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#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.
#202 of 242 Re: Nissa Versa 2010 Brake ABS issues [versa2010sucks]
Mar 01, 2012 (3:06 pm)
Several times when the road was wet my Nissan Versa also felt like the breaks locked up and I slid for a second. It is scary. I just bought this car used with 17,000 miles on it. It is a 2010. I am going to contact the dealer.
Mar 01, 2012 (6:45 pm)
Managed to pry info out of dealer on what I thought was valve noise all along.
They claim it's noisy injectors. Now Nissan is not promoting use of gas additives but int his case it makes sense to use. The vehicle was built in may and not sold till mid august. With todays fuel life in summer specially in Mexico I wonder about gumming and resulting sticking of components.
Will keep posted.
#204 of 242 Battery Replacement at 11, 000 km on Top of all the other problems
Mar 02, 2012 (10:48 am)
On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2011, my car would not start as it was - 15 degrees. The service man came, and gave me a boost, told me to run the car for 1 hour before turning it off.
Naturally my host was waiting for us. We were late, and everyone was waiting for us.
The battery continued to die throughout the holidays, and finally in early January 2012, I brought it to my dealership.
They replaced the batter, and told me that I had to pay for a portion as the battery is not part of the drive train warranty, - even though I have paid an extra $1400 for the extended drive train package over 5 years.
This car is most irritating, and the mileage is now about 1/3 of what is listed on the brochure.
Even my service manager, has a Versa, and he admitted that his mileage is also the pits, and that there is nothing that the dealership can do.
I told him that the dealership should have Nissan repair these cars. Clearly Aquasalientes in Mexico is building cars that should stay in Mexico. These vehicles are not meant for heavy North American winters.
I am still having all of the other problems. Nissan's mantra is that these are normal.
#205 of 242 Re: Intermittent problem with acceleration [ron819]
May 17, 2012 (8:39 am)
FINALLY! After MONTHS and at least FOUR VISITS to the Nissan Staunton Dealership in Staunton, Virginia - and them not being able to recreate or see the issue since it comes and goes - you have described EXACTLY the SAME PROBLEMS my 2008 Nissan has been going through. I am going to email this link to Corey, their Nissan Service Manager, as soon as I can reach him and get his email address. He will finally be glad to understand this very serious SAFETY problem I've been going through, but it has been so intermittent. It happened a few months ago and now THIS WEEK it is happening again. With this and the possible brake switch problem, maybe this is the fix! My car currently has just over 98k miles too. SEVERAL VISITS resulted in them not finding anything wrong, too. Nissan Corporate has heard from me too and their Techline has been useless so far - inability to even see the codes on the computer (I doubt the codes are coming up) but this is the Toyota acceleration problem in reverse. Imagine making a left turn on a busy highway and this happens - YES, happened to me again last night. Thanks for explaining this, it is EXACTLY my same issue!