Last post on Aug 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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Nissan Versa, Brakes, Hatchback
#119 of 128 '08 Nissan Versa - ABS question
Jan 15, 2008 (7:09 am)
If anyone is at Nissan dealer, please help.
Iíve been looking at í08 Versa SL with CVT. On top of my option list is ABS, with XM, Audio, Moonroof and Conv. Packages. Iím having problem with finding one with ABS and the rest. All the ones around here are either ABS and Conv package, or XM/Audio/Moon/Conv but no ABS. Iím around Pittsburgh, PA, searched inventory for pretty much everyone within 100 miles and found exactly 4 cars with ABS, and only 1 has all 5 options, but wrong color. I have never seen anything like this where certain option is so hard to come by, especially ABS which is pretty much a standard now. I can understand if I was looking for Manual tranny (found 2). Anyway, does anyone know why itís so hard to get the ABS option?
#120 of 128 Re: '08 Nissan Versa - ABS question [kubus_gt]
Jan 16, 2008 (3:56 pm)
just go to a dealership. they'll either find you what you want, or order one.
#121 of 128 Re: ABS---BS. [danzigdan]
Jan 26, 2008 (1:48 pm)
And this, you should do whether you have ABS or not.
#122 of 128 Re: ABS---BS. [bendupre]
Jan 26, 2008 (1:54 pm)
If the wheels SPIN, they will slide, as well. Take it from someone who lives where winter preciptation is more likely to be freezing rain than nice, fluffy snow that one's tires can grip on. Winter in Oklahoma is hell, and it freezes over! You can't walk on wet ice, much less drive on it, and I believe ABS won't help in that very bad, but very common, situation. This, I believe, is what the flight nurse was trying in vain to point out.
It's been a couple years since the original comment, but I thought I'd chime in anyway! LOL
#123 of 128 Re: brake lights [busman357]
Jan 06, 2012 (3:15 pm)
Replace all rear bulbs with heavy duty filament ones or replace them like I did with LED bulbs. They are less heat and voltage demanding. I had the same original problem. I now have 50,000 miles on my hatchback no problems incurred yet from the replacement LED's.
Mar 17, 2012 (6:32 pm)
I have the new 2012 Versa Hatchback 1.8S and the brakes gave out on me and almost felt liked they locked. Has there been any recall or defects on this models?
#125 of 128 brake light bulb
Aug 14, 2012 (9:39 pm)
On a 08 versa, can someone give me some advice as to how to reach the brake light bulb for replacement. It seems pretty difficult to get to it.
#126 of 128 Re: brake light bulb [tyou08]
by pf_flyer HOST
Aug 15, 2012 (7:18 am)
It's a little more complicated than most bulb replacements, but not impossible. It involves opening those little service lids to dismount the whole taillight assembly so you can get at the bulbs to replace them.
Google "versa brake light replacement procedure" and the first link (it will be obvious) in the search result will give you detailed instructions that you can print out and have at hand when the time comes. We've got 3 Versas in the family and once I noticed that those tail lights didn't look readily accessible without a "procedure", I set out to find DIY instructions. I'm really not keen of having to pay labor charges for changing a light bulb
I've been lucky so far with no bulb burnouts yet... but I'm ready when they finally do.
#127 of 128 Re: brake light bulb [pf_flyer]
Aug 15, 2012 (9:08 pm)
Thanks for pointing me to the right direction. I got the bulb already but haven't done it yet. Will try this weekend. Will also let you know how it turns out. Thanks,
#128 of 128 Re: brake light bulb [pf_flyer]
Aug 29, 2012 (8:40 pm)
Check out the following video on Youtube.
This guy shows you how to dismount the brake assembly and get to the light bulb. After watching this video, it took me only 5 minutes to replace the light bulb. All credits to this guy and you. Thanks.