The Nissan Versa has always been an unabashedly inexpensive car, but a 2020 redesign at least adds a layer of visual pizzazz that makes it seem less spartan. In addition to the new look, the updated Versa also benefits from standard automatic emergency braking (AEB), but the brittle ride, vague steering, and uneven interior quality are disappointing—even for a budget car.
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The 2020 Nissan Versa has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Feb 26 2020
If a small hole is present, a fuel leak may occur if the operator fills the tank over half full, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2020 Versa vehicles. Due to a manufacturing issue, the fuel tank wall thickness may be insufficient, potentially causing a small hole in the tank seam area.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall began April 6, 2020. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V112000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 46
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