Car won't start

Asked by Stratus_696 Jan 21, 2017 at 04:12 AM about the 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey, so my car will not start. Last year a
similar thing happened around winter. My
car would not turn over. I had AAA come out
and it so happened that my battery was too
low to start the engine. Now it's happened
again, but this time I'm getting a clicking
noise when I turn the key. I think I may have
burned out the starter. This car is very new.
I've only had it for a little under 2 years. Only
32,000 miles. I don't know anything about
cars please help.

2 Answers

168,405

The clicking sound is an indication of a low battery. On brand new cars they do not put in the best battery so it is possible that you need a new battery. Also have the charging system checked, this is what keeps the battery charged.

4 people found this helpful.
40

I have the same car! It had 19,000 miles when I bought it from Nissan Chapman. I've put about 20,000 miles on if since 2014. The battery dies if I don't drive it for a week or more, sometimes less. Nissan can't seem to find the problem. Ive taken my car to them on numerous occasions. It first happened in the winter. It also happens in the summer. The lights come on & makes a cracking sound. I just had to replace a muffler with a hole in it, now I know what the funny smell in my car was. Its funny, they didn't know the muffler had a hole, until my warranty expired. Does anyone have any suggestions about why the batter keeps dying? They checked the battery & said everythings fine. Thank you

4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Sentra

Looking for a Used Sentra in your area?

CarGurus has 2,485 nationwide Sentra listings starting at $3,498.

Postal Code:

Nissan Sentra Experts

  • #1
    Doran Harney
    Reputation
    2,470
  • #2
    L_R
    Reputation
    2,290
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    1,850
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
46 Great Deals out of 1,177 listings starting at $1,880
Used Toyota Corolla
146 Great Deals out of 5,494 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Civic
87 Great Deals out of 5,654 listings starting at $695
Used Toyota Camry
41 Great Deals out of 1,829 listings starting at $3,000
Used Honda Accord
24 Great Deals out of 1,691 listings starting at $100
Used Nissan Versa
4 Great Deals out of 300 listings starting at $2,495
Used Hyundai Elantra
74 Great Deals out of 4,500 listings starting at $2,395
Used Nissan Maxima
6 Great Deals out of 312 listings starting at $135
Used Nissan Rogue
64 Great Deals out of 6,192 listings starting at $3,987
Used Chevrolet Cruze
70 Great Deals out of 2,512 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mazda MAZDA3
49 Great Deals out of 2,769 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Focus
31 Great Deals out of 1,527 listings starting at $1,495
Used Kia Forte
40 Great Deals out of 2,667 listings starting at $1,966
Used Chevrolet Malibu
24 Great Deals out of 1,332 listings starting at $1,794
Used Hyundai Sonata
39 Great Deals out of 1,414 listings starting at $3,499

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Nissan Sentra For Sale
612 listings starting at $19,988
2019 Nissan Sentra For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 449 listings starting at $13,888
2018 Nissan Sentra For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 246 listings starting at $11,498
2017 Nissan Sentra For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 210 listings starting at $7,700
2016 Nissan Sentra For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 217 listings starting at $4,695

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.