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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,502 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Nissan Versa Note brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Nissan Versa Note Owner Comments

problem #10

Mar 162016

Versa Note

  • 28,000 miles


The air bad did not deployed in time there was few second delay which caused my daughter to hit her head on steering wheel and then went off. Also the breaks she had delayed timing to hit the break like her foot was stuck or something which delayed stopping.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #9

Dec 012014

Versa Note

  • 3,000 miles
As I was slowly coming to a stop at a light my brakes began to pulsate. They did not make any strange noises. I came to a complete stop and was waiting for the light to change when all of a sudden the brake pedal released slightly and I began to roll slowly forward, so I pressed harder on the brakes and stopped. This was a new car at the time so I thought perhaps I just didn't have my foot on the brake hard enough, although I knew the pulsating was not normal. Ever since this incident the pulsating brakes as I'm slowly coming to a stop happens intermittently. However, the brakes releasing while I'm at a stop happens often, especially when I run the air conditioner. I notice that when I'm at a stop and the air conditioner kicks on, the brakes will often release and I have to press down harder to keep the car from rolling forward. I have read similar complaints and I know the investigation regarding this issues has been closed, but I'm telling you, something is not right with the brakes in this car.

- Capistrano Beach, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 102014

Versa Note

  • 41,000 miles
While traveling out a country road, I was coming up to a stop sign at the bottom of a hill. When I made an attempt to stop, I had no brakes what so ever. I could see that there was no traffic coming from either direction so I made an attempt to make the turn on to the roadway but had no steering either. With no way to control the car I ended up going straight through the stop sign, across the road, through a tree stump and into the side of an abandoned house. With the impact the airbags did not come out even with an impact great enough to cause suspension damage along with other major body and structural damage to the front and passenger side of the car. This is the second time with this vehicle the air bags did not come out, the first is when my husband hit a deer head on at 55mph and air bag sensors had to be replaced due to them being triggered. About a week before, I lost power steering while making a low speed turn but car quickly recovered. The dash and radio has flashed several times on and off and while attempting to accelerate from a stop the car acts as if it has no power and shutters before finally picking up speed. The dealerships service department stated that there is nothing wrong with the car and would send us on our way and when asked about the non air bag deployment they just stated that sometimes it happens, well now it has happened twice.

- Pedro, OH, USA

problem #7

Aug 012014

Versa Note 4WD

  • 20,000 miles


While using the air conditioning compressor (A/C, defroster) the car while at a stop, or while driving at slow speeds under 10 M.P.H. will cause the car to surge forward unexpectedly. I can have my foot firmly pressing the brake pedal down, and can feel the vehicle struggling to move forward against me. Anyone with size 10 shoe and above (men) foot becomes trapped in accelerator area. Cruise control constantly fails to hold proper speeds, and varies from 10 mph + or - above intended speed while on a flat non incline surface.

- Southbridge, MA, USA

problem #6

Jul 212014

Versa Note

  • 173 miles
Car surges forward after stopping. Its like the transmission has jumped forward. If your foot isn't firmly on the brake, it could hit a car in front. It does it almost all the time. Windshield washers aim very low, with no adjustment to raise them up.

- Mckean, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 052014

Versa Note 4-cyl

  • 700 miles
Engine, brakes and shifter this is the correct VIN [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 052014

Versa Note

  • 700 miles


Making noise when stopping.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 052014

Versa Note

  • 700 miles
While at a stop the brake peddle stills sinks lower to floor. Brakes making noise.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #2

May 052014

Versa Note 4-cyl

  • 350 miles
My vehicle, unless I'm an exerting more pressure than necessary on the brakes, will lurch forward when the air conditioner fan kicks on. If I'm not consciously paying attention to pressing hard on the brake, the car will start to drift forward even at a standstill. The brakes do not brake smoothly. It is not a gradual smooth stop, it feels like slamming on the brakes with every stop.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 012014

Versa Note

  • 400 miles
This was just a rental vehicle, but this problem was serious enough that I feel it necessary to report. There is a recessed well above the accelerator that traps your foot. Several times while driving this vehicle, I would attempt to pivot my foot on its heel off the accelerator over to the brake, only to find my foot trapped in the recessed space above the accelerator. I would then have to relax my foot and pull it back in order to release my foot and move over to the brake. This delayed braking time several times unless I was consciously paying attention to avoid getting my foot trapped. I wear a size 12.5 shoe, but that's not inordinately large.

- Marlborough, MA, USA

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