What's Wrong with the Nissan Sentra?

Sentra owners have made 827 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (32%), followed by the transmission (21%) and the brakes (4%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Sentra.

Comparing Sentra Generations

Watch out for the 5th generation's (2007–2012) 14.66 PainRank™, which is the worst of 6 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
6th Gen Sentra 2013–2018
252 13.96
5th Gen Sentra 2007–2012
223 14.66
4th Gen Sentra 2000–2006
305 11.35
3rd Gen Sentra 1996–1999
13 1.17
2nd Gen Sentra 1992–1995
26 1.41
1st Gen Sentra 1990–1991
4 0.13

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    The Worst Sentra Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2011 (34), 2010 (33), 2015 (33), 2002 (27), 2006 (25), 2003 (23), 2001 (20), 2009 (17), 2016 (17), 2000 (10), 1994 (10), 1993 (7), 1992 (6), 1990 (4), 1999 (4), 1996 (3), 1997 (3), 1998 (3), 1995 (3), 2017 (2), 1991 (0), and 2018 (0).