I then restarted it and put it in gear. They said they don't have not enough complaints. Closer to the 58-60k miles mark the tachometer went crazy, jerking the car. That problem ended up in Nissan replacing the transmission with approximately 61k miles. Last month, Nissan sold nearly 10,000 units of the Versa, representing a decrease of almost 3 percent compared to the same period in 2011. Do I even bother taking it to the dealership? There have been so many class actions regarding this transmission as each new model reaches 60-70k miles on average and customers begin to experience widespread failure.
Comes with a 3yr or 100,000 mile no joke on the mileage warranty. They lost an earlier one and had to provide free extended warranties for several prior year models. After further research he thinks it's coming from the transmission and after reading other reviews here, it's safe to say that is the problem and not worth further effort to try to fix. On my next appointment I mentioned it to the mechanics at the dealership. My boyfriend was with me and somehow got the car going and we pulled it in the Nissan dealership, which was on the same highway a few miles down.
Nissan says it will begin mailing notices to customers affected by the recall beginning February 20. If enough complaints are filed then manufacter may be required to fix, repair, replace, refund and maybe repurchase the vehicle. Would slip in and out of gear like it was looking for the right place to be. Also, the engine will not rev in drive, only reverse. She took it to the dealer back in August. Of course they won't do anything.
After driving it for a few days I'd went back to the dealership, spoke with my salesman Mr. Paid a fair amount of money for this crap car and I asked how much a new transmission cost and they told me 4-5 thousand. The car has been in the shop for over 3 weeks now we choose not to take it to the dealer because they charge a lot more money. Using any other fluid will contaminate the fluid reservoir and render it unusable. I bought the car with 55,000km and now the car has 63000km. First, check for fluid leakage.
Should I just have them done because of the mileage? So much so, they doubled the warranty on the 2010 Versa for this very problem. This procedure sounds like a flush instead of drain and fill. Call the dealership where I bought it and they took it to Nissan dealer and they confirm faulty transmission. As a customer I believe Nissan car drivers represent and advertised a company that should be responsible for their product, whether new or used. The engine seemed to be running fine but it just wouldn't accelerate. That would have looked like I just pulled out into oncoming traffic without looking Nissan would have blamed the driver me for the accident.
They found nothing wrong with my car. Called and spoke to Nissan customer service and they tell me that I am over my warranty by 3 months and over mileage. Typically you can get well over 100,000 miles out of this fluid, and considering how expensive it is that is a good thing! This is basically what I paid for the whole car in the first place. I put it in park and stopped the engine. So much for buying a reliable car. It amazes me how they get away with selling lemons to people. Any shop that tells you they can change the fluid for you is probably not aware of this unless they plan to drive over to Nissan and purchase the fluid from them.
Do I have any recourse? Have a hitch and have doen some light towing of a small landscape trailer with my motorcycle and some household items. Had to leave the vehicle there and catch an Amtrak back to Colorado to go back to work. Q, told him that this car isn't shifting gears like it should, his response was maybe it's due to it not being driven for awhile. Preferably one with experience with those transmissions. My warranty had just expired at 60k miles. You need new transmission for a car with only 55,605 miles.
Transmission started going at 80k miles. Notice that the mileage is almost double? Nissan should stand behind their product and do something about this. The Versa overflow tube is located in the oil pan. I lost money on this car and it has changed my view of Nissan as a reputable auto manufacturer. I had it towed to where I have my cars repaired and was informed the transmission was bad. If you don't do the procedure correctly you might end up replacing the transmission.