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sakhumzi, Southend-on-Sea

Nissan Almera

My nissan almera does not pick up the speed even thou I accelerate the are only goes high even if a start my car put on 1st gear n release clutch without losing of my hand brick it doesn't cut off but its on gear

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I had same issue when both rear break light bulbs went. Seems to be a Nissan safety measure Fabrizio Dario Magistrelli from Buckinghamshire

wheel making catching noise on passenger side when driving have even jacked car up and pushed wheel round noise still there have had bearing checked they are fine if u have any ideas what it could be thankyou. carol from Merseyside

Submitted: 14/07/2016 20:56:17 | ID: 133530

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Amanda Borg, Malta

Nissan Qashqai

I would like to know what is the normal idle speed on a Nissan Qashqai petrol version that is 10 years old? Mine lies at 800rpm. Is this too high please? Also, it takes quite a while to go down to this level after removing my foot off the gas pedal. What could be the fault that is causing this? Thanks.

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800 rpm is about right for your car once the engine is at normal running temperature. The engine revs dying down slowly is because of the emissions control system in your car and is controlled by the ECU. If your engine is running at high revs and died down suddenly when you lifted your foot it would go through a phase of running too lean which is bad for producting nitrous oxides (NOx) so the ECU controls the fuel flow to avoid this. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 12/09/2017 15:14:05 | ID: 143598

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Rae, Australia

Nissan X-Trail

Passenger floor has disintegrated on left hand side. Discovered when straightening mat yesterday. Have been getting in and out due to disability and usually place left foot in this area but never imagined flooring would break. Has anyone else had this issue and how do we fix it?

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Apparently there were issues with cabin noise in the original X-Trail (the T30) and to overcome this the floor on the second generation T31 had box sections which were lower than the rest of the floor and filled with insulation padding. The floor hasn't broken it probably just requires additional padding / replacement insulation padding. Clive Redhead from Cheshire

Submitted: 09/09/2015 07:18:28 | ID: 120947

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Sarah, Kent

Nissan X-Trail

Help! I have rented a new diesel XTrail and I cannot find reverse. I need to move it! Urgent. Thank you. (I have read some comments regarding this issue and cannot understand them) thank you

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Is there a little collar on the gear stick, Lift and pull stick over to which would be 5th on2004 xtrail 5speed ddci 2.2 sport tony isaacson from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 27/05/2017 08:43:32 | ID: 141579

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Karen Jones , East Sussex

Nissan X-Trail

We suddenly lost dashboard lights and side lights front and back to we can't find fuse panel for lights neither as anyone got any idea what might cause the sudden lost of these lights and dose anyone know were we cloud find fuse panel for the lights our Nissan xtrial sport 2.2 is a 2003 model with lights at front end of roof bars so if can help us please. Mrs KL Jones.

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Try looking for little panel near the bonnet catch, tony tony isaacson from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 27/08/2017 14:30:15 | ID: 143350

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john kamau, Kenya

Nissan Vanette

my nissan vanette f8 1800cc petrol have a problem of showing battery and oil light when you aply brake and when this light apear the engine stop running what could be the problem?

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CHECK THE BATTERY TERMINALS OR TIGHTEN THE BATTERY HOLDER. I HAD THE SAME PROB. OPE IT HELPS. john thangau from Kenya

Submitted: 12/03/2016 03:50:33 | ID: 128884

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Gill Hamilton, Scotland

Nissan Qashqai 2010

Hi, my Nissan Qashqai`s dashboard screen has lost all information and now says ’PTR PLACE’. The car itself is still running the same but not displaying things like petrol, mileage and revs etc. What does this mean?

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Hello Gil, I have the same problem. Did you get an answer? Michel from Switzerland

This happened to me today after having to jump start from another vehicle. No idea what "PTR PLACE" actually MEANS, and neither did the Service people at my dealership (nor indeed did they know what to do beyond suggesting that I get AA Home Start to bring the vehicle in for diagnostics), but I tried "re-booting" the computer by taking off the -neg connector on the battery and reattaching it some 10 minutes later. All returned to normal. What it seems to be is not a blown fuse, but a computer overload. Apparently jump starting modern cars with their oh-so-useful computer banks using the time-honoured +POS and -NEG terminals is a no-no: I've been told that one should attach +POS as usual but -NEG to another metal part of the engine. I HAVE NOT TRIED THIS. AND IT SOUNDS DANGEROUS TO ME! Ian from Kent

This happened to me today after having to jump start from another vehicle. No idea what "PTR PLACE" actually MEANS, and neither did the Service people at my dealership (nor indeed did they know what to do beyond suggesting that I get AA Home Start to bring the vehicle in for diagnostics), but I tried "re-booting" the computer by taking off the -neg connector on the battery and reattaching it some 10 minutes later. All returned to normal. What it seems to be is not a blown fuse, but a computer overload. Apparently jump starting modern cars with their oh-so-useful computer banks using the time-honoured +POS and -NEG terminals is a no-no: I've been told that one should attach +POS as usual but -NEG to another metal part of the engine. I HAVE NOT TRIED THIS. AND IT SOUNDS DANGEROUS TO ME! Ian from Kent

remove -NEG, count 10 second, put back -NEG. Enjoy. :) Paul from Romania

Hi Mr Paul , I got the same problem with my Nissan Qashqai when start with jump lead what did not know where is NEG about , if possible can pls explain ,thanks Jas from West Midlands

This happened when we jump started a low battery. After a few trips there was a beep and all the dials and the HUD restarted and everything was back to normal, just had to set the clock again. Steven from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 01/11/2012 12:19:55 | ID: 76402

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RANDAL, Namibia

Nissan Navara

nissan navara 2.5D starting but not picking up its revs, it would respond late but only end at 2rmp

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Check the fuel filter is clear of detritus, same with the air filter. Check for any stored fault codes in case the engine has gone into limp mode. Mick from Portugal

Thanks alot MICK it was the diesel filter, bought another and as soon as I got it in, the car was 100% RANDAL from Namibia

Submitted: 05/03/2017 05:22:37 | ID: 139474

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john hewitson, Northumberland

Nissan Primastar

hi, my van is starting to get a bit of a problem. as im driving sometimes the glow plug light comes on and i have a total loss of power. if i pull over, turn engine off for a minute and start back up the problem goes away, but sometimes not for long. it happened yesterday, drove for about 4 miles and i got a loss of power but still drivable, then after another mile or so the light came on and had no power at all. pulled over, turned off and back on and drove another 60 mile or so that day and had no other issues. but today, again after about 4 miles i got loss of power and again about a mile later the light came on. after engine off and back on it happened again about 3 mile later. later on drove all the way home about 10 miles with no issues. does anyone have any answers to what it could be? hopefully an easy fix. thanks. john.

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Sorry that is how my problem's started,first the accelerator switch went now the injector's. Peter from Staffordshire

Check electrical connectors on injectors and wire on the crank shaft sensor near the gear box u can star the van and wiggle the wire on the crank shaft sensor they plug on them break up in side I had all the same proplems and I replaced all of them ended up being a electrical problem with the injector u can start ur van and pull one plug of the injector one at a time if the engine dips down that one is ok put it back on and move on to the next injector and do the same if u pull the plug of the injector and the engine does nothing that will be the faulty one that's how I found mine after spending hundreds for parts I did not need even had it at a diesel mechanic and he said noting coming up on scan tool it sounds like a wiring problem it will take 2 days to find it at a cost of 800 Euro he new what it was the electrical connector on top of the injector was broke inside and was making contact sometimes Chris from Meath

John Hewitson, there may also be a separate fuse for each injected, had this problem on Mercedes ML270 diesel, location on Primestar, not sure, hope this helps John. BRIAN from Northumberland

Submitted: 17/12/2016 21:12:20 | ID: 137423

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Panos, Greece

Nissan Primastar 2007

Where is the battery located on my Nissan Primastar?

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The battery is located inside cabin under passenger feet Pep from England

I don't have a service manual. What cables do I disconnect from battery before I charge it up? Thanks. John from Surrey

I don't have a service manual. What cables do I disconnect from battery before I charge it up? Thanks. John from Surrey

John from Surrey, before charging remove poss (red lead). Hope this helps John. BRIAN from Northumberland

Submitted: 07/09/2012 16:20:58 | ID: 82492

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Dave, Yorkshire

Nissan Almera Tino

Hi,my reversing camera has stopped working and just shows a black screen.Any ideas?

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learn to drive, never use mine. wendy from Southampton

Submitted: 15/02/2016 12:42:04 | ID: 127621

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Stoyan Nyagalov, Yorkshire

Nissan Almera Tino

Hi Got Nissan Almera tino but sounds from the speakers is like bad conection Yesterday I both new speakers but the sound is the same.I can,t hear radio at all when swich on CD I listen jus bad sound.What is that do I need any settings or I don,t Know Any body help me please! Thanks

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Hi I have the same problem did you ever resolve this? Kim from Lancashire

Submitted: 25/06/2015 13:39:01 | ID: 117692

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r cooper, Cumbria

Nissan Note

does this model have a pollen filter , cant seem to locate it behind the glove box

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pollen filter is next to the centre consel where your feet would be on the passenger side, it,s a bit awkward but do-able john channell from Surrey

Submitted: 29/08/2016 16:08:10 | ID: 134741

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Noah, South Africa

Nissan Almera

The car jerks and cuts off while driving. No warning. While driving I would see the dashboard lights all turned on, the engine would have cut off at that time. This does not happen frequently, (once in a very long time). Sometimes while driving the car would behave as if I am driving with the handbrake on, you would feel that the engine is behaving as if I stepped on the brake pedal, all of a sudden it will pick up speed and drive normally as if nothing happened. What is the problem? This car started misbehaving last year November. Different mechanics are suspecting different things ranging from pencil coils, sensors, petrol filters and petrol pump. What is the problem? I see many people have similar issues with this car, is it a manufacturer's fault? Car make: Nissan Almera, year 2005, engine capacity: 1.6

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My Nissan Almera cuts quite often. It is a 2004 automatic. Please suggest what could be wrong because my mechanic changed the crank and cam sensors. Already changed filters and oil. Winifred Jeremiah from Grenada

Hi ther I have the same problem, the engine management light comes on and the car just cuts out, have to restart, if I drive faster than 40 it cuts out again. When cold it seems to be fine the minute the engine gets hot it cuts out. I read on the Nissan web page that the Oxygen Sensor has to be changed, but that was on the UK web page, don't know if this is for South African conditions. Please help. denise from South Africa

Hi ther I have the same problem, the engine management light comes on and the car just cuts out, have to restart, if I drive faster than 40 it cuts out again. When cold it seems to be fine the minute the engine gets hot it cuts out. I read on the Nissan web page that the Oxygen Sensor has to be changed, but that was on the UK web page, don't know if this is for South African conditions. Please help. denise from South Africa

As you have said quite correctly the ogygen sensor, termed in the book as the Lamba sensor is at fault as described when the engine is cold it's fine, the Lamba sensors job is to monitor the fuel system when the tip of the sensor is cold, it gives a reasonably rich mix to the fuel injectors, but when the engine warms up all readings to the management system go out the window, it may starve the engine of fuel, or go the other way and give to much fuel, both will be enough to stop your engine, as all have described above, easy fix unscrew the sensor the one visible on the top of the front pipe with wires attatched, only problem is the management light will stay on, buy a code reader on eBay and switch it off money well spent, cure guarenteed, Colin h South Wales UK Colin H from Vale of Glamorgan

As you have said quite correctly the ogygen sensor, termed in the book as the Lamba sensor is at fault as described when the engine is cold it's fine, the Lamba sensors job is to monitor the fuel system when the tip of the sensor is cold, it gives a reasonably rich mix to the fuel injectors, but when the engine warms up all readings to the management system go out the window, it may starve the engine of fuel, or go the other way and give to much fuel, both will be enough to stop your engine, as all have described above, easy fix unscrew the sensor the one visible on the top of the front pipe with wires attatched, only problem is the management light will stay on, buy a code reader on eBay and switch it off money well spent, cure guarenteed, Colin h South Wales UK Colin H from Vale of Glamorgan

As you have said quite correctly the ogygen sensor, termed in the book as the Lamba sensor is at fault as described when the engine is cold it's fine, the Lamba sensors job is to monitor the fuel system when the tip of the sensor is cold, it gives a reasonably rich mix to the fuel injectors, but when the engine warms up all readings to the management system go out the window, it may starve the engine of fuel, or go the other way and give to much fuel, both will be enough to stop your engine, as all have described above, easy fix unscrew the sensor the one visible on the top of the front pipe with wires attatched, only problem is the management light will stay on, buy a code reader on eBay and switch it off money well spent, cure guarenteed, Colin h South Wales UK Colin H from Vale of Glamorgan

As you have said quite correctly the ogygen sensor, termed in the book as the Lamba sensor is at fault as described when the engine is cold it's fine, the Lamba sensors job is to monitor the fuel system when the tip of the sensor is cold, it gives a reasonably rich mix to the fuel injectors, but when the engine warms up all readings to the management system go out the window, it may starve the engine of fuel, or go the other way and give to much fuel, both will be enough to stop your engine, as all have described above, easy fix unscrew the sensor the one visible on the top of the front pipe with wires attatched, only problem is the management light will stay on, buy a code reader on eBay and switch it off money well spent, cure guarenteed, Colin h South Wales UK Colin H from Vale of Glamorgan

Hello there if your Nissan Almera cuts out for no reason, with no lights on the dashboard, it will be the crank sencer. I hope this helps you out, other topics on Almeras if the yello engine light comes on the book will say it is a misfire but its not its the timing chain, to keep your Almera happy its better to service the car every 15000 miles it keeps the timing chain from slipping .I've had lots of these cars in the past and I've got one now 2002 Nissan Amera twister 1.5, these cars are the best Clint Robinson from Northumberland

Submitted: 09/04/2015 12:40:06 | ID: 114487

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Zaire's Zaire's, Milton Keynes

Nissan Micra C + C

I have a Nissan Micra C+c assenza 2006 however it seems to have an emmobolizer problem .. How can I fix this + what would be the cost to so this .. Awaiting your Reply thank you

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i have the same problem did you find out what it was angela lightfoot from Surrey

Submitted: 03/02/2017 20:04:36 | ID: 138655

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Gail Inman, Dorset

Nissan Micra C + C

Hi I purchased my C+C brand new in 2006. It has done 97000 miles with no problems until now. The boot will not open. Any advice welcome .

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i have the same problem did u find out what it was angela lightfoot from Surrey

Submitted: 30/01/2017 22:53:06 | ID: 138554

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Trevor palmer , Kent

Nissan Micra C + C

I can unlock the doors with the key fob. But when I start the engine up the alarm goes off on the car I have tried new batteries but that made no difference any help would be much appreciated

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hi i have the same problem did you find out what it was angela lightfoot from Surrey

Submitted: 17/12/2016 14:20:35 | ID: 137415

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steve_l88@hotmail.co.uk, East Lothian

Nissan Note

the stop start sign keep flasshing and neither staying on or off , this has caused my start/stop to stop working anyone any ideas how to sort this problem or put me in the right direction thanks !

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check your main batteries voltage as if its below a certain voltage this will stop your stop start from working, even if turns over and starts ok ,also running car with aircon on when directed towards the screen + rear demister on will do the same on most cars check your hand book but most of the problems i have with stop start cars slightly lower voltage in start battery, also some cars new batteries need coding to the car when they are changed and this will the same effect dvcars plymouth david vosper from Devon

Submitted: 26/03/2017 16:51:38 | ID: 140172

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E Bateman, Kent

Nissan Micra C + C

Can anyone help me please. Just bought a micra C+C the hazard lights keep flashing. Also need to replace rear bulb but do not know how to get into do it.

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Mine did the same thing-if you open the boot and look there s a channel along between back lights. Mine was full of water and the electric bit for lights was sitting in water, what you need to do is dry that out and dry the connector thing should solve your hazards going off. I ve got connector sat on a kids eraser so it's not in the channel an that seems to work! No idea re rear bulb tho Hope this helps! Caroline Bromley from Highland

Submitted: 04/06/2016 19:08:54 | ID: 132361

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Tshepo Mokgope, South Africa

Nissan Almera 2006

My Nissan Almera`s orange light is not on the dashboard and it won`t start. What could the problem be?

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My car had the same problem, a good electrician fixed it in Eastern Cape KWT. Phone number 0733952232 Thambe is his name. Sasha Mung from South Africa

Hi my car is a 2004 Nissan Almera tomorrow is 4 weeks my car wont start i came home from work park the car for about an hour then i desided to clean the engine i spray purple blast degreaser around the engine, i waited for 4 minuetes then power wash the engine and after i finish and try to start my car it wont start, the engine is cranking; the engine check light is on but it wont start, i blew out all the sensors and electrical contacts on the engine with a shopvac vacume cleaner then spray them with an electrical contact spray still wont start can you tell me what is the problem, what to look for and how to fix it, 4 mechanics came with dianostic tools they said nothing show up. MARK CLARKE from Barbados

Submitted: 29/10/2013 09:26:15 | ID: 56893

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Laurindo Machado, Mozambique

Nissan Primera

How can I identify a bown main relay on my nissan primera p12?

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you will have no power at all khustom built from New Zealand

Submitted: 27/02/2017 19:30:18 | ID: 139271

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michael tidball, Spain

Nissan Micra C + C

Hi everybody, I have bought a K12 2007 Nissan Micra Urbis 1.4 convertible.Its a cracking little car except for one thing; With the roof down and whilst stationary, everything is ok, however when I pull off, the visual display and audible beeping starts from the dashboard warning light, showing the roof is down. Any ideas why this is please, and a remedy for it. Driving with it would get annoying I think! Regards, Tiddy

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Hold down the 'Open' button and then press the Lock button at the same time. Helga from Derbyshire

Submitted: 30/01/2017 12:28:52 | ID: 138533

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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

System fault - Start/stop error which came up on a 3 hour journey. At the end of the journey the car wouldnt start. RAC came out to find the battery was completely dead. Jump started me and went to Nissan dealer who knew immediately what it was. 1 year later and the error is back intermittently. Booked in with the dealer but 3 week wait. but Im expecting to break down again before then. This is one of MANY electrical faults with the Qashqai. Cant wait to get rid of it. Oliver from North Yorkshire

There is a big 'stop start' control unit behind the battery. If the car has been jump-started, or put on charge with the charger turned on before it's connected, or charged with a normal lead-acid battery charger, this can cause the computer in the unit to crash, and may also kill the battery. When charging a modern car connect the charger to the car, then turn it on. You do not want sparks causing voltage spikes crashing computer systems. If a stop-start car you will need a charger for stop-start batteries, an old-school lead-acid battery charger will not work. It may fry the battery, or fail to charge it, and probably both. It took me weeks to persuade my boss to get a battery charger for stop-start batteries, but since we did (under £100) we have not had to buy very expansive AGM batteries. We can now re-charge them when flat instead of ruin them with the wrong type of charger. Mark from Oxfordshire

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

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anoldchanda, Zambia

Nissan X-Trail

Hi, my xtrail QR20 overheated and now its mixing oil and coolant. Is it possible that i can have the head gasket scheamed or polished... Pliz advise coz i have scheamed two times already but still mixing the two liquids andstill overheating.

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I had the same problem refit a second hand engine they could not fixed the engine Eddie from South Africa

Submitted: 31/03/2016 11:55:06 | ID: 129747

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Jon Marks, Australia

Nissan Pathfinder

Pathfinder 3.0 litre Diesel 6 cylinder. 2012 build 60,000klms, Warning light came on dash indicated that there was water in fuel, I decided to change the fuel filter. The car was going okay before I changed the filter but after I put in the new filter the engine would not start? Tried priming with manual pump & electric pump, still will not start. Uninstalled the filter & reinstalled the old filter still will not start. It will not prime diesel. The fuel filter is correctly installed. Do I need to reboot the computer as fuel is not going to the filter? The computer is showing an error, how do I reboot the computer to factory settings? I think the problem is in the computer but I don't know how to fix the problem. Fuel was primed to the filter but I can't get the car started.

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Check your electric pump hasn't blown its fuse, you'll need to check your handbook for location and amperage. Even though you are priming the system with the lever it still needs fuel dellivery under pressure (usually 50 to 60 psi up to the HP injection pump. After it starts the LP side of the injection pump takes over as the lift pump and the electrric pump is disconnected. When you crank it, have you tried bleeding it with the leak-off return line disconnected to see if fuel flows through? Does the truck start with Easy Start? You might get enough revs going that way to suck fuel through. Usual way to reset system is to disconnect negative battery terminal for at least 30 minutes, should re-set when reconnected. Lastly do you have any fault code eg P0093 or P1272? Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 13/07/2017 14:00:21 | ID: 142530

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Bobby Tait, City of Glasgow

Nissan Qashqai

Having replaced wheel bearings and sensors on both front wheels the ABS light continue to stay on, check for any dirt etc blocking the sensors but, nothing. I have disconnected the sensor to allow the brakes to work right from the start but, that obviously that means the ABS light is on all the time. Any ideas ?

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You may have a fault in your electronic brake control module. Hugh from Cavan

Submitted: 12/07/2017 11:40:45 | ID: 142502

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Chris, Cheshire

Nissan Micra C + C

Hi, The airbag light is flashing intermittently. What should I do? Thanks Chris

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Dirty or loose connection to airbag module. Most likely connector plugs under driver/passenger seat (depends which side you drive on!). Disconnect, clean up connectors and plugs (may be a bit of corrosion on plugs, use fine grade sandpaper or an emery board) and reconnect. Steve from Staffordshire

Submitted: 07/07/2017 14:50:08 | ID: 142427

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steven williamson, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Micra C + C

Every so often there is a beeping noise...sounds a bit like a warning beep but there are no warning lights on the dash, Iv not heard it myself but my girlfriend says its happened a few times.

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sometimes if you don't put the handbrake fully done this happens kenny f from City of Glasgow

sometimes if you don't put the handbrake fully done this happens kenny f from City of Glasgow

fuel warning ?...mine beeps sue from Staffordshire

If you have used the roof, it beeps if not fully engaged. Chris from Cheshire

Submitted: 24/06/2015 17:45:18 | ID: 117652

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Nyana, South Africa

Nissan NP300

My 2004 ZD30 doesn't go into gear when engine is on. What could be the problem. Recently had the gear box checked and nothing was found to be wrong. Could it be the Diff perhaps?

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Can you select the gears OK when the engine is switched off? If you can, then the clutch is not releasing when the engine is running. If you cannot select gears even when the engine is off then you have a gear / cable linkage or selector problem. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Replace the clutch kits Jethro from Middlesbrough

Submitted: 28/03/2017 13:40:24 | ID: 140215

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Mokone, South Africa

Nissan NP300

A Nissan model 2012 diesel double cap shows engine light continuously and no power beyond 80 km/h. Minor service done (oil change, fuel filter, etc.). Initial diagnose is P1275 code about sensor. Apparently no fuel pump found. What can I do about this p1275 sensor diagnosis and power deficit?

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Its a fuel pressure sensor juss replace the old Jethro from Middlesbrough

Submitted: 03/07/2017 10:14:15 | ID: 142333

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M Bishop, South Yorkshire

Nissan Pixo

I need to change the fuel pump do I need to drop the fuel tank to get at this item?

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I'm answering my own question here! Yes you do have to drop the fuel tank! On removing the back seats I found an inspection panel but it wasn't there to get at the fuel pump. So anybody in my predicament don't bother removing the back seats. Regards. M Bishop from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 04/07/2017 13:41:15 | ID: 142355

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Basson van Rooyen, South Africa

Nissan NP300

Hi all. I have a Nissan Hardbody 3.0 td. ZD30 I have changed the diesel filters after noticing that it's jerking when I'm on full throttle. What can it be. No blue smoke, nothing. Only a jerk like it's loosing boost or not getting enough diesel. And now my wipers does not want to work. Checked the fuses and they're still ok. Anyone please help? Thanks

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Hi Mate . have the same problem with my 3.0 hardbody .. been like it for past 7 years . Sometimes it gets better if I bleed the air from fuel lines using the bleed screw on the filter housing and pumping the purge button .. ... cures it for a while .truck is always full of life round town and country but get it on a motorway with prolonged full throttle driving and there is suddenly no power .. dangerous if in fast lane.. darren from Kent

Submitted: 28/09/2015 14:08:13 | ID: 121729

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ali bwanali, Malawi

Nissan Vanette

Does the Nissan Vanette automatic gearbox have drainplug?

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Nissan vannette does not have a gearbox drain plug it just has a bottom cover,(ref nissan vannette 2004 model petrol automatic) Bwantasa asa from Malawi

Submitted: 09/04/2015 08:44:24 | ID: 114479

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Sher, Jamaica

Nissan Micra

I had my 2005 nissan march serviced and now the power steering light is illuminated, hence no power steering. Any advice? Could a blown fuse cause this problem?

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My power steering seems to have gone in my Micra Urbis the PS light comes on then it's hard to steer the car. Does this mean all electrics are faulty and that I could get stuck in the car as its all electric Fisher from Dorset

Submitted: 12/07/2015 21:27:09 | ID: 118388

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RUSSELL HILL, Lancashire

Nissan Primastar

my van alarm has started to go off for no apparent reason. Could it be the battery in the remote fob?

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Hi check back door switch as they have a rubber boot on door side which can be lost , if so just replace it , hope this is of help 007andrew from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 03/05/2017 08:26:01 | ID: 141069

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John, Kenya

Nissan Vanette

Write your question here...i want to buy a vanette for passenger transport,which Is better,diesel manual/ automatic, petrol manual/ automatic? which one wld give best service and the most economical?

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diesel manual most economic while petrol gives longer service mwaura from Kenya

Submitted: 18/08/2016 15:15:06 | ID: 134447

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Lawrence, Kenya

Nissan Vanette

I recently bought a Nissan Vanette With 4 Rear Wheels and 1800cc. the fuel consumtion is very high at 1 liter donig only 5 to 6 Kms. is this normal?

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if driving in town with heavy traffic jam, i think its normal . if on high way nope mwaura from Kenya

Submitted: 24/09/2016 09:39:12 | ID: 135417

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Apai Cda Iko, Malaysia

Nissan Vanette

Haii..what is the problem my van c22 suddenly stop, and them can't start..thanks

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check on battery mine behaved same way on checking battery its votage was 12 but could not start on changing the battery its now perfect mwaura from Kenya

Submitted: 23/03/2017 02:01:18 | ID: 140092

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Tawanda, Zimbabwe

Nissan Terrano Ii

I have a Nissan Terrano SUV 3.2 litre petrol and my problem is that whenever I reach 60 km distance when travelling the 4WD light flashes. Please help on what I have to do to fix this

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I wonder ,,.....4WD is not mend for travellling gears( In most OFF ROAD SUVs). u use it when u want to get out of a bad/muddy/ Hilly/Steep slope etc roads only and max spd on mostshould be 5-25km/hr. DSelect Auto if u want to use it cintinously then the ECU will select it for u..... EMMANUEL Tambudzayi from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 03/05/2017 11:08:02 | ID: 141075

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Conlias, Zimbabwe

Nissan NP300

I have a Nissan Np300 2.5tdi manual transmission failing to exceed a speed of 80km/h even when driving on the highway and even when I have reached (selected ) the final (fifth) gear it can not exceed the speed of 80km/h, it also seems like loosing power. I have replaced the fuel, oil and air filter with new ones but there is no change at all. What can be the possible causes of this problem?

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Might be overdrive solenoid sticking on prematurely otherwise cold be many things. Have you checked the turbo boost? Check intercooler flow and turbo hoses for leaks, splits or loose connections. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Check also your crank sensor Muzi from South Africa

Submitted: 06/04/2017 15:18:37 | ID: 140453

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