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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,118 miles

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2012 Nissan Versa electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Nissan Versa Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 202014


  • 24,470 miles


Lights flicker on and off when driving. Will no longer come on. Only the use of high beams is possible.

- Port Monmouth, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 142013


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, a strong burning odor and smoke was emitted inside the vehicle. The vehicle was moved to the shoulder then exited at which time the entire vehicle became engulfed in flames. The fire department extinguished the flames and informed the contact that the fire was contributed to electrical failures. The vehicle was towed to an independent shop for further investigation. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Allison Park , PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 172012


  • 12,000 miles
I rented a 2012 Versa hatchback this week. Upon driving the vehicle I discovered that the turn signal indicators were not working. I reported this to the rental Agency and was told that this model does not have indicators. I drove the car for 3 days and found that it had no turn or high beam indicators. These are basic safety devices to inform the driver of the these functions. These cars should not be allowed on us roadways. According to what I read in a document published by the U. S. dot these are required, so I wonder how these vehicles are allowed in the U.S. the document is publication number tp-108-13. Please advise about this.

- Justin, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 022012


  • miles
2012 Nissan Versa. Consumer writes in regards to several issues with vehicle and quality the consumer stated the defroster was a major concern. In order to turn on the defroster, he must turn the knob to defrost, but also slide the horizontal switch underneath the dash to defrost as well. Then, he had to turn the driver and passenger side vents toward the glass, all while operating the vehicle. The defroster worked fair at best. It only eliminated about half the fog on the front windshield and none on the rear windshield and side windows. Half the time, when the consumer attempted to turn off the vehicle, the key did not want to come out of the ignition. He would have to jiggle the key and the shift knob to get the key out. The auto door locks did not unlock when he put the vehicle in park. The vehicle had to be turned off in order for the auto doors to unlock. Also, the transmission would emit a loud bang, when the consumer put the vehicle in reverse.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

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