definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,714 miles

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problem #7

Aug 132015

Versa 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Nissan Versa. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle coil springs fracture issues. The consumer stated while driving, she hit a small pothole and heard a loud bang. The consumer and her husband thought it was a flat tire, but after pulling over, they did not see anything. They continued to drive, but then they heard another strange noise and smelled burning rubber. By the time the consumer pulled into the driveway, the tire on the front passenger side was burning. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. The consumer was informed both front springs were broken on the right side. The consumer stated a couple of years ago, the left rear spring was replaced. Also, the muffler was replaced twice.

- Olean, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 232010

Versa 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Versa. While driving approximately 40 mph, the front passenger side tire deflated without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the front passenger coil spring fractured and punctured the front passenger side tire. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred on three other occasions on both front coil springs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000. Updated 7/21/15 the muffler, tire pressure sensor, blower motor and battery were replaced. The coil springs and tire pressure sensors were replaced more than once. Updated 07/30/15

- Springvale, ME, USA

problem #5

Jul 012014


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Versa. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a rattling noise underneath the vehicle. The dealer stated that the muffler welding fractured due to road salt. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Kaukauna , WI, USA

problem #4

Apr 012013


  • miles
My Nissan Versa 2009 muffler seems to be corroding or rusting too quickly. We first replaced parts of the muffler a little over a year ago (in 2013) and now the muffler is going bad again. I have seen other 2009 Versa owner complaints about the mufflers online. I do not know if this should be a recall issue due to hazardous gases that can leak into the cabin or mufflers that may fall into the road.

- Garfield Heights, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 122014


  • 75,000 miles
Muffler rusted through and cracked through normal driving. I was lucky that the pieces did not come apart on highway and cause an accident. Seems like a product defect that the only part of the car undercarriage that rusted is the muffler. Had just had the car serviced by Nissan who did not ever warn me that anything was out of the ordinary with the muffler. Now I'm forced to pay almost $600 for the repair.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 112013

Versa 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
The muffler is making noise. It looks like it has a lot of rust. The car has only 25000 mileage so far. Must be a defective part from the company.

- Morgantown, WV, USA

problem #1

Jun 202012

Versa 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Muffler flange connecting to exhaust pipe broke. The weld that connects the muffler to the exhaust pipe broke. Had to replace entire muffler over a broken weld. Cost over $300 to fix the issue. Of course, Nissan was no help.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA