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2008 Nissan Versa repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 279 repairs.

2008 Nissan Versa repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 72 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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2008 Nissan Versa 4dr Sedan

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 CVT FWD

Nissan Versa in Illinois, United States
Oct 2007 - Aug 2016
Nov 2009

14700 mi
Transmission doesn't allow shifting out of park or between gears that require the shift knob be fully depressed. The knob does not depress and there is resistance. Putting a screwdriver in the shift lock overrides the problem but becomes annoying. 
Jul 2012

41000 mi

US $130
Air conditioning was losing effectiveness over time until compressor would not turn on. Problem was A/C High Pressure Switch leaking. Replaced pressure switch, no further issue. 
Jan 2013

46000 mi

US $450
Exhaust was rusted out back of catalytic converter and detached from muffler. Pipe, resonator, and muffler replaced. 
Aug 2014

58000 mi

US $200
Horn was not working. Extremely small wire in steering column was the problem. 
Aug 2016

78000 mi

US $682
Weld between mid part of exhaust and muffler completely rusted and disconnected. Replaced exhaust back of the joint and muffler 
Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015
Dec 2013

86800 mi

C $500
Cruise Control Issues, not engaging or working properly. Replaced Brake Switch, ACS Switch myself (at brake pedal). Still did not fix problem. Dealer replaced Cruise Switch and Clock Spring on Steering Wheel. 
Nissan Versa in Colorado, United States
Nov 2007 - Jul 2013
Aug 2008

4000 mi
Tire pressure sensor was showing low pressure; reset at shop. Was not due to low pressure. 
Mar 2009

9000 mi
Auto-up for window stopped functioning; found steps to repair on the Internet; fixed. 
Nov 2009

14000 mi
Fuel regulator was leaking, which caused difficult starting. 
Jul 2013

42000 mi
Airbag light on dash started flashing about 6 months ago; took to nearest dealer hoping it just needed to be reset; service wanted $135 just to look at it; will find another dealer to look at it 
Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2007 - Oct 2015
Mar 2008

3720 mi
Vehicle taken in to identify possible problem with weatherstripping. Weatherstripping/window seal replaced. 
Jun 2010

48980 mi
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 
Sep 2013

94240 mi

C $300
muffler broke at gasket 
Apr 2014

104780 mi

C $850
right and left ball joints 
Jun 2014

107880 mi

C $240
told stabilizer bar worn and needed replacing; replaced 
Oct 2015

124620 mi

C $3000
Struts, Springs, and parts associated muffler system 
Nissan Versa in Maryland, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2014
Jun 2009

9000 mi
sun roof leak due to clogged drain in sunroof 
Oct 2009

13023 mi
Passenger air bag sensor fails to detect when NO person is in seat. The passenger air bag is always enabled 
Jan 2014

58000 mi

US $100
Exhaust system weld broke on exhaust at muffler. Clearly due to poor wield workmanship at pipe to connecting flange. 

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2008 Nissan Versa 4dr Sedan

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Versa in Utah, United States
Dec 2012 - Aug 2014
Oct 2012

67000 mi

US $7000
Entire drivers side suspension replaced due to potential accident. This includes the CV joint. Full transmission replacement following a clutch failure. Possibly linked to accident, however could be manufacturer defect based on my personal research into the matter. There have been several cases reported of this same thing happening. 
Jul 2013

82000 mi
Car was in on trade. They replaced front pads and rotors, tires, alignment, battery service and oil change. (oil change done 600 miles prior) Tried billing me. I refused to pay, they let me take the car anyways. 
Apr 2014

94300 mi

US $300
Bad evap valve caused check engine light to come on 
Aug 2014

99000 mi

US $30
Gas cap failed again. Replaced with genuine Nissan gas cap, still has CEL every now and then. 

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2008 Nissan Versa 4dr Sedan

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Versa in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Oct 2010

39000 mi
Handprint in paint on hood. Came this way from factory. Nissan completely replaced the hood so it could be taken back and analyzed to determine how it happened. Dash rattle when car is cold.  Engine replaced due to severe piston slap. Trunk would not stay open on slight incline. Trunk springs replaced. Trim panel around wiper faded. Nissan replaced panel even though car was out of warranty. 
Nissan Versa in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2007 - Jan 2011
Oct 2008

31000 mi
Service bulletin on throttle body sensor. 
Dec 2009

51000 mi
replaced my engine. 
Nissan Versa in Nevada, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

69000 mi

US $50
3 of my motor mounts were collapsing. They replaced all three under warranty and I owed the dealer our $50 deductible for the service. They were replaced in about 4 hours. The CV boot was replaced at 68,000 miles. This was the second time in 4 months that boot was replaced. The first time was out of pocket, this time was parted out. 
Nissan Versa in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2014
Feb 2011

28000 mi

US $85
The Washer/Sprayer hose disintegrated, and the washer fluid would not spray onto the windshield. Nissan reimbursed me as a gesture of good will. I have never heard of washer hoses disintegrating on a car less than 3 years old though?? 
Jul 2013

70300 mi

US $50
Had to completely replace the A/C compressor, thank goodness we purchased an extended warranty for this car! 
Nissan Versa in California, United States
- Aug 2008
Aug 2008

240 mi
suspension, and key was stuck in the ignition would not come out 
Nissan Versa in Washington, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2013
Feb 2012

46000 mi
My fuel pump went out. Went to the dealer and got it fixed for free under my warranty as well as a free rental. A neat experience. 
Nissan Versa in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

1500 mi
Driver window auto up switch stopped working. Dealer reprogramed and that repaired it. 
Aug 2008

6500 mi
Had to replace front brakes. Wind noise coming from drivers door. Passenger window was not going up properly. Repaired all 
Oct 2008

10500 mi
Brakes still making squealing when applied. Dealer said it was the back brakes. Shaved the pads, and said it was ok now. Brakes started to squeal by the end of the day again. 
Nissan Versa in Indiana, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

42000 mi

US $70
Weld Exhaust Sleeve 

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2008 Nissan Versa 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 CVT FWD

Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

29760 mi
defective crankshaft 
Feb 2011

34100 mi
The heater blower unit was replaced. 
Nissan Versa in Quebec, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2012
Apr 2008

201 mi
The Radio-CD changer was not working correctly.Took 3 appointments to get the unit replaced. Need to go back after the replacement because the AIR BAG light was blinking. 
Aug 2008

2186 mi
The door on the driver side does not close properly and paint was chipping on the top right corner. They sent the car to the body shop and adjusted the door. 
Feb 2009

4960 mi
Shock of the hatchback trunk-Adjustment of the hatchback trunk-reconfig of the remote car starter. 
Jan 2010

11564 mi
The Driver seat was squeaking. They have added grease on the seat rails. Covered by the warranty 
Feb 2010

11564 mi
The Service Engine Light turned 'ON'. They have replaced the VAP Vent Control Valve. Covered by the warranty 
Dec 2010

17980 mi
'Clunk' noise when turning, braking. The Sub-Frame and frame link has been replaced, they cannot replace only the bushing. After the repair,the steering wheel was off center, needed wheel alignment. 
Mar 2011

19220 mi
Problem: Knocking sound when turning on left. Solution: The replacement of the 2 front Stabilizer bar links (left and right). 
Nissan Versa in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

2000 mi
Rotors warped upon delivery. Rattle from passenger side door.  
Nissan Versa in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

9000 mi
Car was hard starting. I read on this website about a problem with the fuel pressure regulator that sounded like mine. Told the dealer what I read. It WAS the problem, and it was quickly repaired in 1 hour while I ate at McDonalds. No charge of course.  
Nissan Versa in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

2000 mi
Rotors warped upon delivery. 
Nissan Versa in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

20460 mi
Replaced strut bearings. 
Nissan Versa in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2009
Jul 2008

20000 mi
Right front power window regulator motor would not keep window rolled up. Replaced motor under warranty 
Dec 2008

33000 mi
TPMS started flashing during two trips in December 2008 However, the light turned itself off and has not been on. 
Nissan Versa in California, United States
Oct 2007 - Jan 2015
Apr 2009

11000 mi

US $95
window molding on windshield coming loose. 
Nissan Versa in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Feb 2016
Dec 2011

101000 mi

US $120
Bad battery 
Mar 2013

133000 mi

US $3000
Transmission was overhauled 
Nissan Versa in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2008 - Jan 2012
Oct 2009

26040 mi
Back of drivers seat is developing a faded area, it is being replaced by dealer under warranty and part is on order. Dealer will call when part arrives. 
Sep 2010

34100 mi
Replaced Drivers Seat Back with New One 
Nissan Versa in Iowa, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2015
Apr 2008

4000 mi
Back of driver seat squeaked. 
May 2011

50000 mi

US $4800
ABS light came on. Dealer replaced 2 wiring harnesses and I am waiting on 3rd harness, light still on. Not fixed yet! Third wiring harness installed. ABS light is no longer always on. 
Oct 2012

70000 mi

US $50
Fuel pressure regulator replaced 
Feb 2013

78500 mi

US $50
Left rear tire pressure moniter went bad 
Oct 2013

87300 mi

US $50
lower ball joint both sides. Upper bearings on both front springs. 
Aug 2014

99000 mi

US $50
Rear exhaust muffler broke free from exhaust pipe at flange connection 
Nissan Versa in Indiana, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2015
Jan 2012

74000 mi
Muffler exhuast pipe rusted. 
Sep 2013

112000 mi
Replace pads and rotors. 
Nissan Versa in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2009 - Dec 2011
Jun 2009

26040 mi
Front suspension rod and bearing had premature wear. Resulted in loose feeling/rattling in front end. Dealer says is a result of poor quality road, not reflective of Nissan quality. 
Feb 2010

35960 mi
Noticed clunking sound when doing u-turn. Left front axle replaced under warranty. AC made louder than normal noise while on, plus the noise fluctuated with engine speed. Computer was reset. 
Jul 2010

40480 mi
Air conditioner had a leak - leaked coolant. O-ring replaced. Works great now. 
Apr 2011

48960 mi

C $80
Looseness/knocking sound from front end caused by wear in subframe and steering joints. Dealership replaced these under extended warranty. 
Oct 2011

54520 mi

C $650
flange on muffler broke creating loud noise. Muffler and flange were replaced with a new one. 
Nissan Versa in California, United States
Apr 2008 - Jan 2014
Feb 2011

28700 mi

US $50
Positive battery clamp corroded away, replaced with a new clamp. Total cost : $10.00 and about 3 hours work. 
Nov 2012

40000 mi

US $40
Hood latch was replaced, we were not able to open the hood due to latch being jammed. Replaced latch after having to disassemble panels under car to access latch from underneath. 
Nissan Versa in Maryland, United States
Apr 2008 - Jan 2016
Oct 2008

10618 mi
Replace fuel pump - cost covered by warranty 
Jan 2009

15063 mi

US $12
fuel door won't open 
May 2009

20000 mi
Molding surrounding windshield came off. Replacement part was ordered and installed. 
Mar 2011

47000 mi
The mechanics discovered a leaking seal in the oil pan. It was minor and I didn't notice it.  
Jan 2012

60000 mi
Leaking oil pan 
Aug 2012

69000 mi

US $82
The flange between the muffler and catalytic converter rusted out, causing the muffler to fall off. Rather than replace everything, the flange was cut off and a piece of pipe was welded into place. 
Aug 2014

101000 mi

US $1200
had a broken strut - both front struts were replaced, supposedly the sway bar links (unclear if that happened) front brakes were almost worn through, after ~9000 miles. Unclear if fast wear was related to the broken strut as both front brakes wore evenly. 
Dec 2014

107000 mi
Pipe connecting the catalytic converter and muffler rusted through. Car has been aligned twice in the past month but won't stay aligned. It needs a better diagnosis than "get it aligned". 
Jan 2016

123000 mi

US $3600
CVT transmission died. 3000 miles out of warranty - quoted $3600 to repair, not going to. 
Nissan Versa in Utah, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2016
Oct 2007

20 mi

US $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. 
Nov 2007

520 mi
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. 
Nov 2010

33000 mi
Bluetooth microphone produced static. Replacing microphone resolved the problem 
Nissan Versa in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2013
Nov 2012

88500 mi

US $30
Headlight. Went ahead and had them replace both. 
Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
Jan 2011

37200 mi

C $300
Just before the warranty was up, the muffler fell off the car due to rust. This is the only problem we have had in 6 years of ownership. Definitely rust proof a Nissan! 
Sep 2014

63240 mi

C $300
muffler rusted out. It has been replaced under warranty 3 years ago by Nissan (the first muffler lasted 3 years). Has now been replaced with a higher quality muffler (at our expense) 
Nissan Versa in New York, United States
Jul 2007 - Dec 2012
May 2008

7000 mi
Fuel pressure regulator replaced, as per TSB, after 1 week of progressively worse starting problems. No problems since repair. 
Jun 2010

30000 mi
Fan motor replaced, bad bearing. 
Jun 2012

58000 mi

US $300
Pipe broke off at muffler flange. Had to replace whole muffler due to this. 
Nissan Versa in Maryland, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

7000 mi
The back driver side seat cover was not clipped together in the back. The dealer said the seat cover was misaligned and they adjusted it so the two plastic pieces lined up and they attached them. During the inspection included with oil change the mechanic discovered a hole in the drivers side cv boot. The part was ordered and has arrived but I need to schedule an appointment to have it put on 
Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2008

8680 mi
Left rear shock absorber was found faulty after I reported a banging sound when driving over small bumps. Intermittent wipers occasionally stop working. Noticed during winter driving. Due to intermittent nature nothing was found when in the shop. Ongoing. Last checked in May. 
Nissan Versa in Illinois, United States
Nov 2007 - Oct 2010
Jun 2008

11000 mi
Replaced fuel pressure regulator per TSB NTB07-094 
Nissan Versa in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008 VEHICLE PULL TO THE LEFT. ALIGNMENT DONE TO FIND ALIGNMENT IS CORRECT. DROVE VEHICLE HOME AND PROBLEM STILL EXIST. STILL HAVE A PULL TO THE LEFT. TOOK VEHICLE IN TO HAVE A PULL TO THE LEFT PROBLEM LOOKED AT AGAIN. THIS TIME, WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS A RADIAL PULL AND THAT THEY SWAPPED TIRES AND PROBLEM NO LONGER EXIST. PROBLEM STILL EXIST. WILL DRIVE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND TAKE BACK TO DEALER. 
Nissan Versa in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

4000 mi
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. 
Jul 2008

8000 mi
The steering wheel airbag cover paint was starting to chip off. A new part was ordered and installed. 
Sep 2008

12000 mi
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 Virginia, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2016
Nov 2007

3000 mi
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. 
Apr 2008

11000 mi
Driver side seat recliner squeak, replaced reclining mechanism. No more noise. 
May 2008

11000 mi
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. 
Dec 2008

25000 mi
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. 
Jan 2009

28000 mi
Customer says Right Fog Light is out.Internal Failure Replaced right side fog light bulb. 
Apr 2009

34000 mi
Second RF Fog light failure. Found internal failure of bulb. Replaced RF fog light bulb. 
Jul 2010

60000 mi

US $15
C/S Drivers LR brake light inop, check and advise. New left rear brake light installed 
Apr 2012

101000 mi

US $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. 
Jul 2012

107000 mi

US $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 
Aug 2012

108703 mi

US $206
Customer states muffler broke off at flange. Found muffler had a welding failure at flange. R&R muffler. 
Jun 2014

145000 mi

US $60
Vent control valve failure code P0456 stored. owner R&R vent control valve. owner reset check engine light. 
Aug 2014

147000 mi

US $850
Fuel tank leaking,seal around fuel sending unit small crack, R&R fuel pump assembly. 
Sep 2014

149000 mi

US $280
muffler and middle exhaust pipe rusted off, R&R mid pipe and muffler. 
Feb 2015

155700 mi

US $40
owner has a hesitation while coming out of corners, TSB from Nissan reports faulty throttle body unit, owner replaced and reprogrammed new throttle body. 
Mar 2015

157000 mi

US $4673
Customer states car lagging no throttle pickup check and advise, found 3 CVT transmission failure codes, per customer request removed and replaced CVT transmission. transmission failed at 156400 miles. 
Oct 2015

166300 mi
Transmission failure,r and r transmission under warranty 
Nov 2015

167700 mi

US $558
Lf CV boot torn leaking grease onto chassis. R&R CV boot. 
Nissan Versa in Washington, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2016
Feb 2008

8011 mi
Repair noisy AC compressor 
Nissan Versa in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

1240 mi
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. 
Nissan Versa in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Jan 2008

4960 mi
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). 
Feb 2008

6820 mi
Defrost problem persist, w/s only defrost halfway. 
Apr 2008

9300 mi
Defrost problem same as before. 
Aug 2008

13640 mi
Trunk cover piece replaced. Air conditioned was not very cold with all proper setting. Dealer check and add more refrigerent. Problem solved 
Feb 2009

22940 mi

C $50
Windshield only heats halfway. 
May 2009

29140 mi
CVT Transmission sounded like a manual trans. when backing up and while in first gear. Transmission replaced. 
Sep 2009

39060 mi
rear wiper motor making gear to gear noise while motoring. new motor ordered and will be installed on next visit. 
Feb 2010

48980 mi

C $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. 
Apr 2010

50840 mi
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 New York, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

8000 mi
Excessive Engine Crank, Replaced Fuel regulator based on NSB from Nissan 
Nissan Versa in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2008 - Nov 2011
Feb 2008

845 mi
The driver's side front door panel was off at the top letting in a draft and noise. In addition, the window seal at the top was rolled under allowing outside air to enter. The dealer fixed this at no cost. 
Jul 2008

7000 mi
You must crank the car for several seconds to get it to start. There is a Nissan SB out on this. The fuel pressure regulator allows the fuel pressure to bleed off when the engine is not running. They did not have the parts to make the repair. 
Aug 2008

7000 mi
Dealership repaired the fuel pressure regulator with a kit!? Other than a strong fuel smell inside the car for a couple of days, everything is fine now. It starts like it should. The dealership also performed a free oil change. 
Sep 2008

8000 mi
Part installed, fixed difficulty starting. 
Nissan Versa in Indiana, United States
Jul 2008 - Feb 2016
Aug 2008

6000 mi
Fuel delivery issue. No fuel in fuel line at cold start. Engine starts at 3rd attempt. After which, engine runs normally. Part was replaced and problem was solved. 
Nov 2010

36000 mi

US $50
Hood latch disconnected. Cable was re-connected by dealer. OEM considers this an 'alignment' and did not cover under warranty. 
Apr 2011

44700 mi
Rod knock at 46,000 miles. With the exception of the cylinder head, the entire engine was replaced. Extended time in shop due to first order of incorrect engine. There was no explination given as to the cause. 
Sep 2011

53000 mi

US $30
Hood release latch cable disconnected. Repair shop reconnected the cable. 
Dec 2013

121000 mi

US $350
Replaced muffler 
Aug 2014

140700 mi

US $350
Replaced original front pads and rotors. 
Nissan Versa in Texas, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2016
Sep 2010

13000 mi
replaced Clarion 6-CD changer (CDs jammed) 
Nissan Versa in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2008 - Jun 2014
Oct 2012

78740 mi

C $700
First pads and drums change for 4 wheels 
Mar 2014

102300 mi

C $120
Weld a pipe in the system of ESC 
Nissan Versa in New Mexico, United States
Sep 2007 - Jul 2015
Jul 2012

35000 mi

US $20
Passenger headlight out, replaced at home. 
Aug 2013

38000 mi
Front O2 sensor out. Warranty paid but the part alone would've been over $200 and more for labor. 
Jul 2015

47000 mi

US $25
Corroded terminals 
Nissan Versa in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

10000 mi
Knocking felt in steering wheel when turning right at low speeds. 
Sep 2008

13000 mi
Steering joing Assembly was replaced and resolved the knocking issue. 
Nissan Versa in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2007 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

70000 mi

US $515
Muffler and resonator repair- parts rusted and disconnected 
Nissan Versa in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2008 - Mar 2016
Aug 2008

7440 mi
Headliner loose at the hatch opening. New part ordered, to be replaced when it arrives. 
Oct 2008

9920 mi
Replaced ordered part - successful repair 
Jul 2010

22320 mi
rear shock absorber shot and replaced 
Dec 2013

32240 mi
Tension spring/piece of metal that makes fuel door pop open when it is released came off during refueling. Had to look on Youtube to see how that piece fit onto the fuel door. W/o this piece in place the fuel door will need to be pried open 
Mar 2015

40920 mi
Front control arm bushings were worn and replaced. 
Nissan Versa in Virginia, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

68000 mi

US $386
Thunk on slow right turns--replaced lower steering shaft. 
Sep 2015

87179 mi

US $619
Replaced blower control assembly. 

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2008 Nissan Versa 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Versa in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2008 - Aug 2016
May 2013

28700 mi

C $85
A/C hose seal was tightened and system recharged. 
Sep 2013

31000 mi

C $60
Broken exhaust pipe. 
May 2014

35800 mi

C $450
Ball joints on both sides. 
Mar 2016

42780 mi

C $400
Worn ball joints on both sides. Replaced control arms. Second time on the cars this is done. 
Aug 2016

45260 mi

C $80
Broken muffler. Welded by shop. 
Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Aug 2016
Apr 2012

61620 mi

C $200
Stabilizer bar was found to be loose and corroded. Replaced with new bar. 
Jul 2013

80560 mi

C $1457
Front drivers-side spring snapped in two places. Repair required replacement of springs, bearings, stabilizers, and struts on both sides. Possibly caused by a raccoon hit, but mechanic felt cause was an old and/or faulty spring. 
Aug 2013

81840 mi

C $960
Exhaust system rotted in front of catalytic converter, causing unpleasant noise and scent. Nature of failure required replacement of catalytic converter and front pipe. 
Sep 2013

82460 mi

C $107
Exhaust had gotten much louder, was rattling at idle. Mechanic found that pipe had rotted immediately in front of the muffler. Welded sleeve over pipe to remedy. 
Apr 2014

85540 mi

C $100
Loose heat shield causing exhaust rattle. Mechanic adjusted and re)attached heat shield. 
Jul 2014

86480 mi

C $415
Front brake rotors warped. Replaced with new rotors and pads. 
Mar 2016

96720 mi

C $412
A pushrod that connects the clutch pedal to the clutch slave cylinder snapped. Entire slave cyl. had to be replaced- the pushrod can't be bought separately. As the pushrod is made of plastic, technician noted, "will inevitably fail again." 
Nissan Versa in Utah, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2013
Jun 2012

65000 mi

US $150
Car just died - wouldn't turn over. Took it to a dealership and they checked everything, turned out to be a fuse that deal with the fuel system. 
Sep 2012

65000 mi
Car just died (again) - wouldn't turn over. Took it to a dealership and they checked everything, turned out to be a fuse that deal with the fuel system. 
Nissan Versa in Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

18800 mi
Again car wouldn't start today. Left it, had a ride home. Engine cranks strong but will not turn over. Had no problems earlier this day. Bet when I go get it, it will start up. WTF Nissan!! Something isn't right with this. scheeesh 
Nissan Versa in Florida, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2013
Nov 2008

5000 mi
Fuel pressure regulator problem is covered by TSB seems very common should probably be a factory covered defect. car was fine just had slow starts on occassion 
Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

3720 mi
The windshield washer fuild wasnt coming out the nozzles in the front or back. Turned out it had frozen in the line, which they took full care of under warranty. 
Nissan Versa in Oregon, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2016
May 2008

3000 mi
Extended crank at start up issue addressed in a TSB and is a known issue. Also has a squeaky clutch pedal. 
Jun 2008

5000 mi
Extended crank issue at start up. Fuel pressure regulator replaced per TSB. 
Nissan Versa in Mississippi, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Oct 2008

10000 mi
Fuel regulator was bad. This is a common problem for Nissan Versas and Nissan SHOULD recall. I did have to take the car in twice to get this problem fixed. 
Nissan Versa in New York, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

2000 mi
Rotor needed to be replaced. 
Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Nov 2011
Aug 2010

27900 mi
A clamp gave way inside the manual transmission, making the clutch jerky and difficult to use. Once the clamp was replaced, the clutch returned to working normally. 
Oct 2011

36766 mi

C $900
60,000 km check-up, oil and filter change, install and balance winter tires, front brake replacement. 
Nissan Versa in Florida, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2011
Sep 2008

2000 mi
Fuel pump regulator was replaced.  New fuel regulator failed. Nissan replaced entire fuel pump system. failure has not returned. 
Nissan Versa in Quebec, Canada
May 2008 - Dec 2011
Feb 2009

16120 mi
Rear defrost defect. Replaced controler board. 
Jul 2010

40920 mi

C $800
Air conditioning compressor is toast ... Dealer asks 800$ to repair. I can't wait to sell this lemon of a car. 
Nissan Versa in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2008 - Mar 2016
May 2010

24180 mi
-A/c did not 'seem' to be working well -Complained to dealer when in for regular maintenance -Dealer recharged coolant (bit low) and added dyes -If a/c fails will apparently be reimbursed as 'possible' problem currently under warran 
Aug 2010

26660 mi
A clunking noise noticed when turning right. Mentioned to dealer at service and both strut bearings were replaced under warranty. Service manager indicated there was an 'alert' out on these as being problematic. A/C failed,inspection discovered previous dye was leaking. Vehicle to be repaired, but shop machinery failed and I am waiting to find time to rebook. Expect to be re-embursed for previous a/c recharge as this failure is under warranty. 
Oct 2010

29760 mi
air conditioning compressor was replaced. 
Jun 2011

37820 mi

C $60
Warm weather arrived and A/C not working after being repaired last autumn. Warranty has just expired, but dealer paid for half a recharge and flushed and checked system for leaks. A/C works again. We'll see... 
Nov 2011

43400 mi
For about the third time my a/c stopped working (end of summer). Cool climate so not urgent; complained a lot about this recurring problem when car in for service. Leak detected, recharged system with dye; they'll check for leak in a month 
Feb 2012

45220 mi
A coolant leak was detected in the condenser deep within or behind the dash. Nissan and dealer split cost to make repair, no cost to owner. Hopefully this will put to rest recurring problems with A/C. Big job; 10hrs work for mechanic. Connector pipe on exhaust failed. Problem was fixed by the dealer at my expense (fair enough). 
Feb 2013

55180 mi

C $61
The centre rear seatbelt retractor jammed as a result of the webbing twisting and the mechanic apparently dismantled and untangled the webbing. 
Sep 2013

62620 mi

C $232
The vehicle made clunking noises when turning. Apparently some strut components needing replacing. This has happened before (not necessarily same strut) while the vehicle was under warranty. 
Mar 2014

65720 mi

C $91
exhaust pipe prior to muffler rusted and severed. A sleeve was fitted over the pipe and the problem solved. 
May 2014

68180 mi

C $280
passenger side spring broke; it was noticed by a non dealer shop that was changing snow tires(they quoted almost 1300.00 to repair both front springs!). Some risk of spring popping out and flatting tire before repair. 
Jul 2015

78320 mi

C $230
Air conditioning failed for 2nd or 3rd time since purchase. Two trips in and about 250.00 established it was a leak from compressor deep in dash...again. This would cost almost 2000 to fix so we will drive without air from now on. 
Aug 2015

78520 mi
During a service it was reported my rear back up lights were not working and assembly was filling with water. Recommended to order and replace whole fixture for substantial sum. Bulb replaced and working but I did not order whole unit. 
Dec 2015

83700 mi

C $250
Passenger Airbag Warning Light on! 2 diagnostic waste of money trips did not solve issue. Next step costs 2700. Opted not to repair. Car is probably worthless and sitting in the 'death seat' unnerving. Probably replace it soon. Not happy. 
Mar 2016

83700 mi
No repair done. We sold the vehicle at a reduced price because passenger side air bag light was on. Would have kept vehicle a few more years otherwise. Nissan dealer and company would do nothing to fix this safety issue. 
Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2007 - Jun 2016
Jun 2010

48980 mi
Under warranty, Front Passenger side strut needed repairing. Apparently bearings were gone 
Nov 2010

61380 mi

C $350
Brake rotors warped, pads needing to be replaced.  
Aug 2011

73780 mi
 
Jan 2012

83320 mi

C $540
Blower motor gone 
Nov 2013

129580 mi

C $349
rear brake pads worn out, drums turned 
Mar 2014

135780 mi

C $376
bushings on stabilizer arm 
Oct 2014

152340 mi

C $574
Ball joints on both sides 
Feb 2015

156860 mi

C $1056
Front passenger side wheel bearing back passenger side wheel bearing 
Jun 2015

168020 mi
air conditioning clamps had corroded, needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2016

186600 mi

C $430
back right wheel bearing 
Nissan Versa in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2013
Sep 2010

36000 mi
sunglasses holder copartment woud not stay closed (clip had fallen off.). Dealer ordered the part and told me to come back later.  Parts arrived, but Nissan had sent the wrong part. Dealer reordered the correct part and told me to come back.  The sunglasses holder was finally replaced successfully.  Car was shaking badly when brakes were applied. Dealer found warped rotor. Car is not driven hard or in bad conditions, so original rotor may have been bad. Dealer smoothed the rotor and replaced the brake pads, under warranty.  
Nissan Versa in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2013
Aug 2008

3500 mi
TSB performed for fuel pressure regulator preventing car from starting 
Mar 2009

7900 mi

US $50
oil change and replacing driver's door weatherstripping seal for wind noise 
Jul 2009

11000 mi
Had the fuel pressure regulator replaced again, the last time was about a year ago. Made car difficult to start. 
Aug 2010

24000 mi
AC needed new compressor and hose, hose backordered 3+ weeks. 
Oct 2011

57000 mi
CEL came on, problem traced to fuel pump that had been replaced twice already (both times under warranty). Squeaking brakes caused by "glazed pads" not wear indicators so no repair on that system needed. 
Nissan Versa in Vermont, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2015
Dec 2007

1000 mi
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. 
Jul 2008

4000 mi
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...) 
Nov 2008

8000 mi
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. 
Jan 2011

19000 mi

US $50
Floor heat not working. Radio intermittently cuts out. Told could not replicate problems, and that the Versa doesn't have powerful floor heating. 
Feb 2013

29000 mi
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 
Mar 2013

31000 mi
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. 
Apr 2013

31300 mi

US $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). 
Nov 2015

51500 mi

US $500
Metal on metal, had to replace brake pads. 

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2008 Nissan Versa 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Versa in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
- Jun 2008
Jun 2008

20460 mi
I had heavy steering wheel vibration when I pressed the brake pedal. Front brake rotors were re-cut and problem went away. (Warped rotors) 
Nissan Versa in Ohio, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2016
Jul 2008

1000 mi
Extended cranking time required to start car. Symptom described in TSB for new fuel pressure regulator and o-ring. Parts ordered (TSB is for cars manufactured PRIOR to when this car was made) Problem fixed with new Fuel Pressure Regulator and o-Ring. 
Apr 2015

49700 mi

US $488
Lower Control arm ball joint shot(Nissan calls this a stransverse Link). Replaced Lower Control Arm. 
Oct 2015

53500 mi

US $110
Replaced broken exhaust flange between catalytic converter and exhaust. Cut out flange welded in stainless steel pipe to replace flange 
Nissan Versa in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2008 - Jan 2012
May 2008

3000 mi
Driver's side door rattled above 40 mph. 
Nov 2008

9000 mi
Foam between air conditioner pipe and bracket fell off, allowing pipe to rattle against bracket. New foam insulator installed. 
Sep 2011

52000 mi
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. 
Nissan Versa in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

34700 mi
R and R fuel pressure regulator. 
Nissan Versa in North Carolina, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2009

32000 mi
had issues starting sometimes. it would take a while to turn over 
Nissan Versa in Ohio, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

19000 mi
Noticed excessive noise/rattling under car. Dealer found that an exhaust flange had rusted out. Dealer ordered new muffler assembly for replacement. 
Nissan Versa in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2013
Jun 2012

20460 mi

C $500
defective connection between a hose and the condenser 
Nissan Versa in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Oct 2013
Aug 2012

31000 mi
Axles were grinding and had to be replaced 
Nov 2012

33000 mi

US $427
Faulty fuel system and ignition 
Oct 2013 The car's brakes failed on me while in stop and go traffic in a freeway. Tried to contact Nissan but they wanted me to pay for a diagnosis, decided to sell the car instead. 
Nissan Versa in Oregon, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Sep 2008

4000 mi
Check engine light for gas cap 3 times they replaced fuel pump regulator recall problem 

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2008 Nissan Versa 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Nissan Versa in Nevada, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

5000 mi
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. 
Nissan Versa in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

4340 mi
 
Nissan Versa in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2012
Jul 2008

1000 mi
Rattle noise coming from dash - turned out to be a loose plate near fire wall - covered by warranty 

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2008 Nissan Versa 4-door

4-cylinder CVT 2WD

Nissan Versa in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

12000 mi
Front Driver Side Supension piece twisted. 
Nissan Versa in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

1000 mi
Heater blowing cold air at idle. 

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