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post #1 of 5 Old 01-15-2018, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy A couple of issues with a used 2008 Versa

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I just bought a 2008 Versa about a month ago and theres a couple of issues I'd like help/advice with:

1. The Airbag light, I know there are SEVERAL Takata recalls for this model car, the light flashes every 1 second from startup to when you turn the engine off. Quite annoying at night.

2. TPMS, again a VERY common problem with Nissans in general. The tires are NOT low and at correct PSI as labeled in the door.

3. The last issue is a quite big one not sure what is going on, the heater does NOT work - must say, sometimes it has worked for about 1-2 minutes. Other than that, its just warm/cold air. Upper radiator hose is hot/warm, lower is cool. Just changed the thermostat! (Yes it's in right) - Have also tried bleeding the system. No air when revving the engine and looking inside reservoir tank. AC works great of course.

Any advice/help on these issues would be great!
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-15-2018, 08:08 PM
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Air Bag: Even if you didn't buy it from a dealer they are required to fix the air bag. Some of the cars shouldn't be driven if there is a problem.....you need to get that checked.

TPMS: Put about 2 extra LBs of air in the tires drive 50 miles. If that doesn't fix it someone may have left off a wheel monitor or two last time the tires were changed.

Heater: Hoses from the radiator don't go directly to the heater. There are heater hoses that go to another radiator in the firewall. It is pretty common for this radiator to leak and it's tough/expensive to fix. A simple fix is to disconnect the hose going to this radiator.....but you then don't get any heat.
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Air bag light could be bad air bag or sensor. Some passenger side bags use a can pf compressed air with a small charge.

TPMS light could be bad TPMS sensor as they use lithium watch batteries that are good anywhere from 5-10 years. I had 2 die on my 2010 honda insight after 4 years.

I bought 4 used online and got a tire shop to install and program them.

Have you flushed the cooling system? Did you measure the fluid going into make sure its "full"? I cant remember if this heater code has a diverter valve that regulates coolant into the heater core or if it flows through it 24/7. That valve can be stuck close so little to no water circulate through it.
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I had to disconnect the leads to my driver side airbag because Nissan refused to offer me a loaner, or disable the faulty airbag for the time being. They had the nerve to tell me back in October that I shouldn't be driving the vehicle, but that replacement airbags won't be in until Spring 2018.

I decided to take disconnect to 2 wires leading to the airbag. I'd rather take my chances wearing a seat belt and being a defensive driver than hoping my airbag won't turn into a clay more in the event of a fender bender. I was planning on playing dumb when I bring it in for the airbag to get replaced, but now I get the same flashing warning light on my dash.

As other's have said I'd make sure those 2 leads are connected to the airbag. If they are you know the path you need to be looking down. Also tun your VIN in the airbag recall database to see if it comes up on the list.
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I think your best bet is to remove the air bag. Its basically a controlled explosion and devices of that nature need the charge lit or a good concussion to make it go off. You can chew TNT slowly, but hit it with a hammer and it will explode.
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