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2001 Nissan Sentra repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 97 repairs.
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2001 Nissan Sentra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (35%)

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Chart based on 84 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Nissan Sentra

Engine not specified

Nissan Sentra in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

101000 mi

US $800
replaced entire exhaust including one catalytic converter, muffler and all pipes. 
Sep 2012

101000 mi
sold car as repairs needed were substantial. Primary catalytic converter ($1300). More importantly, the entire underside and lower portions of all four doors were quite rusty, so many more issues likely in the coming year. 
Nissan Sentra in Indiana, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

84000 mi
Break in horn wiring. Was repaired once. Not working again. 
Nissan Sentra in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

153760 mi

C $200
had to replace used starter twice 
Nissan Sentra in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

127000 mi
Drivers side window motor burned out. 2nd time replaced in 2 yrs. 
Nissan Sentra in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
Mar 2011

100000 mi

US $300
Replaced catalytic converter. 
Jun 2011

101000 mi

US $150
Water pump leak fix. 
Nov 2014

140900 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

Nissan Sentra in District of Columbia, United States
Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
Dec 2012

141000 mi

US $750
Wheel bearings and tie rods needed to be replaced. 
Nissan Sentra in Manitoba, Canada
May 2011 - Sep 2017
Jun 2011

108500 mi

C $100
Left rear caliper was replaced. It was seized, possibly due to age and/or environment. The MAF sensor was defective. Code P0100 had been set a few weeks prior. This code was not appearing anymore, but the car was difficult to drive and fuel economy had suffered. 
Nov 2011

115940 mi

C $180
The rear oxygen sensor had failed and needed to be replaced. 
Mar 2014

170500 mi

C $30
The left turn signal was flashing fast. 
Jun 2014

175460 mi

C $30
Left turn signal was flashing fast. There was a bad connection somewhere that needed fixing. 
Aug 2014

179800 mi

C $300
The starter was not working correctly. 
Oct 2014

181940 mi

C $885
There was something leaking. I thought it was coolant but it turns out the air conditioning was leaking. The ball joints on the lower control arms were worn out and needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2014

186620 mi

C $300
The car would not idle. Car was burning coolant. Leak at intake. 
Jul 2015

198680 mi

C $400
Replaced rear calipers, rotors, and pads. One caliper was completely seized and the other was not much better. 
Oct 2015

204260 mi

C $500
The flex pipe broke and fell down. The exhaust was completely broken and needed to be patched back together. 
Nov 2015

204960 mi

C $150
Outer CV boot on driver's side was ripped and needed to be replaced. 
Nissan Sentra in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Aug 2014
Dec 2010

142600 mi

C $553
Check engine light, replaced 02 sensor repaired small hole in cylinder leading from gas cap. 
Sep 2011

152520 mi

C $395
Replaced driver side power window motor and regulator. 
Mar 2013

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. 
Jul 2014

181040 mi

C $86
Diagnose leak under car as hole in gas tank. Repair not completed. 
Nissan Sentra in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - Nov 2011
May 2009

178000 mi

US $700
System was leaking coolant from one of the lines and from the evaporator. Both the damaged line and evaporator unit needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2009

180000 mi
Cold airflow insufficient and AC can cut out unexpectedly. Needed to bring car back to have temperature controller unit replaced and sensor inserted into a different location on evaporator, per Nissan. Repairs not sufficient. 
May 2011

188000 mi

US $800
Vehicle was not in regular use all winter. Rear brakes were completely seized. Rotors and calipers were rusted tight. Parking brake would not engage. Rotors were resurfaced and calipers replaced. Parking brake cable was also replaced. 
Nov 2011

188000 mi
Catalytic converter was shot as well as sensors. Oil pan also needed replacement. Cost of repairs exceeded value of the vehicle. 
Nissan Sentra in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - May 2010
Feb 2009

108000 mi

US $50
Went to mechanic for routine oil change. Mechanic had a difficult time removing oil cap. The ratching mechanism was broken. Oil cap needed to be replaced. Price of part $20. 
May 2009

110000 mi

US $870
My brakes made a knocking noise along with a slight vibration. Upon inspection they determined that my calipers were stuck and I would need new brakes including rotors. They also found a bulletin was issued for the knocking noise and installed a kit. 
Nissan Sentra in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2008 - Jun 2010
Apr 2008

110980 mi
Power Window Regulator broke on the drivers side; replaced regulator myself (easy, less than 30 minutes) Check Engine light is on because of bad heater in the O2 sensor; decided not to fix at this time as drivability is the still fine but mileage is suffering slightly. Passed emissions test. 
Oct 2008

114700 mi
Passenger window goes down, but will not go up (or goes up very slowly or with help). Cleaned & Lubed tracks but still not great. 
Nissan Sentra in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - Sep 2008
Sep 2008

112840 mi

C $1000
Car running rough, took to local mechanic, spent 800 dollars, couldn't fix and now would not start, took to dealer, new emu to fix, too expensive, scrapped car 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Sentra in Georgia, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

187000 mi

US $1400
replaced rack, internal hydraulic seals failed, leaking steering fluid 
Nissan Sentra in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2008 - Oct 2011
Oct 2008

143220 mi

C $500
Rattle from shock plate. ordered left and right front shock plates. 
Mar 2009

149420 mi

C $110
Exhaust Rattle from installation of new exhaust, replaced 5 feet of pipe, and replaced exhaust hanger. fixed. 
Sep 2009

153140 mi

C $400
Alternator Failure.. over 2500 RPM Battery and Emergency Light would flicker on... replaced alternator belt... no change... replaced alternator... repair seems successful 
Oct 2009

153140 mi

C $62
Alternator Failure due to incorrect remanufacture Thermostat Failure, Stuck open code, Replaced, Problem resolved. 
Nissan Sentra in Sonora, Mexico
Jan 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

110980 mi

rear brake caliper leaked fluid 
Sep 2017

118420 mi

change the rear wheel bearing passenger side 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Nissan Sentra in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Jan 2014

186000 mi

C $200
ABS warning light has been on for the past two years; had to be reset to pass safe drive test. Days later the light came on again. Not worth fixing. 
Dec 2015

202120 mi
ABS never fixed. 
Nissan Sentra in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2001 - Dec 2016
Dec 2001

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. Water leak in trunk from right inner/outer fender seam. See TSB. Dealer did not repair, left car 2x, I don't think they even looked at it. Won't go back to that dealer. 
Jan 2008

90000 mi

US $10
Misfires due to plugged injector, check-engine light turned on. Ran a bottle of Techron fuel-injector cleaner, switched to Shell gasoline & have used Shell gasoline since. No further problems (30,000 miles on). 
Jul 2010

115000 mi
Rust on filler neck near gas cap seal. Caused a check-engine light for evaporative system leak. My fix involves carrying a syringe of motor oil & occasionally applying a small amount to the seal area. 
Jan 2011

164200 mi

US $100
Front stabilizer bar link replaced. Did not notice problem while driving. Mechanic discovered on inspection. 
Mar 2011

125000 mi
Heat shield above catalytic converter was loose. Medium-thin gauge aluminum fatigued & loose at four fasteners of six total. Made noise & if it fell off would be a road hazard. Large washers placed under the loose fasteners --Fixed. 
Jun 2012

145000 mi

US $650
Front caliper slides corroded & stuck, rear wheel cylinder leaking. Front calipers, pads, rotors replaced. Rear drums turned, one rear wheel cylinder replaced. 
Dec 2013

162000 mi

US $50
While the car was at a local garage for an oil and coolant change, the shop recommended replacing the upper radiator hose, saying it was 'soft'. OK'd and done. 
May 2014

164300 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. 
Sep 2014

166000 mi
Flex pipe leaking, flange by final cat converter leaking. Replaced exhaust incl flex pipe and rear converter not incl. muffler. Manual transmission has a slight leak at the shift rod. Owner in attempt to check oil level stripped fill plug female hex drive. Shop extracted fill plug & replaced w/ new plug w/ male square drive. Said slight leak was not to worry over. Airbag light was flashing. Started flashing when I was driving on a very rough road. Reset by toggling ignition switch according to http://x.nissanhelp.com/forums/armada/2415-flashing-air-bag-light.html. Check engine light. Code was for neutral position switch. I checked the neutral switch with an ohm meter w/o removing from the trans. Checked ok. Light went out after a few more starts/miles. 
Sep 2015

170000 mi
Check-engine light. Evaporative system code. Not repaired at present, read the code only 
Dec 2015

172000 mi

US $391
Problem was stuck front caliper, overheated. Replaced both front pads, rotors, calipers. Repairman stated that if I'd had the brakes inspected regularly, the slide pins might not have seized up & could have avoided the problem. 
Oct 2016

177000 mi

US $1300
Good drivability but check engine light disqualifies updating the registration. Diagnosis was: Needs new neutral sensor on the transmission, needs new vapor recovery canister and purge solenoid, needs new filler neck. Total ~$1300 
Dec 2016

177000 mi
Minor emissions accessory problems that added up to a lot of $. The car was rusty and had other problems that meant more $ to recondition. Sold to a friend who likes working on cars. Engine & transmission ran like new. 
Nissan Sentra in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Nov 2011
Dec 2010

158720 mi

C $250
Front-Driver side power windows switches malfunctioning; it could only roll down Front-Driver & Passenger Side windows, but it couldn't bring them back up. 
Nissan Sentra in Colorado, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

165000 mi

US $500
car wont idle car wont accelerate car doesn't put out any codes tech suggests replacing parts 500.00 at a time until problems go away STILL NOT RUNNING got any suggestions????  
Nov 2010

165000 mi

US $200
still not running seen different mech. and no one can tell what is actually the prob...they just want to install parts till we finally find out what it is 
Nissan Sentra in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2013
Mar 2011

129000 mi

US $375
AC valve was leaking compressor gas. Valve had to be replaced. 
Sep 2013

139000 mi

US $950
Catalytic converter replaced 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Sentra in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2012 - Feb 2016
Sep 2013

114700 mi
Transmission shift interlock wouldn't disengage from park. 
Apr 2014

115420 mi

C $30
Transmission shift interlock relay replacement. 
Nissan Sentra in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2011 - Mar 2013
Mar 2011

73160 mi

C $750
Power steering pump was leaking. Replaced. 
Nissan Sentra in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

116560 mi
Engine service light on., misfire code. Loosing 1 quart of coolant a week. So coolant is leaking in the combustion chamber. I used some coolant additives to seal the gasket...works fine. Oil is leaking slowly around the engine. 
Nissan Sentra in Maryland, United States
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Sep 2013

140000 mi

US $475
Car has a recurring issue with check engine light, tied to emissions control. Had to spend at least $450 in order to pass emissions inspection. Spent $475 troubleshooting/replacing ignition sensor wires. Light came back on when left shop. 
Nissan Sentra in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

181000 mi

US $120
after replacing the alternator the car was running very rough. we took it to jiffy lube since the oil change was almost 3000mi over. also did the fuel system service.  replaced spark plugs and valve cover gasket. used obd2 scanner to find out that cylinder 4 misfiring, so moved ignition coil to cylinder 3. misfire followed coil...replaced coil. car much better now. 
Nissan Sentra in Maine, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2012
Mar 2010

109000 mi

US $200
Rear wheel bearings needed replacements. 
Dec 2010

112000 mi
Front bearings/hub assembly were very worn and were replaced. 
Nov 2011

130000 mi

US $800
Ignition coils blew out. 
Jan 2012

134000 mi

US $134
Needed to replace battery cables. 
Nissan Sentra in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
Jan 2012

C $600
Transmission fluid was leaking through a broken hose. There was an engine oil leak, too (through the oil pan). 
Nissan Sentra in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

183000 mi

US $400
Had the head gasket replaced. When I picked up the car, there was a hard miss in it at 40,45,50,55,etc. and a huge hesitation when giving gas followed by a quick surge forward. Changed the crank sensor 3 times, still no good. 
Nissan Sentra in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

75640 mi

C $65
speed sensor failed 
Mar 2012

75640 mi

C $140
lower control arm bushing worn out 
Nissan Sentra in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

97960 mi

C $300
Car "shakes" at idling. Rides "ok" and suddenly acts as if it is going to stall. Must accelerate to overcome the forward/backward motion. Also, occurs at higher speeds (80-100 k/h). dangerous !!!  
Nissan Sentra in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

182900 mi

C $750
head gasket was leaking compression into the cooling system causing air locks 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Nissan Sentra in Jalisco, Mexico
Feb 2008 - Jul 2011
Mar 2008

100440 mi

Windshield washer fluid pump was replaced. Rebuilt alternator installed. 
Nissan Sentra in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2009
Oct 2009

252000 mi

US $45
Evap small leak - filler tube rusty - cleaned filler tube Oil pan leak  lower control air rear bushings worn, front sway bar links and bushings worn 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan Sentra in Florida, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

102000 mi

US $640
Replaced all 4 engine mounts, flushed radiator, power steering fluid. Replaced driverside cv boot. 

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2000.5 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Nissan Sentra in Saudi Arabia
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

179180 mi

replaced shock absorbers and front lower ball joint 

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