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2010 Nissan Sentra

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2010 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.

2010 Nissan Sentra Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 16, 2010

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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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Electrical & Lights, November 11, 2010

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Nissan is recalling 2010–2011 Sentra models due a machining irregularity on the bolt/washer surface of the positive battery terminal cable end that causes a gap to occur in the contact area of the terminal. This may cause the engine to stop running while the vehicle is in motion at low speed with a hard or no start, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the positive battery terminal cable end with a new one, free of charge.

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Engine, December 14, 2011

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Certain engines were assembled with a zinc coating applied to a terminal stud bolt that is thicker than specification. This can result in a poor electrical connection that may cause stalling, difficulty starting, and damage to the engine control module. If the engine were to stall while driving, the likelihood of a crash would increase. Dealers will replace the positive battery terminal and cover to correct this concern.

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2010 Nissan Sentra Questions and Answers

RottenRon, 2010 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Fenton, MO

I noticed that the roof mounted antenna does not have the wire wrapped around it that I understand reduces air noise. Could this be the noise I'm hearing coming from the rear of the car while ...

Margie123, 2010 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Cordova, TN

After the car has been parked for while and you begin driving it again, there is a bumping noise in the right front. That's the only time it does it until the car is parked again and driven a...

Visitor, 2010 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Upper Marlboro, MD

How do I reset the TPMS on this vehicle. The tire pressures are as recommended.

onthesideoftheroad, 2010 Nissan Sentra, Roanoke, VA

Clutch sensor was replaced, trouble repeated at 14,000 miles and now just one month later I'm having trouble with it again. Push in the clutch, turn the key and nothing... Service techs are ...

SideMirror, 2010 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Honolulu, HI

My side mirror ran into a pole while I was backing up from a tight parking space. Please recommend a good Nissan repair shop.

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2010 Nissan Sentra Reviews


I have a 2010 Nissan Sentra SR and I really like the vehicle.
The car is a winner as a gas miser in my opinion with 25 mpg
city/ 34 mpg highway. I average about 30 miles per gallon. I
really like the fact that the car comes with most features
standard.

The voice controlled bluetooth phone link is one of the prized
options that helps to keep me safe when receiving or making
calls on the road. This car does everything well as a daily
commuter and it has a little better than expected power on
the highway.

The Continuously Variable Transmission is smooth and it also
helps to save on fuel. I also like the Intelligent Key System
that gives me more peace-of-mind and less stress while
entering, operating, and exiting the vehicle.

The low positioned fog lamps provide increased road
illumination for night driving, and the traction control
option is a necessity when anticipating driving in slick
road conditions.

The interior space is also comfortable, because I do not feel
cramped in my 67 inch 180 pound frame during my fifty-mile one
way commutes.

The five star safety rating was also a factor in helping me to
decide on buying this vehicle. This car was an overall wise
choice for me ( among comparable vehicles in it's class ),
because it does what I purchased it to do reasonably well as a
value-conscious consumer and driver.

This car has refused to start three times. Have had a clutch sensor replaced twice and just yesterday, it wouldn't start. Had to pop the clutch to get it to run so I could get home. Has anyone else had this trouble?

Great car so far, only 12600 miles. Love the heated seats.

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