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Nissan Sentra Reliability

You won't find Nissan Sentra reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the Nissan Sentra truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Nissan Sentra reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Nissan Sentra was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Nissan Sentra has been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2011 Nissan Sentra   12 Sentras, 9.8 months of data per Sentra, average 29900 miles

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2010 Nissan Sentra   11 Sentras, 9.4 months of data per Sentra, average 40900 miles

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2008 Nissan Sentra   10 Sentras, 9.9 months of data per Sentra, average 80100 miles

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2007 Nissan Sentra   10 Sentras, 7.7 months of data per Sentra, average 94700 miles

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2005 Nissan Sentra   11 Sentras, 10.3 months of data per Sentra, average 95800 miles

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2002 Nissan Sentra   10 Sentras, 10.5 months of data per Sentra, average 146000 miles

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2001 Nissan Sentra   12 Sentras, 7.8 months of data per Sentra, average 150700 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Nissan Sentra

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Salesman said Nissans often need nothing but routine maintenance for over 100,000 miles
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Owned many Nissan products & all have been pleasant. Tough little car
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Longest running Nissan model.
2004 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Nissanīs legendary reliability and superb building.
Nissan Sentra Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Recall on master brake cylinder. 4 wheel alignment (toe) was grossly out of spec from the factory. TPMS is not reliable.
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The powertrain.
2004 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Entire car feels like a rattle trap. Transmission going bad after only 30,000 miles. Starts hard.
2003 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This car was in the shop more days then I actually drove it. Worst vehicle I have ever owned.
2002 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
1. Paint poor in 1st year, chips off 2. Engine sensors die often (recalls galore) 3. Pre-Catalytic converter disintegrates and particles are sucked into engine and kill it. 4.Butterfly valve screws and plate fall into engine from intake manifold. & mo
2002 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Lots of problems reported