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#1912 of 2065 Re: 2002 Sentra Computer (ECU) replacement [gense]
Apr 03, 2006 (11:02 am)
I also was NOT informed of this recall--I only found out about it when I took my car in 2 weeks ago for other problems (see my post regarding the mass air flow sensor that preceeds your post). I was just furious, because it turns out this recall went out in March of 2004! so we've been driving around for 2 years without knowing, causing god only knows what kind of damage. When I called Nissan corporate in NJ to inquire why I was never notified, the "CSR" (and I use that term ironically) insisted that according to their records the notice HAD gone out. She also claimed that it was MY responsibility to check w/ Nissan's site on a frequent basis to see if they had any recalls for my model.
I was incredulous--I said "You're telling me that you're putting the onus on your CUSTOMER to research problems due to YOUR faulty manufacturing even though the law says you must contact us?" and she said yes. She was extremely rude and would not budge on anything, I don't know what the answer is, but I'm telling you to prepare yourself for a fight. I'm also interested that you never got the notice either, and that surely your problems--and maybe mine as well--are the result of driving around like that all that time! As for me, I still haven't had the work done on my car--now that I've done this research, I am going to call them back, open a case number, and tell them all that I've found out about similar problems from this site. I urge you to do the same.
#1913 of 2065 car does not start
Apr 25, 2006 (7:14 pm)
I am a mechanically ignorant person. I have a 1997 nissan sentra that has recently started giving me a lot of trouble. The car will not start suddenly. At this point everthing else works like power windows, lights, horn etc. so it is not the battery. It will start working by itslef after a couple of days and would stop again. I have taken it to 3 mechanics and spent a lot of money on it. Does anyone know what the problem might be?
#1914 of 2065 i just got a 1993 nissan sentra se
Apr 27, 2006 (12:17 pm)
yeah i just got a new nissan sentra se and i dont know what i should do to it?
#1915 of 2065 1994 Sentra emissions test failure.
May 07, 2006 (1:22 pm)
I have a 1994 Sentra that is not getting vacuum to the EGR valve. I did a bench test on the EGR valve, the BPT valve and the EGR/EVAC control solenoid and all functioned ok.
After reinstalling them, I started the engine and left the electrical connection off of the EGR/EVAC unit and found the EGR valve was then getting vacuum. I reconnected the elec. connection to find no vacuum to the EGR valve, but the connector was showing apx. 13 volts. Under the EGR/EVAC unit, was a second electric connector, which was showing apx.3.5 volts. I'm not sure what the second connector operates, but I suspect it operates the EGR temature sender.
Due to the low voltage reading, I checked the fuse pannel inside the car and found one fuse identified as "ST", from the fuse location chart. I have no idea what the "ST" stands for, but I suspect it might have something to do with the 3.5 volts on the EGR tempature sender.
I also checked the oxygen sensor and the PVC valve and they are OK.
The Sentra smog check was done this past week, with everything passing, execpt the "CO" reading. This portion of test was added to the California test two years ago, which it passed in total then.
I would appreciate any input I can get, as I had planed on selling the Nissan this weekend, but obviously those plans fell through.
Thank you in advance... ...Bob in Calif...
#1916 of 2065 MPG 2006 Sentra 39.9MPG
May 08, 2006 (9:53 am)
The 2006 Sentra 1.8S I purchased to use as a commuter car is working quite well.
39.9 MPG indicated on trip computer over 364.4 miles and calculated mpg was 39.8 mpg. Wow!
I never expected more than 34 or 35 mpg.
Driving conditions were 70 F outside temp., 4 lane divided highway with many sections trhu towns and city's with stoplights. 60 mph speed limit and 60 mph is the speed I set the cruise control.
#1917 of 2065 Re: I Hate My Nissan TOO ![imdoot]
May 08, 2006 (11:41 am)
Add me to the list of folks with the O2 Mass Airflow Sensor issue. I called my dealer and he was a about it - didn't give me any kind of info one way or another. So do I send several hundred dollars up in smoke and maybe get the problem fixed? What a crock.
I previously owned a '95 Sentra which I never got diagnosed but once it hit 70k miles, the same symptoms appeared. That's when I traded it for the 2001 piece of crap I'm dealing w/ now.
I've also had to have the horn re-wired as others here have mentioned.
Any feedback is welcome!
#1918 of 2065 Help with 1997 Nissan Sentra
May 08, 2006 (3:58 pm)
My car wont start-the radio,windows, and lights work but when I try to start it I get 1 click and a hiss noise-the mechanic says it could be the alarm system-any advice on what I can do to fix it or why this could be happening. Any problems with faulty alarm systems? It happened a couple days ago where it would not start-I let it sit overnight-the next morning it started-any advice is appreciated
#1920 of 2065 Re: car does not start [beth12]
May 09, 2006 (3:54 am)
Post #1913--did you figure out why your car was not starting-Im having the same problem with a 97 sentra
#1921 of 2065 Re: Horn Stopped Working! [vonnegut]
May 09, 2006 (8:15 pm)
Same problem with my horn. Finally went to the dealer today where I was told that if it's not a fuse (it's not) then it's a wiring insulation problem (common and known to Nissan). When the mechanic checked it out today, he discovered that someone else had tried to rewire it but hadn't done it properly. So the previous owner also had a problem and tried to fix this. Hunh!
There are lots of complaints about this on carsurvey.org. So why do I have to pay for this? Guess it's the same rationale as the broken dipstick.