I have a 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S and the engine light came on and indicated a misfire #2 cylinder (Auto Zone check). I took it to the dealership I purchased it from new. They insisted on replacing my...
Yes, I have a solution - an immediate recall or, failing that, a class-action suit. I leased a 2005 1.8L Sentra new from the dealership. It came with a 5-year/100,000K "bumper to bumper warranty." Today - April 2010 - it has just under 66,000Kms. on it. The car has been consistently maintained by reputable mechanics. For the last 2 1/2 years, the check engine light has gone on and off. Starting became rough. Code 4 was diagnosed but all "fixes" did not cure it. Car began starting rough and eventually would not start. Dealership service denied it was an engine problem. December 2009, I was persuaded that buying out the lease was cheaper than buying new. Stupid me. In less than 14 months, I've spent just over $1,000 on "fixes" and the damn thing is still acting up. Last tow and service cost about $250 and three days later the CEL came on again. It's only a matter of time before the head gasket goes and that'll cost $1,500-$2,000! The car is a hopeless lemon. AND I'm sure the dealership knows it because when I was processing the buyout in the showroom, and mentioned the CEL, service said, "Oh, your coolant is probably low. We'll top it up for you." Yeah, top it up and avoid doing the gasket...And now, since I've taken a look at the Auto Beef site, I know I was "had" - and there's a word for that.
May 19, 2009 |
2005 Nissan Sentra