really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,740 miles

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problem #5

Sep 042019


  • 27,000 miles
I am at 27000 miles, and I've started to experience intermittent jerking of the car between 1000-2000 RPM. It's almost as though the transmission skips a beat, in some cases slightly propelling the vehicle forward. If your foot is starting to go down on the brake, there is a moment the car suddenly slows down (you take the foot off the brake slightly), then propels forward. This jerking action can cause a severe issue with stopping at a red light or about to make a turn. At the same time, you hear the rev counter abruptly jumping changing as well.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 072019


  • 12,000 miles
Airbags recall. I was in a side front accident and no air bags came out.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Oct 132018


  • miles
In a minor fender-bender, at around 5mp from a dead stop, the front driver bumper hit a car in front, causing a scratch to the other newer-model car. Besides the headlight, bumper, hood and fender damage, the frame holding the engine was bent, causing so much damage that the repair costs equaled the value of the car, so it was a total loss. Obviously, there is a defect in the design, materials or workmanship that led to this much damage from a common minor incident.

- Franklin, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 272018


  • 7,500 miles
My 2018 Nissan Versa sv does not have a backup camera. Is this supposed to be upgraded by the dealer or manufacturer" also it has a mechanical key system which I read was going to be recalled on Oct 19, 2018 due to possible failure of the mechanical key system, is it true there is a recall being issued for this problem "

- Cocoa Fl, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 302018


  • 7,200 miles
I was performing a monthly inspection underneath my 2018 Nissan Versa in August 2018 to insure there was not any visible leaks. Upon my inspection I observed what appeared to be a small amount of oil located on the area where the engine meets the transmission. I brought the car to the dealership where I purchased the vehicle on 8-30-2018. Upon their inspection the service department stated it was "normal" for this area to seep / leak oil even on new cars. The service department further stated Nissan would not cover under warranty unless the oil was " hitting the ground" the oil was wiped off at this time. Over the course of the following couple of weeks I checked area several times and observed oil reappearing. Each time I wiped the oil off, it continues to seep/ leak or reappear a couple of days after wiping area. I am concerned about sudden complete failure of the seal where the oil is reappearing and the potential for a fire hazard. Photo of issue attached.

- Guntersville, AL, USA