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#104 of 148 Nissan Nightmare 2008 Versa Electrical problem with Hatch and ABS
Nov 06, 2009 (2:33 pm)
OK so I had a 2007 Versa and after having those horrible transmission problems and being laughed at when I said that it was the transmission ( I was told "CTV transmissions are the best and NEVER have ANY issues), ten trips to the dealership later and after having it totally die, go into limp mode 3 times and almost being hit turning left when in limp mode I took the car back. The dealership then moved me into a 2008 taking some of the costs but I still had A LOT rolled into the new lease. NOW the 08 with only 40K on it and having it for not even a year and a half is having issues. The ABS light goes on, then the hatch starts to make a sound like it is unlocking and locking itself even though NO buttons are being pushed. It even makes these noises when the car is turned off, and when its been locked and you are standing away from it. When it does this it also either seals shut or won't close and then the alam goes off. The dealership said it was a latch missalignment and said they fixed it, I didn't beleive them and the next day the same problem was happening again. This lasted for 2 months but has recently seemed to go away on its own for now, BUT then just in the past week, the first night that was -12 the car refused to start the next morning. Again took it in and they said they could find nothing wrong with it. THESE CARS ARE BAD!!!!! When I called Nissan I had NO help their customer service was horrible and my only option is to go to arbitration! Anyone else have this Nissan Nightmare????
#105 of 148 Nissan Versa Battery Problem
Feb 05, 2010 (7:58 am)
Bought 2009 Versa. Loved it until about 2 weeks ago when the battery suddenly died. It wouldn't hold a charge. They towed it into the dealership, they said there was some kind of connection part that they replaced, but that the battery was good so they didn't put a new one in. Worked fine for a week, then wouldn't start up one day. Towed it in again, we made them replace the battery, they said it was a bad battery. They said that in that year, the batteries were made before the cars and they sat for a long time, which is why there are so many complaints. Hopefully it's all good now.
#106 of 148 Re: Knocking noise under the hood of my 2009 Versa SL [mimi16]
Feb 28, 2010 (8:35 am)
I know it's been a while since you wrote this. Mine started 600 miles earlier than yours. The Dealer says they all do that and Nissan has backed them up. Both my service writer and Service manager will not contact me. Never have I been so disappointed in a vehicle, or ever felt so shamed having to drive it. I think Nissan knows they have done a bad thing. I am spreading the word!!
#107 of 148 Re: Versa problems [cathy8]
Mar 06, 2010 (6:54 pm)
Have you had problems with your hubcaps falling off?
Mar 07, 2010 (6:14 pm)
I have a new 2009 Versa, Manual shift, 1.6 sedan. Has anyone any experience towing one of these cars behind an RV? What type of hitch is installed on your Versa and can you advise a rough cost plus installation?
I have sent a similar message to Curt manufacturing and when I receive a response I'll post it here for others.
The owners manual states the car can be towed but should be started and run for two minutes after a 500 mile tow.
Thanks to all.
#109 of 148 Only had my 2010 Versa for 1 DAY and it's already making a weird noise!
Apr 02, 2010 (2:49 pm)
Hi everyone! I bought my 2010 Versa HB 1.8S last night and as I drove off the dealership's lot and turned left (from the lot), a weird "knocking" noise came from right side under the hood. It sounded like a "popopopop" sound for like 2 seconds when I hit the gas to go straight. I thought it wasn't a big deal because I drove it off the lot with ONLY 25 MILES on it so maybe it needs to be driven more. But then...it happened again this morning right after I backed out from my driveway, turned the steering wheel to go straight and hit the gas- that's when it happened. Has anyone had this problem?? I'm SO concerned because it's a brand new car and i'm already gonna have to visit their service department to get it checked out this is absurd!!!
Also, the steering wheel....it makes a squeaky sound when I'm turning it all the way when backing up into a parking spot. It almost feels as if it's too tight that it causes it to squeak. Please help me, maybe someone can tell me what this is all about and maybe it's not serious and will go away as I drive it more!!! I've only had this car for LESS than 24 HOURS and it's already making me go into the service dept and start worrying about the car. Besides, I even think that I didn't get the best deal on it but that's another topic. Thank you so in advance, and please let me know if you have an idea of what it could be.
#110 of 148 Re: Only had my 2010 Versa for 1 DAY and it's already making a weird noise! [carmenghe]
Apr 13, 2010 (6:51 pm)
I am very curious on how everything has been going on with your Versa. Did you take it back to the service department? I ask, because I too, am having the same problems. Only thing is, I have had these problems since November when I bought my car. Bad news is, these problems don't get better if you drive the car for a longer period of time, they only get worse . My car has already been in the shop 5 times. I have wrote so many letters, called so many people, and my only other option is to seek outside sources. I just feel like no one is helping me with my issues. I guess I should have bought that Mazda lol. I hope things have been better with your Versa, I wish you luck!
Jun 01, 2010 (6:10 pm)
Sold my 2007 to my daughter and picked up a 2010 6-speed on Friday. Put about 700 miles on it over the three-day weekend and got just under 36 MPG on the trip with 4 adults in the car. Differences from the 2007 6-speed: ABS, stability control, cruise, and an ipod jack. They've also made the cargo cover an option/accessory, which makes sense since we've had the one for the 2007 in the closet since around October.
Inside the glove compartment seems larger, and the door of the glove box seems a bit flatter giving even more leg room for the front passenger.
Thanks to my dealer, who we've been buying from since 1979, our out-the-door price was under $15K.
We be happy!
#113 of 148 Re: Knocking noise under the hood of my 2009 Versa SL [mimi16]
Jun 02, 2010 (8:11 am)
Reported same knocking + vibration when stopped at a light 32K miles. Dealer could not replicate problem or diagnose. Now 50K miles (all highway driving) just learned that my engine is fried. Waiting right now to see what Nissan will do for me. Used full synthetic oil but changed 10K intervals because the oil looked good and I was driving highway 110 miles per day for work. Seemed OK. FYI, Nissan says 7,500 mile oil change interval on standard oil OK.
Lesson: Keep your records of oil changes, repairs, etc. You will probably need them to defend your warranty claims.
I bought this car because I needed reliable durable economy. That's the Nissan brand image. Let's see how they do for me the customer. Will report later.