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Sekuru, Zimbabwe

Nissan X-Trail

Hie . I write to you for expert advice. I live in Zimbabwe. I bought a used Nissan X Trail from Japan in 2015 with a mileage of 79000KM. The car is petrol powered and is a 1.9L engine number: QR20-469304A. Chasis number: NT-30-125541. Year of manufacture is 2004. The problem is that on occasions the car loses power and fails to accelerate especially if i slow down and want to gain speed. The revolutions per minute usually remain unchanged at about 1500 and the car will slow down. I have to put my foot on the accelerator to the floor to gain acceleration and the car responds but in a jerky move initially then normalizes and performs well thereafter. This problem happens infrequently but is a real bother to me. The fuel tank was removed and cleaned recently . The injectors were serviced recently as well. ATF (CVT) was flushed and changed recently. Accelerator sensor, air flow sensor and crank shaft position sensors were changed upon advice from some local "experts". However despite all those changes the problem remains unchanged. I would appreciate if you could help me as the dealers in Harare (Zimbabwe) appear not to know the problem. Regards,

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I heard someone saying you must be too specific with the ATF which is written which is Nissan Matic. The CVT yes is for Nissan but heard the Xtrail need the Nissan Matic. Mine l have replace ATF with CVT but someone is telling me to use Nissan Matic Emmanuel from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 04/08/2016 21:50:09 | ID: 134118

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Julyan, Denbighshire

Nissan X-Trail

My 2007 xtrail starts fine runs fine but what seems to be a worsening noise that sounds like the timing chain rattling under the cover. It sounds like a loose rattle when you take your foot off the gas whilst driving and it also rattles badly at certain revs. There's a little smoke when you put your foot down too. Is this a tensioner issue or could it be oil pressure to the tensioners.any advice welcome. Please help. It's done 65000 only.

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Hey.. I've got a 2008 xtrail and has got the same issue with the rattling sound.. Did you find any solution or cause. Please share if so.. thanks.. Dumith from New Zealand

Submitted: 26/07/2016 14:54:40 | ID: 133854

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Richard Coles, Lincolnshire

Nissan Qashqai

How do I get the digital speedo read out back on my display screen, car just back from service and read out has disappeared

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The digital speedometer has dissapeared , how do I get it back please ? Louissa from Bridgend

1. Start the engine, 2. Move the 'Enter' button (on the steering wheel) up or down (do NOT depress the button). Keep doing it until the digital speedo display re-appears. When driving it is easy to move the Enter button by mistake and thus lose the speedo display. It is now quite simple to recover it. Why they couldn't put this solution into the manual is a mystery we'll never solve! Des M from New Zealand

Submitted: 16/01/2016 14:46:03 | ID: 126253

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Mike Sedgwick, Leicestershire

Nissan Qashqai 2012

My Nissan Qashqai`s stop/start has stopped working. I have tried the button that switches it on and off and there`s no change. It worked when I picked it up, 500 miles later it doesn`t. Any ideas? (1.6 dci stop start 2wb)

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Is your rear demister on? Switch it off and try again Jack App from Durham

The sart stop will not work with the air con switched on either. As you asked this question in July, I am assuming that this may be on James from Surrey

Got my Qashqai end of April 2014. Stop / start system only works when it feels like it. Dealers keep telling me there is nothing wrong. But I know there definitely is and it is doing my head in. Nissan customer services are no help at all. Had 11 Nissan cars since 1982, never had any problems. Going back to dealers on Wednesday 29th October . Watch this space. Stu Shaw from Merseyside

Got my Qashqai end of April 2014. Stop / start system only works when it feels like it. Dealers keep telling me there is nothing wrong. But I know there definitely is and it is doing my head in. Nissan customer services are no help at all. Had 11 Nissan cars since 1982, never had any problems. Going back to dealers on Wednesday 29th October . Watch this space. Stu Shaw from Merseyside

I have a Qashqai of a similar age and I also had the same problem soon after I bought it. I went back to my dealer who first explained that the engine must be warm and that also if the battery had run a little low in charge due to Air con etc. Secondly it was explained, and this is the answer because it worked for me, get into the car and press nothing until your seatbelt is on and gear is in neutral. Then press start and drive off. When you come to a stop put gear in neutral, apply handbrake and take your foot off the clutch. Providing you have auto stop start selected it will work. steve from Gloucestershire

Stop start presents a large load on the vehicle`s battery. As a result the vehicle will not stop start on a cold engine especially in colder weather, it is also unlikely to stop start under heavy battery loads: - headlights and fog lights, electrical driven heaters (demists) and seat heaters etc. The vehicle constantly monitors the batteries` condition (its charge state) to ensure it has the ability to execute a restart, and will not stop the engine until it senses the battery is at a suitable level. Dominic Armstrong from Warrington

Nissan 1.5 dci 9 months old. Stop start system fault warning. Booked in to dealer but before I could take it engine would not start called RAC the guy knew exactly what the problem was with the battery. Jump started and took to dealer who had it for 4 Days. New battery and glow plugs, working fine so far. Robin Thomson from East Lothian

Nissan 1.5 dci 9 months old. Stop start system fault warning. Booked in to dealer but before I could take it engine would not start called RAC the guy knew exactly what the problem was with the battery. Jump started and took to dealer who had it for 4 Days. New battery and glow plugs, working fine so far. Robin Thomson from East Lothian

I now have the same problem. I bought a new Qashqai about 3 weeks ago, now it has about 500 Km (310 miles). It was fine until yesterday, wich strangeli coincides with the CVT software update (PM463 Recall), carried out by the dealer. Now Stop & Start has sopped working under normal conditions. It only works when main beams are ON !? Can you beleave this??? It always worked with the air conditioning ON, and it still does, although it doesn't work with only Ventilation/Heating (A/C OFF), even in AUTO mode. This is very odd too, because the A/C takes more power than normal ventilation, i think... Gustavo Tavares from Portugal

I now have the same problem. I bought a new Qashqai about 3 weeks ago, now it has about 500 Km (310 miles). It was fine until yesterday, wich strangeli coincides with the CVT software update (PM463 Recall), carried out by the dealer. Now Stop & Start has sopped working under normal conditions. It only works when main beams are ON !? Can you beleave this??? It always worked with the air conditioning ON, and it still does, although it doesn't work with only Ventilation/Heating (A/C OFF), even in AUTO mode. This is very odd too, because the A/C takes more power than normal ventilation, i think... Gustavo Tavares from Portugal

Purchased a three-year-old 1.6 Qashai diesel and after about a month start stop system fault came up on the dashboard, checked everywhere on the Internet and nobody had the answer then the battery started to drain overnight as far as I can gather the start stop system will not work correctly if your battery is slightly faulty in any way, if the voltage is below 12 V when you first try and start the car the system will know by the voltage drop there is a fault and disable the start stop system, fitted a new Exide battery and the car is like brand-new, starts first time every time with no error messages HANNAH LEE from Warwickshire

Purchased a three-year-old 1.6 Qashai diesel and after about a month start stop system fault came up on the dashboard, checked everywhere on the Internet and nobody had the answer then the battery started to drain overnight as far as I can gather the start stop system will not work correctly if your battery is slightly faulty in any way, if the voltage is below 12 V when you first try and start the car the system will know by the voltage drop there is a fault and disable the start stop system, fitted a new Exide battery and the car is like brand-new, starts first time every time with no error messages HANNAH LEE from Warwickshire

I have discovered that my stop/start will not work if the airflow control dial is set to windscreen (all the way round to the right), regardless of whether the fan is actually on or not. In any other position the stop/start works fine. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has found this. David from Tyne and Wear

I have discovered that my stop/start will not work if the airflow control dial is set to windscreen (all the way round to the right), regardless of whether the fan is actually on or not. In any other position the stop/start works fine. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has found this. David from Tyne and Wear

The Nissan main dealer recommended starting off in first gear but instead of just depressing the clutch and changing into second gear, change into neutral and let the clutch up. Then depress it again and change into second. This is a procedure which used to be called double-de-clutching in very early cars. Follow the same procedure for third and fourth gears etc. It certainly worked for my vehicle. They said it resets the computer program which manages stop-start. Richard Turner from North Yorkshire

The Nissan main dealer recommended starting off in first gear but instead of just depressing the clutch and changing into second gear, change into neutral and let the clutch up. Then depress it again and change into second. This is a procedure which used to be called double-de-clutching in very early cars. Follow the same procedure for third and fourth gears etc. It certainly worked for my vehicle. They said it resets the computer program which manages stop-start. Richard Turner from North Yorkshire

Ha! Got my new Qashqai less than 3 weeks ago and the auto stop/start error message came on so I tried your method. And it worked!!! Only difference is I remained stationery and did it. I just went through the gears as you suggested using double dip clutch and when I got to 4th the error message disappeared and the auto stop/start worked again! Thanks. Saved me a trip to much dealership and time and off work!! Alan from Lancashire

I have had this problem for the last 11months eventually got finance company and Nissan head office involved turns out faulty ECU which I told them 11months ago but they advised this wasn't the case. Well apparently theECU has been replaced and the faults on again. Stacey from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 09/07/2012 15:42:21 | ID: 85594

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steiny1969@hotmail.com, West Lothian

Nissan Navara

Ok engine management light came on Glow plug relay fault So far I've replaced glow plugs (twice) New battery new glow plug relay I reset the fault engine management light goes I can then sit and test this all day engine on no fault (glow plugs always go off after 10seconds) But once I start driving the vehicle the light will come on after a few days Helllllllp It's no prob starting and runs great just can't keep the engine management light off

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My engine just stops, it has done it over 100 times since Wednesday 3rd Aug. just after full services carry out on the car. It stops when engine is cold and when I'm driving or slowing down when the engine will just stops. Obviously no acceleration and the lights coming on is a big clue. If I turn the engine off and start it again, it starts no problem and carries on. I need help please. Francis from Greater London

Submitted: 13/08/2016 12:32:09 | ID: 134327

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salveen prasad, Fiji

Nissan Terrano

Can I fit qd 32 engine on td27 computer board?

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Is ur Qd32 engine has d same fuel pump as td27 faizal hussain from Fiji

Submitted: 24/02/2015 06:15:02 | ID: 112226

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Charles, South Africa

Nissan Navara

My pathfinder don't want to pick up speed my foot is on petrol but it only go up to 60km. I put in new clutch kit and flyweel

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check the sensor on the gear box they may have broken it. an last check ur fuel filter chris from South Africa

Its your ring gear timing its not properly chris from South Africa

Submitted: 27/01/2016 06:49:14 | ID: 126759

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Roger, Oxfordshire

Nissan Primastar

Hi my van will start on tick over only, its very lumpy for about 1 1/2 minutes then it will rev and away we go. Some times if I press the clutch it will rev sooner. Any help would be appreciated Thanks Roger

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Try disconnecting your mass air flow sensor and if it works ya need a new one ... will run with it disconnected.... jim from Ireland

Submitted: 05/07/2016 09:36:00 | ID: 133260

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jimmy sibanda, Zimbabwe

Nissan Navara

My Nisssan yd25 engine does not pick up speed, it does after a small distance then starts to jerk and then loses revs. What could be the problem?

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Try the Neutral position switch. It can be accessed from inside the cab through the gear lever looking down towards the gearbox Ray from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 22/04/2015 10:30:15 | ID: 115044

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steven, Cumbria

Nissan Terrano Ii

hi there I have Nissan terrano tdi sport 2003 5 door I have an oil leak on the drivers side I cannot see where it is coming from

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Have you checked the fuel line that runs along the offside chassis member? Roger from Essex

Submitted: 12/07/2016 18:48:35 | ID: 133472

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Stuart, Ayrshire

Nissan Qashqai 2010

When driving off in first gear in my Nissan Qashqai I get a shudder but all other gears are okay. Could this be a clutch problem? (1.5 n-tec dci)

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Hi Stuart. What is the mileage and age of your vehicle? The "shudder" is called clutch chatter and is commonly caused by a worn or faulty clutch disk or clutch component. An oil leak onto the clutch linings from the main crankshaft seal or the front transmission seal may also cause a clutch chatter. Have you noticed a leak? Check the clutch housing. Other causes of the shuddering could be missing flywheel dowel pins, a loose clutch cover, bent/broken drive straps on the clutch, loose engine mount bracket or transmission mount, misaligned chasis..... John from Leicestershire

Had same problem a few years ago. Garage fixed it and said it was a split T-bracket. Dean from Blackpool

Submitted: 13/02/2014 12:35:38 | ID: 66433

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Fred, Nottinghamshire

Nissan Almera Tino

how to reset abs light on nissan almera tino ?

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Hi, after you replace faulty part, just drive as normally. It reset itself and light turn off. Eric from Derbyshire

Submitted: 25/07/2016 01:05:22 | ID: 133808

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Richard, Bristol

Nissan Qashqai

I have a problem with handbrake warning light flickering on when driving. My handbrake is fully off and if the light stays on for more than a few seconds it switches off the e.s.p. If I move the accelerator pedal the handbrake light goes out. If I dip the clutch the light goes out. First happened after driving through flooded road (in dark - didn't see it until too late) Often happens the day after heavy rain. Had everything checked by the garage and no joy. No fault codes that have been any use. Brake fluid level has been checked and is at max. Had brake pads all changed (plus front disks), and a new clutch switch. Only thing left to try is the brake fluid sensor but as they are around £100 for the part I've been holding off… Has anyone had similar issues and/or has a fix? (Nissan Qashqai 2010 1.5 DCI pure drive)

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I have the same issue, it's quite in nerving. Clearly it's a sensor malfuncting, but which one?!? Moisture seems to play a part. Gareth from Surrey

Submitted: 01/04/2016 13:08:12 | ID: 129786

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Sihle Sandra Dewa, Zimbabwe

Nissan Prairie

My nissan praire is a 2003 model now when i try to start it it smokes heavily what am i to do to fix it

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the rings are worn out I recommend engine overhaul vincent mandaza CE Thorngroove Zone 5 Zimbabwe's Blog from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 29/03/2015 11:46:58 | ID: 114029

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Dean Davies, Carmarthenshire

Nissan Terrano Ii

Hi, I have got a Nissan Terrano 2.7 TDI 4wd 1997 in the year the rev counter has stopped working, all the other gauges are working fine. I have changed the instrumental clocks but that has made no improvement, still got the same problem with the rev counter. Is there a separate relay for the rev counter? Can anybody give me a bit of light on what it could be? Thanks Dean

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some nissan terrano italian made gauges have solder faults in them need resoldering .. if it is a digital one ,otherwise possible is the cable sensor at the gearbox. diy man not mechanic own nissan cars from 1983 on have terrano 2.7 dan from Bristol

Submitted: 30/04/2015 22:15:42 | ID: 115431

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Anugo Uba, South Africa

Nissan Maxima Qx

I have a 2003 Nissan Maxima QX 3 Litre V6 Automatic, front wheel drive. Car starts without a problem, engine's working perfectly but just the transmission that wouldn't bulge when engaged, car won't move on any gear. I fill the gear engage but car won't move, the engine revs but no movement. Also there's this whirling sound that you hear when the gear is engaged and break is released for the car to move. I checked the Trans fluid and it's kind of dark reddish in colour. I also noticed just before this problem, some burning smell coming from the engine at intervals when driving and sometimes it's difficult to move up hills, even low hills but fly on level ground. I Need Help Please.

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does the car roll when its in N or in D without engine running? Eddy Ross from Warwickshire

Submitted: 13/03/2016 10:12:04 | ID: 128924

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ntsako mathebula, South Africa

Nissan Navara

Hello i just wanna know what might be the problem because my navara diesel engine manual transmission 2.5dci is not picking up speed, from 40km/h it becomes stubborn and goes only up to 60km/h. Please help what might be the problem?

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hei you better check your turbo buddy..when the turbo fail the vehicle tend to struggle to attain top speed.thanks Dun from Kenya

Submitted: 28/06/2016 14:39:34 | ID: 133065

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Ahmed Fazal, Tanzania

Nissan X-Trail

My nissan xtrail 2001 model automatic 4WD sometimes fails to change gears accordily. When this happen I use to park the car and switched off the car and start the car again and thereafter it changing gear very well. This situatiaon happen sometimes twice or more than that a day but sometimes once in a week. We have changed the ECU as our mechanics suggested, but the same problems still exist. They use diagnostic machine no error code shown. . What could be causing this please I need your help.

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Hi Ahmed, check the ATF and make sure to clean before replacing with the appropriate one {i assume should be Matic} collins mburu from Kenya

Dear Ahmed. my car is a 2003 model x Uk. i had a similar problem that took so long to be discovered. i changed the Camshaft position sensor and my car regained its normal power and the 4WD light disappeared and started engaging properly. Jeff Sabasi from Kenya

Submitted: 17/06/2016 10:11:07 | ID: 132742

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Harris Henry, Trinidad and Tobago

Nissan X-Trail

2004 Nissan X-Trail 2.0li petrol T30 QR20 engine I have two questions: (I) Can the iddle speed be tweaked without the use of a diagnostic scanner? (Ii) If not, can u suggest a brand and model scanner which will work on my vehicle?

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my air bag light is flashing on the dashboard david mcgregor from Argyll and Bute

Submitted: 19/03/2016 01:49:28 | ID: 129194

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David, Berkshire

Nissan Primastar

One month ago the electrics conked out and we got 3 injectors replaced, the 4th had fuzzed and could not be removed. We also replaced the battery. We van was serviced last week (150,000 miles). I understand the fuzzing is a known Nissan design problem (see Watchdog program) which I am getting sorted with the Nissan customer services. The van was serviced last week but on 29/02/16 after 2 hours driving all the electrics conked out- no warning, no daskboard lights. We coasted to the side of the road and restarted OK. After another hour, the electrics conked out again but restarted immediately. Two hours later the electrics went again but the van restarted immediately. Has anyone come across this conking out of electrics before and could it be linked to duff fuel injectors?

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Have just had all 4 injectors replaced all 4 were welded in due to the desine fault. Nissan said they would try to get them out but they would snap and they would have to replace the head cost between £3500 & £4000. Unforchanatly for them I am a trained refrigeration engineer and I know different I resurchand and found a company in London that drove down to Southampton with £20000 worth of injector removal tools not the £75 one Nissan have. They pulled out the 4 injectors, replaced them with brand new genuin injectors and reprogrammed them van has been running great all week cost £1120 they also replaced the holding bolts for £50 Hope this helps if you need the name of the London company let me know Chris Chris from Southampton

Forgot to say the problem is that you only replaced 3 injectors the other one is probably duff and dumping fuel in to the engin this will cause the engin to cut out Chris Chris from Southampton

Submitted: 03/03/2016 17:44:32 | ID: 128474

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zulfiqarahmed401@yahoo.co.uk, West Yorkshire

Nissan Primastar

Engine cuts out and 40amp fuse blows located on fuse box top of battery. Please help

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With my van it was the wiring rubbing off the gearbox, what I did was wired some spade connectors in, meaning if it blew I only needed maxi blade fuses. But I put a piece of plastic pipe over it and it rarely blows compared to 2-3 times a day, hope this helps Ryan from Durham

Had the same problem it took Nissan 4 weeks to find the fault it was also the wiring loom had rub a way some were around the gear box. May be this is a design fault how many more people have had this problem. Chris Chris from Southampton

I have this problem but I wunder what wiring who goes from the gearbox. I don't find any. Can anyboddy help me? Erik August Møller from Denmark

Hi Erik sorry I don't know wich loom it is only that it took out the 40a fuse. The Nissan garage is in Southampton and the technicians name is Paul very nice chap you could give them a call and ask them. If it helps to jog there memory my van reg starts Hj57 and I have just had all 4 injectors replaced. Hope this helps would love to know how you get on Chris Chris from Southampton

Submitted: 15/12/2014 22:57:59 | ID: 107971

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Gerry Toye, Donegal

Nissan Qashqai

Key stuck in ignition unlocks steering and starts car no problem just cant remove it

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Hello there Not sure if you still help with this, but the problem is caused by a fault in the ignition. The constant in/out of the key wears a sharp burr and this traps the key. It will eventully get stuck altogether. There is a specialist repair service available. Please let me know if you need more information. Steve Bulleyment from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 15/04/2016 12:05:10 | ID: 130404

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d maxwell, County Londonderry

Nissan Qashqai

when I type a number 30 into my satnav it brings up 33 why is this

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how do I get an answer d maxwell from County Londonderry

Submitted: 04/07/2016 14:24:54 | ID: 133234

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Paul Whittingham, Lancashire

Nissan Almera Tino 2005

I`ve just put a new starter motor on my Nissan Almera Tino 1800 CC S but the same problem still remains. When I put the ignition key in to start the engine I just get the click as if my central locking is trying to work? The battery is okay. Can anyone please help?

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I would suspect the earths (battery/starter) and the 12v feed to the starter. kenny from Highland

Submitted: 29/08/2013 14:30:27 | ID: 93203

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Gerry, North Lanarkshire

Nissan Qashqai

Problems with rear lights breaking at edge on closing tailgate/boot because of not enough clearance between lights and tailgate. I have replaced one but has broken again and now also the other side . Has anyone else suffered same problems.

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This is because the mechanics use a special tool to replace the light cluster. The only reason i know this is because when i had a light bulb blow i went into halfords to get a bulb a mechanic did it for me and had a tool for exactly the reason you state. I'm glad i didnt do it myself. Paul Wright from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 17/05/2016 22:12:22 | ID: 131638

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owain, Ceredigion

Nissan Micra C + C

when you put the roof down on my girlfriends micra, the boot stay's open ? any ideas on what could be the problem ?

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The same thing here - the roof down and the boot stay's open ? any ideas on what could be the problem ? Raul from Estonia

Submitted: 15/07/2015 17:54:59 | ID: 118484

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Jillian Raitt, Lancashire

Nissan Micra C+C 2008

Hi. My Nissan Micra C+C has started leaking through the seal at the driver`s side window. I have also noticed lots of condensation in the underside of the boot lid when I open it. I`m wondering if the Micra CC has drains that may be blocked? Or is the window leak a common problem? Will replacing the seals resolve this problem? Thanks.

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Mine does that too :( Debbie Smith from Shropshire Anonymous from

The same thing happened with mine and it leaked over the drivers window. Nissan have quoted me £200 to replace the whole front seal to fix the problem. I have asked at other garages to see if I could get it done cheaper but they will not touch it as they say seals are very difficult to fix. I have just noticed a further problem with the seal since the snow and ice in that the seal above the windscreen now seems to be too small in one part so it flaps in the breeze when I am driving. So looks as if I am going to have to fork out Karen Woodcock from Hertfordshire

Hi. It’s a common problem with the door seal. I have found that if you clear the drain hole in the seal fastened to the windscreen side it cures it for a while. I use one of the "bosses" knitting needles then make sure that the little rubber "flap" fits underneath the seal. Hope this helps Phil from Lancashire

Threaded some 10 MM. air pipe down the rubber door seal seem To do the trick Andy hall from City of Nottingham

Threaded some 10 MM. air pipe down the rubber door seal seem To do the trick Andy hall from City of Nottingham

Had a leak on drivers side , got my knee wet ! I tried lubricant on seals and ensuring drainage tubes were not blocked , no good,my mechanic found the problem . The drivers door had dropped very slightly allowing a tiny gap where window glass met the roof seal. The door was realigned and now .no more leaks !! paul from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 13/12/2012 09:36:18 | ID: 64945

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Monique, South Africa

Nissan Micra

HI There, My car is all of a sudden jerking a bit here and there when I am driving. Worries me a bit as I dont feel 100% safe in the car anymore (it loses a bit of power sometimes and then jerks) no matter what gear I am in? Does anyone know what this could be? Thanks, Monique!

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It could be the coil packs need replaced they are located in the engine below spark plugs Roland0 from County Antrim

I get this. My radiator has a slow leak. If the level gets too low you get this lurching and hardly any power. Solved by adding more water and antifreeze directly into radiator. Helen McLaren from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 06/05/2016 07:03:46 | ID: 131208

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Tunde, Nigeria

Nissan Pathfinder

Good day,pls am having brain box problem with my nissan pathfinder 2003 model SE.pls which of the brain box nurmber can best work for it.thanks .

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Good day pls am having a very serious problem with the brain box of my 2003 model of Nissan jeep the brain box number is B2 where can l get it repair or replace in lagos Nigeria OLUWADARE from Nigeria

Submitted: 16/11/2015 05:16:20 | ID: 123560

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Jack, Kent

Nissan Qashqai

I have noticed that my radio display fades to an extent that it is difficult to read the station it is on. However if left over night the display is back to normal. Does not happen every time I go out, but enough to be a concern! No other display on the dashboard is effected.

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Hello, I have the same issue... did you fix the problem? Aimee Smurthwaite from Staffordshire

Submitted: 03/04/2016 17:35:20 | ID: 129894

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bvollands, Yorkshire

Nissan Micra C + C

How can I cure condensation on the inside of my boot lid?

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Put a dehumidifier in my boot costs a pound from Asda or pound shop Carole Moss from Kent

Submitted: 12/10/2014 15:42:39 | ID: 104497

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Fiona Stephenson, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Micra C + C

Warning light on dash saying a door is open but I have checked and they all closed. My roof will not go down because of it HELP

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When this happened to me I took my car to garage and was told drivers door had dropped it was realigned and solved the problem Carole Moss from Kent

Submitted: 17/03/2016 12:04:55 | ID: 129129

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shirley, Hertfordshire

Nissan Note

my boot does not open when I unlock my car with the remote, stuck fast,has anyone had the same,and what can I do about it please

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I had same problem also rear wipe did not work the wiring keeps breaking in the rubbers sleave in side the boot peel back rubber and check for broken wires this should solve it Graham from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 19/04/2015 11:14:40 | ID: 114920

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JOHANN DU PLESSIS, Dublin

Nissan Micra

My left hand parking light and left hand rear park light is dead any suggestions for why it is not working

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Sounds like your bulb circuit has had it Desmond from Blackpool

Submitted: 20/06/2016 13:00:30 | ID: 132823

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Anjali, New Zealand

Nissan Terrano Ii

why does nissan terrano 1996 DD7 engine shut down while slowing down and turning ?

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I had the same problem, it's cause by the throttle position sensor, it's quick and easy to change. 4 10mm bolts hold the throttle pedal in. You'll need to get the part number off the black sensor - with either 1 or 2 plug ins depending on the year. Then swap it over when your new sensor arrives Robert from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 26/06/2014 09:28:08 | ID: 98478

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Caroline Cryans, Scotland

Nissan Qashqai 2010

I have a Nissan Qashqai which has done 21,000 miles and has recently had to be towed back from Ireland where we were on holiday. According to the RAC the timing belt had snapped. I have been told that it is normal for this to be changed at around 78,000 miles but due to a manufacturing fault the diesel pump is sitting at an angle and when it vibrates it is rubbing up against the timing belt and wearing it away. Depending on the speed the car was travelling at the time the belt snapped, the damage could be anything from a replacement belt to a whole new engine. Luckily we were slowing down to go around a roundabout at the time, as the car just lost all power and the engine stopped without any warning at all. I’ve since heard of other Qashqais with similar stories, the lowest mileage so far being 18,500. Nissan must know about this, are they just sitting on it and trying to keep it quiet? If we had been doing 70 on the motorway what might have happened?

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My 1.5DCi Quashqai N Tech has 44K miles on it and is 1 month out of warranty. The timing belt has broken at 70mph on cruise control. No warning, Nissan don’t want to know!!! I have heard from a mechanic friend that this is a Renault engine and it has a known problem with freying the timing belt on one edge. When the car was inspected the confirmation was timing belt broken and worn on one side. This should not happen and book suggests 75K miles or 5 years. Poor show from Nissan, expect better from a company like that Graham White from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)

Hi. Our Qashqai is still in the dealership and has been there now for over 3 weeks. It’s been fixed under warranty but needs a whole new engine. The guy at the repair desk said "due to the speed it was being driven at the time, it needs a new engine" to which I replied, "what 20miles an hour, slowing down to go around a roundabout, when it’s made to travel at 70 on the motorway, I don’t think so". He then just shut up. NISSAN KNOW THEY HAVE A FAULTY ENGINE AND ARE COVERING IT UP. How many people have died in pile ups on the motorway because they have suddenly lost power whilst overtaking on the outside lane? It only takes an artic or boy racer to be right up behind you for a large scale pile up to occur, if no-one in your car survives to tell what happened it would probably be put down to ’driver error’. You hear it all the time on the news. This is definitely one for Watchdog. Bet Nissan would fix your engine if Anne Robinson asked them to do so. The power of the media is vast. Contact Watchdog and I for one will be happy to back you to the hilt. Remember that it’s Nissan’s faulty diesel pump that’s causing the timing belt to fray!!! Caroline Cryans from Scotland

H Caroline, very interesting reading, I currently have a issue with my Quashqai, similar mileage, however it is being corrected by Nissan, will post if any issues arise, pick up today Ray Selby from Yorkshire

Hi, hope it all goes better for you than it did for us. We waited for 6 weeks to get ours back with it’s ’new’ engine. If that’s a new engine then I’m Elvis and you can all stop looking for him now! Some of the bits are new but the engine as a whole is definitely not, they didn’t even steam clean it to pretend. It now won’t go up even a slight incline in second and we have to change down into first to get it up. It doesn’t start first time in the morning and when it does the smell is horrible. There’s a very strange noise which comes and goes and it just isn’t the same car it used to be. All in all it’s now going back to them with a long list of faults for them to look at again Caroline Cryans from Scotland

Hi, I have 2010 Qashqai with 46k miles on clock, had 1st service but not 2nd did it myself. 4 weeks left on warranty but Nissan say not covered because missed 2nd service although it is something they would not do on low millage. Anybody have an idea what to do now? Paul from Staffordshire

Hi there, I'm from South Africa. We have two Qashqais at work with over 200,000 km on the clock. It has the 1.6 petrol engine in it. Reliable like nothing else. Buy a petrol model. No worries. Jaco Venter from South Africa

Hi, I cannot believe that the exact same thing has happened to us. We purchased our Nissan Q 2012 reg 22000 miles on the clock in July. We purchased from a Cared4 Nissan dealership. Less than 1 week later our car loss total power on the motorway. Thankfully we are ok,nevertheless it was an extremely distressing experience. We were towed to Southhampton. On Friday 8 weeks later,our car was returned to us. However it does not feel like the same car extremely sluggish. Now less than 2 days after return from repair the red engine light is illuminated. The car has a fault. I do not feel safe in this car ESP with 3 young kids. I am terrified it will lose power ,it is an accident waiting to happen. To say I'm upset is an understatement we spent £15000 on a car in July & have driven it for 1 week. I am returning the car to the Dealership & calling Nissan Customer services ASAP. I hope under my warranty the car can be exchanged. Antoinette from Greater London

Hi, I cannot believe that the exact same thing has happened to us. We purchased our Nissan Q 2012 reg 22000 miles on the clock in July. We purchased from a Cared4 Nissan dealership. Less than 1 week later our car loss total power on the motorway. Thankfully we are ok,nevertheless it was an extremely distressing experience. We were towed to Southhampton. On Friday 8 weeks later,our car was returned to us. However it does not feel like the same car extremely sluggish. Now less than 2 days after return from repair the red engine light is illuminated. The car has a fault. I do not feel safe in this car ESP with 3 young kids. I am terrified it will lose power ,it is an accident waiting to happen. To say I'm upset is an understatement we spent £15000 on a car in July & have driven it for 1 week. I am returning the car to the Dealership & calling Nissan Customer services ASAP. I hope under my warranty the car can be exchanged. Antoinette from Greater London

Hi , I have just bought a 2010 1.5dci qashqai and was on holiday in north Scotland and approaching a roundabout in first gear in traffic , the car made a low crunching noise and stopped . Timing belt shredded . The garage I bought it from say they will fix it and hope because at low speed it may not have done too much damage . My mechanic says it may be a none obtrusive engine which means it may only need new belts fitting , mileage 75000 exactly , 74100 when bought . Fingers crossed . Paul Tyson from West Yorkshire

I have a Nissan Qashqai which is a late 2011 with the 1.5dci euro 5 engine. While driving through town at 30 mph the cam belt failed causing extensive damage to the engine The car was just 4 years old with 36,000 miles on the clock. It looks like there is still an ongoing problem with this engine. If thinking of buying a car with this engine be very careful, be prepared for a big bill Hope this helps someone Mick from Derbyshire

I have a Nissan Qashqai which is a late 2011 with the 1.5dci euro 5 engine. While driving through town at 30 mph the cam belt failed causing extensive damage to the engine The car was just 4 years old with 36,000 miles on the clock. It looks like there is still an ongoing problem with this engine. If thinking of buying a car with this engine be very careful, be prepared for a big bill Hope this helps someone Mick from Derbyshire

I have a Nissan Qashqai which is a late 2011 with the 1.5dci euro 5 engine. While driving through town at 30 mph the cam belt failed causing extensive damage to the engine The car was just 4 years old with 36,000 miles on the clock. It looks like there is still an ongoing problem with this engine. If thinking of buying a car with this engine be very careful, be prepared for a big bill Hope this helps someone Mick from Derbyshire

Hello everyone our 1.6 Petrol at work is no standing at 270000km. Never a hitch. Still going strong. By a petrol model. Verry relaiable! Jaco from South Africa

Submitted: 25/10/2012 09:52:42 | ID: 66580

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DARREN HOLLYHEAD, Gloucestershire

Nissan Micra

My 02 micra has got a very stiff clutch pedal. It is that stiff that the cable snapped and after I replaced it the clutch pedal broke away from the bulkhead. I repaired this by drilling through the bulkhead and bolting the pedal assembly back on. This worked but my clutch was still stiff so I messed about with the adjustments again but it remained stiff and again my cable has snapped. Has anyone got any ideas why the clutch is so stiff. Cheers.

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I have an 02 Nissan Micra with a stiff clutch, can you tell me how to free it?. does it require a new cable / robin from Kent

Try checking the return spring see if its dry if so lube it up, Hope that helps. Michael from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 10/07/2015 15:36:39 | ID: 118299

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charles, South Africa

Nissan Almera

Please help me. I have recently services my car but am having a problem for some time now. After driving for about 10 minutes the car switches off. It starts again after a few swings and only goes well again after the management light comes on and stays on. Its happening quite frequently now. Also the car smokes a lot mainly after i top up with oil. It only smokes after a drive and when i stall at a robot or at the toll. It blows out smoke at take off and stops. It does not smoke continually. Only after a drive. Gets frustrating. Notices a bit of oil on the 2nd plug from the left when we serviced the car.

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Did you check the sensor nedt to stater? If it is, it can cost you R1000.00 at Nissan. Hlamatsi Moutlana from South Africa

Submitted: 14/04/2016 07:14:25 | ID: 130368

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Bill Adams, Sussex

Nissan Note 2009

The clutch pedal clicks every time I shift and let the clutch out. The dealer says it is not a problem, but my car did not do this when new. Any ideas why this may be?

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Check if your Note has a cable operated clutch, if so there may be a ratchet pawl (cheese shaped wedge) of the nylon variety, these tend to loose a tooth and you get a click on letting the clutch in or out eventually followed by complete failure ie: foot goes to floor clutch will not engage/disengage nothing wrong with clutch itself, just this fivers worth of plastic. Had this problem on Transits a few years ago, easy to fix Simon Watson from Ceredigion

Whatever the problem, Nissan say it is not a problem and if it is they say... WELL that’s what the car does Jim Tyrer from Lancashire

No, it is not right, the tyre pressures on my Ntec+ are 34 PSI front and 31 PSI rear Spence Fleetwood from Cheshire

We have a similar issue with our 09 plate 1.4 Acenta - I’ve traced it to a small push-button switch located at the top of the clutch pedal’s travel (i.e. button is pushed in when the clutch is up). What it does is beyond me, but if I push the clutch in and then press the button, it makes the exact same clicking noise we hear when releasing the clutch. Will try wd40 and if that fails I’ll be contacting Nissan for a replacement Mark from England

simon from Ceredigion you said was easy to fix , how ? thanks, Bob. bob hastings from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 05/11/2010 09:48:08 | ID: 69299

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lucia, South Africa

Nissan Almera

I have a problem with my Nissan almera 2003 1.6 when I put gear 2 its raving high above rev count 3 and come back again but it doesn't have power

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I am having a similar problem with my 2003 Almera. Had coil packs changed but the problem persists. I was told to remove and clean a sensor on the air flow control in the Air intake tract Mike from South Africa

Submitted: 11/02/2016 08:19:05 | ID: 127427

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