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#192 of 242 Re: Intermittent problem with acceleration [sasebo]
Oct 28, 2011 (3:51 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 242 Re: Intermittent problem with acceleration [sasebo]
Oct 28, 2011 (4:31 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 242 Re: Nissa Versa Service Advisory - Fuel Pump [backy]
Nov 23, 2011 (9:27 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 242 Re: Intermittent problem with acceleration [ron819]
Dec 12, 2011 (4:57 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 242 Re: Engine knock [crown5]
Jan 05, 2012 (5:45 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 242 Catastrophic Drive Belt Failure?
Feb 15, 2012 (9:32 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 242 Re: Engine knock [monti2000]
Feb 15, 2012 (9:44 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 242 Re: Catastrophic Drive Belt Failure? [hbred]
Feb 15, 2012 (9:49 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 242 Re: Catastrophic Drive Belt Failure? [motorrider]
Feb 16, 2012 (10:15 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.
#201 of 242 Re: Catastrophic Drive Belt Failure? [hbred]
Feb 17, 2012 (3:48 pm)
AFAIK, the Versa has a 3 year/36k mile bumper to bumper warranty, and a 5 year/60k drive train warranty. The CVT was later updated to a 10 year/120k warranty, retroactive back to at least 2008 (I think)..
Not seeing your car, I cant say whether you would be covered or not.
What you described is not normal as far as I can tell.