2024 Nissan Versa Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Engine & Electrical system related are the most commonly reported

Updated on Author: Brian Jones | Reviewer: Sergei Lemberg

The 2024 Nissan Versa struggles with the engine, electrical system and powertrain issues. As one of America’s cheapest cars on the road, it has become a painful disappointment to drivers who expect something reliable from the Japanese automaker.

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Of the top complaints, the 2024 Nissan Versa seems to struggle the most with engine issues. Drivers also note problems with the electrical system and powertrain, making this cheaper car one that’s best left at the dealership.

2024 Nissan Versa Complaint Summary

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Power Train
Vehicle Speed Control
Unknown Or Other
Electrical System
Fuel/propulsion System


  • Excessive stalling: There are countless reports of the engine stalling for no reason. One driver started having problems within 20 miles of buying the vehicle (90 miles on the odometer). The problem seems to be most common with the keyed ignition and a manual transmission. Most reports agree that no warning lights come on at the time of failure.
  • Reduced output power: Once the engine stalls, drivers find that the engine no longer gives out the same amount of power for a short time. The car can struggle to get to 50 mph, which is dangerous when pulling into highway traffic.
  • Engine doesn’t accelerate: Drivers have trouble getting the Versa to accelerate, even when pushing down hard on the pedal. Sometimes, it can feel like the engine is going to stall while trying to give it gas. This issue becomes most apparent when trying to get the car up an incline.
  • Limp mode activates: Drivers continue to replicate limp mode activation for no reason. One owner said it happened multiple times over 200 miles, with the first occurring within the first 20 miles of driving. Power gets suddenly cut in half and the Check Engine Light comes on, but the dealership can’t find anything wrong with the vehicle.

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Electrical System

  • Headlights dim during acceleration: When drivers push on the accelerator pedal, the headlights become dim. Once drivers let their foot off the pedal, the headlights return to normal brightness, leading owners to believe there’s an electrical issue. Even after replicating the issue for dealership technicians, drivers are told that this is a “normal” occurrence.
  • Lack of climate control during acceleration: The same troubles occur with the heat and air conditioning as the headlights. When the accelerator is pushed down, airflow can be cut off temporarily. Once the accelerator is released, the cabin returns to its previous heating or cooling state. Again, this problem has been deemed “normal” by technicians.
  • Brake light sticks on: Drivers have complained about a sticking brake light that can be confusing to other people behind the Versa. Even when the brake pedal isn’t pushed down, the light can remain on for an arbitrary amount of time.
  • Random dashboard lights: The dash lights are meant to alert drivers to problems, but the Versa tends to light up for no reason. Random lights and warnings occur with no fault to lead back to.
  • Cruise control fails: While driving, the cruise control can fail to work without warning. Drivers have to take charge of the speed control, which can be alarming, especially when traveling at faster highway speeds.


  • RPMs rise without acceleration: A common powertrain problem occurring with the Versa is a slipping sensation. The RPMs rise when the accelerator is pushed, but the car doesn’t go any faster.
  • P2615 error code: Along with the slipping transmission, owners continue to get a Check Engine Light revealing the P2615 trouble code. This DTC stands for “Camshaft Position Signal Output Circuit Low.” It happens most frequently with the manual transmission and the Versa may stop driving completely as a result. Failure occurs with as few as 300 miles on the odometer.
  • Erratic operation: Owners have experienced a variety of drivability concerns, including strange vibrations and shuddering. The feeling can change frequently, continuing to catch drivers by surprise.

Where Your Lemon Law Rights Come In

If your 2024 Nissan Versa is experiencing problems with the engine, electrical system, or elsewhere, it could be a lemon.

Lemberg Law has years of experience in helping vehicle owners resolve lemon law cases and securing settlements. If you think your Versa qualifies, contact us for a free assessment. Nissan is obligated by law to cover the legal fees for lemon law cases, so you won’t incur any costs. Call our Helpline or fill out our contact form today to get started.



Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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