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#17 of 63 2008 Sentra S - 6sp manual transmission whine documented on YouTube
Apr 23, 2009 (12:00 pm)
Bought a new 2008 Sentra S back in Feb and have had an ongoing issue with the transmission. Any time I ease off the accelerator in 4th, 5th and 6th gear, I can hear a high pitched whining sound. Started noticing it before 1,000 miles and brought it to the dealership. They test drove the car and told me it was normal. The sound kept getting louder and the dealership agreed to replace the transmission at 2,500 miles. The sound was still their after the swap, just not as loud. I complained again to the dealership and they told me it was out of their hands and told me to contact Nissan USA's customer affairs dept.
They weren't of much help either and told me it was normal. They are arranging a test drive with another 2008 6sp, but it apparently is taking them 2 weeks to hunt one down in Western Ohio.
In the meantime, I'm currently at 4,000 miles and the noise has returned to full volume. I have posted a video on YouTube:
At this point, I just want my money back since Nissan has let me down in a big way and I have no faith in their customer service.
To any potential buyers out there - beware!
#18 of 63 Re: Sentra First Gear [eagle_51]
Apr 27, 2009 (8:05 pm)
were you able to get the problem fixed, if so how..my kid has the same issue with her car.. any help is appricated...
#19 of 63 Re: Sentra First Gear [rtmartinez1]
May 06, 2009 (9:37 am)
It is becoming apparent Nissan USA stalling as much as they can so that I cannot defer to Ohio lemon laws. I have yet to get a call from a dealership for a test drive of another 2008 Sentra.
I happen to work with a few former Honda USA engineers and asked one to go for a test drive with me. He confirmed that this issue is not normal and should not happen with a new car. He also believes the issue is caused by the differential.
#20 of 63 Re: Sentra First Gear [eagle_51]
May 19, 2009 (7:23 pm)
We just had the same problem it is stuck in what they call limp home mode which tells the tansmission something is wrong but allows you to "limp home" we had a new governor plate installed at a small hometown transmission shop for around $250 and works just fine
#21 of 63 vacuum line on top of transmission is off ??
May 19, 2009 (7:26 pm)
We had a small 1/4 inch vacuum line that goes to the top of the transmission and cannot see where it re connects now car shifts very erratcially any ideas?
Automatic transmission w/ 4 cyl 1994 nissan sentra LE
#22 of 63 Re: My nissan sentra transmission problems? [corrinm16]
Oct 04, 2009 (2:08 pm)
check the motor mounts and tranny mounts
#23 of 63 Re: My nissan sentra transmission problems? [corrinm16]
Oct 04, 2009 (2:11 pm)
bad ground or the horn is bad
check motor and trans mounts
#24 of 63 Re: 98 Nissan Sentra 200sx se Transmission problem [lrs3]
Oct 04, 2009 (2:20 pm)
i have the same problem with a 01 sentra se r and i have been working on cars for 15 yrs im stressed with this one there is a switch next to the shifter i haven't tested yet if u find out what it is let me know and i will do the same
#25 of 63 01 nissan trans govenor
Oct 05, 2009 (6:06 pm)
anyone know were the transmission governor is on an 01 nissan sentra se r
or why it goes into limp home mode after it gets to temp
#26 of 63 Re: 98 Nissan Sentra 200sx se Transmission problem [jizzal5151]
Oct 07, 2009 (6:17 pm)
We ended up taking it to a small local transmission shop. They immediately knew it was the governor plate and was most likely stripped out or something. Cost us roughly $250 and a day to fix. runs great again/ the small 1/4 inch vacuum line that we had issues with was also found to be the overflow aka breather tube to the transmission it should be open to atmosphere and not plugged to anything but put it where it will not get dirt or debris into it.