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#86 of 242 Re: Nissan Versa: Engine start problem [bibik]
Feb 21, 2008 (5:30 pm)
I know that this is over a year later, but I have recently been having the same problem starting up. It doesn't have all of the time, but sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get it to start. My dad wants me to take it to the Nissan dealership, but I am not so sure that they could help now.
I got my Versa in October 2007 and didn't have one problem until last month or so. I have been pretty happy with it except for this start-up problem.
#87 of 242 Re: Nissan Versa: Engine start problem [tarazac]
Feb 21, 2008 (10:49 pm)
Definitely go to your Nissan dealership. The more people reporting the problem the better it will be. When I have trouble my car will start in safe mode. That is, the car will be running but when I put my foot on the gas it will not accelerate. It is as if no gas is going to the engine. Then I will shut the car off and sometimes it will start normally and other times it takes many tries. Today it happened again and it was so hard to start after the initial safe mode start that I feared I wouldnt get it going at all. Finally it started. Watch for the safe mode start. I've only found one other person who is having the exact problem as me.
#89 of 242 Re: Nissan Versa: Engine start problem [cathy8]
Mar 20, 2008 (3:46 pm)
Update on Problem:
On January 31/08 the dealership removed the super multi function connector and packed the wires with dialectic grease. The theory was that moisture was getting onto the wires and causing my problems. The wires were checked for corrosion and there was none. Unfortunately, this did not solve the problem as 3 weeks later the car again went into safe mode when I tried to start it. This time it took me numerous tries to get the car going but the engine light did not stay on beyond the safe mode start. In the past the engine light had remained on after the car had started normally.
On March 3/08 I called Nissan Canada and spoke to a different rep than my first call. He was very attentive to my concerns and became even more so when I told him that I was applying for Arbitration if Nissan could not resolve my problems. He said that he would send my concerns up and that someone would contract me in 2-3 days with a resolution. I have not heard a word from Nissan. On Monday it will be 3 weeks since my call so I will phone again.
Yesterday the dealerships Service Manager called to tell me that across North America there have been reports of starting problems with the Versa. Nissan is now going to tear apart the fuel injection system on a car at Nissan to see if it can find the problem. I had my fuel injection system replaced last September but this did not fix my troubles. Perhaps a faulty part was used in my car initially and then a new part used in the fuel injection fix was also faulty. Who knows.
I'll keep you posted. Before applying to Arbitration I have to prove that I tried to work with Nissan on the problem. Not having had a response in 3 weeks will certainly work in my favor.
#90 of 242 bolitans to help you guys out with your nissan's hope it all helps
Mar 20, 2008 (8:22 pm)
Service Bulletins 2007 Nissan Versa
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ALL NISSAN; TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION
The air pressure inside a tire can change due to several factors, such as:
• Ambient temperature change
• Tire temperature change due to driving conditions
• Altitude change
• Natural pressure loss over time
Discussion Thread 03-12-2008
Keywords: pressure tire
2007-2008 NISSAN VERSA; LONG CRANK TIME
BEFORE ENGINE START
The engine needs to be cranked for a long time (4-10 seconds) before the engine starts.
Fuel system pressure after engine shutoff drops lower than 200 kPa (29 psi) after 30 minutes time.
Discussion Thread 03-12-2008
Keywords: crank starting
2004-2008 ALL NISSAN MODELS WITH TPMS;
TPMS SENSOR SEAL LEAK
When repairing an air leak at a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) sensor seal, a seal is now available separately.
Discussion Thread 03-11-2008
Keywords: leak sensor tire tpms
2001-2009 ALL NISSAN MODELS; EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING
Customers may notice water in the exterior lamps. Customers may think that this condition is a defect in the lamp. However in many cases some amount of moisture is considered normal. 02-26-2008
Keywords: fogging headlamp headlight
1996-2009 NISSAN MODELS WITH ENGINES: VQ35, QR25, QG18, GA16, VQ40, VK56, MR18, MR20; DTC FOR VARIABLE VALVE TIMING CONTROL FUNCTION
The MIL is on with any of the following DTCs stored:
P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024, P1110, P1135,
NOTE: The engine may also have Camshaft Sprocket rattle noise and/or other engine noise. 01-25-2008
Keywords: valve dtc timing
2007-2008 NISSAN VERSA; CHILD SEAT INSTALLATION ISSUES
A lower portion of the fixed seat back makes it difficult to install a child restraint system (CRS) into the LATCH system in accordance with Vehicle Owner’s Manual and CRS instructions.
Discussion Thread 01-22-2008
Keywords: child seat
2007 NISSAN VERSA; MIL “ON” WITH DTC P1615 OR P1614 OR P1610 STORED AND ENGINE MAY NOT RESTART WHEN COLD
The MIL is “ON” with any of the following codes stored:
• DTC P1615 or P1614 or P1610.
The engine does not restart in the following conditions
• The vehicle sat for several hours (cold soak) with outside temperatures below -12º C
(10º F); and
• The vehicle was then driven for a short period of time (5-10 minutes); and
• The engine was then turned OFF for a short time (5-10 minutes); then
• The engine cranks but will not start and the MIL illuminates with DTC P1615 or
P1614 or P1610
Discussion Thread 01-16-2008
Keywords: dtc mil p1615 p1614
ALL NISSAN MODELS; INTELLIGENT KEY / NATS KEY REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
The Service Procedures for the following will no longer be in Technical Service Bulletins:
• NATS Key registration.
• Intelligent Key registration.
• Steering Look Unit ID Registration
Discussion Thread 01-12-2008
Keywords: registration nats key
ALL NISSAN MODELS; PAINT SWELL/STAINS/SPOTS UNDER PAINT GUARD FILM
In an effort to protect the paint finish, Paint Guard Film (PGF) is applied on each new Nissan vehicle.
Paint Guard Film (PGF) is a temporary white plastic protective film that is applied by the factory to the horizontal painted surfaces of the vehicle. The PGF protects the paint finish during vehicle handling, transportation and storage from harmful elements such as acid rain, iron particles, bird droppings, tree sap and other environmental contaminants.
Discussion Thread 12-21-2007
Keywords: paint stains
2007-2008 NISSAN VERSA; THE FUEL LID AND/OR HOOD WILL NOT OPEN
You are unable to open the fuel lid and/or hood because the cable detaches from the cable
Discussion Thread 10-04-2007
Keywords: fuel lid hood
#91 of 242 recalls for 2007 vitrsa
Mar 20, 2008 (8:41 pm)
VOLUNTARY RECALL CAMPAIGN 2007 NISSAN VERSA HATCHBACK; BELT TENSION SENSOR CONNECTOR
Nissan has determined that on some model year 2007 Nissan Versa Hatchback vehicles, the connection for the wire harness may have been damaged during manufacturing. If this connection is damaged, the Occupant Detection System may not operate correctly. If this occurs, the red air bag warning light will come on and the passenger side frontal air bag will not work. Driving with a non-working passenger air bag could increase the front passenger’s risk of injury in a collision. To correct this condition, Nissan is conducting a Voluntary Recall Campaign to replace the connector for the front passenger seat belt tension sensor with a new one free of charge.
VOLUNTARY RECALL CAMPAIGN 2007 VERSA; BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR CAP
Nissan has determined that the brake fluid reservoir cap on some 2007 model year Versa vehicle fails to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135 "Light Vehicle Brake Systems." The standard specifies, among other things, certain brake fluid reservoir labeling requirements.
#92 of 242 Re: recalls for 2007 vitrsa [marcogallo1986]
Mar 20, 2008 (10:10 pm)
Thanks for posting the tech service info. Unfortunately my problems of the car starting in safe mode and the engine racing aren't addressed. Nor does there seem to be a fix for the cranking issue that so many (including me) are having. It just mentions the problem but not how to rectify it. Hopefully they'll figure these things out soon as my patience is wearing thin.
#93 of 242 sorry I could not open the files for the buletins
Mar 22, 2008 (7:47 am)
Pleas just bring the number of the bulletins to your dealer and the should be able to fix your virsa's problems this is just a problem with first year cars verry few have this problem early production run cars have this problem hope this helps thankyou so mutch Marco
#94 of 242 changing spark plugs
Mar 23, 2008 (10:44 am)
not being much of a gearhead, but definitely obssesive compulsive, i decided i was going to change the spark plugs on my 2007 versa...oh what a fool i am..first off, i wanted to put these pulsar plugs i read about in, because they said they could boost my mileage, which has never approached the 40 mpg as advertised for highway driving, (although i think the k&n air filter helped give me a couple more miles to the gallon, suprisingly)....anyway, after taking off more parts than i could possibly think imaginable to actually get to the spark plugs, (which i couldn't get out anyway because they were down in a hole as long as the one alice in wonderland fell in), and wedging a socket in there that i was luckily able to retrieve, i put it all back together and contemplated my next strategy. after reading the manual more thoroughly, i realized one of the steps that was supposed to be done was draining the coolant....draining the coolant to change spark plugs?....what the heck!...i put everything back together and the car runs fine, so i guess no harm no foul, but now i'm worried about the coolant thing...i've driven the car about 80 miles since then, and it seems fine..ultimately, my questions are, what's up with draining the coolant, has anybody had any experience with these plugs, and where in the heck can i find a socket that'll reach into the never ending chasm..(i went to snap on's site, they had one for 36 (yikes) bucks, but not in stock...any advice?...(no, i can't afford a shrink)
#95 of 242 Re: changing spark plugs [jpg11124]
Mar 23, 2008 (1:41 pm)
my advice would be, let a trained mechanic handle it. cars have pretty much got to the point where you really need to know what your doing, and have the right tools to do anything to them. even something as simple as changing spark plugs.
I think the days of the shade tree mechanic are about over.