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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,292 miles

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2007 Nissan Versa steering problems

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2007 Nissan Versa Owner Comments

problem #12

Jul 252015


  • 115,000 miles


Lower ball joint on driver's side broke, causing front wheels to splay.

- Riverton, UT, USA

problem #11

Jun 022015


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that the battery light illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer stated that the error codes indicated that the drive control unit and steering control unit failed. The failure had been ongoing for a year. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Salsbury, MD, USA

problem #10

Jun 152013

Versa 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Popping noise heard in suspension and felt in steering column during left and right turns at slow speeds. Per Nissan dealership its because of a defective upper strut bearing, per the tsb's and complaints listed it could range from a number of issues including the intermediate shaft and linkage. The suspension on this vehicle has some serious issues that need to be addressed.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #9

Apr 012007


  • 2 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that while turning the steering wheel it made a clunking noise that sounded as metal rubbing against metal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer replaced the tires wheels spacer; however the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who diagnose that the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2 and the current mileage was 61,511.

- Camarillo , CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 012012

Versa 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Vehicle intermittently starting making thumping sound and resistance squeaking when turning right at 28K miles. Would only do so when warmed up. At approximately 36K became progressively worse. Fear there will be a near future steering loss due to defective steering in this vehicle. Expect problem with steering assembly. Purchased car new in 2009 from another Nissan dealer. Local Nissan service oiled on 3 Aug 12. Worked for a few days and now is much worse. Nissan North America gave claim number, but will not provide assistance. I read online this is likely a manufacturer defect and should be a full recall. Local Nissan dealer claims they are not aware and told me I would be required to pay $400 or more to fix. Car recently went out of warranty at 36K and issue was known prior to expiration and reported. Nissan dealers are independent and obviously not held to a corporate service standard, or they would of fixed it by now. I have read that this issue has led to various crashed with the same make/model and year of car.

- Hobe Sound, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 052012

Versa 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Took the car in for oil change and was told that the rack and pinion is bad. I listened to the noise and that sounds correct. After the part was replaced the steering makes more noise, clanks and stutters at low speed turning. Mechanic now says replacement part will cost twice as much as Nissan has a VIN specific part. Checked the message board and now see this is a common problem for Versa's '07 to '10.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #6

Mar 032009


  • 30,000 miles


2007 Nissan Versa always pulls to the left, alignment problem.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 102010

Versa 4-cyl

  • 26,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that when attempting a right turn at any speed, there was an unusual grinding noise coming from the steering wheel. The vehicle was not taken for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 26,500. Re-mailed 11/19/10. Updated 12/03/10. Updated 11/23/11 the consumer also stated the strut bushing were defective. Updated 11/30/11

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 082010


  • 30,000 miles
On June, 2008 I purchase Nissan Versa from an insurance auction. The damages on the vehicle were on rear end, and front bumper was missing. No damages on the front. I personally fixed the body damages and present the vehicle to salvage inspection. The vehicle successfully passed the test and was registered with restore salvage title. Odometer was showing little over 12000mi. The first 1000mi. I didnżT have any problems. When the vehicle reached about 13000mi. I noticed a clunking and knocking noise in the front end of the vehicle and I felt it in the steering wheel. The noise was coming from passenger side. All these issues are acting when the vehicle is driving slowly and making right turn going up on the driveway or down on the driveway. I asked the dialer if the car is still covered with manufacture warranty although it has restore salvage title. The answer clearly no. I did some research on the net for recalls and surprisingly I found forums which discuss the same problems. Despite numerous complaints on the net and even after the dealer acts and tries to fix the vehicles by replacing multiple parts and components the problem are still existing. All this is very disappointing and I donżT see any reasons to visit the dealer and trust them to fix it. I didnżT see any recall information for the problems listed above. IżM european certified mechanic and IżM working with different vehicles, but Iżve never seen such a problem! I inspected my vehicle multiple times and could not find any reason for this noise. Today 07/08/2010 two years after I first notice this problem the noise is much louder. I still canżT find any reason for this noise. It seems like Nissan dealers donżT have clear answer which part causes this noise. Please take all this into consideration and investigate further this issue. Please note there has not been accident with this vehicle yet because of the written above. To fill this complaint I'm putting today's date.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Mar 262009


  • 32,000 miles
On or about March 26th 2009 I reported a complaint to the local Nissan service department about a clunking and knocking noise in the front end of the car and felt in the steering wheel, the vehicle had less than 32,000 miles at the time. This was not my first attempt to get this issue looked at, but it was the first time they acknowledged a problem. After at least 6 trips to the service department for repair attempts, struts, strut mounts, strut bearings on the left and right side, the problem would not go away. They eventually placed large metal washers between the sub frame and cross brace support because they stated that the sub frame bushings had sagged, or where improperly installed at the manufacturer. Now the steering feels loose and the only way I can describe it is it feels as if the steering column is separating when taking turns over uneven road surfaces.

- Neosho, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 172009


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. While driving 25 mph, the contact suddenly noticed that the vehicle began to stall. Neither the brakes nor the power steering were operable. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle on the opposite side of the road. There were no injuries, but a police report was filed. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 38,000.

- Titusville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012007


  • 10,000 miles
My vehicle has been in the shop repeatedly for the front end "popping" when turning right. The right strut and bushing, rack and pinion, and sway bar has been replaced. This vehicle still has a quick "pop" which can be felt in the steering wheel when initially turning right. I fear something may fail when driving and loss of control may occur. This has been an ongoing problem that even Nissan cannot seem to fix. I have complained to Nissan about this issue and as you can see they have replaced numerous parts. I don't know what else to do.

- Shelbyville, TN, USA

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