I don't really understand what you are saying. I'm not doing any sort of "victory lap". I'm just saying that my vehicle does not seem to be suffering from this supposed widespread issue. Of course, if I do end up with catastrophic engine damage, it's more a matter of bad luck than anything else. This is my first Nissan and I know very well that them rectifying this manufacturing error is more of a financial reason than anything else. It is much cheaper to alter a small step in the manufacturing process than it is to constantly have to warranty out failing engines, not to mention the risk of any lawsuits that may be caused by someone's engine blowing up in the middle of a highway. The MR18 was prone to issues, but that does not mean that every single one of them failed. Even large international corporations can learn from their mistakes, and Nissan actually acknowledging this manufacturing error in this engine by releasing a technical bulletin from the factory proves that they are taking steps to reduce incidences of this issue.You're a little early with that victory lap at 15K miles.
Maybe as well, you should look up the history of the 'other' engine, the MR18DE..............which went year after year with major failures over and over.................and pretty much wipes this out..............
'...if this was an actual widespread issue, all new engines coming out of the factory would have had this alleged defect corrected,...'
Your brand loyalty, like most out there, is somewhat misplaced. You paid for a car, you should get a certain expected use out of said car, but anything past that has one sucking..................well, you get the picture.
The cars either break or they don't, anything past that is unnecessary human BS, what we do best. One is either realistic about things or misguided due to self-delusion and don't be blaming that on others.
Her civic is so many orders of magnitude nicer and better built than my versa its not even funny, and the distant memory of my previous car which was also a honda is oft in my mind while bumping around in this antiquated bucket of bolts. One thing I'm not going to worry about between now and then is the noisy motor.
That article is over a year old, I don't think anything ever came of it either as there was no recall that I am aware of. Doesn't apply to us though, because we have the 1.5 turbo engine and the article cites only the 2.0 liter naturally aspirated engine. That little more hauls big time, and its quiet and comfortable and stable to boot. Something like 75 more horsepower than my versa while still getting better gas mileage, with way bigger rims and tires to turn. We like our civic a lot.Cobb said:
Pretty much like accuracy (tight tolerances) vs. reliability in weaponry.Many are intended to be loose and necessary as the engine which airbox may be attached to has to move around in the engine mounts but the other forward upper part of the intake is also fastened to the non-moving radiator support or something close. The intake tube then must be able to move, locking it down solid would break it in the cold of winter.
Give Nissan a call and explain what has been going on, and the time that your vehicle has been in the shop. If that fails to get the desired results, contact the second link regarding the legal action you can take. I have no experience with the second link, so I cannot give you any advice regarding their work. Good luck!!!Hey everyone. New memeber here. I purchased my 2019 versa s 5mt in December brand new. Around 500 miles, i started to notice a knock. It has progressively gotten worse. The car now has 6,000 miles on it. It has been in the shop for a month now. They replaced the engine last week. The brand new replacement engine also was no good and they had to order a third engine and do the job all over again. Car is still in the shop. I'm begging them to just give me my money back. They wont.
Did the dealer service department give you any specifics to what the knock was?Hey everyone. New memeber here. I purchased my 2019 versa s 5mt in December brand new. Around 500 miles, i started to notice a knock. It has progressively gotten worse. The car now has 6,000 miles on it. It has been in the shop for a month now. They replaced the engine last week. The brand new replacement engine also was no good and they had to order a third engine and do the job all over again. Car is still in the shop. I'm begging them to just give me my money back. They wont.