6th Generation (2013—2019) Sentra Problems

This generations ranks 43rd out of 59 Nissan generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (57%), brakes (7%), and the engine (5%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Revving and Jerking 32 complaints at an average of 73,828 miles in the 2013 Nissan Sentra.
  2. Transmission Failure 71 complaints at an average of 72,895 miles in the 2013 Nissan Sentra.
  3. Slipping, Clunking 6 complaints at an average of 30,850 miles in the 2014 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 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 3 0.0
2018 0 0 32 0.0
2017 2 2 61 1.32
2016 18 5 70 3.51
2015 35 3 53 8.29
2014 88 5 55 30.99
2013 134 6 58 44.14

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