wandering Versa

10

Asked by Jul 23, 2016 at 05:07 PM about the 2015 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi guys, How do I keep my daughter's 2015 Nissan Versa SV from wandering at highway speeds and cross winds. The front end checks out as does the alignment. Wider tires? Is there any aftermarket stuff that might help?

6 Answers

50,795

Wider tires might make it worse. Drifting in cross winds, since they vary in speed and direction relative to the vehicle, will likely not be helped by alignment. I would take it to a shop that specializes in alignments and try again.

50,795

Additional info, is this a new car? If used, how many miles on it? Have you checked the tire pressure? Are the tires new? What brand and model of tires?

10

Good tires, pressure correct. 10k miles on Bridgestone Ecopia. 20k on car.

Have u figured this out? My daughter complains of the same thing.

74,565

Light cars will blow around in the wind. Some tires "track" worse than others which means they follow irregularities in the road. All cars will move around in cross winds when the wind is bad enough. How fast are the cross winds? Tell the alignment shop that the car your concerns and they may be able to make adjustments that will help a little.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

Easy. I got it. Car guru is too basic. There is a lot of gear lash. Not sure if it means anything. but don't use the cruise control over 55mph. After that, as soon as it starts to wander, give it a little gas and keep it under load, don't let it coast at speed. It seems to work very well. Don't EVER go over 75mph. These cars are set up for high mileage and will disengage the engine from the drive wheels every chance it gets. The loose ( gear lash) will cause it to wander. I will get back to you when I find out more. This car should never have been imported to the US. Maybe a good city car, but that's it. Don't bother with sticky tires , just lower the pressure to 28 psi. Seems to work. I will post as I find out more. As a kid, cars were my hobby.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Versa

Looking for a Used Versa in your area?

CarGurus has 22,348 nationwide Versa listings starting at $1,900.

ZIP:

Nissan Versa Experts

  • #1
    NSSNVRS2007
    Reputation
    260
  • #2
    lightGear
    Reputation
    210
  • #3
    Racer_X
    Reputation
    200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Sentra
527 Great Deals out of 49,672 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Corolla
892 Great Deals out of 64,975 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
789 Great Deals out of 76,861 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Versa Note
132 Great Deals out of 8,373 listings starting at $4,999
Used Nissan Altima
1,070 Great Deals out of 74,012 listings starting at $875
Used Toyota Camry
1,070 Great Deals out of 70,551 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota Yaris
78 Great Deals out of 3,144 listings starting at $2,200
Used Ford Focus
722 Great Deals out of 53,949 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Accent
158 Great Deals out of 13,349 listings starting at $1,450
Used Hyundai Elantra
485 Great Deals out of 41,617 listings starting at $2,300
Used Honda Accord
1,025 Great Deals out of 61,526 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Fit
97 Great Deals out of 16,219 listings starting at $2,895
Used Mazda MAZDA3
327 Great Deals out of 26,870 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Fiesta
150 Great Deals out of 18,017 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Cruze
959 Great Deals out of 63,122 listings starting at $3,499

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 1,698 listings starting at $6,995
2015 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 401 listings starting at $6,000
2014 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 323 listings starting at $5,450
2013 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 217 listings starting at $5,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.