Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa

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The Nissan Versa is an affordable sedan that was first introduced in North America in 2007. Read more Nissan reviews to learn about other models.

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Original review: Jan. 14, 2022

What a mess. Nissan creates inferior cars...PERIOD. I have two Nissans, Sentra and Versa, both 2010, both less than 80K miles on them. Failed transmissions, failed vapor canisters, failed pedal sensors, cars shut off for no reason, sometimes code, sometimes not. The Versa died while I was turning and I ran into a grass median, luckily there were no trees. How unsafe!! Nissan has extended warranties/recalls but boy do they fight you every step of the way. I have learned my lesson. Pay more for Toyota. I have had way fewer problems with my American made Buick. Japanese quality???? Not with Nissan.

2 people found this review helpful
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Original review: June 1, 2021

I have a Nissan Versa. I just had to put the 3rd transmission in the car. First one was covered under warranty at 50,000. Second one had to cover half price because they know there is an issue. They even change the design. That one lasted 2 months over a year so at 80,000 the 3 transmission is going in the car and they still want to charge me. They know there's a problem with the transmissions and they continue to say they're helping you but they are still covering there costs. Gave me number to call and they said nothing they could do. Anyone considering buying Nissan look out, think twice. Transmissions are no good and there other reports out there to show it.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 13, 2021

    2013 Nissan Versa with 85k miles and transmission is bad and Nissan knows the CVT transmissions are bad yet refuse to help and are making us pay over 4k for a new transmission when the vehicle doesn't even have 100k. This is not ok and if they know they sent out bad transmissions then they should have to pay.

    9 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Oct. 18, 2020

    BE WARNED: Nissan is having ongoing problems with censors in both Versas and Sentras. They are aware of the issues but remaining silent. I have a 2015 Versa that I purchased at Carmax in 2015 with very low mileage. At four years in and with around 50000 miles the car began to shake and act like it was going to stall out. The car blew the code P117A. A dealer told me it was related to the Air/fuel ratio censor. They replaced one related censor and that didn't work. I then had to pay out of pocket for another related censor and that didn't work. Saddest thing is I found out this censor should have been covered under the Federal Emissions Warranty so dealerships definitely acting shady. I am now finding more people online with the same issue. Now, I have a lemon and I am PISSED OFF.

    14 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 24, 2019

    My daughter’s 2014 Nissan Versa’s transmission went out on her with fewer than 65,000 miles on it. She was 88 miles from home and stranded on an interstate. After getting her towed to a safe place and driving the 88 miles to pick her up and bring her home I called the closest Nissan dealership. They had me call the towing company they use. I called them and they went and picked up my daughter’s car. After dealing with multiple phone calls with the dealership it was finally determined that it was her transmission and that it was covered but then they said that her axle was rusted and they couldn’t get to the transmission without tearing that up but they weren’t going to cover it. I had to then go to my extended warranty to cover that portion.

    Then after everything was fixed I was called by the dealership to tell me I had a balance due in the towing bill because Nissan would only cover $150. I had to ask my extended warranty to cover the rest but they would only cover $80 so I had to pay south of $50 for a tow bill that would not have existed if it had not been for their faulty transmission on a car with fewer than 65,000 miles on it. When I asked to be reimbursed they denied me. Then they had the audacity to send a survey to me. Yes I told them what I thought. I also believe there currently is a class action lawsuit against them right now for said transmission. This was our first Nissan and I can tell you we will not be purchasing another one.

    28 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Dec. 15, 2019

    Very good gas mileage. I have not had any problems with this car that I brought used in 2016. The car is a 2015. I did replace the belt once. So far I haven't had to change bulbs or the battery and I have almost 60,000 miles on it. At purchase it had 15,000.

    17 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Dec. 14, 2019

    This Versa note is very surprising looks small on the outside but big on the inside. It’s no speed demon but ok. Took me awhile to get used to the cvt transmission. We mostly drive 75 percent highway and 25 percent city. I’m getting 40.2 average mpg. Why buy a hybrid when you don’t have to for half the price? Great car.

    9 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Dec. 1, 2019

    Prior to purchasing my 2017 Nissan Versa, I was a die hard Toyota fan. I have to admit that the Nissan Versa opened my mind to what Nissan has to offer. To put it simply, an affordable and very reliable car. The interior is very roomy. It was one of the features that my kids quickly pointed out. The car also drives very well. There isn't anything negative that could be said about the way it feels as you drive it. The Nissan Versa is a very basic looking car. It is by no means a "sexy" car, however if you are looking for practicality, I would say that this particular Nissan model will not disappoint.

    13 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Nov. 30, 2019

    I have had this car now for a little over 1 year. So far so good. I bought it used. It was a rental car. Pretty decent condition. Very good gas mileage. Easy to drive. Big change though from my 1999 Nissan Pathfinder. Miss the standard shift, the get up & go. But the Versa is easier to take care of. And I don't really drive around as much now, so perfect car for me at this time in my life. Very dependable!

    12 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Nov. 3, 2019

    I purchased a 2007 Nissan Versa. Used with 32,000 miles on it, and I had driven it 100,000 miles when it was totaled in a broadside accident. In the 7 years I had it, I had to have the exhaust system repaired 3 times. At one point, the ball joints were failing, and Nissan's solution was to replace the entire suspension arms at great cost...Fortunately, my independent mechanic was able to press the ball joints out and replace them with better ones.

    The front strut springs broke and I needed an upper motor mount at the next year's inspection. A fuel pump contact corroded to the point that it broke off so the car wouldn't start, so the fuel pump needed replaced and the mechanic had to replace the connector on the wire harness. That cost over $600. The A/C could not be turned off as something went wrong with the control system/switch. The blower motor resistor went bad and the HVAC fan would only run on "High". The clutch pedal assembly broke and needed replaced along with the clutch master cylinder. That cost nearly $700 to fix.

    The front end creaked and groaned at the bottom of hills and I had to correct the steering whenever I hit the brakes as the car would dart to one side. At the last inspection before the accident that totaled it, the mechanic told me that some subframe bushings were deteriorating and were going to need replaced, and the labor cost was going to be a four-figure sum.

    I didn't have CVT (transmission) trouble as the car was a 6-speed stick. The 6-speed was geared kind of goofy. There was a bit too much spread between 1st and 2nd, and 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th gears were so close together that when I was on level ground, I often shifted from 4th to 6th, skipping 5th gear, and the engine ran at about 2,800 RPM at 60 MPH in 6th gear...Ridiculous.

    The engine in this car was the 1.8 liter, and I will say that the engine was excellent! It ran well, had decent power and torque for what it was, and used nearly no oil when it had upwards of 125,000 miles on it. While this car had a commendable engine, the rest of it was junk and there was something wrong with it more often than not. The exhaust system was constantly broken somewhere. I was glad when it was totaled. I now have a Civic that feels like it was carved from a block of steel in comparison.

    13 people found this review helpful
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