Nissan Versa Note - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Nissan Versa Note owners have reported a total of 168 problems for their cars built in the 5 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 Note. The 2014 Nissan Versa Note cars have the most problems reported (103 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Versa Note
2
  2017 Versa Note
3
  2016 Versa Note
8
  2015 Versa Note
52
  2014 Versa Note
103

  Common problems of Nissan Versa Note

The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for Nissan Versa Note cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (25 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (23 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Nissan Versa Note

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
25
  Power Train
23
  Equipment
23
  Service Brakes
21
  Engine And Engine Cooling
18
  Vehicle Speed Control
12
  Wheel
8
  Steering
7
  Structure
7
  Visibility
5
   
  Electronic Stability Control
4
  Electrical System
3
  Suspension
3
  Exterior Lighting
2
  Gasoline Fuel System
2
  Other Fuel System
2
  Seat Belt
1
  Seats
1
  Latches/locks/linkage
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Nissan Versa Note 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 Note 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 Note 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 Note Model Years

Versa Note
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 26,1531    
0.33
  2016 849,4943    
0.05
  2015 5285,2654    
0.15
  2014 10367,7495    
0.30


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