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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,667 miles

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2012 Nissan Versa Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 022013

Versa 4-cyl

  • 81,400 miles


Nissan Versa 2012. This is my second cvt transmission replacement. I received the first transmission replacement in December 2013 and it has broken again in May 2014. The vehicle got stuck in gear and would not shift. It accelerated and decelerated without my foot on the gas pedal. The vehicle made front end noises and pops like it was going to fall apart. It's very unsafe to drive. The airbag and check engine lights came on. I took my car to the dealer and got the run around. Don' T know what caused the problems and need more time to run test. The second transmission is under warranty and the dealer gave me every excuse to not fix my car. I was told, by the dealer, after seven days of waiting on repairs, that they (dealer) were waiting for a response from Nissan headquarters to run test. Fix my vehicle and run all the test you want but not at my sacrifice. The dealer said that they could not help me with a rental until Nissan gave the dealer an answer as far as what test to run and if to repair the vehicle, which is under warranty. The dealer just said, sorry but we can't do anything. It wasn't until nine days later that the dealer gave me a rental car, only, after my dad lit the fire. I was inconvenienced getting off work, very late hours, with no transportation. I informed the dealer about my late night dangerous experiences. It should not take, let's see, I'm on day twelve as of this complaint to fix a warranty problem. These cvt transmissions have been a long, ongoing problem with Nissan. This is a nightmare for all Nissan owners and Nissan should be held accountable for knowing about these issues and ignoring their issues. Nissan puts the blame on the car owners so that they can pay. This is wrong. Very disappointed in a reputable company. No longer reputable for me.

- Unknown, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 292012

Versa 4-cyl

  • 7,600 miles
On Sept 29th at or around 3:45pm my family and I were driving to a swim meet on highway 60 in mesa, AZ. About 5 miles into the trip I heard a hissing sound coming from the ac system and a minute later we had no ac pumping through. When I took it to the dealer that Monday (assuming it was covered by warranty) I was told a rock had hit the condenser in such a way that it caused the system to need repair and that was not covered. I asked if this was a common incident and was told it has occurred before. In fact it was a design flaw. The dealership was to charge $700 plus. I was flabbergasted!!! my thoughts were if I was to pay to have this repaired-it could happen again and again and again. Much to expensive a repair to not have someone made aware that this is wrong!!! Nissan should have a protective screen in place (or something done)to avoid this in the future or warn consumers of this.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 292011

Versa 4-cyl

  • 1 miles
The Nissan dealers say that the change of speed in this car cannot be felt, and so does the tv commercial. It isn't true. It is a danger in the streets. Everytime I go to the expressway I have to make sure that there isn't a car any close to be able to enter because when you try to speed a bit, it restrain itself and I already got scared with this experience. Even when you are in the city and you try to speed a bit to change lane, you can feel that in most of the cases it won't let you do it inmediately. I don't know how this car have been approved with 5 stars by the american government as the dealers say. Besides, the driver's seat belt won't go all the way, and you can see that after few blocks driving, it loose a bit more. I bought this car for my teenage daughter, but I cannot put this danger in her hands. I hope I get advisors that help me to get my money back or to be able to change this car and not loosing 5000 as the Nissan proposed me. Unfortunately I cannot afford it anymore.

- Miami, FL, USA

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