pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,200 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (3 reports)
2011 Nissan Versa transmission problems

transmission problem

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2011 Nissan Versa Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 192018

Versa 4 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 126,593 miles


I have had several annoying problems with this car since I purchased it - mostly just annoying but still considering what I paid for the car I shouldn't have put up with it. But the transmission going out was the last straw having been given the quote of between $2500 and $3000 to fix I said enough was enough and I purchased a new car - I'm not putting more money in this piece of crap car.

Now I'm trying to sell and of course no one is interested in purchasing once they find out the cost to repair (can't say I blame them - but I'm stuck with this car now). Doing some research it appears that later model Versa were part of a recall for this very same reason - I'm wondering if there is any such recall on the 2011 model and if so how do I go about getting this recall work done just so I can sell and get rid of this car. If anyone has any advice (and I'm not opposed to legal advice or pursing this option at this point) I'd greatly appreciate it.

I've pretty much had Nissans my entire adult life and this is the first Nissan I've had that I hated!!

- Elizabeth S., Winder, US

problem #2

Oct 132016

Versa SL I4

  • CVT transmission
  • 81,000 miles

first transmission failed at 50,00 miles. now at 81,000 miles the new transmission has failed. I have an extended warranty which Nissan says does not cover the repair because the "new" transmission they installed has only warranty for 12,000 miles. How can their repair make my warranty no good? They also added that i had failed to perform proper maintenance. Car has been properly maintained according to Nissan guidelines, however it was not performed at a Nissan dealership so I can't prove it. This CVT transmission is a lemon and nissan knows it. It is all over the internet how bad this transmission is .

- Janet B., Tujunga, CA, US

problem #1

Sep 102013

Versa Sport Automatic

  • CVT transmission
  • 48,000 miles

When transmission failed dealership replaced it because car still under warranty.

Service tech emphasized that the car was almost out of warranty.

I replied, "Well at least my transmission will be fine since it is a new one!"

He did not reply to this.

Now onto the story of the failure of this "new" transmission 15,000 miles later...

- Valerie R., Grapevine, TX, US

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