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2012 Nissan Versa SV with rear taillight assembly problems
Since November, 2017, my 2012 Nissan Versa SV has been in and out of the shop repeatedly.
It started with a P0705 code when the transmission downshifted hard and has continued to be problematic since that time.
FYI - My car is a certified pre-owned Nissan and still has 3 years and/or 70,000 miles of warranty left on the transmission and engine.
When I first took it to the dealership I was told it was the transmission sensor, paid the $50 deductible and got the car back. A few days later the same thing happened and this time when I took it to the dealership I was told that the wiring harness was burnt up and it was NOT covered under warranty. I then had to pay almost $700 for that repair even though the car was doing the same thing as the initial visit - i.e. the transmission sensor. The car was then returned to me and broke down within 1 1/2 miles of the dealership. This time they kept it much longer and then returned the vehicle to me telling and said it was a faulty rear tail light assembly that had caused they problem with the wiring harness and they refunded the $700 and I didn't pay for this repair. Unfortunately, a few days later the rear blinker on the other side of the car was not working properly and when I took it in to the dealership they said it was just a bad bulb and replaced it. However, less than 100 miles later I, again, got the error code P0705 and returned to the dealership. This time they replaced the OTHER rear tail light assembly. Less than 300 miles later the check engine light came on with the P0705 code and when I returned to the dealership they AGAIN replaced BOTH rear tail light assemblies. In researching this problem I found a Nissan memorandum of October 2015 that showed that Nissan service technicians were notified of the problem with the rear tail light assemblies, were supposed to replace them, etc.
All total the vehicle has been in and out of the shop several times since November and was at the dealership for 30 days or more.
This vehicle is not driven on a regular basis, but I am now driving it daily to see if it is either finally repaired and/or breaks down again.
Has anyone else had this problem?