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#1827 of 2065 Just bought, do I keep the extended warranty?
Aug 18, 2005 (5:42 pm)
I just bought a 1.8s 2005 sentra with manual transmission and the finance guy did a good job in selling me the extended warranty. For $700 I got up to 6 years 75,000 miles but all of my Nissan have been very reliable so I feel that I should get my money back. Should I keep it, get my money back? Is the price in line for this extended warranty? Thanks for any feedback!
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#1828 of 2065 2001 Sentra GXE- Replacing Multiple O-2 sensors
Aug 22, 2005 (12:38 pm)
My 2001 nissan sentra GXE started having big time performance issues- like not being able accelerate very quickly and making funny popcorn popping like noises in the muffler region of my car. The check engine soon light was on as well so I brought it to my local mechanics who have done a great job for all of my cars.
They inspected the engine light and multiple codes came on. They cleared the codes, took it on a road test and only the 02 sensor & engine lean codes came back. My car had a engine misfire from Cylinder #1 and they replaced the 02 sensor, 4 spark plugs, and cylinder #1 coil and they cleared the codes. They took it on a test drive and the codes did not return. When I went to pick up my car after work as soon as I turned the car on the check engine light came on. I left it for the mechanics to keep working on. They told me that the error was still indicating a bad 02 sensor even thought they had just replaced it. They put another one in- cleared it- drove it and the light came back on- they put in a 3rd new one- drove it for 5 miles and it did not come back on. So I pick it up again and drive home and 6 miles down the road the light comes back on. I brought it back to them this morning.
Anyone else have or have heard of this problem where 02 sensors that are new keep causing the check engine light to come back on?
All of the performance issues are gone since they worked on it the first time- its just that stupid check engine light that keeps coming on, and I need it to stay off because you can't pass emmisions inspection in AZ with it on.
#1829 of 2065 Re: 2001 Sentra GXE- Replacing Multiple O-2 sensors [dlarruso]
Aug 23, 2005 (11:44 pm)
I have a 2001 XE, and I've had a similar problem. My check engine light came on a little over a year ago, and I took my car to the dealer to see what was wrong. They told me it was "a fuel sensor" which I assume may have been something like your O-2 sensor. Since there are no emissions laws in Michigan, I didn't see an imminent need to replace the darn thing since all intelligence said it was expensive so I just lived with my check engine light being lit. Ho hum.
Last week my car decided to take a sick day, and I had to have it towed to a mechanic. They looked it over and found a wire that had been corroded through. They cut out and replaced the rotten bit and hey presto my car works again. The interesting bit is that the check engine light is now off as well, coincidence? I think not.
This is not the first wiring harness problem I've had with this car. I bought the car brand new in Jan 01. Since then I've had numerous wiring faults. First the horn started sounding funny and then stopped entirely. Just over 2 years ago (July 03) I had a similar wiring fault that stopped my car because of a corroded/broken wire to the ECM, and since last fall the backlight on my radio hasn't been working unless its very humid. I haven't seen fit to fix all these problems, but it seems a bit unreasonable to me to have this many electrical problems in a car under 5 years old.
1) I wonder if Daniel in AZ is experiencing something similar in his wiring harness.
2) I wonder if there are other 01 Sentra owners out there that are having similar difficulties with their wiring harness. I think this has to be a manufacturing fault, and its getting long past time I had a stern conversation with Nissan Motor Company.
#1830 of 2065 2001 Nissan Sentra - Air Flow Meter/Sensor problems
Aug 25, 2005 (9:20 pm)
I own a 2001 Nissan Sentra since Feb 2005. I bought this car for about $6000
from the first owner and its currently 38000 Miles driven. It gives me a mileage
of about 26-27 city and 30-32 trips. Everything was fine till the time I noticed
that whenever I drive the sedan at speeds above 70mph for a prolonged duration
of time like 30 mins or more or I keep the AC/Heater on for the same duration or
more; the check engine light starts glowing....
I had taken my sedan to the dealer a couple of times but they were not able to
figure out the problem initially...Recently when I faced the same problem again,
dealer told me that its the AIR FLOW METER/SENSOR thats causing the check engine light to glow up when I drive it at the above mentioned speed or above for a
prolonged duration of time. Dealer says that the replacement cost of this part is
Can anyone of you help me out with the fact that what exactly does the AIR FLOW
METER/SENSOR do in a car and what is its importance. Is it advisable to get the
part changed as mentioned by the dealer. What if I don't change the part....is
it going to affect the performance of my engine and mileage would start falling
Please please help!!!
I appreciate your cooperation.
Aug 26, 2005 (1:25 pm)
HELP!!!!!ok i have this problem wit my 03 sentra 1.8 . well when i start the car its all good, but when i press the gas the intake roars like an idiot and it wont go past 3,000rpms. could any1 help me with this problem .
Sep 01, 2005 (3:56 pm)
Where is the new Sentra? There are no news or even spyshots. Nissan is probably enjoying their records sales of of Altimas and SUV's that they dont care about the "grassroots". I mean, you have to create followings from the first time buyers and the younger generations.
#1833 of 2065 Re: New Sentra [giantkiller]
Sep 01, 2005 (3:59 pm)
Sentra fans, we have to voice out our frustrations. Carlos Ghosn we want the new Sentra be release by 2006!
#1834 of 2065 Re: Sentra problems [slash1]
Sep 04, 2005 (1:43 pm)
I have had similar problems with my 01 Sentra, 39000 miles. It was running fine until one day after work, I went to drive it home and it had no power. I took it to a local shop and they replaced the mass airflow sensor ($500.00 incl. labor) and it still didn't run. They told me it was an ECM problem, so I towed it to a dealership because I knew it would be covered at least under the california epa emmissions warranty (7 yrs 70000 miles for ecm, catalytic converter, and obd) Go to Carfax.com for a search on emissions related warranty. I ended up still having powertrain warranty as my car has very few miles, and a possibility it was covered under recall for the ecm lining. (by the way- recall related problems are covered past the regular warranty period. And an exhaust/emissions RECALL is in effect for the life of the car. Keep fighting).I was still a little hacked off for buying a new mass airflow sensor if I really didn't need one, but happy my car would run again and that the new computer would be free. Right? Wrong. The same day I drove my "fixed" car back to work, and then tried to start it again and drive it home, the engine started surging wildly, and there was very little power. I had it towed back the next day and they said at the dealership there was no problem with the car (no codes came up). I have a problem though, as when I drive my car I have strange power surges, and I am unsure about the dependability of my car. Since they have dubbed my car in good working order, I am considering purchasing an extended warranty so they will be forced to continue to fix the problem and any others that may come up later. As far as recourse on the other parts I paid out-of-pocket: call 1-800-nissan-1 and open a case #. They MAY decide to issue reimbursement for recall related work done on the car. you will need your paperwork proving the dealership closed out the recall, your repair order for the work done, proof of payment for your work done, and proof of ownership of the car.
Of course this doesn't guarantee a drivable, working car. I am still yet a little nervous about driving my car until I know it is fixed properly, and the dealership claims it has been done, although I know for myself that it has not. Any sugestions as to how to bully a dealership into listening to a customer complaint? I have my research in line, but I feel they don't take me seriously as I am a young woman.
#1835 of 2065 respose to post #1834
Sep 09, 2005 (6:21 pm)
have the catalytic converter checked-ASAP
#1836 of 2065 Re: 2001 Sentra GXE- Replacing Multiple O-2 sensors [dlarruso]
Sep 09, 2005 (6:52 pm)
have the catalytic converter checked - could be the reason for lost power and check engine light being on.