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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,659 miles

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2013 Nissan Versa engine problems

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2013 Nissan Versa Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 092016


  • miles


The ac stopped blowing cold due to the radiator fan not working.

- Rockledge, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 192016


  • 82,000 miles
I purchased a used car from Mr. Bill motor co in arlington, tx on pioneer parkway. The vehicle started to overheat. I called to inform Mr. Bill motors and I was told they would send it out to be looked at and let me know when it was ready for pick up. It was taken to dg's performance on pioneer parkway for repairs. About a week later the car resumed overheating, I contacted Mr. Bill motors again and they said they would send the vehicle out for repair. They sent it to longhorn transmissions. As my daughter was headed to school after the repairs were completed on I-20 in arlington, tx the car starts to overheat and stops on her, she could not drive the car. She calls longhorn and they send a tow to get her. She was told they did not place the cap on the transmission when they added fluid to it so they would take care of it. Two days later the car is heating again. I contact Mr. Bill motors again in person so they could see and with a video of what the car had been doing, they tell me they will work on it the next day. I could not drive the car from the lot, the engine light was on and I rolled into the street. Two sales men had to push the car unto the property from the street. Two days go by and I am told that it is a transmission issue that will cost me $1500 and take a week to repair from scott and he states that matt another manager is present with him. I called to discuss status update, missing items from the car to find out they were charging me $235 for the tow that longhorn transmission billed them. I explained that I had no knowledge of this charge, nor do I feel responsible for the charge. They did not put the cap on they should be responsible for the charge and that you do not charge anyone without discussing the amount with the person. I asked for the total cost of the repair and I stated I wanted to speak to the repair place. I was given a number for jeff.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 302013


  • 3,000 miles
Heat shields- undercarriage vibrate, make all sorts of noise, then crack at bolts where mounted and have to be replaced. This was done on my vehicle and unless corrected will be a continual problem. Also, the plastic, poorly made, air intake at and near air breather vibrate and clatter terribly! this car has more undercarriage and engine compartment noise than any vehicle I've owned. I might also add the engine has valve tick, which does not seem to show it's ugly head when at the dealership.

- Amelia, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 062015


  • 29,313 miles


I experienced my car shaking, revving up and then stalling at a parking lot. Upon trying to get on the freeway the car stalled on the freeway on ramp. Once starting the car, I had to depress the accelerator all the way down for the car to get up to 20 mi/hr. The car maintained this speed for 4-5 mi, suddenly the car would accelerate to 60mi/hr at which point I nearly collided into the car in front of me. Then the car proceeded to shut down completely. I arrived at the dealership and was informed there's a possible issue with the transmission. I bought my car brand new in 2013, have had routine maintenance, used top tier fuel, and have not had any major accidents, the car has less than 30K mi.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 032014


  • 20,000 miles
Last night suddenly on the highway I-95 it lost a power. To be more exact, it seemed like transmission stuck on the high (4th) gear. On parking or neutral gear positions when I press gas pedal, engine reacts and increases rpms, makes noise, etc but when on the drive position, it barely moves, like if you try to start from 4th or 5th gear. This morning I brought it to the autonation pembroke pines Nissan dealership (pembroke pines, fl). After inspection they gave me the such a surprising conclusion: Problem with tail light caused mis-functioning of transmission. And the taillight was functioning well, not damaged. But they told, his electric resistance was wrong. After replacing the tail light transmission started working. It's really very hard to believe, that misfunctioning (wrong electrical resistance) of the tail light can affect the primary functionality of the vehicle, which could really cause an accident and injuries or even loos of life. It was very fortune for me that I discovered this issue when I was taking an exit ramp I found similar histories described here and here

- Sunny Isles Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 042014

Versa 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was restarted and operated normally for approximately 5 miles before stalling a second time. The contact indicated that the failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the defect could not be duplicated and no repairs were performed. The contact also stated that the transmission erroneously engaged into neutral. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 3000.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 182013

Versa 4-cyl

  • 7,300 miles
At about 7:10am on July 18, 2013, I started the car and a bad noise came from engine. I pooped the hood and looked but found nothing visually. I took the car to the dealer the next morning and they had to keep it overnight. Three master mechanic's verified the noise and stated they have never herd this before and had no clue what was wrong. It sounds as if a ball bearing is loose in the top part of the motor and bouncing around. What is odd, is that the noise will go away once the motor is warmed up. Now the dealer is saying nothing is wrong!!!!!

- Temecula, CA, USA

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