really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,940 miles

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2012 Nissan Versa seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Nissan Versa Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 282016


  • 51,220 miles


I would like to report that I purchased a Nissan Versa on April 5, 2015. The night I drove it home I noticed a few problems: First: The seat belt light stays on unless both front seats are buckled even if the drive is the only person in the vehicle. This is cause for the vehicle to not pass state inspection and the dealership I bought it from is telling me they took the car to two different Nissan dealerships and this is proper function for the Nissan Versa. The mechanic from the inspection station and I each called Nissan dealerships as well and each of the dealerships we spoke with said this is in fact incorrect and needs to be fixed. Second: The car is not accelerating or shifting (atleast that is how I described it). I tried to merge into traffic and RPM's moved way up but the car hesitated to move forward once it started to move I had to put on the brakes because traffic was too close. I drove it to West Virginia with my young sons in tow and it could not keep up with the flow of traffic and continued to get worse the longer we were on the road or on an incline. The speed limit was 70 mph on interstate 70 and it took a long time to get up to speed. When there was an incline (we were in the mountains) the RPM's would go up to 4,000- 4,500 but the car would stay at 60 mph and lose speed. The dealership called me and was very condescending letting me know they could find no problems with the car. They will not even fix the seat belt warning light even though I can not get my hard tags for the car.

- Earleville,, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 282012

Versa 4-cyl

  • 2,600 miles
My complaint is that the side impact airbags did not deploy at all nor did the driver's seat belt engage. The incident occurred on my usual way to work. While driving the car through a T intersection and making a left turn, my car was struck by a second car that ran the red light. I was traveling about 20 to 25 mph. I was able to slam on the brake but not much else. The second car impacted the left side front wheel well area which resulted in injuries to myself and front passenger. As stated in the police report, it happened around 3:00 pm with clear weather and a dry road surface. The car was bought near the end of may of 2012.

- Miami Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 292011

Versa 4-cyl

  • 1 miles
The Nissan dealers say that the change of speed in this car cannot be felt, and so does the tv commercial. It isn't true. It is a danger in the streets. Everytime I go to the expressway I have to make sure that there isn't a car any close to be able to enter because when you try to speed a bit, it restrain itself and I already got scared with this experience. Even when you are in the city and you try to speed a bit to change lane, you can feel that in most of the cases it won't let you do it inmediately. I don't know how this car have been approved with 5 stars by the american government as the dealers say. Besides, the driver's seat belt won't go all the way, and you can see that after few blocks driving, it loose a bit more. I bought this car for my teenage daughter, but I cannot put this danger in her hands. I hope I get advisors that help me to get my money back or to be able to change this car and not loosing 5000 as the Nissan proposed me. Unfortunately I cannot afford it anymore.

- Miami, FL, USA

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