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Nissan Versa Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Nissan Versa   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Versas, 7.2 months of data per Versa, average 6500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Nissan Versa   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Versas, 8.4 months of data per Versa, average 19100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Nissan Versa   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Versas, 7.3 months of data per Versa, average 39900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Nissan Versa   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Versas, 9.0 months of data per Versa, average 64400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Nissan Versa   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Versas, 9.6 months of data per Versa, average 70000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Nissan Versa 58
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Versas, 8.3 months of data per Versa, average 70600 miles
2008 Nissan Versa 42
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Versas, 9.9 months of data per Versa, average 90200 miles
2007 Nissan Versa 66
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Versas, 11.3 months of data per Versa, average 80900 miles

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Nissan Versa Reliability

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Nissan Versa

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 107-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I trust my car and know it will go when I need it. The bumpers, front and rear, are light plastic and should be upgraded but I am told most other cars are the same these days. Nissan advises against towing with the car likely because of the small engine but it tows behind my mh quite nicely. I will take this car over the VW Passat which I would rate as the more unreliable car I have ever owned.
2009 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
So far (47k miles) have had no engine trouble at all.  I bought a Nissan because of high reliability ratings.  We'll see.
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
Great car very few problems
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
out of the 50,000 KM i have done the only thing that has had to be done is change the tires and the usual servicing
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
everything
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I had the engine cap missing for over a month and it still performed well. I can rely on it to always start on the first try and to survive parking garage & other urban hazards without failure.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
We have had our Versa for two and a half years and other than regular maintenance we have not had to spend a dime on the car. After 40k miles the brakes are still almost like new and the car still runs great.
Nissan Versa Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
New Nissan model. Felt light/cheap.
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
After I signed the papers but before I made it off the lot with my new car, we found the back window did not raise & lower properly, and I had to leave it for repairs right then. Also, the headlight assembly is very cheap and broke off at a 5mph bump.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
It was a first year model. I bought a first year model once and will never make the same mistake twice.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Versa 1 visited the repair shop 5 times in 8000 miles before being totalled in an accident. Versa 2 visited the repair shop more than a dozen times in 31,000 miles, and had a dangerous transmission problem that was never fixed.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
I do not feel safe driving it in winter due to the starting and speeding up issues. It has not gotten me from A to B reliably. Rather it has caused me much grief.
2007 4dr Sedan 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Less reliable and durable than Honda