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Mai McCann, Donegal

Nissan Qashqai

The heater on the passenger side is not working, The drivers side needs to be up at hi setting in order to feel any warmth. I keep the passenger side vents closed as they blow out cold air. The car is freezing all the time. I've had the car since new and it is just out of warranty. I find it to be a great car otherwise. It handles really well on the road and is a joy to drive. This has been my first real problem with it.

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I had the same problem (my Qashqai is LHD but principle's the same). I did not realise that the passenger side had no heat until I drove back to the UK from Greece last Christmas, my wife was not happy! I don't normally need heat in Greece even in winter. The local Nissan dealer did not have a clue and said he needed to remove the dashboard to investigate...I declined. Subsequently I bought an endoscope to use with my iPad to investigate myself. I found that on the driver`s side, the screen that moves to either direct air through the heating matrix or avoid the matrix moved completely when I adjusted the control from LO to HI. However, when I looked at the passenger side the screen only moved a couple of centimetres so no air was going through the heating matrix. I decided either the screen was jamming on something or the actuator that moves the screen was faulty. I set the heating control to LO. I removed the glovebox and tube that feeds air into the footwell to get access to the actuator. I disconnected the lead to the actuator and removed it. I then manually moved the spindle that moves the screen. I felt no resistance and the spindle moved the screen through its whole range of movement, so nothing was jamming the screen. I then plugged in the actuator and moved the heating control from LO to HI and back to LO. The actuator moved correctly, the full range of movement. I refitted the actuator and tested the heating....it worked! I refitted everything, tested again and still all worked as it should. I did read somewhere on the web that resetting the actuator by disconnecting and reconnecting the cable worked for someone else and it does seem to have worked in my case. Good luck...Dave Dave Rowlinson from Greece

That worked brilliant for me. wasn't blowing hot air in the passengerside. removed the dash panel at the footwell. found actuator, wasn't doing anything.unplugged the connector at the actuator and plugged back on. worked magic. got it working.. Corinthians from Lancashire

Worked for me too. I removed the panel adjacent to the passengers right calf and then with my head in the footwell i removed a panel under the glove box. Where these two panels met i could see a red cogwheel (the spindle)and a black box with a fan shaped cog on it. This is the actuator. Then performed the routine described by my learned friend above. Worked beautifully Philip from Bedfordshire

This worked for me too. The white plug had fallen out and it was as simple as plugging it back in. Thank you for your help much appreciated and saved me another car garage bill. :) Candi from Hertfordshire

Thank you so much for advice. I managed to do it myself and found it unplugged. Thank you so much I now have heat!!!! Alison from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 26/11/2014 21:23:38 | ID: 106952

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Lauretta, Norfolk

Nissan Micra C + C

I have had problems with the area around the spare wheel collecting water and have had to drain this out and dry around the alarm area in the boot to stop the alarm & indicators randomly going off. Then the other day I came out of work to find that I could not unlock the car with the key, I though I needed a new battery in the key so unlocked the passenger door by removing the cap. managed to get in the car but the drivers door & boot remained looked and all the ignition lights were on even with the key not in the ignition, car would also not start, wouldn't even turn over. We finally managed to get the boot open, pure luck really as could not use the manual entry. We disconnected the alarm wires and was able to unlock the car and start the engine. The wires that come from the alarm thing are all green and corroding due to the previous water problem. So my question is what is this alarm thing in the boot called as I cannot seem to find the part anywhere online to be able to replace this. Phoned Nissan and they were even unsure what part I was talking about. I am trying to avoid taking it in to Nissan as I know I will end up paying through the roof. Any help appreciated

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Hi Lauretta My partner has had this same problem recently... how did you resolve this please? Phill Ogden from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/04/2016 20:52:28 | ID: 130702

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Isaac Banda, Zimbabwe

Nissan Vanette 2003

I have a Nissan Vanette and the Hold light flashes on and off continuously when driving since the engine was washed with engine cleaner and water. What could be wrong please? (Petrol engine automatic transmission 1.8 cc)

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When you washed under the bonnet you forced water or cleaner into one of the many electrical connections. that is disturbing the flow of electrons between the sensor for the hold switch and the transmission control unit, the control unit sends the signal to the light in the dash. You may be able to put things right by unclipping each connecting plug under the bonnet and at the transmission and squirting contact cleaner in there. This should clean the contacts and stop the flashing light. John Smith from New Zealand

I have a Nissan vanette f8. Petrol engine when I drive. Hold flashes and gear can not change Lonness nanthalo from Malawi

Submitted: 21/01/2014 16:26:40 | ID: 61257

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Paul, Middlesex

Nissan Navara

Hi, I have a navara d40 with auto gearbox. It is in limp mode (3rd gear) so exceleratas very slowly from a stationary position, I have had three gearbox specialists look at it and all done diagnostic tests with the results being solenoid faults, four in total I think. All three have said that it needs a new mecatronic or a replacement gearbox and would be around £2500 - £3000 to supply and fit, on top of this the gearbox computer would need programming to be synced to the engine computer (or the other way round possibly,) this would incur another large sum to do but only Nissan are able to do it but will not as they don't do this on secondhand or refurbished parts as they cannot guarantee it will last. Nissan will not sell the replacement solenoid as the beichles are being returned later with faults relating to the mecatronic. The car is in very good condition and has been serviced regularly bit it seems the cost of the repair is more than the cars value, I've been told it is only good as spares parts if I was to sell. Please help as I am at a loss of what to do. Paul.

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What you have been told is true, your only other option wold be to try having a second hand gearbox fitted but that could be money wasted. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 11/03/2017 22:04:10 | ID: 139764

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Claire Kolacz, West Yorkshire

Nissan Almera Tino

Hi, I noticed when filling my tino that there is rust around the petrol filler cap and just inside it, there is rust also. The black bit around the filler cap is looking corroded and the filler cap now wobbles a bit. Can this be fixed? Is this an mot fail? Will the rust get into the engine and cause a problem?

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Scrap it Adam from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 12/09/2016 13:38:05 | ID: 135117

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John, Bristol

Nissan Primera

Hi I have a 2003 Nissan Primera Hatchback Two of my doors make a loud buzz sound when locking and unlocking-they still lock fine, but there's something causing a noise. I've taken off the back door panel to access the lock but have not managed to extract it yet. any suggestions as to the problem and solution? Any advise on accessing the lock?

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I have a Nissan Primera P12 2001QG18DE, I think I have a problem with my ECU unit, when I try to start the engine, I get a message saying PLEASE WAIT then after 1 minute another message comes up saying SECURE I also notice the red immobiliser light is on. Any ideas what the problem is? Thanks, Alan Hynd Alan Hynd from Spain

Submitted: 03/10/2014 12:32:00 | ID: 104000

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John O Sullivan, Ireland

Nissan Primastar

The door locks in my van are giving up one by one. First the drivers door and now the sliding door. What would the reason for this be. Also the electric window on drivers door has given up. Thanks.

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Hi'i can not open my nissan primstarwith the keys locked out ? Fionan byrne from Donegal

The infamous Renault Trafic door locks!! You should be able to open the door manually with the key. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 25/02/2017 13:00:47 | ID: 139181

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Dean pearman , Yorkshire

Nissan Qashqai

Just got this car yesterday an there is know battery in the key fob if I get one put in will it need reprogramming

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Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't, it depends whether the in-built capacitor in the key fob has lost its memory. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 09/03/2017 10:25:08 | ID: 139689

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Kate Fuller, Buckinghamshire

Nissan Juke 2012

I am getting intermittent 2 bleeps whilst driving my Nissan Juke but no signal saying why. Please can you advise as to why as I`m not seeing anything in the manual?

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It's the sat nav warning of an incoming sharp bend. Gary from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 05/12/2013 15:14:52 | ID: 58828

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ian nunan, Bath and North East Somerset

Nissan Terrano Ii

2002 terrano 2, Just had a gearbox failure, before that all was well just a slight rumble in 5th, does the 2.7 tdi gearbox fit a 3.0 tdi

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I posted question and the answer is no. ian nunan from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 24/02/2017 10:59:02 | ID: 139156

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Andrew, Malawi

Nissan X-Trail

I have a Nissan, one day it just turned off when it had started right before take off. Now it just cranks but it doesn't start. When I checked the spark plugs and it has no sparks. What could be the problem?

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Coil pack? Crank sensor? Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 07/03/2017 10:49:10 | ID: 139573

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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

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

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Derek, North Lanarkshire

Nissan Note

Intermittinlg light blinking on rev counter

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Do you mean the illumination for the rev counter is blinking or you have a warning light blinking? You need to provide more information for anyone to help. If it's a warning light your vehicle handbook will tell you what it means. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 04/03/2017 15:51:53 | ID: 139451

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Geoff, Greater Manchester

Nissan Note

The auto stop start has come on and keeps flashing when engine is switched on and stays on when moving .i have tuned auto switch off but lights still keeps flashing Any suggestions. Thank you .

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Nissan Note and Juke are plagued with this flashing light syndrome for the stop/start system. One of the things it works with is the clutch pedal switch so it's worth trying this. Put the car in neutral, engine running, stop/start switched On then press the clutch all the way to the floor and suddenly release it, let the pedal bang up. Do it a few times and see if it's any better, a sticky or faulty switch can cause your problem. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 03/03/2017 14:27:44 | ID: 139405

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Steff, Hertfordshire

Nissan Note

Why does the stop start auto light start flashing? Why does the cancel button not stop this light from flashing. It is most distracting.

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why does the stop start outo light flashing? why does the cancel button not stop this light from flashing. ayhan doganay from Turkey

The auto stop start lights keeps flashing when I turn on the engine still on when driving or when I turn switch off Geoff from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 14/02/2016 17:20:15 | ID: 127569

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Ady, Derbyshire

Nissan Terrano

Im having crunching when slowing down changing. Down gears ive had a new clutch fitted but not made any difference.

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Likely to worn syncromesh in the gearbox. Double de-clutch when changing down, if there's no crunching re-affirms it's worn synchromesh. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 02/03/2017 21:03:05 | ID: 139387

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Paul, Greater London

Nissan Note

Hi,when changing number plate light, short circuit occurred. now they're not working and also right hand side break light too and some interior lights around controls of hot cold air,hazard panel light and also some radio face lights off too. boot light still working and all the others. I've checked fuse box inside and in front under the bonnet, they're all okay too. what could be the problem? waiting for feedback thanks

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Double check fuses Ben from Leicestershire

Submitted: 02/03/2017 19:17:23 | ID: 139383

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Laura, Isle of Wight

Nissan Micra

Sorry me again . My clutch on my Nissan micra tempest 2003 petrol car is heavier than my other two pedals , does this mean I need a new clutch or is it a car thing? Is a new clutch expensive etc.

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The clutch pedal will always require more pressure to operate than the accelerator (and the brake until the brakes start applying). Whether the effort to operate your clutch is too high cannot be ascertained without physically checking it. Where is the 'bite' point on the clutch (top, middle or bottom of the pedal travel)? Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 01/03/2017 17:01:18 | ID: 139339

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john, South Africa

Nissan X-Trail

My Nissan X-trail rev 2000rpm on 100kp and 3.500rpm @120pk I took it to the dealership Centurion and they say it is throttle body and 2 opinion say air flow meter sensor. They are both expensive and the dealership can get new parts to check. How do I make sure that I get accurate information?

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I'm sceptical of the answers you have been given. You may have problems with those items but they will affect how the engine runs, revs and responds to throttle inputs. I'm thinking the problem you're reporting is more likely to be a problem with the drive train, i.e. a slipping clutch on a manual gearbox or a slipping torque converter on an automatic. You haven't specified which model x-trail you have but as an example, a 2.2 dci x-trail with a 6 speed manual gearbox would be turning at 2600 rpm when travelling at 120 KPH. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 27/02/2017 14:49:00 | ID: 139251

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Laura, Isle of Wight

Nissan Micra

Hi, my Nissan micra tempest 2003 has rust on the sunroof, how do I fix this? Please. Also only one of me reverse lights aren't working, are these expensive fixtures or cheap please? Garage or do my self? First time car owner so don't know. Had a look online but not really finding anything. Also if I buy rust remover do I need to buy anything else to put on after? Any useful information would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time. Have a nice day.

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Many cars only ever had one reversing light wired up, you can check by looking to do is see if there is actually wiring and a bulb on the side that doesn't illuminate. Yes you will need to repaint (primer, undercoat, topcoat) once you've got rid of the rust by rubbing the affected area down till you reach clean metal. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 27/02/2017 11:33:16 | ID: 139236

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Lisa, Merseyside

Nissan Qashqai

Had to replace car battery and once done, the radio/sat nav is locked. States system locked, enter pin code. Anyone know if this is a genetic code? There's nothing in the manual or log book and was not given anything from the car dealers when bought. It's a 4 digit number but I'm clueless of what it could be. Not sure if called Nissan is going to help solve. Any ideas please? - hating the silence!

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If you can still enter a 4 digit number thats great..ring your nissan dealer with the information on display and they can give you the code as my code was not in my book ,unfortunately I had tried to Guess so many times I have been locked out permanently........so I have the same problem...advised to turn key one click and leave it for 1 hr- 2hrs in the hope it resets itself to allow me to put the code in so giving this a try .Told will have to book car in for a week to send radi system to France for code to be reset if this doesn't work. lee from Surrey

Submitted: 18/01/2017 21:54:12 | ID: 138232

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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

Hi did you ever solve the problem of the boot not closing on your convertible when the roof was in the boot Andy from Lancashire

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

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Sue, Northamptonshire

Nissan Pulsar

Hi only had this car since Oct 2016 from new. The back passenger door open warning light has come on - I can now only manually lock the car - how do I remove the warning light?

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Surely the car is still under warranty, why not take it to the dealer to fix it. If you try to fix it and fail the dealer can refuse to fix it under warranty because you've messed with it. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 22/02/2017 11:17:39 | ID: 139112

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JOSEPH, Southampton

Nissan X-Trail

Can Nissan extrail engine fit in Nissan Serena car

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No. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 21/02/2017 21:28:07 | ID: 139100

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Fran, England

Nissan Micra C+C 2006

Hi. I have a Nissan Micra C+C Sport with a problem. My hazard lights keep flashing all of the time, even when I`m driving. They won`t turn off manually and will only stop when I lock myself in the car and drive, but when I get out of the car and lock it after about a minute they come back on again. Can anyone help?

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We have the same year Micra convertible with exactly the same problem. So far we have paid £700 out and it is still not fixed, the hazards still come on when they want to, help Janet Dowbiggin from Essex.

Hi Janet. Just got the car right - it was a box in the boot. If you take the spare tyre out of the boot and see if there is water in the well. You need to look on the back panel of the boot where your indicators are. There is a box with a plug, undo the plug, remove the box and dry it out using a hair dryer. Dry the plug at both ends, use some WD.40 on the plugs and wire ring, put it back and it should be ok. Hope this helps Dave Haz from England

I have been having the same problem today so followed the advice that had been posted, and it has worked... Thank you so much Kelli Raravisa from Swansea

Hi, had the same problem with my mum’s car and also followed the advice of Dave and it now works, cheers Dave :) Sharon from Swansea

My daughter had the same problem; we discovered she had three inches of water in the spare wheel well. We removed the rubber bungs (one on the main well, one in the small well at the extreme end of the boot) drained the water out and dried the electrics. All was well. Dave is a genius! - Paul Rogers Anonymous from

We've got the same problem with my daughter's car….. but at the moment we are in a 30 degree heatwave and the boot is bone dry. Any other suggestions?? sheila from Hampshire

We've found a solution for our problem but it might not solve yours. In our case we had numerous dead pheasants in the spare tire well. Remove the pheasants, remove the problem! Falula Richards from Greater London

We've found a solution for our problem but it might not solve yours. In our case we had numerous dead pheasants in the spare tire well. Remove the pheasants, remove the problem! Falula Richards from Greater London

My 56 plate Micra CC has a problem with the boot lock, on switching ignition on, it fires... obviously adding to the water ingress. Driving round with the boot half open. 2" water, check your boot locks! Danny Boo from West Yorkshire

Thank you so so much Dave Haz!! I had to drive home from work this evening with my hazard lights on! As an almost 56 year old woman, I hadn't a clue what to do. I found what you said on here.... and in the dark I took my spare tyre out and holy Moses.... there was about 3 inches of water in there! I dried it up with towels and called my son in law (I'm terrified of electrics!) He did exactly what you said.... we dried the black box wires with the hair dryer and IT WORKED! So Dave Haz.... Thank you so much for your knowledge. It's people like you we women depend on. Here's to you Dave and Thanks. :) Barbara from Cambridgeshire

What is that black box in the boot that I disconnected and dried out??? My hazard lights are back on... but every time I connect the box back they still keep coming on even though I've dried it well. I can drive with this box disconnected but need to know what it's for and not dangerous driving with it out. Anyone know? Barbara from Cambridgeshire

Hi Dave, I had the same problem and bob's your uncle it worked. I have totally disconnected that because I have a Viper alarm installed so I won't need the Nissan Siren box connected. Many Thanks YUsuf Patel from Surrey

Another note to say that Dave's advice was spot on - fixed the issue with a friend's car when we looked into it today. Thanks! Mike from Surrey

Submitted: 26/06/2012 10:18:41 | ID: 88250

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mohamed, Libya

Nissan Primera

I have Nissan primera P11-144 CVT the CVT transmission getting high temperature during I was driving it, then it's start to get low speed no more than 120km , after that the CVT transmission stop, there is no reaction when I change from (P) , (D) ,(R), (N) or any position , it as there is no electric power in the CVT transmission ? so can anyone help me to find the problem please??

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The problem with the CVT oil is that, when the temperature increases, the oil expanded and when the oil level is too high it build up too much pressure for the pressure switch to handle, that is why you should check the CVT oil using the HOT region side. Solutions, drive the car for about 10-20minuest in low speed like 50kmh, park the car on a level ground, open the bonnet and check the CVT level with the HOT region, the oil should be in between the low and high end and anything above that could damage the pressure switch. If you are having your CVT above that, you might need to remove some of the CVT oil to match the level and if your CVT oil is far too below, you might need to top it Emmanuel from Nigeria

Submitted: 09/07/2015 10:35:11 | ID: 118247

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Derek, Monmouthshire

Nissan Qashqai

Is there a switch to turn on the fog lights or are they automatic as I can not find a switch.

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Hi the fog lights are operated on the left hand side where you would switch on the lights. Theres a very small dial that u turn which will spring back into position abter its turned slightly in the direction of the windscreen. Turn it once to get rear fog lights, turn it twice in succession and it'll switch on the small front fog lights. May from Middlesex

Submitted: 19/11/2016 11:33:16 | ID: 136787

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pathirana, Sri Lanka

Nissan X-Trail

x-trail ,dnt-31 ,dash board indicate ,tire symbol?

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fill tires with air dilhan from Sri Lanka

Submitted: 08/02/2017 07:46:01 | ID: 138790

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Shaun, Gloucestershire

Nissan Primastar

Hi guys I have a 2007 2 litre Nissan primaster van 115cdti The van has only done 100k. The van will start no problem at all hot or cold and idle perfect But as soon as you drive roughly 20/30 mile it will just cut out and repeat until the van will not start again I have been to 3 garages and they cannot find any faults by plugging it in. It is almost as if someone is turning the ignition off no matter how fast you are driving. Please help guys I am giving up slowly. Thank you

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We was warned of this issue when we bought out Primastar..Although it's only happened once with us, the fuel pump (I think) fills with condensation and has to be released. Annette Treacy from West Midlands

Submitted: 16/02/2017 22:25:27 | ID: 138984

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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

I have a 1.5 Diesel Qashqai, 37,000 miles, always serviced. Cam belt went on a road going circa 30 mph, very frightening. This is a known fault with the cam belt being incorrectly aligned. I have taken to Nissan and I am awaiting a response from Nissan UK, but they havent been supportive in the slightest thus far. Daniel from Devon

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

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IDAMKWE, Berkshire

Nissan Primera

I noticed when I drive my car it will just stop and and will give hard start then will later drive for a while and stop again. But the drive is smooth it doesn't Jean nor misfire. Please I really need help.

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Sounds like crank sensor located right hand side of engine block at back of head.you will have to feel for it it is not possible to see it. Remove the trunking on right side of engine. You can then get your hand and feel for it.it is held in place with a ten. Mill bolt don't forget to release the wiring loom. Very fiddly but can be done.cost of part thirty pounds. John oneill from Cheshire

Submitted: 28/08/2016 14:26:50 | ID: 134720

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David, Essex

Nissan Qashqai+2

I got back from two weeks holiday and my nissan quashqai +2 remote keys can not open the car neither the manual side as well, i was told the car is super locked does any one have an idea about how to open the bonnet or the car itself so as i can jump start it ,please urgent response will be appreciated thank you

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Did you ever resolve this?? As mine has started doing the same, was just looking for a few pointers Cheers Ash b from Kent

Submitted: 09/08/2016 05:56:06 | ID: 134216

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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

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

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Andy roberts, Surrey

Nissan Primastar

Van starts and drives fine most of the time but every now and then it jerks just like the ignition has been turned off then back on again...?. It seems to be around 2000rpm? I've also started it on a couple of occasions and it ran but would not rev? Turned it off then back on ...all OK? I have replace the egr valve, ordered a new air flow meter and throttle pedal sensor ...anybody out there had this proles and if so what did you find?

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Check air filter to c if any water is getting in I had the same thing happen to me it was the injector on top of the injector is the electrical bit it was broke in side start the van and un plug the electrical connector one at a time if the engine dips down on the first one that one is ok plug it back in and move on to the next one if u un plug one of them and the engine does not dip down that's the faulty one Chris from Meath

Submitted: 26/01/2017 00:31:02 | ID: 138425

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Monty, South Africa

Nissan X-Trail

On start up in the morning or even during the day there is a grinding chain like noise. I was told it was normal about year ago but the noise is much louder and last longer than before. The noise also then comes back when the aircon is on.

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It could be the compressor for the air conditioning system is worn and / or the clutch pulley and belt making a noise. The noise can also be caused if the system is really low on refrigerant (when did you last gt it checked?) You should also check if the electric fan under the bonnet is noisy, it starts up whenever you switch on the air conditioning. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/02/2017 12:36:27 | ID: 138733

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Tony Bennett, Bristol

Nissan Qashqai

I had the car unlocked with the key out of the ignition for over an hour while cleaning the inside, it will now not start the starting motor just clicking. It will click fast 8/10 times then stop, car will not start. Help !!

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Perhaps the battery was low to begin with and the courtesy lights have drained it with the doors being open for a prolonged period. If your radio was playing (don't know whether it can play in the Qashqai without the key on) then it will have drained the battery. Charge the battery or get a jump start. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Perhaps the battery was low to begin with and the courtesy lights have drained it with the doors being open for a prolonged period. If your radio was playing (don't know whether it can play in the Qashqai without the key on) then it will have drained the battery. Charge the battery or get a jump start. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 05/02/2017 14:08:33 | ID: 138701

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Emmanuel, Ghana

Nissan NP300

The head gasket is changed the water still evapoeate tell me the reason

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Cylinder head may be cracked, remove it and get it pressure tested. Also, to cause the trouble initially, engine may have been overheated and caused cylinder head to warp, need to get cylinder head surfaced to restore machined finish. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 03/02/2017 22:57:24 | ID: 138658

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Nigel Purnell, Staffordshire

Nissan Juke 2012

I have a 2013 Nissan Juke diesel. Does this have a cam belt or chain please? (Diesel)

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does the Nissan juke 1.5 diesel model have a cambelt GARY from Kent

The answer is on page 9-7 of your owner's manual, it's a chain. Answer found on a Nissan Juke forum in 2 seconds by using Google's search facility. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 10/10/2013 15:37:30 | ID: 56089

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Carole Saddington, Greater London

Nissan Qashqai

Front of sat nav saying no SD card use Nissan SD card. The card is in the sat nav. You can't use the sat nav.

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Satnav saying no sd card use nissan SD card. The card is in place and we have taken it out and put it back many times to try and rectify this without success. The car is 14mnths old. Can you help?. Ian hines from Suffolk

Satnav saying no sd card use nissan SD card. The card is in place and we have taken it out and put it back many times to try and rectify this without success. The car is 14mnths old. Can you help?. Ian hines from Suffolk

You may have to format the card in the sat nav, details which should be in handbook. Or format in a pc first, but i would suggest in the sat nav if at all possible. Chris from Gloucestershire

Mine did the same, the SD card is faulty and should be replaced under warranty. Alan from Greater Manchester

how can i rectify a problem with the sat/nav in my nissan qashqai it telling me that no sd card use nissan sd card even though there is a nissan sd card fitted how can this be resolved mr d gray from Greater London

My Satnav was saying no sd card use nissan SD card and over time was getting worse. I still have a months warranty with my car so i took it to my local Nissan dealer. who at first sent the SD card for testing but the fault did not happen in there machines. Eventually my local dealer videoed my car registration and error message on screen together with chassis No as proof. And i have now been issued with a new SD card Robert from Berkshire

I have a Nissan quasqai ntec+ 2012. I've had this message on my maps saying no Sd card use genuine Nissan sd card for over a month. I was told by Nissan dealer to book my car in to diagnose the fault at a cost of £90 because it could be the unit faulty not the sd card which I declined. I then went to the parts department and the lad told me to install a new sd card and the problem would go. So I bought a new up to date sd card for £137 today 30/01017 and preyed in would work at that price and bingo everything works perfect so I'm guessing there's some sort of a timer maybe 5 years and you have to buy a new card. Very clever from Nissan because you cannot update your old sd card with a computer. Hope this helps anyone with the same problem. Gary from Cardiff

Submitted: 05/08/2014 22:11:27 | ID: 100984

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digi, Nigeria

Nissan Almera

It won't rev high once the temperature is close to half

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that is the normal temperature, Peter from Ghana

Submitted: 29/08/2016 21:13:05 | ID: 134749

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