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2008 Nissan Sentra repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 83 repairs.

2008 Nissan Sentra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (20%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Nissan Sentra

Engine not specified

Nissan Sentra in Peru
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

6820 mi
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
Mar 2008 - Aug 2012
Jul 2008

4000 mi
Check engine light - small leak in the evaporative gas system. 
Aug 2008

5000 mi
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
Aug 2008 - Oct 2015
Jan 2009

11000 mi
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. 
Jun 2009

19000 mi
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. 
Mar 2012

61000 mi

US $50
A/C clutch quit working, Dealer stated bad compressor the car was fixed under warranty with a $50.00 deductible. 
Sep 2015

104000 mi

US $159
Hose from the air filter to engine separated causing rough idle, harder than normal starting. Never threw a code. Replaced hose and sumptoms disappeared. 
Nissan Sentra in Florida, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2009
Jan 2009

6000 mi
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. 
Mar 2009

6000 mi
Bumper cover clips came off and cover seperated from body. Replaced clips and re-attached cover. 
Nissan Sentra in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

4000 mi
Broken mirror cover on the passenger visor. Hinge cracked. 
Dec 2008

9000 mi
Ordered broken visor lid. Replaced broken visor lid. 
Nissan Sentra in Arizona, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2009
Jul 2008

6000 mi
Sunvisor vanity mirror cover fell off (failure of pivot) 
Nissan Sentra in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Oct 2015
Apr 2008

2480 mi
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. 
May 2008

3100 mi
Engine mount was changed and noise stopped. 
Dec 2011

34720 mi
steering column changed front driver side axle changed 
Feb 2013

37500 mi

C $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. 
Oct 2014

44000 mi

C $400
shocks and serpentine belt and rear light 
Jun 2015

47120 mi

C $300
stabilizing bar 
Oct 2015

49600 mi
inner and outer tie rods and all 4 brakes 
Nissan Sentra in Wyoming, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2012
Mar 2008

1100 mi
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. 
Apr 2008

5000 mi
They tweeked the door and lubed the door channel, it got slightly better but not fixed. 
Aug 2008

11000 mi
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. 
Sep 2008

13000 mi
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
Jul 2008 - Sep 2014
Aug 2008 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. 
Apr 2010

30700 mi
Turned rotors 
Jun 2010

32000 mi
Brake noise and feel. 

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2008 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Sentra in Texas, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008 Right side door panels didn't properly align, dealer readjusted them for me and everything is perfect. 

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2008 Nissan Sentra Repair Histories

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