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arthur, New Zealand

Nissan Terrano

hi I have a 1996 3.1 d/t terrano facelift on the dash on the r/h side there is a heat switch can you tell me what it is for

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It's for warming up the engine on cold mornings. Engine should rev up to 1,500 rpm Some guy from Australia

Submitted: 15/07/2014 02:00:04 | ID: 99694

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aron, Spain

Nissan Terrano Ii

when you put the car into reverse the fuse blows which covers the windows, rev lights, rev counter, fuel/ temp gauge

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Chances are you have a crossed wire going to your white reverse lights that is shorting on your dash lights. Might pay to have an auto electrician look at it. Keith from New Zealand

Chances are you have a crossed wire going to your white reverse lights that is shorting on your dash lights. Might pay to have an auto electrician look at it. Keith from New Zealand

Submitted: 01/11/2014 07:40:49 | ID: 105436

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Des McBride, Australia

Nissan Navara 2012

My Nissan Navara`s right side front and rear parker are not working. The left side front and rear parker are working. What should I do? (d40)

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First the simple thing: check that both bulbs on the non-working side are the correct bulbs..and that both are not blown! Swap the working side bulbs into the non-working side..... What happened to the vehicle just before they stopped working? John Smith from New Zealand

G'day Des, did you get this problem sorted? My navara has the same problem and I'm struggling to get an answer. Could you help? Thanks. Dean. Dean from Australia

Submitted: 20/03/2014 14:37:33 | ID: 63064

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Gwyn, Blaenau Gwent

Nissan X-Trail

I have got a verry loud rattle coming out throttl body on tick over and louder when Rev up engin runs ok on tick over but slight mis when up engin please can you help

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Would this intake control valve solenoid control valve make these loud nois and could you tell me where this valve is Gwyn from Blaenau Gwent

Submitted: 18/11/2014 23:04:07 | ID: 106458

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Tuguldur, Mongolia

Nissan X-Trail

I scanned code p1110 intake control valve solenoid control valve no control. Where is intake valve solenoid control valve?

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I am not sure where this valve is I did disconec the egr valve but didn't make any difference Gwyn from Blaenau Gwent

Submitted: 10/11/2014 02:27:08 | ID: 105972

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loma, Greater London

Nissan Navara

i drove over 200 for sale Nissan navara 1998-2001 model today is the 1st one broke down on me on the high .MINE IS 2001 MODEL FUEL CUT OUT AND STALLED it sounded like car is lacking fuel but there was 50 litres in it.i primed the internal fuel filter pump until is hard and the car started again but only drove it for 7 miles and stalled agin :( i used an external fuel filter with an external filter but stalled after 3 miles PLEASE HELP DOES ANY ONE HAS AN IDEA? THANKS

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Hi there, sorry not got an answer to this, but my Navara 2001 has been in a garage for the last 5 weeks with the same problem. I have checked various sensors, fuel pipes, replaced the primer pump, cleaned and emptied the fuel tank, but at the moment it is baffling all mechanics? mick letchrt from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/10/2014 08:46:07 | ID: 104374

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Malcolm Sharp, East Riding of Yorkshire

Nissan Almera Tino

The windscreen wipers will not switch off on the lever but only by turning the ignition off? Also the interval wipe is not working - is there a simple cure for this?

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Water ingress into the wiper motor is a common fault. I had same issue recently but with one of two outcomes. Either has your problem and won't switch off, or as I had stopped working all together. I managed to get a replacement from a scrapyard but it has also now taken in water. I now have your problem and they won't switch off. I 'sorted it' with a screw into the top dashboard and an elastic band which is set to hold the wiper switch in the one wipe manual mode. i.e. in the up position and when I want them off, I move the switch back down manually as the elastic is only strong enough to hold it up but not pull it up... Been like this now for six months and is still working fine... Try it All the best J jazzas from South Lanarkshire

Water ingress into the wiper motor is a common fault. I had same issue recently but with one of two outcomes. Either has your problem and won't switch off, or as I had stopped working all together. I managed to get a replacement from a scrapyard but it has also now taken in water. I now have your problem and they won't switch off. I 'sorted it' with a screw into the top dashboard and an elastic band which is set to hold the wiper switch in the one wipe manual mode. i.e. in the up position and when I want them off, I move the switch back down manually as the elastic is only strong enough to hold it up but not pull it up... Been like this now for six months and is still working fine... Try it All the best J jazzas from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 08/11/2014 16:29:25 | ID: 105893

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Anne Ramsden, Oxfordshire

Nissan Micra

The battery is flat and we can't close the drivers side window. What can we do?

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Charge the battery. trend from Bedfordshire

Charge the battery. trend from Bedfordshire

Does anyone know how to change spark plugs in a Qashqai 2.0(2007)? Haim from Greater London

Submitted: 07/09/2014 18:24:17 | ID: 102766

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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

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

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Saad, Lancashire

Nissan Micra

i have this nissan micra , the radio does work but radio Display does not work, its really difficult to tune in to any radio station , also when i try to connect my iphone via FM Transmitter i am unable to locate the channel, please can any one guide me what to do !! either how to scan and locate a channel or how to get the display ?? is there any easy/cheap option to fix this? i have also tried the cassette adapter but it does not work aswell :( please help anyone

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also just to add more info i have Nissan Micra 2000, Celebration (K11) Saad from Lancashire

The LCD display problem is caused by the degradation of the electrical connection between the conductive connections on the internal rear lower edge of the display and corresponding connections on the PCB driving this display from the radio’s circuit board. This multiple connection between is made by a thin rubbery conductive gasket (Elastomer) about the size of a match stick. The displays construction squashes this elastomer between the display and the board. It is however susceptible to failure. This manifest itself as intermittent loss of the part of the display to eventual complete failure. As for fixing it, not very likely I am afraid replacement parts will no longer be available, removal and stripping down the radio, cleaning the contacts on the PCB and the glass display and the elastomer with isopropanol (wearing cotton gloves to avoid contamination with grease from your hands) and rebuilding the unit, fixes it sometimes but generally not for long. I believe it is a standard size radio fitting so if you can afford it fit a new radio I have used Highway H240Di series before, seem excellent its over £100 but all the usual radio stations and dab and blue tooth (hands free phone) and aux socket, best results with internal screen mount dab radio aerial. Dominic Armstrong from Warrington

Submitted: 02/11/2014 22:11:49 | ID: 105538

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Heyland, Cheshire

Nissan Micra

Has an intermittent fault in that it sometimes judders and stutters its way down the road like a kangaroo. Then it is OK for a while and suddenly starts again. It has had its distributor changed whilst all this was going on as it then died on me. However, the problem still continues!!

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Yesterday my Nissan micro 1999 petrol 3door998cc fuel gauge temprature gauge and speedometer gauugecame to zero position. What could be the problem. M s khan from City of Derby

Yesterday my Nissan micro 1999 petrol 3door998cc fuel gauge temprature gauge and speedometer gauugecame to zero position. What could be the problem. M s khan from City of Derby

Submitted: 10/09/2014 20:31:06 | ID: 102946

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Darren, Hampshire

Nissan Navara

I have a 2.5d outlaw automatic with 69,000miles on it. The last month it was been stalling on a cold start, to begin with it would just be the once, but it has since become un-drivable. I've noticed that the rev counter continues to show revs for a second or two once the engine has stalled, the egr is also blanked off.

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Hi, Darren I have the same fault, did you find the answer please? peter from Berkshire

Submitted: 26/08/2014 13:28:06 | ID: 102153

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Brinsley Hutson, Trinidad and Tobago

Nissan X-Trail

My Nissan X-Trail QR20 car has a problem when it runs for some time, then I switch it off and to start it again it has a hard start. I have to leave it for about 40 mins then start it again. It is also smoking thick blue smoke What could be the problem?

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Your injectors need to be replaced FRADRECK from South Africa

Submitted: 25/10/2014 02:59:47 | ID: 105086

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Ian, Durham

Nissan X-Trail 2003

A year ago I had problems with the fuel system of my Nissan X-Trail 2.2 diesel. The car was kangarooing when being driven so I had the fuel filter replaced. There was a great improvement but I can still tell that there is a minor problem. The fuel lines have been flushed through and the pressure checked and all`s okay. Additionally, on random occasions the car can be started and will idle but it won`t accelerate. I`m lucky if it gets to 1500rpm. If I switch off and restart it the car accelerates okay, apart from this glitch. Also, after running the car, when I take my foot off the accelerator the engine note sounds okay but there seems to be an additional revving sound, (a bit like the engine is running on but it isn’t). The garage mechanics are at a loss. Any ideas anyone? (2.2 dci)

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You need to get someone to plug this in and get the fault codes - it doesn’t have to be a dealership for this. You can then Google the fault codes and it will give you ideas for the specific problem. Last year our 2.2 dci started displaying similiar symptoms to yours. Fault code suggested it was suction control valve on fuel pump. Got a new one and my own garage replaced it, with some difficulty I must say. After this I had to take it (at low power) to a dealer to reprogramme the pump. This is unavoidable and as far as I know, only dealers can do this. Was not unduly expensive. When the dealer technician returned the X Trail to me, he advised that I may have further problems and fuel pump may need replaced at some point in the future. A couple of months later he was proved right. Fortunately, in the intervening period, I had taken out warranty cover with Warranty Direct at a very reasonable monthly cost. This covered the vast majority of the cost of replacing the fuel pump with a warrantied reconditioned one from a specialist repairer down south which was replaced at a dealership. While I did have to pay out for the repair, it was a fraction of the cost of paying for all of it myself. Hope this may help you although I’m sure it may not be exactly what you want to hear. I could be wrong of course - hope I am. Regards Eugene Tracey from Scotland

Fuel pump suction valve, Watsons Diesels in Wimbledon change one of these almost every week, about 300 quid and worked perfectly for me. Oh Main dealer (Wilsons) thought it would be 2k plus from Surrey

Hi, I have the same problem with my X-Trail and have been told that the diesel fuel pressure regulator is the fault. I just looked them up on ebay and they cost £85 to buy. Also take a look at car mechanics Oct 2010 forum, this could be useful to you. Cheers, Mark Mark Holland from Blaenau Gwent

Submitted: 14/05/2012 09:50:06 | ID: 71789

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Andy Chadwick, Cheshire

Nissan Note

I have recently bought this 2011 (61) Note, it has keyless entry and keyless ignition. However, the keyless ignition keeps failing. I am following the instructions to press the brake pedal and turn the knob, but it doesn't turn beyond the first position and therefore won't start. Sometimes it starts on the 5th or 6th try, or not at all and I have to use the back up key. Other times it works without fail. This is very unnerving! Any suggestions? Is it a common fault?

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Bought an 11 plate a couple of months ago and had the same problem, if the steering wheel is hard against the steering lock you cant turn the key to start the car, just wiggle the wheel and it should be fine. I have got used to it now and just pull/push the steering wheel and its fine. Hope it solves you the problem for you. Ray (the post above you) Ray from Middlesex

Submitted: 28/10/2014 21:06:04 | ID: 105266

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bill clarke, Somerset

Nissan Primastar

My amber electrical fault warning light comes on and the van has loss of power for a while then the light goes off and power is restored to normal for a while. Any idea what the problem is please?

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just fixed mine with a loss of power when nissan couldn't disconnect the wiring to the maff unit drive the van if it has power after 2000 revs its the maff unit 10 min job gary from Brighton & Hove

just fixed mine with a loss of power when nissan couldn't disconnect the wiring to the maff unit drive the van if it has power after 2000 revs its the maff unit 10 min job gary from Brighton & Hove

Submitted: 08/10/2014 16:04:06 | ID: 104275

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john, City of Glasgow

Nissan Navara

I have a navara d40 have a problem with it idleing revs up and down.got a new suction valve fitted from a injection specialist.still got the problem not as mutch.

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Hi i have the same prob , um i heard it was my co2 sensors , i brouht for 350 for 2 um now trying to find where there positioned . 2005-6 4.0 nissan navara thx billy Billy from Australia

Submitted: 04/08/2014 12:48:28 | ID: 100890

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Diego Carrion, United States of America

Nissan Pathfinder

Hi, I have a 98 nissan pathfinder SE and it starts fine but once you put it on drive it starts stalling and dies, today I drove it couple blocks and it died on me at a red light, nothing happens on neutral or park but the problem is on drive, I replaced the TPS sensor thinking that was the problem but it keeps doing the same, the check engine light is not on but would a good idea be scanning the computer to see if any ghost code pops up? Thanks.

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Yes, get the codes scanned, have then cleared in case there are "ghost" codes on there ( from when wires were disconnected during attempts to check for the problems), then drive again, then check codes again. I suspect the IAC (idle air control) or the MAF sensor..cleaning the MAF sensor is an easy DIY, as is the IAC as well (Google for procedures) . Do the revs drop when you engage the Air Con in Park or Neutral? The revs should rise to compensate for the drag caused by the AC engaging, and if it doesn't then it almost surely confirms that the IAC is not doing it's job and increasing the revs when it should... John Smith from New Zealand

Hi, thanks for getting back to me, got the codes scanned and the scanner gave me a P0300 which is a random misfire code, I cleaned the mass air flow sensor MAF and the truck seemed to be running ok for 2 min then the same problem came back, should I check sparkplugs wires, sparkplugs, distribuitor cap or rotor? I need help on this one, thanks. Diego Carrion from United States of America

Diego, yes, all of the above. A misfire cab be caused by worn out spark plugs so replace them. Believe me, sometimes even new spark plugs straight out of the box misfire as well! The spark plug wires will have the date of manufacture on them if they are original: if not, just replace them all anyway; they also break down with vibration, old age, contamination and from being pulled off the spark plugs the wrong way. Replace them with wires of your choosing..you know how much you want to spend! Ditto the distributor cap and the rotor. all are affected by old age..so would we be spinning around a million times every year. Once all this has been done things should be smoother. But don't forget that fuel injector problems could also be a problem, so if this doesn't work throw some seafoam or equivalent into the gas tank..and if that doesn't work you may need to look at getting an oscilloscope reading done to find out exactly which cylinder in particular is the problem one??? you would then be looking at a leaking intake valve or a vacuum leak directly affecting that cylinder weakening the mixture?? Have you checked the IAC operation yet? by switching the AC on?? John Smith from New Zealand

I am mechanical engineering my costume bring him Nissan pathfinder to for the ac switch off on the way bring it to fixed it and car did not start again please want can I do to start the car Samuel okeyemi from Nigeria

I am mechanical engineering my costume bring him Nissan pathfinder to for the ac switch off on the way bring it to fixed it and car did not start again please want can I do to start the car Samuel okeyemi from Nigeria

Submitted: 07/06/2014 23:26:37 | ID: 97166

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jay, Derbyshire

Nissan X-Trail

Hi can anyone help? I have just bought an X-Trail 2.2 dci SWE, all was good until this morning when I stopped at a shop and tried to start it again and the battery was flat. I got my partner to meet me with jump leads and it started straight away. While driving it back home to get the battery on charge all of the display needles freaked out, then went flat, no window wipers, radio, hazard lights. I pulled up on the drive and tried to start it again but it was totally flat. Any advice would be great, cheers Jay

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the alternator belt was not tight enough so the belt was slipping on the pully so not giving out enough power DOH!! very easy fix (few) jay from Derbyshire

Submitted: 03/11/2014 07:44:15 | ID: 105555

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brett, Stoke-on-Trent

Nissan Primastar

hi,my hazord lights and indicators have stopped working also when you set the alarm the indicators don't flash. iv checked the fuses and they are fine but unsuer where to find the relays ?any help please.

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The relays are behind the plastic panel below the gearstick the whole panel needs to be removed to accessed Ryan from Durham

Submitted: 04/10/2014 16:31:56 | ID: 104057

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Jacqueline Shea, Australia

Nissan X-Trail

Hi I have a 2006 Nissan X trail, petrol 2wd to 4wd. Just recently the car has begun to beep about 5 seconds into the trip and only once. Sounds like it is coming through the stereo speakers. It is not the lights left on warning or the key left in ignition no other warning lights are displayed - any ideas what this may be? Thanks Jacquie

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Happened to me but i noticed it was every time i had my work bag on the front passenger seat. It was too heavy and making the seat warning alarm go off when i was going around the corners. Sounds stupid but thats what it was. Tex from Northumberland

Happened to me but i noticed it was every time i had my work bag on the front passenger seat. It was too heavy and making the seat warning alarm go off when i was going around the corners. Sounds stupid but thats what it was. Tex from Northumberland

Submitted: 28/10/2014 04:43:55 | ID: 105225

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sarah, West Midlands

Nissan Cabstar

hi can you pleas ehelp got a 2007 diesel cabstar and the van will start up but wont move soon as you put accelarator down it wont rev then next time you try it it will move what can this be please

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It might be a boost valve problem but that was on a nissan primastar so that might not be the culprit Ryan from Durham

Submitted: 30/10/2014 11:03:58 | ID: 105327

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Derek, Norfolk

Nissan Primastar

My Nissan Primastar van 2lt (2008) side lights will not work but fuses and bulbs are ok. Anyone with any ideas please?

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Try the relays behind the dashboard the easiest way to access is through the passenger side plastics below the glovebox and the black plastic panel to the right I had the problem with my 57 reg Ryan from Durham

Try the relays behind the dashboard the easiest way to access is through the passenger side plastics below the glovebox and the black plastic panel to the right I had the problem with my 57 reg Ryan from Durham

Submitted: 28/09/2014 17:59:31 | ID: 103760

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leo, Botswana

Nissan Navara

hello im driving a nissan navara 2007, it just started low power when im driving, but when i switch it off it gets normally for some few minutes driving then low power again, i have serviced it last month july 2014. please help

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I am having the same issue and the garage guys said that EGP, CGI and low pressure, I can't get 60 or 70 KM/H. They are suggesting I should change it or do reboring. I am totally stuck and frustrated because I imported it from UK just 4 months ago. Seif Kombo Pandu from Tanzania

Hi I have the same problem with my d40. What was it ? How did you fix it Thanks craig Craig from Australia

Hi I have the same problem with my d40. What was it ? How did you fix it Thanks craig Craig from Australia

Submitted: 01/08/2014 14:59:26 | ID: 100715

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Lee G, Essex

Nissan Qashqai

I've a 2011 Qashqai+2. 1.6 Petrol. Although I find the car to be quite slow anyway, when I put my foot down on the accelerator it takes a while to pick up speed, but then suddenly you get a boost from the engine. This happens in all gears. I've a small oil leak, but have yet to see where its coming from? Is this normal for it to suddenly pick up speed, or could it be down to the oil leak? No lights come on from the dash board. I have to say the leak is VERY small patches on the drive.

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Manufacturers tend to go for smooth torque curves rather than profiles where the engine would pick up like you describe so is likely a fault. Could be a sensor or if timing belt has been refitted a tooth or two out that can do funny things. I think the engine has variable valve timing (Wikipedia says it does!). Interestingly, many vvt systems use pressurised oil to control the changing cam angle. I initially dismissed the oil leak as irrelevant, but if it is from the cam control it could be linked. Vv changes the cam timing according to revs. Not working would leadeth timing fixed and so ok at some revs but not at others, ie the problem you observe. Mark from Lancashire

Submitted: 26/08/2014 12:20:44 | ID: 102146

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Stanis, Slovenia

Nissan Qashqai

Hi! i have my new Qashqai for a few months now. Basically i m pleased with it , but i can t figure it out what is the meaning of two features in this vechicle. First what's the point of "Chasis control" , what that feature should suppose to tell to driver? what is the added value? Second sometimes you can hear, while driving, sound like of Cuckoo, i don t have any idea what kind of warning is this. I thought it happens only in curves , but recentlly i hear the sound also on streight street driving with low speed. Officially car dealer says it is sensor for speed radar. I don't buy that explaination. Anyone has some information regarding this issue?

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The chassis control helps to control steering on bends if any of the wheels lose traction. The cuckoo sound is to warn you of a sharp bend. You also get a visual highway code sharp bend sign and speed on the bottom right hand corner of the sat nav screen. Hope this helps. Allen from Merseyside

The chassis control helps to control steering on bends if any of the wheels lose traction. The cuckoo sound is to warn you of a sharp bend. You also get a visual highway code sharp bend sign and speed on the bottom right hand corner of the sat nav screen. Hope this helps. Allen from Merseyside

There is something on later qashqais that briefly applies the brakes to stop body pitch and roll. This is or is part of chassis control. Mark from Lancashire

Submitted: 03/10/2014 00:39:43 | ID: 103988

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Sean Asquith, South Yorkshire

Nissan Qashqai

When I put my car in reverse the reverse beeper has stopped working, the reverse lights don't come on. Also if my wipers are on & I put in reverse the reverse wipe doesn't work. On forums I have looked at, I am getting various feedback, from a faulty connection tho replacement bulb???? Every now and then it starts working again, so think it's more a connection problem..... Has anyone got any ideas? Thanks

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There will be a sender unit (switch) on the gearbox which comes on when in reverse. If this has failed (or the wire to it has) then you will see the problems you have described. Mark from Lancashire

There will be a sender unit (switch) on the gearbox which comes on when in reverse. If this has failed (or the wire to it has) then you will see the problems you have described. Mark from Lancashire

Submitted: 17/10/2014 23:28:39 | ID: 104792

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Patrick, Dublin

Nissan Qashqai+2

How do I set the time on my vehicle`s clock please?

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I have changed the clock by holding down the right stalk between the clocks and going through the settings however the radio clock I can't change?? Do you know how to change the time on it? Charlie from Antrim

I have changed the clock by holding down the right stalk between the clocks and going through the settings however the radio clock I can't change?? Do you know how to change the time on it? Charlie from Antrim

I have changed the clock by holding down the right stalk between the clocks and going through the settings however the radio clock I can't change?? Do you know how to change the time on it? Charlie from Antrim

Submitted: 22/04/2014 11:42:14 | ID: 94550

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sem, Philippines

Nissan X-Trail

I have an X-Trail 2005, it has a qr20 engine. It starts with a good idle but won`t rev up. When I press the pedal nothing happens. I scanned the ecu but no fault codes given, check engine light is normal. I tried putting other pedal switch/sensor but no luck, tried putting a different throttle body, same thing as the old throttle body it didn`t work. I was hoping you can help with my problem? Thanks

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U can check if the throttle opens or not using yo diagnostic Nick from West Midlands

U can check if the throttle opens or not using yo diagnostic Nick from West Midlands

I also got the same problem before. I change the knock sensor and it work perfactly. nas from Malaysia

I also got the same problem before. I change the knock sensor and it work perfactly. nas from Malaysia

Submitted: 07/10/2014 07:25:06 | ID: 104195

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Jo Jeffries, Torfaen

Nissan Terrano 2004

We have a Nissan Terrano sve 3.0 manual diesel 04 plate and we have just had a full service and the oil light stays on, even though we had a new oil pressure switch fitted. The engine oil is reaching the top of the rocker box under pressure. Is there anything we can do or do you think it could be the loom? Any suggestions would be gratefully received, thanks. (diesel)

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Hi, just had the same problem with mine and there is another oil pressure switch just above the the starter motor which you can get to through the driver side wheel arch Matthew Cowley from Cambridgeshire

Hi, I have a 55 3.0 se di commercial and changing the oil pressure switch just behind the starter motor stopped the oil pressure light coming on ... first I change the one near the engine oil filter and that didn`t work... thank god I came on here... Thanks  Jim Haigh from Nottinghamshire

Firstly the Terrano 3.0 has two oil pressure switches, both are bit prone to getting gummed up and putting the oil light on. The one on the nearside (adjacent to oil filter) is a low pressure switch (0.25 bar) and is stamped P15. The one the offside (adjacent to starter) is a high pressure switch (2.5 bar)and is stamped P25, it also has a yellow painted ring around the chamber. This switch works via the ECM and only come into play from 3600rpm (according to Nissan), they are otherwise identical and can easily be inadvertently interchanged. I would recommend changing the two for genuine Nissan replacements. Take care not to loose the paired washer on the oil filter side as the switch is screwed into a union which then goes into a banjo fitting for the turbo oil supply pipe. The offside is best accessed via the rubber shielding behind the offside front wheel. Good luck! Marty Wright from Dorset

Hi all, I recently bought a Nissan Terrano 3.0 Turbo Diesel and the oil light is coming on in the dash. I was hoping to replace the two oil pressure switches but can only find the high pressure switch and can't find the low pressure switch. Everyone I have been on to has told me get two high pressure switches and put them in. Would this do any damage? Please get back to me if you know anything, cheers. Joe Houlihan from Ireland

Submitted: 01/10/2012 08:57:53 | ID: 73105

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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

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

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Emmanuel Chembo , Zambia

Nissan X-Trail

My Nissan X-Trail car has a problem when it runs for some time, then I switch it off and to start it again it has a hard start. What could be the problem? I have changed the fuel pump, fuel filter and spark plugs but it still behaves the same and when I am going downhill the car stalls.

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Did you change the fuel filter? Nick from West Midlands

Submitted: 09/10/2014 09:02:35 | ID: 104311

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bob gillespie, East Sussex

Nissan X-Trail

When i return home from a journey and park my sve x trail on a downward slope, liquid drips from the front underside onto the road. Have taken it back to the car dealer and they said it was air con excess fluid build up and there is an overflow which allows it to discharge onto the road. any ideas if this is in fact true.

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Yes it is true. excess water in ur air con will drip out of the air con system and this is perfectly normal. this happens in any vehicle and it doesn't matter whether its a hill or flat ground it will happen. Oshadha from Sri Lanka

Yes it is true. excess water in ur air con will drip out of the air con system and this is perfectly normal.this happens in any vehicle and it doesn't matter whether its a hill or flat ground it will happen. Oshadha from Sri Lanka

The excess water is from your aircon evaporator. This is created because the fan sucks in warm air and blows it across a much colder coil [evaporater coil]. The air in the water turns to ice, when you turn the unit off the ice melts and returns to water. The same as a fridge / freezer. Geoff from Essex

Submitted: 30/08/2014 20:36:30 | ID: 102390

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Bob, Denmark

Nissan Primera

Hello, I need your help. Where can I download the user manual in English for Nissan Primera P 12 2007 2.0lt? I bought the car in Denmark and shipped it to Africa and the manual is in Danish, so I have a problem how to operate the instruments on the dashboad. I tried to find it on the net but it only shows repair manual. Hope you can help? Have a nice day. Regards. Bob.

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Please send me the manual in English Wasantha from Cardiff

Submitted: 28/09/2014 11:19:16 | ID: 103745

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Crehan, West Midlands

Nissan Primera

My rear camera and reversing light comes on when I press foot on brake

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the electrical conector to the n/s rear lamp will have a burnt out pin (the earth).When you apply the brake the power will try to go to earth via the reverse lamp and power up that circuit! phil from Lincolnshire

the electrical conector to the n/s rear lamp will have a burnt out pin (the earth).When you apply the brake the power will try to go to earth via the reverse lamp and power up that circuit! phil from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 05/10/2014 11:55:07 | ID: 104081

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Les, Oxfordshire

Nissan Terrano 2000

My Nissan Terrano`s abs pulses at 30mph and below but it`s okay at higher speeds. The abs light is off. Can anyone advise me? (2.7 tdi)

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Have your ABS sensor checked (I bet it is the right sensor that is at fault) Brian Clark from Yorkshire

can you tell me if that is the front or rear sensor Graham from Lancashire

can you tell me if that is the front or rear sensor Graham from Lancashire

Submitted: 18/09/2012 11:33:34 | ID: 79625

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Alan Wilcock, Cumberland

Nissan Almera Tino 2002

The heater on my Nissan Almera Tino 2002 is blowing hot air all the time, even when the switch is on it`s cold setting and even if the air con is active. Is this a fuse issue? Please can anyone give any solution? Regards.

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Hi. I have this on my wife’s Tino. The problem is that the heat control is on a cable that can become kinked when you move it too quickly from hot to cold and back. When this happens, the cable sleeve moves backwards and forwards, but the cable itself doesn’t move, so the control in the dashboard stays on hot. We had a garage secure the cable sleeve with cable ties, which held it still so the actual cable could move. That works for a while, but eventually you may need a replacement part. Rhey are on ebay but make sure you get one with A/C if you need it. Hope that helps Tony Simper from Berkshire

The cable retainer bracket has broken so the temperature control knob does not pull the cable. There is a kit available from Nissan for only a few pounds or you could replace the complete heater control unit for about £160 DC from Yorkshire

I just looked at this problem on my mother-in-law's Almera. Cable ties didn't look viable due to access, so I used a bit of Sugru moulded around the end of the cable sleeve and the fixed section to keep the sleeve in place. Sugru looks like plasticine, but cures to a solid, rubber-like material that bonds to all sorts of surfaces. It's now widely available in retailers (e.g. B&Q, Wilko), or direct at http://sugru.com/. MarkH from Surrey

Submitted: 01/11/2012 12:17:45 | ID: 89425

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john, Jamaica

Nissan X-Trail

i have a 2006 nissan x trail where the abs pump making noise and the abs and 4wd light is on what could be the cause

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My x trail is T30 2001 module,2.0 petrol (manual trans).the 4wd yellow light day time indicated in dashboard, and not working the (2wd/ auto/lock) any button. what i do now gayan from Sri Lanka

My x trail is T30 2001 module,2.0 petrol (manual trans).the 4wd yellow light day time indicated in dashboard, and not working the (2wd/ auto/lock) any button. what i do now gayan from Sri Lanka

Submitted: 01/09/2014 17:58:28 | ID: 102473

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Archie, Lanarkshire

Nissan Micra 2005

When turning left with the indicator on my Nissan Micra splutters but when pulling away if I turn the indcator off the car goes okay. Apart from that the car drives and goes well. What should I do?

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Hi there. Unfortunately I don't have the answer for you, but wash oping. You found a answer, since I m having the same problem Quinton Saayman from South Africa

Hi there. Unfortunately I don't have the answer for you, but wash oping. You found a answer, since I m having the same problem Quinton Saayman from South Africa

Weird I am experiencing the same issue with a Nissan Micra 2006 1.4i Mohamed from South Africa

Weird I am experiencing the same issue with a Nissan Micra 2006 1.4i Mohamed from South Africa

Submitted: 31/10/2013 15:22:46 | ID: 57038

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Mudenda Hamanjanji, Zambia

Nissan Primera

My Nisan Primera rev counter go almost to the last but the car only accelerates up to 40KM/H. What could be the problem?? I am available on +260 953088100/ +260 962 880081/ +260 977 424319. Mudenda

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Clutch worn out or needs adjusting, clutch needs replacing at around 80,000 miles Fred from Gloucestershire

Clutch worn out or needs adjusting, clutch needs replacing at around 80,000 miles Fred from Gloucestershire

@Fred from Gloucestershire. It is an automatic Nissan Primera Mudenda Hamanjanji from Zambia

Submitted: 09/09/2014 20:18:36 | ID: 102892

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