Sentra 2007-2017 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Nissan Sentra for the year 2007 to 2017.
ALL KEY FOBS MUST BE PRESENT WHEN PROGRAMMING NEW FOBS. (OLD REMOTES ARE ELIMINATED: BY OLDEST ONE FIRST AS NEW REMOTES ARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE VEHICLE)
1. Close and lock all doors with the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch.
2. Insert key into ignition and remove it from the ignition key cylinder at least six times within 10seconds. Your Hazard Lamps will flash if you performed this step successfully. NOTE: Withdraw key completely from ignition cylinder each time. If this procedure is performed too fast, the system will not enter programming mode.
3. Insert key into the ignition cylinder and turn to the ACC position.
4. Within 5 seconds, push ANY button on the remote transmitter. Your Hazard Lamps should flash. NOTE: Do not press the button more than one time in the above step. If the button is pressed more than one time, the programming procedure will not be successful.
5. If there are any remaining transmitters (including the old ones), unlock then lock all doors using the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch and within 5 seconds, push ANY button on the next remote. Your Hazard Lamps should flash. Repeat this step for each transmitter (including any existing transmitters).
6. Turn the key to the OFF position, remove keys from the ignition, unlock doors using the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch and open the driver side door.
7. Test remote (s).
About Nissan Sentra
The Nissan Sentra, which was last redesigned in 2013, received a significant mid-cycle revamp for 2016. It now has a more dramatic V-shaped grille (similar to the Altima and Maxima), a resculpted hood and fenders, and a revised front end and headlamps. The improvements make the Sentra look more sophisticated, but nothing so dramatic that it necessitates a velvet curtain and a playbill.
Base Sentras are powered by a 1.8-liter inline-4 producing 130 horsepower and mated to either a rare 6-speed manual or a continuously variable gearbox (CVT) that provides adequate overall performance but relatively poor transient response. Acceleration is taxed whenever the Sentra deviates from zero elevation or transports more than one commuter, but fuel economy is rather good, reaching up to 32 mpg combined.
The ride and handling of the basic Sentra are mixed. The Sentra, with its torsion-beam rear suspension and electric power steering, does its best to smooth out rough roads and navigate confidently. It performs admirably in hard corners, although the impression is more like being rescued than driving a performance sedan.
This year’s main announcement is a new Sentra SR Turbo version. The SR Turbo is a step in the right direction, with its 188-hp heart borrowed from the nimble Juke compact SUV, connected to the manual or CVT, and a somewhat firmer suspension. It’s not ready to compete with the Focus RS, Civic, or Mazda 3 in terms of handling or acceleration, but it’s a modest, worthwhile upgrade to a car that doesn’t generally prioritize those aspects.
Not long ago, the Sentra would have been classified as a mid-size vehicle. It’s spacious and has plenty of head and leg room for four adults, measuring roughly 182 inches long with a 106-inch wheelbase. However, while it is accommodating, the seat comfort is merely acceptable. It features one of the largest trunks in its class, and the back seats fold down to provide more storage space.
The IIHS rates the Sentra favorably in crash tests, but the federal government does not, and Nissan does not include a rearview camera on lower models. Some active-safety technologies are available on the Sentra, but only on higher-priced variants. A new Technology Package includes forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors are also available on more models.