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#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 ?
#163 of 225 Re: another sucker? [jockoj1]
Feb 19, 2011 (11:54 am)
i saw the sluggish issue popping up a lot here, step on the gas, nothing happens.
i had this issue, but it was linked to leaving my car sit for two weeks with 1/4 - 1/2 tank of gas. It was about a week after I bought my car.
Water got into my gas tank, and after driving it for 30-45 minutes (and putting in gas cleaner) it fixed it.
did this at the suggestion (driving) of the dealership mechanic.
this is probably in these forums somewhere, but nissan dealerships have their servicing WAY overpriced. i got ripped off for the last time at the 30k servicing and have never gone back.
#164 of 225 Re: Has Anyone Had This Problem? [jacksan1]
Mar 22, 2011 (3:52 am)
My brands new Nissan Versa 1.8L SL CVT developed noises at 3200 km.
The CVT makes a WHINING NOISE which is most irritiating. The dealer said that this is normal for the CVT. Technical Services said that they cannot do anything about it.
The ABS braking system makes a CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK NOISE on leaving the curb. Technical Services told me that this is normal as the ABS system is calibrating itself. CLUNKING NOISES occur right after the automatic door locks kick in.
The ABS system makes a strange metal to metal CLANKING noise when stopping on ice with lots of vibration at the brake poedal. Technical Services told me that this was normal for ABS brakes. They asked me if I had hjad ABS brakes before. I told them that yes I had, and that there was never any of this metal to metal CLANKING NOISE when stopping on ice. It does not instill confidence when braking. You feel like the car is falling apart.
Another strange noise occurs from time to time where something grabs from the back of the car to teh brake pedal in the front whether or not you have your foot on the brake pedal.
GAS MILEAGE Is misrepresented in the brochure, I am getting about 1/2 of the documented gas mileage.
How can Nissan sell such shoddy product?
I am very disappointed in my purchase and in Nissan.
I would not recommend this car.
#165 of 225 Nissan Causing Stress to their Customers!
Mar 22, 2011 (4:22 am)
I haven't had time to come and look at your posts in the last few months, but here I am again.
I have dealt with Nissan Technical Services, and they are pretty lame. They told me that the WHINING NOISE with the CVT transmission is normal, and that there is nothing they can do about it. They told me that the CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK NOISES coming from the ABS system is normal, and that there is nothing that they can do about it.
The metal to metal CLANKING NOISES coming from the ABS when braking on ice is also normal, and there is nothing that they can do about it. They asked me if I had had ABS on my other cars. I have had cars with ABS brakes, and there is no metal - metal CLANKING noise when braking on ice. This thing feels like the car is going to fall apart.
Pedestrians have looked over at me and my car with the WHINING NOISE from the CVT and also with the metal - metal CLANKING ABS noise when braking on ice.
The CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK noise from the ABS self calibration has also had some pedestrians look at the car.
I been reading some of the Versa Forum posts again, and it amazes me to see that Nissan would actually allow their customers to get this pist off at them.
They have 7% DEFECTS in their production, and their Technical Services Representative told me that he was not aware of this 7% DEFECTS. I told him that the Financial Representative at my dealership had told me about this when he was trying to sell me the extended 5 year warranty.
I was glad that the Financial Representative had told me about the 7% DEFECTS, and I took the extended warranty.
Please note that other Versas which we had rented did not make these noises. Had the Versas I test drove had these noises, I would never had purchased the Versa.
My own brand new Versa was fine for the first 3200 km, - no noises. Then it began making noises in early September 2010.
Nissan needs to get with their quality program and perhaps think less of catchy marketing gimmicks like let's Shift_Innovation.
Before we innovate, can we get the basics right? - like the transmissions and the brakes???
I don't recommend this car to anyone.
What's with all the rattles and noises on a new car at 3200 km????
#166 of 225 Dealings with Nissan Technical Services/Switch to Nissan Rogue or Altima
Mar 22, 2011 (4:30 am)
Just wanted to add that when I dealt with Technical Services, they asked if I wanted to switch to the Nissan Rogue or the Altima seeing that I was not happy with the Versa.
I told them there was no point as they have had problems with engines and CVT transmissions on these models as well.
I referred them to teh edmunds.com Forum and to teh NissanVersa.org Forum where consumers can post.
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and at www.thetruthaboutcars.com
Instead of sleeping I am up at 4 am this morning worrying about these Versa Pronlems!
#167 of 225 Re: 2010 Versa SL 1.8L/Whistling CVT/alias Whistling Dixie [nileecoyote]
Apr 06, 2011 (2:33 pm)
Reall? I fail to see the connection since Cinco de Mayo is not really an observed holiday in Mexico. May 5th for most parts of Mexico (meaning excluding areas of tourism) is like our Battle of Bunker Hill. Yeah it was important, but does anyone remember and get wasted on that day? mmm, nope.
#168 of 225 Re: another sucker? [nissansucker]
Apr 22, 2011 (8:06 pm)
So what did you wind up doing? I seem to have the same problem. They say I need a new engine and they need every receipt for every oil change. We're really confused about what to do...but it does seem to be a very common problem! Hmmmm...