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#1 of 225 Nissan Versa Problems
Jan 28, 2007 (8:09 pm)
I just purchase a 2007 Nissan Versa in October at 400 miles I started hearing a noise from the engine when the car is idle in gear stopped and the brake is applied. From inside the car is sounds like a constant rattle. I took it to the dealership and they can't figure out what the problem is because this is all new to them. Is anyone else having this problem?????? It's almost like something is loose and when the engine vibrates it's making the rattle it can get very loud a times. It's now at 4000 miles and they still can't figure it out.... Anyone else across the country having or had the same problem?
#2 of 225 Re: Nissan Versa Problems [sschw]
Jan 31, 2007 (8:09 am)
Two things to remember when buying a car at 400 miles are:
1. Why was the seller getting rid of the car (i.e. accident, drove it crazily.
2. Maybe the clutch has been worn down, mostly because the rattling could be the clutch hitting the transmission, or could be the engine connection (the power convertor) loose because of an accident. Either way, take it to the dealership and ask them to take a look at the frame and the clutch.
#3 of 225 Re: Nissan Versa Problems [carenthusiastv]
Jan 31, 2007 (7:22 pm)
I purchase the brand new.. The car had 25 miles on it. It was not used! The noise started at 400 miles.
#4 of 225 Re: Nissan Versa Problems [sschw]
Feb 03, 2007 (10:00 pm)
I had a different problem but similar to yours. My Versa would make a clunk sound when i go over a bump or on rough surface. It sounds like it's coming from the front somewhere. Dealer couldn't locate it because the sound comes once in a while.
#5 of 225 Re: Nissan Versa Problems - Update
Feb 04, 2007 (8:43 pm)
Well, it's still at the dealership... It's been there since Thursday. It's now Sunday... They thought it was the engine mount. They ordered the part, had it shipped overnight and installed it on Friday.....and the noise is still there!!!! I guess I will get an update on Monday. They are trying to call down to the Nissan Versa Engineers in CA..., but the Engineers are not returning the Dealership's phone calls... I hope they can locate this problem... It sounds like they are having trouble because the car is so new to the market. They gave me rental car.. I know the Dealership is trying their best.... I will keep you update...
#6 of 225 Re: Nissan Versa Problems - update [evil200000000]
Feb 07, 2007 (10:19 am)
I picked up the Versa last night. Dealer said the problem was fixed. They replaced one engine mount and another one was not sitting correctly. They tightened up the mounts. I drove it home and no noise when I stopped at the lights. However, this morning the car was cold. I drove it to the top of my hill and stepped on the brake and the noise is back! Depressing! I drove it to the next red light and the noise is still there. When the car heated up and stopped, the noise was not there. It is going back to the Dealership Thursday night. They want the car when it is cold. I hope they can find out what the problem is. It is not happening all the time now.. It is just when the engine is cold. Are they sure, it doesn't have anything to do when the brake is applied? It only happens when the brake is applied? Any suggestions? I will keep you posted...
#7 of 225 Re: Nissan Versa Problems
Feb 07, 2007 (6:20 pm)
Sorry to read your Nissan Versa french-mobile is causing you grief.
Nissan should never have been allowed to sneak Renaults back into our country.
Next time remember...
#8 of 225 Re: Nissan Versa Problems - update [sschw]
Feb 08, 2007 (12:53 am)
you know your problem is very similar to mine now. The sound only comes when the car is cold ( when the temperature blue light is still on) i dont think its the brake. My ally is terrible and i would go slowly down, i would hear the noise. From what i can hear on the inside, it sounds like the noise is coming from the left suspension or shock. My car would pull slightly to the left, so i took the car back for service and they changed the strut bar and had a wheel alignment. By today the noise is still there. keep me up to date of what is going on with your car.
#9 of 225 Versa windshield washer problem
Feb 12, 2007 (2:23 pm)
I purchased the Versa this summer and it has been ok. Wind shield washers seemed a little anemic, but worked. I live in Michigan, as soon as it started getting cold washers stopped working. Dealer said I put plain h2o and they froze. I didn't.
Recently did a trip to Colorado and back on 80. Could have gotten killed, washers barely worked. I filled with the good to 20 bellow washer fluid I use in other vehicles and dealer says that will still freeze. Right now their attitude seems to be, too bad its not a good design and I guess the washers won't work when its cold out. Has anyone else had this problem? This is a real safety hazard. If this is the best they can do I want to get rid of the car.
#10 of 225 Re: Nissan Versa Problems - update [evil200000000]
Feb 12, 2007 (8:49 pm)
I wanted to give everyone an update. The car went back to the dealership again! They can't fix it. They have tried.. They are calling in a Nissan Field Engineer now from the New England Area... The gave the Engineers measurements over the phone. The noise is now happening again when the car is warm. Stop at a light, press the brake and push the window button and the noise starts up.! Hate this! They are calling me tomorrow to schedule for me to bring it back again... When the Engineer is coming to RI. I will keep everyone posted. Wish me luck! I just want the noise to go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!