2008 Nissan Versa - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2008 Nissan Versa

419 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 152 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension
(66 problems).

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 10 years is 419, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

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

2018

21

2017

60

2016

89

2015

53

2014

32

2013

35

2012

20

2011

27

2010

26

2009

20

2008

3

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 419
while the average number of problems reported for the 12 model years of the Nissan Versa is 229.

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