2013 Nissan Sentra 1.8L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic Consumer Review - Not confident with Nissan reliability

2013 Nissan Sentra - Consumer Review

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SL Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

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Not confident with Nissan reliability
By mred72 on


2013 Nissan Sentra SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


Had a review I previously submitted and Edmund's never posted. My SL now has close to 18,000 miles on it. Within the first 500 miles the Fuel sending Unit failed. I had to wait 2 months to get the part and I had to get Nissan Consumer Affairs involved. Good style inside and out, but poorly executed. Quality control is all over the place with Nissan; no consistency with different loaners I was given to fix other issues. CVT transmission among the worst built CVT's in the industry. Now having trouble with rear drum brakes.

Favorite Features

Bluetooth voice, interior fit and finish, exterior styling, LED accents. Climate control is fantastic with use of air conditioning. However, you freeze your butt off in climates when the temperature drops below 20 degrees. The heating system seems to take forever to heat the car up and maintain temperature. In my 45 minute commute, I don't get real heat until 30 minutes into the commute. In negative temperatures, the TPS system goes off and there is no way to shut it off.

Suggested Improvements

Auto on/off headlight feature useless with fog lamps. If fog lamps are in on position, so will your low beams night and day, so feature is useless with fog lamps. JATCO CVT's are quite problematic and really affect the performance and ride of this car. Toyota and Honda CVT's are programmed and manufactured much better producing better acceleration and RPM control. I cannot recommend Nissan products. Won't be buying another one again, ever. Fuel economy not even CLOSE to suggested MPG claimed. Center arm rest useless doesn't slide forward in 13' model. Wavy distortion at bottom of windshield.
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