About Nissan Sentra
As a rebadged version of Nissan Sunny and Nissan Sylphy, Nissan Sentra has been built by the outstanding Japanese multinational automobile manufactured Nissan Motor Company Ltd since 1982 as subcompact and compact car. Originally introduced as the successor for the Datsun 210, Sentra slots above the Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback but below the mid-size and premium Maxima sedans in Nissan's lineup. Now, Sentra is in its seventh generation.
The sixth-generation Nissan Sentra was produced from September 2006 to August 2012 based on the Nissan C platform. It made its debut at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in January and was offered in only one body style, 4-door sedan. Sentra came in six main trim levels: four variants base, S, SR, SL and two high-performance versions SE-R and SE-R Spec V. During this generation, Nissan Sentra was powered by 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 140 hp, 2.5 L I4 producing 177-200 horsepower and engines sent power through a 6-speed manual or CVT to front wheels or four wheels. The current Sentra was unveiled in August 2012 and comes in several trim levels including S, FE+ S, SV, FE+ SV, SR, SL, SR Turbo and Nismo. Now, it comes standard with a 1.8 L inline 4-cylinder engine cranking out 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque and power is still sent through the 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions.
Nissan Sentra Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering a roomy and high-quality interior and great fuel economy, Nissan Sentra is a respectable ride and low upkeep costs make it a solid budget-friendly option. But as time passes by, these common problems still unavoidably appear:
First, it is not strange that engine failure becomes a common and serious issue on Nissan Sentra since the oldest model must have been at least thirty-five years old, which is not a young age for a vehicle made of steel. Fortunately, some kind Sentra drivers concluded some typical and simple symptoms of this issue for your reference. Generally, this issue often starts with strange sounds such as squealing, whining or impact noises coming from the engine; then the engine performs worse so that it runs roughly, misfires, stalls and even suffers from starting issues; and once the cooling system also fails, for example, leaking coolant to make the engine stay at a high operation temperature, all will get worse. Before you know, there will be a big reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy and the Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light will be activated, and the Sentra motor and transmission mount, engine mount, engine control mount, drive belt, spark plug, oil filter, timing chain guide, serpentine belt and water pump gasket are often the culprits.
Second, suspension and transmission failures on Nissan Sentra are also serious enough to destroy the vehicle. Suspension failure often not only brings uncomfortable and unsteady ride via intense car vibration and noises from underneath the vehicle, it also causes poor handling due to uneven tire wear, tilting vehicle, unintentional steering and loose steering wheel. And all these could be attributed to the Sentra coil spring insulator, wheel bearing, steering knuckle, shock and strut mount, control arm shaft kit, strut bearing and sway bar bushing. As for transmission failure, reason often lies on the Sentra shift cable, flywheel, automatic transmission shifter, and transfer case seal.
Another principle you should stick to is to perform routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts on your Nissan Sentra. Some parts just could not last as long as the vehicle could due to all kinds of reasons. Sentra headlight, seat belt, emblem, mass air flow sensor, speedometer cable, power window switch, thermostat housing, power steering hose, thermostat and door handle are typical vulnerable auto parts. They all should go to your routine maintenance list.
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