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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,406 miles

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2007 Nissan Versa Owner Comments

problem #14

Sep 242014


  • 55,000 miles


The vehicle was not driven a lot and at 55000 miles it developed the problem of transmission coolant failure, this will cause the vehicle to lock up even during driving and cause an unsafe driving condition. Luckily we detected quick enough that we did not have anyone harmed during the operation of the car. Nissan refuses to cover all repair work under the extended guarantee and ensure safe driving from the debris left in the coolant line but did replace the transmission and radiator. There is no guarantee that the coolant pump, thermostat or other coolant devices won't fail and cause other operational hazards, if they do indeed fail as a result of their negligence to perform a full repair; and ensuring that the lines and coolant systems are free from debris and will not fail under use. Failure of the coolant system can cause overheating of the engine and may pose a unsafe driving hazard, however by their (Nissan) definition changing the radiator and transmission and leaving debris in the coolant lines is within reason and safety guidelines and do not have to flush or replace any other component that the oil mixture has touched even if it did damage those components as a result of the oil mixture.

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #13

Mar 182011

Versa 4-cyl

  • 119,304 miles
On 3/18/2011 I had to have my whole muffler system replaced because it became separated from the engine at the front of the vehicle at 119K miles. (I'm no car expert.) then today I hear the same loud noises and my vehicle shaking just like a year ago. Right now my car is at 138K miles. I bought the car brand new in July of 2006. I'm taking my car in tomorrow to have it looked at again and I will be very surprised if it is a different issue. I'm worried about driving on the highway and my muffler system coming off and causing an accident. I'm not comfortable driving my car in the state that it is in and I'm definitely not comfortable driving while pregnant with my 2 year old son in the car. I'm not too happy about having to shell out another $700 to get this fixed within a span of 13 months! because of this issue I will not be buying another Nissan vehicle. This should be recalled, I have read so many other people who have had the exact same issues. Nissan claims it's salt damage. In the past year, I have not driven on any salty roads since having my vehicle fixed, so I can't see how it can be blamed on salt. Our winter was so warm our roads didn't even get salted the winter season after I got my muffler system fixed the first time. I've also read that Nissan - Canada is fixing it as a measure of goodwill on a case by case basis. I'd love for Nissan to fix my car too since this will be the second time I'm having to fix the exact same issue. I keep my car well maintained and this is the only issue that I've had that has been recurring with my vehicle and has been a major concern for me.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #12

Mar 082012


  • 89,700 miles
Exhaust system failure. The muffler broke off at the flange that conects it to the rest of the exhaust pipe, this was a failure of the pipe itself. The car has no other signs of rust or breakdown, but the pipe just severed at the point where it attaches to connecting flange.

- Ilwaco, WA, USA

problem #11

Jan 082012


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. While driving approximately 40 mph the contact heard a loud banging noise on the muffler. The contact exit the vehicle, inspected the muffler and noticed that it had separated from the pipe. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer nor was it repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Gambrills, MD, USA

problem #10

Nov 102011


  • 100,080 miles
Pipe from front end of muffler failed at flange weld due to: (1) mechanical strain, the muffler pipe supports the resonator by pulling the pipe tight; (2) lack of corrosion inhibition; (3) poor quality welding, the components appeared to have not been cleaned first. ==details== [1] the comparatively heavy resonator was supported at the rear only by the pipe segments between it and the muffler. This is a significant amount of mechanical force, applied to a structure not designed to handle it. [2] any car sold to parts of the usa that regularly get snow should have corrosion prevention applied to all underbody components by default. Not doing so is not only a poor business decision but also increases the likelihood of parts falling off and landing in the road. [3] welds to underbody components should be well inspected, as if they become separated parts of the vehicle may cease to function properly or depart from the vehicle entirely, resulting in a safety issue. ==final note== this form does not retain formatting, making the reports unduly difficult to read.

- Plymouth, ME, USA

problem #9

Oct 082011

Versa 4-cyl

  • miles
After 50,000+ miles the gasket and muffler had to be replaced due to poor metal and welding construction. This is the only part on the under carriage that is rusted. Seems to be a very common issue and should warrant a recall on at least the 2007 models.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #8

Feb 042011


  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that when starting the vehicle and accelerating, the vehicle would exhibit an abnormal rattling from the engine. The contact discovered that one of the mounts seemed out of place. In addition, the sunroof was inoperable and would not open. The vehicle was taken to the dealer yet the dealer was unable diagnose the engine failure and did not assist with the sunroof failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 48,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 102009


  • 700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. The contact stated since the date of purchasing the vehicle (September 25, 2007), the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous time to determine the cause of the warning light being activated. The dealer replaced the gas cap twice, the filter and the valve. The failure was corrected for a few months until recurring. The manufacturer advised the contact that a regional directory would contact her. The contact stated that the vehicle would be taken back to the dealer for further diagnosis. The failure mileage was 700 and the current mileage was 14,000.

- Kapolei, HI, USA

problem #6

Aug 192009

Versa 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. While driving 30 mph the contact noticed a clicking noise underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the coil packs were replaced; however, the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the fuel pump and catalytic converter was replaced. The failure recurred on the day the vehicle was repaired. There were no prior warnings. The failure mileage was 60000 and the current mileage was 67000. Updated 07/29/10 updated 08/03/10

- Cockeysville, MD, USA

problem #5

Mar 132008


  • 45,000 miles
My 2007 Nissan Versa keep shutting off and wont start everyday dealers have no idea what's wrong.

- Coral Springs , FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 012008


  • 40,000 miles


I purchased a 2007 Nissan Versa sl hatchback in July of 07. In mid 08 I started hearing a knock from the engine. I took it into several dealers and no one could tell me what it was caused from. Late 08 it started using oil as well, and the dealer did an oil consumption test on it to verify that it was indeed using oil. They told me then that if I can produce all my receipts from where I got my oil changed they would pursue it further. I have always done as much of my own mechanic work myself, so I do not have any receipts. At that point they told me that they would charge me to look into my engine. Also, my air pressure indicator light came on in mid 08, and they also want to charge me to take care of this problem.

- Cassat, SC, USA

problem #3

Mar 212007


  • 200 miles
Front right strut was replaced 3 times among other parts without any luck to solve the problem. Also that car has a problem with the A/C system that comes from the factory without enough freon or no freon at all.

- Cicero, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 192008


  • miles
2007 Nissan Versa hatchback. Would of been 2 years old in February. Never had a problem. 11/19 at 7:25 in the morning approx. My car stalled twice and then the engine went up in flames. Engine light and ps light came on few seconds prior to shut off. Fire dept. Came but the whole front / engine hood & windshield burnt.

- Harrison, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 052008

Versa 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,696 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle completely shut off without warning and the instrument panel lights illuminated. The air bags deployed and knocked the contact unconscious. As a result, he struck another vehicle. A police report was filed. Both the driver and contact sustained injuries. Prior to the failure, the vehicle would not crank at all. Nissan stated that someone would call the contact back, but he has yet to receive a response. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 11,696. Updated 4/23/08 the consumer stated the airbag deployed upon impact and the same thing happened with his 2006 Nissan Altima. Updated 04/23/08

- Georgetown, SC, USA

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