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2008 Nissan Sentra Problems and Repair Histories

79 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Nissan Sentra. 32 of these members (40.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 63 repairs to 2008 Nissan Sentras--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Nissan Sentra problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Nissan Sentra problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Nissan Sentra problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Nissan Sentra repairs by problem area

17% of the 2008 Nissan Sentra repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 16% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 63 repairs.

2008 Nissan Sentra repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Nissan Sentra repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 30% cost less than $100, 40% between $100 and $499, and 30% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Nissan Sentra problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Nissan Sentra

Engine not specified

Nissan Sentra in Peru
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 2480    
6820 0 La cremallera (spanish)- Steering rack 
 

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2008 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

177-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Nissan Sentra in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 1000    
4000 0 Check engine light - small leak in the evaporative gas system. 
5000 0 Check engine light came on twice in August. Took it into dealer who found a small evaporative leak. The next week, it came on again. This time they said that there was a small cut on the gas cap O ring. 
 

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2008 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 CVT FWD

Nissan Sentra in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 5000    
11000 0 A clunk and bump feedback through steering wheel. I have run into this problem with several 08 sentras. Happens when the steering wheel is turned sharply and you accelerate. There is a dull "clunk" noise. Raising the intermediate shaft fixed the noise. 
19000 0 Brake light came on on interstate. Earlier that day it felt like the back brakes where doing most of the work. Dealer bled brakes and refilled fluid and inspected system. 
61000 50 A/C clutch quit working, Dealer stated bad compressor the car was fixed under warranty with a $50.00 deductible. 
82000  
Nissan Sentra in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 5000    
6000 0 Tire inflation monitor warning light came on. Tire pressures were brought up to recommended amount. Light remained on. Dealer said it would re-set itself and did... but after a few hundred miles of driving. 
6000 0 Bumper cover clips came off and cover seperated from body. Replaced clips and re-attached cover. 
Nissan Sentra in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 2000    
4000 0 Broken mirror cover on the passenger visor. Hinge cracked. 
9000 0 Ordered broken visor lid. Replaced broken visor lid. 
 
Nissan Sentra in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 4000    
6000 0 Sunvisor vanity mirror cover fell off (failure of pivot) 
 
Nissan Sentra in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 1860    
2480 0 The car made a noise on the passenger side when going over speed bumps or just driving. After the third trip to the dealer they felt that they would change the engine mount and see if the noise disappears. It is going in this week. 
3100 0 Engine mount was changed and noise stopped. 
34720 0 steering column changed front driver side axle changed 
39980 492 pads and caliper service front brakes rear drum brake reline new brake shoes  third brake light bulb, took 10 minutes. license light issue - no light electrical issue. Labor to diagnose the problem with license light at $85 per hour so it has not been fixed. 
38440  
Nissan Sentra in Wyoming, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 0    
0 Two rattles, one in the driver side airbag above the seatbelt, the other behind the passenger side speaker. Awaiting replacement rear seatbelts that are supposedly causing the driver side issue. They are still trying to determine the passenger side issue. 
5000 0 They tweeked the door and lubed the door channel, it got slightly better but not fixed. 
11000 0 Condenser cracked and leaked all the coolant. Replaced condenser and recharged system. When finished the window auto up feature didn't work and I had to take it back for another day to get them to re-flash the computer. 
13000 0 Replaced motor for driver side window. Had them look at two tires that were worn to wear bars in only 13k miles. 
 
Nissan Sentra in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 0    
0 Speed-sensitive audio volume does-not work, replaced radio..still does not work mechanic said sorry! "Thats the way it is"! Thanks for going the extra mile.Out of alignment & Tires out of balance. 
30700 0 Turned rotors 
32000 0 Brake noise and feel. 
69000  

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2008 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Sentra in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
0 Right side door panels didn't properly align, dealer readjusted them for me and everything is perfect. 
 

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