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#21 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [capaccione]
Nov 02, 2009 (10:25 pm)
I also have a 2009 sentra and it pulls to the left at highway speeds. If you let go of the steering wheel or are distracted for a moment, the vehicle quickly veers to the left. Dealer mechanic said it has a problem, dealer general manager said it has a problem, but the dealer service manager claims it is normal for this model to pull to the left or right and showed an internal nissan memo stating some steering feedback, feeling like adjusting and pulling is normal, though he refused to provide me with a copy. ( they all test drove this vehicle). The dealer checked out the alignment etc. and said all is "to specs". I have lemon lawed it and am awaiting a court date as nissan has refused to settle out of court.
#22 of 86 2002 Nissan Sentra GXE
Nov 30, 2009 (2:25 pm)
I have a chance to purchase a 2002 Sentra GXE auto with only 33,000 miles on it. Clean inside and runs great. Some dings and knicks to the exterior. I can get it for $3,900. Any comments from previous owners please!!!!!
#23 of 86 Re: 2002 Nissan Sentra GXE [coolj]
Nov 30, 2009 (5:04 pm)
purchasing any used car is a gamble especially one that is almost 8 years old.however,considering that this sentra has low milaege and that nissans in general are pretty reliable cars you shouldn't have to many issues.
#24 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [barpye]
Dec 21, 2009 (7:43 pm)
I have a 2008 Sentra and I have a similar problem: I have to adjust steering at all time while driving. I cannot tell if it is actually pulling one side or another but I have to constantly correct it. If I pull right to correct a left veer it goes right. If I correct the right, it goes left. It's like it cannot drive straight.
I do not have a lot of experience: is this just an alignment problem? I took it to the dealer and he said there is no problem, just the steering is a bit stiffer than in other cars and it has to do with the road being tilted. But I am not satisfied with the answer: sounds like BS.
It is kind of irritating since I do not have to do all that on my 12 yrs old Toyota.
barpye: I would appreciate if you keep me posted with your progress. I might follow suit.
#25 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [ovybox]
Dec 22, 2009 (7:43 am)
I have found many complaints around the net concerning nissan and this specific problem pops up many times. I filed the lemon law complaint as nissan will not correct the problem because they are apparently trying to avoid a major recall. My advice is for you to do the same. Google up the lemon law info, be sure you still quailify, and get the ball rolling. The steering issue aside from the irratation of fighting with the car is a safety issue first and formost. Nissan refused to settle out of court (or fix the problem) so the court papers are filed. I will know more in Feb or March when I get a court date. Will try to update you then. By the way, all the BS excuses are choreographed by internal nissan memos to the service managers that I have seen for myself. They know the problem is there and have been instructed to BS people complaining with crap like road tilt, road crowning, small tires, electric steering feel, etc. All BALONEY. Good luck.
#26 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [ovybox]
Dec 22, 2009 (1:48 pm)
I have a court date in early January.
Please send any documents you have as I will submit to court
email - capacoptonline.net
#27 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [capaccione]
Dec 22, 2009 (3:27 pm)
I yet have to produce documents. I'll go early January to another dealer to see what they say and then (after the dealer sells me BS) I plan to contact Nissan USA. I only have an invoice on which it's mentioned that I inquired about the problem but I think that's it.
I'll let you know when I have some progress.
#28 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [ovybox]
Dec 26, 2009 (1:03 pm)
Bought a 2010 Sentra in October and have been experiencing the same "pull to the left" syndrome. I would like to share my experiences since. Dealership didn't even have specs to do front end alignment, yet they STILL sold me vehicle off their lot. LEft car with them for three days while they tried to fix it, and in a not so funny moment, the loaner car's battery went on me!!!! Had to take cab home from work and had dealer tow car back to lot with the explanation of "no one really checks out the loaners"....can you believe this crap?? Four attempts at trying to fix car did nothing. Awaiting Lemon Law Court Date. Speaking to Nissan America wasn't helpful at all. Consumer Affairs gaveme the name of a particular gentleman to speak to down there and I wasn't put through. I was given a lackey of the desired rep and he wasn't helpful at all. Two months have passed with having this car, and I am furious. Dealership General Manager says to me after 4th failed attempt, and this is ver batim, "it's out of our hands now...there is nothing we can do..." Will keep all posted on progress, and I kindly ask that if anyone has any addl info on these issues to please post.....thank you...
#29 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [barpye]
Jan 31, 2010 (1:44 pm)
OMG I have the exact same problem! I've been to the dealer that sold me this car 4 times. The last time (a few weeks ago) I actually got yelled at by the service department. My regular auto repair company has said this car is dangerous the way it drives at highway speeds and would not even drive it. They suggested the Lemon Law to me but I thought because the dealer refused to call it a 'problem' (the dealer mechanic told me it was just crappy electronic steering) that the Lemon Law would not apply. I'm filing tomorrow!
#30 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [ovybox]
Jan 31, 2010 (1:49 pm)
have the exact same problem! I've been to the dealer that sold me this car 4 times. The last time (a few weeks ago) I actually got yelled at by the service department. My regular auto repair company has said this car is dangerous the way it drives at highway speeds and would not even drive it. They suggested the Lemon Law to me but I thought because the dealer refused to call it a 'problem' (the dealer mechanic told me it was just crappy electronic steering) that the Lemon Law would not apply. I'm filing tomorrow!