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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,312 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Nissan Versa Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 042015


  • miles


I closed the passenger side door and the air bag from the door exploded. Just that easily.

- Lansing, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 042014


  • 33,000 miles
Left turn signal dims or goes out completely when atmospheric moisture is present (rain/cold). Nissan dealership fixed as "bulb issue, " but issue persists. Nissan appears unable to diagnose cause. Driver concerned of potential safety implications due to problematic signal.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 042014

Versa 4-cyl

  • 8,400 miles
This vehicle had an electrical problem. The entire electrical system would randomly shut down, killing all gauges, lighting, power steering and etc. Multiple visits to the dealership brought "unable to duplicate" responses and no attempt to repair. Nissan dealership recommended to drive the vehicle until the stated problem could be displayed at the dealership (note that a car cannot drive without a working electrical system). When vehicles electrical system shut down the final time a fire was ignited under the hood. The car was soon engulfed in flames. It is a total loss. Video of burning car can be seen here:

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Jan 202014

Versa 4-cyl

  • 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 #2

Jul 182013

Versa 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
I put my car into reverse and was unable to depress the brake pedal and had to put the car in park to get it to stop while nearly hitting another vehicle. The low lights also have to available settings but one doesn't work so it stays the same no matter which one you put it on. Also why would I have an oil leak at 35,000 miles. My whole transmission apparently needed to be changed due to a broken or missing cap.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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problem #1

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

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