2008 Nissan Sentra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Nissan Sentra

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2008 Nissan Sentra Problems

Engine May Stall Due to Failed Crankshaft and/or Camshaft Sensor

The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.

Check Engine Light/Loss of Power Due to Throttle Body Failure

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

Fuel Pressure Regulator May Bleed Off Pressure Overnight

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.

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2008 Nissan Sentra Questions

How much does it typically cost to have the code reset for the radio? (1 answer)

My radio stopped working after someone tried to jump the battery. When I replaced the battery that day, it didn't come back on. A local mechanic said that I needed to take it to the dealership and have the code reset.

no power (1 answer)

quote to replace brake pads, resurface rotors clean and adjust rear brakes (1 answer)

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2008 Nissan Sentra Recalls

Nissan Recalls 2008–2010 Vehicles with Garmin Nuvi 750 Nav Systems Due to Overheating

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.

Brake Fluid May Leak from the Master Cylinder

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.

Brake Fluid May Leak from the Master Cylinder

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 Reviews

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based on 3 customer 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 ...
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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