2013 Nissan Sentra

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2013 Nissan Sentra
Available in 6 styles:  2013 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$9,365–$15,989
Estimated MPG

27–30 city / 36–40 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Sentra

AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Recall number: 16V244000
Recall date: 04/26/2016

Problem Summary:

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, LEAF and Sentra, 2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinder, 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, Infiniti QX60 and Q50, 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue, 2015-2016 Nissan Murano, Chevrolet City Express and 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles. In these vehicles, the front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.

Consequence:

If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Corrective Action:

Nissan will notify their owners. Chevrolet City Express owners will be notified by General Motors. Dealers will reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Sentra vehicles, and replace the OCS ECU in LEAF, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, Infiniti Q50, JX35, and QX60 and Chevrolet City Express vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, Infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/13/2012 and 04/14/2016.


AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Recall number: 16V242000
Recall date: 04/26/2016

Problem Summary:

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Sentra vehicles manufactured June 13, 2012, to April 14, 2016. The front passenger seat belt bracket may become deformed if it is used to secure a Child Restraint System (CRS). The deformed seat bracket may cause the Occupant Classification System (OCS) to incorrectly classify the installed CRS, resulting in the front passenger air bag to not be turned off as designed when a CRS is in the seat.

Consequence:

If the frontal passenger air bag deploys in the event of a crash when a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat, there will be an increased risk of injury to the child in the CRS.

Corrective Action:

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reinforce the seat belt bracket as well as reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU), free of charge. The recall began on June 13, 2016. Owners are warned not to install a CRS in the front seat. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/13/2016.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/13/2012 and 04/14/2016.


AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Recall number: 15V681000
Recall date: 10/20/2015

Problem Summary:

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Altima and Pathfinder vehicles, 2013-2014 Nissan Sentra vehicles, 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles, 2014-2015 Infiniti QX60 vehicles and 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid vehicles. The affected vehicles received an incorrect occupant classification system (OCS) control unit during a repair. These OCS control units may incorrectly classify the front passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.

Consequence:

If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger air bag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.

Corrective Action:

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall began on November 30, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 11/30/2015.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/01/2012 and 07/08/2014.


AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Recall number: 15V681000
Recall date: 10/20/2015

Problem Summary:

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Altima and Pathfinder vehicles, 2013-2014 Nissan Sentra vehicles, 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles, 2014-2015 Infiniti QX60 vehicles and 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid vehicles. The affected vehicles received an incorrect occupant classification system (OCS) control unit during a repair. These OCS control units may incorrectly classify the front passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.

Consequence:

If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger air bag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.

Corrective Action:

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall began on November 30, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 11/30/2015.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/01/2012 and 07/08/2014.


AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Recall number: 14V138000
Recall date: 03/25/2014

Problem Summary:

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. (NISSAN) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013-2014 ALTIMA, LEAF, PATHFINDER, AND SENTRA, MODEL YEAR 2013 NV200 (AKA TAXI) AND INFINITI JX35 AND MODEL YEAR 2014 INFINITI Q50 AND QX60 VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SOFTWARE MAY INCORRECTLY CLASSIFY THE PASSENGER SEAT AS EMPTY, WHEN IT IS OCCUPIED BY AN ADULT.

Consequence:

IF THE OCS DOES NOT DETECT AN ADULT OCCUPANT IN THE PASSENGER SEAT, THE PASSENGER AIRBAG WOULD BE DEACTIVATED. FAILURE OF THE PASSENGER AIRBAG TO DEPLOY DURING A CRASH (WHERE DEPLOYMENT IS WARRANTED) COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE PASSENGER.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE OCS SOFTWARE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MID-APRIL 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/27/2012 and 02/18/2014.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Recall number: 14V138000
Recall date: 03/25/2014

Problem Summary:

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. (NISSAN) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013-2014 ALTIMA, LEAF, PATHFINDER, AND SENTRA, MODEL YEAR 2013 NV200 (AKA TAXI) AND INFINITI JX35 AND MODEL YEAR 2014 INFINITI Q50 AND QX60 VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SOFTWARE MAY INCORRECTLY CLASSIFY THE PASSENGER SEAT AS EMPTY, WHEN IT IS OCCUPIED BY AN ADULT.

Consequence:

IF THE OCS DOES NOT DETECT AN ADULT OCCUPANT IN THE PASSENGER SEAT, THE PASSENGER AIRBAG WOULD BE DEACTIVATED. FAILURE OF THE PASSENGER AIRBAG TO DEPLOY DURING A CRASH (WHERE DEPLOYMENT IS WARRANTED) COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE PASSENGER.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE OCS SOFTWARE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MID-APRIL 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/27/2012 and 02/18/2014.


AIR BAGS

Recall number: 13V069000
Recall date: 03/01/2013

Problem Summary:

NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 ALTIMA, LEAF, PATHFINDER, SENTRA, AND INFINITI JX35 VEHICLES. SENSORS WITHIN THE PASSENGER OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (ODS) MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION. THIS MAY CAUSE THE SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION AND PERMANENTLY SUPPRESS THE PASSENGER AIRBAG.

Consequence:

IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A CRASH NECESSITATING AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND THE PASSENGER AIRBAG IS SUPPRESSED, THERE MAY BE AN INCREASED RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ODS SENSORS AND REPLACE THEM AS NECCESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN EARLY APRIL 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-647-7261.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Recall number: 13V068000
Recall date: 03/01/2013

Problem Summary:

NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 SENTRA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 11, 2012, THROUGH OCTOBER 4, 2012. SOME FUEL TANK ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY SEALED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. AS A RESULT, A SMALL AMOUNT OF GASOLINE MAY LEAK FROM THE TANK WHEN IT IS FULL.

Consequence:

A GASOLINE LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY LEAD TO A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANKS AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 18, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-647-7261.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/11/2012 and 10/04/2012.


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