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Nissan Sentra repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

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

Other (4%)

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Nissan Sentra transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (44%)

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Chart based on 43 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

16000 mi Transmission failed 

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2008 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

7812 mi Front passenger side Axle seal replaced. Under Warranty 
20000 mi Clutch pedal return spring broken. Pedal still operated, but did not return to proper position. 

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2008 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 CVT FWD

125500 mi

US $10
Tranny replaced on 3rd party warranty 
201000 mi

US $100
Used Tranny was installed under a separate warranty 
67000 mi Check engine light came on, spat out codes related to transmission. The CVT assembly was completely replaced under Nissan's speciall 120K CVT warranty. 
53000 mi Transmission was slipping and you had to accelerate more and rev the engine more to speed up. The dealer changed the entire transmission. 
64000 mi Transmission was slipping cv joints where cracking 
69000 mi transmission failed 
91000 mi Transmission had to be replaced with a new one under warranty 
34720 mi front driver side axle changed 
67000 mi

US $1800
Valve Body went bad. Replaced valve body and Nissan replaced the CVT. Valve Body 
271000 mi

US $900
CV joints  
110000 mi CVT Transmission overheated. Code PO744. The fluid was changed and a valve was replaced, not sure exactly what was replaced though. It is a known issue on Nissan CVT transmissions and Nissan extended the warranty to 120k miles and 10 years. 
73182 mi

C $982
Replaced both front wheel bearings 
91000 mi

US $900
Transmission failure 
73000 mi Heard a loud clunk and the Check Engine light came on during a 125 mile trip to visit family. Took it to dealer we bought it from who then took it to Nissan. Nissan replaced the transmission as the CVT was still under a 100k warranty. 

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2007 Nissan Sentra

Engine not specified

5000 mi Transmission grinding, could not replicate. 

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2007 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 CVT FWD

116000 mi

US $975
CV Joint needed replacement 
125700 mi

US $400
Shaking at speed and at any speed when turning. CV joint had failed. 
139000 mi

US $900
CV joint went bad, previously replaced 12 months earlier. 
146000 mi CV joint or axle replaced under warranty 
6820 mi La cremallera (spanish)- Steering rack 
17000 mi

US $150
After backing out of driveway and shifting into park there is a noise. Dealer unable to duplicate. 

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2007 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

73000 mi Dealer noticed front right axle leak. Replaced under my extended warranty. 

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2006 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

150800 mi

US $662
It was noticed that a front axle seal was leaking which was replaced; sharp rocks aren't uncommon in my environment thus normal wear and tear. Also an inner tie-rod end was replaced most probably due to hitting a curb to avoid an oncoming vehicle. 

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2005 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

135000 mi

US $30
clutch pedal return spring failed, cost $20.00 to replace 

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2005 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

48360 mi Transmission slipping. 

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2004 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

332000 mi

US $30
clutch master cylinder 

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2004 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

130200 mi

US $200
Transmission was making the dreaded "chirping" noted by several owners. Changed out the transmission fluid with synthetic fluid to clean trans and make shift smoother. Eliminated "chirp" 

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2003 Nissan Sentra

Engine not specified

104160 mi

C $400
Rusted universal ball joint. Clunking noise in wheel. Parts replaced. 

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2003 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

141000 mi

US $200
hydraulic clutch master went out 

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2003 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

104780 mi

$350
Change clutch after a small piece in it broke. 

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2002 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

41800 mi

US $700
Crankshaft was replaced with a '07 QR25DE crankshaft. 
117000 mi

US $800
clutch pump 

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2002 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

165-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

94300 mi

US $400
Updated automatic transmission fluid and added transmission cleaner. Transmission shifted hard into 2nd gear, it is somewhat smoother but still noticeable. 
102900 mi

US $53
Driveshaft position sensor was not detecting the position any longer 

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2002 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

69440 mi

C $400
Master clutch cylinder broken. 

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2002 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

277760 mi shifter solenoid failed, so needed use screwdriver to move shifter out of Park 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

204960 mi

C $150
Outer CV boot on driver's side was ripped and needed to be replaced. 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

166000 mi 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. 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. 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

133920 mi

C $600
Transmission fluid was leaking through a broken hose. 

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

102000 mi

US $640
Replaced driverside cv boot. 

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1999 Nissan Sentra 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

161000 mi

US $330
Problem: front-right CV boot torn, spilling grease in the wheel area Solution: front-right axle replaced by a used (but functional) one. 

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