About Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra was a subcompact car from 1982 to 1999 and has been a compact car since 1999 manufactured by the exceptional Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company Ltd since 1982. The first Nissan Sentra was introduced in May 1982 to replace the Datsun 210. It has different names in different markets. It is a very popular vehicle in North America as it is regarded as an affordable, spacious, well-equipped, safe and efficient vehicle. Up to now, Nissan Sentra has been produced through seven generations.
The sixth-generation Nissan Sentra (B16; 2007-2012) was unveiled at the 2006 North American International Auto Show as a 2007 model. As a 4-door sedan, it was offered in base, Hybrid, SE-R/SE-R Spec V, SL, FE+ 2.0 SR versions. And Nissan Sentra was powered by the 2.0 L MR20DE or 2.5 L QR25DE I4 engines and engines were mated to 6-speed manual or CVT transmissions. At the 2013 Beijing Auto Show, the seventh-generation Nissan Sentra (B17; 2013-present) was previewed and it was released officially in August 2012. Now it is available in S, FE+ S, SV, FE+ SV, SR, and SL trim levels. Nissan Sentra has different engine options including 1.6 L, 1.8 L I4 petrol engines and engines are paired to 6-speed and CVT automatic transmissions.
Nissan Sentra Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a compact vehicle with spacious room, Nissan Sentra is prevalent among drivers with families. Just because of its main use, so you could not be too careful to your Nissan Sentra in case any potential dangers appear. So you must have the interest to know these:
First, knocking sound from the engine. It is obviously that knocking sound is suggesting something abnormal with the engine. As Nissan Sentra owners, have said that the engine would also vibrate or shake excessively while operating and engine performance was affected dramatically so that it would stall or run rough even had problems in starting. Decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy as well as overheating due to leaking coolant on your Sentra's engine are telling you the Sentra engine mount, motor and transmission mount, engine control module, spark plug, drive belt or serpentine belt and water pump gasket need new replacements.
Second, revving and jerking as well as suspension failure. When the Sentra reached at about 71,000 miles, the vehicle starts jerking and won't accelerate properly. This actually is a transmission failure; the Sentra shift cable needs to be replaced if the vehicle starts in another gear or not goes into gear at all. As suspension failure often manifests as excessive vibration, abnormal tire wear or vehicle bottoming out, you should really focus on the Sentra wheel bearing, steering knuckle, coil spring insulator and shock and strut mount.
You may be aware of the importance of routine maintenance, but when faced with your Nissan Sentra made of many kinds of auto parts, do you know what parts need to be maintained routinely? I will tell you that headlight is one of them. It works mostly at night or adverse weathers to light road ahead or warn others of your presence, so you should keep it bright all the time in case accidents due to poor vision. Seat belt is another, it could protect occupants in any sudden movement and the emblem is your Sentra's symbol, they all should be maintained on a regular basis.
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