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Nissan Sentra, Transmission, Sedan
#1 of 29 Nissan Sentra 2008 Model
May 07, 2008 (9:06 pm)
Does anyone know if the 2008 Sentra has a timing belt or timing chain?
If its a belt, do you know the recommended service inspection/replacement intervals?
#2 of 29 Re: Nissan Sentra 2008 Model [busiris]
May 09, 2008 (5:42 am)
every nissan has a timing chain i belive they been using then since 01 in there vehicles alot better than than time bombs lke honda or toyota
#3 of 29 Re: Nissan Sentra 2008 Model [altimadrvr]
May 09, 2008 (2:37 pm)
Thanx...I appreciate the info....
#4 of 29 service engine soon light
Jul 07, 2008 (11:34 am)
Myfriend mistakenly did not completely shut off the gas tank round cap (he didn't finish the 'click'), 2 days later the "service engine soon" light came on. I read the manual and that's how i figured out that was the problem. It has been 1 day since I tighten the round cap as it should be, the warning light is still on. Any one familiar with this, how long will it take for the light to turn off after I have closed the cap properly? My car has only 350 miles so i don't think there is any other mechical problem.
It's a 2008 Sentra SL.
#5 of 29 Re: service engine soon light [hmshah]
Jul 07, 2008 (1:55 pm)
I can't speak to your specific car, but with most cars it takes several starts for the light to go off again. Let us know!
#6 of 29 Bluetooth Audio
Aug 07, 2008 (5:15 am)
Does anyone know if its possible to play music through the bluetooth thats used for the hands free calling? I know there is an AUX jack but I am just a curious geek.
#7 of 29 Paint Problems
Aug 24, 2008 (1:54 pm)
My husband and I bought a new Sentra three months ago and have had trouble with paint chipping. There are several spots on the hood (5-7), several small spots on the back and front bumpers, and two large large chunks missing on the front bumper, one was about (2" x 3")...the other was smaller, (1"x 1"). The dealership fixed the two larger spots under warranty, but are calling all of the others "rock chips," which are apparently not covered under warranty. We're frustrated because we drive on gravel VERY rarely and are having a hard time believing rocks did this to our car in a few short months. The spots they're not willing to fix appear to be getting bigger, the paint is peeling and we can feel bubbles in the paint on the bumper near some of the spots it's chipped.
Does anyone have any advice for us, either how we can get the dearlership to fix this under warranty, or fix it ourselves?
#8 of 29 engine problem
Oct 23, 2008 (7:04 am)
every time we take a long trip (25 miles or greater) and it over 80 drg the engine will not start??? it takes about 45 min or longer to start. The cars has only 6000 miles
and this is the 5th trip back to the dealer. anyway anybody else have that problem???
#9 of 29 Re: Paint Problems [sunshine29]
Dec 14, 2008 (4:21 pm)
I recently have had problems with my paint job on my 2008 sentra. I have been hand washing this thing since I got it. Once a week. We recently had some bad weather here in Pa. I had alot of salt on my car. So I went to a car wash (do it yourself) and sprayed my car off and I starting watching the paint blow off in front of my eyes. This happened in 2 different spots on the car. On the bumper and the car door. Dealership said the bumper was something they would touch up but the door was road chips and rocks hitting it. I know every inch of this car and there were no rock chip marks til that day. Funny thing is I never have this car on the highway or dirt roads. I was told by an auto body person that if the primer coat on a car is not done properly the pain won't stick. I told the dealership. I would take the coarse that they want at first but if this happens again anywhere or if it gets worse I will not stop being a pain in there A$$. The quality of this cars interior and exterior is very shotty. So is the quality of everything these days. I am going to get in touch with Nissan. The dealership told me GOOD LUCK they won't stand behind it if there are problems. Hope this helps. My car is silver by the way. Keep ya posted.
#10 of 29 recall nissan sentras!
Dec 27, 2008 (10:32 pm)
and on wet roads sounds like a back window is open when closed. cd player has static noise and tried other sentras, same thing, nissan says normal operation,their way of not backing their product, finally rated 26 city, 33 hwy, 22 on hwy! this is the 2008 sentra,nissan is not what it used to be, buyers beware! also sunglass holder is a joke, hard to open and brackets come off when opening, nissan raised price and lowered quality!