really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
18,405 miles

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problem #14

May 102019


  • miles
Whenever I step on the brakes slowly the car wants to turn off. It pushes itself. Also when I step on the gas it lags to speed up.

- Bell, CA, USA

problem #13

Jan 042019


  • miles
When I first purchase the Nissan Versa 2015 in Sept. 2015, the car was used it had 15,000 miles on it. I test drove it a little bit when I tried to drive it off I noticed the transmission was acting up before I got off the stockton dealership. I brought it back and they test drove it. They said yes there is something wrong and replace it. Now, I am thinking back, the dealership knew the transmission was not working correctly. Before I purchased the car. The dealership convinced me to get the extended warranty. I am thinking why is a brand new car with 15,000 miles on it.. so, it took about a month to replace the transmission and it drove ok. Then in 2017, I noticed a small slipping noise, like a small drumroll every now and then. Then finally I took the car to oakland dealership in 2017 around 88,000 miles. They couldn't locate the transmission problem or noise. In a few days, I pick up the car and as soon as I drove it I hear the slipping drumroll sound. I took it back and the dealership said we tested and the transmission was fine. I was discouraged with the results, now it Jan 2019, many months later, and transmission slipping and expired warranty. The transmission slipping, more frequent loud drumroll noise and shaking while trying to accelerate the car. I looked it up on google and I noticed that Nissan doubled the extended warranty on their transmission. Today, I went to the oakland dealership and they said my Nissan Versa is not under that extended warranty. How can this be? there are hundreds of complaints and failures about the Nissan transmission. Nissan and dealership knew about the transmission failure in the Versa. Right now, I feel the car is unsafe to drive on the street because the transmission will fail an any given time and driving condition. Please recall all Nissan Versa and have the company fix this recurring transmission issue.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #12

Nov 032018


  • 45,000 miles
On both city streets and highways. Accelerator will stick and or clutch is not properly engaging as specific vehicle has a manual transmission. Causing the vehicles RPM to go up higher then recommended.

- Poncha Springs, CO, USA

problem #11

Jul 022018


  • 62,000 miles
Vehicle stalls/hesitates when accelerating if engine is warm. Will restart immediately if stalls, but continued attempts to accelerate result in hesitation or stalling. This has occurred in traffic as well as from a complete stop after being parked, but still warm.

- Holt, MI, USA

problem #10

May 032018


  • 33,000 miles
I was driving on a highway at night when a car with lights as bright as a football stadium came up behind me. I could no longer see the road in front of me and had to slow down and pull off the road until the car went around me. This was dangerous and could have caused a horrific accident with possible deaths.

- Arden, NC, USA

problem #9

Apr 012018


  • 62,000 miles
The ABS light and the traction control light continuously illuminate but go on and off during car rides. The car is also making a strange rattling noise under the hood because the idler pulley system is failing. This nose persists while the car is stationary, in motion, and turning on any road condition. The car also is having a jerking motion when trying to accelerate and is slow to pick up speed. The car is hesitating when picking up speed.

- Magnolia, DE, USA

problem #8

Jun 052017


  • miles
I have changed transmission on 2 occasions and still having a problem

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 052017


  • 48,000 miles
Acceration of the car hesitates ; car jerks and have cut off while driving. Put higher octane of gas in car and still having same problem.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #6

Dec 012016


  • miles
2015 Nissan Versa. Consumer writes in regards to unprofessional service at dealership with recall notice 15V-507 issues.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 192015


  • 68 miles
With 68 miles on car, a click sound is always heard each time the air conditioning button is pressed to on position/light and the engine smells hot and gives off a burning smell every single time the car goes over 65 mph/acceleration from 60 to 65mph or from any other speed/mph up to 65mph makes the smell of a hot engine. There is no smoking but the air in the car smells at 65mph so I go 60mph to prevent the smell because it makes me very nervous. The car has not lost compression at any speed/climbs hills/but the smell happens when climbing a hill as well as being in motion at any speed or mph climbing the steep hills of NY. For instance if the speed limit is 30mph at the bottom of a hill and 55mph at the top of the hill, the cars engine will smell hot. No gages or red lights occur to indicate overheating. Radiator is not a problem because there is no light or no steam or smoke to indicate the problem. This only happens when the car is in motion. It is a standard/manual shift. And I did experience the pedal operation compromised when my shoe was caught under the side panel. I changed shoes then the problem was resolved....except for the recall which is necessary.

- Canandaigua,, NY, USA

problem #4

May 112016

Versa 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Versa. While driving approximately 80 mph, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The vehicle caught fire. The driver was fatally injured. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage center. The cause of the failure was undetermined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V507000 (service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The failure mileage was unknown...updated 11/08/17..updated 12/11/17

- Aurora, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 152015


  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that while accelerating to 65 mph, the vehicle continued to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was slightly released. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,000.

- Woodland, CA, USA

problem #2

May 292015


  • 65 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Versa. While driving at low speeds, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle momentarily accelerated independently. The failure occurred on two separate occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. In addition, the contact heard a loud grinding noise when turning the steering wheel left or right. The abnormal noise was more pronounced when making right turns. The vehicle also experienced delayed acceleration and deceleration. Both the dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 65.

- Queens Village , NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 122015


  • 534 miles
I was coming out of my drive way at 5-10 mph and the car accelerated without me putting my foot on the gas. It was not a huge acceleration but I still have concerns.

- Baldwin Park, CA, USA