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#153 of 225 2010 Versa SL 1.8L/Whistling CVT/alias Whistling Dixie
Nov 03, 2010 (3:31 pm)
I received my new Versa 1.8L SL with CVT transmission in July 2010, - brand new.
I am beginning to think that I received a lemon!
Everything went wwell until mid September 2010 when I had 3289 km on it, and I statred to notice strange noises. A whistling noise was coming from the underside of the car. This whistling noise became more pronounced when I would be decelerating coming to a stop. It is very annoying.
In addition, after statring the car, and leaving the curb, shortly thereafter, a clunking noise could be heard from underneath the car towards the back of the car.
I immediately took this car to my Nissan dealership as I leased the car from Nissan, and technically I consider it their car.
On September 12, 2010, the service department took it for a test run, and stated that teh whistling noise is normal for teh CVT transmission, and that they could not hear the clunking noise. They recommended that I continue to observe the car, and they would look at tit on teh next oil change.
It is now Nov. 3, 2010, and I took it in again to the Nissan dealership for the whistling noise and the clunk clunk noise which now shortly after the electronic locks have locked.
The President of this dealership actually took it on the test drive with me, and stated that he could not hear any noises. When the clunk produced itself he did not hear it, and he then test drove another new Nissan Versa SL with CVT transmission with me, and he heard no noises.
I stated that I was being treated as a "crazy female". He then had his CVT expert mechanic and another service manager go for a test drive with my car. I also went along and sat in the back of the car. From the back of the car, it was hard to hear any whizzing noise coming from "Whistling Dixie"; however the two service reps that came with us sat in teh front, and they said that they could hear a slight whistling noise. ---- I was told THIS IS NORMAL FOR THE CVT TRANSMISSION!
I have also started to notice the smell of antifreeze in the passenger compartment. This only happens rarely. My brother has suggested to me that it might be a very slight leak somewhere, when a drop hits the hot engine compartment, and the smell of antifreeze comes into the car.
I am now monitoring my anti - freeze level. Since September I have stopped listening to the radio bcause I must listen to all teh strange noises the car is making.
The clunk clunk noise which used to be only from the back of the car is now sometimes coupled with additional noise under the front of the car.
I am getting fed up with this car, and I am getting fed up being told that all this is normal.
The service centre is giving me the run around, wanting to confirm that my winter tires were included. The president asked that my contract be "unearthed from last July, and so it was finally ressurected.
I am not impressed with my Nissan dealership "What kind of service is this?
Nissan Japan should be ashamed of this kind of treatment of customers.
Please repond I need help!!!!
#154 of 225 Re: Nissan Versa Engine Problems [windygal1]
Nov 05, 2010 (8:07 pm)
incredible that you had to replace the engine! Did you have any whistling noise and clunk ckunck noise with your car?
#155 of 225 WHISTLING DIXIE and CLUNK CLUNK NOISE
Nov 05, 2010 (8:09 pm)
#156 of 225 Re: 2010 Versa SL 1.8L/Whistling CVT/alias Whistling Dixie [whistlingdixie]
Nov 08, 2010 (7:17 pm)
Are not the Versas made in Mexico and not Japan?
#157 of 225 Re: 2010 Versa SL 1.8L/Whistling CVT/alias Whistling Dixie [lostwrench1]
Nov 09, 2010 (7:37 am)
Yes, Versas sold in the US are made in Mexico. Perhaps everyone who has been having major problems with theirs got cars assembled on May 6th.
Not really joking, I had that happen with my first car. Had so many problems with it I made the dealer take it back.
#158 of 225 Re: Versa engine power/gearing [boksulya]
Nov 09, 2010 (1:12 pm)
cvt versa runs below 2500 rpm at 65 mph..
#159 of 225 Re: 2010 Manual Versa [boksulya]
Nov 09, 2010 (1:17 pm)
my car is a 2008 nissan versa with cvt transmission. i have 155k miles. its normal for the cvt to not accelerate after jamming really hard on the brakes that has cause a wheel 2 lock maybe. i noticed that if i slam on the brakes really hard and come 2 a stop; when i try 2 take off with my foot all the way on the floor it revs 2 about 2800rpm and stays there for about 7 seconds like the parking brake is on and then suddenly the rpms shoot to 5500rpm and takes off...! I mean idk if its normal but i think it's a cvt thing. i remember an automtive magazine testing an altima with cvt and they mentioned that after an emergency brake stop the car didnt want 2 take off again..
#160 of 225 Re: another sucker? [jockoj1]
Nov 10, 2010 (11:31 pm)
Check the forum on Altima with CVT transmission, - there are a # of posts on there re: lack of accekeration/safety with the CVT.
Why doesn't Nissan just fix there problems!!
Who wants a new lemon!!!
#161 of 225 Engine Problems
Nov 19, 2010 (8:40 am)
i have a 2007 versa sl sedan, i have 90,000 miles and love this car but unfortunately the car won't start after i drove it to my brothers house. my mechanic for 15 years said that it could be the crank or cam shaft sensor. he replaced both of them with nissan original parts but it still didn't start.... he unplugged the cam shaft or crank shaft sensor and it started running perfectly but when he plugged it back in it shut off... so he did it again then it didn't start but after a couple of tries it started again but this time he used a scanner and tried to override the sensor so he can plug it in after that was done he plugged it back in then turned on the sensor with the scanner it shut off again wtf...he told me to take it back to the dealer b/c they have the computer diagnostics to repair but for five days they had no clue what to do so on the fifth day and $400 in parts and towing and $400 in rental they want me to get a new engine i said again WTF it is a sensor part not the engine...i need help before i go crazy...i'm on my way to the dealership now to give them a peice of my mind. i will update on what happens...
Nov 20, 2010 (3:31 pm)
It seems the Nissan dealerships, who are supposed to be the experts on their own cars, are pretty clueless about anything other than replacing a wiper blade. I keep reading here about dealerships replacing engines, instead of fixing the problem. I guess competent labor is just too expensive ?