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#32 of 242 Re: Tricky Ignition???? [dtownfb]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jun 07, 2007 (3:21 am)
I recall hearing something about cell phones and key fobs, but it's not a Versa issue. A quick search turned up a couple of news items...
Drivers of some Nissan and Infiniti vehicles are finding their "intelligent keys" and cell phones just don't mix.
An incoming call can erase an electronic key fobs' programming, rendering some 2007 Nissan Altimas or 2007 Infiniti G35 sedans immobile.
Nissan North America is telling owners to keep their phones and fobs at least one inch apart at all times. The plastic keys use radio technology called near-field communication, which allows a driver to unlock and start the car while the fob is in a purse or pocket.
Nissan says some cell phones, if touching the key while sending or receiving a call, may alter the key's electronic code. When that happens, the key cannot be reprogrammed.
#33 of 242 Re: Tricky Ignition???? [pf_flyer]
Jun 07, 2007 (11:59 am)
Thanks for the info, but unfortunately, I do not have the Intelli-Key system.
It's weird, but it seems to be more prevalent when the car has been sitting out in the sun for a long period of time.
Taking it to the dealer tomorrow. The car is brand new and I'm going to be a little upset if it's the starter already. Hopefully it's just a wiring issues.
My husband checked under the hood and noticed the cover over the battery "bolts" (for lack of better term) was not on snuggly?
#34 of 242 Re: hmmm [harrychezt]
Jun 09, 2007 (3:36 pm)
I would say the vast majority of versa owners are quite satisfied with their cars, and most have not experienced any problems. Every make and model of car will have its lemons. But the versa is a completely new vehicle, and some design and/or assembly problems are bound to show up. Thats a risk you take when you buy a fist ever car, or redesign of an old one. If you realy like the car a lot, and can wait a few months, you might consider holding out for the 2008 model. It should be for sale no later than sept.
Jun 10, 2007 (2:55 am)
"But the versa is a completely new vehicle, and some design and/or assembly problems are bound to show up."
The Versa's not completely new. It's uses a Renault platform that's been out for a few years. The engines new but the Japanese have been building 1.8 four bangers for decades with few problems so it's not like they need to re-invent something.
The rest of the vehicle is new and that's where the problems seem to be. These problems can be fixed on the fly so outside of a major inconvenience for a few unlucky owners, the rest of us should be good to go. Folks who buy the first several thousand of any vehicle should get rebates for being beta testers. If a new problem crops up, ya get it fixed and a check for your time. Ain't gonna happen but I like the idea.
#36 of 242 Re: hmmm [bikedorian]
Jun 10, 2007 (4:48 am)
My guess would be most of the problems are probably in assembly, not design. getting the assembly plants to correctly asseble a car to specs for the fist time has got to be a challenge.
#37 of 242 Re: Nissan Versa: Engine start problem [bibik]
Jun 13, 2007 (5:45 pm)
I had this problem.
My invoice states that "ignition relay in IPDM E/R was not fully seated." They fully seated it.
Then it says "Found intermittent NATS malfunction code P1615. Replaced BCM, reprogrammed keys."
I don't know if that last bit has anything to do with the first bit, but there you go.
oh--parts--FP number 284B1, controller assy (if that is any help)
I also had a bad battery which they replaced at the same time.
Car worked fine after that, but now I have noticed that you have to crank it just a little harder than usual to get it to start. Might this just be related to usual wear?? I'm going to ask them next time I go in for an oil change.
#38 of 242 Re: Possible answer Versa starting problems [streaker]
Jun 13, 2007 (5:53 pm)
Weird. I use 10% ethanol all the time and haven't had any problems. At least that I have noticed.
Are your problems like "have to crank it to start" problems or something else?
#39 of 242 Re: hmmm [bikedorian]
Jun 14, 2007 (8:11 am)
The rest of the vehicle is new
Not quite. The Versa, or Tiida in many parts of the world, was first released in September 2004. It's only a new model in North America.
What's new is the assembly line for the Versa in Mexico. The plant has been there awhile, but the line is new.
#40 of 242 Re: hmmm [jacksan1]
Jun 14, 2007 (9:28 am)
Quite. The engine and much of the electronics are brand spankin new. That's pretty much "the rest of the vehicle" in my book. YMMV.
#41 of 242 Re: Possible answer Versa starting problems [faction]
Jun 14, 2007 (12:28 pm)
I guess I never responded to this message from February 2007, My cars problem is that after driving my Versa and then parking it, the car won't easily start occasionally. The engine won't turn over without trying for five minutes or so. I have had no problems like this since going to only ethanol free gas. My car was checked out recently and they found no problems. The manual mentions that you can try up to 10 percent ethanol but if it has a problem with "warm starts" (car engine has been recently used and is still warm but it won't easily start) then go back to regular gas. This is exactly what happens to me with ethanol in the tank. Nobody else has experienced this??? Obviously, Nissan technicians are familiar with this problem. I wonder why I am the only one who seems to experience this?