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Hey Guys,

I have an 07 SL versa hatchback CVT, its been a great car and we have 67k miles on the car. So far for a maitenance routine I did the 30k maintenance and had them replace the CVT fluid (which looking back didnt need to do so early), and have changed the oil every 3k, and replaced the air filter, and in cabin filter.

What type of future maintenance am I looking at?

  1. 1) With these cars when should the timing belt be replaced?
    2) When did you all have to replace your brakes, mine has disc front brakes and rear drum brakes what is the lifespan on those?
    3) Any known major issues in the 07's? Any easy preventative maintenance to look out for?

    Just looking for a good maintenance schedule just got a new job 50 miles a way so I will be adding 500 miles a week!!!!

    Looking forward to everybodies repsonses.
 

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What type of future maintenance am I looking at?

  1. 1) With these cars when should the timing belt be replaced?
    2) When did you all have to replace your brakes, mine has disc front brakes and rear drum brakes what is the lifespan on those?
    3) Any known major issues in the 07's? Any easy preventative maintenance to look out for?


  1. Hey ! Welcome :)

    #1. Versa's don't have timing belts.
    #2. I'm still on stock brakes at 51K. I guess it depends on how hard you drive the car, mileage, etc.
    #3. I have on 08. Only issues I know of for the earlier years was the fuel pressure regulator. I had mine replaced.
 

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My timing chain has almost 300k on it and its holding on strong
timing chain good for life i believe. Fuel pressure regulator only consistent issue i would say. just had mine replaced at $46 plus labour and taxes [out of warranty]. Will be about 160000km when i put on snow tires, and i will replace spark plugs then. They are pricey iridium plugs but they are good for 160000km/100000mi, probably more...:ihih:
 

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I've got an 07 also, although without the CVT. I do all of my own maintenance and one thing I have noticed is the air filter seems to get dirty pretty fast, compared with other cars I have owned. With the miles you are putting on yours (500/week) consider changing it out at least once a year. It is so easy, takes all of 30 seconds. Don't pay someone to do that.

I think the recommended coolant change is at four years (48 months) or so many miles. You may want to check your book. So you may be about due for that. I am fixing to drain mine and refill for the first time.

Once a year I; change the air and cabin filter, change wiper blades, drain and fill the transmission (4 speed auto) - Use only the correct Nissan Tranny fluid!!!, and starting this year, drain and fill the coolant. If you do this yourself, it is very inexpensive. I try to change the oil every 3-4k. My V is averaging around 12,000 miles per year of use.
 

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Hey Guys,

I have an 07 SL versa hatchback CVT, its been a great car and we have 67k miles on the car. So far for a maitenance routine I did the 30k maintenance and had them replace the CVT fluid (which looking back didnt need to do so early), and have changed the oil every 3k, and replaced the air filter, and in cabin filter.

What type of future maintenance am I looking at?

  1. 1) With these cars when should the timing belt be replaced?
    2) When did you all have to replace your brakes, mine has disc front brakes and rear drum brakes what is the lifespan on those?
    3) Any known major issues in the 07's? Any easy preventative maintenance to look out for?

    Just looking for a good maintenance schedule just got a new job 50 miles a way so I will be adding 500 miles a week!!!!

    Looking forward to everybodies repsonses.


  1. Just follow the nissan maintenance intervals in your manual. With the timing chain you most likely will never need to replace it. The brakes will differ for everybody. It all depends on how you drive and what your commute is like. I currently have 74k on mine and can tell you it looks like they will last 100k. I don't really do any preventative maintenance. I don't like fixing what isn't broken.
 

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Hey Guys,

I have an 07 SL versa hatchback CVT, its been a great car and we have 67k miles on the car. So far for a maitenance routine I did the 30k maintenance and had them replace the CVT fluid (which looking back didnt need to do so early), and have changed the oil every 3k, and replaced the air filter, and in cabin filter.

What type of future maintenance am I looking at?timing belt kit

  1. 1) With these cars when should the timing belt be replaced?
    2) When did you all have to replace your brakes, mine has disc front brakes and rear drum brakes what is the lifespan on those?
    3) Any known major issues in the 07's? Any easy preventative maintenance to look out for?

    Just looking for a good maintenance schedule just got a new job 50 miles a way so I will be adding 500 miles a week!!!!

    Looking forward to everybodies repsonses.


  1. I've been late in this but it's true there's no timing belt on nissan versas. On the other hand, the main intervals should be followed once in every 6 months or so.
 

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There is a drain plug on the bottom of the radiator that is pretty easy to see and get to. On mine, the drain plug has a large phillips head and I just used a long phillips screwdriver to loosen and retighten after draining. I think the thing is plastic so it doesn't take a lot of torque.

I did not mess with trying to find a drain plug on the engine. Conceivably some of the coolant in the engine will drain through the lower radiator hose into the radiator while draining the radiator.

I realize this does not get all of the coolant out, but with my once a year drain and fill, the coolant will stay fresh enough to provide the necessary corrosion resistance in my opinion.
 

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Brakes on my 08 lasted 105k miles, also spark plugs are recommended to be replaced at 105k miles, and CVT fluid is recommended to be replaced every 60k. coolant every 30k.
 
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