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Nissan Sentra Recalls

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08/09/16 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 leaf vehicles manufactured february 24, 2016, to march 23, 2016, and sentra vehicles manufactured february 9, 2016, to march 4, 2016. the wiring harness connector may disconnect from the dual-stage passenger air bag.

If the wiring harness disconnects, the passenger air bag may not to deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness connector for proper engagement and, if necessary, replace the passenger air bag module and main body harness, free of charge. the recall began on august 9, 2016. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/13/16 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 sentra vehicles manufactured june 4, 2012, to april 9, 2016. the front passenger seat belt bracket may become deformed if it is used to secure a child restraint system (crs). the deformed seat bracket may cause the occupant classification system (ocs) to incorrectly classify the installed crs, resulting in the front passenger air bag to not be turned off as designed when a crs is in the seat.

If the frontal passenger air bag deploys in the event of a crash when a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat, there will be an increased risk of injury to the child in the crs.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reinforce the seat belt bracket as well as reprogram the air bag control unit (acu) and ocs electronic control unit (ecu), free of charge. the recall began on june 13, 2016. owners are warned not to install a crs in the front seat. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/10/16 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 nissan maxima, 2013-2016 nissan altima, nv200, leaf, sentra, and pathfinder, 2014-2016 nissan nv200 taxi, infiniti qx60, qx60 hybrid, and q50 hybrid, 2014-2017 nissan rogue and infiniti q50, 2015-2016 nissan murano, murano hybrid, and chevrolet city express, 2014-2015 nissan pathfinder hybrid, and 2013 infiniti jx35 vehicles. in these vehicles, the front seat passenger occupant classification system (ocs) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. as a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.

If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Nissan will notify their owners. chevrolet city express owners will be notified by general motors. dealers will reprogram the air bag control unit (acu) and ocs electronic control unit (ecu) in altima, maxima, murano, rogue, and sentra vehicles, and replace the ocs ecu in leaf, nv200, nv200 taxi, pathfinder, infiniti q50, jx35, and qx60 and chevrolet city express vehicles, free of charge. interim notices were sent to owners on may 31, 2016. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/30/15 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 altima and pathfinder vehicles, 2013-2014 nissan sentra vehicles, 2013 infiniti jx35 vehicles, 2014-2015 infiniti qx60 vehicles and 2014 infiniti qx60 hybrid vehicles. the affected vehicles received an incorrect occupant classification system (ocs) control unit during a repair. these ocs control units may incorrectly classify the front passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.

If the ocs does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger air bag would be deactivated. failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the ocs software, free of charge. the recall began on november 30, 2015. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/01/13 Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 sentra vehicles manufactured from september 11, 2012, through october 4, 2012. some fuel tank assemblies were not properly sealed during the manufacturing process. as a result, a small amount of gasoline may leak from the tank when it is full.

A gasoline leak in the presence of an ignition source may lead to a vehicle fire.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on april 1, 2013. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/14/09 Nissan is recalling certain model year 2008 sentra passenger vehicles equipped with bosch master cylinders. brake fluid may leak from the master cylinder. if the amount of brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir decreases to below the minimum level, the brake system warning indicator will illuminate as designed and the brakes will not function properly.

If the warning lamp is continuously ignored, one of the brake circuits on the vehicle may fail increasing stopping distances and increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect and replace the master cylinder brake booster assembly free of charge. the recall began on december 14, 2009. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/20/08 Nissan is recalling 169,202 my 2007-2008 sentra passenger vehicles equipped robert bosch master cylinder. due to the machining irregularity by the supplier, the internal seal groove in the body of some brake master cylinders may allow for a gap in the groove contact area of the seal. this may result in brake fluid slowly leaking from the master cylinder into the brake booster assembly, causing the brake warning light to illuminate.

If the warning lamp is ignored, one of the brake circuits on the vehicle may not operate as designed increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the master cylinder/brake booster assembly and if brake fluid leakage is detected, the master cylinder will be replaced with a new one free of charge. the recall began on august 20, 2008. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
07/28/03 On certain vehicles equipped with the 2.5 liter engine, the exhaust pipe hanger pin may catch debris from the road that could be ignited by contact with the main catalyst. also on 2002 altima and sentra vehicles, certain engine operating conditions may cause the pre-catalyst to overheat and damage the catalyst substrate.

Either of these two conditions could result in a fire.

Dealers will remove the protruding portion of the exhaust pipe hanger pin. in addition to the corrective action, in order to reduce the risk of fire in the event of poor or improper maintenance that could result in oil spillage, heat shield(s) will be installed on the pre-catalyst and exhaust tube. owner notification began on july 28, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261. nissan recall nos. r3007, r3014, r3015, r3016, r3017. also on 2002 altima and sentra vehicles, certain engine operating conditions may cause the pre-catalyst to overheat and damage the catalyst substrate. if substrate particles enter the combustion chamber, they could score the cylinder walls, resulting in increased oil consumption. if the engine oil level is not checked on a periodic basis and drops below the low level, and the driver continues to operate the vehicle ignoring noticeable engine noise, engine damage may occur which could result in a fire. the pre-catalyst will be tested to ensure it is working properly and replaced if necessary. if damage is found inside the pre-catalyst, it will be necessary to replace the engine.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4
12/31/07 Engine On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.5l engine, the crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor.

If the interruption in the signal from the crankshaft position sensor is so brief that the electronic control module (ecm) logic does not have time to diagnose the condition, the engine may stop running without warning while the vehicle is driven at a low speed increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will reprogram the ecm free of charge. certain my 2006 altimas which have been previously remedied under recall campaign 06v223 (nissan r0606) are not included in this recall since the reprogramming for 06v223 also included this reprogramming. the recall began on december 31, 2007. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

This is an expansion of a previous campaign (06v223).customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/20/06 Engine On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.5l engine, the crank angle sensor is affected by temperature variations. under certain driving conditions, these variations in temperature can be large enough to cause a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor.

If the interruption in the signal from the sensor is so brief that the electronic control module (ecm) logic does not have time to diagnose the condition, the engine may stop running without warning while the vehicle is driven at a low speed increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will reprogram the ecm free of charge. the recall began on august 21, 2006. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Nissan recall no. r0606.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
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06/09/06 Engine Certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.5l engines may experience excessive engine oil consumption as a result of improper performance of the piston rings.

If the oil is not maintained at least at the minimum level, engine damage can occur and in extreme cases result in an engine fire.

Dealers will reprogram the electronic control module (ecm or engine computer). your vehicle will also be inspected to determine if it has been consuming engine oil at a higher than normal rate. in a small percentage of vehicles, engine replacement will be needed. on june 9, 2006, nissan notified owners of the possibility of excessive oil consumption and the importance of maintaining the oil at a proper level. follow-up letter to owners advising them of the status of the recall was sent during august 2006. followup letter to owners was sent on november 15, 2006. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
08/15/05 Engine On certain passenger vehicles, a vapor hose located in the fuel tank may not have been formed correctly during the manufacturing process. when the vehicle is parked with a full fuel tank, fuel may flow into the vapor hose, which is connected to a vapor canister.

The vapor canister could become full, and excess fuel could spill out onto the ground. fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will check the vapor hose connections in the fuel tank to determine if a poor seal exists. if a poor seal is identified, a new fuel tank will be installed free of charge. the recall began on august 15, 2005. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/22/03 Engine On certain passenger vehicles equipped with the qg18de engine or qr25de engines, the foam material used for the interior lining of the electronic control module (ecm) box emits sulfur as it cures.

If one of the resistors inside the ecm has a crack on the surface coating, the gas may cause corrosion of the resistor. this could cause the malfunction indicator light to come on, poor drivability (idle instability, poor accelerator), or the engine to stop running during vehicle operation, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will remove the inside lining material from the ecm box. owner notification began on december 22, 2003. owners should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Nissan recall no. p3163.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/22/03 Engine On certain passenger vehicles, the circuit board for the crank position sensor or cam position sensor may have an improper solder joint due to solder deformation caused by heat stress accelerated by the existence of flux residue during the soldering process.

This could cause the "service engine soon" warning light to come on, create a no start condition, cause reduced engine power, or cause the engine to stop running without warning during vehicle operation, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the crank position sensors. camshaft position sensor(s), and in some cases, the variable timing control sensor(s). vehicles involved in a previous recall campaign, 01v357, are also included in this new campaign. the replacement sensors used in that campaign are also affected. owner notification began on december 22, 2003. owners should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.

Nissan recall no. r3022/infiniti recall no. r3021.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/15/03 Engine On certain electric vehicles, the front suspension transverse link's ball joint bracket may break from stress concentration at a notch created by surface roughness and the shape of the material cut-line.



Dealers will replace the bracket on these vehicles. owner notification began december 15, 2003. owners should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/10/01 Engine Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with a 1.8 liter engine. the engine could stop running while being driven due to a defective crank position sensor. this could also result in the "service engine soon" warning light coming on or reduced engine power.

If the engine stops running while the vehicle is in motion, it could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the crank position sensors. owner notification began december 10, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
06/30/01 Suspension and Steering Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. one or more of the three bolts used to attach each front suspension lower control arm to the body on the left and right sides may not have been properly manufactured.

The bolts could fracture, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the lower control arm attachment bolts. owner notification began june 30, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
06/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 leaf and 2014, 2016 and 2017 sentra vehicles. due to a manufacturing error within the air bag inflators, the passenger frontal air bag may not properly deploy in the event of a crash.

In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag doesn't deploy properly, it can increase the risk of injury to passengers.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began june 7, 2017. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/15/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 sentra vehicles manufactured april 11, 2016, through april 26, 2016. the engine room harness may have a terminal pin too large to maintain a connection with the engine control unit (ecu).

If the engine room harness loses connection to the ecu, the vehicle may not start or the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the terminal pin on the engine room harness, free of charge. the recall began on august 15, 2016. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/09/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 leaf vehicles manufactured february 24, 2016, to march 23, 2016, and sentra vehicles manufactured february 9, 2016, to march 4, 2016. the wiring harness connector may disconnect from the dual-stage passenger air bag.

If the wiring harness disconnects, the passenger air bag may not to deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness connector for proper engagement and, if necessary, replace the passenger air bag module and main body harness, free of charge. the recall began on august 9, 2016. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/30/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 altima and pathfinder vehicles, 2013-2014 nissan sentra vehicles, 2013 infiniti jx35 vehicles, 2014-2015 infiniti qx60 vehicles and 2014 infiniti qx60 hybrid vehicles. the affected vehicles received an incorrect occupant classification system (ocs) control unit during a repair. these ocs control units may incorrectly classify the front passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.

If the ocs does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger air bag would be deactivated. failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the ocs software, free of charge. the recall began on november 30, 2015. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/15/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2001-2003 nissan maxima, 2002-2004 pathfinder, 2002-2006 sentra, 2002-2003 infiniti qx4 and i35, 2003 fx35 and fx45, and 2001 i30 vehicles. upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began on june 15, 2015. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. note: on december 18, 2015 nissan informed nhtsa of an amendment of this recall to remove 2004-2005 infiniti fx35 and fx45 vehicles.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/14/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 altima, leaf, pathfinder, and sentra, model year 2013 nv200 (aka taxi) and infiniti jx35 and model year 2014 infiniti q50 and qx60 vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the occupant classification system (ocs) software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.

If the ocs does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the ocs software, free of charge. the recall began on april 14, 2014. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/06/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 altima, leaf, pathfinder, sentra, and infiniti jx35 vehicles. sensors within the passenger occupant detection system (ods) may have been manufactured out of specification. this may cause the system to malfunction and permanently suppress the passenger airbag.

If the vehicle is involved in a crash necessitating airbag deployment and the passenger airbag is suppressed, there may be an increased risk of personal injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ods sensors and replace them as neccessary, free of charge. the recall began on may 6, 2013. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/19/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 sentra vehicles, manufactured from may 22, 2010, through july 8, 2010. due to a machining irregularity, the bolt/washer surface on the positive battery terminal cable end may allow for a gap to occur in the contact area of the terminal. this can result in a voltage drop that may cause difficulty starting the vehicle and could cause damage to the engine control module.

This issue can cause the engine to stop running while the vehicle is in motion at low speed with a difficult or no start increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the positive battery terminal cable end with a new one free of charge. the safety recall began pn november 29, 2010. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
01/14/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning Vehicle description: certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." these vehicles were missing tamperproof caps that prevent horizontal headlamp adjustment.

These caps are installed to prevent misadjustment of the headlamps.

Dealers will install a tamperproof cap over the horizontal adjustment screw for both headlamps. owner notification began january 14, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
08/31/15 Other Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2015 nissan rogue vehicles manufactured june 9, 2015, to june 10, 2015, and 2015 nissan sentra and versa note vehicles manufactured june 5, 2015, to june 13, 2015. in the affected vehicles, the driver side front and rear doors may not fully latch. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 206, "door locks and door retention components."

A door that does not fully latch may result in the door opening while the car is moving. the distraction may increase the risk of a crash and/or a vehicle occupant may fall out of the vehicle if they are not wearing a seatbelt, increasing their risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the date, lot number, and cavity code on the left front and rear door latches, and replace them, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on august 31, 2015. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/18/02 Other On some passenger vehicles equipped with a nissan-approved accessory floor mat that was installed either at the assembly plant or by the dealer, due to the length of the driver side floor mat, a small amount of mat movement could cause the mat to interfere with the accelerator pedal and not allow the pedal to release after it is depressed.

If this occurs unexpectedly, it could lead to a crash.

Dealers will inspect the driver side floor mat and if it is a nissan floor mat subject to this recall, the dealer will replace both the driver and passenger side floor mats. owner notification began march 18, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/01/01 Other Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the cooling holes in the steel wheel may have burrs on their edges as a result of improper manufacturing. these burrs can cause cracks as the vehicle is being driven. cracks can propagate between adjacent cooling holes. if enough cracks develop between the cooling holes, the wheel could fail and separate from the mounting hub without prior warning.

Separation of the wheel from the vehicle while being operated could result in a vehicle crash.

Dealers will inspect for cracks and replace the wheel if cracks are discovered. owner notification will be conducted in two phases. the first mailing began october 1, 2001, asking owners to bring their vehicles in to a dealer for inspection of the wheels. any wheels with cracks will be replaced. a second owner notification will begin in early december, at which time nissan will have an adequate number of replacement wheels, requesting owners to return to their dealers to have the wheels replaced. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Nissan Sentra Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.