissan Sentra at my check engine light has been on forever, my gas pedal sticks and my driver and passenger windows don't work they have been like that since 2003. My husband took apart the driver window since Nissan dealer New City Nissan in Honolulu Hawaii said they would not cover under warranty, what he found was a completely frayed cable that makes the window go up and down, the motors work well but a frayed cable cannot go through a pulley. Nissan wants anywhere from $450. up per window to fix, seems to me with all the comments that I have read on web sights that this is a Nissan problem and should have a recall. I have been on the phone on hold with Nissan for over an hour so far this time they are impossible to reach, guess they don't like the customers that feed them. No more Nissan products for us we also have a Nissan Frontier bought 2 cars the same day sure don't get any service I guess you live and learn.
#1755 of 2065 Re: I Hate My Nissan [isy]
May 20, 2005 (4:50 pm)
Sorry to hear about your problems. But I hear similar complains from the owners of other makes as well. On the other negative note from Nissan I've heard that they are delaying new Sentra intro in US. Nissan's Carlos Ghosn was talking about a few month delay. Does anyone have the specifics on it?
#1756 of 2065 Re: Sentra problems [slash1]
May 20, 2005 (7:42 pm)
I have a 2002 Sentra GXE; 101K miles: 1,000 over the extended warranty that I had purchased.
I went in for the recall on the ECM foam a couple of months back, however I believe that the damage to my ECM was already done, as not long after having had the recall, my car started dying while driving.
After attempting to self-diagnose, I finally had it towed to the Nissan dealership this morning.
Their diagnosis? Their reader was not able to connect to the car--the same problem I was having with my OBD II Reader.
So, their "diagnosis" was that I needed a new computer--and THEN they could see if anything else is wrong with the car.
They haven't even checked wires/cables going to the ECM--they are just charging me for a new ECM.
Mind you, I would be okay with this, had there not been a reason leading up to this ECM failure--the reason for the recall was to stop the result of not having the recall in the first place--as they say on their recall page on the Nissanusa website: "This may also result in the "Service Engine Soon" light coming on or poor driveability. If the engine stops running while driving, this could result in a crash without warning."
My car still did this until recently when it just would not start.
I'm stuck over the weekend without a car because, after having called multiple Nissan spokespeople (via their (800) numbers), I was left on a string: I can't get my car from the Nissan dealership without paying for a new ECM which (1) I'm not ultimately sure is necessary, and (2) I would have to pay for--but I believe should be covered.
Needless to say, should there be no responses to this post, I'm quite an irate Sentra owner at this moment in time--a shame because I enjoyed my red car.
May 21, 2005 (12:09 am)
Okay.... i have a problem and i think it is my ECM but I am not sure. I got rear ended and my car went into the body shop. After my car was done the body shop guy tried to move my car. The car started and idles fine but when you try to move the car, it wont rev past 1600 RPMs. I got one of my buddies to help me check it out, he plugged in the scanner and it gave off an error code of 0605 which is a code for an ECM error. I bought a used ecm and went to nissan for them to program it to the key. They said that the new ecm was not giving off any codes to decode a key and it did not work. So i got another used one and brought it there and that one also did not work. I dont know what to do now. Have you ever had this problem? I have a 2002 spec v also. i have only 400 miles over 60k so my warranty is over. I have been out of a car for 3 months now and im tired of dealing with it. Please let me know what you think the problem is. Thanks