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post #1 of 12 Old 10-14-2014, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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2014 new Versa Note SV-rust found on day 3, Nissan won't replace, seeking advise/help

Hello everybody - new to Versa Forum here, requesting advise/help. Here is the situation :
2014 Versa Note SV bought New, found rust on the 3rd day of purchage in 12+ areas underneath including sub-frame and various components. Complained and requested replacement with a rust free car. Nissan won't replace or refund despite extensive correspondence, emails, phone calls, visits to the dealer, furnishing date stamped pictures of rust areas. Nissan is dragging its feet with feeble excuses - ' No excessive rust found' "rust is not affecting safety of the car' 'rust not affecting performance of the car' - which is why they will not replace it. Upon telling them that the due to rust, the resale value of car is severely diminished to junk car value - they have nothing to say. Filed complaints with authorities including the Attorney General but they are slow to process so nothing has come of it so far and Nissan won't stand behind its products. BBB Autoline has sided with Nissan and they just pissed on the Lemon Law doing that - despite providing scores of date stamped photographs of the rust areas.

Nissan is not giving me a charity car, nor it is a used car that they have sold me. I have paid full price with high interest for 6 years that I am going to be paying and I deserve a rust free car without defects but Nissan does not seem to agree to that.

People, please think a thousand times before buying a Nissan. A company that is trying to get away using every lame excuse. I am afraid that Nissan may have sold a large number of cars to buyers, with rust simply because the American buyer trusts manufacturers for their quality and integrity - but not in case of Nissan.

If any law students/retired lawyers/lawyers are willing to help - for an affordable fee - as I can not afford a lot at this time - please help me and may God bless you for your kindness.
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-14-2014, 03:36 AM
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Sorry to hear about your experience. I'm no pro here but that should be covered under lemon law. Try getting a local lawyer. Some don't charge unless they win.

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It's the most affordable car in the North American market.... not surprised.
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i dont know about you guys, but this smells like a troll to me...in any case OP, unless you have conclusive proof through a metallurgical forensics expert that the structure of the car was affected in any way by this rust you claim to have proof of, you have no case against Nissan as the warranty manual clearly states that unless the structure of the body is compromised in any way by rust or defects they will not do anything about it. i live by the ocean for crying out loud and have never had an issue with rust under any part of the car, but at the same time i also wash my car every other week like most normal people do to keep these kinds of things from happening. im sorry guy's, but i'm gonna have to be on the skeptical side of this argument until i actually see pictures of this guys car and proof that the pictures arent from some other car this guy may be trying to play off as a versa note. As for advice OP, i would go with what the other 2 responders have told you so far and also seek a second opinion from a different dealer as the one you are going to for these problems is obviously in no hurry to help you.
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The car is a 14. Surface rust occurs when cars sit around. It happens.
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I had rust quickly formunder my 2012 Versa as well. Just seems like poor painting to me.
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I recommend dupli color rust converter.
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I am pretty sure they use salt on road ice in Penn State as they do almost everywhere now. You can get a car wet with it and have rust in 15 minutes, contrary to popular belief that is NOT unusual by any means. Many of the thicker steel parts under cars are not coated with galvanizing or other and will rust right off the bat. As well, I've seen other makes of cars rusting on the car haulers, they haven't even arrived at the dealerships yet. And that's here in Texas where cars do not rust hardly at all.

In ten years if you still have the car you will have many ruined suspension parts likely, I see them on the Ford websites all day long and from up north. Can't even think of removing bolts to get parts off, it's cutting torch only. Blame the road departments that went to much cheaper salt, before that the material used rusted nothing. Salt is new to us here and the car people are flipping out over the damage which in 6 months is as much as cars previously showed in 15 years. My cars in Texas take over 30 years to rust as much as up there in 5-7. Or at least they did, whole new world here too now.

NORMAL, the OEMs do not consider a lower level car worthy of 100% full metal protection..............next time buy a car made out of stainless, you'll pay like 10X the price though. Or never take the car out at all in the wet, not being realistic there at all. GM, Ford and others do the same, luck finding one that doesn't. You WILL get educated.
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I want to use that quote in a signature, I just might...
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Post is from 2014. Id say he got a flood car and might want to pull the car fax and check weather reports with location of vehicle as it was likely transferred from another dealer. Then go up the chain of command, go to other body shops and get an estimate or idea what made it happen. File BBB complaint worse to worse talk to own insurance company.

I dont know about PA, but NJ uses pickle juice. In a pickle: New Jersey breaks out the brine for snowy roads as it awaits fed OK for salt delivery | Fox News https://www.wired.com/2016/01/the-se...-cheese-brine/
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