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#191 of 225 Re: Intermittent problem with acceleration [ron819]
Oct 28, 2011 (4:35 pm)
I thought I was going crazy. I just had my car towed yesterday for the same problem. This is a 2011 Versa purchased in December with only 7,200 miles. I was in city traffic going about 45 mph. I observed that each time I put on brakes, when I then tried to accelerate I had lost all power. I was able to coast to a parking lot. After putting it in park, I started the motor and it ran fine until I came to the next light - problem repeated itself. Third time I knew with rush hour traffic I could not risk my life driving this vechicle. It was towed to the dealer and this afternoon the service department at the dealership informed me they cannot reproduce the problem and haven't had such a problem in the past. I also spoke with Nissan central and they said they are unaware of such problems. The dealer will keep the car for a few more days and hopefully be able to reproduce it. I have the same fears as you and had I been in fast traffic or on the interstate, I shudder to think what could have happened to me. This was the first site I reviewed to see if others were having this problem. I will keep doing my research and pray the dealer is able to reproduce this. Mmmm - wonder if Nissan knows about this but don't want to acknowledge it?
#192 of 225 Re: Intermittent problem with acceleration [sasebo]
Oct 28, 2011 (4:51 pm)
Funny you mention about Nissan being aware of certain problems.
They count on a good percentage of customers being ignorant in automotive matters; they have a good idea what they can pass on.
They would have quite a network in North America so getting statistics together is probably a challenge but also useful in determining their attitude.
I have noticed quite a turnover in staff at the dealer where I got my versa a year ago.
#193 of 225 Re: Intermittent problem with acceleration [sasebo]
Oct 28, 2011 (5:31 pm)
Good luck with getting anything done! We ended up paying for all the repairs out of our own pocket. Once we got the engine replaced, we had to replace the transmission because Nissan has NEVER made the seal for the torque converter. I have called Nissan in Franklin, TN and left multiple messages for the "President" but they never call back.
These cars have problems and are just a piece of junk!
#194 of 225 Re: Nissa Versa Service Advisory - Fuel Pump [backy]
Nov 23, 2011 (10:27 am)
My 2007 Nissan Versa has only 27,000 miles and was told that the fuel pump is faulty. Nissan is saying they are not aware of any history on faulty fuel pumps for their Versa. However, there appears to be a problem after reading all the posts here. Can any one provide advice?
#195 of 225 Re: Intermittent problem with acceleration [ron819]
Dec 12, 2011 (5:57 pm)
Did you ever find out the problem. My 2007 Nissan Versa SL is having the same problem and it's pretty scary.
Any response would be greatly appreciated.
#196 of 225 Re: Engine knock [crown5]
Jan 05, 2012 (6:45 pm)
It is strange that you are getting this answer even when it regards engine noises.
I have had a number of problems with my 2010 Nissan Versa with CVT, - the response I get from the service guys at the dealership is that these noises and things which I consider problems due to poor quality and assembly are normal.
My Versa was made in Mexico. The Aquasalientes plant has production problems; however, it seems that Nissan wants to pass these problems onto their customers, and they just tell everyone that the noises are normal.
It has become a mantra with them, and they obviously do not care about repeat customers.
I will never buy a car from Nissan again, and I do jot recommend Nissan to anyone. Stay away from this manufacturer, - they do not know what they are doing.
Can you imagine what will happen with the Leaf? Another tin can even cheaper than the Versa lemons.
#197 of 225 Catastrophic Drive Belt Failure?
Feb 15, 2012 (10:32 am)
My 2008 Versa Sedan just quit running while driving it. Everything shut down so I had suddenly had no power to the wheels and steering and the car swerved violently as the engine quit. Lucky that I wasn't in an accident because it was a difficult maneuver to get to the side of the road safely in traffic.
I had the vehicle towed into the Nissan dealer and was told that I had a catastrophic drive belt failure and that the AC compressor was completely destroyed and that there was debris in all of the filters, and that they would have to be replaced as well. I was also told that the engine could have been quite easily destroyed if I hadn't come to a stop as quickly as I did. The vehicle has 50,000 miles on it, so there is no warranty coverage. Price to repair quoted at $1,175-.
I have a couple of questions:
1. Is this a common, or at least well-known, problem with the drive belt?
2. Is there a quality issue with the drive belt manufacturer?
2. Doesn't this seem like a serious design flaw that a high-wear part like this could fail and cause a complete loss of drivability and wreak so much damage in the engine compartment?
#198 of 225 Re: Engine knock [monti2000]
Feb 15, 2012 (10:44 am)
with less than 18,000 miles on our Versa, we were told the same thing -- its a catch all excuse for not wanting to deal with the situation - and no, they are not normal if you a sensible driver
#199 of 225 Re: Catastrophic Drive Belt Failure? [hbred]
Feb 15, 2012 (10:49 am)
My wife had the same problem 3 times -- the engine just shut down, they said nothing was wrong the first time, replaced the trans the 2nd time and on the 3rd time then replaced the ATC (computer for trans). We didn't keep that car long after that -- something was still not right as it made noises that weren't there before -- they blamed that on normal for that car --
Instead of immediately paying, I would get a local TV consumer reporter to do a report and call Nissan directly -- this a problem even if they don't want to admit it
#200 of 225 Re: Catastrophic Drive Belt Failure? [motorrider]
Feb 16, 2012 (11:15 am)
If I were having serious problems with my Versa, I wouldn't be too happy either. But let's be aware that there are hundreds of thousands of Versas on the road and they continue to sell well. All brands have some serious problems sometime. My friend's Lexus has been in for repairs three times. and one problem never completely resolved.