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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 135,500 (95,000–176,000)
3 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2012
6 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
My car started sticking in 3rd gear when I would start it cold or hot and the O/D light would flash, I also noticed that it was sluggish to turn over when starting which indicated a bad battery. Fortunately I read on this site that others had a similar problem and fixed it when the battery was replaced, I replaced my battery and the problem stopped. Thank you for posting this information and saving me time and money.