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#41 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [barpye]
Mar 18, 2010 (9:31 am)
I had the pulling to the left problem and hard to control on the road at highway speeds problem with my 2008 Sentra. I finally found a dealership that would replace the steering column which replaced the electronic steering. (The first dealership I dealt with actually yelled at me for bringing my car back with the same complaint so often!) Absolutely no difference. It is a horrible car to drive at speeds faster than 55 which also bring (most often) longer driving times. My hands would ache and arms would be sore up to my shoulders. Nobody can figure this out. If 2007 are having this problems it's not electronic steering. I couldn't take it anymore. I got a Ford Fusion (32 mpg highway) and LOVE IT! It's so classy inside and drives like I'm going through butter. I always had Altimas in the past and should have stuck with them. I will probably never go back to Nissan after this experience.
#42 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [ovybox]
Mar 18, 2010 (9:35 am)
It's funny how we get the same reasons from the dealers... 'the tilt in the road'. If that were the case, all cars would have the 'going to the left' problem and when you are on the right side of the road you would drift off to the right. Get rid of it. I have owned 10 cars in my life and not ONE has been difficult to keep on the road.
#43 of 86 Replacing the steering column, by [mad3cat]
Mar 18, 2010 (7:19 pm)
Thanks for sharing. Certainly saved us the trouble of getting the steering column replaced with no improvement. I have no choice but driving the Sentra and end up with Dwayne the Rock Johnson arms...
I have submitted a complaint with the NHTSA.gov and like mad3cat, I'll try to keep away from Nissan. Sound impossible but I'll keep away from electric power steering as well, although it will be more and more difficult as all car makers seem to be heading that way.
#44 of 86 Been a good car for me
Mar 22, 2010 (7:24 am)
I thought I would share my recent experience with my 2007 Sentra 2.0 S. I just finished a trip to Florida and back in a weekend. About 1700 miles total. Left on Friday, returned on Sunday. I have just turned over 48,500 miles during the trip. The tires are the originals, just passed inspection. I averaged over 35.6 mpg overall, averaging over 80 mph for most of the trip (I-95 all the way). Not a single glitch. The only issues that I have had were a recall for reprogramming of the ECU, and a paint wear on the drivers door trim. All-in-all, a very reliable car. Too bad it's not paid for yet, or I would get a current year model!
#45 of 86 2010 2.0 S first impressions
Apr 10, 2010 (12:09 pm)
I just drove home in my new (leased) 2.0 S, in silver. I was looking for a good, reliable car at a reasonable payment and little out of pocket, and was focusing on used cars until I saw that Nissan had a lease special on the Sentra. My last Sentra was a 1997 GXE, also silver, and incredibly the 2010 car cost me about the same. And it's a much better car than that 1997 Sentra. My initial impressions is that it's fairly smooth riding for a small car, and very quiet because the CVT keeps the revs low (e.g. 1800 RPMs at 60 mph). The driver's seat could use a little more thigh support but otherwise seems comfortable. Good room in back, and I like how the rear seat bottom flips up to create a flat load floor (well, almost flat, there's a little step at the back of the seats). The controls are smooth, especially the HVAC dials, and there's clever touches such as the sliding cup holder adjuster.
I almost got the SR with its alloys and sporty trim, but the dealer that offered the best deal had only one, in black, and I don't like black (too hard to keep clean). But they had several S models, including silver (first choice), and I like that it has side moldings to help keep dings off the doors. Also the wheel covers are some of the better looking plastic covers I have seen, so I won't miss the alloys (which just seem to get scuffed up over time).
I'll post more when I have more experience with the car. Averaged 38.5 mpg on the way home from the dealer, if the trip computer can be believed. Given the low revs on the car, when driven with a light foot, I can believe that number.
#46 of 86 Lemon Law Update-2010 nissan Sentra
Apr 10, 2010 (1:00 pm)
Really disgusted with how things have transpired. Nissan America received 5 opportunities to repair pull when law allows 4, and it hasn't changed one iota. Throw in an employee from dealership following me out to my car berating me for being upset at the complete lack of customer service from dealership and the BBB being a joke of an institution which apparently the automakers keep in their back pockets, and here we are. BBB feels there should be more repair attempts to correct. How many? 10? 20? 50? It's beyond comprehension. Nissan Sentra's aren't all 100 percent in perfect working condition. Upon having issues, I cannot understand why it is so difficult to to something for the buyer who used good faith in buying the car?
#48 of 86 2010 sentra clunking sound
Apr 17, 2010 (6:26 pm)
we just bought a 2010 sentra sl and we began to notice a clunking sound coming from the rear of the car and when ever we closed the rear doors and passenger side door. we thought it may be that the muffler is loose. took the car into the dealership, and the tech was trying to wheel us and deal us that there is nothing wrong with the car. he showed us how the muffler moves on another new sentra, but didn't show us the sound it makes when you close the door. out of curiosity, my wife and i stopped at another nissan dealership, and when we closed the rear doors on a new sentra, the car didn't make the clunking sound. it sounds that the noise is coming from a "sheet" of metal around the muffler, which is what the nissan tech told me he moved away from the muffler while i was talking to him in front of the service department. please advice.
#49 of 86 Re: Sentra pulls to the left [capaccione]
May 08, 2010 (12:43 pm)
Went to court - both side had expert witness and drove the car - mine said it was a safety issue - Nissan said it was fine - Nissan asked the judge to drive it - She drove and said it was not bad enough to cause the lemon law to be used and ruled she would not have Nissan repurchase the car.
in summary - do not let the the judge drive the car -
Nissan is being allowed to sell a car with defects - I hope no one gets hurt.
#50 of 86 Judge judges car safety?????
May 09, 2010 (7:54 am)
This is unbelievable; since when are judges experts on car quality and safety? Judges are supposed to rely on the law and the opinion of the experts, not personal perceptions. This is why we have jury, to eliminate the personal perception from the justice process. That judge seems off the line to me...she should have asked for a third expert it there was a tie in votes. But I wouldn't invest more resources into this...
My sympathy man.