Nissan gave us a new car rental for 7 months free

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  1. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member Subscriber

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    I bought my wife a 2007 Nissan Versa brand new. She never had a new car before and I let her take it to the dealer for service

    She really likes the little hatchback and takes good care of it

    Its 10 years old now has 52k miles now

    Nissan called and said her passenger airbag had been recalled but parts will not arrive until spring 2018
    11 people have been killed by the flying shrapnel

    So they gave her a 2017 Versa rental car with 10 miles on it.
    She has to go back each month to either check the car or get another one
    We left the old Versa Hatchback with the dealership but we could have brought it home for storage

    It has Sirius XM working

    No charge

    Its called the Takata air bag recall
     
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  2. c5corvette

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    Next month she should request a GT-R!
     
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  3. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member Subscriber

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    Once we get back from our 50 state, three country North American tour

    Its a Special Edition
     
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  4. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    Sign up with Uber and rack up them miles.
     
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  5. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    I have a 2007 Mustang GT with the same airbag problem . I wonder .......................................
     
  6. Wildcat

    Wildcat Spring ain't here... Subscriber

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    Honda offered free loaners back when supplies were tight on the inflators, but luckily my last replacement (this past Wednesday) was in stock at the dealer, so less than an hour later, I was back on the road. With the older car, one of the two inflators had to be ordered in before I arrived, but they ended up only replacing one, as the other inflator was not made by Takata.
     
  7. soundboy

    soundboy Super Member

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    Acceptable alternative.....the Nissan Z car.
     
  8. zunde

    zunde Active Member

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    Or hunt down a 4th generation Maxima, the last ones to be completely built in Japan (I think) and get this kind of reliability :cool: :

    maxima.jpg
     
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  9. Mitkraft

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    Wow, that's pretty cool of your dealership! Thanks for letting us know, that's good info.
     
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  10. johnebravo

    johnebravo I should be practicing

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    They probably concluded that their liability would be too great if they gave people back their cars, after they were on notice of the problem, and someone ended up dying. It works out well for you, but it's pretty much their own self-interest motivating it, not generosity. ;)
     
  11. bigx5murf

    bigx5murf Well-Known Member

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    One of my friends that's a mechanic helped one of his customers get a brand new car from Honda. Apparently this guy drove into his shop, and his engine promptly seized up. It was determined the car never had an oil change at over 80k miles! Factory oil filter, no tool marks on the drain bolt, and a head full of sludge. The owner of the car actually produced a stack of oil change receipts from his dealer. Guy was out of a car for 6 months, and I'm sure some legal fees, but eventually got a new car. I was just shocked to learn how long a Honda could go without an oil change. While people like to argue, 3k, 5k, 10k oil change intervals.
     
  12. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    bigx5murf is that dealer closed down, it should be.
     
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  13. Wildcat

    Wildcat Spring ain't here... Subscriber

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    The service advisor I deal with at my local dealer says he doesn't understand why people don't take care of their cars. They pay good money for the car, then they'll do something cheap like use off-brand parts, never get the trans fluid change (or change it with the cheapest ATF they can find), etc. We got on the topic because I was telling him how a dumb previous owner put crappy Bosch platinum plugs into our Civic, wherein the ceramic insulator had shattered inside the engine and scored the #2 cylinder wall. (Now I have 145# compression on that cylinder and 210# on the other three. Nice.) I have always used NGK plugs, same part number that came from the car when it left the factory. Never had a problem. I may not always buy genuine factory parts, but some are made by the suppliers (such as the Akebono brake pads I just bought), and others have sufficient high quality that they perform as well as factory parts. The economy stuff and no-name brands are garbage.

    Based on the condition of many used cars I looked at over the past few months, it's like an epidemic. Cars are filthy inside. The outside has never been cared for. The engine bay is also crudded up. Oil leaks hidden under layers of dirt. Running lousy because they were never taken care of. Most cars can have a nice, long trouble-free life if they are taken care of properly. I saw newer cars than ours that were trashed. Quite a shame, really.
     
  14. Omegaman

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    Bummer, free ride over

    1.5 months

    Nissan got the part and replaced the Airbag
     
  15. TPettenati

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    You are lucky. I had two cars impacted by the recall. All I got was coffee and donuts.
     
  16. KentTeffeteller

    KentTeffeteller Gimpus Stereophilus!

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    Agreed. This is egregious lack of service by the dealer. Should cost that dealer the franchise. And that replacement vehicle should have a lot of extra options thrown in if it didn't have them. And promptly.
     
  17. Luckyorleans

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    On the other hand, dealers are bad for using fear factors to jack up and pad maintenance bills like crazy. If you give a dealer a cart blanche to do what THEY recommend prepare for a continual money flush of your wallet. There is a balance there but putting full trust in most dealers is not a good idea. Follow the vehicles maintenance plan, not the dealers roadmap to profits.
     
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  18. kfalls

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    Nissan service has always been good to me. Within two months after I purchased a 2013 Juke NISMO I was driving in snow and ice when the ABS failed and I ran straight into the curb. The hit caused steering problems and bent a control arm. When I told the dealer what happened they just shrugged it off and my insurance had to pay for it. Nissan called to ask how I liked my new car. I told them about the incident and said I would never by another Nissan. To change my mind and compensate for the dealer's mis-action Nissan gave us a Gold maintenance program which will cover any service for five years including oil changes and brakes. Good move on Nissan's part not to let one bad dealer ruin their reputation. I've since purchased two more Nissans and cannot be happier with their service.
     
  19. zunde

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    Nice of Nissan to take care of you I suppose-- but how exactly did you prove that you weren't simply driving way too fast for conditions ( an apparently all too common practice in the midwest states)? If you went to the dealership after the incident and claimed the ABS failed they most certainly would have run tests to determine the cause of failure, and they are compensated by Nissan for the work and any parts if needed, so they have absolutely zero reason to "shrug it off." If the tests came back negative (i.e. no point of failure in the ABS system) then that's when they would have told you to contact your insurance company-- which I have a strong feeling is what actually happened. You don't pawn off bad driving habits on the car manufacturer. If I was your dealership's service manager I would have treated your incident the exact same way.
     
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  20. zunde

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    I find this one hard to believe as well. This is completely circumstantial evidence- no attorney I know would have taken this case.
     

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