Nissan Versa Safety Investigation Launched for Suspension Issue

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

As one investigation on the Nissan Versa closes, a new one opens.

The Japanese automaker has closed its investigation on the 2003-2014 Nissan Versa for braking issues, but now older models of the Versa are being probed for a possible suspension problem.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Nissan Versa from the 2008-2010 model years are reportedly having an issue with its suspension that can potentially cause tire or brake line damage. The agency has received 93 reports of suspension coils breaking without warning, with one report involving a failure at 65 mph, causing a sudden tire problem by cutting the inner sidewall of the tire.

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A total of 120,000 vehicles are involved in the Nissan Versa safety investigation that has one reported crash related to the issue. NHTSA will investigation to determine if there is enough evidence to upgrade the issue to an engineering analysis, a necessary step before it can demand a recall from the automaker.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on May 19, 2015

    note to Nissan: people might some day realize the same company that makes the Adversa also makes the GTR