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Nissan Versa, Hatchback
#32 of 51 Part shortage
Sep 02, 2006 (1:02 pm)
I bought a versa SL 3 weeks ago and upon delivery I was told that the seat belt and air bags were inoperative, red dash light on. A defective module/sensor. Can't take delivery. Three weeks later the dealer reported that he received one versa and he would rob the necessary part from that one and install it on ours. They did and I asked what happened to the spare part you ordered 3 weeks ago?. They said no spares in the USA and none allocated as spares in mexico. Now folks, that is scarry.
I asked, what if it craps out again? The dealer said call us and we will tow it back . It will be impounded by fed. law.You can't drive it . Just think, I traded my Honda CRV in ,with cash back and already questioning Versa quality.Stupid me!
#33 of 51 Re: Part shortage [franko1]
Sep 06, 2006 (12:51 pm)
Parts unavailability is pretty normal for any new model. The defective parts are not a reflection of quality at this point (every car breaks down for someone somewhere sometime). Nissan would provide you with a free rental car for any periods your car was out of service.
#34 of 51 Warranty replacement
by pf_flyer HOST
Feb 23, 2007 (2:02 pm)
In 27+ years of owning Datsuns/Nissans, I've had my second ever warranty issue. One of the prest buttons onthe radio behaved as if there was no spring behind it and would stay depressed, which would effectively lock up the radio. Just got the call that the radio came in and will be replaced this coming Monday. 10 days from notification of problem to fix. Nissan and my dealer really never give me a reason to start looking seriously at other vehicles!
#35 of 51 Re: Warranty replacement [pf_flyer]
Feb 25, 2007 (8:17 pm)
Bought a new 1993 Nissan Pick-up. Sold it in 2003. 219,000 miles, original engine, clutch, and water pump! What a great vehicle.
#37 of 51 Re: Warranty replacement [lostwrench]
Dec 14, 2007 (5:26 pm)
bought a 1990 sentra new, drove it 222,000, original everything but brakes, muffler, and batter. traded in on another car.
bought 1998 200sx new, still have it, 149,000 have never done anthing to it but replace the front brakes. rear are still original
bought 2007 altima, no issues of course
With the experiences I've had, I'll keep buying nissan as long as they exist. If being on the verge of bankruptcy didn't effect the quality of my 98 200sx, nothing scares me.
#38 of 51 07 versa CVT problem
Jan 21, 2008 (9:06 am)
ok I have an 07 Versa CVT auto and I bought it because it was under 20k and would comfortably seat my 3 kids... I wanted a 6 speed but the dealer didnt have one and basically talked us into the CVT ,,,oh its so smooth youll love it never have any probs etc.....well he was right till 80k miles then my car started making theis loud humming noise took it straight to the dealer who said its stuck at 35oo rpms... no your fluid is good and full ..... 3 days later its well there is either a defect in your pully or in the belt however Nissan doesnt allow us to tear rthem down you will have to just replace the whole trannie...$5000 out of my pocket .. I cannot get Nissan to call me back their customer affairs line is a joke... so now I have a car that I busted my butt to pay off early with 5 people in the family and a $5000 repair bill coming for a car that isnt even 18 months old also we were told and it is listed on my window sticker that this car was built in TN however carfax says it was built in Mexico...... Had we know this I wouldnt have bought it at all..../I have also been reading now that Nissan has been having probs with this trannie since 06 but of course no one told us about that either.... If you want a VERSA they are awesome in all ways except for this CVT transmission especially considering that you cant have one fixed or rebuilt your only option is to replace it at almost 40% of the original cost of the car itself.... anyone else having CVT problems please email me at TATZBYQYAHOO.COM ........ yes I am taking this one to court
#39 of 51 want to clarify
Mar 20, 2008 (5:21 pm)
I wouldn't have bought this car had I known it was made in mexico NOT because it was made by mexicans but beacuse I feel it is WRONG in every way that these companies send stuff to mexico to be built in sweat factories for very little money while we here in the US then have to pay full price for it just like they payed someone here a fair wage to build it. THANX NAFTA
#40 of 51 oil change interval
Sep 21, 2008 (3:30 pm)
My 2008 versa owners manual states to change oil every three months.
i drive mostly short trips in new york state. This sounds a little often to me.
I only drive 5000 miles a year so i get my oil changed according to time not miles.
I can see this in the winter, but in the warmer months this seems to often.
what are you thoughts?
#41 of 51 Re: oil change interval [wmh1234]
Sep 21, 2008 (4:29 pm)
Old recommendations (before the better quality oils now adays, and the tighter clearance engines), would be every 3K miles. You could easily do once a year, but personally I'd do twice a year. An oil change is very cheap compared to engine replacments. Low mileage is not the greatest for engines, if they don't get the opportunity to warm up in winters and burn off any condensation. I'd get that oil out in the spring, then again change it in the fall.