Weak Battery May Cause Transmission to Enter into Fail Safe Mode on Nissan Sentra

A weak battery or low battery voltage can cause the transmission to enter into fail safe mode. This will cause a loss of power because the transmission will be locked in third gear.

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Average mileage: 135,500 (95,000–176,000)
2 model years affected: 2000, 2001
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2001 Nissan Sentra176,000
Battery when dead a few days later. I replaced the battery and no more problem, tho I didn't know it would correct the power problem.
2000 Nissan Sentra95,000
Just after I purchased this car used I found that sometime it would stay in third gear. I replaced the battery and the problem was completely resolved.
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