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Nissan Sentra


Sentra
Vehicle Model

A compact car produced by Nissan.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
A Complete Guide to Used Cars (1995 Edition) Best Late-Model Bet in the Subcompact category (model years 1985-1995)

Page Sections
Reference Desk
Photographs
Article Index
Documents
1982 Specifications
2007 Specifications
Recalls


Reference Desk

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TypeTitle
1987 BookNissan Sentra 1987 Service Manual; Nissan Motor Company, Ltd.
1992 BookNissan Sentra and Pulsar 1982-1992: All U.S. and Canadian models of Nissan Sentra and Pulsar; Chilton Book Company


Photographs

Modified 2005 Nissan Sentra Modified 2005
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
View photo of Modified 2005 Nissan Sentra - 1.5MB


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
20 April 2004NHTSA Grants Nissan Petition to Combine Car Fleets under CAFENHTSA
3 December 2012Looking For A Sentra For Sale? Check Out These TipsRina Rosewood
21 January 2013The 2013 Nissan Sentra Excites With A Fresh Upscale Look And Better Fuel EconomyLisa Jane Foreman
9 March 2013Powerful Entry Of The Latest Sentra In The Market, TheJessie Swanepoel
5 April 2013Nissan Sentra - Best In ClassLenny Dalembert
11 June 2013A Step Up - Meet The 2013 Nissan SentraLisa Jane Foreman
19 June 20152015 Nissan Sentra Named Top Compact Car in JD Power Quality Study Aaron Turpen, TorqueNews
1 December 2015Rockland Nissan Donates Brand New CarRockland Nissan
10 January 2020The Stylish 2020 Nissan Sentra Compact Sedan is Now Available at Boucher Nissan of GreenfieldBoucher Nissan of Greenfield
4 May 2020Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP16-002Federal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey Mark Giuseppe)


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
classified date 1990On-Site Automatic Shoulder Belt Investigation
1989 Nissan Sentra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 77.7MB - 503 pages
classified date 1994Calspan On-Site Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Vehicle #1 - 1993 Nissan NX 2000 (Air Bag Equipped)
Vehicle #2 - 1989 Nissan Sentra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 11.1MB - 160 pages
August 1994Remote / Vehicle to Vehicle / Front to Front
1994 Nissan Sentra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 167KB - 11 pages
December 1997On-scene Investigation / Vehicle to Tree
1996 Nissan Sentra GXE 4-door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 399KB - 19 pages
November 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Nissan Sentra XE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 148KB - 9 pages
March 1999Full Crash Study Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Nissan GXE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,020KB - 5 pages
June 1999Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1999 Nissan Sentra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 299KB - 9 pages
December 1999Veridian On-Site Air Bag Deployment/Child Fatality Investigation
Vehicle - 1997 Nissan Sentra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 384KB - 14 pages
20 April 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 401: Interior Trunk Release
2004 Nissan Sentra 4-Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 490KB - 20 pages
classified date 2007Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Sentra GXE, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.2MB - 101 pages
18 May 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Passenger Car Brake Systems
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8, 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 20.5MB - 75 pages
February 2008Calspan On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection Crash Investigation
Vehicle - 2007 Nissan Sentra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 120KB - 13 pages
30 April 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 225: "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems"
2007 Nissan Sentra 4-Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.8MB - 80 pages
May 2008Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2008 Nissan Sentra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 117KB - 12 pages
3 February 2009Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2009 Nissan Sentra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.1MB - 170 pages
11 February 2009Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact
2009 Nissan Sentra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.3MB - 48 pages
June 2009On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2008 Nissan Sentra S
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,364KB - 16 pages
2010OWNER NOTIFICATION
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 74KB - 1 page
August 2010Calspan On-Site Rollover Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2010 Nissan Sentra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 591KB - 15 pages
3 September 2010NHTSA Recall 10V401000
2008-2010 Nissan Altima, 2008-2010 Nissan Frontier, 2008-2010 Nissan Pathfinder, 2008-2010 Nissan Rogue, 2008-2010 Nissan Sentra, 2008-2010 Nissan Versa, 2008-2010 Nissan Xterra
Equipment:Electrical:Navigational System(Global Positioning System)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
3 September 2010From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 322KB - 3 pages
3 September 2010From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 1.1MB - 9 pages
10 September 2010Portable Automotive GPS Products/Overheats
From: Richard Willard, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 26KB - 3 pages
17 September 2010Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign Garmin nüvi® 750 Portable GPS
Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 260KB - 6 pages
26 January 2011From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 81KB - 3 pages
29 April 2011From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 87KB - 3 pages
2 August 2011From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 90KB - 3 pages
13 October 2011From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 41KB - 3 pages
24 January 2012From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 41KB - 3 pages
30 April 2012From: Don Neff, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 50KB - 3 pages


1982 Specifications

ModelXE Hatchback
0-60 mph*15.0 seconds
80-0 mph*284 feet
Cornering Capability*0.699g
Interior Noise @ 70mph*75 dBA
Fuel Economy*33.0 mpg
*=Test conducted by Road & Track, August 1982 issue

2007 Specifications

2.0S
Body Type4-door sedan
DrivetrainFF
Engine TypeI4
Engine Displacement122 cu. in./1997cc
Valvetrain16-valve DOHC
Horsepower140 @ 5100 rpm
Torque147 @ 4800 rpm
Maximum Engine RPM6400
Transmission6-speed manual
First Gear Ratio3.73
First Gear MPH per 1000 RPM4.9
Second Gear Ratio2.11
Second Gear MPH per 1000 RPM8.6
Third Gear Ratio1.52
Third Gear MPH per 1000 RPM12.0
Fourth Gear Ratio1.17
Fourth Gear MPH per 1000 RPM15.6
Fifth Gear Ratio0.91
Fifth Gear MPH per 1000 RPM20.0
Sixth Gear Ratio0.77
Sixth Gear MPH per 1000 RPM23.7
Final Drive Ratio3.93:1
Front SuspensionStruts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear SuspensionRigid axle, coil springs, anti-roll bar
BrakesABS
Front Brakesvented disc
Rear Brakesdrum
Wheelbase105.7"
Length179.8"
Width70.5"
Height59.5"
Front Track59.8"
Rear Track59.8"
Front Seat Volume57 cu. ft.
Rear Seat Volume41 cu. ft.
Trunk Volume13 cu. ft.
Tire SizeP205/55R-16 89H
Fuel87-octane gasoline
Fuel Capacity14.5 gallons
Fuel Economy28 city/34 highway (EPA)
Maximum Speed123 mph (drag limited)
0-60 MPH (C/D test)8.3 seconds
1/4 Mile (C/D test)16.5 seconds @ 84 mph
Skidpad (300' diameter) (C/D test).79g
Braking (70-0 mph) (C/D test)199'
MSRP (Base)$16,265


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