Nissan Sentra Recall: Front Driveshaft Issue Revealed

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Nissan Sentra Recall
Nissan Sentra Recall

Nissan has identified an issue affecting certain 2024 model year Sentra vehicles produced for the US market between July 21, 2023, and January 18, 2024. Specifically, the front left-side driveshaft may not be fully seated in the JATCO XTRONIC continuously variable transmission.

In addition to potential misseating, the driveshaft may lack a secure retaining clip. Nissan acknowledges responsibility for this oversight, attributing it to a potential installation error during a retrofit activity. The Sentras for North America are assembled in Mexico at Nissan Aguascalientes Plant II.

The concern came to light when Nissan North America received a warranty report on January 24, citing a distance sensor warning light during driving. Further inspection revealed a transmission fluid leak at the driver-side front axle, traced back to the front left-hand side of the CVT.

Nissan Sentra Recall
Nissan Sentra Recall

Upon investigation, the missing retaining clip was discovered upon removing the left driveshaft. Before submitting recall documentation to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan received eight additional reports.

Positioned between the subcompact Versa and mid-size Altima, the Sentra is currently priced at $21,180 (excluding freight) per the build & price tool. In 2023, 109,195 Sentras and 128,030 Altimas were sold, with the Rogue leading Nissan’s sales in the region at 271,458 units.

Known as the Sylphy in markets like China and Taiwan, the eighth-generation Altima offers three variants: Sentra S, Sentra SV ($22,110), and Sentra SR ($24,270), all equipped with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine delivering 149 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Its competitors include the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Mazda3.

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