2013 Nissan Versa from North America
I am concerned about the heat shield. I had a rattle and took it to the dealer. Without looking at the car, they knew it was the heat shield (they have replaced several). I have 40,000 miles on the car, so the $238.00 repair was out of pocket. If anyone has even a small rattle, take in before 36,000 for it to be a warranty repair. It seems to be a design flaw that is occurring frequently on this model car, but it is not a warranty repair after 36,000 miles. I hope it doesn't happen to my car again.
Good gas mileage. Overall 38 MPG.
Overall I am satisfied with the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th June, 2014
28th Aug 2014, 02:38
I had the exact same horrible rattle problem with my 2012 Versa sedan. The heat shield was replaced within warranty the first time. It failed a 2nd time around 45k miles, if I recall. The service advisor said "We're having to fix a lot of these. Don't worry, we'll take care of it." They didn't charge me a dime. Even if you get charged for the repair, it shouldn't cost $238. The part itself is about $60 and should take no more than an hour at $100/hr labor. Next time the heat shield fails (and it likely will), bring it to another Nissan dealership. Be nice, but tell them it's already been replaced once and you're aware it's a common defect. They may replace it free of charge like they did for me.
8th Sep 2014, 01:16
You should never darken that place's door again. Although my car only has 27000, the heat shield failed one Saturday after driving through a large puddle on the freeway. I didn't want to wait till Monday and found it only took an over sized washer to fix. About 29 cents in parts and 5 minutes of labor.