2nd Generation (1992—1995) Sentra Problems

This generations ranks 13th out of 59 Nissan generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (19%), electrical (15%), and the fuel system (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Doesn\'t Shift Smoothly, Gears Grind 1 complaints at an average of 3 miles in the 1993 Nissan Sentra.
  2. Fuel Injector Failure 2 complaints at an average of 153,200 miles in the 1994 Nissan Sentra.
  3. Won\'t Start 2 complaints at an average of 122,500 miles in the 1994 Nissan Sentra.

What Sentra Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Nissan model years.

Watch out for the 1993 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1995 3 7 29 0.54
1994 10 0 9 1.82
1993 7 0 9 2.3
1992 6 0 9 0.99

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