Nissan Sentra Recalls

NHTSA safety recall results (35)

Recall information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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01V277
On certain passenger vehicles, the cooling holes in the steel wheel may have burrs on their edges as a result of improper manufacturing. These burrs can cause cracks as the vehicle is being driven. Cracks can propagate between adjacent cooling holes. If enough cracks develop between the cooling holes, the wheel could fail and separate from the mounting hub without prior warning. Separation of the wheel from the vehicle while being operated could result in a vehicle crash.
Dealers will inspect for cracks and replace the wheel if cracks are discovered. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification will be conducted in two phases. The first mailing is expected to begin during October 2001, asking owners to bring their vehicles to a dealer for inspection of the wheels. Any wheels with cracks will be replaced. A second owner notification will begin in early December, at which time Nissan will have an adequate number of replacement wheels, requesting owners who only had the wheels inspected but not replaced, to return to the dealers for a wheel replacement. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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01V357
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 1.8-liter engines, the engine could stop running while being driven due to a defective crank position sensor. This could also result in the "Service Engine Soon" warning light coming on or reduced engine power. If the engine stops running while the vehicle is in motion, it could result in a crash.
Dealers will replace the crank position sensors. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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01V174
On certain passenger vehicles, one or more of the three bolts used to attach each front suspension lower control arm to the body on the left and right sides may not have been properly manufactured and could fracture, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the lower control arm attachment bolts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began June 25, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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02V056
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a Nissan-approved accessory floor mat that was installed either at the assembly plant or by the dealer, due to the length of the driver side floor mat, a small amount of mat movement could cause the mat to interfere with the accelerator pedal and not allow the pedal to release after it is depressed. If this occurs unexpectedly, it could lead to a crash.
Dealers will inspect the driver side floor mat and if it is a Nissan floor mat subject to this recall, the dealer will replace both the driver and passenger side floor mats. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began March 18, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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03V477
On certain MY 2000-2002 passenger vehicles equipped with the QG18DE engine and MY 2002-2003 passenger vehicles equipped with QR25DE engines, the foam material used for the interior lining of the Electronic Control Module (ECM) box emits sulfur as it cures. If one of the resistors inside the ECM has a crack on the surface coating, the gas may cause corrosion of the resistor. This could cause the Malfunction Indictor Light to come on, poor drivability (idle instability, poor accelerator), or the engine to stop running during vehicle operation, which could result in a crash.
Dealers will remove the inside lining material from the ECM box. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during December 2003. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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Parking brake: Indicator light


05V228000
CERTAIN (36-58 PASSENGER) MOTOR COACHES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS." THE PARKING BRAKE INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATES IN GREEN AND NOT RED, WHEN THE PARKING BRAKE IS ENGAGED.
ILLUMINATION IN RED IS REQUIRED BY THE APPLICABLE STANDARD.
DEALERS WILL INSTALL APPROPRIATE SOFTWARE TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF THE PARKING BRAKE INDICATOR LAMP FROM GREEN TO RED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MAY OR JUNE 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SETRA AT 1-800-882-8054.
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01V376
Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." Vehicles produced during this period were missing tamperproof caps that prevent horizontal headlamp adjustment.
Dealers will install a tamperproof cap over the horizontal adjustment screw for both headlamps. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during January 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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Exterior lighting: Headlights


2022-04-12
22V244000
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2020 Sentra vehicles, equipped with LED headlights. The right-hand headlight aim may be misaligned. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamp, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
An improperly aimed headlight may reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the right-hand headlight, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed June 10, 2022. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Nissan's number for this recall is R20B4.
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Steering: Linkages: Tie rod assembly


2021-06-16
21V461000
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Sentra vehicles. The left and/or right tie rod may be bent.
A bent tie rod can break, causing a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will inspect and replace the left and/or right tie rods as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed August 5, 2021. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Nissan's number for this recall is PM985.
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Exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch


2021-03-02
21V135000
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2016-2019 Nissan Sentra vehicles. The brake light switch may become contaminated, preventing the circuit from closing and the brake lights from illuminating.
The brake lights may not illuminate, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the brake light switch and install a protective grommet, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed April 20, 2021. Due to a parts shortage, the remedy is expected to be available in April 2022. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800867-7769. Nissan's number for this recall is PM971.
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