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2008 Nissan Versa Problems and Repair Histories

173 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Nissan Versa. 84 of these members (48.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 205 repairs to 2008 Nissan Versas--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Nissan Versa problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Nissan Versa problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Nissan Versa problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Nissan Versa repairs by problem area

30% of the 2008 Nissan Versa repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 205 repairs.

2008 Nissan Versa repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Nissan Versa repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 30% cost less than $100, 39% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 2% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 46 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Nissan Versa 4dr Sedan

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 CVT FWD

Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 0    
3720 0 Vehicle taken in to identify possible problem with weatherstripping. Weatherstripping/window seal replaced. 
48980 0 hard start intermittently/fuel pressure regulator seems to be the problem; could not replicate at dealer; am waiting for the problem to redevelop and will take it back 
94240 300 muffler broke at gasket 
99200  

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2008 Nissan Versa 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 CVT FWD

Nissan Versa in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 0    
4000 0 Clicking sound when acccelerating and decellerating, axle bolts were tightend to fix the clicking sound. Paint flaking off of the air bag cover. New air bag cover was ordered. 
8000 0 The steering wheel airbag cover paint was starting to chip off. A new part was ordered and installed. 
12000 0 Car exibited a clunking sound when turned. I was advised that it was the front strut bearings and they would be replaced under warranty. 
 
Nissan Versa in Utah, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
16800 Car rattles as engine idles. Dealer reset idle control. Better, but not fixed. Brake line was hitting firewall, repaired but not fixed. Dealer determined engine is vibrating excessively and is replacing engine mounts. Will update if not fixed. 
0 Engine mounts arrived and car taken to shop. During engine mount job the tech noticed missing clip under insulation which secured lines away from firewall. Replacing clip fixed the rattling noise. Dealer did not need to replace engine mounts. 
33000 0 Bluetooth microphone produced static. Replacing microphone resolved the problem 
67000  
Nissan Versa in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
4960 0 Windshield defrost, heat only half (lower half) of the windscreen, remainder stay frozen making the vehicle hard to drive for an average height person(living in northen country). Trunk hard cover, snaps busted (3/5 broken). 
6820 0 Defrost problem persist, w/s only defrost halfway. 
9300 0 Defrost problem same as before. 
13640 0 Trunk cover piece replaced. Air conditioned was not very cold with all proper setting. Dealer check and add more refrigerent. Problem solved 
22940 50 Windshield only heats halfway. 
29140 0 CVT Transmission sounded like a manual trans. when backing up and while in first gear. Transmission replaced. 
39060 0 rear wiper motor making gear to gear noise while motoring. new motor ordered and will be installed on next visit. 
48980 35 Wiper motor was making ratchety noise but was successfully repaired with new parts - under warranty. Driver side window seal was leaking inside due to the flap wedge that aligns the window to the frame. Window seal replaced but not covered through basic warranty, so dealer paid for defective part. 
50840 0 Water leaks. It took a total of 4 visits and 7 days to find the problem. It was a plug on the door post between the front fender and the driver side door. Plug installed and problem will still to be monitored with the next few rainy days. 
 
Nissan Versa in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
3000 0 Customer says at times when the key is turned to start it cranks but does not catch-cranks way too long. Found fuel pump internal failure. Removed and replaced fuel pump assembly. 
11000 0 Driver side seat recliner squeak, replaced reclining mechanism. No more noise. 
12500 0 Customer states the driver side seat back is making noise at all times. Install SOP-Drivers side seat assembly excessive play. R&R driver side seat assembly. 
25000 0 C/S that tire pressure lamp is illuminated. Check and Advise. Nissan found that left rear tire pressure monitor leaking and in need of replacement. Nissan installed a new left rear tire pressure monitor and programmed monitor to vehicle to resolve. 
28000 0 Customer says Right Fog Light is out.Internal Failure Replaced right side fog light bulb. 
34000 0 Second RF Fog light failure. Found internal failure of bulb. Replaced RF fog light bulb. 
60000 15 C/S Drivers LR brake light inop, check and advise. New left rear brake light installed 
101000 728 customer states that front and rear brakes are below specs. Customer want front and rear brakes replaced. Removed and replaced rear shoes and machined rotors, removed and replaced Front pad and resurfaced front brake rotors. 
107000 889 When coming to complete stop popping noise heard. then when taking off popping noise is heard again. Front rotors chattered up. R&R front rotors and test drove. On way home from rotor replacement the LF Ball Joint failed, customer drove vehicle back to dealer for diagnosis. Front lower control arms cracked and bushings failure. R&R both Lower Control Arms and Ball Joints. total cost $737.64 
108500 206 Customer states muffler broke off at flange. Found muffler had a welding failure at flange. R&R muffler. 
138000  
Nissan Versa in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
1240 0 Plastic section or Rear Tail light was not flush with body. Repaired and replaced under warranty. No hassles. Received free rental. New tail light assembly installed. 
 

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2008 Nissan Versa 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Versa in Vermont, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
1000 0 I didn't think the car was heating well (took too long to get to desirable heat/ desirable heat wasn't warm enough--my comparisons are to my '94 Subaru Legacy Wagon). Nissan measured engine output for heat and cabin heat, but proved nothing wrong. 
4000 0 Difficulty turning over during start up. Was told problem with pressure gauge and it reading wrong pressure and therefore cannot start up easily. Common problem with 07/08 Versa apparently. Part(s) ordered, still waiting (almost a month now...) 
8000 0 Car had difficulty starting up again, after it had it's fuel pressure sensor replaced. Brought it in only to be told they'd have to order a new fuel pump, so now needed to wait and return when part in. Difficulty with car turning over when trying to start up. 5-10 sec. lag/engine strain sound, and then eventual start up. 
19000 50 Floor heat not working. Radio intermittently cuts out. Told could not replicate problems, and that the Versa doesn't have powerful floor heating. 
29000 0 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light blinks then stays on. Tires reset, things ok, then light comes back. Told batteries in tires TPMS are dead and whole units need to be replaced at $150 each, must get all, necessary for inspection 
31000 0 Muffler separated from exhaust pipe at flange. Rusted? Quoted at Midas flange repair $290 or could cut out, put pipe in gap and weld all together for $150. Inquiring/comparing elsewhere now, also seeing what parts go for online. 
31300 150 Pipe leading to muffler separated from the exhaust at the flange due to rusting. Midas cut out problem area and welded on new pipe (could have had new flange and more "proper" fix, but would have cost double). 
38000  

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2008 Nissan Versa 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Versa in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 1000    
3000 0 Driver's side door rattled above 40 mph. 
9000 0 Foam between air conditioner pipe and bracket fell off, allowing pipe to rattle against bracket. New foam insulator installed. 
52000 0 Window washer fluid was leaking down the inside of the hatch when sprayer was used. Removed rear hatch trim and reassembled hose to washer fluid nozzle. DIY repair. 
 

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2008 Nissan Versa 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Nissan Versa in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 3000    
5000 0 Dash rattle. Dealer replicated, but said all vehicles do that from the factory so I was told not to worry about it. Still makes noise to this day. 
 

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2008 Nissan Versa 4-door

4-cylinder CVT 2WD

Nissan Versa in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
1000 0 Heater blowing cold air at idle. 
 

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