check engine NISSAN SENTRA 2011 B16 / 6.G Warranty Booklet
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WARRANTY PARTS LISTFuel injection system
Engine control module/onboard diagnostic deviceOxygen sensor(s)Mass air flow sensorIntake manifoldThrottle body
Catalytic converter(s)Exhaust manifold(s)Exhaust tube from manifold to catalytic converter
Front exhaust tube with catalytic converter perma-
Camshaft position sensor(s)Crankshaft position sensor(s)Spark plugs, ignition coil and wiresIgnition control moduler
Exhaust manifold with catalytic converter perma-
Evaporative emission control systemFuel filler neck restrictor and check valveFuel tank and filler capIdle air control systemPositive crankcase ventilation systemExhaust gas recirculation (EGR) control systemPulsed secondary air injection system and valvesHoses, clamps, fittings, tubing, sealing gaskets or
devices and mounting hardware used in above sys-
Vacuum and temperature sensitive valves and
switches used in above systems
Electronic sensors and controls used in above sys-
The Emission Performance or Defect Warranty
may be subject to future governmental adminis-
trative action. Nissan reserves the right to
change the terms of the warranty to be consis-
tent with these actions. See your dealer for infor-
mation regarding possible changes.
o = Long Term Federal Emission Parts covered for 96 months/or 80,000 miles.
FEDERAL VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL LIMITED WARRANTIES 11
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The following statement is required to be pro-
vided by regulations of the California Air Re-
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND
The California Air Resources Board is pleased to ex-
plain the emission control system warranty on your
3In California, new motor vehicles must
be designed, built and equipped to meet the State’s
stringent anti-smog standards. Nissan
the emission control system on your vehicle for the
periods of time listed below provided there has been no
abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your vehicle.
Your emission control system may include parts such as
the fuel-injection system, the ignition system, catalytic
converter and engine computer. Also included may be
hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related
Where a warrantable condition exists, Nissan will repair
your vehicle at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts
For 3 years or 50,000 miles (whichever occurs first):
1) If your vehicle fails a Smog Check
inspection, all necessary repairs and ad-
justments will be made by Nissan to ensure
that your vehicle passes the inspection.
This is your emission control system PER-
2) If any emission-related part on your vehicle is defective, the part will be repaired or re-
placed by Nissan. This is your short-term
emission control system DEFECTS
For 7 years or 70,000 miles (whichever occurs first):
If an emission-related part listed in this
warranty booklet specially noted with cov-
erage for 7 years or 70,000 miles is
defective, the part will be repaired or re-
placed by Nissan. This is your long-term
emission control system DEFECTS
As the vehicle owner, you are responsible for the per-
formance of the required maintenance listed in your
owner’s manual. Nissan recommends that you retain all
receipts covering maintenance on your vehicle, but
Nissan cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of
receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of
all scheduled maintenance.
You are responsible for presenting your vehicle to a
Nissan dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty
repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of
time, not to exceed 30 days.
As the vehicle owner, you should also be aware that
Nissan may deny you warranty coverage if your vehicle
or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper
maintenance or unapproved modifications.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights
and responsibilities, you should contact Nissan’s Con-
sumer Affairs Department at 1-800-NISSAN-1 (1-800-
647-7261) or the California Air Resources Board at
9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte CA 91731.
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1 These warranties apply to all California and 50-state emission equipped 2011 model year Nissan vehicles sold for registration as new vehicles in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington only.
2 These warranties additionally apply to all Model Year 2011 Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs) and Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEVs) sold in the state of New York.
3 Throughout this Limited Emission Control Warranty, “vehicle” means a Nissan model vehicle.
4 Nissan indicates Nissan North America, Inc., P.O. Box 685003, Franklin, TN 37068-5003 which distributes Nissan vehicles in the United States.
5 The performance and defect warranty coverage for the California Emission Altima-SULEV-PZEV, and Sentra-SULEV-PZEV ONLY is 15 years/150,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
12CALIFORNIA VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTIES1, 2
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Always maintain inflation pressure at the level
recommended by the vehicle manufacturer as
shown on the vehicle placard, vehicle certifica-
tion label or in the vehicle owner’s manual:
Underinflation is the leading cause of tire failure and may
result in severe cracking, component separation or
“blowout.” It reduces tire load capacity, allows exces-
sive sidewall flexing and increases rolling resistance,
resulting in heat and mechanical damage. Maintaining
proper inflation pressure is the single most important
thing you can do to promote tire durability and maximize
Overinflation increases stiffness, which may deteriorate
ride and generate unwanted vibration. Overinflation also
increases the chances of impact damage.
DON’T OVERLOAD YOUR VEHICLE OR
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to determine the
load limits. Overloading your vehicle places stress on
your tires and other critical vehicle components. Over-
loading a vehicle can cause poor handling, increased
fuel consumption and may cause tire failure. Overload-
ing your tires can result in severe cracking, component
Never fit your vehicle with new tires that have less load
capacity than shown on the vehicle tire placard and
remember that optimum rim width is important for
proper tire load distribution and function.
The maximum load capacity stamped on the sidewalls of
P-Metric tires is reduced by 10% when used on a light
truck, utility vehicle or trailer. Never fit P-Metric tires to
light trucks that specify LT-type replacement tires.
DON’T SPIN YOUR TIRES
Avoid excessive tire spinning when your vehicle is stuck
in snow, ice, mud or sand. The centrifugal forces gen-
erated by a free-spinning tire/wheel assembly may
cause sudden tire explosion resulting in vehicle damage
and/or serious personal injury to you or a bystander.
Never exceed 35 mph/55 km/h, as indicated on your
speedometer. Use a gentle backward and forward rock-
ing motion to free your vehicle for continued driving.
Never stand near or behind a tire spinning at high
speeds. For example, while attempting to push a vehicle
that is stuck or when an on-the-car spin balance ma-
chine is in use.
DO CHECK YOUR TIRES FOR WEAR
Always remove tires from service when they reach two
thirty-seconds of an inch (2/32) remaining tread depth.
All new tires have treadwear indicators which appear as
smooth banks in the tread grooves when they wear to
the two thirty-seconds of an inch (2/32) level. Many wet
weather accidents result from skidding on bald or nearly
bald tires. Excessively worn tires are also more suscep-
tible to penetrations.
DO CHECK YOUR TIRES FOR DAMAGE
Frequent (at least monthly) inspection of your tires for
signs of damage and their general condition is important
for safety. If you have any questions, have your tire
Dealer inspect them. Impacts, penetrations, cracks,
knots, bulges or air loss always require tire removal and
expert inspection. Never perform a temporary repair or
use an inner tube as a substitute for a proper repair.
Only qualified persons should repair tires.
PROPER TIRE REPAIR NOTE:
Goodyear and Dunlop do not warrant any inspection or
repair process. The repair is entirely the responsibility of
the repairer and should be made in accordance with
established Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA)
THE CONVENIENCE (TEMPORARY)
The Convenience (Temporary) Spare is designed, built,
and tested to the high engineering standards set by North
America’s leading car manufacturers and to Goodyear
and Dunlop’s own high standards of quality control. It is
designed to take up a minimum of storage space and, at
the same time, fulfill the function of a spare tire when
needed. The spare is kept in its storage space, fully
inflated at 60 psi. To be sure it is always ready for use, the
air pressure should be checked on a regular basis.
The Convenience (Temporary) Spare can be used in
combination with the original tires on your vehicle. You
can expect a tire tread life of up to 3,000 miles (4,800
kilometers) , depending on road conditions and your
driving habits. To conserve tire tread life, return the
spare to the storage area as soon as it is convenient to
have the standard tire repaired or replaced.
The Convenience (Temporary) Spare weighs less than a
standard tire so it’s easier to handle. It also helps reduce
the total car weight which contributes to fuel economy.
The wheels used with the Convenience (Temporary)
Spare are specifically designed for use with high pres-
sure spares and should never be used with any other
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WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCING
Wheel alignment and balancing are important for safety
and maximum mileage from your tires. Check how your
tires are wearing at least once a month. If your tires are
wearing unevenly, such as the inside shoulder of the tire
wearing faster than the rest of the tread, or if you detect
excessive vibration, your vehicle may be out of align-
ment or balance. These conditions not only shorten the
life of your tires, but adversely affect the handling char-
acteristics of your vehicle which could be dangerous. If
you detect irregular wear or vibration, have your align-
ment and balance checked immediately. Tires which
have been run underinflated will show more wear on the
shoulders than in the center of the tread.
You must inspect your tires after any hard braking cir-
cumstances or after tires have slid on the pavement.
This can cause a flat spot in a section of the tire tread.
Never spin your tires above a speedometer reading of
35 mph (55 km/h) if your vehicle becomes stuck. The
centrifugal force generated by the free spinning
tire/wheel assembly may cause a sudden tire explosion,
resulting in vehicle damage and/or serious personal
injury or death. Never allow anyone to stand near or
behind a tire spinning at high speed while attempting to
push a vehicle that is stuck. When in mud, sand, snow,
ice or other slippery conditions, do not indulge in exces-
sive wheel spin. In such conditions, with automatictransmission vehicles, by accelerating the engine ex-
cessively, it is possible to spin one of the drive tires
beyond its speed capability. This is also true when
balancing a drive tire/wheel assembly using the engine
of the vehicle to spin the wheel.
Tires must be replaced when the depth of the tread
reaches 2/32 inch (1.6 mm) . Tires are manufactured
with tread wear indicators molded into the tire grooves
which indicate tread wearout. As tires approximate 2/32
inch (1.6 mm) wearout, the tread gauge becomes thin-
ner and more vulnerable to the effects of road hazards.
Also, worn tires are more subject to hydroplaning, which
can cause loss of control. Therefore, visual tire inspec-
tion becomes more crucial as the tires wear out.
Never drive on worn tires. Tires should be replaced by
trained personnel when 2/32nds of an inch tread depth
remains, as indicated by the tread wear indicators
molded into the tread grooves. In most states, it is illegal
to drive with less than 2/32nds of an inch of tread
For best performance select tires similar in size and load
rating to the original equipment tires. It is recommended
that the same size and type of tire be used on all four
wheel positions. In certain tires, casing ply material and
ply construction may vary as indicated on the sidewall of
the tire. When changing or replacing tires, it is preferredthat all four tires are the same construction type (i.e.,
High Performance, All Season, Mud & Snow) and con-
struction (Radial or Bias Ply) . Before mixing tires of
different types on a vehicle in any configuration, be sure
to check the vehicle owner’s manual for its recommen-
Tires which meet the Rubber Manufacturer’s Associa-
tion (RMA) definition of mud and snow tires are marked
M/S, M+S, M&S. On such tires, this designation is
molded into the sidewall. Tires without this notation are
not recommended for mud and/or snow driving.
If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to select tires
equivalent in size and load rating to the original equip-
ment tires. Always fit performance snow tires in sets of
four (4) for optimum mud & snow traction and mainte-
nance of vehicle handling characteristics. If you do not,
it may adversely affect the safety and handling of your
vehicle. It is also important to check the vehicle owner’s
manual before mixing or matching tires on 4-wheel drive
vehicles as this may require special precautions.
Please refer to your Owner’s Manual for more informa-
tion on tire replacement precautions.
Tires on your Nissan vehicle should be rotated every
7,500 miles or as irregular wear develops. If irregular
wear becomes apparent or if the wear rate on the tires is
perceptibly uneven, the tires should be rotated in such a
way to alleviate the problem. Check your vehicle for any
mechanical problems and correct if necessary. Any
rotation pattern or procedure may be followed including
those indicated in the Owner’s Manual. Some tires have
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