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Nissan Sentra repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

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Nissan Sentra suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 78 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 CVT FWD

35340 mi

C $147
Complained of a popping noise while turning while backing up - dealer determined a failed front strut mount bearing 

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2011 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 CVT FWD

76500 mi

US $638
Strut bearings making a popping noise when wheel turned left or right. Excessive road noise being transmitted into the cabin. Replaced entire strut assemblies. Replaced both front wheel bearings due to grinding noise. 
44620 mi

C $500
front suspension, failed 
69000 mi

US $500
Both Front Struts needed to be replaced. Badly worn 

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2010 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 CVT FWD

122000 mi

US $1000
both tierod ends control arms balljoints failing 
84000 mi Slight klunking sound while driving at any speed. Ball joint? 
67000 mi

US $180
replace right tie rod 

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2009 Nissan Sentra

Engine not specified

70000 mi

US $1000
Strut leaking fluid, replaced both strut assemblies, alignment, two rotors, and 4 tires 

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2009 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 CVT FWD

24180 mi

C $690
Changed both link kit, 345. 
34700 mi

C $500
Changed both tie-rods. both front shocks top bearing plate 
35300 mi

C $100
Change bad link kits after only 2 years. Were parts with a lifetime warranty. Pair only the labor. 
46960 mi

C $492
Strut mounts were replaced. 

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2008 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 CVT FWD

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. 
69000 mi problems with rack and pinion 
88300 mi

US $250
front struts 
34720 mi steering column changed 
44000 mi

C $400
shocks and serpentine belt and rear light 
47120 mi

C $300
stabilizing bar 
49600 mi inner and outer tie rods and all 4 brakes 
52700 mi

C $300
Rear shocks bleeding both changed. 
57040 mi

C $400
suspension stabilizer bar tie rod end 
57340 mi

C $350
wheel hub assembly front left. Car made buzzing noise on the highway after 60 k/h, 
57660 mi driver side strut assembly and mount 
153000 mi Bad front struts 
75000 mi

US $500
Wheel hub and bearing wore out and was replaced 
73600 mi

C $982
Replaced both front wheel bearings 
34000 mi Rear suspension assembly was severely misaligned. The rear suspension is not independent, and hence cannot be adjusted. Replace the entire rear axle assembly. 
36000 mi rear wheel bearings went out. 
71000 mi

US $460
Suspension issues. 

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2007 Nissan Sentra

Engine not specified

5000 mi Power steering motor failed. 

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2007 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

69000 mi

US $450
Front wheel bearing went out. Driver side strut is out and so is tie rod end on that side. I believe the strut being out cause the wheel bear and tie rod to go out. Because the oil from strut was all over the place. 

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2007 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

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

71000 mi

US $1000
Replaced tie rod. 

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2007 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 CVT FWD

113300 mi

US $1200
Front left tie rod broke, and front struts were worn out by 110,000 miles. Finally got around to replacing them all at Nissan dealer in July 2014. 
19000 mi Steering loose, part ordered. 
20000 mi Steering column replaced under warranty. 
116000 mi

US $975
Ball joints and dampers 
139000 mi

US $900
Strut mount replaced. 

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2007 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

89300 mi Clunk upon accelerating or decelerating from front right corner. Dealer determined both sides lower control arms were worn out. Also replaced upper strut mounts and struts all covered under extended (100k) warranty. 
91000 mi Alignment sheet from previous trip showed rear suspension was out of spec. It took a bit of persistence to convince them to repair. Rear align is not adjustable and so the whole rear truss needed to be replaced. Align is now in spec. 
105400 mi

C $450
replace both front ball joints and axel 

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2006 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

68000 mi

US $38
Slight leak from the steering rack. A simple worm-screw clamp was used to fix it. 

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2006 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

77080 mi

C $300
Two rear bearings were changed. 
71100 mi

US $1700
Replace steering rack which is leaking internally and damaged tie rod end. (Suspension damage likely caused by previous owner's abuse.) 

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2005 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

143000 mi

US $100
Front and rear shocks completely failed...and we're replaced w complete assemblies as we're not rebuildable 

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2005 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

82000 mi

US $650
Struts and Shocks replaced. replaced pads and rotors on front, replaces tie rod ends. 
114000 mi

US $485
vehicle was pulling to the left and felt out of alignment. shop said internal tie rods prevented proper alignment, so I had them replaced. 
4000 mi Replaced power steering belt due to squeaking sound. 
129500 mi

US $550
Accelerated uneven tire wear. Replaced warped inner tie rods and outer tie rods/boot - both driver and passenger sides. 
66000 mi

US $300
tie rods worn--replaced. 

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2004.5 Nissan Sentra

Engine not specified

45260 mi

$700
if you would increase speed, there was much noise. Checked the tires and found the bearing on the front right was at fault. 

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2004 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

229000 mi

US $85
Left rear wheel bearing 
110500 mi

US $250
Rear left wheel bearing replaced 
156000 mi

US $400
Thumping from front end, replaced blown front struts, as well as sway bar link 
92840 mi

$300
Left A Arm was about to break. Direction felt very "fluffy" 

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2004 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

129300 mi

US $80
Power steering hoses leaking. Replaced suction and return hoses. 

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2004 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

33000 mi

US $100
compressor and power steering belt glazed over 
66000 mi

US $100
compressor and power steering belt glazed over yet again 
33000 mi

US $600
Tie-rod end needed to be replaced. Brake pads and rotors were replaced as a routine maintenance. 
99200 mi Replaced a control arm and stabilizers. 
131300 mi

US $200
Had to replace all four struts 
158000 mi Normal repair on tie rod ends 
188700 mi

US $60
Wheel bearing hub in rear went bad. Replaced 

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2003 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

139000 mi

US $190
Rear shocks leaked oil and were weak. Shock mounting plates worn out. Both causing clunking noise over bumps. Replaced shocks, mounts, and protective boots. 
149000 mi

US $25
Passenger side outer tie rod end became very loose over the past few months. Replaced now before it broke, aligned front end. 
88000 mi

US $210
Both tie rod ends were blown. Replaced both and had an alignment performed. 

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2003 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

144000 mi

US $600
rear struts 
136000 mi

US $700
Replaced shocks and struts on all 4 corners (hadn't been replaced in the life of the car). Replaced worn discs and pads (7,000mi old, but bad spring clip caused premature wear). Replaced Front Left wheel bearing (was replaced before in 06). 

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2003 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

104780 mi

$350
Change one Shock/Strut. Others also is bad condition, but not as bad as the one further damaged by a pothole. 

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2003 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

394000 mi

US $5
power steering leaks fluid at a slow rate. the leak may be coming from the HI PSI side of the system. 

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2002 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

184140 mi

C $900
Power Steering System Leak, High Pressure, Low Pressure to Reservoir and Cooling Coil All Replaced 
196920 mi

C $316
Struts worn out, 316000kms on them, original to car 
123000 mi

US $1200
Installed new shocks and springs due to wear beyond their useful life. Car was not taking bumps as well as it used to. 
123000 mi

US $500
Replaced rack and pinion due to leaks,  replaced sway bar links due to wear, and upgraded sway bars and brake lines. 

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2002 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

121520 mi

C $360
Replaced worn out front and rear struts 

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2002 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

99300 mi

US $612
rack & pinion needed to be replaced; leaking; periodically lost "power" in power steering. 
116000 mi

US $140
tie rod boots torn 

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2001 Nissan Sentra

Engine not specified

142000 mi

US $400
tires + passenger side wheel bearing 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

182940 mi

C $885
The ball joints on the lower control arms were worn out and needed to be replaced. 
141000 mi

US $750
Wheel bearings and tie rods needed to be replaced. 
168640 mi

C $1148
Front passenger side spring broke, tie rod end broke, spring puntured tire. Driver side spring also broken, when diagnosed by shop. 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

187000 mi

US $1400
replaced rack, internal hydraulic seals failed, leaking steering fluid 
143220 mi

C $500
Rattle from shock plate. ordered left and right front shock plates. 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

100 mi Occ'l clunk when turning wheel in sharp low-speed turns. Strut tower bearing? Common w/ the B chassis past & present? Not repaired, went away by ~100,000 miles, no further problem. Don't worry abt this noise in your B car. 
121700 mi

US $100
Front stabilizer bar link replaced. Did not notice problem while driving. Mechanic discovered on inspection. 
164500 mi

US $600
One front strut was frozen. Replaced both front struts with Monroe-Matic. The Monroes are mushy, underdamped; would recommend going with stronger ones if you like taking corners fast. 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

109000 mi

US $200
Rear wheel bearings needed replacements. 
112000 mi Front bearings/hub assembly were very worn and were replaced. 
73160 mi

C $750
Power steering pump was leaking. Replaced. 
75640 mi

C $140
lower control arm bushing worn out 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

252000 mi

US $45
lower control air rear bushings worn, front sway bar links and bushings worn 

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2000.5 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

179180 mi

﷼185
replaced shock absorbers and front lower ball joint 

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