Nissan is recalling 13,000 of its new 2014 Versa Note hatchbacks due to an issue with various bolts used to assemble the vehicle. Considering the Versa Note was only recently put on sale, this news must be driving Nissan nuts (we couldn't resist), but presumably the lion's share of these vehicles are still at dealerships.

According to a report from The Detroit News, there are two separate issues. The first has to do with the latches for the rear seats, which include bolts that may not be strong enough to keep the seats upright in the event of a crash. The second relates to the bolts that attach the body to the undercarriage. Apparently they may not have been tightened properly, and in rare cases may be missing altogether. No injuries or accidents have been reported from either issue.

Owners are being told to report to dealers for the fixes, with notifications coming in mid-August.


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      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ummmm... really? Can you imagine stopping your car with your undercarriage unattached? Sounds like a Mr. Bean episode.
      Logan Abner
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds like something the union fellas at the Big 3 would've done in the 80s to get a laugh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Logan Abner
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      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Apparently they may not have been tightened properly, and in rare cases may be missing altogether." There's that legendary Japanese engineering everyone talks about.
        BB79826
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FIDTRO
        lmao seriously? You're still trying that one out? Hilarious. But no, Nissan has really had some issues lately. I definitely wouldn't buy one. Just like those Chevy Sonics missing brakepads. Garbage.
      Turbo_S60
      • 1 Year Ago
      You can buy a new one of these for cheap, not a particularly good car. Better then walking I guess, barely.
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Turbo_S60
        As someone who has walked, I would say one of these is far better than walking -- at least for bad weather, long distances, or carrying any sort of cargo/other people.
        tinted up
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Turbo_S60
        For real, walking is nice when you FEEL like walking. Walking when you HAVE to go get something to eat or HAVE to walk to work, is not fun. Versa any day over walking, unless it's a leisurely walk with my bottom B.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      No bolts?! And some states legalized pot. See what it does people?
      Joey Franklin
      • 1 Year Ago
      It\'s actually just the rocker sill moulding bolts, not the actual body mounting bolts.
        wilmisale
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Joey Franklin
        Re: Hyundai Sonata - "NHTSA supports that the corrosion in the subframe is pretty severe as consumers have reported 'fist-sized holes in the frame'. According to NHTSA investigators, this can result to complete or partial suspension control arm detachment from the vehicle, wheel collapse or separation, half shaft detachment resulting in sudden vehicle disablement and/or steering anomalies."
      fx16gts
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just buy 98 Camry with 50,000 miles and call it a day. It would last way longer then this car.
      wilmisale
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hyundai/Kia has had issues with bolts for years. Seems they're prone to corrosion fairly quickly in the northern states. Not that it's a safety issue or anything.
      Andrew Pappas
      • 1 Year Ago
      C'mon guys, clearly you have a picture of the Honda Fit ;)
      • 1 Year Ago
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      sciasoul7
      • 1 Year Ago
      undercarriage bolts may be missing...... adds new meaning to the term "frame sliders"
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