2008 Nissan Versa - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Nissan Versa

429 problems have been reported for the 2008 Nissan Versa. The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2008 Nissan Versa. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 158 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (66 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 Nissan Versa

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
158
  Suspension
66
  Engine And Engine Cooling
27
  Steering
22
  Electrical System
22
  Gasoline Fuel System
17
  Wheel
17
  Power Train
17
  Other Fuel System
15
  Equipment
15
  Service Brakes
13
  Tire
12
  Structure
8
  Visibility
5
  Electronic Stability Control
5
  Vehicle Speed Control
4
  Seats
2
  Seat Belt
2
  Air Brake
1
  Unknown Or Other
1

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2008 Nissan Versa in the United States are 77,120 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Nissan Versa owners in the last 11 years is 429, and the age of the vehicle is 11, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 429 / 77,120 / 11 * 1000 = 0.51.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Nissan Versa model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2008 Nissan Versa in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
27
  2017
63
  2016
90
  2015
53
  2014
32
  2013
35
  2012
20
  2011
27
  2010
26
  2009
20
  2008
3

small car iamge Compare the 2008 Nissan Versa with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Nissan Versa, the following table can be used to compare the 2008 Nissan Versa with the Nissan Versa from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Versa is 429 while the average number of problems reported for the 12 model years of the Nissan Versa is 252.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Nissan Versa with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Versa
14
  2017 Versa
28
  2016 Versa
44
  2015 Versa
149
  2014 Versa
179
  2013 Versa
177
  2012 Versa
512
  2011 Versa
261
  2010 Versa
276
  2009 Versa
555
  2008 Versa
429
  2007 Versa
401


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