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2012 Nissan Versa repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 28 repairs.
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2012 Nissan Versa repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (60%)

< $100 (20%)

Chart based on 5 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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2012 Nissan Versa

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Nissan Versa in Mississippi, United States
Dec 2014 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

60000 mi

US $755
1 of the sensors went out causing the car to not go.Part was ordered & car repaired, but tech said Check Engine Light kept coming on & could be a sign of transmission problem. Traded car in. 
Nissan Versa in Trinidad and Tobago
May 2015 - Jul 2015
May 2015

25420 mi

The new fan was not spinning properly and was making a very loud noise. It had to be replaced. This was done at no extra cost as it was under warranty 
Nissan Versa in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2014
Jul 2014

75000 mi
Heat shield failure. Broke loose and rattles. Has been replaced twice prior under warranty. This time they just used some larger after-market washers. Transmission was extremely jerky. Also fluctuated up and down in RPMs when driving down hill. Mechanic noticed a lot of play and dealer replaced transmission at 50,000 miles. 

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2012 Nissan Versa 4dr Sedan

109-horsepower 1.6L I4 CVT FWD

Nissan Versa in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

50000 mi

US $11
Headlights burned out and license plate bulbs burned out. Replaced license plate bulbs with LED's. 
Nissan Versa in Arizona, United States
Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

64000 mi
Passenger electrical Door lock stopped working - was replaced under the extended Nissan warranty 
Nissan Versa in Ohio, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

10000 mi
Exhaust shield was loose 
Nissan Versa in Illinois, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2014
Dec 2011

1000 mi
the key will not come out when car turn off. the problem was the shift. 
Aug 2013

16300 mi
th air pressure of the tire was malfunctioning. 
Jun 2014

22000 mi
was not able to fix. the check engine was on for 10 days the day i took it in it turned off and they were not able to tell me what was worng. 
Nissan Versa in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2011 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

22000 mi

US $400
Muffler and pipe rusted through 
Nissan Versa in Ohio, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
May 2012

16300 mi
car failed to run without stalling, airflow sensor connector cleaned 
Jul 2012

18000 mi
water pooled in passenger side of car when AC ran, drain pipe for condenser reinstalled, car dried out 
Nissan Versa in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2015
Jan 2012 Getting condensation inside back window on some mornings. Dealer unable to replicate, thus no repair. Will watch and see if problem continues. 
Nissan Versa in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Oct 2016
Jun 2016

32860 mi

C $40
Bracket for the muffler broke, apparently very rusty. Which is worse since, supposedly the dealer checked for rust. Took to a mechanic I trust, cost very little 
Nissan Versa in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

9000 mi
The heat shield above the exhaust pipe had 2 tabs break off and the shield fell onto the exhaust pipe and rattled constantly. I am still waiting for the part to come in so the dealer can replace it. I have been waiting for a week so far. 
Nissan Versa in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2012 - Dec 2016
May 2016

45260 mi

C $350
Worn out rear shocks replacement. 
Nissan Versa in Arizona, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

35000 mi
Brake switch went out. 
Nissan Versa in Colorado, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

63000 mi

US $800
Engine light on. Radiator overheating 

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2012 Nissan Versa 4dr Sedan

109-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Nissan Versa in Colorado, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

13000 mi

US $38
Heat shield on exhaust was rattling. They bolted it back on. This problem has reoccurred, they had to bolt it on again. Driving through a snow storm on a freeway has been the cause both times. The metal is too flimsy to handle the snow. 

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2012 Nissan Versa 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 CVT FWD

Nissan Versa in Florida, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2014

21000 mi
Water from AC was leaking on the floorboard of drivers side. Bearing seal and hose extension installed. 
Nissan Versa in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

15000 mi
The tire pressure sensor goes on when the weather gets cold. I took it for evaluation. 

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2012 Nissan Versa 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Versa in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2017
Sep 2012

5000 mi
Door sill trim warped. Dealer ordered a new part and fixed it right away. 

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2012 Nissan Versa 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Versa in Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

15000 mi
Front seal leaking (discovered at oil change elsewhere). Replaced torque converter as well as seal under factory warranty. Blamed on factory "quality control". I am happy with new trans at 15k. Had heard high-pitched whine now gone. 
Sep 2014

32000 mi
A/C not working intermittently, dealer says charge level is ok, could not reproduce problem, bring back when happening. 
Nissan Versa in Oklahoma, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

20500 mi

US $100
Upper strut mounts were replaced after I reported a groaning noise that seemed prominent while turning at low speeds. Hasn't fixed the problem 
Nissan Versa in Washington, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

60000 mi

US $135
The old battery was dead. Got new battery. 
Nissan Versa in Missouri, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

30000 mi
Strut coil had broken, repairs done under recall. 

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