really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,792 miles

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2012 Nissan Versa miscellaneous problems

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2012 Nissan Versa Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 032016


  • 33,846 miles


I like to know. How they sell a car. Supposedly new 2012. And less then 4yrs had people contact me for additional money for warranty on air conditioner. As if they knew air blows in this model. Dont have money to pay mechanic.. an could you let me know if this car was a recall. 100 degree weather.. did they sell me a lemon..

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 062016


  • miles
I have a 2012 Nissan Versa with a shift knop problem I looked it up and it says it has a recall on this. I called the Corp office to ask about the recall and she says that my car does not have the parts from the same part maker in the recall. I am having the same problem so why cant they fix my car

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #9

Apr 072016


  • miles
Tamara recall. Coil spring may corrode and make cause rush crash.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 122016


  • 57,200 miles


I was driving and while the vehicle was in motion I inadvertently bumped into my gear shifter handle and my car shifted into reverse without the break being depressed or applied. I almost had an car crash/accident with the person directly behind me. In March of 2016 I contacted Nissan North America, Inc. About this issue but they are not acknowledging that this is a safety defect. My car has aprroxametly 57,470 miles as of 03/30/2016 and Nissan North America is refusing to repair this dangerous defect free of charge because my vehicle was not on any Nissan or nhsta campaign recall lists. The referenced nhsta campaign recall id number associated with my vehicle issue is id: 12V032000 voluntary safety recall campaign 2012 Versa sedan shift selector campaign id: PM253 applied vehicles 2012 Versa(N17) applied transmission cvt

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 202016


  • 24,100 miles
Cracked heat shield below center console, underneath the car per Nissan repairman! I noticed that when going over bumps that I would a rattle noise coming from the center console area, and I could feel cool air also in that area!

- San Diego, CA, USA

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problem #6

Dec 182015


  • 66,000 miles
12/18/2015 driving the 2012 Nissan Versa sv on I-380 to us 101 during traffic hours. The car is at normal operating temperature. The car was going uphill, stepped on gas pedal, the RPM will no goes up neither the car move. The RPM will goes up in P or N only. Auto shop told me, when transmission gets hot. It will be not functioning correctly. Really happened to the car on the incident day, the car shift slow and vibrate a a lot. At higher speed with cruise control on or stable speed the RPM will goes from 2000-5000 up and down there is no any check light on the car. It was scary and dangerous.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 152016


  • 70,000 miles


I pulled up to a pump at a gas station, got out and went in the store to get a drink. Came back out and my car had locked up. The steering and brakes were both locked. Thank god I wasn't in motion when this happened. The car would not accelerate. I cut the car off and let it sit there before trying to start it again. It cranks but never turns over. There is a battery light, brake light, ps light and oil light on the dash. I researched it and everything indicated a bad alternator. I bought a Nissan alternator and put it on. Still never turned over. The fuel pump runs and I put some starting fluid into the throttle body and it started but died after a five seconds. Every Nissan dealership tells me they don't know what the problem is. Its my only car, I'm flat broke and I am walking 2 hours to work every day so I don't lose my job. I need to know what's wrong.

- Selma, NC, USA

problem #4

Nov 302015


  • miles
Car squeakes when going over speed bumps or uneven road. Have already had transmission replaced and check engine light came on 4 different times for the mass air flow. My car has only 57,340 miles on it. When their was recall for the transmission, my car VIN was not included in the recall but, ended up having to be replaced."?????"

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 032015


  • 65,000 miles
I owned a 2012 Nissan Versa and was involved in a traffic accident on July 3 2015, relating to the recall issued August 2015. The issue involved my inability to stop my vehicle from a collision when my shoelace got caught on the center console. The inability to apply the brakes caused my vehicle to enter on coming traffic, and was involved in an accident. The result was a total loss of my vehicle.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 092013


  • miles
Car max dealer didn't really know.I think he said something about the finish, I'm. it sure. It was nothing about the insides of the car I just want to take care of it asap. N/a at Nissan I just bought it at car max I schaumburg I don't know I was told to contact you then go get it fixed at Nissan.

- Belvidere, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 152015


  • 66,562 miles
The engine light is on. There is hesitation between 20-30 mph. I had a diagnostic test performed and was told: System: Transmission, part number: 31036-3aa6B, dtc: P0740, detailed info: Torque converter

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

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