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2008 Nissan Sentra

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2008 Nissan Sentra Problems

Engine -- Verified

If the vehicle is hard to start after setting overnight, the problem could be the fuel pressure regulator has failed and is allowing the fuel pressure to bleed off. A failed fuel pressure regulator will should be replaced.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The electronic throttle actuator (throttle body) can fail causing a loss of power and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The catalytic converter closest to the cylinder head can fail causing illumination of the Check Engine Light. Prompt repair of this problem is recommended because the catalyst material can be sucked into the engine and cause internal damage.

Engine -- Verified

Crankshaft and camshaft position sensors can leak oil into the connector causing Check Engine Light illumination. The engine may also stall as a result. Leaking sensors should be replaced. Certain 2000-2003 models were recalled for a separate camshaft and crankshaft sensor issue. For more information on the recall please click here»

Engine -- Verified

Screws inside the intake manifold can become loose causing internal engine damage if they fall out completely. Our technicians report that using a strong thread locker on the power valve butterfly screws can help prevent them from becoming loose.

2008 Nissan Sentra Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 16, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Nissan is recalling 2008–2010 models equipped with Garmin Nuvi 750 navigation systems because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Nissan will notify owners and Garmin technicians will replace the unit's battery and insert a spacer to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.

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Brakes, December 14, 2009

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The brake master cylinder may leak fluid. This may cause extended stopping distances, and eventually a loss of braking capability. Dealers will replace the master cylinder brake booster assembly. This recall began on December 14, 2009.

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Brakes, July 23, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The brake master cylinder may leak fluid internally past a seal and into the brake booster. This will cause braking performance to deteriorate. Dealers will inspect the master cylinder and replace it if necessary. This recall began on July 23, 2008.

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2008 Nissan Sentra Questions and Answers

isis86, 2008 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Corona, CA

i need an stimate.. they broke into my car so they smashed the glass on the drivers windows. They also tried to opened and lifted the metal on the side of the door, and finally they broke the compa...

Haldy01, 2008 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Tomah, WI

The mechanic told me that the wheel bearings should be replaced in the rear. My 2008 Nissan Sentra has 46,000 miles on it.

justjulie131, 2008 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Chillicothe, OH

When I run my heater, I smell burning rubber (much like the smell from a vacuum cleaner when the belt is stuck), and along with this, the engine idles slower when I stop the car while the heater is...

Melissasmyrna, 2008 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Smyrna, TN

my break lights are not working. How do you fix them?

Visitor, 2008 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Bakersfield, CA

i dont believe it can be my battery we tried jumping it and it wont even acknowledge any life.

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2008 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Interior scrathes easly,rugs are cheap "don't last long",Brakes work great,CVT transmission takes time to get use too and is slugish when tempature is below 10 degrees F,Electrical and lights work fine except for turn signal sticks when temp is below 10 degrees F,Engine has a slight ticking noise,Exhaust smells like rotten eggs/sulfur,Heating and air conditioning is excellent,Suspension should have a smoother ride,

Only problem has been with the CEL coming on even after the codes were cleared. I did change the charcoal canister so maybe there is something incorrectly attached. No problems with the car and tires still look new at 36k

We purchased this car new and we have regretted it ever since. The engine had to be replaced at 25,000 miles and the rear tires wear out abnormally...we have put four sets on it and we have just 60,000 miles! I would never recommend this car or buy another Nissan again. I did let Nissan know...of course we never heard anything back.

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