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Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,044 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2014 Nissan Versa Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 222016


  • 40,999 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Versa. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle's speed decreased to 10 mph without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The dealer was notified, but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. It was unknown if the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,999.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #10

Apr 032016


  • 51,000 miles
While driving 35 mph, Sunday, April 3 around 12:30 pm, temperature around 40 degrees, sunny conditions, no rain. The vehicle completely lost control of acceleration from the foot pedal. I was able to coast to the edge of the road without incident. The car still had half a tank of gas provided from the seller, hertz, so we put less than 100 miles since the purchase. The engine idled smoothly, the transmission was properly functioning and engaged. There was no response to any movement from on the foot pedal to the engine in any gear, including neutral and park. Again, the engine idled smoothly, the transmission engaged properly when shifted from park to drive, etc. The throttle response returned after the engine was completely turned off then turned back on. The 2014 Versa has fly- by- wire throttle, so direct linkage is not broken, this suggests either a software malfunction or an intermittent app sensor. Upon investigation on the internet, several Nissan automobiles of the same year have been recalled for similar problems. The Versa was not included in the recall. If you have any service bulletins with this reference, could you provide the service bulletin number so that I can take the car to a dealer. I feel this is potentially a very dangerous issue if it were to occur in traffic or at high speeds, therefore I have filed a report with NHTSA. I feel this potentially an accident waiting to happen. I would appreciate any support you can provide with service bulitens, or any information about the other Nissan recalls please feel free to contact me via email, I would like to have peace of mind that this vehicle will not stall in traffic I may be contacted at

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #9

Dec 262015


  • 12,200 miles
My 2014 Nissan Versa S will not exceed 23 miles per hour. It happened first on 12/26/15 and I had it towed to a Nissan dealership. They called several hours later saying the car was fine and was unable to find a problem. Today it happened again 12/28/15 I was leaving a from a doctor appointment and once again the vehicle would not go faster than 23mph. I drove the vehicle about 3 miles into the nearest Nissan dealership and had them drive it so they could see what I meant. They did drive it and said they will give me a loaner car and would diagnose more tomorrow. This is a safety hazard for sure, .

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #8

Jul 312015


  • 3,000 miles


The contact owned a 2014 Nissan Versa. While driving at approximately 10 mph, the contact was distracted by his animal in the vehicle. The contact's foot became caught under the brake pedal and the vehicle crashed into a pole. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained face and ribs injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an impound lot. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V507000 (service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #7

Sep 202015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
The contact owned a 2014 Nissan Versa. While driving approximately 15 mph uphill, the contact encountered a steep curve and crashed into a ditch. The air bags deployed. The contact sustained injuries that did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed by the insurance company. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V507000 (service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000. Updated 02/05/16 the consumer stated the tires did not hold air. Updated 02/10/16.

- Hector, AR, USA

problem #6

Jul 202015


  • 28,876 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Versa. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle independently accelerated. While the vehicle was stopped, it attempted to accelerate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 28,876.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #5

Feb 012015


  • 17,195 miles


Was stopped at red light when I saw car approaching fast behind me. Tried to accelerate, but car stalled and I was rear ended. Was taken to er.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 152014


  • 9,000 miles
There is a coolant smell coming from the engine, no noticeable signs of a leak. The main coolant tank was full but the overflow was empty. Dealer said it was a common smell with no further explanation. After filling the overflow, the smell still persists. The overflow loses about half a cup per month. No overheat or cooling problems noticed.

- Dardenne Prairie, MO, USA

problem #3

Feb 272014


  • 2,658 miles
Stopped at parking lot booth which was placed within one foot of sidewalk, preventing straightening of front wheels, which were turned to the left following a left turn into the lot. After payment through passenger window, I placed a foot on the accelerator resulting in sudden unexpectedly rapid acceleration and a lurch of the car to the left with almost immediate impact with a concrete cylindric post placed opposite the risen entrance gate within 2 feet of the front of the previously stationary car. The force was such to bend the rim of the front L wheel, striking of my head against the windshield, and the fracture of 2 metatarsals likely from impact with the brake.

- West Newton, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 212014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Versa. The contact while driving 45 mph, her foot became stuck preventing her from stopping the vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear end of another vehicle. The contact sustained injuries to the right toe and scratches to the left shoulder. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 70,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 08-20-14 updated 08/27/2014... updated 03/19/15 updated 6/18/2015

- Blounts Creek, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 052014

Versa 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 560 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that while turning at various speeds, the vehicle lost acceleration power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the failure could not be duplicated or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 560. Updated 06/10/14 MA the consumer stated there was a hesitation when accelerating from a stopped position or when slowly accelerating. Updated 07/23/14

- Michigan City, IN, USA

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