Nissan Versa - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Nissan Versa owners have reported a total of 2,971 problems for their cars built in the 12 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Nissan Versa. The 2009 Nissan Versa cars have the most problems reported (552 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Nissan Versa

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Versa
12
  2017 Versa
27
  2016 Versa
44
  2015 Versa
136
  2014 Versa
176
  2013 Versa
171
  2012 Versa
501
  2011 Versa
259
  2010 Versa
271
  2009 Versa
552
  2008 Versa
424
  2007 Versa
398

  Common problems of Nissan Versa

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Nissan Versa cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (906 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (407 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Nissan Versa

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
906
  Suspension
407
  Power Train
244
  Engine And Engine Cooling
208
  Equipment
192
  Service Brakes
149
  Steering
145
  Electrical System
119
  Structure
93
  Vehicle Speed Control
90
   
  Other Fuel System
82
  Wheel
77
  Tire
50
  Gasoline Fuel System
47
  Visibility
37
  Seat Belt
35
  Electronic Stability Control
29
  Exterior Lighting
21
  Seats
17
  Unknown Or Other
12
  Latches/locks/linkage
6
  Interior Lighting
2
  Traction Control System
2
  Air Brake
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Nissan Versa of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Versa model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Nissan Versa model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Versa Model Years

Versa
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 2721,4001    
1.26
  2012 50174,7016    
1.12
  2011 25997,8107    
0.38
  2010 27177,6868    
0.44
  2009 552106,2409    
0.58
  2008 42477,12010    
0.55
  2007 39881,82311    
0.44

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Nissan Versa is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Versa
9
  2017 Versa
12
  2016 Versa
19
  2015 Versa
30
  2014 Versa
42
  2013 Versa
33
  2012 Versa
34
  2011 Versa
10
  2010 Versa
14
  2009 Versa
19
  2008 Versa
33
  2007 Versa
28


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