2011 Nissan Sentra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Nissan Sentra

2011 Nissan Sentra Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failure of Catalytic Converter Closest to Cylinder Head

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.

Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor May Cause Driveability Issues

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor can fail, causing various drivability problems. Our technicians remind us that proper diagnoses should be performed to confirm the cause of any driveability concerns.

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

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

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2011 Nissan Sentra Questions

Are there any recalls or common problems with the 2011 Nissan Sentra SR consuming oil quickly? (1 answer)

I bought a Sentra last year at 96,000. It is now at 107000. I've noticed that my car has been burning oil. The first time I noticed it was because the oil light did illuminate. Recently, about a couple months ago I got an oil change. Yesterday I had to put 3 Quartz of oil in the engine. From ...

Changed spark plugs and it has a Multiple cylinder misfire code 0300 (1 answer)

How do I replace my mass air flow sensor (1 answer)

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2011 Nissan Sentra Recalls

The Engine May Stall and Not Restart

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.

Nissan Recalls 2010–2011 Sentras Due to Gap in Contact Area of Battery Terminal

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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2011 Nissan Sentra Reviews

I bought my 2011 Nissan Sentra back in April 2011. I loved it when I first got it. Very quiet ride, can't feel the shifting of gears. But, at 23,000 I had to replace one strut. I don't drive crazy or aim for pot holes. I also had to replace the adjustable arm (suspension issue). all of this before 25,000 miles. It also makes a clunking noise when turning right and left. I took it in to the...
Had to get my new 2011 nissan sentra towed to the dealership because it would not start. They called me the next day and said the ECU was bad. How does the ECU go bad in a car that is only a ear old? That doesn't make any sense. Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else, or if anyone can tell me exactly how an ECU can go bad in such a new car. Thanks.

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