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I have a problem with my Nissan Micra 2004. When I turn on the car and it is cold the motor fan starts working and the blue light on the the dashboard is on. The overdrive light starts flashing when running, the vitesse hits when changing the gear level and the rpm stops working. When turning the car off it won`t turn on again. I went to an electrical technician and he changed the fuse in the box placed behind the left headlight but the problem wasn`t solved. Please can anybody tell me what the fault could be to help solve my problem? Thanks.
I also changed the battery but the problem was not solved. I noticed that when the problem occurs the check engine light won’t be on after turning the key on contact. Please can someone help me thanks ... Ghassan Mansour from Lebanon
Submitted: 15/05/2013 12:25:20 | ID: 19368
I noticed a water leak on the passenger side floor carpet of my Nissan Primera. It appears to be coming from behind the dash but I`m not sure exactly where. My car does not have a sunroof. When it rains the leak seems to be greater. Could anyone please help me?
Hi, my 2004 Nissan Primera had the same problem. Your sunroof has drainage holes which lead to a central pipe. You have to take the inside roof off to see it but my drainage pipe had come disconnected so it was terrible when it rained, these pipes go down the front to your dash then drain the water out near your front wings. Go on YouTube, a guy shows you how to fix, a quick job. Worse part is undoing the roof interior. Hope this helps - Cath Marshall from England
Submitted: 30/04/2013 12:53:39 | ID: 19192
The boot of our Nissan Micra is locked. It sometimes releases whilst we are driving and a notice on the dashboard tells us that the tailgate is open. Yet once we have shut it again it stays locked. The battery is draining down if unused for a few days. We have only recently replaced the battery and the car has been regularly serviced by a Nissan dealer. We have now become very wary of putting anything in the boot, as we`re unsure whether we will be able to get it open again. Can anybody advise what might be wrong? (1.4 SVE)
Hi. I have recently had this problem, my battery was draining and had to have AA out 3 times to find out it’s a faulty boot lock, it costs approx 90 pounds for the part but varies in price for what lock on your car. My car was covered under warranty with garage - Victoria Greenslade from Caerphilly
Submitted: 25/04/2013 14:18:58 | ID: 19132
My Nissan Almera`s air conditioning unit comes on when it`s ready. I went to an electrician but they can’t find the problen. I also went to an a/c repair shop and they told me it is an electrical fault. Does anyone have any ideas please as the rains are here now?
My air con has just packed up too, just inspected it this afternoon and it looks like there is a clutch in the air con drive pulley. So I think my problem is either the clutch is u/s or a bad connector somewhere. Suspect you may have a corroded connector somewhere - Ron H from Durham
Submitted: 25/04/2013 12:31:08 | ID: 19126
Every time it rains, which is often, my Nissan Primera`s boot becomes damp under the carpet (cover,) mainly on the left side. The rain water ends up in the well for the spare wheel. If left for a while quite a lot of water can build up. Does anyone have any advice on where the rain can be coming in?
Alan, not an answer to your question but I have just experienced the same thing with my (51) Primera estate. I am going to take out the carpet panels in the left hand side of the boot to investigate where the water is coming from. I suspect a worn or unseated seal and will let you know what I find - Mark Wilson from Fife and Kinross Shires
Submitted: 25/04/2013 11:59:12 | ID: 19118
I need to exchange my Nissan Primera`s ECU (aka Smart entrance control unit). I’d like to ask is it possible to do it myself or do I really need to go to Nissan service with it? Also when I turn the left indicator light on a similar sound goes off to the one when you don’t have the seatbelt on, but when I turn the right one on it`s fine - it`s just the left indicator that brings on that sound. At first the meter and clock stopped working and it did not light up at all, but the engine was still receiving fuel so I could use the car, but once that has ended the car would not start it`s engine anymore. The LCD display and clock are working fine so it`s not the battery, but someone has told me it`s the ECU. What do you guys think it might it be? Is it the ECU? Can I exchange the ECU myself as I’ve fixed many things with my cars in the past but I have never come across such a thing? Thanks for any help in advance. (SE)
Sorry this is not an answer, but I have the same problem with, what sounds like the unfastened seatbelt alarm going off but mine is on the right hand indicator. Have you found out what the problem was? Margaret from Northumberland
Submitted: 18/04/2013 12:04:07 | ID: 19038
What other Nissan electric window motor and regulator will fit onto a Nissan Terrano 2 1998, because my driver`s side electric motor still works but the regulator isn`t pulling and pushing the window?
Hi. Remove the window motor, then open it and take out the black rubber wich is supposed to be attached to the middle metal section. Clean the metal ax with a corse sand paper then clean with solvent, then mix JB weld. put it instead of the rubber then let it dry for a week, make sure you fill the white wheel with enough JB WELD but don t let it overflow. When it drys put back the lid test the motor and the put it back on the car. Mine is like that for more then 6 months, it works perefectly - Robert Postelnicu from Cayman Islands
Submitted: 15/04/2013 16:08:48 | ID: 18990
When my Nissan Primera Estate reaches above 60kph I get a vibration coming from the left front wheel and it gets worse the faster I drive it. I have changed the axle and bearing on the left wheel already. I don`t know what is causing the vibration, but when I take my foot off the accelerator the vibration is gone while the car is coasting. I hope it`s not originating from the cvt transmission. Has anyone experienced this problem or know what the cause is and how to fix it? (tp 12)
I had the same problem with my bakkie recently, replaced the ball joint and it’s fine. You might also want to have a look at any suspension rubbers and mountings that might be faulty in that area - Rudolph Briedenhann from South Africa
Submitted: 11/04/2013 10:10:21 | ID: 18943
My Nissan Micra has been cutting out when I slow down or change to a lower gear. Normally I can just restart it, but it happened while I was driving 30mph in third gear on a roundabout and I’m nervous about driving it now. There is no warning, just revs drop and it starts slowing down. Any suggestions what the problem is?
Hi Laura. I have a 2004 Micra 1.2 S and experienced the same problem. Mine was cutting out at junctions and roundabouts - as you take your foot off of the accelerator and declutch right? Well I had mine serviced which made no difference. After doing some research I found that a common problem with the Micra is the Throttle Body. This sits between the air intake and the engine and acts as a kind of carburettor - mixing the fuel and air before entering the engine. Anyway had the throttle body changed, which contains the mass flow meter and sensors and the problem has gone, no stalling, smooth running and good performance. My problem now is that the diagnostic light is on and my fuel consumption is attrocious. Needs something else I think! Be aware though the throttle body solved my problem but this is not a cheap option - cost me around £350!! Do look also at engine coolant sensor and coil packs but I would lay money on it being the throttle body. Hope this helps! Derek Mansell from Norfolk
Submitted: 02/04/2013 09:20:36 | ID: 18744
My Nissan Primastar started with a slight loss of power for no more than a second which developed into a loss of power and the engine stop light coming on. At the moment it starts and runs for a few seconds and then stops. The vehicle is at a local garage and they have replaced the crank sensor and fuel filter to no avail. (It had to be towed to the garage). Can anyone help me please?
Try checking injector 1, mine had same sort of problem, engine would cut out and engine light would come on then stop – Andy Millichip from Somerset
Submitted: 28/03/2013 12:27:56 | ID: 18727
Hi. I wonder if anyone can help? I have a 1995 2.7 diesel Nissan Terrano and the temperature gauge has started acting erratically. If I go uphill the gauge goes up, if I go downhill it goes down. It also gets very hot very quickly. I have removed the thermostat thinking that may be the problem, but I have the same issue without the thermostat in the car. Any advice on what to look at next would be appreciated. Any ideas? Thanks.
Check the engine fan, these fail regularly. With the engine stopped give the fan a fast spin, it should stop rotating as soon as you stop spinning it. Depending on model you may also have to replace the water pump – Clyde Cumming from Fife and Kinross Shires
Submitted: 28/03/2013 10:09:35 | ID: 18712
Hi. I have just purchased a Nissan Murano. Can anyone tell me where to locate the DVD for my sat nav system? It is the original factory fit system. Any suggestions please?
If you look in the front passenger area, right hand side where the gearbox is you will see an oblong piece of plastic, lever that off and behind it is where to insert the sat nav disk - Rob Evans from Cheshire
Submitted: 25/03/2013 14:58:56 | ID: 18679
My 2007 Nissan X-Trail Columbia is having problems starting and stalling and the warning light shaped like an engine is staying on. Please can anyone help?
You need to have a computerized check, the problem could be with the sensors - Sekai Chalaz from Zimbabwe
Submitted: 22/03/2013 10:51:54 | ID: 18652
I`ve just changed the engine on my Nissan Almera Tino and the exhaust has oil from the previous engine. The warning light is on and the panel indicates problems in the engine control system. There`s a remote chance of breakdown and I have to avoid high speed. What should I do?
If you’ve left the exhaust in a contaminated state, the engine management will pick up the fact that it cannot get a correct reading from the exhaust sensors, and the catalytic converter is probably knackered too. I’d suggest either driving it for a good, long journey to see if the fault code clears, or clean / replace the exhaust system - John Greenslade from Powys
Submitted: 18/03/2013 09:45:58 | ID: 18556
Hi, recently when I start my Nissan Almera it doesn’t turn over. It makes a sound and then the key light indicator on the dash board comes on. Before this, as I would try to start the car it would not start straight away, but when left for about 5-10 minutes then it would start. What could the problem be?
Flat battery? I had this problem recently as I had left the lights on for a couple of hours. After replacing the battery in the key and try that first, I realised that the sidelights had been left on and I required a jump start, now all is well - David Docherty from Scotland
Submitted: 14/03/2013 10:15:50 | ID: 18515
My Nissan Qashqai`s internal light does not come on when any door is opened. If I turn the start switch to on or have the engine running then the lights come on and off when the door is opened and closed. My handbook says if the battery saver system operates then the above is the only way the lights will work. Also stop/start does not activate but there`s no warning on the dash saying there`s a problem. Again if the battery is not good then stop/start does not work. I have tested the battery for voltage output which is okay. So does anyone know how to reset the battery saver mode or have any other suggestion? (1.6 cdi stop/start)
Whilst visiting UK went to Nissan garage and spoke with a very helpful mechanic who worked out that the car was still in partial transport mode. All I had to do with the car ignition in the lock position was to push both steering stalks down and then pull them forward. Everything now works as it should. Thank you Mike the mechanic - David from France
Submitted: 01/03/2013 15:03:15 | ID: 18319
I have a 2008 Nissan Qashqai 1.5Dci. Can anyone tell me what is the interval in Kms to replace the timing belt and when should the tensioner be replaced please? (1.5 DCi)
70,000 miles or 5 years, whatever comes first, but I would bring that forward by 6 months and 5000 miles just to be on the safe side - Lawrence Breakspear from Shropshire
Submitted: 01/03/2013 09:30:46 | ID: 18295
I have a problem with the alarm and lights going off in my Nissan Micra C+C when parked and also when driving. It is in the Nissan garage at the moment who say they are unable to repair it. I cannot believe that this problem cannot be solved and I`ll have to scrap the car. Can anyone advise me please?
Did you manage to get your Micra repaired? The same thing has happened to my Micra CC and the garage has said it could be the hazard switch or if not the BCM, but they cannot be sure! – Sharon Thompson from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 26/02/2013 12:04:47 | ID: 18251
Hi, for some reason my Nissan Terrano`s battery light, the no fuel light and my A/T temperature light have come on. I have changed my battery and it still keeps draining if I don`t start it every day. I can`t seem to find a service manaul and was just wanting some help. Any suggestions please?
Have the alternator overhauled – Clyde Cumming from New Zealand
Submitted: 25/02/2013 14:10:48 | ID: 18229
My Nissan Note 2009 has started beeping intermittently. There are no warning lights on display and I have tried the usuals, handbrake off etc but it still keeps beeping on and off. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Mine does the same, even Kwik Fit don’t know what it is - Debbie Brennan from England
Have you got Bluetooth? If so it could be the bleep that is asking if you want to connect your phone to the Bluetooth - Harper Hey from England
Submitted: 25/02/2013 12:14:19 | ID: 18224
How do I tighten the handbrake on my Nissan Primera T spec? I can’t seem to find any access as it is enclosed in the centre console between the seats?
Access to tighten the hand-brake cable is by removing the cup holders along side the hand-brake. Another way is to remove the full console surround the hand-brake, but this is time consuming - Keith Derham from County Tyrone
The handbrake cable doesn’t often need tightening: usually the problem is the levers on the rear brake calipers are sticking ’on’ and not releasing properly. I’ve just fixed one like that, by spraying the lever pivot on the rear caliper with WD40 and working it back and forwards until it’s slack enough that the return spring on the lever can fully release the lever on the caliper. Then start the engine, pump the brake pedal HARD a few times, so that the pistons in the rear calipers take up the slack you have created by releasing the levers, and you should have a better handbrake. Common problem on a lot of cars with rear calipers. Good luck! Geoff Adair from County Antrim
Submitted: 21/02/2013 11:03:09 | ID: 18157
Hi. I have a problem with my 2004 Nissan Micra`s power steering light on the dashboard. I took it to the garage who said change the whole power steering column. I changed it with a used power steering column but two days later the light has come back again. I don’t know what`s going on or what I can do now. Please can anybody advise me?
It is your Power Steering Motor. You could either have the fault code cleared and see if the problem returns. If so then you need to replace power steering motor. Cost around £70 - £100 from scrapyard - Jav from Yorkshire
Submitted: 21/02/2013 10:20:15 | ID: 18147
Could anyone let me know how to get the front off in my Nissan Almera to get my cd out? My boyfriend works in a garage and even he cannot get the front off as there seems to be a cd stuck in the player. Can anyone help please?
I had a similar problem, disconnect the battery terminals for ten minutes and put it back. Worked on mine - Kirina Kwangu from South Africa
Submitted: 19/02/2013 16:19:23 | ID: 18133
Initially, my Nissan Navara`s engine would jump from limp mode to power mode in fourth gear, but now it is always in limp mode in fourth. Recently, the same symptom is happening in third gear. I can apply a little side pressure on the gear lever in third and fourth when selected and the problem goes, but as soon as I release this little side pressure the problem returns. This only happens in fourth gear all of the time, in third intermittently. Is there a sensor on the selectors in the gearbox that needs attention? Thanks. (Sport)
There is a switch in the gear box. I currently have the same problem in the work bus. Have currently just joined the wires together - Leigh Lardner from Australia
Submitted: 19/02/2013 11:32:45 | ID: 18126
I`ve just imported a Nissan Almera Tino from Germany and my manual is in German but I need to reset the time. How do I do that? Also how can I get an English version of the manual?
Press "SET" on the control panel, then scroll to "clock" and reset it. You can also download the service manual at http://pdftown.com/PDF-Nissan-Almera-Tino-Service-Manual.html - Rob from Nottinghamshire
Submitted: 18/02/2013 14:40:23 | ID: 18100
When I try to start my Nissan Micra first time, it won`t turn over and there is just a clicking sound, but after trying several times and waiting it finally starts. Could this be the starter motor? (Spirita)
I had that problem intermittently for no apparent reason. I changed the Battery to a High Powered one and so far is working fine. Look for a Battery with the HIGHEST "Cold Crank" number you can find!! Mike from Surrey
Could be a bad earth, corrosion likely. Check battery leads are tight and secure - Afi Aslam from England
Submitted: 14/02/2013 09:43:32 | ID: 18006
If I switch off my Nissan Qashqai without turning off the radio, the next time I switch on the ignition the radio comes on very loud. Is there any way of having the radio less loud?
I have the same problem, if I leave it for a few hours. After a short stop it is okay. I have posted on fixya.com too and am waiting. Someone told me to turn off the ’TA’ button (traffic advice or something). I will try that tonight. Any other ideas? - Richard from Australia
Submitted: 11/02/2013 15:14:09 | ID: 17950
I bought a 2004 Nissan Micra and the battery goes flat overnight for no reason. I called a mechanic, changed the battery for brand new and it happened again three weeks later. I called a mechanic again, he charged it and could find no reason for the battery to drain. Is there a fault with my immobiliser or radio which may be doing this? I know some cars have faults which only happen to that model. Does the Micra have one?
I had the same problem and turned out to be the light in my boot. AA man removed it and hey presto, end of problem. It could be this - Jan Nayler from England
I had the same problem from time to time as well. I then looked for a New Battery with the Highest "Cold Crank" number I could find and that, so far, has fixed the problem. That was 3 months ago and not even once has it NOT started. Time will tell if that is "the" fix - Mike from Surrey
Submitted: 11/02/2013 14:02:44 | ID: 17944
My new Nissan Qashqai N-tec arrived today but when I lock the doors there is a long beep (16 seconds!). It seems too long for this to be normal but there are no warning lights visible. The lease company seem to think that there is something in the manual where you can change the length of the beep, but I can’t find this anywhere. Can anyone help? (N-Tec)
I only get a long beep like this if one of the doors or boot is not closed properly, usually it will fail to lock too - John Robertson from Scotland
Submitted: 07/02/2013 15:39:28 | ID: 17905
I bought my Nissan Micra in October 2012. It has done 30,000 miles. Twice in the past 6 weeks the engine has been completely empty of oil and black smoke is coming out. I bought it from a garage and it had 2 previous owners. Does anyone think it has been clocked by the previous owners?
Did you find out what was wrong with your car? I have the same problem my car, has only done 44 thousand miles and is drinking oil - Zoe England from England
Black smoke is rich mixture too much petrol or is it diesel? White smoke is oil burning if a sensor is giving wrong reading it will not do it any good. Get someone to scan it and check for coolant temp and air intake temp. If they are miles out change the sensors - Anthony Ward from England
Submitted: 07/02/2013 14:12:22 | ID: 17889
Hi, please can anyone help? My 2002 Nissan Primera`s temperature went into the red and after a while started to splutter. The coolant level was okay and I put water in the radiator just to get me home. It was okay for a few miles but then the same thing happened again. Can anyone tell me why? Thanks for any advice.
Please check the two cooling fans. Start the car and switch on the AC both cooling fans must start working immediately. P12 has 4 brush cooling fans - Lyndon Jayasinghe from Sri Lanka
Submitted: 05/02/2013 11:37:55 | ID: 17848
My Nissan Micra has a headlights problem. I was driving during the daytime and thought I heard a slight "sizzling" sound, but thought nothing more of it (it may be nothing to do with problem). Later when I came to drive home in the evening I found that only one headlight worked, (driver`s side) and neither of the parking lights (first notch on the stalk). I changed the bulbs and still find I have the same problem. I checked the fuses under the bonnet but all seems okay. Are there any other fuses it could be? I couldn`t quite work out if maybe there are some fuses that are relevant in the box under the steering wheel to the right side? So in short I only have one main beam on the driver`s side and the rest don`t work. Can anyone help me? (1.0 16v)
Sounds like light swich gone wrong, common fault - Anthony Ward from England
@Anthony Ward Here’s what happened to me, so people can learn from my "mistakes". All of sudden I found that I ONLY had 1 main beam and NO dip beams. All other lights worked fine. So, I assumed, wrongly, it was the bulbs and went got 2 bulbs and replaced them. Was quite fiddly job. That did NOT fix problem. I then found the FUSE BOX near to the battery and under the bonnet!!!. 1 of the 2 connectors, on 1 of the fuses, in that fuse box was half length other one was. So I replaced that fuse with new one. Still did NOT fix problem. So I bought a column switch (the one on the steering wheel switches lights on) . Fitted it but that did NOT work. THEN I checked the way I had REconnected the socket at the back of one of the headlights after I changed the bulb. I THEN found I had NOT fitted it back correctly and it FIXED (yippee) the problem! So long and short, all along the problem had been the FUSE in the Fuse Box that is near to the Battery Under the Bonnet!! I now have the Column Switch listed on Ebay in case anyone needs one!! Mike from Surrey
Submitted: 04/02/2013 12:08:55 | ID: 17819
Can anyone help me? I`ve just purchased a Nissan Navara Outlaw 2006. Got it home from Leicester with no problems, but then I went to pull away and it suddenly lost power. I was limited to about 20 mph. Then I pulled over, turned it off and restarted it to find it was then okay! Has anyone had this problem? Cheers.
I have a Nissan Navara 2005 Aventura, it now has 165,000 miles on it. I have had the truck for around 3.5 years and it has been ok. I have had the problem that you have around 2 years or more ago, where I was accelerating hard and it simply lost power. I turned it off and on again and it was fine again. This problem happened quite often at that time and I just did the same thing every time, but since then it disappeared itself and it hasn’t happened again. So just ignore it for some time and you might be lucky as well, it might go away - Alfred Dafku from Albania
Had the same thing happened a couple of years ago. Turned engine off and on again and problem went away. However, did have the dealer check it and according to the computer readout, the fuel pump was to blame. However, it also read that the pump as well as everything else was working ok and has been since then. Only happened once and we did not change the pump or anything else. That was 40,000 km ago - Arturo Camacho from Chile
Submitted: 04/02/2013 10:54:38 | ID: 17813
When in 4 wheel drive and turning sharply around corners it seems that my Nissan Terrano`s rear or front diffs are locking and / or juddering and almost bringing the car to a halt. Any ideas please? (3ltr)
Don’t drive 4x4 on dry asphalt, only when it is slippery - Jas from Bulgaria
The problem will be without doubt the LSD grabbing in the rear diff. Change your rear diff oil and put some friction modifier in the diff as well – Kevin from Australia
Submitted: 04/02/2013 10:48:40 | ID: 17811
My Nissan Almera Tino 1.8 started to hesitate while cruising. My local garage changed the o2 sensor which removed the error code. The symptoms got worse and the idle speed would drop dramatically as the engine warmed and would cut out when the car was stopped if the revs weren’t kept up. We then changed the electronic throttle body but no difference. We performed a re-learn procedure but no change. My local Nissan dealer suggested it may be the ECU so I had it checked and it was certified as okay. After replacing the ECU and running a further diagnostic the coolant sensor was found to be reading -40 so it too was replaced. The car now accelerates well and runs much better, but the idle speed varies between 1000 and 2000 RPM when cold and 500 - 100 when warm and the engine still hesitates slighly when warm. Can anyone help?
I don’t know if the 1.8 engine is turbochraged but I have a similar problem on 2003 Tino 2.2 DDti /diesel. I suspect fouled-up EGR volume control valve since I have read on couple of occassions that this is typical for it to cause this problem in a Tino... Frank J Vacha from Czech Republic
Submitted: 04/02/2013 10:43:19 | ID: 17810
Hi, I have a 2004 Nissan Primastar. I have a problem where the engine won’t rev over 3000 rpm. I’ve had it checked for fault codes and it has none. A garage recently replaced the EGR valve but the problem is still there. I’ve been told it`s possibly MAF but surely this would show a fault? I`ve spent over £800 so far at garages and still have this same fault. Any ideas?
Hi, it’s the airflow sensor - Marcus Jackson from Yorkshire
Submitted: 01/02/2013 14:46:18 | ID: 17793
My Nissan X-Trail`s dash display has gone off completely. No speedo, no rev counter, no temp, no fuel gauge, no mileage either. I`ve also noticed there is no yellow coil light for the glow plugs. Can anyone help please?
Could be a number of things. There is not enough information to diagnose the problem. If you can give more information, petrol or diesel, do the doors open on remote, does the car start just no dash, etc. I am assuming nothing so .... Either get the RAC our similar out. DIY check your battery, fuses (cabin and under the bonnet). If you can wait, visit http://www.x-trail-uk.co.uk/ and see if the boys and girls there can help. Sorry can not be more specific - Charlie XT from England
Submitted: 31/01/2013 16:04:28 | ID: 17767
Every time I put a disc in the CD player of my Nissan X-Trail a message comes up on the stereo saying CD ERROR, regardless of how many CDs I put in (1 to 6). I`m at a loss as to why this is happeneing, any ideas? (X Trail Di SVE)
If this is the CD changer that is the lower portion of the center dash, they are known to develop errors. I had one do that. It was a NATS error from what I understand. Not sure if they can be fixed. There was a website offering to fix them a while ago. I ended up taking mine out, and replacing the Clarion stereo as well. I fitted a Pioneer with bluetooth where the Clarion was. You can get one with a SD slot so you can put a few Gb of music on there. The CD players are easy to remove. You can download the Electronic Service Manual which give full details of the removal. If you get stuck please visit the UK X-Trail Form for more and there is loads of other info too http://www.x-trail-uk.co.uk/ Charlie XT from England
Submitted: 31/01/2013 15:58:18 | ID: 17766
I’ve had a new clutch fitted to my Nissan X-Trail, all parts. The bite point is about 1 inch off the floor. Is there any adjustment that can be made or is there anything I can do to improve the bite point?
Make sure you have the correct clutch and flywheel. Did one for a customer; turned out someone had mixed the flywheel ie duel mass type and this caused a lot of problems. There’s only a few thou inbetween them ie early and late. Hope this helps. Ps, make sure you have bled the cylinders correctly - Graham from Lancashire
Submitted: 31/01/2013 09:47:47 | ID: 17719
What is the warranty on windscreen wiper motors? The AA man said they`re quite common for failing and seizing up. I have an 08 reg Nissan Qashqai and it`s expensive to replace at £280. Has anybody else had a problem with this?
Our front wiper motor has just given up and we cannot get a new or used one anywhere.The waiting list for a new one in the UK is at least 3-4 weeks. We have been told by Nissan dealers that these motors are quite commonly failing due to the damp weather. There is an obvious fault within the motor and we have contacted Nissan headquarters in England to log a complaint and find out if they are going to do a recall on this part. It may be worth ringing yourself as the more people who complain the more they will take this problem seriously. Here is the phone number 01923899334. Hope you get sorted! Craig from Northern Ireland
Hi, my wiper motor also packed up on my 09 Qashqai on the 20 Jan 13. The garage told me that the part should be in around mid March. So I’m still waiting along with another 25 Qashqai that are waiting for the same part. If there are that many should this be a product recall? Given that the specified fuse for the wipers did not blow in place of the more expensive wiper motor. Give the customer care centre a call log your complaints. This is not acceptable they are making us pay for their faulty components - Jan Jones from Swansea
Submitted: 29/01/2013 09:21:16 | ID: 17672
My Nissan X-Trail has rececently been stalling whilst driving and the CEL came on. It was diagnosed as the crank shaft sensor fault and this was replaced. It was fine for approximately 50 miles then the light came back on and the engine stalled again. It has been diagnosed with the same fault again. Has anyone else had this same problem?
Hi - I and help you directly however you may try here: http://www.x-trail-uk.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4436&hilit=crank+angle+sensor Hope it helps - Charlie XT from England
Submitted: 25/01/2013 14:41:43 | ID: 17644
Hi. I have a Nissan Primera 2ltr t.spec petrol. It starts every time but when it warms up it will not idle and it cuts out after a few minutes. It drives fine but when you come to a junction it cuts out. Any ideas please? Thanks.
Hi Paul, I had the same problem with my Nissan Primera 2002. Took it to the garage and was told to change the battery and the generator. Try to check on those two things if that could be the problem - Ojong Tennyson from Cameroon
Hi Paul. It sounds as though it will be the fuel pilot valve. Come back down the inlet manifold to where the air is fed into the manifold, the valve immediately back from that is the pilot valve and often gets gummed up. What it’s doing is giving a choke condition so when you take your foot off the pedal - it cuts out. Regards - Paul Dodd from England
Submitted: 25/01/2013 09:02:04 | ID: 17618
I am looking for part numbers front and rear wheel bearings, including front and rear shock absorbers, for a Nissan Primera ex-Japanese assembled P12 model 2002. Also I`m in need of a service manual in English for the same vehicle. Is it possible to repair the CD that went faulty after double loading? (P12)
Got front knuckle top bearing from camskill. Blueprint adn part no. ADN18047C I think. Hope this helps (£50 incl. P+P) - Drew from Scotland
My 2002 p12 has an English manual. Call me +263773491820 - Brighton Mufa from Zimbabwe
Submitted: 24/01/2013 12:18:11 | ID: 17595
Hi, I have a 2006 Nissan X-Trail Aventura. The headlight washers and front and rear screen washers only have stopped working, (prior to the winter). Any ideas? (2.2 diesel Aventura)
New washer motors required, just had to do mine; took 1/2 an hour. £89 from local Nissan dealer for both. Behind plastic wheel arch liner - Chris Turner from Lancashire
Replaced mine from these www.carparts4less.co.uk a lot cheaper & just as good. Did it myself, remove front right inner mud guard to access pumps, not difficult, take your time - Dave from Wiltshire
Submitted: 24/01/2013 11:07:27 | ID: 17579
I have a Nissan Almera 2.2 dci which was running fine until recently. It starts okay and runs fine, but every now and again when you sit at idle it jumps from normal revs to almost cutting out. If you turn the engine off then on again it usually sorts it out. The other thing that`s crept in is you can be driving along normally and then the engine sticks at idle speed, giving you no revs. Again if you stop then start again it`s okay. Has anybody got a cure? It would be much appreciated, thanks. (2.2 dci)
In relation to the problem I have on my 2.2dci. It appears the fuel regulator has packed in after 50,000 miles. A very common fault on Nissan cars. A total disgrace in my opinion. You can only buy one from Nissan, they want 84 pound for a diagnostics test to make sure that is the fault; 125 plus vat for regulator; 126 to fit part, then they have to put it back on diagnostic machine to put a code in. To make matters worse they know it’s a common fault and have not done a recall to sort it. They have not even upgraded the regulator so it does not happen again so every 50,000 miles it’s the same procedure again. Needless to say last Nissan I will ever buy and it’s a pity because without that fault it’s a good car but at that kind of repair bill every 50,000 miles along with normal repair bills; it’s not for me - John Starkey from Scotland
Suction control valve on fuel pump; about £300 at Nissan garage - John Lambie from Ayrshire
Mr Lambie was correct about S C VALVE; I got it fitted at Nissan Stirling for 290 pounds and that cured the starting problem. The hand primer on top of the fuel filter was perished and drawing air, causing the car to idle erratically and cut out. This was also supplied and fitted by Nissan Stirling for 144 pounds. Fitted free as a goodwill gesture. The s c v has been upgraded so should be ok and not need renewing after 50000 miles. Due to complexity of the engine I will be using this garage from now on; my local garage just hasn’t the equipment to sort these kind of problems - John Starkey from Scotland
Submitted: 24/01/2013 10:54:38 | ID: 17574
I`ve had problems with my Nissan Primera starting for the last 12 months or so. It`s done 170,000 ks. The engine turns over but doesn’t fire and there`s a flooding smell. It takes 5 minutes or so, sometimes less or more with no pattern. The roadside mechanic said there was no petrol pressure so I renewed the p/pump but it`s still doing it. Any clues?
Sounds like a perished fuel line, small crack in rubber tube letting in air, but small enough not to let the fuel out so hard to spot. System won’t pressurise so fuel not getting through. Hope this helps - Karl Walgrove from England
Submitted: 24/01/2013 10:06:49 | ID: 17561
I have a wireless key for my Nissan X-Trail which doesn`t work, I therefore have to use my key in the door. The problem is that I cannot open the other door. The electric locking system is not functioning. I have been searching for a fuse but cannot find it. Can anybody help me?
Sounds like it is NATS issue, you will need a Nissan dealer for this one I suspect. However have a read of this first, it may help: http://www.x-trail-uk.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5591&hilit=NATS - Charlie from England
Submitted: 22/01/2013 08:59:51 | ID: 17529
My Nissan Primera does not move very fast when the gear is changed. I changed the airflow meter but it`s still the same. What could be wrong and what do I do?
If the car jerks then check the fuel pump, when was the last time you serviced? Generally cars are slugish when due for service - Obasi Ifidon from Wales
Submitted: 22/01/2013 08:42:59 | ID: 17525
My Nissan Primera 2004 key has failed to unlock the doors. I tried replacing the battery but it did not work. Now I have resorted to manually locking all doors from inside as it cannot be locked automatically anymore. Does anyone know a solution? (sve)
Try this, I did it yesterday on my Nissan and it worked. Put good key in ign then switch ign from off to on 6 times within 10 secs without starting engine. Leave key in ign. After 2 secs hazards will flash twice. Press and hold the unlock button on fob in ign. While still holding this button quickly press lock button 3 times. Release the unlock button. The hazards will flash once if OK... If not repeat the button sequence. Leaving the key in the ign repeat the button sequence on the spare key. The hazards will again flash once. Switch ign on and hazards will flash twice. Remove key and check fobs work - Colette Oddy from Surrey
Submitted: 21/01/2013 15:24:56 | ID: 17502
My Nissan X-Trail`s front wipers have just developed a mind of their own. I have no control from the switch on the steering column and after several erratic swishes they stop wherever they might be in the movement. Before I go to get them repaired I would like an idea of what the fault might be so I dont get stitched up by the garage?
May need wiper relay - Chris Turner from Lancashire
Submitted: 21/01/2013 14:49:21 | ID: 17495
My Nissan X-Trail has started to intermittently lose power when driving. We have been using it in the snow and it is being used in it`s four wheel drive position. It has actually stopped on some occasions but starts again as normal? Why is this?
I am assuming you mean you have been using the vehicle is in AWD. The lose of power main be unrelated, however is the vehicle driving ok in two wheel drive? If you are can check the following, check all your fluids, oil, etc. Then check all you hoses, air intake, intercooler, etc. I would also look and make sure your air intake is clear and air filter is dry. This will rule out the obvious so to speak. If you have a Android phone there are a couple of apps which will read the X-Trail using a Bluetooth OBDII ELM327 connector. You could try taking it to a local independent garage of course... I would suggest you visit www.x-trail-uk.co.uk. This is the X-Trail forum of choice for most owners in the U.K. - Charlie from England
Mine did the same thing. Would lose power and completely shut down. I was fearing for an expensive trip to the dealership service centre but it turns out it was all being caused by a crank sensor that stopped working. Real cheap part to buy and they had it switched out in an hour. Hope your fix is that easy - Alex from London
Submitted: 21/01/2013 14:46:41 | ID: 17494
I have a 2002 Nissan X-Trail GT and a week ago the engine cut off as I was overtaking. When it came to a stop it would not start. The following day it started but the revs do not go above 2500 rpm. Can anyone help resolve this problem? (GT)
The same thing happened to mine a week ago. Turned put the be the crank shaft sensor and another sensor on the motor also - Sophie E from Australia
Submitted: 21/01/2013 14:43:11 | ID: 17492
I have a Nissan X-Trail automatic transmission yr 2001. The problem with it is after a short while of driving it will suddenly shift from a fast gear to first gear and get stuck there, the revs will go up and naturally the car will slow down. After a few minutes of parking with the engine switched off and starting off again the car will shift gears okay for a short while before the situation starts all over again. Initially I was told the transmission oil could be overheating so I changed the transmission oil - it didn`t work. The car was put on a diagnostics machine multiple times and it did not return any faults. What could the problem be?
I have the same problem. I have x-trail 2.5 auto tansmission 2008, ask about it many specialists. I decided that it must be factory defect of fuel pump. It become hot after long driving period especially in hot weather with turned on air condition - Iskander Askerov from Azerbaijan
Submitted: 21/01/2013 10:38:43 | ID: 17450
Can anyone suggest why my Nissan X-Trail smokes like mad when started up but when it gets warm it does start to lighten a bit? It`s a 2.0 petrol. Any ideas will be greatly received thanks. (2.0 petrol)
Check your oil, and filter. Have they been changed recently? Thin or oil may be bypassing the piston rings, could be worth checking. Also check all you air intake hoses, could be you got a slight air leak, between the intake box and engine. Make sure it is smoke and not steam :( check your coolant level, if you are losing water, it may be a gasket issue. None of these then get the car tested on a Consult tester. A good local independent garage may be able to help. You may have a fuel issue. You can use an Android app if you have an Android phone such as Car Guage Pro if you have a ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII connector - Charlie from England
Submitted: 21/01/2013 10:26:43 | ID: 17445
Hi, I`m having problems with my Nissan Almera, it`s jerking, pulsating and loss of power. Diagnostics is showing as crankshaft, this has been changed with a genuine part but still diagnostics is showing as crankshaft. I have been told that it`s highly likely to be the throttle wiring or the sensor, as when the wiring was moved around the diagnostic light went off for a few hours. I would appreciate some sound advice. Also if I ordered the throttle sensor is the wiring called connectors and also do these connectors have 2 plugs, one in the sensor and the other in the Ecu?
Sounds like same problem as me. If yours is the same model as mine there’s a common fault of the chain stretching but shows up on diagnostics as crankshaft sensor; so maybe get that checked out. Good luck - Paul from England
Submitted: 21/01/2013 10:06:34 | ID: 17435
Is it possible to stop my Nissan Qashqai`s temperature gauge from flashing constantly when the temp drops below 3 degrees? It`s very annoying and obviously we are in for a long cold spell!
You can switch it off using settings-alarms on the dashboard. It explains how in the manual... in section 2 perhaps? Laura from England
Submitted: 18/01/2013 16:31:21 | ID: 17417
I have a Nissan X-Trail 2007 new shape 2 ltr diesel. The battery seems useless (very sluggish ignition and not enough juice to start it up), so assume I need a new one. It has positive on left as you look at it--it`s size is 260L x 170W x 200H and it`s strapped into a plastic box. No numbers on the battery so I`ve no idea of what make or AH and so far can`t get hold of main dealer parts department to ask anything, phone just rings and rings! They aren’t local and I can`t drive over as the car won`t start. I Just wondered if anyone can tell me what battery I would need to replace this please? I can`t find any of this size on the net so am at a loss as to what to do? Appreciate any advice, thanks. (t31 2 litre diesel)
Hi Lynne. There are a couple of good makes, one being Vartra at www.vartra.com. Depending on what part of Kent you are a good factors such as http://www.eurocarparts.com/ who have several depots in Kent, should be able to advise you, you just need your vehicle reg. If you are still stuck, visit www.x-trail-uk.co.uk. This is the X-Trail forum and has helped me (snowyfox) out a lot. Hope this helps - Charlie from Kent
Submitted: 18/01/2013 15:53:40 | ID: 17411
My Nissan X-Trail has gearbox issues: Changing 1 to 4 is okay, selecting 5 is very stiff and changing down from 5 is very difficult. If you drive around in 1 to 4 then you can select reverse with no ,if you use 5 then reverse is very difficult to engage. I have been told by some people that the syncro mesh sometime fails in these gearboxes which control 5 and reverse? Also that it is possible to change these components in the gearbox without removing the gearbox from the car? The car has only done 40,000 miles. I have owned it from new. Is this common with X-Trails and can this be fixed without changing the whole gearbox? (2000cc petrol 5 speed manual)
Sorry to hear of your problems. Try a check of gearstick gaitor, I had a hole in mine and a key had dropped into the linkage below giving a similar fault - Steve from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 18/01/2013 14:59:41 | ID: 17407
Hi, I have a 2.0L diesel Nissan Qashqai Acenta. Today it`s started to be really sluggish with no power, it won`t go above 3000 revs. Has anybody had the same problem? I`ve been told to change air/fuel mix valve, but does this mean it has to be plugged into computer to reset? Thanks.
Hi, it may be the dpf filter. If only the dpf light on it needs about a 10/15 min hard drive through the gears at 50/60 mph to clear it. After 10/15 min or a shudder turn engine off then back on should go out, if the engine management light is on as well. Will be main dealer, sorry, at a cost of around £200. These cars don’t like short journeys. Hope this helps - Alun Gregson from Denbighshire
Submitted: 18/01/2013 14:23:35 | ID: 17400
I have a Nissan Primera QR20(DE)P12 which is failing to start. I changed the fuel pump and now I have high pressure on fuel delivery. I checked the nozzles and they are all spraying. I also checked the spark plugs and I`m getting a spark on all the coil packs. What could it be ,timing chain/belt? Electronic diagnosis says there is no active fault code. Guys please help? (QR20(DE)P12)
Try to use original plugs which you can get from Nissan Clover Leaf Masasa. My friend had a similar problem with his Nadia and it turned out to be the issue of plugs. They cost around $13-00 each - Joshua Chikanga from Zimbabwe
Submitted: 18/01/2013 12:13:56 | ID: 17386
The door locks on my Nissan Qashqai are programmed to lock automatically when I drive off and open as soon as I switch off the engine. Is it possible to programme the door locks so that, when it unlocks, only the driver’s door will be unlocked and you have to press the unlock button manually to unlock the rest of the car? Thanks.
Is the anti-hijack locking you have on... can be reset through the door lock button on centre console... is covered in owner’s manual if you have one - Colin B from Lanarkshire
You need to reset your anti-hijack system ref to the manual - Mapiye Hwekwete from England
Thanks. The answer was in the manual - Martin Nel from South Africa
Submitted: 14/01/2013 09:56:50 | ID: 17256
Hi. My Nissan Qashqai`s electric windows are really slow to go up but go down okay. The rears in particular need a helping hand sometimes. I have read there may be a fault with the switch, but is this true? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. (Tekna)
Hi. Currently facing the same issue with my 2009 Nissan QQ 1.5 DCI VISIA. I have tried the resetting option, no luck. Dealer claims might be a faulty motor, need to be checked. Any replies on this and also how much it might cost to replace the motor will be highly appreciated. Many thanks - Joe from Ireland
Same thing happened to me recently when I bought a second hand 1.5 Tekna 09. Took it back to the garage, they changed the seals and that seems to have worked. As for the price I’m not sure as I only just bought it so I was covered for that - Richard Shaw from Dumbartonshire
A bit of lubricant sprayed on the rubber seals the window slides on worked on mine. Go to car shop and ask for can of lubricant spray and tell him what you wanted it for - Brian from Ireland
Submitted: 14/01/2013 09:03:45 | ID: 17243
I have been driving a 1996 Nissan March for the past 16 months and it`s due for a National Car Test (roadworthiness test). Any time I press the brake, even when the engine is off, the front and back lights come on. I thought it was not an issue as the car still drives great. A mechanic pointed this out to me and said I should either have it checked out by an auto electrician or just send it for the test and see how it goes. Does anyone think it might fail the test if I do nothing about it? (Nissan March Automatic)
Hi, on a Micra, brake lights work with ignition on or off, in other words all the time your foot is on the brake pedal. The second part of the question, front lights come on when pressing brake pedal is caused by the wrong lamp (bulb) being fitted as a brake lamp. A single type lamp has been fitted eg 21 watt. A stop and tail lamp should be fitted, eg,5w / 21 watt lamp. This lamp also has offset location pins on the side of the lamp, thanks - Phil Inge from England
I would say the problem could be an earthing fault. The brake lights are "live" on most Nissans when the ignition is switched off. Hope you get the problem sorted - Keith Derham from County Tyrone
Submitted: 14/01/2013 08:54:10 | ID: 17241
When driving on the motorway my Nissan Primastar`s glow plug light turns on, sometimes at 60 or 70 mph, then goes off and maybe repeats this every twenty minutes or so. Any ideas please? (1.9tdi)
Try your air filter, if it’s loose and not sealing properly it will cause this fault at high loads or high engine speed, check the clips that holds the air filter box down - Robert Leybourne from England
Submitted: 10/01/2013 09:53:38 | ID: 17201
The driver’s side front wheel on my Nissan Almera keeps heating up intermittently, sometimes too hot to touch. I’ve had brake pads and brake calipers replaced, but this hasn’t cured the problem. None of the other wheels have any problems. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Would replacing the brake master cylinder help?
I had that problem with my Escort; it turned out to be the break fluid tube which leads to the caliper fluid was blocked and not getting through. I have got a Nissan Almera 53 plate now - Julie Connor from Cheshire
Ended up replacing the master cylinder, a couple of weeks ago, and so far so good... problem hasn’t re-occurred - U Calvert from Northern Ireland
Had the same problem and it turned out to be the brake caliper. Apparently this is a common problem on Almeras. The caliper will engage but will not release. This is especially true over long journeys. You may feel a slight tug or loss of power. I bought a refurbed caliper and seems to have solved the problem - Gerry Doherty from County Londonderry
Submitted: 10/01/2013 09:00:40 | ID: 17180
How do you change the high level brake light bulb on my Nissan Note? I have removed the two nuts but the light unit still held firm?
Carefully prise lens off tailgate, as it’s sealed/bonded on. Then on reassembly, reapply some new sealer - T Lipp from Northumberland
Submitted: 08/01/2013 12:40:25 | ID: 17120
Hi folks. Today I’ve broken the manual driver’s seat adjuster dial, the one which reclines and lifts the back of the seat. The dial now turns without moving the seat. I’d be very grateful if anyone has any ideas for a fix. Thank you!
There is a wonderful glue out there called araldite. It bonds everything. I suggest setting your set to required then mixing some araldite, remove the knob and place it back on and let it set. Worth a try - Neil Cooke from Flintshire
Submitted: 08/01/2013 10:58:18 | ID: 17082
My Micra cranks but doesn’t start. Upon diagnostic being done it shows P0340: Camshaft Position Senso "A" Circuit (Bank 1 or Single Sensor). I put in genuine Nissan camshaft position sensor in it but no help. A mechanic also tried changing Crankshaft sensor, but that also went in vain. I press full gas pedal to start the car, but this is not usual or good way. I will really appreciate if you could tell what could be the reason for problem. Thanks. (1.2)
My sister in law has a Nissan March that had same problem and she almost spent a grand with mechanics trying to fix and clear the check engine light. Upon further diagnosing we managed to rewire the engine coolant sensor and bingo... it starts in a single half crank... I mean tip start - Rukshar Khan from Fiji
I’m afraid it is the timing chain; it stretches over time causing the timing to go out. Not a easy fix, common problem on k12 Micras - Afi Aslam from England
Submitted: 08/01/2013 09:49:27 | ID: 17052
My Nissan Almera Tino`s screen keeps showing a warning for service due. My vehicle was serviced by a Nissan dealer but they were unable to reset it, I have tried and I am also unable to reset this message. What should I do? (SE Petrol)
Turn off radio, then ignition. Turn on ignition then hold down the INFO button and slowly turn up the volume knob. This should display a service menu where you can reset the service interval. Select ok, the screen will reboot and the service message will be gone - Mart from England
Submitted: 08/01/2013 09:14:01 | ID: 17034
Hi, where is the cd player located in my Nissan Almera Tino? I found the dvd player. I can’t access this to change the music. Can someone show me a photo where is it located or just a link or tell me where it is? Thanks.
Below the passenger front seat - Lovemore Tavaziva from Zimbabwe
Submitted: 08/01/2013 09:02:57 | ID: 17031
Has anyone had/have a problem with handbrake warning light flickering on when driving a Nissan Qashqai? My handbrake is fully off and if the light stays on for a few seconds it switches off e.s.p. If I move the accelerator pedal the handbrake light goes out. Nissan say it’s showing no error codes, but obviously something`s up. Any ideas? (1.5 pure drive)
Had similar problem, needed new brake pads, sorted now - Billy Boleux from Carmarthenshire
Just had all pads done, it’s been doing it for two years, why would the esp switch itself off? James Love from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 07/01/2013 15:30:14 | ID: 16992
Hi. My Nissan Primastar 05 1.9ltr has just lost it`s power steering, it has not lost steering fluid but the battery light and stop light came on in the cab. Any answers?
Have you sorted it out? The same happened to me. The problem was the alternator belt runs the power steering as well and the stop and battery light will come on because it`s warning you that the car`s electrics are running off the battery which will soon run down - Phill Howy from Blaenau Gwent
Submitted: 07/01/2013 15:21:45 | ID: 16991
My Nissan Almera`s radio is not working,. When I put on the ignition it says ’wait’ then ’secure’. I cannot get the radio to work. How can I solve this problem? Thanks.
I had a similar problem, just make sure that the facia has been located fully - Robert Starr from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 07/01/2013 15:06:25 | ID: 16983
My Nissan Micra drives perfectly if my headlights are not on. If I turn them on there is a sudden change of speed. It feels like the engine is struggling to pick up. I need help to figure it out what is causing the this problem. Thanks in advance.
Have you tried checking the fuses? Or even changing the lamps? Gilbert Osei from Italy
This problem sounds like an earthing problem, similar to the question below. Hope you get it sorted - Keith Derham from Northern Ireland
Submitted: 07/01/2013 14:06:41 | ID: 16953
How do I get it to open up my Nissan Micra`s underbonnet fuse box for the head lights.? Do I have to take the whole thing off? I can`t get into fuses and am frightened in case I break it.
Yes, headlights and front bumper lol - Andy Hornyak from England
Left headlamp completely off, also take the grille off the left hand side and remove the indicator. If you have hands/arms that aren’t too big, and you have a decent socket, you won’t have to take the whole bumper off, just reach up around to the other side of the headlight and find the bolt with your fingers, then remove it - Jay from New Zealand
Submitted: 07/01/2013 12:12:38 | ID: 16933
I have locked my car keys inside my Nissan Qashqai and my spare key is in Mpumalanga and I am in KwaZulu, Natal. So frustrated as I can see my car keys inside the car but can’t get inside the car. Is there a centre to unlock my car?
Call your breakdown cover. They will sort it out in no time! Vinita from Warwickshire
Submitted: 07/01/2013 11:40:30 | ID: 16915
My V6 Nissan Navara suddenly won`t crank or start. I parked the car after work, went to go to work the next day and it had dash lights but no crank, no start. What could be wrong? (v6 d40)
Starter motor - Phil from Australia
Maybe a loose wire on the starter motor or something wrong with the starter motor itself - Alfred Dafku from Albania
Submitted: 07/01/2013 11:21:52 | ID: 16909
I need two new electric mirrors for my Nissan Terrano, does anyone know where I can purchase these in Australia?
I have many Terrano parts; 2 mirrors I have. Call me on 0404377261 - Ian Barraclough from Australia
Submitted: 07/01/2013 10:44:46 | ID: 16892
My Nissan Navara truck seems to misfire but only in third gear. I know that it can’t be an engine problem because it would do it in every gear so I have come to the conclusion that it must be some sort of gear problem. Any thoughts?
Hi, I have a 2003 Navara & mine also misses like a pig in third! When I change gear this problems disapears. I am on my second engine after 130000, and at this moment in time my total miles is 167000. I think the trouble could be the injectors because it used to miss when it was hot, but now it can also miss when the engine is cold! I hope this helps. Cheers - Steve Linzell from Gloucestershire
Hi, it would also be worth having a diagnostic test by a specialist, as I have been advised by Nissan that it could be the SCV - suction control valve! Hope this helps - Steve Linzell from Gloucestershire
I have heard it may be the solinoide or the neutral sensor in the gear box - Dan Watson from England
My 2006 ute did this, it was the neutral position sensor. Took half an hour to take out and repace, best way to do is from in cab. Remove cover around gear stick the sensor, is on right hand side looking at it just screws out and in with new one - John Brown from Australia
Sounds like the neutral sensor in the gearbox. If you haven’t fixed yet... try holding the gearstick away from you (I think) in 3rd when you lose power and if it is the sensor, you will probably find by doing this that the power will come back! Proving it’s the sensor! It is to do with the fast idle switch as truck will only fast idle in neutral! Hope you’re sorted! ;0) Finnerz from Argyllshire
Submitted: 04/01/2013 12:34:14 | ID: 16877
I bought a Nissan Primera 1.8 petrol yesterday and today it is very sluggish when driving, it feels like it`s going to cut out. It was fine when I bought it for 50 miles or so, it`s also lost power and I`m now getting 21.6 mpg. Can anyone offer any help? It would be greatly appreciated.
Could be the mass air flow monitor (MAF), this usually lights up an engine fault light - Garry from Bedfordshire
Hi Darren, I have a Nissan Primera 1.8 petrol, ’05. I found my car going really sluggish a few months ago. This normally happened when I would indicate to turn or overtake. I traced the problem to the earthing of the lights at the rear right cluster. There is also an earthing wire for the fuel pump. You have to remove the rear right lamp cluster and you will see the wires. I hope this is of some help to you - Keith Derham from County Tyrone
I’ve had it on a diagnostic machine and it came up "system too lean" but still no further forward but will try that with lights, thanks - Darren Cooper from England
Thank you - Darren from England
Submitted: 04/01/2013 12:20:51 | ID: 16872
Everything on my Nissan Primera`s dashboard has stopped working, ie speedometer, fuel gauge and rev gauge. There is also no background light on the dashboard. Any ideas? (Sve)
It is the bsm. I got the same problem, if you want more info call me 07833146149 - Gavyn Lewis from England
Submitted: 04/01/2013 11:50:08 | ID: 16861
My Nissan X-Trail was running well initially. Then after carrying out a minor service of replacing oils, filters and spark plugs, it never revved up again. I checked the throttle pedal sensor on another similar vehicle, it is responding well. I replaced fuel high pressure pump but still no change. It is running rough at 1000 rpm, when revved up it never exceeds 1500 rpm. Please can anyone help?
Mine also does it occasionally. It should reset when you turn off the ignition, if not, disconnect the battery for about 10min, Nissan South Africa says it sometimes goes into limp mode - Waldo van Muylwyk from South Africa
Submitted: 04/01/2013 10:19:22 | ID: 16837
On the opposite side to the 12 volt socket in my Nissan Qashqai is a button with an icon of a seated person with air passing overhead. When pressed, a warning light shows on the button. The purpose of this button is not included in the handbook. Can anyone explain please? (Acenta 1.6)
Hi, I looked this up in my book it is for high level ventilation - Pete Jajduga from Essex
Submitted: 04/01/2013 08:38:38 | ID: 16806
I have just bought my Nissan Primera 2.0 ltr sve but the car has no sat nav disc in it. Does anyone know where I can get one and how much they are? Many thanks. (sve)
I bought my disc from Satnavi, in the UK, for £25 last Sept. Very very happy with same, it slotted straight into the player and worked immediately. Almost 100% perfect for here in Ireland, and covers most of the European mainland also. Would definitely recommend - Dan McHugh from Ireland
Submitted: 04/01/2013 08:36:08 | ID: 16805
My car is a Nissan Micra 1.3 Auto 1994 5 Doors. It has started to leak just under the dash board, above the foot well, on both sides. I`ve changed the windscreen seal and sealed the sunroof. All the door seals are in good order. It’s doing my head in. Every time it rains the foot wells are full of water. Any ideas?
Hi if it’s like my 1996 k11 Micra, if you open the bonnet you will find each side by where the hinges are there are water drainage passage ways. It has not happend to me but I have read about these getting blocked with leaves and soaking the footwells so I would have a look and see if these are clear - Eric from England
Submitted: 03/01/2013 15:24:18 | ID: 16778
When I drive my Nissan Navara as I want to accelerate to pass it loses acceleration. It is fine does not miss it etc and no smoke but only accelerates up to 2000 rpm. If I pull over, switch off and wait a minute to start it is fine for days before it does it again. Has anyone got an answer? (double cab 4 x 4)
Mine used to do it too a couple of years ago but it was fixed by itself. I did nothing to it and it hasn’t happened since then - Alfred Dafku from Albania
Submitted: 03/01/2013 14:28:28 | ID: 16763
I just bought a Nissan X-Trail Reg 2002, but all the manuals are in the Japanese language. How can I find the Owner’s manual in English?
You will have to contact Nissan UK, you can find the details on the internet, they will sell you a hand book in English. Alternatively you can get a free download and save to disc for future reference. I think I got my download version from a Canadian site - Paul Thomson from France
Submitted: 03/01/2013 08:55:01 | ID: 16716
Is it possible to replace the cd player unit on my Nissan Almera 2004 with a normal after market type? This is the separate cd player below the main radio/heater/LCD console. (SE)
It appears not - I have the same problem and have not yet found anyone with a solution, it is only the SE which has this issue. When the console is taken off there is not room behind it to fit another unit and I am told that the existing CD player unit contains all the electronics to control the display, heater controls etc. Anyone who has a solution to this please let us know! David Walker from England
Submitted: 31/12/2012 10:43:08 | ID: 16690
I have no power to my Nissan Navara Outlaw Pickup. I have changed the battery but it is just clicking over and a spanner has appeared on the dashboard, what does this mean?
Hey mate. Maybe check your starter motor. On my Navara it’s down the bottom left side, give it a bit of a tap with something steel, and try and start it. I have to do this every now and then as the starter motor decides not to turn over the car - Jordan from Australia
Submitted: 24/12/2012 14:13:39 | ID: 16674
Power window glasses of my Nissan Terrano`s two front doors refuse to work. I’ve checked all the fuses and they are okay. Where might the problem be?
Best to remove the door trims and put a multimeter on the plug for the winder motor. See if it gets power. That way you will avoid hours of poking around if the problem is with both motors stuck or faulty. Mine stuck and I could hear it click and try to turn but the regulator did not move - Robert O’Neill from England
Happened to mine. The motors sometime just jamb. If you can hear a click when you try to operate the window remove the door trim and tap the motor with a screwdiver handle or similar. If it is only jambed that should free it. Good luck - Fred Dimber from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 24/12/2012 12:07:02 | ID: 16667
What is the the estimated fuel consumption on my Nissan Qashqai 2.0 dci, assuming my driving is pretty average speed-wise?
I only get 33mpg, set in 2 or 4 wheel drive ( auto gearbox ). Which is way off book figures - Mr Scott from Scotland
Submitted: 24/12/2012 10:23:10 | ID: 16645
Hi, I have just bought this 1994 Nissan 4wd Terrano 2.7 auto. I`m fully aware that the auto trans was damaged. I have been told to fit an external oil cooler for the auto as this solves a design problem, especially if I plan to tow a caravan. Is anyone able to advise me if this is correct?
I fitted an extra trans oil cooler to 92 r3m. It helped a lot towing the boat and caravan. You still need to keep an eye on the water temp gauge on long or steep hills. The auto trans oil runs through a radiator that is inside the engine cooling water radiator so one affects the other - Ian Robertson from New Zealand
Submitted: 24/12/2012 09:50:35 | ID: 16638
I have a Nissan Qashqai which we bought about 18 months ago and a couple of days ago the front passenger door suddenly stopped allowing us to open it from the inside. You can still open it from the outside and the other 3 doors are still opening correctly from both the inside and out. It’s like there is a child lock on the passenger door - even though there isn’t. After checking on some Qashqai owners` forums, we found out that this is quite a common problem with Qashqais and should be fixable by the dealership. However, when we called the dealership to book the car in for repairs, they informed us that they have never heard of this problem being associated with Qashqais and that we’ll probably need a new door. Can anyone please confirm whether this is in fact a known problem with Qashqais and whether the dealership should be able to fix it quite easily? Is there anything that I can actually do to fix it, without having to take it into the dealership? Thank you.
Hi. We had this problem with our Qashqai when it was only about 1 month old. The handle connectors in some early models were made cheaply with plastic inserts. This is a really simple fix and got changed straight away. If the dealership is being snotty which we have found they can be (the well documented rear bushes fault £250) contact Nissan UK or try to find an alternative dealership - Pauline Ferguosn from Fife and Kinross Shires
Submitted: 18/12/2012 12:56:57 | ID: 16553
My Nissan Terrano`s engine won`t start. There was no light for the heater plugs then it was turning over slowly.I replaced the battery but no different, still turning over slowly. I checked the starter motor which was okay. Could it be the immobiliser playing up?
Could you have a bad earth connection or a bad starter relay? These cars seem very prone to corrosion in and around the wiring - Robert O’Neill from England
Neither will mine, it’s a b*****d isn’t it. Mine’s got a 14 pin diagnostic and I don’t know if I should scrap it or put some money in. It’s a shame to scrap, it’s a great car! and where I live having a 4x4 not running in Winter is utterly heartbreaking - Gary Yarker from England
Submitted: 18/12/2012 11:16:00 | ID: 16547
When I turn the key on my 53 reg 2.7 Nissan Terrano to start it the engine does not turn over. I have to do this 3 or 4 times before it actually turns over and starts. After it starts it runs fine for about five minutes, then it starts to lose power and comes to a halt, but is still running. I don`t think it`s glow plugs because the engine doesn`t turn over at all. What`s going on?
Sounds like fuel problem. I had this on my 2001 2.7tdi. Fuel line near tank corroded and letting air bubbles into fuel. At first glance it smacks of a heater plug issue, but the eventual startup followed by power loss points to a lack of fuel. Incidentally, I found no fuel leak but air was still being pulled in by the pump. Replacing the rear section of pipe with new solved the problem immediately. Your problem sound similar - somewhere air is being pulled in to fuel. Hope this helps - Dave from England
Submitted: 17/12/2012 09:53:33 | ID: 16472
My 2004 1.8 litre Nissan Primera`s engine management light comes on and fuel consumption drops to 20 to the gallon. Can anyone please help with this problem?
It is likely the O2 sensor. Take it to the dealer and it will cost about £178 - Tom from England
Submitted: 14/12/2012 14:41:03 | ID: 16454
I just want to know how big are the batteries I need in my Nissan Terrano 2 Diesel 2.7 engine with Dual Batteries? Someone told me it has to have 2 x batteries with 70Hampere but I want to be sure. Thanks in advance for any help. Kind regards.
My Terrano SE only has one battery - Brian Clark from England
Submitted: 14/12/2012 09:02:49 | ID: 16432
My Nissan X-Trail 2005 Diesel Turbo engine (YD 22), with intercooler, manual transmission was very powerful and had no power problems, but all of a sudden it has started losing power when you are in third and fourth gear. I thought it was a fuel pump problem, which was removed and cleaned and the problem stopped for a month, then started again. When it loses power the speedometer sticks at 60kph or 40kph and you can’t go beyond that speed. When you switch off the engine and start again, it gains power as normal. The local Nissan dealer diagnosed it to be a suspected fuel pump or fuel sensor, (I have no idea up to now). Does anyone have any idea what this is and how to fix this problem?
Have you checked the airflow sensors? Yusuph Al from Tanzania
Check your fuel filter - X trail from Philippines
The fuel pump solenoid is the usual cause for this. Nissan charge around £2000 for a new fuel pump, when just the solenoid needs replacing at a cost of £120. Had mine changed about 4 years ago when Nissan wanted to change the whole pump. I found the answer on the internet and took it to ex-Nissan fitter. No problem since. Hope it’s the same for you - Peter Mcauliffe from Blaenau Gwent
Submitted: 13/12/2012 12:02:27 | ID: 16373
I am considering buying a Nissan X-Trail 2.0 petrol, year 2002. Please does anyone have any information about this model? I have never had this type of car. All I heard is that it`s a very reliable car. I don`t know if it`s expensive to maintain and whether it`s a smart choice? All information will be welcome. Thanks.
Hi. I’ve got an X TRAIL 2.0 petrol year 2002...bought it in August 2011. Just when I needed it for the snow, it broke down!!!! last year and again this year!!!!this might be just coincedence. This month (December) the ABS and 4WD lights came on. These are related in such a way that if the ABS sensor is faulty then the 4wd won’t operate. Its a very nice car, easy to drive and very comfortable but I’m finding out that its expensive to repair, The sensors involved cost about £200 each. When they are working, they are one of the best when 4x4 is required but when they go wrong....Wow!!! get your cheque book out!!! Ricky Stibbs from England
Make sure the temp guage is working, have read about people with cracked heads and the temp guage not showing above half way. I have also just experienced this problem - Bernard from Australia
Don’t buy deisel - Fred Snodgrass from England
Submitted: 13/12/2012 11:14:43 | ID: 16360
When I park my Nissan Qashqai and turn the engine off I hear a long beep. I am not seeing anything on the warning lights. What am I not seeing because it sounds like the vehicle is trying to tell me something?
I suspect it’s trying to tell you either your lights are still on or more likely you haven’t FULLY turned off the ignition - Chris Taylor from Gloucestershire
Things have got more bleeps than R2D2 - James Love from Lanarkshire
Your fog lights are probably set to on - S Donohue from Ireland
Check all doors and bonnet are all shut - Alan Newhouse from Yorkshire
Submitted: 13/12/2012 10:29:38 | ID: 16351
Hi. My Nissan Micra C+C has started leaking through the seal at the driver`s side window. I have also noticed lots of condensation in the underside of the boot lid when I open it. I`m wondering if the Micra CC has drains that may be blocked? Or is the window leak a common problem? Will replacing the seals resolve this problem? Thanks.
Mine does that too :( Debbie Smith from Shropshire
The same thing happened with mine and it leaked over the drivers window. Nissan have quoted me £200 to replace the whole front seal to fix the problem. I have asked at other garages to see if I could get it done cheaper but they will not touch it as they say seals are very difficult to fix. I have just noticed a further problem with the seal since the snow and ice in that the seal above the windscreen now seems to be too small in one part so it flaps in the breeze when I am driving. So looks as if I am going to have to fork out - Karen Woodcock from Hertfordshire
Hi. It’s a common problem with the door seal. I have found that if you clear the drain hole in the seal fastened to the windscreen side it cures it for a while. I use one of the "bosses" knitting needles then make sure that the little rubber "flap" fits underneath the seal. Hope this helps - Phil from Lancashire
Submitted: 13/12/2012 09:36:18 | ID: 16340
My Nissan X-Trail has a problem with the turbo charger which has failed. Will this problem affect the gearbox? What are the other side effects that might arise from failure to replace it?
It depends on the nature of failure, the worst is if the turbo impellers get broken because of touching the turbo housing, the impeller pieces will be sucked into the inlet and may end up on top of the pistons - Yusuph Al from Tanzania
Submitted: 13/12/2012 09:26:58 | ID: 16336
The front windscreen wipers work on my Nissan Navara but I`m getting no water although my head lights are getting water. Could anyone give me some information if this is a common fault and how to fix it? Thanks in advance.
Check the water pump in the windscreen water tank, or maybe the fuse - Alfred Dafku from Albania
Submitted: 11/12/2012 15:24:43 | ID: 16296
My husband was fooling around with the buttons and now my Nissan Primera`s info doesn’t display all the time. Everything is in Japanese. How do I set it for the display to remain on all the time?
In settings display just uncheck display off. Press ’’settings’’, now you have new display and scroll to second line and ’’enter’’ and agan new display scroll to second line and ’’enter’’ to uncheck green squre, and that’s it. Have a good day! Miky C from Slovakia
Submitted: 11/12/2012 10:41:46 | ID: 16226
I recently had my Nissan Terrano`s wheels rotated and alignment done after having a warrant done. Now occasionally I have the fwd light flash. This stops when I restart and may not come on again for a few days. Also and this is unrelate, when I accelerate out of a left turn I have a rattle on the rear, possibly centre to left hand side. Does anyone have any ideas?
Is the 4x4 light Hi or Low? Either way when it comes on check to make sure its not in any 4x4, then reverse the truck 3 meters. That will disengage 4 wheel drive. As for the rattle it is most likely a rubber bush that has worn - Brian Clark from England
Submitted: 11/12/2012 10:30:10 | ID: 16221
Can anyone tell me how to remove the trim on the centre console of my Nissan Primera? I loosened the bottom by removing the screws but the top I am afraid to prise for fear of breaking it. What is the secret? I want to replace the radio/cd player as the volume knob spins uselessly and there`s no display. Maybe somebody has a solution for this instead?
I guess you must have worked this out by now but if not, here is the answer. Just inside both top vents, set a little way back, you will find plastic tabs. These tabs do not stick out as they are part of the vent tubing so look very carefully using a good bright light. You need to ease, very gently, both tabs into the vent tube using two small thin screwdrivers. With the screwdrivers still in place, the vent panel should come away quite freely from the assembly behind. The vent pipes stay in the dash whilst the vents stay with the panel. The plastic will glue using a solvent based plastic, should you break anything but best to take your time and watch the wires on the switches. Good luck - Gary from England
Submitted: 11/12/2012 10:07:23 | ID: 16215
When I accelerate I can hear a grinding noise coming from the front of my Nissan Almera. It is also there when I slow down with my gears. It isn’t there when the car is stationary or when my clutch is down. Could anyone help me with this? Thanks.
I bought a Nissan Almera with this problem. Is gearbox oil level ok? Mine was ok & noise got worse. I replaced gearbox I got from scrapyard. It’s ok now - Mark from Hampshire
Submitted: 07/12/2012 10:36:55 | ID: 16205
I`ve just purchased my Nissan Primastar 100dci. It has been standing for 4 weeks and obviously we have had a cold snap. I tried to start her last night, lights on ignition came on but when I turned the key nothing. I did this 4 times and then she fired up. I pulled her on the drive and it started everytime. I went to move her today and the same thing, nothing, then the battery was totally dead. I have removed the battery and put it on charge. I`m hoping it`s something simple like a new battery. Has anyone else had anything like this? Cheers.(100dci)
Hi John, will be your starter motor mate, had the exact same happen to me. I bought a new battery for mine and was still the same so the next step was getting the starter fitted, cost me about £165, that’s new starter and fitted, it starts on the first turn now, hope this helps mate - Leon from Suffolk
Hi there, I had same problem 3 days after buying van from dealers, it was 3 1/2 yrs old, only 18,000 mls. It was a new starter motor, I got this done free as I only had van 3 days! I got 2 quotes, 1 from from electrical auto repairer £575 and the Nissan dealer... wait for it quoted £922! NEARLY HAD HEART ATTACK - they reckon it’s 5 hrs labour, half front end strip down great. New starter motor is £350 alone, hope this helps - Clive Whish from Hertfordshire
Just got a brand new starter motor online... £80 and it looks easy to fit, three bolts and a few wires to swap over. Looks an absolute doddle, maybe an hour’s work tops. Never posted anything before but had to say something after reading quotes from dealers, rip off merchants!! Only thing is the location of the starter is down behind the motor so you need a pit or ramps. Hope this helps - Richard Bond from Cornwall
Submitted: 06/12/2012 10:04:19 | ID: 16123
I want to change the battery for my Nissan Primera. Am I likely to lose any codes ie radio, satnav or anything else? I can’t find any info in the owner`s manual. (2.2 diesel)
Hi, I have just changed my battery, and did not lose any information. Even the clock was set to the right time - Celso Alves from England
Submitted: 06/12/2012 10:00:49 | ID: 16122
Hi there, my Nissan Navara has started hesitating on acceleration and smoking badly. It also keeps cutting out now and again. I`ve been told it could be the injectors. Can anyone help? Thanks. (d22)
Hello, I am also going through a similar problem at present where my local dealer is struggling to find a solution. So far we have replaced the fuel pump and the common rail pressure sensor. As I am in the verge of losing hopes on this, please share any findings you come accross with - Marlon Diasz from Middlesex
I own a Fiat Croma 1.9JTD 2006 which is a very good car even though Clarkson ran it down. I had the same sort of problem in it. I was on M25 and had to get on to the crawler lane because I was literally crawling. Managed to get to my work place with difficulty and then could not start. RAC diagnosed it as the EGR valve which was cleaned and put back. This made the car start but at once I felt that the power was not there. I managed to drive home to Aylesbury where I live.The Fiat dealer in my area replaced the EGR valve but the problem did not resolve. Then they reprogrammed the DPF filter which did the trick. DPF is a real menace. When blocked it reduced power by some feed back mechanism. I read somewhere that this is one of those rare situations bad driving helps. After a few hundred miles say, running on the 3rd for a couple of miles will burn the carbon in the DPF and unblock it. I had no trouble since. How I ran in to Navara was when I was looking for what my brother called the rear O2 sensor for his 2007 Navara out law. He lives in Sri Lanka and has got eternal trouble with his exhaust system especially the DPF. I saw on your forum some guys saying that the Navara has not got a oxygen sensor. Is it right? My personal solution to the DPF problem will be to replace it with an ’ordinary silencer chamber’ and reprogramme the car computer to derecognize it - Jan Mourinho from England
This problem is very common here in Chile where diesel fuel is not very good. The best solution is to run it hard for about 15-20 minutes (high speed) and the carbon deposits will be blown out. Since these vehicles have are turbo powered, they like to be high rev and not babied. If you do run it at slow rpms, these deposits will accumulate and black smoke will be seen - Arturo Camacho from Chile
Submitted: 04/12/2012 10:57:55 | ID: 16094
Hi, I recently went for a long trip with my 2000 Nissan X-Trail and suddenly the car stopped changing gears. It stopped at gear one and the rpm would rise to 4000 without shifting to the next gear. Can anyone kindly advise what the problem could be?
What would have happened is your gearbox is gone, you’ll need to replace with another one. If the vehicle is 4x4, avoid towing the vehicle long distance. The 4x4 will lock automatically damaging the diff - Francis Okello from Kenya
Submitted: 04/12/2012 09:58:17 | ID: 16081
When my Nissan Almera`s radio is on I get a terrible whining noise when I switch the headlights on. The radio works okay when the headlights are off. Any ideas what is causing this?
You have a wiring interference - David Evans from Wales
Submitted: 03/12/2012 16:02:44 | ID: 16047
The word "phone" is showing up on the screen of the radio of my Nissan Almera, where it should state the radio station. It changed when I parked it in work car park and when I turned the engine off the radio power button wasn’t switched off. I don’t know what to do to get the radio working again. Any time I turn it on it still hasn’t changed. Will disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it change it’s status on the radio screen? (Almera van, 2.2 diesel)
Not sure but I do know one thing - be carefull if you disconnect the battery, as in make sure you have your radio code as it will ask you for it, and if you haven’t got the code you have to take the radio completely out to read the back of it to get your radio id number then you will have to ring up Nissan to get the code. So be careful, unlike me lol - Sparkz from England
Submitted: 03/12/2012 14:29:18 | ID: 16030
My Nissan X-Trail`s diesel has an internal oil filter apparently. Could someone confirm where on the engine this is? I have found a dome like structure with a nut in the middle of it at the bottom of the engine, is this it? (2.2 diesel)
Yeah, that’s the one. I believe it’s a 17mm - Jonny from Haiti
Submitted: 03/12/2012 11:56:30 | ID: 16003
Last night my husband started up my Nissan Micra and put some anti freeze in and let the car run for a while. When I went out to start the car, absolutely nothing! It won’t turn over. Nothing was left on last night so I don`t think it is the battery. My little car always used to start whenever I got in but now it won’t so what could have happened by putting anti freeze in? Any help/guidance gratefully received! Thank you.
Check for corroded fuses connected to the battery positive terminal. Very common issue - Drew from England
Submitted: 30/11/2012 12:50:10 | ID: 15966
Can anyone please brief me with problems on Nissan Qashqai steering in early 2012? Is it fixed? How have Nissan prevented the same issue coming up in the future and how have they have fixed the problem?
I don’t have an answer however I do have the same problem. Not only is it the engine management light it is also the ABS light and breaking light and also the anti-skid lights (both of the them). The fault is intermitant so it will clear itself eventually. However, if you continue to drive the car with the lights on the steering becomes light and the engine stops producing enough power, epsecially at low revs. Bought mine at the Stafford Dealer. This problem is all over the internet! Richard Fox from Shropshire
Submitted: 30/11/2012 10:57:14 | ID: 15959
I have recently purchased my Nissan X Trail. Sometimes what sounds like a fan starts up somewhere within the dash area. It runs for a while then stops. Everything else works normally when this happens. Does anyone know what is happening please? (TDCi)
The sound you can hear might be all the vents opening or closing as they all have motors not cables - Jack Sleet from Hampshire
Problem solved! It was merely a brand new blower motor which was fitted at an all in cost of just over 500 quid!! Luckily the warranty covered it. The technician found the problem right way and traced it to the bearings. Apparently rainwater gets down into the motor over time and wrecks the bearings. The motor is situated just above the front passenger’s feet and the water drains down through the screen vents - John Roberts from Wiltshire
Submitted: 30/11/2012 09:34:12 | ID: 15939
My mother bought a Nissan Qashqai Acenta CVT 2 months ago and the vehicle has been back to the main agent 3 times with the engine management light on. Does anyone know of any issues in the last few months? Many thanks.
The fault is a common problem, but if it is the yellow triangle with the hazzard symbol, and the engine feels as though it is going to stall, this is very serious engine fault - gB from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 30/11/2012 09:23:31 | ID: 15936
I have a Nissan Primastar 2003 dci 100. I was doing my under bonnet checks as normal every month or so to find I needed to top up my header tank with anti freeze mix water, so it took approx two pints of water to bring it up to the max mark on the overflow water tub. Then I checked 2 weeks later to find it`s gone again so again I repeated the same with two pints of antifreeze mix water. Each day I have been checking to see if I have a leak but there is no leak so far while standing and no water getting in with the oil. So where`s it going? As this is on-going still and still keeps disappearing I keep checking. I even placed cardboard under the engine and left it running for an hour to see if any drips but nothing. I checked the oil again which is fine, no whipped cream or water getting in there or on the cap. Is there anyone who might know what`s causing my problem as this is still on-going?
Don’t know what your problem is but I drive a 10 plate with the same problem, it’s bizarre - Dave Oric from Angus (Forfarshire)
It sure is bizarre Dave, can’t figure it out - Leon from Suffolk
I now believe my problem may be my headgasket has a leak, just booking it in for a pressure test to be sure, then will go from there and let you know in a couple days how I get on, could be an expensive fix - Leon from Suffolk
I had this problem a while ago on my 07 Primastar. I could never see any sign of water leaking. I eventually found a leak in the front radiator only because after about an hour on the rd I decided to have a look at the levels and noticed it was down. I took a look underneath and noticed a light spray of water coming from the radiator. I put in "Rad Weld" and topped it up... problem sorted. I hope this helps - Trevor from Ireland
Submitted: 30/11/2012 09:14:06 | ID: 15933
I have a problem where my Nissan Micra`s fan belt keeps snapping. I took it to the garage and they have replaced it 4 times in a month.. They cannot see why it keeps happening, they had another Micra at the garage so looked at that one and it was exactly the same as mine. They thought it might have been the tensioner but that looks fine! Before it snaps it starts making a ticking noise for a bit then it snaps and the battery light comes on. Can anyone think of anything that might be causing this?
Possible bent pulley, hard to spot. Change it and you will be happy again - Afi Aslam from England
Sounds like your alternator bearing(s) are seizing/shot causing the belt to snap - K D from Lancashire
Submitted: 29/11/2012 15:52:22 | ID: 15924
My Nissan Primera`s N/S rear tail light has failed. When replaced, it still did not work. I tried swapping with the O/S bulb to check a working bulb, but they are different types. Even the socket is different - N/S has single contact point in socket and bulb has evenly positioned bayonet studs, whilst O/S has twin contact point and the studs of the bulb are unevenly spaced. Is this normal?
Hi mate. There is a common fault with the earth on the rear lights. Solder up a good wire to the earth plate of h lights and take the other end to a good earth on the car. Primera owners club site has plenty on this - Russ G from England
I think that’s a strange one, re the bulbs. I have a Primera p12 and the bulbs are identical on both the N/S and O/S. If you’re not sure then get it checked with an auto electrician. Good luck - Keith from Northern Ireland
Submitted: 29/11/2012 12:34:54 | ID: 15888
How can I open my Nissan Primastar`s passenger door? The lock goes up and down at the command of the key but the door won t open?
Hi Giles, I take it you have tried to open from the inside of the cab as well as someone holding the handle up on the outside, if not sounds like you may have to take the inner door liner off and see if the mecanism is still attatched or the wire inside may have cam off or even got jamed may need a spray of wd 40, and what year is it, might be able to ask a mate who will defintely know what the prob is, speak soon - Leon from Suffolk
Submitted: 29/11/2012 11:33:02 | ID: 15875
When it rains we have developed a leak on the driver`s side of my Nissan Primera above the side window, which then runs on to the dashboard and drips onto the seat. We cannot see any obvious signs that any seals are damaged etc. Any ideas what could be causing it? Thanks. (SE)
Does your car have a sunroof? If it does, check that the drain tube from the sunroof drain channel hasn’t become detached. This tube carries any water away from the sunroof channels and down out of the car, via the engine bay - Paul De-Lay from Yorkshire
Submitted: 29/11/2012 10:20:13 | ID: 15858
Hey there. I have a 1995 Nissan Terrano 2.7 turbo diesel. When the motor is cold it will always start, however it sometimes (now more often) stalls. but before so the idle jumps around the place like nobody`s business. Once stalled it takes a couple of tries to get her going again. Is this a fuel pump problem or are there maybe cheaper ways to deal with this? Cheers.
I would check 3 possible causes : 1 - the gauze filter at the banjo connection on the inlet fuel pipe on top of the injection pump, 2 - corroded fuel pipes on chassis, 3 - fuel tank sender pipe inside fuel tank - Chris from Fife and Kinross Shires
Submitted: 29/11/2012 09:21:34 | ID: 15847
I can’t start my Nissan Almera. Every time I turn the key in the ignition the remote locking automatically locks the doors and the car won’t start. Please can anyone help?
Hiya Rachel, sorry, I haven’t got an answer for ya, just the fault. Wondering how you got on? Billy from Cheshire
Hi, I did solve the problem - not my finest hour! Nothing to do with the remote locking, my battery was flat! Rachel from England
In the beginning of the manual follow the steps for the immobiliser kicking in and the car won’t start - Tristan Gumede from England
Submitted: 27/11/2012 09:27:32 | ID: 15803
I drove through a large puddle last week after heavy rain. Since then, my Nissan Almera makes a rattling noise in the engine at startup. It rattles a little bit when I am driving but not a huge amount. What can this be?
Your alternator’s belt is stretched or there is a bolt at the bottom of the alternator which has come out or is loose check your alternator for play movement to do this turn engine off pinch belt at alternator if slight movement this is the cause of the rattle had the same problem a while ago - Paul G from Ireland
Submitted: 27/11/2012 09:18:24 | ID: 15800
Hi, what can be causing my Nissan Primera to overheat? What can be done to sort it out and does it have a management system please? Thanks.
After changing my Nissan Primera 1999 steering raft, my engine over heats when a/c is on and my speedometer stop. What are the possible causes? Williams Gbamepuo from Ghana
Submitted: 26/11/2012 14:59:49 | ID: 15788
Has anyone else had the priming bulb on a Nissan Qashqai eaten through by a mouse? I have and it has put my car off the road until the dealer gets the spare part in. This will be in two days as it happened on a Saturday morning. (Acenta dci)
Dear John YES!! My Nissan Note diesel (2006, owned from new, always parked on drive) broke down with fuel issue about a mile from home 3 weeks ago and AA man found the rubber priming bulb had been chewed by a rodent. Did temp repair with some clear "Kraken" tape so I could drive 2 miles to the Nissan Dealer in Banbury. All replaced but dealer could not suggest any protection for bulb - apart from setting traps to catch culprit! Now same damn thing has now happened again and car broke down again about mile from home. AA called out and covered the damaged bulb in large amount of "Kraken" tape and I drove back home to arrange for repair at dealer. Goes in tomorrow 4 Dec. This must be a common problem and vulnerable component. In meantime I read on internet that mice hate fabric conditioner cloths (Lenore etc) so fixed one round the taped up bulb - has been gnawed through (but tape is intact), so that is not a solution. Have set 2 traps in the engine bay and hope that may do trick. As the priming bulb is only used once a year at services, one could just wrap Kraken tape around immediately after service. Dealer claimed never to have encountered this - but not sure this is true - we live in rural area with a lot of field mice around esp. when weather is cold. Would also like to hear of permanent solution or the car will go - I can’t stand a repeat of this at £100+ a time! AJ 3.12.12 Alan Jones from Oxfordshire
I have had a result with hanging plastic moth repellant in engine bay!! Graham from Kirkcudbrightshire
Submitted: 26/11/2012 12:45:36 | ID: 15762
I fitted a new clutch plate and cover plus bearing to my Nissan Micra, put it all back together but now cannot engage the gears. What`s wrong?
You may not have not aligned the clutch plates properly (most likely) - jlo jluyh from England
Submitted: 26/11/2012 12:31:04 | ID: 15756
We bought a secondhand Nissan Micrain in April 2012 and to date the boot has been playing up with clicking noises, even when I am driving the boot opens and unlocks itself. Just today when I opened the boot it would not close again, therefore we have it unlocked in the driveway. The other doors are locked when you try to lock it with the key. Any suggestions on what we can do to fix this problem please.? (1.2)
The cause of your problem is ingress of water into the rear lock switch. If you have any practical skills the lock assy can be removed, the switch dismantled and carefully dried with a hair drier. When you reasembleuse a sealer, bath sealer will do providing it’s the waterproof variety - Bob Maple from England
Submitted: 26/11/2012 10:15:35 | ID: 15711
My Nissan X-Trail`s heating won`t heat up, or it can take ages and then it only comes through only slightly warm, never hot. The car`s fan kicks in to cool the engine but it never gets through to the car`s interior, though the air conditioning seems to work fine. Does anyone know what I can do? (2.5 petrol manual)
Hi Alex, I had the same problem with my xtrail recently. The engine fan outside the car works indepandantly of the heater blower motor which is based inside the car behind the glove box. The problem is likely to be 1 of 2 things 1.The heater blower resistor has blown causing the heater fan to stop working. To check this look under the glove box. You are looking for a removable component right at the bottom on the right hand side with a wire attached. should be held in with 2 philips screw. Once removed have a look inside and you might find what I found which was burnt looking plastic which is where the resistor had blown inside. If this is the case remove the unit and type ’’xtrail heater resistor’’ into ebay. There is a guy who will repair it for about £40. This sort of fixed mine but led me to the real problem which was the heater blower motor which was worn causing excess strain on the resistor. Once I got my resistor back, The heater would run but sounded rough, so I had to replace the complete ’’heater blower motor unit’’ aswell which cost £130 used from parts gateway. You may get away with just the heater risistor replacement tho. Hope this helps. Regards - Richard from Warwickshire
The weak part of the blower motor in the X Trail is the bushings in it that go bad. First it starts making grinding sounds on and off, and overtime it will eventually seize the motor and or burnout the fan amplifier referred to in the previous answer. The good news is that it is quite possible for the fan motor to work anew if you have the two bad bushings removed and replaced with sealed bearings. You will find info on how to this by consulting the discussion threads on various Nissan forms. Just do a search for Xtrail blower motor noise. I did the fix to ours and it’s worked great since then with no more grinding noise - Mike Quinlan from Canada
I had the same thing with my 04 model. I took my cut out to the guy who repairs them, he done the repair, all works well but one thing he said you must change the heater filter. I did, it was clogged up which puts strain on the motor - Jack Sleet from Hampshire
Submitted: 20/11/2012 16:33:52 | ID: 15591
Is it correct that Nisson Note wing mirrors covers are no longer held on with clips but only double sided tape? This is what I have been told after having them re-stuck on at the garage. I have only had the car 4 months and now it would seem they are coming away again! I do not think they were properly seated when done, luckily it’s under warranty but I`m worried I will eventually lose the covers. Has anyone else had this problem?
No, it’s not. Note and Juke mirror cans clip into place. If the garage has used double sided tape it’s because they have snapped the clips off the can (cover). Hope this resolves your question - Dave Robson from England
Submitted: 20/11/2012 14:08:06 | ID: 15578
My Nissan Primera sve 1.8 saloon 05 model runs perfectly well, but when I put my lights on the car loses power. I turned the lights off briefly and then the power returned. Does anyone have any suggestions?
It is the earth wire in the right rear light. There marks the trouble - JS from Denmark
Submitted: 19/11/2012 12:08:39 | ID: 15500
My Nissan Micra`s ps light came on the other day and the steering went stiff but it corrected itself. It has done the same again today but the ps light has stayed on and the steering has remained stiff. Any ideas? Thanks. (Auto)
The same problem happened to my Micra (2003 3 door), one day it went off then another day it came on and didn’t go off, had to get a new steering column, luckily the car was still under warranty. Common problem apparently - Sophie from England
Submitted: 19/11/2012 10:39:30 | ID: 15486
My Nissan X-Trail 2006 has a clicking/ticking noise. It’s not when you start the engine, it’s when the revs get to just under 2000 rpm. If you stop the engine and then restart the same happens. When driving sometimes the noise stops as you drive, other times after driving for about a mile you can turn the ignition off and then restart the engine and the noise has gone. The noise does not speed up or slow down with the engine revs, it’s the same all the time. It seems to happen when the outside air temperature is under 12deg. Any ideas please?
Hi Kevin. I have an identical ticking noise from my X-Trail unfortunately I have not been able to locate the source so would be grateful if you could let me know how you get on. The performance of my car does not seem to have been affected while the ticking noise is present so I’m thinking it may be something like a relay or switch. Cheers - Robert Bollington from Newport
Same here and its bloody annoying!! Likewise it’s when it’s colder it happens, mine started after local Nissan dealer replaced all the injectors - Mike from Sussex
Submitted: 19/11/2012 10:29:59 | ID: 15481
I’ve just changed the headlamp bulbs on my wife`s Nissan Micra and now the headlamp alignment is miles out! I don’t know how I’ve managed to do this by just replacing bulbs with the headlamps in situ. Can anyone help please?
Hi, you have got the bulb in the wrong way or not seated correctly, this will ruin the alignment - Rob Brown from England
Submitted: 19/11/2012 10:22:06 | ID: 15478
My Nissan Primera`s air con compressor does not come on when I turn on the air con switch on the dash. I was told that it could be the "reostat". Could this be the problem and where would it be located? (p12)
Could be the system needs re-gassing. Check for local a/c garage and get a test or re-gas. Usually around £40-50 - Russ G from England
Submitted: 16/11/2012 15:32:09 | ID: 15451
Hello. I`d like to know why, when I turn on my Nissan Qashqai, in the screen appears for few seconds the tool symbol and it says next to it -92, a number that keeps increasing. What does this minus number mean?
This means that you are 92 km overdue a service - Due from Ireland
Submitted: 16/11/2012 14:12:24 | ID: 15449
My Nissan Micra`s engine is making a slight rattly noise when the engine is turned on and the car is stationary, is this something to worry about? (SR 1.6)
It could be your heat deflector on the front box of your exaust system? Cause that sounds like the problem I had so I fixed it by using 2 jubilee clips... problem solved... hope that is some help? Simon from England
Submitted: 16/11/2012 14:03:06 | ID: 15446
I have recently redone the top and block on my Nissan X-Trail but the car has no water after 100 kilometers and overheats. What might the problem be? It`s mileage is 200,000 km.
Check if the vehicle is designed with a thermostatic (three way) valve on the cooling water line. It may be faulty, if there is no leak along the line and the top cylinder work was properly done - Tobias Ojinkeya from Nigeria
Submitted: 16/11/2012 09:07:31 | ID: 15438
Hi. I have recently purchased a Nissan Primera SVE 2.0i Hatchback, manual 2002 plate (3 days ago). Within a day the airbag light came on. I have performed a reset using the key sequence and it worked but when I was out driving it came on again. I did another reset and it went off, then appeared again a few hours later when driving again. Does anyone know if there is a common area of the car I should look at before spending lots of money? Another problem is when I brake a headlight indicator on the dash glows and then dims. This happens all the time! Any help would be highly appreciated. Any ideas please? (2.0i SVE)
The wires under the driver seat may need replacing as I had this problem when I moved my seat on my 54 plate - Jed from Lanarkshire
Hi there. I had the airbag light problem on my SE model. It failed MOT so I decided to fix problem myself. Turn ignition on but do not start engine, the airbag light stays on for a few seconds and turns off. Before the light turns off you have to do the following... The lock switch located near gearbox, just press this on and off about six times before the airbag light goes off. So turn key in ignition but not starting engine, quickly before the airbag light shuts, keep pressing the unlock/lock switch about six times. Turn off key, start engine and it should work!!! N A from Wales
Submitted: 15/11/2012 14:13:03 | ID: 15414
My Nissan Micra`s engine management light came on and stays lit at all times. Is this an urgent thing to address to a garage? It seems that the fuel consumption is quite high (about 38 miles/gallon ) and it`s losing power when going uphill. What could be the cause of this? I`ve had this car since last September and only started driving it about a month ago. How much should I worry about this management light? I have no clue about mechanics. Can anyone please help? Thank you. (automatic)
I have exactly the same problem with my Micra. My fuel consumption is very high too and the power is low. I feel like there is no oomph to the engine. I have had another one before and it was nothing like this!! I also hope it is not a massive problem too! Sara Billows from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 15/11/2012 12:55:15 | ID: 15410
I am considering buying a used Nissan X-Trail and would like the diesel version. At my price point mileage on cars I’ve seen is from around 65,000 to 100,000. Is the diesel unit good for high mileages, assuming it’s been well cared for? (2.2 diesel)
Hello, I have a Nissan X-Trail for sale, 2.2 TD, excellent cond, 69’000 miles, red, electric everything, please contact me if it is of any interest. 07815607764. Regards, Craig Fox from Lancashire
Hi Craig, Thanks for your reply. However, I’ve bought an X Trail since posting the question - higher mileage than yours unfortunately! Best regards, John Roberts from Wiltshire
Submitted: 15/11/2012 11:07:17 | ID: 15387
Hi, I have just got a 2011 Nissan Qashqai and where the usb port is supposed to be is an allen key type screw. Is there a USB port behind this or something? (XE)
Sounds like it’s an auxillary jack and you don’t have the USB model - James Sharp from England
It’s in the arm rest on the front wall - Naomi from Kent
Submitted: 13/11/2012 15:39:03 | ID: 15343
My Nissan Primera`s engine has started shaking and when you drive the whole car shakes and the engine has no power and keeps shaking, even when you go from first gear to second or third especially when driving uphill. It feels like when you try to drive the car using second or third gear from a stationary position . I thing it might be one of the injectors although it’s a guess. Any suggestions? (2.2 turbo diesel)
You need to change the coil pack (plug housing) - Inti from Trinidad and Tobago
Submitted: 12/11/2012 15:37:12 | ID: 15296
Can anyone tell me if my Nissan Primera 2.0 turbo diesel has a timing chain or cam belt? One website says belt, another says chain and I`m confused.
The P11-144 model petrol engine (QG18DE) has chain. But diesel has belt - Mantas from Lithuania
Submitted: 12/11/2012 15:20:44 | ID: 15288
I went to the dealer and he diagnosed my Nissan Almera, saying that DA side airbag ignition circuit, left front was the problem. Can anyone help me please?
If it is the Airbag indicator light showing this can also show a problem with the seat belt pretension device, which can sometimes be due to to a sensor wire having come loose at the seatbelt base unit following over vigorous adjustment of the seat - David Walker from England
Submitted: 12/11/2012 14:27:04 | ID: 15269
The lighting on the left-hand side of my Nissan Almera`s information screen has gone very dull. The right-hand side remains fine. Is there a simple way to cure this? (SE 1.4)
The back light has gone. Can be replaced by removing the surround. Get a light from your dealer - Allen Jones from Lancashire
Submitted: 12/11/2012 12:05:13 | ID: 15257
My Nissan Almera struggles to start but does and when I drive it it hesitates on acceleration and shudders. Can anyone help please? Thanks.
Had a problem much the same, ended up the sensor on the crank was faulty - Paul G from Ireland
Submitted: 12/11/2012 11:32:25 | ID: 15249
My Nissan Terrano`s orange light starts to flicker continuously when I raise the revs while driving and it stays like that until I stop. The temperature stays normal. Could it be the sensor for the temperature?
I think you have just answered your own question - Brian Clark from England
Submitted: 12/11/2012 11:24:42 | ID: 15247
How can I change the unlocking mode on the key fob of my Nissan Almera Tino 2003 from Selective unlock mode? As it is set now only the driver’s door unlocks when I press the unlock button on the key fob only once. I would like to change it to Convenience unlock mode, when all the doors are unlocked with one press of the unlock button on the key fob. Is it possible to do it on my Nissan and if so how can I do it? (SVE, petrol)
Hold both buttons for about 10 seconds, this changes the mode - John W from England
Submitted: 09/11/2012 09:11:58 | ID: 15202
When I’m driving the Nissan X-Trail uphiill it has been stalling and I usually pull in, switch off the engine and when I restart it the car is fine. Has anybody any idea what this could be?
Hi, I had the same problem. Found out that the accelerator pedal works with some sensor. They replaced it and now I have my old Xtrail back - Hester from South Africa
Submitted: 08/11/2012 10:28:26 | ID: 15159
Hi. I have a Nissan Primastar on an 04 plate and the clutch pedal does not come all of the way back up. Some days it does. Do I need a new clutch or could it be something else? (short wheel base)
Had the same thing, it’s the clutch master cylinder. Don’t panic its not as bad as the name sounds. It is a small unit mounted just above the clutch pedal in the cabin dashboard and it converts your foot pressure for the clutch to operate. Mine was about fifty quid to have replaced and took them about half an hour. They spent more time bleeding the air out of the system than swapping the faulty unit! Dave Merchant from Lancashire
Submitted: 08/11/2012 10:17:37 | ID: 15155
I have a Nissan X-Trail DCI Sports. Whilst driving I noticed my heater went cold after 5 miles and my temperature gauge went up to 3/4. I indicated to pull off the road when there was a bang. I got recovery to get me home. On looking at the car the hose to the radiator has blown off and there is an oily sludge in the cooling system. Does anyone know if there is an oil cooler on this vehicle and has anyone got any idea what`s wrong?
The engine eventually overheated, may be your temperature meter was not giving you the real temperature value. The top cylinder gasket must have burnt in the overheating process and so the lube oil mixed with the cooling water to escape through the blown off hose. CHECK: Dip your oil stick and check if the oil is milky or oil level increased more than what it was before the incident - Tobias Ojinkeya from Nigeria
Submitted: 08/11/2012 09:02:03 | ID: 15130
I put 20 euros of petrol in my Nissan Primera 1.6 and it went up to one bar and now is gone down to red as if I need more petrol, even though I didn`t drive anywhere much, just school runs. What does anyone think it is?
The petrol gauge is not accurate below the quarter full mark. Reference user manual - Sean from Ireland
Submitted: 05/11/2012 14:27:02 | ID: 15079
My Nissan Almera`s ECU light is on whilst running, however the car is running fine and the engine sounds good. I have checked the obvious, fluids, oil, filter etc and all is good. A possible connected problem could be that a few months ago I had to start depressing the accelerator a couple of times in order for the engine to run on cold starting. Also I noticed that the car struggles up steep hills. I put this down to a slipping clutch. Any advice/ideas anyone?
Sounds Like the camshaft sensor, get it plugged into by a diagnostic scanner that will give you the answer - Allen Jones from Lancashire
Submitted: 05/11/2012 12:34:39 | ID: 15061
My Nissan Note`s fog light lens is broken and I can’t find anywhere which sells just the lens, only the whole unit. I don’t need the whole unit. Any idea where I can purchase a lens? Thanks.
Try eBay, buy the whole unit, they are cheap enough - Jay G from Durham
Submitted: 05/11/2012 12:25:48 | ID: 15059
I have lost all the data to the speedometer, rev counter, fuel gauge indication and screen illumination on my Nissan Qashqai. Is there a single fuse for this dashboard area and where is it located? (1.5)
We have had this problem - we lost all data to the screen - no fuel consumption data or avr speed. Speedo and tach were illuminated however registering nothing - still have this fault but on and off. When it happens the sterring goes light and the engine stops producing power at low revs - Richard Fox from Shropshire
Submitted: 05/11/2012 11:09:09 | ID: 15037
My Nissan Primera`s dashboard lights - speedometer, rev counter and petrol gauge are not working. It`s occasionally stalling when braking. Any suggestions on the fault please?
Try disconnecting the battery completely. Take off the battery leads and leave for 5 mins, this worked for me when the fuel gauge was not working. Just re connect them after 5 minutes and it should fine!! Keith Morrison from Ireland
Submitted: 05/11/2012 11:07:09 | ID: 15036
I have a problem with my Nissan Micra. For the past 3/4 weeks it started with the car just cutting out, now it`s not only cutting out but the car pulls back and the rev fluctuates a great deal. Also when I put my foot on the clutch there`s nothing, when I take my foot off the clutch it rattles like mad. Mine is an M reg 16 value twin cam. We have put new sparks in and used redx to clean the system. My other half has tried everything and now we don’t know what else to do. Can anyone help?
My Micra is an 02 and also does this. I took it to the garage last year when it first started doing this and they couldn’t find anything wrong with it so they just reset something or other and it was fine up until the weather got colder and now it’s started doing it again! I’d appreciate some help on this too! Lindsey Brown from England
I think the cutting out problem on junctions in early k11 Micra is more than likely the throttle body which is a common issue on these models. A second hand throttle body would cost about 40-50. However I would suggest getting it checked by someone who knows about Nissan - A Baba from England
Submitted: 05/11/2012 10:16:49 | ID: 15021
My Nissan Primera`s reverse camera is working even when I drive forward. Also all of the back lights keep coming and going. What is the reason? (SX)
I had the same problem, it was the earth in the light cluster in the rear compartment in the boot/hatch. You need to unscrew the chassis bolt and clean the area with some cleaning fluid and cloth or abrasive paper if corroded, replace making secure and coat with some petroleum jelly - Neil Hopkinson from Nottinghamshire
Thank you very much for that. I’ll give it a go... Vidura Kumbalathara from Surrey
Submitted: 02/11/2012 16:06:52 | ID: 15000
How do I know if the passenger air bag in my Nissan Micra is on? I have never touched it but would like to know if it is on or off when you first buy the car?
The passenger airbag is on unless you turn it off with the key, at the switch located on the passenger side dash. There is a light on the instrument cluster that indicates that the airbag has been turned off - Alexander van Wyk from South Africa
Submitted: 02/11/2012 15:48:45 | ID: 14998
I have a Nissan Primera 2004 2.0 engine. On my screen I have a message (secure) with a green background. When I turn the radio ON the volume is not working but sometimes it`s working normally. If I turn off the engine and start it again the radio and cd work for 10 minutes and again I get the message (secure), turned on and the volume stops working. Please I need help to solve this problem, especially in Lebanon as the dealers don’t have Primeras. Can anyone help me? Thank you.
There are some very very clever people on the Nissan Primera Owners Club UK? (npoc). Sounds like a display problem as the whole thing is wired through the dvd. Well documented - Russ G from England
Submitted: 02/11/2012 09:36:33 | ID: 14977
Whenever it`s cold or in the morning when I start my Nissan Primera, the radio and aircon controls on the dashboard go off and the aircon automatically switches on and I can`t switch it off no matter what I do. Later on, especially when it gets hot, the controls come on by themselves and I can then switch off the aircon. Any suggestions on what I should do?
Hi! The problem is in the dvd player for the sat nav. Well documented. Suggest you go to Nissan Primera Owners Club UK. Nissan want 700 sterling for the fix. They tell you how to easy fix for 1. To test for this, turn ign key to accs, and take a hot hairdryer on to the ash tray and dvd player. After about 10 mins it should activate the display. If it works, you can set the heating etc immediately as these new settings are stored even though the display is off - Russ G from England
Submitted: 01/11/2012 15:51:57 | ID: 14962
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.
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
Submitted: 01/11/2012 12:17:45 | ID: 14944
A new alternator and new battery are both failing to charge my Nissan Primera and the dash red light will still not go out. I have cleaned the earth terminals to the body and engine but need further help. Any suggestions please?
Change the main pulley - belt system - damper rubber has swollen and is slipping - Inti from Trinidad and Tobago
Submitted: 01/11/2012 11:16:04 | ID: 14928
How do you replace the side light bulb on my Nissan X-Trail? The book says turn the fitting but it doesn’t want to. I`d appreciate any help, thanks.
Pull it out, it’s easy - Kaviraj Singh Khalsa from Middlesex
Submitted: 01/11/2012 09:39:14 | ID: 14899
I have a 1991 Nissan Terrano 2.7 diesel automatic 4 wheel drive which runs well around town. On 6 litres of diesel it does 51 kms. Is this good or not? What should it do?
Nissan Terrano diesel automatic: Average = 8.8l / 100km in 12.5 years - John from Australia
Submitted: 30/10/2012 12:50:07 | ID: 14846
My Nissan Almera`s battery keeps draining and it goes completely dead. On starting it is very sluggish and when giving it some gas it struggles like it`s being choked and takes a couple of tries to start. When pressing on the gas it with my foot flat to the floor nothing happens for several pushes before it connects and you hear the revving of the gas. The garage has checked the altenator and the battery and all appears fine, yet I still have the problem of a very sluggish start and some weeks later it`s completely dead. Also I have noticed a red light flashing whether the car is on or not. It is a red light in the shape of a car. The flashing resembles the flashimg light of an alarm. What should I do?
Red flashing light when car off is immobiliser light. This is normal. Your other problem could be timing chain as this was similar symptoms to mine - Lainey from Scotland
Submitted: 30/10/2012 11:14:06 | ID: 14831
I have had an intermittent fault for over a year with my Nissan Note and on each occasion I have taken the car to a garage. I experience an engine misfire followed by the yellow malfunction/warning light coming on the dashboard display. This light is constant and will not go off until the garage has used diagnostics followed by a ’repair’. This usually solves the problem for several months and then for no apparant reason it happens once again. Any suggestions or problem solving would be most welcome as it is a costly exercise that seems to have no end. Can anyone help?
I had the same experience on a 1.4 petrol. I bought a cheap bluetooth OBDII analyser (Ł18 ebay) and used the software that came with it, on my laptop to read the fault codes. The fault has to occur twice for the warning light to come on. You can reset the light with this device. That part alone saves a garage bill. Some careful thought had to go into finding the origin because the code was for the engine control going out of control range. I decided the problem was a faulty oxygen sensor. This has to be replaced with exactly the correct part, not the cheaper generically wired one some garages will put in (the place I bought the car from in had done just that). I bought one off the internet, along with a special socket similar to a spark plug socket but with a slit for the cable, After a year of indecision, this worked and it has run well ever since - Roger from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 26/10/2012 09:39:19 | ID: 14786
My Nissan Qashqai needs a near side front wheel bearing. I have just been told that this will entail replacing the complete hub unit and that the total cost, including the part, VAT and labour, will be nearly £350. I’m rather shocked, but could anyone tell me if this is a reasonable quote please? Many thanks. (Diesel 1.5i)
Yes my friend that`s how much it cost me - Keith Hili from Malta
Submitted: 25/10/2012 11:43:33 | ID: 14767
I can hear water (liquid) sloshing about at the rear of my Nissan Terrano. There is no smell but I`ve never had any noise from the tank on this or previous Terranos I owned. It came on after this very wet summer. Has anybody had this same problem please or know how to remove it? (2 sev di)
Hi, I’ve had this problem before, the sills fill with water, just drill 2 small holes at each end of sill and watch the water drain out! Malcolm Spann from Cornwall
Submitted: 25/10/2012 11:10:18 | ID: 14753
When my Nissan Micra`s engine is cold it turns over but has no power and I am unble to drive until it has warmed up. The engine stutters as if it is going to stall. When I press the accelerator it revs and smokes from the exhaust. What`s the problem?
Oxygen sensor or timing chain - Lloyd from England
Submitted: 25/10/2012 10:56:56 | ID: 14748
The key indicator light on the dash board of my Nissan Micra is glowing green after the engine has started. What does this indicate?
Hi, I had this. I changed the battery in the key fob and it has sorted the problem. My mum previously had this and went to Nissan who charged her £10 to do this, but we did it ourselves. You can buy the batteries on eBay or in local supermarkets - Clare Coveney from England
Submitted: 25/10/2012 10:16:38 | ID: 14740
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?
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
Submitted: 25/10/2012 09:52:43 | ID: 14735
My Nissan Terrano drives fine until an hour or two of motorway driving and then the engine violently judders, especially during accelerating or going uphill. When analysed on the computer, there is no fault found. Has anyone any idea what is causing this? (diesel 2953 CC)
I would check the MAF sensor. Also the injectors, and the injector filters (micro filters). And the banjo micro filter. Drain the fuel filter, or better still replace it. My last answer is the most likely the cause of your problems - Brian Clark from England
Submitted: 23/10/2012 08:22:53 | ID: 14691
My 57 reg Nissan Note has only 36k on the clock but I have received a strong recommendation letter from the main dealer saying my timing belt needs to be replaced. I would have thought I don’t need to do this for tens of thousands of miles yet. On my three previous Mitsubishi cars the recommendation was a replacement at 80k. Any advice?
I drive a 2007 Note, 1.4-litre petrol and on the petrol models it’s a timing chain not a belt. The diesel models are the ones that have a belt. I was told this from a Nissan dealer when I left my car in to be serviced as there was over 80,000kms on the clock there is now over 95,000 on the clock. So if you have a petrol model you won’t need to replace any belt - John Fagan from Ireland
Submitted: 22/10/2012 15:39:46 | ID: 14684
My Nissan Primera 1.6 vibrates at 2400 rpm in all gears and is worse under load, (uphill). It`s smooth through the rest of the rev range. Can anyone tell me why? (P10 1.6 saloon)
Sounds like a air flow meter..! Brendan Bynane from Ireland
Submitted: 22/10/2012 12:19:55 | ID: 14652
When I press the brake of my Nissan Primera the tail light indicator flashes on the dashboard. When I put the flasher to turn right the same thing happens and when I look outside at the rear light I can see a very dim light flashes like the hazard. It`s more noticeable in the dark. What could the problem be? Thanks.
Hi, the fault you speak of is a very common one on the Primera. The rear light clusters have no seal against the body work of the car water flows down the back of the light cluster together with dirt and debris, it sits on top of the connector plug for each light cluster. You need to remove the cluster two 8mm bolts inside boot and pull out the cluster dry the connector plug with a cloth and carefully with a hot air gun or hair dryer then when you re-assemble tape it all up with a good quality insulating tape or splatter it with vaseline or electrical grease. Also while the clusters are out unscrew the bulb holder plate and look inside for damp as the seals on these aren’t that good, take out the bulbs from their holders and check condition of contacts etc. Sometimes get damp in these all in all a crap design this can also cause a problem with ecu as it causes shorts and voltage drop. Good luck - Malcolm Taylor from England
Hi, I have the same problem on my P12 on the rear passenger cluster. Only had it a month now. Did you get the replacement wiring loom? Are all your rear bulbs single contact? - Stephen Bryan from Devon
Submitted: 22/10/2012 11:17:39 | ID: 14638
I have a problem with my Nissan Primera. When I am driving between 60 - 70 mph I can feel the steering wheel vibrating in my hand. When I reduce the speed it stops. What could the problem be please? Can anyone help?
Sounds like the wheels need balancing - Neil McCreary from Lancashire
One of your tyre rod ends needs replacing. I had the same problem before, now it’s fixed - Ayi Q. from England
Submitted: 22/10/2012 10:35:58 | ID: 14628
I have a 2006 1.6 SVE petrol Nissan Note. The front wipers work fine on constant speeds 1 and 2 and the back wiper is also fine, but the intermittent front wiper is not working at all. I`ve only had the car a couple of weeks so maybe I`m not doing something right, although it’s not rocket science! Maybe it’s just packed in but any answers are welcome. Any ideas? Thanks. (1.6 SVE Petrol)
On the SVE the intermittent is actually the auto setting so will only work when raining - John from England
Submitted: 22/10/2012 09:23:57 | ID: 14607
I just drove home in the rain and my Nissan Micra C+C`s wipers stopped working! Sounds like the motor is still working but the wipers are immobile! Can anyone help me? Thanks.
That happened to mine last year; something to do with some sort of rod connecting them to the motor... local garage fixed it for free :-) x Sarah Royle from Wiltshire
Submitted: 18/10/2012 11:55:59 | ID: 14542
I have a Nissan X-Trail, year 2000, 2000 CC. The car makes a brief grinding noise on start-up when the engine is cold. The noise only lasts for 2 to 4 seconds. I had a mechanic look at it and he fumbled around and eventually told me to replace the timing chain, pulley and guide which I did but nothing changed. I really would appreciate some help and ideas on this (good car, I must say). Can anyone help? (petrol)
Why change the timing chain if it runs fine. Mine has the same noise as you described during start-up but car is fine after that. Tensioner pulley I agree but I find it has more to do with timing chain noises during cold start which is normal in my opinion. Remember it’s a chain not belt - Allan Teh from Malaysia
I had a similar noise on my X-trail, it kept on for some time, however, it just went off after a while. This did not change the engine performance - Francis Okello from Kenya
Submitted: 18/10/2012 11:53:52 | ID: 14541
My Nissan Almera Tino`s crankshaft position sensor A circuit shows as the fault on my code reader. I am not a mechanic but heard a low battery could cause this. However I have still been using the car with no real problems so far. Where is the crankshaft sensor on the 1,8 petrol Tino? I would rather replace it than delete the fault code.
You should be able to find it at this link for the service manual... Had mine changed at a private garage, cost me £90 all in - Kit from Lincolnshire
Crankshaft sensor is located on the gearbox housing. 5 minute job - James W from Devon
Submitted: 18/10/2012 11:16:08 | ID: 14532
I can’t use the control panel on my Nissan Primera, everything has stopped working-aircon, radio, screen, tempersture. After an hour`s driving the system is coming up automatically and it works until I stop the car. What is the problem?
Laimis, I’m having the same problem, sometimes it works straight off - other times it comes on only when the engine and passenger compartment warms up. Other times it is on then off like a yo-yo. Some ideas as to a loose connection/relay, but nothing specific at the moment. Hoping to learn from each other on this. Or hopefully someone who has fixed the same problem - Bob B from Surrey
Submitted: 15/10/2012 15:37:46 | ID: 14463
I recently bought a Nissan Micra SE 2000 Automatic from a garage and have been having speed issues. It just doesn’t want to go anywhere. Pulling out of side roads is a real problem, you put your foot right down and it hardly moves. On the motorway it struggles to get past 40 and when it does eventually go up it shoots off extremely fast. I also know the speedometer is not working properly, it doesn’t say the right speed. I can be doing about 30-40 and it reads 70. I have taken it back to the garage where I bought it but they are not interested. I have also had other people drive it and they have said the same, so any solutions would be appreciated. Can anyone help? Many thanks. (SE)
Hi Lucy, my wife’s 200 k11 Micra was just the same. We had a diagnostic guy out, there was no engine management light on and it was not showing any faults but he said it was showing a short on the air mass flow meter. Bought one on ebay new for £15 put it on and it as never run as well. Get someone to remove the air fillter box, you will then be looking at looks like the carburetta, it’s not it’s the choke body on the left side as you look at it there is a plug remove the plug you will then have obtain a five point anti tamper star bit the normal star bits will not do as they have six points also on ebay for about £10 a set. Remove the unit, it looks a bit like a large computor dongal, replace it and should be ok, it worked for us hopefully for yours cheers. ps let us know how you do with it email@example.com - Philip Evans from Yorkshire
Submitted: 15/10/2012 14:44:42 | ID: 14449
My Nissan Navara 2001 d22 has exhaust fumes coming into the cab area through the air vent. This gets worse when driving at 45 to 50 mph. Also when I open a window even when I get home the cab smells of fumes and I feel sick. Please can anyone help? Many thanks.
Get your exhaust fixed - Bob Jones from Australia
Submitted: 15/10/2012 12:34:26 | ID: 14422
Hi. I had my Nissan Primastar`s air mass changed but it still will not turn from the key. If I spray easy start up into the air filter then it will turn on straight away. Any suggestions please?
Same here mate, I’m having that problem too, did you find out any reason why or has anybody got any ideas? In the summer time it’s fine, it’s just them cold mornings it won’t have it but the battery is turning over the engine fast and ok, just won’t start at all, be very grateful for any info - Leon from Suffolk
I have found out my problem, I fitted a new starter motor and now it starts straight away on the turn of the key, every morning with no problems. Hope this may help anyone - Leon from Suffolk
Submitted: 11/10/2012 15:25:09 | ID: 14313
I have a 99 2.7 tdi Nissan Terrano. It’s started playing up by failing to start at all after being run. It was low on fuel so it may have taken in air but has run for several hours after, but is now struggling to start once switched off. It just turns over without firing, almost as if it`s out of fuel. My only way of starting is bump starting it. Any ideas?
There is a small gauze filter in the banjo bolt on the injector pump inlet fuel pipe which gets choked, this causes a lot of starting and running problems. This might be the fault - Chris from Fife and Kinross Shires
Submitted: 11/10/2012 12:05:51 | ID: 14264
Hi, just had front lower cross member replaced. Got it home fine, noticed my n/side headlamp is not working so I checked the relevant fuses, but they seem ok, then tried to start the car and the engine management symbol lights up, also the air bag symbol lights up for a few secs then goes out, but the eng man light stays on flashing and car won’t start. Can you please help?
Hi there, I also have Nissan Micra K12 2003 model. In 1 year I have replaced 2 new batteries. They kept draining. The car would be running as normal and when parked up, next day it would not start up. The only way I can get the car stared up would by using a booster or "jump start." This is tedious way to start my car. Anyway I queried about this problem: it is a manufacturing fault with 2003 K12 models. I am advised that I should take the car to a local Nissan dealer to have the BCM re-programmed on low voltage. I have booked the car in for this. It is 1/2 hour job and the cost will be £45 inc vat. I am hoping this will solve my battery drainage problem. Kind regards - Hope from England
Submitted: 08/10/2012 09:37:02 | ID: 14209
What is the recommended fuel RON number for the Japan Nissan X-Trail 2008 RHD? In Trinidad we have RON 92 (Super Unleaded) and RON95 (Premium). I have been using Premium but I’m contemplating switching to Super Unleaded which is $3.00 cheaper per litre than the Premium.
Live in Trinidad. I have a X-Trail, when I bought it the sales man told me to use Premium. I found the car did not have the power so I used super from the beggining and it’s working well with no problems. I have a pcl - Bernice from Trinidad and Tobago
Submitted: 05/10/2012 09:13:01 | ID: 14204
What causes intermittent on and off of the abs light indicator on my Nissan Primera? How can the abs be repaired if it is faulty? (Saloon)
Hi, I had a similar problem. In my case the ABS light started coming on intermittently then stayed on permanently. The problem is most likely to be a faulty ABS Sensor. Have the car checked by somebody with a diagnostic kit, they should be able to tell which ABS Sensor is faulty. The ABS pumps can give trouble but not the normal cause of this problem. Source a 2nd hand sensor and fit it yourself, it’s not a big job. Usually one nut to undo and a connector plug to pull apart . Ensure the wire is clipped back correctly. I got my sensor off ebay, no bothers - Pete Davis from Ireland
Submitted: 04/10/2012 14:07:20 | ID: 14195
I picked up my Nissan Note from the carpark oay and the key was fine. I got home and attempted to lock the car with no response from the car or key. I tried my spare key (never been used before) and the same lack of response. How do I open the car manually? Thanks.
Remove small cover on near side front door handle and open with key - Tom Barlow from Durham
Submitted: 04/10/2012 10:45:45 | ID: 14180
I bought my Nissan Almera Tino in July this year, but I`m finding it really difficult to get the middle rear seat to fold down. I have pulled the lever at the side but it wont go forward? Also there is a bad scraping noise coming from the back when I`m driving which seems to be getting worse. Can anyone help?
There is a toggle on the other side of seat, you need to pull the toggle forward and then the seat will fold flat - S GEE from England
The scraping noise may be the rear heat shield has come adrift, mine rattles worse when I turn off the engine, my garage says it’s a common design fault of a needless accessory - Wayne Sharp from Norfolk
Submitted: 04/10/2012 10:23:48 | ID: 14175
Apart from wondering about cvt transmissions long term in general, I love my Nissan X-Trail, EXCEPT for the highly annoying rattle and creak in the tailgate. It’s been back to the dealers at least 6 times. They insist it`s either not present when they test drive or if it is they’ve resolved it, but not so. Recently when on holidays we hired an X-Trail and guess what, the same noise. I know it doesn’t affect driveability but it is driving me nuts!! Has anyone come across this issue and a cure? I would be grateful for any tips. Cheers. (2.5 4wd petrol cvt)
Are you sure it is the tailgate? I have recently found what I thought was tailgate related was the rear seat locking pins. Try folding rear seats down and see if noise disappears. Not fixed my rattle yet, but will try plastic heatshrink on the pins - David Hippard from Herefordshire
Submitted: 04/10/2012 10:03:01 | ID: 14168
If you change a fuel filter and the Nissan Pathfinder refuses to start, what do you do?
Have you tried bleeding it? It may not start if there is air trapped in the system - Dave from England
Submitted: 03/10/2012 08:28:02 | ID: 14144
Hi all. I’ve just collected my brand new Nissan Qashqai Tekna and I’m confused by the manual on how to start the car! The quick reference guide says to press the clutch (for a manual drive) and press the brake for an automatic, but the main manual says press the brake (so does the car dashboard message). Also, I`m having difficulty disengaging the steering lock, just pressing the brake and turning doesn’t do it, but pressing the clutch does? I wish the manual was clearer! Can anyone help me? (Tekna)
I have a 07 Tekna, when I start it I put key fob in consul between seats put your foot on brake until it softens then just turn it on I find it trial and error with the steering lock so I don’t put it on - Terry Berry from Lothians
Submitted: 01/10/2012 10:35:01 | ID: 14062
Hey, I just got a Nissan Terrano 92 turbo diesel B3M and the dash instrument panel (speedo, rev limiter, fuel gauge) isn’t working. Also my main beam doesn’t work. Does anyone know how much it would cost and how to fix these problems? Thanks.
I had the same problem and what I did was to replace the whole system in the dashboard - Nigel Martins from Uganda
Submitted: 01/10/2012 10:29:06 | ID: 14060
When my Nissan Primera`s engine gets hot the gears will not change. When I turn it off and start the car after 30 minutes it moves again. What might the problem be please?
Hi, have you managed to figure out the problem my car is also doing the same thing? Tendai from Botswana
It’s a small problem its repaired with in 15 mins. Call me on 263773194100 and I will explain - Nissan showstopper Rony from Zimbabwe
Submitted: 01/10/2012 09:28:26 | ID: 14040
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)
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
Submitted: 01/10/2012 08:57:54 | ID: 14031
Can you tell me please how many bolts hold the Nissan Primera head in place? Also how long should it take to take the head off to get at the Cam Shafts and Timing Chain please? (Hatchback)
Just had my timing chain done; the garage said sometimes it can be done without taking the engine out but it would be eight hours to do the job. As it was it took them two days because they had problems removing some bolts - David Dutton from England
Submitted: 28/09/2012 15:24:52 | ID: 14025
My Nissan Primastar is very sluggish and struggles to get going until about 2000rpm. I have been told that it could be a faulty INLET AIR/BOOST PRESSURE CIRCUIT. What is this or could it be something else? She goes fine once the turbo kicks in.
Hi. It’s worth trying this link http://raindefence.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-remove-clean-or-bypass-an-egr-valve-from-a-trafic-vivaro-primastar-diesel-van Had the same problems, until I replaced MAF and blocked EGR valve couple of days ago. It’s flying now. 1.9 DCi100, 2003 year. Good luck - Eugen C from Moldova
Submitted: 28/09/2012 12:12:20 | ID: 13981
Hi. I have a Nissan Mistral Terrano that has displayed code p0340. I recently had problems starting it hot or cold and when I rev it it pours out smoke at 2000 revs. I took to the local Nissan dealer and they did a diagnostic and said it was the crankshaft position sensor which I replaced with no change. So I researched how to get and translate codes and now it says 0340 which is cam shaft sensor.The problem is I can`t find it? Can anyone help? Thanks. (Mistral td27t eti. )
Turns out it’s code 34, needle lift sensor - Peter Macleod from New Zealand
Submitted: 25/09/2012 14:23:12 | ID: 13961
I`ve heard an occasional knock at low speeds in my Nissan Note but thought nothing of it. A recent service has indicated a problem with the steering column. The proposed solution is to change the lower steering shaft first, but it may require a complete steering column change at a cost of £2500. Are there any other likely causes that could be explored? (Acenta S 87)
Hey, I have had this problem also, it turned out to be two small rubbers that have worn away in the steering motor! Nothing to worry about it will not affect the drive of your car, just be an annoying knock! Turn up the radio! Wayne McCammon from County Tyrone
Just WD40 the bushes on the steering column whist turning the steering wheel, cured mine 1 year now! James Rudford from England
Submitted: 25/09/2012 14:08:33 | ID: 13956
Hi. I have had my Nissan Qashqai for a few months and I find the noise levels of the engine increasing. I am aware that diesels can be noisy. At first I was getting 50-52mpg but despite doing 50 miles per day for a whole week the economy is only showing 48mpg. The car was recalled for the steering and they "had a look at the car" and found nothing wrong. Any advice would be appreciated. Can anyone help? (1.5 dCi N-Tec)
Regarding your miles per gallon, on the dashboard looking between the steering wheel you will see two plastic pins sticking out. Press the right hand one in and watch your miles per gallon go down to zero. This is done when the ignition is on and you can see the information on your dash. You need to do this only if you want a mileage check for the journey you are doing. What you have on your car at the moment is an accumulative calculation for all your currant mileage. What you should see now is what appears to be a better mileage for the week. I have a 2012 ntec and it is just the same, there is nothing wrong with the mileage showing. Hope this puts your mind at rest on the petrol problem - Mike Webb from Lancashire
Thanks Mike. Very grateful - Pam Davies from England
Submitted: 25/09/2012 12:03:55 | ID: 13934
Does anyone know what hydraulic fluid is used in a Micra CC roof system? Nobody seems to help. It’s doing me head in, thanks.
Should be self bleed when the pump runs - Jimmy from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 25/09/2012 11:16:39 | ID: 13927
Can you replace the cover of the Nissan Qashqai wing mirror on its own or do you have to buy the whole thing. It’s just the cover that is damaged.
You can buy a cover, only around £75 for a Visia, probably more for colour coordinated! - John Smith from England
Submitted: 24/09/2012 16:25:08 | ID: 13919
The fan on my Nissan Almera has stopped working. Is it possible to tell me which parts to order for it?
Check the fuses in your fuse box under the hood first - Neshal Singh from South Africa
You’re looking at a part called air motor blower, which can only be bought in an authorized dealer - Marco Men from Ireland
Submitted: 24/09/2012 11:55:36 | ID: 13905
Hi. I have an X-trail 2008 20 x and I’m getting problems with locking doors. The door’s lock with remote but there’s a button on the driver’s door and when it’s pressed the door opens. Can anyone help me?
The "black button" on the front doors and tailgate should only open or lock the doors when you are holding the key fob close to them. Try "locking" then send someone well away with the "Clever" fob and try the doors again. I have only had my X-Trail for a week and am on a steep learning curve myself. hope that helps - John Lockwood from Oxfordshire
Submitted: 21/09/2012 10:19:54 | ID: 13846
Does a Nissan Note Automatic have a handbrake? (1.6 Petrol Automatic)
Yes, it has a conventional hand brake that operates on the rear brake drums. You have the additional security of being able to select Park this drops a pawl that engages with a drum inside the automatic transmission. This locks the transmission, you have to be in Park before you can remove the ignition key. Hope this helps. Regards - Mike Crow from England
Submitted: 20/09/2012 14:39:29 | ID: 13834
My Nissan Almera Tino`s headlights are badly corroded with scale. Someone said that there is a recall for them. Where do you look to get that information and then do you go to a Nissan garage? Thanks.
If you have no luck getting it done for free. Do your lights look frosted on the front of the lens if so, you can get a kit from turtle wax or 3M (3M kit has an attachment for a drill) to polish them, I had this problem and just bought a pack of wet and dry emery paper ranging from 240 grit to 1200 grit and sanded the lenses with progressivly finer paper, once I finished with 1200 grit I then used a fine cutting compound, took about an hour per light by hand, I now have a decent beam of light where there was once a useless blob of yellow - Mark S from Wiltshire
Submitted: 20/09/2012 14:22:58 | ID: 13830
How many coils does a 2001 Nissan Almera have?
Standard 1.5 petrol has 4 coils, one for each cylinder - Mike Wilkinson from Ireland
Submitted: 20/09/2012 12:47:34 | ID: 13818
My Nissan Almera`s engine cuts out without any warning and will not restart. The mechanic has had a look and changed the fuel pump relay but I still have the same recurring problem. Can anybody advise me?
It might be timing chain sensor - Harvey Jaca from South Africa
Submitted: 20/09/2012 12:23:50 | ID: 13810
The problem is my Nissan Almera does not want to pull, it starts changing sound as if it is automatic but it is manual. Secondly there is a bad sound coming from the front wheel. Does anyone know what is causing this?
Not pulling and sounding like an auto, must be the clutch, adjust or replace it. Sound from the front wheel; check for damage to the rim on the inside of the wheel. Have the wheel bearing checked and replaced if necessary - Olden Mech from England
Submitted: 20/09/2012 11:44:41 | ID: 13798
I have a bad earth on the rear right hand light cluster of my Nissan Primera. It shares the earthing with the fuel pump. The problem is that when I indicate right the car splutters and loses power. How do I correct this earthing problem? (1.8 hatch)
Hi Keith, just cured the same problem, take the rear cluster out then gently separate the circuit holders - they look like prongs. They are too close together which effects the engine management. It shorts and thinks you are breaking. I suppose it’s to save fuel and brake pads. Hope this helps. Regards - Keith Deare from Norfolk
Thanks for your help Keith. I will tackle this over the weekend. Cheers - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 20/09/2012 11:38:58 | ID: 13797
When I fill my Nissan Qashqai up with petrol it counts the miles down normally but for some reason it`s counting the miles up. How do I get it back to how it was?
Change your trip computer view from odometer to range - Matt Burnett from London
Submitted: 20/09/2012 11:20:12 | ID: 13791
What size wheel and tyre fit my Nissan Micra?
4x100pcd - Madd Genie from South Africa
Submitted: 20/09/2012 09:45:41 | ID: 13779
Hi. My Nissan Terrano`s remote key has stopped working, I have to lock and unlock the car manually using the key. The car`s alarm sounds too if I don`t enter the code. This is the original key. How can I fix the key to go back to normal? (2.7 Diesel)
Google is your friend. You can recode your key. And if I am right you have to insert the key and then press the throttle several timed times. Google will give you all the details - Brian Clark from England
You can re-programme your key, see link: http://www.programyourkeys.com/Nissan_Terano_Key_Remote_Control_Fob_Transponder_Programming.html - if it is actually broken you can get it repaired see link: http://www.pots-of-gold.co.uk/products.php?cat=12 - it will cost £34.99 plus P & P. All the best - Ray Aldworth from England
Submitted: 18/09/2012 16:28:01 | ID: 13758
Hi. I have a Nissan Almera and the other day a red flashing light came on. It looks like a person sitting in a seat with a seatbelt on and something like a ball near it`s face. I don`t know what it is and I won’t drive it. Can anyone help me?
Airbag sensor. May be loose connection in glovebox or under drivers chair. Mine was in glovebox, 2 yellow connector leads had become loose due to me cramming too much stuff in glovebox! Ellie from Staffordshire
Submitted: 18/09/2012 16:24:59 | ID: 13757
My Nissan Almera 1.5 has a loss of power at 2000 + rpm misfiring, initial fault was intermittent at high speeds. Today it will not rise above 2500 rpm without misfire and will not drive consistently at all speeds, varies from 15 mph to 30mph. Does anyone know why?
I had same problem on my old 1.5 Almera. Turned out to be the mas air flow sensor, paid 35 quid to fix :) Gregg Arlidge from England
Submitted: 18/09/2012 15:58:43 | ID: 13754
Can you put a 16 inch spacesaver on the Nissan Qashqai with 3 other 18 inch wheels?
No, you can only fit one wheel on a corner at a time - BD from Flintshire
Shouldn’t matter on the rear, and can use briefly on the front although it may give the diff a hard time with prolonged use. It’s really only to get you to a garage for repair/replacement - James Love from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 18/09/2012 15:53:40 | ID: 13752
My Nissan Primera makes a steering noise and there`s a loss of oil. Can anyone help? (Saloon sve)
Could be the power steering motor.. have it checked. Make sure you have enough ATF oil - Steve Odja from Ghana
Submitted: 18/09/2012 15:52:01 | ID: 13751
When my Nissan X-Trail`s engine is warm and coming up to lights etc whenever you have to put the clutch in, the engine speed drops as normal then whips up to between 1250 and 1500 revs. Sometimes it sticks at about those revs and eventually idles normally about 850 revs. It has been serviced oil, filter, air and fuel filter and runs okay apart from that problem. Does anyone know why? Thanks. (2.2 dci)
Things like that are usually down to air leaks. Check all your air pipes from Air Filter very closely for small splits. If not could be dodgy Maf but I doubt it, but sure it’s a air problem - Martin Jefferson from Lancashire
Submitted: 18/09/2012 15:35:22 | ID: 13744
Does my Nissan Almera have an alarm fitted by the manufacturer?
Mine did not have one, It only had an immobiliser. I had to arrange for an alarm to be installed privately - Tebogo Matlhare from Botswana
Submitted: 18/09/2012 14:11:48 | ID: 13737
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)
Have your ABS sensor checked (I bet it is the right sensor that is at fault) - Brian Clark from Yorkshire
Submitted: 18/09/2012 11:33:34 | ID: 13730
When slowing down to overtake a cyclist I was travelling at about 25mph in my Nissan Almera Tino and when I tried to speed back up I got no response from the throttle. The rev counter dropped to 0, malfunction light came on briefly but when I turned the engine off and back on everything was fine, no light stayed on and the engine response was fine. What should I do? (SE)
I have the same problem with my Tino 2005 2.2 diesel, the rev counter dropped, hardly any response from the throttle. Knocked off the engine and restarted the car all back to normal and this happens on a regular basis - Terry Bundy from Rhondda Cynon Taff
Submitted: 17/09/2012 16:44:59 | ID: 13695
My Nissan Primera`s engine management light is staying on. Can anyone tell me what to do? (2L turbo diesel)
Best bet for you would be to take your car to an auto electrician. He will plug in a diagnostic computer and that will tell you the problem, or what is causing it - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 17/09/2012 15:20:27 | ID: 13677
My Nissan Micra C+C`s hazard warning lights keep coming on while the vehicle is parked. I have pressed the door locking system then the lights go off but within a minute they come back on. Any ideas?
Mine has just started doing weird things like that, I work at a garage though and it is in today, good luck - Mandy Colwell from Sussex
Submitted: 17/09/2012 12:54:11 | ID: 13661
My Nissan Micra has an intelligent key ignition. I have been unable to start the car on and off over the last few weeks. I have changed the key fob batteries and the dealers can find no fault. Any suggestions? (1.4 automatic)
Hi, I had this not long after I bought mine, it would start ok first time but as soon as warmed up it wouldn’t restart. The button you turn would go extremely stiff and I had to resort to leaving the kids in the car at the supermarket whilst running in or else it wouldn’t start. Had to take it to main dealer to get ignition replaced, this cost about £350. It seemed to be worse when the weather was hot, not sure why though - Clare Coveney from England
Submitted: 17/09/2012 11:43:25 | ID: 13647
I have changed the diesel fuel filter on my Nissan Primera and the engine will not start. Can anyone help?
Better late than never but have you bleed the fuel system? Jack Kilbride from England
Submitted: 17/09/2012 10:10:34 | ID: 13631
I have recently bought a 2004 Nissan Almera and the radio says wait 0 minutes. I have the right code now but can’t enter it. Is there any way to reset the radio? Any help would be greatly appreciated. (SE)
Put radio on and just punch in the code using the "numbered buttons" which are otherwise used for selection of radio stations. Usually numbered 1 to 6 or so - Rogers Govender from India
Submitted: 14/09/2012 10:08:58 | ID: 13581
My Nissan Navara is rusty underneath. Is this a problem and when does the cam belt need changing? It also squeaks like mad when I`m driving it. It`s under warranty but will they look at this?
It doesn’t have a cambelt, the d40 is chain driven, as for the rust it usually appears when the vehicle sits for a while but it should clean itself over time - Alfred Dafku from Albania
Submitted: 14/09/2012 09:42:00 | ID: 13575
I am in need if a replacement engine for my diesel Nissan X Trail 04 2.2 dci sport. My engine was on the point of seizing when I called out the RAC after it stalled for what then was no apparent reason- seems things were getting so tight that it was taking charge from the battery. I have to weigh up the practicalities of the situation I’m in so the next decision is pretty crucial. Can anyone advise who and how I can go about tracking a low mileage unit down together with a mechanic who is trustworthy? Seems to be a minefield out there! Any Nissan fans who could advise? (2.2 dci sport)
You can get a full reconditioned engine with excellent warranty, usually 12 months and fitted for approx 1200 pounds. Look on Internet there are plenty around or go on Ebay and type in X Trail 2.2 Diesel Engine and they will list up for you. Beauty of a recon, it’s as good as new really. You might source a low mileage unit but still have problems - Martin Jefferson from Lancashire
Submitted: 14/09/2012 09:15:41 | ID: 13569
My Nissan Almera has a noise coming from the front wheel when turning the steering wheel. Any ideas?
Check oil level power steering unit or damage to inside of road wheel rim - Olden Mech from England
Submitted: 13/09/2012 14:53:15 | ID: 13546
Hi, I was wondering would anyone out there know what causes a "tinny" noise to come from the engine of my Nissan Primera whilst accelerating? Is this called pinking and what would cure it? Thanks folks! (1.8 hatch)
I had this problem and it turned out to be a couple of things, check the exhaust mainfold cover where it bolts to the engine block for loose bolts and the exhaust heatshield just before where the exhaust bends up to the engine. The mounting points had rusted away leaving the shield to rattle against the exhaust - Derek Drummond from England
Thanks Derek... problem solved. I kind of guessed it wasn’t exactly an engine problem as it is going pretty well. Cheers again - Keith from England
Submitted: 13/09/2012 12:34:08 | ID: 13531
I need help. My Nissan Primera p12`s engine warning light illuminates and I suddenly lose revs. I switch off the engine, switch it back on again and I get full revs. I have fitted a new alternator, voltage still showing low 11v. I have checked all earth wires. Does anyone have any ideas? (2.2dci)
You need to change the mass air flow regulating valve about £125 for the part - Joe Blow from England
Submitted: 13/09/2012 11:39:37 | ID: 13516
I have lost one key to my Nissan Navara truck 2008. I have got a new one so I need to know how to programme the new key please?
Go to any big locksmith... They will charge up to $400... But I got a key from eBay for $80 and took it in and they did the programing and codes and cut for $60 - James from Australia
Submitted: 11/09/2012 12:59:19 | ID: 13469
Hi. I have fitted a cd player in my Nissan Almera Tino and now it shows "secure". What does it mean? The player is from another Nissan. I hope someone can help.
Hi, my friend had a problem with her radio. She had to take it to a Nissan dealer and get them to sort it out. It cost her £90 - Karen O’Connor from Northamptonshire
Submitted: 11/09/2012 12:20:39 | ID: 13465
Where is the fuel pump on my Nissan Navara?
The fuel pump is in the fuel tank either on one side eg, front or back or on the top - Heath from Australia
Submitted: 11/09/2012 11:55:49 | ID: 13456
My Nissan X-Trail has an orange light which is engine shaped on my dashboard when the engine is running. What does this mean?
It means Check Engine Light (CEL) for there is a fault - Allan Teh from Malaysia
Hi, this happened to me in France, check your oil - Christian Ward from Suffolk
Submitted: 11/09/2012 10:14:37 | ID: 13439
Whilst driving my Nissan Micra lost all power and electrics. Any ideas?
Hi there, I had the same problem in my Nissan. It has happened before. It’s the engine mass air flow sensor. You can get them put in any reputable garage for £80 plus about £40 labour. Hope this helps - Linda Wheeler from Kent
I had the same problem yesterday and the RAC say it is the Positive battery terminal fuse box which you will find sitting on the battery under the bonnet. The chap took it off and I could see green inside it caused by water, it seems they are not sealed and RAC say that it is a problem they have to deal with frequently. I have ordered a £54 unit from Nissan and will try to fix it myself as it is two screws and a bolt. I have no idea about cars myself so this is repeating what the RAC said and does not seem to be the same answer as a previous helper! F Draper from England
Submitted: 10/09/2012 17:09:53 | ID: 13414
Hi. Is there anyone who can put TVs into my Nissan Qashqai`s head rests?
Hi, try firstname.lastname@example.org not sure about tv’s but they certainly do dvd’s in headrests - Terry Mattocks from England
Submitted: 10/09/2012 14:41:56 | ID: 13386
I have a Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci diesel year 2008. Yesterday I was going to fill the car with diesel but instead I filled it with 5.8lt of petrol. I have been advised to fill the rest with diesel about 45lt diesel. Please can anyone advise? Many thanks.
Don’t do it. You’ll regret it. I did it with my Astravan-Deisel. The fuel pump is lubricated with the deisel fuel. The petrol is a much different mix which WILL cause massive problems. It cost me £680 for a reconditioned pump and the cost of the work to replace it. £800 by the end of it. Dump the contaminated fuel and get the fuel pump flushed. You`ll wish you had - Dave Leen from England
Submitted: 10/09/2012 14:31:53 | ID: 13381
I’m looking to buy new wheels for my 1996 Nissan Terrano. They come with 15" as standard, but was wondering if 16" will fit as they are more readily available? Please can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
Terrano has 235/75/15 standard. 235/70/16 tyres & 16 inch wheels will work well. (compensate for bigger wheel with lower profile) Here is a calculator to check other tyre sizes http://www.etyres.co.uk/tyre-size-calculator.htm - Alex C from Hampshire
Submitted: 07/09/2012 17:01:40 | ID: 13346
Where is the battery located on my Nissan Primastar?
The battery is located inside cabin under passenger feet - Pep from England
Submitted: 07/09/2012 16:20:58 | ID: 13345
The brake fluid in my Nissan Almera is full but my abs light is still on. Why could that be?
May be warn out brake pads - Oliver Chakapili from Ghana
Submitted: 07/09/2012 14:24:10 | ID: 13334
What is key system fault on my Nissan Qashqai?
There’s a key system on the car, and yours is faulty - Magnus Msgnusson from Cornwall
Submitted: 07/09/2012 12:15:33 | ID: 13323
At present my 54 plate 2.7 diesel Nissan Terrano has 64k on and am wondering when I should have a new cam belt?
2.7 diesel engine does not have a timing belt - Les Ashby from Oxfordshire
Timing chain I think - Egesford Eff from England
We used to have a 2.7 Terrano and we now have the 3.0 and both models do have the chain not a belt - Jo Jeffries from Wales
2.7tdi engine has gears, no cambelt no chain - Unwin from Lancashire
Submitted: 06/09/2012 12:59:58 | ID: 13278
How do I replace the gearbox oil in my 2002 Nissan Almera 1.5 manual? Where’s the drain plug for the gearbox and how do I refill it? Can anyone help? (1.5)
Drain plug is always at the bottom/side of gear box check nicely. Adding up point is always on top - J Marume from South Africa
Be careful with the grade of oil, took me having to change the gearbox, I wear 80/90 synthetic, filled to overflowing by the fill hole - Longaron Javier from Spain
Gearbox level bung is not on top, it;s on the front of gearbox. I use a 3 8" ratchet square, there is a special tool for this but a 3 8" ratchet will do - Mark from Hampshire
How do I replace the gearbox oil in my 2002 Nissan Almera 1.5 manual?Be careful with the grade of oil, took me having to change the gearbox, I wear 80/90 synthetic, filled to overflowing by the fill hole - Longaron Javier from Spain
Submitted: 04/09/2012 16:30:52 | ID: 13223
Hi. Is there some way I can connect my smartphone to my Nissan Primera. for music and handsfree? If not is there something I can buy to make this happen? Thanks in advance. (Sportdeck XE)
Have a look at the Supertooth Buddy. It clips onto your sunvisor and can be removed instantly when you are not in the car - Ken Macey from Hampshire
Submitted: 04/09/2012 14:57:25 | ID: 13207
Whenever I am braking my Nissan Qashqai shudders quite badly. It eases off if I put my foot down hard on the brake but it is worse when braking at high speed. There are no lights on the car. Any ideas?
Probably front discs are worn/corroded/warped. It’s a known issue on the Qashqai. You will need new front discs and pads. Dealer price £250. DIY £70. Johhny Johns from Yorkshire
Submitted: 03/09/2012 15:14:14 | ID: 13157
My Nissan Almera Tino`s heated rear windscreen doesn’t work. It worked last winter but was sluggish. I had to stab away at the button lots of times before the yellow light eventually - and very reluctantly - began to glimmer. This light slowly got stronger with multiple useage, with the demister then working perfectly. It continued to work fine all winter. Now there’s nothing. When I press the switch I can hear a relay clicking behind a panel below and to the right of the steering wheel. I don’t think the actual demister on the rear screen is faulty or damaged, it seems to be either the switch on the dash or the relay. Does anyone have any advice on where to look and how to fix this before Jack Frost makes his annual unwelcome appearance? (SE DI 2.2)
Answering my own question here, so this is how I fixed the dilemma of the reluctant heated rear window. Firstly, go find your friendly local one-man garage guy and tell him your story. Being an amiable sort of chap, he suggested it would be easiest and cheapest to repair it myself. The clicking I can hear is the demister relay, located behind the plastic panel beside the accelerator pedal. There are two relays here, the one you want is behind a screw-on bracket and is actually located inside the body panel. It has thick wires leading from it. Garage Guy top tip - by putting your finger on the relay body you can feel it click when it operates, thus confirming this is the correct relay. Remove the relay and drive to your local car breaker and second-hand parts emporium. See friendly guy number two. Give him the faulty relay. He goes out the back, clambers over a pile of dismantled cars and returns five minutes later with an identical relay. You pay him £4.50, return home, fit the new second-hand relay and everything suddenly works just dandy. Hope this helps anyone who has experienced this particular problem. Mike Vickers from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 03/09/2012 14:42:33 | ID: 13146
Hello, we recently brought a Nissan Almera Tino from a dealer but did not receive a manual. Can anyone please tell me how we operate the child locks as our toddler has learnt how to open the door? Thank you.
It’s just a switch on the inside of the doors - Gary Smith from England
Black circle on the door panel when you open the door, flick the switch - Martin Hursy from Cumberland
Hi - also had this problem with my Tino. Child locks are located on the outside edges of the rear doors, near where the locking mechanism is. I think you just slide it across - James Watkins from Cambridgeshire
Open the rear doors and you’ll find a small sliding metal mechanism marked "Child Safety", ensure the latch is in the lower (locked) position, this will ensure the door cannot be opened from the inside. Hope this helps - Stephen Evans from Lancashire
Also the service manual may be useful at http://pdftown.com/PDF-Nissan-Almera-Tino-Service-Manual.html - Kim from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 03/09/2012 12:15:25 | ID: 13127
When I first start my Nissan Primastar it takes about 30 seconds before it will rev. It will idle fine and run okay after that until I stop. When I start again it will not rev at all unless I turn it off and re-start 2 or 3 times. Also sometimes when I put my foot on the brake the revs go right down and it wants to stall. The revs come back up if I take my foot off the brake and do it again. Any ideas?
Sorry, no answer, but having the same problem, have changed the air mass meter and seemed to correct for a short time, but fault now returned, is there a software update for the ECU when you change the air meter? Also, if when the fault occurs, would unpluging the meter send the ECU back to basic setting and remove some of the fault? Gary from Buckinghamshire
Try and get someone to look at the wiring on the peddle. I had loose wire on my 05, it may be that. Hope it helps - Mark Belton from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 03/09/2012 11:27:29 | ID: 13114
Could anyone tell me if my 2003 Nissan Terrano 2.7td has a cambelt or chain? (2.7tdi)
It’s a chain drive mate - Phil Hurman from England
Neither. The camshaft is gear driven, so zero maintenance - Paul from England
Submitted: 31/08/2012 09:19:58 | ID: 13011
My Nissan Almera`s engine gets hot. I changed the thermostat and still the hose that goes to the bottom of the radiator is just warm. Any ideas? (hatchback)
Fit a new filler cap from main dealer - Olden Mech from England
Submitted: 30/08/2012 15:25:23 | ID: 12979
Can anyone help me? My Nissan Primera 2.2 dci has it`s engine management light on. When it was checked on the computer in a garage it said there was a glow plug relay fault but I have no starting problem, so what can be wrong? (Primera)
The same light is on in my 52 plate Primera. So far it’s been to 4 different garages and each time been told it`s a different fault. I had the airflow sensor changed, cat sensors replaced and am now being told it`s the catalytic converter itself! Good luck - Mich from Berkshire
I had same problem, the electrician checked the loop wires from the front of the engine it turned out that earth wire was slightly damaged and burnt he changed that and now my car is okay. Good luck - Arfan Shaffi from Yorkshire
Submitted: 30/08/2012 11:33:52 | ID: 12926
What would be the problem if my Nissan Primera is not changing gears, loses speed and maintains high revs on driving, attaining 6500revs, but the speed drops to about 35km/h? (QR20)
Clutch fault - Martin Jefferson from Lancashire
Submitted: 30/08/2012 11:23:05 | ID: 12921
I have just bought a 2007 Nissa Micra Sport Hard Top Convertible. When I open the boot it will not stay up, it`s very heavy and I have to continually hold it up. I have looked in the manual but can`t find how I do this. Any ideas?
Having the same problem with my gf’s car. I can only think that the hydrolics that help lift the heavy boot have broken or there’s an electrical fault where the hydrolics don’t know that the boots been opened so they aren’t working. Have you looked more into it or found any answers? Adam Wilkins from England
I had that when I got mine, new boot struts fixed it for me :) Mandy Colwell from Sussex
Had same problem on my daughter’s; it was the normal gas shocks that support the boot mechanism and these can be bought online. I changed both rather than just one and, hey presto, boot is now back to balance and easy to lift / put down - Adrian Patterson from Kent
Submitted: 30/08/2012 09:41:01 | ID: 12906
Hello. My Nissan Qashqai diesel automatic has a six speed gearbox. I’ve discovered it does not change from fifth gear to sixth gear in the auto mode until I reach 80 mph. This doesn’t seem or sound right. Does anyone know please at what speed these gear changes are supposed to occur, or tell me where I could get this info? Thank you. (Diesel Automatic)
Hi Jim. I have the same problem, did you get any answer somewhere else? – Clive Richards from England
Submitted: 28/08/2012 15:59:31 | ID: 12875
Our Nissan Qashqai has recently had an MOT and service. We had to have two front tyres replaced,. Today the car suddenly started shaking through the steering wheel and making a banging noise and also there is a smell of burning rubber. Any ideas?
Your wheels haven’t been balanced properly, most likely to happen at motorway speeds - Jackkk from England
An alternative view: Get your brakes checked. Same thing happened to me on my old BMW. Had tyres balanced but problem persisted. Had brakes checked and discovered that brake calliper was stuck - Alan M from England
Submitted: 28/08/2012 11:47:55 | ID: 12846
Hi. My Nissan Terrano 2.7 td 1996, r3m japanese import, with 2 batteries, starts very well but as soon as I put it into reverse or drive (automatic transmission) the engine stalls. After a couple of seconds the engine starts again and if I put it into reverse it is fine. Sometimes if I drive at slow speed, mostly when I’m about to turn right, the engine will stop running, then I switch on the ignition and the engine starts with no problem. I checked the filter in the fuel pump but I could not find one in there. I would like to mention that it has happened maybe 30 times in one year and it does not show on scanner. Can anyone help? Thank you. (R3m)
Hello, I had the same problem, was in garage for 3-4 days and could not find a fault. I took it to a different garage and they changed the fuel line - they noticed some kinks / joints in it - these were causing air to get through. When it next happens, go to your fuel filter and pump / prime it (push the black button in on the top). If it’s easy to do and then gets harder, the car should start 1st time. It’s air in the pipes and 1 little bubble causes it to stop. Worth a try! Larisa Hoe from England
Submitted: 23/08/2012 17:10:35 | ID: 12734
When pulling the bonnet release lever in my Nissan Micra it is not releasing the bonnet at all. Can I remove the grill to get to the release on the bonnet itself? (W reg)
I had this problem. Try getting a friend to pull up the bonnet a little at the same time as you pull the inside lever. This should raise the bonnet enough to get hold of the outside lever and slide it along. After a few times of this coordinated action the problem resolved itself - Catherine from England
Submitted: 21/08/2012 14:58:18 | ID: 12674
My Nissan Navara`s rear wheels keep sticking, it`s like driving with the brakes applied. Any suggestions?
Remove rear brake drums & shoes & remove the alloy actuator & grease it up... it’s common... Sometimes the metal actuator on the outside seizes up a bit too!! Easy repair! Think all you need is a couple of M8 bolts to "draw" the drum! It’s a pest, but easy to rectify!! Finners from Argyllshire
Submitted: 20/08/2012 16:30:59 | ID: 12590
There is a sort of scraping noise coming from outside my Nissan Qashqai when I have the windows open, doing 30mph. Any suggestions?
Worth checking if your brake discs are worn. Check through the wheel spokes, see if there is a lip worn round the edge of the disc, if so the pads are probably rubbing on the lip and you need new discs and pads. Could be lots of other things though! - Stewart Reid from Fife and Kinross Shires
I had the same problem symptoms and found that the front brake disc splash guard had corroded so much that it was touching the discs. You can check by reaching through the wheel spokes and pushing them back a little. Don’t push too hard in case they break off if the corrosion is really bad - Iain Wood from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 20/08/2012 15:52:50 | ID: 12573
I have a 2003 1.5S Almera, when in neutral there is hollow clanking sound from under the gear stick when moved from side to side in neutral. No problems selecting gear or driving engine is fine. Any idea why stick making a noise? (1.5 S)
From Anthony Flynn: It was the gear linkage touching the exhaust heatshield which had dropped down - Anthony Flynn from Lancashire
How much did it cost to fix? I’m looking to buy a car. But the Almera gearstick makes a noise when moved side to side in neutral - Shayed 7 from England
Submitted: 16/08/2012 14:34:24 | ID: 12427
While I was driving my Nissan Note the other day a light came on near the km counter, and it said the word limit - - and a speed meter picture. Could someone help me to find out what it means?
It`s possible that you’ve caught the limit switch on your steering wheel. It’s the rocker switch that’s coupled with the cruise control. It’s all in the handbook - Craig from England
It’s the speed limiter control on the steering wheel - I Suan from Cheshire
Submitted: 14/08/2012 16:33:57 | ID: 12393
I have just bought a Qashqai and it has no manual. My question is, is there any way to see how many miles you have left in the tank? Despite putting £20 in the petrol light is still flashing, I have two bars on the left and the small display window has flashing horizontal lines. What does this all mean? I’ve just bought the 2.0 Acenta.
Your petrol light should not still be flashing with £20 in the tank. The flashing line means you are low on petrol and it should say above that, how many miles you have left, however I don’t understand why it is not registering the £20 you put in. I was told they take more pterol to register that there is something in the tank so try and put more petrol in and go from there - Katheryn Hamm from England
Submitted: 09/08/2012 16:52:43 | ID: 12349
When do you change the timing belt on the Nissan Almera 1.8 auto?
If it’s a diesel, about 200,000 miles as it is chain driven not a rubber band - Robert Gibbons from England
Submitted: 03/08/2012 11:54:54 | ID: 12221
I have a Nissan Primera 1.6L. It suddenly refused to start in the afternoon 3 days ago after coming out from the bank. I had driven it there myself 40 minutes earlier and it was working fine. At ignition, the fan rotates but the car just won’t start. So I called in a technician who tested the plugs - working fine, the fuel pump and filter - both working fine. The battery is new as I just had it replaced 5 days ago. Now he says the problem is with the brain box and I have to get it fixed. Any ideas?
Check maybe you might need to put the engine code since you have just changed the battery, don’t tamper with the brain box yet. I have the same problem and after the code everything is alright - Tunde Okusanya from England
Submitted: 03/08/2012 11:53:51 | ID: 12220
When turning off the engine of my Nissan Qashqai you can lock bottom and turn the bottom, as it is a keyless car. If you dd not turn the lock would this make the battery go flat? Our battery has gone flat 4 times in 3 months and now has a brand new battery installed after the second time.
Yes, because it keeps the electrics / accessories on. Don’t be lazy - turn it off! Matt Burnett from London
Submitted: 31/07/2012 10:08:43 | ID: 12184
I have only owned my Nissan Qashqai QQ (1.6 petrol Acenta) for a few days, have been out for a 4/5 miles drive and noticed water on the driveway following the drive on the passenger side of the car. As I had the air con on during the drive I’m wondering if this is the cause? Anyone else seen this? (Acenta)
It is the air conditioning system! When it is running the humidity in the air is removed. It condenses and runs out of a drain under the car. When the weather is really humid you can get a fair old puddle under the car - Clive White from England
Submitted: 27/07/2012 10:16:49 | ID: 12123
I’ve put £25 of diesel in my Nissan Note and the dial has moved to half a tank but on the digital dash it is saying I’ve got 38 miles left. We’ve tried adjusting the settings and turning the car off and on again but no change. Any ideas?
Hey, I’ve also had this problem just. Was the car by any chance still turned on or still running as the computer cannot register that level has changed whilst still on! You need to drive away at it you will see the miles rise gradually! Not a worrying problem! Wayne McCammon from County Tyrone
Submitted: 27/07/2012 10:13:43 | ID: 12121
My Nissan X-Trail loses power after being driven for a short while like over 7 kms. When you are patient, it may pick up and move again. When it has lost power, you can floor the accelerator with very minimal output. It is a petrol with automatic transmission. Any ideas?
This happened to mine, you need to clean out the egr (exhaust gas return) valve with some brake/clutch cleaner and a toothbrush. Works great - Paul Schofield from Cheshire
Submitted: 26/07/2012 14:42:56 | ID: 12103
My little daugther took the key of my Nissan Almera Tino and pressed the open and close button many times and now all the doors are locked. We can’t even open them from the inside and can only access the car from the passenger door. I brought it to a mechanic and at first he thought she had activated Dead Lock but it turns out it’s not. He put it under the computer but can’t find fault? Can anyone suggest an answer? (petrol)
Try a new battery in the keyfob then put key in ignition, turn on so the ignition lights come on but don’t start the car. Then press and hold the lock button down for 5 seconds on the keyfob. Remove the key and step outside the vehicle and try to lock/unlock it. You may need to do this a couple of times - John from England
Submitted: 26/07/2012 11:24:32 | ID: 12068
Can anyone tell me why, when I put the roof down of my Nissan Micra C+C the boot will not close over it?
The same problem has just happened yesterday to my partner`s car. Took it to a Nissan dealer,they said it was a leak from one of the hydraulic hoses that work the roof system. Hope this helps - Gary Bradley from Durham
Submitted: 24/07/2012 14:14:40 | ID: 12007
My battery light remains on despite changing my battery on my Nissan Primastar. Any ideas anyone?
Alternator - Graeme from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 24/07/2012 12:04:06 | ID: 11994
Hi, I bought a Nissan Almera 1.5 L petrol 2005 a few days ago. Yesterday I pushed the temperature control button and since that time every time there is a sound of a fan running even if the AC is not turned on. I have tried to turn off the fan but could not succeed. There is also a fan symbol on the display screen’s bottom left corner. Can anyone please tell me how can I switch off the fan? Thanks. (1.5 Petrol)
The six buttons on the centre console control the heating and ventilation if the temperature control button’s pressed. The display indicates the function of each button. The LH buttons (1&4) control the fan speed up and down. 2 The distribution. 5 Turns off the heating and ventilation. 6 Reverts to automatic control. The buttons control the ICE if the volume control’s pressed. At least, that’s their function on climate equipped cars. Do you have the handbook, it’s all explained in there? - Tom from Bedfordshire
Turn off radio, then pressing one and four buttons, turn it up and down, or off. If you start preesing buttons with radio on it could turn on air con, keep that off to save fuel till you need it, but you are every so often supposed to run it for 10 mins to clear the cobwebs, so to speak. Hope this helps - Matt Mullagn from Ireland
Submitted: 24/07/2012 11:58:27 | ID: 11992
After picking up my Nissan Qashqai 3 weeks ago I noticed a noise like metal banging on metal towards the back of the car when I ventured over 70mph. I took it back and they said a cover on the disc pads was loose. But it carried on after they fixed it. It sounds higher up than the wheels though. Also, they said they couldn’t test it over 70mph which I understand but does this mean I have to live with not knowing what it is? (Acenta)
I had the same problem when I bought mine they said the same, but I went on the internet to check the MOT test it had with the previous owner it should have had some parts replaced on the MOT by the previous owner, but they didn`t and that`s why they got rid of the car. It turned out to be the rear shocks and ball joints needed replacing and yes they can check the car out at over 70 mph on the test machine. They just didn`t want to have to admit they sold you a faulty car. We got ours done free by the garage that sold us the car as we said we would go to the trading standards as they sold the car not fit for sale. I won`t be buying from them again – Jenny Jones from Somerset
Submitted: 19/07/2012 14:18:40 | ID: 11963
Can anyone give me a bit of advice? My key has stopped working so I am unable to lock my Nissan Terrano with the key. I am able to lock it manually but when I go to unlock it it sets the alarm off. I will be looking at getting a new key soon, I`m supposing that they are expensive. I have managed, through messing around with the alarm button on the dashboard and the crappy key, to turn the alarm off but I`m not sure how, is there a secret method? I don`t lock it all of the time as I live on a farm in the middle of nowhere, but I visit family in Manchester sometimes and really would like to be able to lock and unlock my car without setting off the alarm, or at least know how to turn the alarm off when it does go off. Can anyone help me? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I hope someone answers your questions as I am having the exact same problem! I often leave it unlocked as when I try to unlock it with the key the the alarms blare out! I have heard that a whole new key could cost over £100, but wondered about some of the replacement kits - Sarah L from Lincolnshire
Try the battery in the key as it sounds like you need a new one. If you leave it too long you will have to reset the the key to the car sender. Instructions on how to do this is available on the internet. If you have fitted a new battery make sure it is making contact with the key contacts. Hope this helps - Charlie Doherty from Yorkshire
If you just want a key to lock your Terrano don’t go to main dealer’s who charge over £200. I phoned a mobile auto locksmith who cut me 2 new keys, chipped one and programmed both so I have 2 keys that open and lock doors and both start the car. Cost was £55 - Peter Franklin from Wiltshire
Submitted: 16/07/2012 11:25:43 | ID: 11840
When the engine of my Nissan Almera Tino is hot and it has been standing in a traffic jam, when I try to pull away the engine`s revs rise high and the car barely puuls away. Also sometimes the car selects low gear, causing the engine revs to go high, only when it` s hot. If I stop the car and turn the engine off for two minutes and set off again everything is back to normal. Is it a fault with the automatic gearbox?
I have the same problem with my Almera Tino. I see no response. Do you solve the problem and if so could you please help me. Thank you in advance - Dejan Simic from England
I have the same problem with my Nissan Tino 2000 Automatic. I have tried almost everything. It’s so frustrating. I’ve stopped using the motorway because of this problem. It started happening once a week and then it increased after 2 weeks to four times a day after other every 40 - 45 mins journey. Two days ago I topped up more engine oil and coolant and it has not happened ever since then. Fingers crossed. I do regret buying the car - Paul Eric from London
Submitted: 16/07/2012 10:55:00 | ID: 11839
My Nissan Micra`s automatic wipers operate when it is not raining. As soon as I turn on the ignition the wipers start. Any ideas?
I had this problem and spent time and money trying to find the answer. A Nissan dealer in Cambridgeshire told me that it was not an uncommon fault. They replaced the water pump (would you believe). Car as good as new. Cost about £90. Phyllis Murphy from Norfolk
Submitted: 12/07/2012 12:12:46 | ID: 11774
I have a 53 plate Nissan Micra automatic. The windscreen wipers have a mind of their own. Even though they are switched off they keep going, except when the right or left indicator switch is used. They stay off while the indicators are operating, then come on again when the indicators are turned off, but not always. They are usually worse in damp weather, but I can be driving along on a hot sunny day and they take a few swipes of their own accord. They work normally when actually turned on. Sometimes they come on and stay on for half an hour or more, other times they don’t do it at all. If I want them to do it to show someone they don’t do it, but then start doing it again at random. Any ideas?
I’ve had this problem with my Nissan Micra. I took it into Nissan and they told me it was water damage and that I needed a new Steering Column. They charged £350 but it seemed to fix the problem. The car seems to have several electrical problems so it may not have been water damage at all. The connections in the steering column were probably already faulty without any water damage - Anne from Lancashire
Submitted: 12/07/2012 10:55:46 | ID: 11753
I put petrol into my diesel Nissan Qashqai. 25 kilom of diesel was remaining in the tank prior to this mistake. I have been advised to fill the rest with diesel. Please can anyone advise? Many thanks.
Ditch the contaminated fuel asap. It damages the fuel pump and you will need a new one. Cost me dearly when I did it. Diluting/mixing with loads of deisel does not help it . In time it WILL cost you the fuel pump - Dave Leen from England
Submitted: 10/07/2012 11:28:00 | ID: 11736
I have problems with my Nissan Micra starting when the weather is hot, but no problems when it`s cold. Does anyone know why?
I had this with my intelligent ignition, had to take it to have whole ignition replaced was about £350. The knob you turn to start car was really stiff. It wasn’t too bad the first time you started it cold in the morning, but if you stopped at the shops or went out in hot weather it didn’t want to know. You don’t say if yours is keyless starting but if it is I hope this helps - Clare from England
Submitted: 09/07/2012 17:07:59 | ID: 11723
Hello. My Nissan Terrano has developed a rattling sound from under the front end. It sounds like ball bearings in a jar. We have tried everything to locate and fix it such as new belts, regrease, tensioner, checked front wheel bearings etc We`re going to try changing the exhaust gasket. It seems to be blowing between the elbow and downpipe. It’s driving me mad. Has anyone got any ideas please? Thanks. (Off road Se tdi)
Is it manual or automatic? Could be throw out bearing on the clutch, does it change pitch or sound different when the clutch is depressed? If it does it’s probably the TOB - Rich from England
Submitted: 09/07/2012 15:48:23 | ID: 11709
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)
Is your rear demister on? Switch it off and try again - Jack App from Durham
Submitted: 09/07/2012 15:42:21 | ID: 11707
Which children’s car seat will fit our Nissan Micra C+C`s back seat? We have tried an Australian Babylove f1-100 which fitted, but can’t buy one over here?
Hi, a cheap Nania car seat from Asda. They usually have them on offer for £25; I have one in mine - Heather Blenkinsop from England
Submitted: 09/07/2012 12:06:39 | ID: 11693
What could cause a rattle in the rear door of my Nissan Terrano? (1.1)
Number plate? - Andrew Richardson from Australia
Check that the nuts on the spare wheel are tight - Dave Harbutt from England
Submitted: 09/07/2012 10:56:47 | ID: 11675
My Nissan Almera Tino`s engine management light came on. Diagnostics stated that a weak mixture was indicated. The mechanic said that it was a faulty oxygen sensor. This was replaced with a Bosche Universal sensor but this did not cure the problem, the light came back on after a few miles. Each time the light is reset to off it stays off for a while but always comes back on, especially if I run a longer trip out and the sensor gets hotter. What should I look at to cure this problem? Thanks.
Same here, i had both lambda sensors replaced but still it comes back on. Emmisions were fine at MOT - Martin Hurst from Wales
Submitted: 09/07/2012 10:28:03 | ID: 11670
Do I take it that my Nissan Micra is fitted with a cam chain that lasts and does not need changing like a chaim-belt? (1.2 SE)
Your engine is chain driven so should not need replacing provided you regulary change your engine oil and filter, at least once a year. Use a good semi synthetic oil , 10w40 grade - John Richthoffen from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 09/07/2012 09:41:15 | ID: 11664
I have just purchased a Nissan Primastar 100 SE DCI 2005, but can`t find the battery. Help please? (100 SE dci)
It`s under the pasengers` feet in the cab if that helps - Douglas from England
Submitted: 06/07/2012 16:14:08 | ID: 11652
My Nissan X-Trail`s radio makes no sound, even when the volume is on high and when you go into the setting where it says "audio,display,language,navigation" there is no audio displayed. Does anyone know why?
It sounds like your wires are crossed (literally)... You need to take out the radio and play around with the wires that read speakers or sub woofs... it looks complicated at first but its simple really!! Keelan from Ireland
Submitted: 06/07/2012 15:13:26 | ID: 11643
My Nissan Primastar`s heater glow plug light goes off after starting the engine but then comes back on again and stays on all of the time that the engine is running. I also have problems starting, sometimes the engine won`t rev. If I switch off and start again then it revs. Has anyone got any suggestions? (SL)
Mass air flow meter - Gavin Jones from Blaenau Gwent
That is your engine managment light, there are 3 on Nissan Primastars, get a diagnostics - Mike Adderley from Shropshire
Submitted: 06/07/2012 12:35:16 | ID: 11631
My Nissan Primera loses power intermittently. When I switch off the engine and wait for about 15 seconds before switching on again it seems to work well but only for a while before it loses power again. Any ideas?
I have the same problem and cannot drive a long distance without stopping. Please help - Jias Joe from Zimbabwe
As I posted elsewhere, try the mass air flow regulating valve, your problems are very similar to mine and having changed the valve the car has not missed a beat - Joe Blow from England
Submitted: 05/07/2012 15:13:00 | ID: 11610
I have just purchased this used Nissan Micra and find that the steering is very stiff and hard compared to my previous VW Polo. Is there a reason for this?
It looks like your electronic power steering has gone. You should have red PS alarm on the display; if that is the case, you should try to contact your dealer to clear the code, or at the worst, replace the electronic motor that drives the steering at an aproximate cost of 600 euros - Agustin from Equatorial Guinea
Submitted: 03/07/2012 09:57:24 | ID: 11591
I am having trouble getting the engine mounts for my Nissan Micra. Is there any other car that uses the same mounting?
Yes, mostly the Micra and Renault Pulse is the same car. Try the Pulse parts you might get easily - Alpesh Pandey from India
Submitted: 02/07/2012 16:13:25 | ID: 11575
Hi. Yesterday I started my Nissan Terrano 2.7td and nothing on the dashboard was working except the clock, there is no speedometer, no temperature gauge and no fuel gauge. Can anybody suggest why this may be?
Dashboard failure, it’s quite common in the Terrano - Stephen Fitzpatrick from County Down
Submitted: 28/06/2012 16:49:20 | ID: 11483
My Nissan Note`s fog light is staying on. Any suggestions?
No need to remove the rear bumper as suggested on other threads. The simple solutiion would be to remove the fuse, however, amazingly the Note’s handbook does not identify a fuse for the rear fog light. The red lense levers away from the rear bumper as shown in the handbook. Approach this very gently with a small screwdriver on the righthand side (when facing rear) and you will reveal a metal clip which you can then unclip with your finger before easing the lense completely away from the bumper. If the bulb has been on constantly it will of course be very hot so be warned. Just did mine and al`s okay - David Worrall from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 28/06/2012 12:44:03 | ID: 11467
I have a problem with the car rev counter on my Nissan Primera 1.8 P11 2001. While cruising at 60 miles per hour the revs are jumping all over the place, when driving it feels like a misfire but the ignition is okay. The check engine light shows a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) code. I have replaced the TPS with one from a broker`s yard and the problem still occurs. I tested the TPS with a multi-meter and it goes through resistence at a steady rate with no sudden jumps or stalling, so my guess is that something else is causing the problem but the onboard computer thinks it`s the TPS, Does anyone have any suggestions please? Thanks.
It could possibly be needing a new MAF sensor - Joe Bloggs from Argyllshire
Could be a stretched timing chain - Chris Iveson from Dumfriesshire
Submitted: 26/06/2012 10:37:10 | ID: 11423
My Nissan Almera has rain leaking in at the door causing a wet carpet. Does anyone have any ideas? (diesel 2.2)
I had this issue. It was the drain from the sunroof (dust / pollen). It drains down the A pillar so use a very slim wire (or just take it to a friendly garage, you can fix it for a few pounds) - Sam from Berkshire
Submitted: 26/06/2012 10:20:40 | ID: 11422
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?
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
Submitted: 26/06/2012 10:18:41 | ID: 11421
The immobiliser on my Nissan Almera has stopped the key being turned. When the key was removed the steering lock engaged and now this won`t work either when you put the key in. RAC believe that the barrel has worn out, but my question is do the barrel and the immobiliser link together? I know one is electrical and one is mechanical so logically it shouldn`t, but one went and then the other. Can anyone give me any expertise on this?
Have you dropped the key? There`s a chip in there, if it gets lost or broken it will stop working. I`m not sure if it works the same but this happened on a Vectra I had and it locks the key out - Lloyd from England
Submitted: 25/06/2012 11:40:59 | ID: 11382
My Nissan Terrano has diesel to the injector pump but none to the injectors. The pump soleniod seems to click on then off when turned over, but it doesn`t seem to stay open when cranking. Any ideas? (SE)
I have had exactly the same problem (Terrano 2 Bosch 026) pump and Bosch ECU. I had no fault codes on the ECU. Consulting software gave me a hint that there was a shutdown of the pump, because the ECU picked up a wrong cranking speed. Spinning on starter reading was 25,000 rpm! Pump was not at fault, so it`s likely to be either wiring loom or crank sensor. Initial voltage on solenoid dropped to less than 1v within one second - Bob O’Neill from Berkshire
Submitted: 25/06/2012 10:20:01 | ID: 11367
Can anyone tell me why I hear a popping noise every time I turn the steering wheel of my Nissan Note? It started a few weeks ago and has got progressively worse. At first I had to be turning a corner and it was worse when I turned left. But now it happens when I just move the wheel slightly and when I turn the wheel both left and right. It is especially loud when I reverse into my drive and have to turn the wheel to do so (possibly louder as the car is quieter/at a low speed and no other traffic is around). I would really appreciate any suggestions. Can anyone help? Thank you.
I am sure that the arm near the front wheel needs to be replaced. I had a similar problem - C Pits from Warwickshire
Submitted: 21/06/2012 12:03:03 | ID: 11320
My Nissan Almera 1.5 has no power on hills and the engine light stays on. Any ideas please?
Hi, that’s the same problem I have with my Almera and I am still trying to figure what the problem is. If you find out what it is could you let me know please so I can get the problem sorted - Martin from Cornwall
Submitted: 21/06/2012 11:49:52 | ID: 11317
I am trying to find a car seat that will fit in the back of my Nissan Micra, but when I went to 3 different seat fitters they all told me that the main belt is too short and the clasp that the belt clicks into is too long. I was advised to buy a base, but they don’t fit either due to the clasp section being too long. I have phoned numerous garages as I have been advised by Britax to get my seat belts changed or altered, but noone has heard of this problem before. Is there anything I can do to resolve this? Thanks in advance.
I’m sure that you have sorted this by now, but just in case. I have a Nissan Celebration (2000), and had trouble finding a front facing car seat too, and was told it was something to do with where the seatbelts or the clasps are sited. I found a Mamas & Papas model which fitted well. I could not find an ISOfix seat that fitted despite the ISOfix attachments being in the car. However, I was looking 6 years or so ago, so things may have changed now. Good luck - Sarah from England
Submitted: 21/06/2012 11:24:18 | ID: 11306
I have had my Nissan Terrano II TDi 2.7 for a number of years now. I replaced the MAF a couple of years ago after a big trip when it failed. The same symptoms of sluggish take-off have picked up again recently so I tried to replace the sensor again but it continued. I pulled out and cleaned the injectors, replaced the glowplugs and the fuel filter and it`s still sluggish. It will only max at 3,000rpm and has slow pickup through the gears. I am thinking it`s the EGR or the throttle control valve but the manuals don’t have all right hand drive setups and part locations. I need some suggestions or fixes please as I need to get it back on the tracks soon. Can anybody help me? (Terrano II TDi 2.7)
Hi, have you found out the problem as my Terrano is doing the same? Sharon Turner from Renfrewshire
Have you checked the fuel pump? Brian Clark from England
Submitted: 19/06/2012 17:20:30 | ID: 11292
My Nissan Note has started beeping like an alarm going off. This lasts for a minute and then it repeats itself. What could be wrong? (Acenta 1.4 diesel)
Sorry not an answer but my 2010 Note Visia started doing this tonight. I`d also appreciate an answer please - Ruth C from Derbyshire.
I had the same problem with mine. It’s probably the sensor on the passenger seat, which can go off even if you have a handbag on the seat. Basically the car thinks you are carrying a passenger who is not wearing a seat belt, hence the alarm sounds. If the alarm sounds and you don`t have anything on the seat, then the sensor is faulty and needs to be fixed (as mine did) - Karen P from Surrey
Submitted: 18/06/2012 11:11:13 | ID: 11247
My Nissan X-Trail`s heater fan/blower stays on full power once the ignition is turned on, even though the electronic centre console which works normally in every other respect is turned off. What could the reason be for this? (SR version)
Hi there. In my opinion it is fan resistor. To be honest it sounds like someone bypassed so it is not in working order. You can get it repaired - check eBay. Price around 37 pounds. Good luck - Tomek Kowalski from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 18/06/2012 10:47:42 | ID: 11241
Where is the front fog lights relay on my Nissan Primera? (1.6)
Under the bonnet on the left hand side if you`re facing the windscreen - Tim from England
Submitted: 18/06/2012 10:37:56 | ID: 11237
Could anyone tell me if they have had a water leak in their Nissan Primera where the rain is somehow getting through and saturating the rear seat belts?
Yes, I have the same problem. The rear seatbelt at the left is getting wet. I have a Primera from 2002. I do not know where the rain water leakage is coming from. First I thought it was coming from the car wash. Do you have an idea? Harm Jan Kruger from Netherlands
If your car has a sunroof, check the sunroof channel drain holes/pipe - Paul De-Lay from Yorkshire
Submitted: 18/06/2012 10:00:19 | ID: 11226
I bought a Nissan Micra from a Nissan dealership 2 months ago. I have been having problems with the boot not opening at all and then all of a sudden the boot will open automatically when I am driving or when I turn off the ignition. I am having a new boot switch fitted. I also had to get a new battery and was told that this could be because of the boot fault. Today I was driving and a high pitched continuous internal alarm started and kept going even when I got out of the car and locked the doors. It stopped after about 10 minutes. Is this to do with the same fault as my boot or something completely different?
My wife’s car had a similar problem. There seems to be a problem with the boot switch which intermittently opens and closes but when parked it drains the battery. Obviously when fully charged you won’t notice the problem, but if the car is left for a couple of days it will eventually drain the battery. I looked further into this and found that the switch is prone to condensation. By replacing it with the same switch from the dealer it will eventually cause the same problem. Mine too also had the high pitched alarm which I used to cancel via the internal lock /unlock door button but my battery soon died. There is a company that does an alternative switch based in Hyde called ’3D labelling systems limited’ if you want to check it out - Abbas from England.
Before you spend time and money check the wiring harness that connects the hatch to the body. There is a rubber sheath that allows the wires to pass into the rear hatch door in the top RH corner, the wires might be frayed inside this and causing a short, I had similar problems that went on for weeks, battery flat etc wipers acting weird, I popped the wires out and after stripping them back reconnecting and re-insulating all is fine - Terry from Lancashire
Terry from Lancashire is correct. Peel back the rubber sheath covering the wire harness that connects the hatchback to the body. Bet some of the wires are frayed. This is a very common problem on the Micra K12. Strip frayed ends, solder together, not simply twist and cover repair with heat shrink tubing. Don’t use tape as the wires may not sit in the ribber sheath neatly when you pull it back over wires/loom. I did this repair on my wife’s car when the boot packed up. There is also a problem with the boot release switch also on Micra K12 with water ingress - Steve Evans from Surrey
Submitted: 15/06/2012 09:41:15 | ID: 11201
How do I locate and change the fuel filter for a 98 Nissan Almera diesel? Can it be changed? The only information that I’ve found on the internet says that it cannot be changed because it is inside the fuel pump that is inside the fuel tank. Is that true? (2.0 diesel)
Yes, the fuel filter can be changed. I have a 97 Almera diesel 2.0L; the fuel filter is located under the bonnet in the top right hand corner as you look from the front of the car. Simply undo the two bolts securing the filter mount to the bulkhead and carefully lift it from the bracket guard around the filter then unscrew the filter from its mount with the two hoses going to it. Do this carefully as the filter will be full of fuel - empty the fuel and remove the plastic nut and breather hose from the bottom of the filter. Reinstall the breather hose to the new filter and fill the new filter with new unused fuel and reasemble in the reverse of the removal. It’s as simple as that; be sure to fill the new filter with new clean fuel as this will remove the nessesity to bleed the fuel system. Run the engine and check for any leaks. Hope this helps - Jason Walker from Hampshire
Submitted: 14/06/2012 11:16:55 | ID: 11176
What are the correct tyre pressures for my Nissan Note SE automatic reg January 2006?
Check in the manual book, or on the side of the driver’s door. When open you will see small pictute like of a car with correct tyre presure parameters indicated right under the picture for front and rear tyres. Hope that will help - R K from Northumberland
Submitted: 12/06/2012 10:23:20 | ID: 11148
How do I change a front crossmember on my Nissan Almera?
If you have to ask that get someone to do it for you - Lloyd from England
It has to be cut out and new one welded in. This is a common fault - Aidan from County Antrim
Submitted: 11/06/2012 14:51:26 | ID: 11132
Where are the jack and the handle for lowering the spare wheel kept on a Nissan Navara?
Behind the back rest of the rear seat - Mike Hunt from England
Submitted: 11/06/2012 14:29:32 | ID: 11126
Can anyone explain how to remove the front offside headlamp unit from my 2003 Nissan Micra? It looks to me that the whole front bumper has to be removed to gain access to the third locating bolt. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Yeah you are correct, take the bumper off and remove fixings in the wheel arch to gain access to two 10mm bolts, then unclip the vents above the bumper to bonnet scuttle. Undo the screws to either side of the valance/bumper. remove the bumper and you will see the remaining 10mm bolt for the light unit - Warren Phillips from England.
Submitted: 11/06/2012 12:26:10 | ID: 11116
Can you alter the headlights from UK to European on a Nissan Almera Tino without having to buy new headlights?
No - we needed to get the headlight units changed - Min Cope from Finland
Submitted: 11/06/2012 10:46:03 | ID: 11086
I have a 2001 Nissan Terrano. I can select gears but the gearstick has become very sloppy. Can anyone suggest why?
On the bottom of the gearstick there’s a nylon delrin ball/bush that goes into the selector, a little wear on this makes it all feel loose. It’s a listed Nissan part (can’t remember the part number but if you can get a dealer to show you the workshop manual it’s obvious which part it is). To fit it you just remove the centre console (screws in cd box and a couple on gearbox tunnel), remove the gearstick (4x 12mm bolts I think) and pull the stick out. The old ball should pull off easy enough. If the new one won’t snap on then put it in the microwave for 20 sec to warm it up without distorting it and it should go on easy enough. The hardest bit I found was explaining to the chimp in the first dealership I tried what the part was and why I wanted to change it, but Lookers Chester came up with the goods. It was about £7 - Alan Smith from Gwynedd
Submitted: 07/06/2012 16:40:49 | ID: 11039
I have a Nissan Almera Sport and my temperature gauge goes up quickly and there is a burning smell. Any ideas?
Head gasket - check oil in the water/water in oil and check thermostat etc - Lloyd from England
Submitted: 07/06/2012 14:40:55 | ID: 10998
My 2003 Nissan Micra is causing me a headache. It only starts if I put the pedal to the floor. Even then if I miss a small window of opportunity it behaves as if I have flooded it and refuses to start for 10 minutes or sometimes a couple of hours, but it seems to be showing more tendencies towards overnight. When it does get going it`s so nippy. We had a diagnosis that indicated that we should change the cam shaft sensor and or the crank shaft sensor. This is weird because when the problem reoccurred it worked when we unplugged the crank shaft sensor and re plugged it and it started every time for a while, until we then changed the crank shaft sensor and this trick no longer worked. The diagnosis was not specific and gave 4 options. By process of elimination the next step was to check the wiring and then the ECU. I would hate to spend the money on costly electrics and then find that this was one of a common problem with Nissans which nobody knows why it occurs as I have discovered by reading reviews. Has anyone come across this problem with their Nissan?
Sort of... My 2004 Nissan Micra 1.2 sometimes does not start... I have to try a couple of times before it does start... I have noticed it happens when I first get in the car in the day. I haven’t noticed it happen after I have driven it until the next day or next time I get in it... The car also misfires... ?!?! :) Cas Gaf from England
Timing chain needs to be replaced - Lloyd from England
Submitted: 07/06/2012 12:04:03 | ID: 10959
I am having trouble finding the fuse for the central locking system on my Nissan X-Trail. It blew and the only door that I can open is the driver`s with the key only, none of the other doors work .I can`t find any reference to the central locking fuse in either fuse box. Any suggestions please? (2.2 dci Sport)
It’s on the same fuse line as the interior light fuse - Scott Baxter from England
Hi, I have the exact same problem & am away on Staffs with the kids on my own. First my indicators stopped working, I changed that fuse. That blew again now I can only open the drivers door. I changed the ’electronic parts’ fuse & that hasn’t helped. I have nothing showing for the interior light or doors on the fuse diagram, & don’t want to have to go through every one! Thanks - Kimberley Griffin from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 07/06/2012 11:47:42 | ID: 10951
I purchased my Nissan Micra C+C yesterday and no matter what I try I cannot get the passenger seat to lift up so I can get into the secret storage. I`ve tried with the doors locked, doors unlocked, roof up, roof down and still it will not release. I`m not sure that the dealer knew it was there so I`ve no idea what is in it. Any ideas on how to get it open? Thanks.
I am having the same problem with mine, haven’t been able to get at it. Looking at the handbook it says the bit of seat you sit on should lift up from the back and down onto the floor. But I haven’t been able to do it - Karen Woodcock from Hertfordshire
Not very technical but we took a hammer to something at the back of the seat which pushes the lock into place, we never got to the root of the problem and the lock is now permanently unlocked but at least I can use the storage space! Sorry I can’t remember exactly where it was - Emily Phillips from England
Submitted: 01/06/2012 11:09:32 | ID: 10883
Hi. Please advise why my Nissan X-trail 2.0 (4X4) will just cut out while driving and it even locks the steering wheel? I drive a lot with it and at least once a week I take a one way trip of 600km. I’m concerned about my safety if I’m on the freeway or national roads. What could be the problem and what’s the best solution? (X-Trail)
Hi, I had same problem after a lot of investigation it was the fule pump, very expensive £1,000.00. It was very frightening when this happened the car gradually lost speed, as you say the wheel locks and the car comes to a complete stand still . Before the garage put in a new fuel pump, they did replace the air flow meter as they initially thought that was the problem £500.00. Nothing is cheap with Nissan. Hope this helps - Rosalind Dawson from Cornwall
Submitted: 01/06/2012 10:57:52 | ID: 10880
I have a Nissan Nawara Aventura 2007 model used in the UK for 38,500 miles. .I have used 1,500 miles in Sri Lanka. When do I need to change the diesel filter? I look forward to getting some advice please.
It depends on service interval and looking through service book is confusing but 9000 mile service interval, travelling less than 18,000 miles a year every 18,000 or 9000mile service interval travelling more than 18,000mile a year every 36,000... Hope this is of some help.. :) Michael Hennessey from Yorkshire
Submitted: 31/05/2012 14:13:21 | ID: 10867
How do I turn off the maintenance reminder that shows up every time I turn on the ignition of my Nissan Micra?
I had the engine light on my 2003 car I was told to get rid of it it would have to have a diagonostic test in order to locate the problem. Problem is this test costs apx £50 and it sometimes offers around 4 things it could be in code to the mechanic and then he/she looks up what it the code definition is. Ensure that whoever is conducting the test can reset the engine light. It will continue to show itself until the sensor or problem is fixed - Penelope Pitsop from England
Submitted: 29/05/2012 10:05:06 | ID: 10822
The passenger door on my Nissan Quashqai is making a grinding, crunching noise when I use the electronic fob to lock it or when I lock it manually. Has anyone else experienced this problem and what is the cause? Also my driver`s door can no longer be opened from the inside. I think something may have snapped. Any ideas please?
It’s a common problem with door lock failures and Nissan won’t help if out of warranty. I am on my third door lock replacement on a 2007 1.6 2WD Petrol Accenta model. It’s a known problem that effects all models, but I suspect the earlier models were more prone as I suspect the new models are not having the same rate of failure, thus the internals that cause the failure may have been redesigned or revised. Search Google, you will see lots of owners having the same annoying problem. From the research I have made, if you leave it making this noise for too long it will eventually pack up completely. My first lock failure (driver’s side), I left mine for 3 months using the car daily for commute to and from work and it still worked fine but just made the annoying grinding noise, but I soon had it replaced so as to ensure I was not left locked out. Second failure was front passenger and third was rear driver. To repair the complete electric locking mechanism in the door needs to be replaced as it’s not a serviceable item and even if it could be serviced, opening the electric the lock unit to attempt a repair would not be very easy as the plastic enclosure is well sealed together with clips etc. The lock unit is stamped Peugeot/Nissan. Each replacement equates to a lot of money as from a dealer the parts retail at £134 each plus the labour to fit the lock. Fitting the lock yourself is not for the faint hearted as the window unit and shields have to come out and as the linking cables to the handles are very very hard to reach and unclip its apparently a right pig to do. (Speaking with a colleague who attempted it himself after buying a second hand one from eBay) - Jack M from Surrey
Submitted: 28/05/2012 14:43:08 | ID: 10798
What does it mean if a 2005 Nissan X-Trail says that it has an 1986 petrol engine in it? Is this normal or a bad thing?
It means that it’s a 2 litre engine. 1986 refers to its engine size - Oliver Howe from Scotland
Submitted: 28/05/2012 11:01:32 | ID: 10750
Does a Nissan Micra March have a timing chain or a timing belt?
Timing chain on both K11 and K12 - Ian M from Cheshire.
Submitted: 25/05/2012 09:45:50 | ID: 10735
Hi. My Nissan Terrano`s engine management light is on and stays on. I have had three scanners on it and none of them show the light to be on. The light has been on for one year now. Please can anyone help?
Hi, my car some time has white smoke in the back, I do not know why; I use some oil when I fill the car with diesel to clean it. I change the oil filter, and then comes the same problem and when I drive more than 90 miles the diesel don’t come like is stop but if i drive with 85 mile all is ok. I go to check in diesel center in Northampton and they told me that all is ok with my car and he say try to drive again and if is stop take the tank down and clean it. You think that is correct or not? I never had this problem before just when I use this small botle with oil in the diseel I get this problem. Thanks - Radu Lucescu from London
Submitted: 25/05/2012 09:44:33 | ID: 10734
My Nissan Note has a problem. When I start the car it will start okay, but when I switch off the car I cannot get the key out unless I move the gears a lot and then it will come out. My mechanic cannot find out what the problem is. Can anyone help me please?
If it is automatic, the gear selector has to be in p before you can take the key out. Perhaps it is the same with manual gearbox ie in neutral - vj from England
Submitted: 24/05/2012 10:37:06 | ID: 10691
Having had my Nissan Terrano`s clutch replaced twice as well as the slave cylinder, my clutch has started slipping again. Any ideas? (2.7 TDI)
Hi, it is possible that your bell housing bolts are incorrectly tightened, or some were missed out, they are not the easiest job getting at, and a back yard mechanic needs some grit and determination to get the job done right!!! Paul Moss from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 24/05/2012 10:14:40 | ID: 10685
When do I need to change the timing chain on my Nissan Note?
I have just checked this myself and it recommends 72000 miles or 60 months, which ever is first - Louise from Blaenau Gwent
Submitted: 24/05/2012 09:53:32 | ID: 10679
Where does the parking brake cable adjust on a 2004 Nissan Primera? (2.2 dci)
Where the ashtray is on centre console between front seats. Lift out ashtray and pull out small panel behind ashtray. You will need a 10mm socket and extension bar - Adey Foote from Hampshire
Submitted: 22/05/2012 14:57:35 | ID: 10668
Should a gear box in a Nissan X Trail last less than 50,000 miles? Would this be the norm for a Nissan with a list price of £27,000 when new?
No mine has 200,000 and is still going strong - Mark from Yorkshire
Submitted: 22/05/2012 14:38:25 | ID: 10660
Why is it that my Nissan NP300 Pickup`s reverse lights are different, one is red and the other is white?
It is usual nowadays, since the tail light assembly is the same when a car has to offer a rear fog light the manufacturers just change the color of one of the tail lights while elminating one reverse light to put the fog light that’s usually in a darker red color, that way in production the manufacturers don’t have to redo the whole tail light. Hope this is useful! If it is please visit my blog: 4wd-mag.blogspot.com - Juan Daniel Cortes from Colombia
Submitted: 22/05/2012 12:53:11 | ID: 10648
My Nissan Terrano`s engine is turning over but it doesn`t want to catch or idle. Any ideas please?
Hi! Yes it could well be the crankshaft sensor at fault if this is breaking down it will send a message to the fuel pump - no pump fuel, hence engine wont start, worth having diagnostics check, costs around £40 and it will show up straight away. I fitted one of these a while back, I remember it cost me around the £100 mark - not cheap for a little sensor. These are a known fault, hope this helps. Best of luck - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Check for a NATS connection on the back of the Fuel Pump... it cuts the fuel if disconnect (Via the NATS system) Contact me @ email@example.com if you need more specifics - Mark Wootton from Fife and Kinross Shires
Submitted: 18/05/2012 15:35:45 | ID: 10602
One front wheel of my Nissan Almera is not rolling smoothly. Any ideas why?
Replace the calliper - S from England
Submitted: 18/05/2012 10:40:23 | ID: 10585
Does my Nissan Navara have a diesel particulate filter fitted on this model?
It should have, I think late 2006 and forward should have it - Alfred Dafku from Albania
Submitted: 18/05/2012 09:58:41 | ID: 10577
I have a 2007 Nissan Micra SR 160 (1.6 petrol Manual) with the ABS and head brake warning lights on. I have been told that I need a new ABS unit but the part numbers I have been given from the old unit are not recognised when I look for them on the various spare parts sites. The part numbers I have been given are XXXXXXXXXX and 47660BC42A. Does anyone recognise these numbers? Where can I get them and are there alternatives, because I haven’t been able to source these specific part numbers myself? Many thanks. (1.6sr sport)
I had this problem for several months, my ABS light and handbrake lights were on and it would also affect my Speedometer which would stop working, not sure if yours is the same? I was told it was an ABS Sensor so I replaced it but it did not fix the problem. Then I was told it was the ABS Unit and got quoted £500. Needless to say I did not replace the unit, instead I went for a 3rd opinion and I took the car to an Auto Electrician and they fixed it straight away. It was the ABS Module Connectors, they were corroded. Maybe check about this before paying out for an ABS Unit - Liz from Cheshire
Check the connection plugs under the driver`s seat - Paul Read from Norfolk
Submitted: 14/05/2012 14:05:18 | ID: 10502
My Nissan X-trail will crank but will not start. Any suggestions? (X trail)
Replace the crank and cam sensors and check for continuities and fuel systems - Teye Samadjie from Ghana.
Submitted: 14/05/2012 11:45:22 | ID: 10484
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)
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 :-( Mike Garner from Surrey
Submitted: 14/05/2012 09:50:07 | ID: 10453
My Nissan Terrano is starting to overheat and I have no hot air. Can anyone please help?
It’s a water leak! Top up with water then run engine and look where it’s leaking from. Most common places are the radiator, or Water pump. But don’t run the engine for too long when HOT, it will cause damage - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Thermostat - Tone from Essex
Submitted: 14/05/2012 09:33:59 | ID: 10449
We have an intermittent fault with our Nissan Micra (S 06 1240cc petrol 3 door). After about 20 miles it starts to lose power. It feels like the car is slowing down and then speeding up again and the car will then slow to a stop, even though the engine is still revving. The AA ruled out the clutch and do not think it is the electrics as they checked it with their computer. The car was serviced and had an MOT in March, but this problem began at the start of April and again at the start of May. The garage cannot find what the problem is. Can anyone please help as the car is not reliable enough to use? (S 1240cc petrol 3 door)
I have had a similar problem but not quite as extreme as yours. It turned out to be a faulty throttle body - Frank from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)
After 4 garages had looked at the car we eventually put it into Arnold Clark in Livingston the Nissan dealership, They phoned us after about 3 hours and said the Rear O2 sensor was faulty which they replaced and we have had no problems with the car in the last 3 weeks. Hope this helps anyone with the same problem - Robert McKee from Scotland
Submitted: 11/05/2012 14:22:25 | ID: 10442
My Nissan Qashqai has an intermittent noise (like a tapping noise) which appears to be coming from behind the instrument panel. It lasts for a minute or so and then stops. I may drive for an hour but then it will happen again. It sounds to me like a spindle going round and then it stops. Any ideas? (Accenta)
Had a similar noise, always appearing to come from the instument panel. Found the problem, it was the drivers sun visor - Robert Anderson from Northumberland
Submitted: 10/05/2012 11:52:12 | ID: 10387
My Nissan Primera`s Abs light comes on occasionally, referring me to have it checked and now the air conditioning comes on on its own. Any ideas please?
Mine now does the same. Did you get anywhere with yours? Alan Robson from Essex
Submitted: 10/05/2012 10:03:42 | ID: 10367
My Nissan Almera Gti holds high revs all of the time. It near enough drives itself and I don`t really need to put my foot on the pedal after second gear. Even when stationary and out of gear it still holds revs at 4000rpm. What could be causing this problem?
I have a 2000 Almera II, 1.5 petrol, it happened to me that hooked the cable buffer gas on the manifold, with the hood up, try to speed with the throttle lever and release it at once, it must return smoothly without jamming, if not, you can have oil spray, Type-seize, in small quantities, and cleaning fine debris with a clean cloth, then try again - Longaron Javier from Spain
Submitted: 01/05/2012 12:34:49 | ID: 10223
I replaced my Nissan Almera`s battery and need to insert a code to get the radio working. How do I find out the necessary code?
Take radio out, look on the back, get the id code from back and then ring up a Nissan dealer, they have all the codes :) Hope it useful info. Ps, if you do this plz tell me how to get the god dam radio out of the dash ta :) Sparkz from England
Submitted: 01/05/2012 11:55:05 | ID: 10212
Hi. There is a red car symbol with a key warning light flashing on the dashboard of my Nissan Primera. It continues to flash when the key is taken out of the car and the car is locked. What does this light mean as there is nothing in the manual about it?
This is the anti theft system. It indicates your car is fitted with this. It will display as soon as the key is removed, showing that the nats system is on - Adey Foote from Hampshire
Submitted: 01/05/2012 10:19:49 | ID: 10204
After heavy rain what is the solution when my Nissan Terrano`s dashboard lights for the battery, a/t oil temperature and the coolant lights do not go out, even though the vehicle still drives okay? I have checked the fuses in the driver`s side. Any suggestions? (2.7td)
Was soon discovered upon further.inspection that one of the auxiliary belts had split and required changing - Graham Swaby from England
Submitted: 01/05/2012 09:57:38 | ID: 10202
Hi. Can anyone tell me if the front brake discs of my Nissan Almera are solid or vented? (1500)
Take off one of the front wheels, and examine the disc, if it looks like one piece of flat metal , then its solid discs, if it looks like 2 flat pieces of metal, sandwiched together, joined every inch, with gaps between, then its vented! Simples!! Iain Muir from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 26/04/2012 09:57:21 | ID: 10102
The tailgate door of my Nissan X-Trail is jammed shut although the lock appears to be working. Any ideas?
I have the same problem on my 2005 XTrail. I’m looking for an answer too - Enda Farrell from England
Not sure if I have the right answer but I’ve had some minor problems with tailgate on my 2011 xtrail. It’s my understanding they have a tendency over time to get out of alignment causing problems such as will not close and latch properly, causing water leaks and sticking closed. When you get it open check everything lines up neatly - including the latch/catch itself. There is some adjustments that can be made which may be all you need. Also the struts that hold the tailgate open over time can wear out. This becomes obvious when the door won’t stay up anymore but before getting to that stage especially if 1 strut is more worn then the other I have heard that again things get out of wack and opening/closing issues can happen. Also possible is that the hinge mechanisms tend to get fatigued and have a slight reputation for not being overly robust - especially considering the weight in the tailgate. Mind you I’m not a mechanic but I’ve heard this from more then 1 source. Good luck - Scott Bates from Australia
Submitted: 25/04/2012 12:55:50 | ID: 10090
My Nissan Qashqai+2 has had front impact starts but stops immediately. I am trying to move it. Does this vehicle have a fuel shut off / inertia switch? (2.0dci)
Hi mate, just wondering if you managed to fix the problem on your car? I had a small impact on mine, the airbags did not deploy, however the front rads etc were damaged. Now the car turns but does not start, it`s a 1.5dci - Mo from England.
Submitted: 25/04/2012 11:25:05 | ID: 10072
My Nissan Micra`s battery is drained on an intermittent basis. When it has been recharged everything is okay for a time but then the problem reoccurs. Does anyone have any idea why this should be? (Keyless)
My 2003 Nissan Micra had the same problem several months ago. If I didn’t drive it for a day or so the battery would be totally dead when I next tried to start it up. Once it had been jump started it was fine and as long as I drove it everyday there wasn’t a problem. When I took the car in for a service the garage told me that the battery terminal had come loose so it wasn’t holding a charge, they fixed it and fingers crossed, it all seems okay again now. So it could be a loose battery terminal, just a suggestion - Bev from Cheshire
My wife’s car had a similar problem (also keyless). Are you having problems with your boot opening and closing by itself? There seems to be a problem with the boot switch which intermittently opens and closes but when parked, drains the battery. Obviously when fully charged you won’t notice the problem but if the car is left for a couple of days it will eventually drain the battery. I looked further into this and found that the switch is prone to condensation and replacing the faulty switch with another one from a dealer would eventually cause the same problem (approx £150 part and labour). There are solutions out there involving buying a waterproof switch from a local electronics shop but it depends how confident you are in replacing it - Abbas from England
Submitted: 24/04/2012 09:50:07 | ID: 10055
Can anyone tell where is the fuse located for the rear wiper on my Nissan Qashqai? (Visia)
I too have the same problem. I have looked at both the internal fuse box and the one under the bonnet, but can`t find the fuse for the rear wiper which has ceased to work for some reason? If someone knows where it is that would be great –Gareth from England
It’s the 20 amp fuse in the compartment just above the bonnet/fuel door release. Just pull off the cover and only 20 amp fuse in fuse box. Try that. If not fixed it could be in the bonnet on right hand side under cover. But don’t know which one in there... Lee from County Down
Submitted: 23/04/2012 14:16:36 | ID: 10037
My Nissan Primera`s engine stutters when I indicate to turn right. Any suggestions? (h/b)
This fault is normally caused by a bad earth on the rear light cluster... same earth for the fuel pump!!! John Smith from Cumberland
Submitted: 23/04/2012 12:45:59 | ID: 10029
When I drive off in my Nissan Terrano in the morning if it`s been wet, I will drive off, then change gear or stop at a junction, put my foot on the throttle and get no response. I have to turn the engine off and switch it back on and then the car`s okay again. Can anyone suggest why?
I had the same problem and as you say turning off the engine and restarting it done the trick until the next time. It was doing me head in and no one could help me UNTIL one day I was reading about the MAF sensor (mass air sensor) - it’s just in front of the air filter and it must be kept clean and in good order so I took the air filter off and found that a piece of rubber had torn off from the air filter and was flapping on the sensor. Sounds strange I know. But this was the cause of all my trouble. It’s been going like a train ever since I removed that bit of rubber. I’m not saying it’s your problem but it’s worth a look. If not this it could be the throttle itself, they are a fly by wire type on the Terrano and you will need someone with a diagnostics machine. It should show up as a throttle fault and an auto electrician will charge you about £40 for this test. Best of luck - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Submitted: 23/04/2012 12:26:47 | ID: 10022
We have just had a Nissan Primastar broken into via the rear doors. The thieves only broke the rear door handle and somehow this opened the rear doors? I wonder if I am being conned by my employees who have left the vehicle unlocked and have broken the door handle to make it look as if the door has been forced. The rear doors still lock. Has anyone any knowledge of this happening elsewhere?
Yes it is possible, design fault. The same is for the side sliding load door. After gypsies broke both of mine I had them changed for stainless steel slam locks plus I had additional locks supplied, this cost about £500 but obviously can be offset against tax. If this conversion is done you will no longer have the rear and side doors operational with the key fob but you will need to disarm the alarm before opening the doors with a separate key. Pay the extra and have all locks "Keyed alike", otherwise you will be fumbling for the right key each time - Dave Lister from Middlesex
Submitted: 23/04/2012 09:35:25 | ID: 9988
I have a problem with my Nissan Note`s back passenger seats. The double one doesn`t want to fold down so I can’t transport any big things. The line is still connected and the lock sounds as if it is working okay, but the seat back is still not folding. Any suggestions?
I had the same problem Simon, This is what worked for me. Pull the seat right back. From the middle ,peel back the felt trim strip at the bottom of the seat and ease it ovet the luggage loops. If you look inside whilst using the release lever you will see a cable pulling on a small metal bar. I managed to get my finger on this and press firmly whilst using the release lever and hey presto ! the seat dropped forward. Wth the seat now down I gave the mechanism a couple of blasts of WD40 and it now works fine. No problem with getting the chrismas tree in the car this year. Good Luck - Woody from Warwickshire
Submitted: 20/04/2012 09:38:23 | ID: 9953
The interior boot light of my Nissan Note will not go out. When the car`s interior lamps are both switched off and the door is open the light on the dashboard stays on, even though all of the doors are closed. Also the indicators no longer flash when locking the car but they do when opening it. Are the two faults related and what could the cause be?
If the light stays on then it is saying the car is open so the lights won’t flash. Make sure you check all the doors are shut properly - Brendan from Lancashire
Submitted: 19/04/2012 14:41:45 | ID: 9931
My Nissan Almera`s engine management light is on but it doesn`t overheat or use water or oil. It starts first time every time and runs very smoothly. It was off for about two weeks and then after I drove through some fairly deep water it came back on again. Can anyone give me any answers? Many thanks.
Hi David, I have a 1998 Nissan 2ltr Diesel. It doesn’t like the wet or heat. When it is exposed to either the check engine light comes on. I am told that this may be due to 2 things, the throttle body is worn or sticking or the TPS (throttle postion sensor) is malfunctioning. My vehicle runs like a pig when the light is on but I have got so used to jabbing the throttle (which turns the light off) that for the 3 years that this has been happening I barely notice it. I have been told that it is very expensive to fix so if your car runs OK what the heck - Peter Bates from Spain
Submitted: 19/04/2012 14:15:31 | ID: 9925
My 2002 2.2 turbo diesel Nissan Primera cuts out in low revs and the engine light appears . If I turn it off and on it`s okay again. I recently replaced the air flow metre/turbo. It basically doesn’t drive comfortably in low revs (starts juttering and spitting power). The MPG counter is also all over the place, sometimes getting up to 44MPG and then jumping down to 28MPG. That`s a bit severe I think, no matter whether it is urban or rural driving. I really need a fix for the loss of revs with the engine light popping on. I literally have to stop and start 20 times a day and being a salesman on the road constantly this doesn’t help the stress levels. Any suggestions? (2.2 turbo diesel Dci.)
I had a similar problem with my petrol Direct Injection 2.5 litre P12 wagon. It turned out to be the injectors that needed to be replaced - Howard Murray from New Zealand
Submitted: 19/04/2012 12:07:02 | ID: 9917
When the lights are switched on my Nissan Primera`s engine loses power and can`t get up hills. Any suggestions?
Check the altenator and battery! I had the same problem on my Primera and it turned out the altenator wasn’t producing enough power to charge the battery! Gavin from Norfolk
Submitted: 17/04/2012 12:40:54 | ID: 9889
Is there a way of immobilising the anti theft system on my Nissan Almera Tino? I am having problems with it intermittently preventing my car starting. Any ideas?
You need an auto electrican as it happened to me. You may find that the ecu has blown your chip in your key which will need clonning - Paul Dimmock from Staffordshire
Submitted: 16/04/2012 11:57:59 | ID: 9844
When my key is not in the ignition of my Nissan Almera a flashing sign of a red car with a key in it keeps appearing near my speedometor. What does this mean?
Normal situation, it is the alarm - Kevin from Ireland
Submitted: 16/04/2012 11:00:34 | ID: 9830
How do you change the front side light bulbs on my Nissan Qashqai?
The air duct has to be removed. Be careful not to lose the metal clip on the bulb. Nissan refuse to sell me a replacement, they demand 300 pounds instead to replace the whole unit! Richard Smith from Hertfordshire
How do you change head light bulb on Qashqai? Terry Garner from England
I have just changed my dipped headlight LH which is easy once you remove the air duct (remove 2x plastic plugs and pull off. I replaced the bulb like for like but noticed this is not as bright as the other side, AM I MISSING SOMETHING? Frederick from Durham
Submitted: 16/04/2012 10:35:30 | ID: 9826
When I went to replace the bulb in the passenger side rear fog light of my Nissan Primera I found that the fog light bulb area has been capped off. Is there any reason for this, or has the inside cover not been removed on a new fitting? (Hatchback)
A money saving ploy on the part of Nissan. You may also find you only have one reversing light and the other side capped - Neil from Lancashire
Submitted: 16/04/2012 10:05:00 | ID: 9819
My Nissan Micra seems to have an intermittent fault. The speedometer stops working and at the same time the abs and brake management lights come on. Eventually they go off and the speedometer starts working again. I took it to the garage and they couldn’t find a fault but now it`s happened again. I have only had the car a fortnight. Can anyone help please? (Acenta)
Hi Helen. I’m afraid I can’t answer your question but I can sympathise with you as my 2003 Nissan Micra is doing exactly the same thing and it’s been doing it for about 4 weeks now. I’ve had a local garage look at it and a mobile mechanic and no-one knows what it is. I’ve been told it will be a process of elimination and so far I’ve had 2 things replaced on the car including an ABS Sensor but nothing has worked yet!! It’s costing a lot of money and it’s frustrating! Apparantly even Nissan wouldn’t know what was wrong with it... great hey?!! Sorry I can’t help but if you do get to the bottom of it it would be great to hear what the problem might be! Fingers crossed someone out there might have an idea - Lizzy from Cheshire
Sounds like your dashboard unit is faulty. They are expensive but there are companies that repair them. You can’t put a replacement in easily as they are coded to the vehicle - Mark from England
Hi Helen, it’s Lizzy from Cheshire. I replied to your question a few months ago, just wanted to let you know I got to the bottom of the problem. I went to an Auto Electrician and they fixed it straight away, it was the ABS Module - problems with the connectors and corrosion. Cost in the region of £100 to fix. Hope this helps - Lizzy from Cheshire
Submitted: 13/04/2012 15:33:49 | ID: 9817
I’ve just bought a Nissan Terrano today and have been given a Nissan cd changer to go with it, but it hasn’t been fitted. Looking through this site I found where it should go but I can’t find the wiring loom. Is it under the carpet? Although I have the changer I don’t have a mounting bracket. Are they easy to source without the player itself? Thanks. (11 TDi)
Having had more time to study my problem I have sorted a bracket and found a wiring harness that works - Al Middleton from Norfolk
Submitted: 13/04/2012 11:54:27 | ID: 9781
Hi. My Nissan Almera will not start, the engine just turns but the car wont start. Initially I was told that the air flow meter should be replaced, which I did and still no luck. I serviced the car and replaced plugs, filters and even tried another battery but still no luck. It starts once after numerous tries and will run perfectly for that time but once you switch it off it refuses to start again. Please can anyone help? (1.6)
It sounds like an intermittent fault in either the cam or crankshaft position sensor - Gordon Cowen from Northumberland
Submitted: 12/04/2012 16:12:57 | ID: 9728
H. I have a Nissan Primastar 06 which keeps breaking the clutch master cylinder rod. When a new master cylinder is fitted and the system bled, the pedal is slow to return back up from the floor but the clutch is good, clearing all gears. After 3 or 4 hours driving the pedal becomes solid and breaks the rod. This same problem is recurring. Can anyone help? (dci 100)
Have a look at mounting bracket holding master cylinder as it can break off on one side and out of place - Robert Weir from County Antrim
Submitted: 12/04/2012 12:30:31 | ID: 9686
I own a 1996 Nissan Terrano 2.7 tdi right hand drive. On cold start it surges on idle and quits and I have to turn the ignition off for a few seconds to restart. Once started it will go until you take your foot off the throttle then it stalls and the ecu light flashes. Once warmed up after 10 minutes it runs fine and the engine light goes out. It`s something electronic as it resets when you turn the key off and on, you can hear a click and then it will start. Can this be the solenoid on injector pump? (2.7 tdi.)
Hi! This problem sounds like it could well be the heater plugs not working. If it’s OK when the engine is warm I would change the heater plugs. You can buy them from ebay a bit cheaper - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Submitted: 12/04/2012 12:23:47 | ID: 9685
When I use my key fob to lock my 07 Nissan Navara it makes a funny rattling noise that seems to be coming from the passenger door area. Why is this happening? It still locks as normal but it`s just annoying. Any ideas?
This is a fault with you passenger door actuator, it will need replacing as there is no way of fixing it, or you could just get used to the sound and save your money - Shane Furmedge from England
Submitted: 10/04/2012 17:10:09 | ID: 9657
I’ve just had three bulbs changed on my Nissan Micra (2003) - the front headlight, reverse light and number plate light. The car now has no power when the lights are on (it cannot get up hills and it accelerates very very slowly), but it drives fine when the lights are off. Any ideas what this might be? (SE)
I have the same problem after changing the bulbs. Maybe it has got something to do with the bulbs? - Abc from England
My guess is you’ve caused a short or bad earth. My car lost serious power when I turned on the right hand indicator to overtake. Traced fault to a bad earth at rear right hand light cluster - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 10/04/2012 15:43:38 | ID: 9630
My Nissan Micra convertible (2008 reg) has a leak on the driver`s side and water is gathering inside the seal at the door. Water does not seem to come in when it`s raining but seeps in following rainfall and drips into the car, soaking the driver’s seat. The seals have been replaced but it`s still happening. The garage keeps water testing and saying it’s not leaking, but I don’t think they can replicate rainfall that has been falling for hours. It seems like a drainage issue to me. Any ideas on what to do to fix the problem?
I have a Nissan Micra Convertible (58 reg) which has exactly the same problem. I bought it second hand last year and within 3 weeks it leaked in. I thas been back to the dealership on a number of occasions, the seals have been replaced and it made no difference. I thought the fault was more to do with the window not fitting tightly enough and told them this on the third occasion they had it back. They did something to the door and tightened it up, the door was difficult to open but the leak seemed to have gone. I returned the car in January this year to the dealer for its service and they must have done something to the door, as it was easier to open when i got it back. Needless to say the leak returned the next time we had persistent rain. As you say it doesn’t seem to leak in no matter how heavy the rain is if it only lasts for a short while, but if its persistent and lasts all day the seat is soaked. The car was back in yesterday to be looked at again and they said they have done something to the door to ensure the seal is tighter around the window so we will see if that works. Its definitely not the rubber seal on the roof though as mine has also been replaced and it made no difference whatsoever. I’d ask about tightening the door to make it more flush to the seal and see if that helps. Just hope it works this time!!! Denise Scott from Durham
Hi Pam but really a question for Denise - my niece recently bought a Micra convertible 2008 and is having a similar problem. I think the company she bought it from is in Framwellgate Moor - has the repair worked? As I would like to let my niece know as she is about to take it back to the company for further action - if you don’t mind me asking did you buy it privately or from supplier in the Durham area? I’m just trying to establish if it is a known problem and if you purchased it from the same company then they should already know how to sort out her car repair - hope this makes sense. Kind Regards - Joan Lawton from Northumberland
Submitted: 10/04/2012 15:06:35 | ID: 9615
My Nissan Note will not start at all. I have owned the car for over a year and never had a problem. When I turn the key in the ignition it just clicks with no ignition start up at all. The headlights and central locking are all functional and working. I had a jump start, turned it on the first attempt, ran the engine for two hours` driving and parked. When I went out to move the car from the drive it was dead again, although the headlights and central locking etc were all working fine. I am on holiday visiting my family just now. Is this a recovery job or an easy fix? I read about installation procedure after battery installation in my manual, should I try this after another jump start?
Just needs a new battery - Brendan from Lancashire
Perhaps the battery is dead, or the alternator has malfunctioned, need to have them checked - vj from England
Submitted: 10/04/2012 11:47:35 | ID: 9581
Where is the fuse box in my Nissan Micra and how do you get to it?
The fuse box is behind a small panel about level with your right knee when you sit normally. There is a cutout where you can get 3 fingers into, just pull the panel away from the dash. It’s 45 degrees approx down and right from the steering wheel - Alexander van Wyk from South Africa
Submitted: 10/04/2012 10:45:31 | ID: 9566
I’ve just had three bulbs changed on my Nissan Micra (2003) - front headlight, reverse light and number plate light. The car now has no power when the lights are on (can not get up hills, accelerates very very slowly), but drives fine when the lights are off. Any ideas what this might be? Cheers. (SE)
Problem solved. There was a single filament bulb fitted instead of a double filament bulb thus causing brake lights to be on when headlights switched on. The car thought it was breaking therefore reduced fuel going into the engine, thus power lost - Liz from England
Submitted: 05/04/2012 08:59:55 | ID: 9557
The aircon/heating system has just suddenly started making a loud rattling noise when it is on - it doesn’t matter which setting it is on - anyone else had this problem or know what the cause of it is?
I have also stated experiencing the same problem with my Qashqai. Did you get a solution for your vehicle? Emily Murapa from South Africa
Submitted: 02/04/2012 10:10:53 | ID: 9499
I have no response to my key fob. Changed the batteries but no difference. Anyone know which fuse could cause this? I’ve looked at both fuse boxes but no idea which one it could be and the fuses under the dash are a nightmare to remove and replace. Any help anyone please? (TD)
Just type nissan key fob programming instructions into google, and you will find a few places and videos giving you instructions. When you do reprogram your remote to sync with the car, you will need to also redo any other remote you have for the car. Seems that when you change batteries it needs redoing - Mike Q from Canada
Submitted: 02/04/2012 09:28:34 | ID: 9458
When trying to press the silver button on my automatic gearbox to move it from Park (P) to Drive (D) it will not work. The button cannot be pressed and the gear stick will not slide back as expected. It eventually moves after numerous attempts, but it is getting worse. I’ve been driving automatics for 20 years and have not experienced this problem before. Anyone know why it will not budge and the button cannot be depressed? (1.8SE)
Hi Gerry, sounds like the brake lamp switch is faulty. It usually has 4 terminals, 2 for the rear brake lamps and 2 for the ecu and gear lever release etc. Regards - David Ogilvy from Spain
Submitted: 30/03/2012 08:17:46 | ID: 9426
I bought a used 2003 Micra almost 2 years ago. I took it to get serviced 2 days ago and apparently the guy was telling me that the bulb for the ABS indicator light on the dashboard wasn’t there and for him to fix it he would have to replace the whole thing and that’ll cost more than 450 euros. I was just wondering what the best decision was regarding this problem seeing as it wouldn’t be cheap to fix it. Thank you.
I would question why someone has removed the bulb. There is a known problem with Micras displaying the ABS fault and this requires a new ABS module. Main dealers quote circa £1500 to replace, so I suspect someone has removed the bulb and sold/part ex the car with this fault - Ian M from Cheshire.
Submitted: 28/03/2012 16:29:47 | ID: 9399
Can I replace the standard wheels of my Nissan NV200 with 17" alloys? Will they fit without any rubbing or other issues? I know larger wheels will affect the fuel gauge, speedo etc, but will the larger wheels also make for a smoother ride?
Hi Steve... I replaced my 5.5 j x 14" NV Combi alloys (175x70x14 tyres) about 6 monts ago. I put on 6.5 j x 16" Team Dynamics with 195x50x16 tyres. My new alloys have the same 114.3 pcd, same 60.1 bore and are 44 offset instead of 45 offset. These alloys are a special order, made in UK, and unused stock from Chrysler... cost me just £160 for four from Merlin Int’l , York. They are a fantastic 10 spoke silver and give a much better ride on the wider tyre. Look at Kouki.co.uk to check your wheel size suitability. My difference is 60 mph is now 60.1 mph... negligable. The original 14" alloys were a bit tragic! Mobile 07836739185 if more detail required... Robert London from Surrey
Submitted: 27/03/2012 12:01:06 | ID: 9352
The radio/cd player on my Nissan Pixo is very poor and I want to replace it. Can anyone tell me how to remove the surround cover on the existing radio please?
Well I do not know for sure but judging on the 1 din mounting brackets. I would say the side plastic covers (left / right ) of the vents / above the radio covers the screws for removal of the radio. See for example the mounting bracket for a 1 din http://www.autosound.nl/aansluitmateriaal/radio-inbouw-materiaal/radiopanelen.html?manufacturer=31&order=position&dir=desc&Make=Nissan&Model=Pixo&Year=2009-0 In a week or so, I will be mounting one or at least try to - Chris from Netherlands
Submitted: 22/03/2012 12:17:26 | ID: 9279
The handbrake won`t hold on my Nissan Primera p12. Can anyone help please? (Dci S Estate.)
Get your rear brake callipers checked, it is common fault - Arfan Shaffi from Yorkshire
Submitted: 20/03/2012 09:45:36 | ID: 9200
I have no reverse lights on my Nissan Primera. I was wondering if someone could please tell me where the reverse light switch is on the gearbox as I can see one on top and one to the rear of the box as well? Thanks in advance.
Check the wires from the body to the boot lid that follow the hinge on the right side. They bend and break. All of mine were broken - all lights on the boot lid were out. I rebuilt this sub-harness, but you could probably replace it also - G Peacock from Saint Kitts and Nevis
Submitted: 19/03/2012 15:19:05 | ID: 9181
My Nissan Primera p12`s engine warning light illuminates and I suddenly lose revs. I switch off the engine, switch it back on again and I get full revs. Does anyone have any ideas? (p12)
I had the same problem and it turned out to be a faulty alternator not delivering enough voltage - Mikehe47 from New Zealand
Submitted: 19/03/2012 14:40:20 | ID: 9178
What do you have to remove to fit spark plugs to a 2009 Nissan Micra please?
Try following this guide: http://www.micrak12.com/sparkplugs.htm - Ian M from Cheshire.
Submitted: 19/03/2012 11:06:09 | ID: 9139
Has anybody else had a problem with warped break discs? Our Tekna is only 18 month old, and has only 12,500 miles on the clock. We took it to Nissan today because of a bad juddering when breaking. They’ve told us we need new discs and pads at a cost of £240. And its not covered under warranty!! 12,500 miles and new discs???
Hi, Our 2 year old N tec with 10,000 miles has just started doing it too. The pads look only 30% worn max. Will be phoning Beadles tommorrow but expect the same response that you got! Dave Mitchell from Kent
My NTec was 9 months old and had done 2250 miles when I had the same experience with the brakes. My Nissan garage initially said not under warranty and wanted £272 to replace pads and disc "owing to corrosion on inside of front discs". I strongly argued my case and eventually the garage agreed to do the job free of charge as a "gesture of goodwill" !!! I suggest you keep pressurising your garage. Good luck - Keith Sutherland from Oxfordshire
My 59 Reg Acenta had the vibration problem 6 moths ago, discs said to be warped and discs and pads changed under warranty. However the problem has reappeared after only a couple of months since repair with very few miles driven, not as bad as before but makes me believe it isn’t a warping problem and possibly master cylinder but needs further investigation by Nissan. Keep on at them for warranty repair and inform them it is a problem many Qashqai’s have. I plan to replace my Qashqai in August for same model but if this is a prelavent problem I may think again, it spoils the ride completely - Frank Dobson from Durham
Submitted: 14/03/2012 17:07:01 | ID: 9050
I have had my Nissan Terrano for a couple of months. No problems but now the electric windows on the near side just stopped working for no reason. Is there a reset switch somewhere?
Common fault on the Terrano. I cured mine by spraying WD 40 on the switch itself and then working it up and down fast - if this don’t work, try the fuse; let me know how you get on - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Submitted: 13/03/2012 11:19:21 | ID: 9010
I have just bought a 55 plate Primera S. There is a telephone icon on the steering wheel controls and main console. When I press either button nothing happens and when I turn my Bluetooth on there is no connection. I have an iphone 4. How do I connect my phone to the car?
I think the button is there but it is an optional extra, you have to get Nissan to fit it. I don’t know the cost, but I’d say it’d be a few quid. Be better getting a bluetooth kit or ear piece I think - Keith from County Tyrone
Hi, I took my Primera to my local dealer and its about £200 to have the kit fitted! Andy Shearon from Lancashire
Submitted: 13/03/2012 10:46:05 | ID: 9002
The reverse light on my Nissan Micra is not working. I fitted a new bulb but still no luck. I cannot find the car`s manual so I don’t know which fuse relates to the reverse light so that I can check it?
My guess is that the switch near gear box is faulty - Keith from County Tyrone
Does anyone know how to change a reverse light bulb on a 05 reg Micra? Dave Hill from Wiltshire
My bulb went out. The filament and bulb were working when checked but a wire had broken in the gaiter between main body and boot. This seems to be a problem with all hatchbacks as the copper in the wire becomes rittle when worked - Wendy Marshall from England
Hi. It is the reversing light switch in the gearbox that needs to be replaced. I have just replaced the switch in my 2004 Micra and now it works. William Downey from England.
Submitted: 13/03/2012 09:51:19 | ID: 8982
I have a problem with my Nissan Qashqai+2 which has only started during the last two weeks.... the radio cuts out frequently for about a second at a time. It doesn`t matter what station it’s on - it’s not fussy. It works fine with CD and AUX, it’s just the radio. It cuts off like it does when you’re about to receive a "Bluetooth" phonecall on loudspeaker. It happens so frequently it`s driving me mad. Any suggestions?
I have had a Qashqai for 12 months and I had this problem from day 1 but have found that if you turn off the TA function it seems to work perfectly - Adrian Turner from Oxfordshire
Submitted: 12/03/2012 16:55:47 | ID: 8951
I have recently purchased a Nissan Qashqai in Spain. It is kept garaged whilst I am in England for a period up to 3 months at a time. Is it necessary for the battery to be disconnected during this time? Also, if this is the case, can you purchase a device that can be plugged into the car to maintain the alarm system etc, whilst the battery is disconnected?
Napkins do a solar trickle charger for around £9.99, works great - Ray Minster from Kent
If your car is in a garage then I would say a solar charger would be useless as it’ll be dark in there! Buy a trickle charger from Halfords or somewhere - Matt Burnett from London
Submitted: 12/03/2012 09:45:58 | ID: 8931
My Nissan Primastar’s clutch pedal was getting lower and lower before it would engage and would not return. Then it would be okay. Now it goes straight to the floor, does not engage and only returns if I pull it up. What is wrong with it?
This could be one of two problems. First, it could be that your clutch master cylinder is broken. This is positioned just above the clutch peddle, 2nd is the bracket that holds this could also be broken. Very poor design needs to be welded or replaced - Dave Kinsella from London
Submitted: 09/03/2012 15:36:34 | ID: 8915
I have a few niggly problems with my gti - a sharp squeal when light braking, abs does not work and same light is on, airbag light on, first three settings on heater don’t work, recently bought the car however I’m am delighted with its performance. Thanks.
I have the same car and have been told the fan is due to a heater resistor. Buy it for around £40 in regards with the brake I was told by a mechanic - pour some warm soapy water into the wheels then brake lightly, the noise disappears for a while. Otherwise get a free check at local Kwik Fit, etc - A W from London
Submitted: 09/03/2012 14:11:40 | ID: 8901
I have just bought a Nissan Note 1.4 S. When I take the key out of the ignition a light flashes, it appears to be of a car with a key in it. I have no hand book to refer to, what is it advising?
It’s to show that the immobiliser is active - J Houston from Lanarkshire
It flashes when key is removed and when you lock the car. It is a visible sign that the NATS is working (Nissan Anti Theft System) - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 09/03/2012 14:09:53 | ID: 8900
Hi, I changed the battery on my 03 plate Almera and lost my radio/cd output . RADIO SAYS CODE IN. I went to local Nissan dealer who had said come in with log book and proof of ID and they would issue code for £20. When I got there, after a long drive I might add, they said the car would need booking in and the dash stripping back to reset the radio at a cost of £75! Can this really be right for a four digit code, the radio just says code in.
Hi Kim, I had this problem on my Nissan Almera and on a Smart car and just took the car to a local car audio specialist. They kept the car for a couple of hours and charged me about £20 - 25 - Richard Webster from Oxfordshire
Submitted: 08/03/2012 10:43:32 | ID: 8871
Is it possible to purchase a spare wheel rather than having to use repair kit on a 2011 Nissan Qashqai?
Yes they cost £113 from Nissan - Alan Sharples from Lancashire
Submitted: 08/03/2012 08:01:34 | ID: 8855
I have a Nissan Terrano 2.7 tdi. It all of a sudden started missing and puffing white smoke out, it also put engine management light on. I have put a complete engine in it with pump injectors, turbo etc and the vehicle still does the same. I was told to by pass the fuel filter, so I put a clear pipe out of a can straight to the pump. This has helped a bit but still got a miss when I accelerate. Any ideas?
We are having exactly the same problem with 1998 2.7 tdi. We were told it was a EGR valve and on having a diesel fitter check he said there wasn’t one on our car!!! We had the same problem a year ago and after a clean and new filters it stopped and has happened again now!!! We have removed a small filter in fuel line banjo and had all filters changed!!! Air, fuel and oil!!! No avail, we have tried to read the code at two garages but with no luck as the management light wouldn’t always be on!!! Have you found the answer to yours yet Eddie??? Jo Smith from Essex
Hi Eddie, try fitting a new head gasket. Water ingress through the gasket will cause white smoke which is partly un-burnt fuel, this will in turn cause a lower RPM that expected for the fuel input which the ECU will flag as a fault - Paul Moss from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 07/03/2012 11:07:05 | ID: 8809
Why do my Nissan Terrano indicators flash when I open the door with the key? How do I reset this, I have no other problems with the car.
Hi, wouldn’t you find that it is merely the NATS immobiliser that Nissan install? Graham Swaby from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 07/03/2012 10:35:36 | ID: 8801
I want to plug in a sat nav but there doesn’t appear to be a power source. Where the cigarette lighter is supposed to be is blanked off. Can anyone help?
Any auto factors sell a cigarette lighter socket, these are easily fitted by taking a power source from fuse box. You can locate socket in any handy place that suits - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 06/03/2012 10:40:19 | ID: 8790
My Nissan Almera is using far too much petrol, at least twice normal, it is also losing power and is slow to build up speed. Any ideas anyone?
Your air flow meter needs cleaning or replaced - PP Poy from Ireland
Submitted: 06/03/2012 08:40:49 | ID: 8784
An orange light, shaped like an engine, has just come on my Nissan Primera and I’ve not a clue if it’s serious or not. Can anyone help me please?
Best take it to a diagnostic center. Chances are it could be something simple, hopefully. It is an engine management warning - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 05/03/2012 17:40:08 | ID: 8765
PS light came on this morning and power steering failed. Within minutes it returned to normal and PS returned and drove fine. Could this be the start of PS failure?
This has happened to my 2004 Micra twice. 1st time the PS completely went and cost me almost £1500 (apparently you have to have brand new parts for PS). This time it’s intermittent and my partner thinks it’ll need replacing... less than 1 year after having a new one. Garage won’t take responsibility as I’ve done over 1000 miles over what they’d cover. Typical! Hate this car, wouldn’t recommend a Micra to anyone - Emma from England
Submitted: 05/03/2012 17:23:28 | ID: 8758
The interior lights on my Nissan Primastar have stopped working, both in the cab and in the load area. All the bulbs and the fuse have been tested and are working. I suspect that the relay that controls the time delay is at fault but am unable to locate it. I have found some relays under the expansion tank and some under the dash to the left of the centre console but I have found that these relays are for other systems. Does anyone have any ideas what the fault may be? (1.9dci SWB)
Check to see if the small rubber switch actuator is missing on the bottom left hand side of the rear near side door is missing. That was the cure for mine - Andy Gager
Submitted: 05/03/2012 16:51:13 | ID: 8745
My Nissan Note’s fog lights fails to go out, even when the ignition is off and the lights are turned off. I have had to remove the bulb and the car needs bulb to be working correctly to pass its MOT. Can anyone help or advise?
The problem is a body control module, cost is around £400 at a dealer. It is a easy fix if you know a bit about car electrics. All i did was to trace the two wires, they travel up drivers cill under carpet, one is red, most of the wires are white then I cut the wire on the lower dash right hand side. I fitted an illumanated switch, cost was £1.99 from Maplins. This has to three terminals and at least 10 amp then I ran two wires down to the wire I had cut joined one wire to the one end and the second wire to the outher end so the two switch wires bridge the wire I had cut to get the switch to work follow instructions on switch. This took about a hour from start to finish, all wires hidden looks proper job. Warning: this is the start of further problems as this body module controls central locking and tailgate lock as well as wiper on back tail gate not opening was my first problem, again cheap fix if you know what you are doing. Nissan need to be notified about these problems, if enough of us tell Nissan maybe eventually a recall to sort it will happen. I don’t think so oops you need to get a sticker so the switch is marked fog light or it can still fail M.O.T. - Robert Parish from Shropshire
Submitted: 05/03/2012 13:30:19 | ID: 8718
How do you get into a Nissan Pathfinder if the vehicle battery goes flat? As there are no keyholes on the doors?
I would say, like in all Nissans, there is a key lock within the passenger handle, front left, remove the cover - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 29/02/2012 08:39:39 | ID: 8683
Hi, my driver’s side window will only work sometimes and then stick in the open position or not open or close at all. If I push it down, holding the switch, it will then go all the way down and then all the way back up? Can anyone throw some light on this problem? Also my reversing sensors don’t work but give out a deafening tone when in reverse. Many thanks for any help.
I have the same problem! Did you manage to fix it? If so, how? Thanks - Steve Jones from Shropshire
Submitted: 29/02/2012 08:09:27 | ID: 8668
I have a green spanner on dash saying service. What do I do to get rid of this?
It is a reminder for a service due. I will post the instructions on how to re-set it at the top of this page in the next day or 2, I don’t have them to hand at moment. Watch out for them if you still want them okay - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 28/02/2012 10:48:33 | ID: 8644
Hi, I recently purchased a 2006 Nissan Micra C + C convertible for my wife - almost immediately after purchasing the car the central locking mechanism failed and required a new actuator to be fitted (typical). This work was undertaken by a local Nissan dealer, and at the same time I asked them to look at the driver’s side window, as it is not sealing like the passenger one does (few millimetres off sealing fully with rubber - enough to cause wind noise and water leakage). The actuator was fitted and is working fine however the dealer said that it will need to go into the body shop for them to look at the driver’s window positioning. The only problem is that when I picked the car up from having the actuator done (on the passenger side), the passenger side widow is also now not sealing. I pointed this out to the dealer when I collected the car, and was told that they did not make any adjustments to the passenger window (I don’t believe this as I had inspected both windows before going to the dealers - one was leaking and not fully closing the other one was fine - that how I was able to make a comparison between the two windows and could see that one side needed adjusting). Now I have two windows that need adjusting. In short is it easy to make an alteration to the window alignment? And also, could the replacement of the central locking actuator have caused the passenger window to shift position slightly? Both windows look like they need raising a fraction at the corners. I am a little miffed that the passenger window, which was sealing correctly, is now off slightly, which occurred after the actuator work was completed. Hope someone can offer some advice, thanks.
My wife’s Audi TT had a similar problem with the windows not quite shutting. I researched on the internet and in the handbook and fixed myself. Now unfortunatly I can’t remember exactly how it went but it was along the lines of: EXAMPLE OF PROCEEDURE ONLY: Start the car, put the windows up holding the window switch all of the time till it is fully shut - wait 15 seconds still holding the switch. Release the switch, turn off the engine - wait 15 seconds - turn on the ignition only and repeat the process 3 times etc... etc... Look into it, it may be a proceedure like this that will re-set the window memory mechanism... Good luck, hope this info helps - Stig Page from Worcestershire
Submitted: 27/02/2012 15:37:58 | ID: 8597
Hi, can anyone help me with my problems? I have a 1999 Nissan Terrano 2.7 tdi. The problem started in November 2011 in the cold weather - my Terrano, when first started up in the morning would sound rough with no power in the engine. The engine management light would come on and when driven for about an hour, then turned off and left for 30 minutes, and then started the engine would run fine with no check light on for the rest of the day. Now the latest is that on mild days when the engine is started first thing in the morning there is no check light on and the engine runs fine and then we get a cold day then the previous is repeated. Reading on the net I thought it might have been the number 1 fuel injector which I’ve learnt is also called the needle lift sensor injector and controls the timing, which I replaced. This has not made any difference at all. I also have replaced the fuel filter, so I booked the Terrano into a diesel specialist who claim that the diagnostic test had shown no faults at all. I must add that when the Terrano was booked in the engine was running fine with no check light on. The diesel specialist said that they had taken out a wire mesh filter which is just on top of the fuel pump under a banjo bolt, they claim this was full of debris. The engine ran OK with no check light on but that was like that when the Terrano went in. Today, the 24/2/2012, the Terrano was started up this morning with check light on, engine running rough and no power when driving it. Any help would be great because I’m at a lost end. Thanks.
Hi Tony, my best answer is to purchase an OBD cable and scanner/software to plug into the grey 14 pin plug situated behind the fuses on the drivers side (I believe)... As I am too experiencing the engine management light on my Terrano II tdi 1999. The scanner, cable and diagnostic software can be purchased on eBay cheaply enough, tonight I will be buying one for no more than £50. I have only just purchased this Terrano 3 days ago via a garage - however all be it that it has some warranty, I just don’t fully trust companies, therefore I prefer learning the truth and passing it on to them to correct and not fob me off... Graham Swaby from Lincolnshire
Hi, I had a similar problem which I found was caused by a loose wire on the temperature sender for he glow plugs. I fitted a new spade connector and had no problems after - Steve from Cornwall
Submitted: 27/02/2012 11:43:49 | ID: 8586
My 02 Almera is losing power at motorway speed and the engine management light starts to flash. It is also lacking power on hills and sounds like it’s not firing properly. Any idea what the problem could be?
Your air flow meter needs cleaning or replaced - PP Poy from Ireland
Submitted: 24/02/2012 13:48:04 | ID: 8558
Hi all, I just had the clutch, pressure plate and flywheel changed by a mechanic. I just received a phone call that the vehicle won’t start. I’ve heard that the sensors on the clutch / gearbox can give a problem. Does anybody actually know what is wrong and how it can be fixed?
I have a Nissan X-Trail 2001 diesel [yd22] turbo. It doesn’t accelerate well, only when the car is cold it accelerates a little bit better but I am not satisfied. It has a lot of black smoke coming out of the muffler when full throttle. when the car is idling it have no black smoke. I change the turbo charger, maf sensor. I try to read it out but I don’t get fault code - Romano Suriname from England
Submitted: 24/02/2012 10:39:33 | ID: 8535
Does a Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel have a cam belt or a chain? Thank you.
It’s timing Belt. I just replaced one from work yesterday - Doug from Bedfordshire
Submitted: 22/02/2012 08:15:08 | ID: 8501
I recently changed the battery in my Nissan Micra and the car started with no problems at all. Now, just over 2 weeks after putting in the new battery the key won’t open the door and I have to get in via passenger side. No lights come on when I open the door. The door and the car won’t start at all... Anybody any idea what is wrong with it? Thanks.
I’m no expert but had a similar problem with my Nissan Micra. The car would start but then when I turned on the lights, the car would stop. Also the central locking wouldn’t work and I had to get into the car via the passenger door. Got jump started 3 times but then after a few minutes the same thing would happen. Got a new battery but it still happened. Turned out it was the alternator, I got it reconditioned and no more problems since and that was two years ago now. So I bet it’s your alternator - Ruth G from Ireland
Submitted: 21/02/2012 15:59:01 | ID: 8489
Hi. I have a Terrano 11 51 plate. The driver’s door windows won’t open - is there a fuse as I can’t find location of this on the fuse list. Thanks.
I’ve had exactly the same problem, my son took panel off and gave it a tap and it worked he also greased around window edge they get sticky. Perhaps you could help me, could you measure the glass on driver door please? I want to know if long wheel base glass will fit swb have broken mine - Maria Murray from England
Submitted: 20/02/2012 08:31:10 | ID: 8400
Nissan Almera 1.6LUX 2004 model. The car has a rattle on the driver’s side. I recently replaced the clutch and pressure plate. The rattle noise is only heard when I am driving on a bumpy road. I checked the mountings and are fine. Please advise.
Hi, did you have your cv joints checked? Check also if your stabilisers are in good shape - Tebogo Matlhare from Botswana
Submitted: 17/02/2012 15:56:26 | ID: 8386
At what mileage should you change the timing chain on a 2007 Nissan Almera?
Hi, I am not an expert, but I own a Nissan Almera and recently had a problem with the ignition coils burning out. I was advised by a local Nissan dealership to check the timing chain for stretch as this is a common problem with this model, they can do this using an electronic analyser to read your car’s ECU unit which reports any faults. I have been told by an experienced mechanic that there is a simple way of checking for yourself. The method requires the engine to be run hot until the choke is off, you then depress the throttle to reach 3000 revs and hold it there for 10 to 15 seconds, if the rev counter needle stays steady the chain has not stretched. If the rev needle fluctuates up and down, it could mean the chain has stretched and should be replaced. Another more accurate DIY way of doing this, is by visual inspection of the timing chain tensioner plunger depth, which should not pretrude more than 10mm. To do this, you will need remove the engine cam cover and plate encasing the timing chain situated on the belt end of the engine, you can then measure the depth of the piston plunger on the tensioner. If this protrudes more than 10mm then the chain should be replaced. I have done this job using a simple socket set, not difficult to do but requires the silicon sealent around the chain cover to be cleaned off and replaced. I hope you find this information helpful - James Turner from Essex
Submitted: 17/02/2012 10:44:40 | ID: 8340
My Nissan Micra has started hunting at traffic lights and now does not start. Can anyone tell me why this is?
It sounds like it possibly needs a service, hunting can be a result of several things such as fuel, timing etc so a competent mechanic should be able to sort it for you. Sorry, no real answer to fix it for you - Adrian Patterson from Kent
Submitted: 16/02/2012 15:16:07 | ID: 8318
Intermittent problem at cold start-up - short grinding noise from starter motor then continuous grinding noise from engine both in Park and when engaging gear. Noise disappears after approx 60 seconds and car then runs normally. My Nissan Note is still under warranty but the dealer is unable to trace any fault - any ideas? (Nissan Note 1.6 Acenta Automatic)
If the dealer can’t fix it, contact NMGB customer services direct. You will find their details on the net - Dave Adams from England
I have this exact same probelm with a 2009 Acenta Automatic - did you get any joy? Ruth Bloom from England
Try looking at this address www.underhoodservice.com/issue/article.aspx?contentid=74251 I have a similar problem and the description headed Tech Tip: Fix for a squeaky Nissan Drive Belt seems to be the answer. A year ago I took my Note (8293 miles) to the dealer for this problem and they said they had changed the belt. It has now returned and I’m taking in it again tomorrow Monday 25 March 2013 - Rodney Thomas from Surrey
Submitted: 16/02/2012 09:34:36 | ID: 8295
Does anybody know how to set the headlights to switch on automatically on a 2003 Nissan Micra? (1.2 SE)
Turn the headlights to on and leave there and they will turn in and of when you start the car. They will go off when you open drivers door - Mr T from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 15/02/2012 11:12:43 | ID: 8269
The rear widow wiper on my Nissan Note has stopped working. It may be the fuse feeding it, but I cannot find out where the correct fuse is located. Can someone advise where the fuse is located, or of any other suggestions why the wiper has failed? (TECKNA)
I found that the wires coming into the tailgate were broken at top end good luck - Tel from Cheshire
Submitted: 13/02/2012 15:13:38 | ID: 8192
Can anyone advise me of how I can tell if the auto box is reaching top gear when set in drive mode as I seem to be using a lot of fuel. When driving at a constant 30mph the rev counter is around 2,000 rpm, is this normal? It’s giving me a return of around 25 mpg at the moment. I haven’t had the vehicle long and to me it seems to need another gear so the revs drop and hence use less fuel. Any advice? (1.6 auto)
Hello Mark, the NOTE auto box does not change into 4th (top) gear until the speed reaches about 42mph. If you are accelerating hand, it will hold 3rd gear up to about 48/50mph. When you reach about 42mph, back off the accelerator and 4th gear will engage. 25mph is very low. I achieve about 35mpg around town and up to 45mpg on a run. Hope this helps - Christopher Lee from Bedfordshire
Submitted: 10/02/2012 15:07:34 | ID: 8157
Hi, I have only had my new QQ for a couple of months and love it. My husband drove it for the first time yesterday and noticed that in reverse gear the car reverses without acceleration, I hadn’t really noticed this until he pointed it out. Is this normal or should I take it back to the garage? Thanks :) (1.5 DCi)
It is normal with diesel engines. Why? I don’t know, ask a mechanic - Bill Alderson from Northumberland
It’s normal. Similar to petrol, the fuel is injected into the combustion chamber. When idling there is sufficient fuel being burnt to move the vehicle whilst in gear on flattish ground - David Earl from Stirlingshire
Submitted: 10/02/2012 08:49:50 | ID: 8143
Has anyone had a problem with air vents? (Apologies for non technical talk now...) the main front window one appears to work however none of the other vents do, so I can hear the air (from the main one) but not feel any... I hope that makes sense?!! Any ideas how this can be fixed? Thanks.
If the vents are switched off just open them if that ain’t the problem. It’s the filter located under the dash needs replacing, big job to do mind - Jason Lyons from Ireland
Submitted: 09/02/2012 09:51:56 | ID: 8117
Hi, my LED display on my radio has gone. Does anyone know what radio I can change it for so that I can keep my CD changer? (SE TDi intercooler)
Two options: buy a secondhand similar one and rob the display panel. It must be just the front panel otherwise you will have NATs problems. Keep the remaining radio. Primera radios have the same LCD display and are more plentiful. Or, make a facia to hold a Hazard switch. Rip the old radio apart and steal the old Hazard switch off it. Make a plywood bezel panel and fit the switch to it. Get an aftermarket radio and an ISO converter cable. This will save you any problems with the NATs. I had terrible problems with the NATs and Imo caused by the bl...dy NIssan/Blaupunkt code exchanging not working. The Nats exchanges codes with the radio and if the radio does not reply properly it can leave the Imo in limbo causing pulsing that drains the battery. Email me if you want further details firstname.lastname@example.org - Robert O’Neill from England
Submitted: 09/02/2012 08:53:42 | ID: 8101
My Nissan Micra’s alarm keeps going off in the cold weather. Is there anyway I can disable my car alarm completely and just have the immobiliser on?
You could try and disconect the alarm sounder unit itself as is located at rear of car (driver’s side) near the boot. There should be an electrical conector that it plugs into but I don’t know if the car’s electrical system will look for the sounder when setting the alarm and go into fault mode and not set. Good luck - Adrian Patterson from Kent
Submitted: 08/02/2012 20:34:35 | ID: 8073
I have recently put slightly bigger tyres on the back of my Nissan Navara than the front ones. I have put 65 profiles on back and 55 profiles on front. Would this effect the overall running of the vehicles 4x4 drive shaft?
You run the risk of chewing up the transmission box even if it’s not running in four wheel drive. Best to keep them all the same. Should be okay for a while though - Chris Wilkinson from England
Submitted: 08/02/2012 15:12:35 | ID: 8061
Having selected gear 1 on the auto box then going down steep incline is it normal for the car to then select and change into gear 2 on its own? Does the gearbox/engine sense that it has reached optimum speed for gear 1 and change into gear 2? It seems weird because if I select gear 1 I want gear 1 and I assume this is a fault. I only became owner of this vehicle 2 days ago and have no experience of driving an automatic car, please help. Thanks. (1.6 auto)
Mark, when you select 1st in your auto, it should stay locked in 1st until you select either 2nd or D. If it is changing into 2nd, you seem to have a fault. On the same point, unless the hill is really really steep! Just leave it in drive and use your brakes, brake pads are cheaper than a new auto box! With a basic auto box like the Note, just leave it in D and enjoy it. I have an auto Note and also a steptronic BMW, so I have good experience of both types of auto boxes. Hope this helps - Gary Satterthwaite from Cumberland
Submitted: 08/02/2012 14:14:58 | ID: 8058
Since I changed the front nearside wheel bearing on my Nissan Terrano the ABS light has come on. I have checked the power supply and there is a continuous power flow through the loom. Any ideas from anyone who has or has had this problem before? Thanks.
Sounds like you may have dislodged the ABS wheel sensor/or its wiring. Remove, clean and refit and give the toothed reluctor ring a clean while you’re there - Julius from England
Submitted: 08/02/2012 13:37:29 | ID: 8050
The power steering is making a strange noise and it feels like it is intermittent. Any ideas what might be causing this?
I had the same problem on a 3 and a half year old Primera and it cost me Euro 1050.00 for a new power steering motor - Paul from Ireland
Submitted: 07/02/2012 15:15:45 | ID: 7985
How do I lower the volume of the reverse sensor beep on my Nissan Almera?
You can’t but can turn them. Off box is next to one of the rear lights in boot - Phill S from England
Submitted: 07/02/2012 14:32:24 | ID: 7975
One morning, 2 weeks ago, it plain wouldn’t start, no turnover just dead. Bought new battery, jumped old one and drove to mechanic who was due to service it the following Monday anyway. He serviced it, replaced brakes at back, said something about manifold head and spark plugs then said when he turned it back on it revved in idle ’hunting’ and would not reset itself as expected. Changed throttle body and still nothing. He had it a week before handing it to main dealer and they too have had a it a week running ’diagnostics’ as they say but still don’t know problem. ’Suspect’ wiring loom but can’t say which one without more searching. How much b****y searching do they need to do, they have had a week!!!!!! Thinking back to when I drove to the mechanic with it after jumping, the ABS and skid dash sign were on and the steering wheel kept snatching left and right and failing so perhaps abs ecu unit (seen that on forums). I am desperate for this to be sorted and am imagining massive bills from a main dealer. Anyone???? (sve)
Have same problem, did you solve it? Alan Wogden from England
Did you get it fixed? Have same problem - Alan from England
Submitted: 06/02/2012 14:43:51 | ID: 7962
I have a symbol of a car with a key in red light flashing when engine off. What is this?
It is just the immobiliser light - Peter Walker from Cheshire
When you turn engine off or remove key, the N.A.T.S. (Nissan anti theft system) comes on. This is just a visible warning that it is working - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 06/02/2012 11:37:47 | ID: 7948
My Nissan X-Trail occasionally loses power when driving. It stalled completely and took a couple of goes to make it start again, and after that was fine. When starting I have noticed that it takes a second or two more to start than it normally does. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? (tdi Aventura)
This happened to me and it was a starter module/switch problem. The dealership replaced it and no problems since. They should be able to diagnose it easily - Allison from Canada
This is a worldwide problem for XTrails and just when you thought you had it sorted...it’s back. I call it my SAD syndrome as it appears to strike big time annually in May-August/Sept. Could be linked to an increase in dust/reduced humidity and a sensor drying out that needs moisture of some sort. Along those lines, I’ve changed the MAF sensor which does have a wire that apparently can get mucked up with dirt. This is part of the airflow mix regulator and will cause juddering. Other theories include; loose cam shaft sensor - intercooler (very expensive unless reconditioned) - the fuel pump (very expensive!) - accelerator sensor (there’s no cable apparently) - and more. The list goes on, I’ve done the MAF and had a good response but probably need to do it again now only a few years later. Intercooler was reconditioned and the car was brilliant until I filled up then back to old tricks but not as bad. One cheap fix my mechanic was discussing was the potential of a vacuum forming in the tank. Do you notice a rush of air when you run the tank low and open the cap? The suggestion is not to put the cap fully on! Cheap and cheerful if that sorts it I’ll let you know. On the downside I think the clutch has just gone so we’ll see if at 202,000, it’s worth repairing or not! - Ronan M Smith from County Down
Submitted: 03/02/2012 15:50:13 | ID: 7932
Hi. I have had a problem with the fuel cut off solenoid on my Nissan Terrano. I have replaced this and all is well except the engine check light is still on. Is there a way of clearing the fault code without going to a main dealer? (SE 2.7 diesel)
Yes there is, is it a 16 pin or a 14 pin diag? - Taz from England
Yes! First check if you have a 14 pin diagnostic plug if so get yourself a short bit of wire 4" is enough then with ignition on bridge the first two connections on your left as you look at the plug, this will cause the engine light on your dash to flash out the fault code once this has happened take one end of the wire off for two seconds then then put it back on for two seconds. This should clear any fault codes (the diagnostic plug is drivers side right keen just under the dash). Good luck - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Cheers Alan, and yes it’s a 14 pin plug, a little one, grey under the dash! - Taz from England
Submitted: 03/02/2012 08:57:08 | ID: 7913
My Nissan Micra starts and idles OK and goes into gear, but when I try to pull away it judders or stalls. There is plenty of fuel in the tank, any ideas anyone?
I think you’ve got a problem with the throttle body because I have the same problem including stalling at lights and losing power etc. I ordered a new throttle body from davescarparts.com and I’m hoping it will work when fitted in a few days - Victor Forbes from England
Submitted: 30/01/2012 20:27:28 | ID: 7798
How can I fix my front windscreen wipers on Nissan Almera Tino SE? I have changed the fuse but still nothing...
If the old fuse was blown then it’s most likely a motor change - around £250 if done by a main dealer. If the old fuse wasn’t blown then an investigation may show a simple fault but sadly I think it will probably come back to the motor and its inbuilt electrical circuit switching. I am about to try and fix a problem on mine (again) but expect to have to buy a new motor which fortunately I can install myself being a retired engineer - Steve from Hampshire
Submitted: 30/01/2012 20:16:11 | ID: 7791
Last night my Nissan Micra, when stopped, was making a sort of rattling sound much louder than the normal tick over speed. The noise went when I revved the car to drive off and this morning, when I turned it on, it was fine. What’s most likely to be wrong with it? (1.0 SE)
Just seen your question. When my Nissan Micra rattled, my husband thought it needed oil and when we checked, the oil was very low. Once oil put in, it stopped rattling. Worth checking it out - Pauline Mills from Lancashire
Submitted: 30/01/2012 20:15:16 | ID: 7790
Can anyone tell me how I can lock the car with my dogs in and stop the alarm from constantly going off? Thanks.
Try locking car with your key instead of remote, this works on my Rover 75 puts alarm on (for boot, doors, bonnet) but not cabin pri sensor - Paddy Carlisle from England
Turn key in ignition 3 times, then lock as normal, will beep and that’s it locked without alarm on - Lesley Jarvis from England
Submitted: 30/01/2012 20:04:14 | ID: 7782
Spanner light is on all the time. What is it?
Think this means a service is required - Lesley Minns from Norfolk
Service warning light - Tim from Essex
This is a safety feature on all modern cars and can mean either a service is due or there is a fault somewhere. This light is controlled by the engine ecu (computer) and will need to be reset by a competent mechanic that has a diagnostic reader that plugs into the service port. Hopefully you just need a service! Good luck - Adrian Patterson from Kent
Submitted: 30/01/2012 19:53:19 | ID: 7774
Hi, when I switch my engine on the warning light comes on then, when I have pulled away, it goes off. Is this normal? Thanks.
When we bought mine he said it just because the computer is just checking car. But if there was any problems it would be on all the time - Charlie Thomas from England
It’s the check and seat belt reminder - Matt Burnett from London
Submitted: 30/01/2012 19:03:53 | ID: 7768
My Nissan Primera won’t start in the cold weather and I have to manually pump the fuel primer in order to stand any chance of it starting. Once its going I have no problems starting it up throughout the day. I have new glow plugs so that’s not the problem. (Diesel)
Change the hand pump, where the fuel filter is fit - Joao Costa from Cape Verde
Submitted: 30/01/2012 18:46:14 | ID: 7756
My windscreen wipers work fine but don’t seem to return to a low point on the screen - they stop in the middle of the screen. Does anyone know why this is happening?
This is most likely a similar cause to my w/s wiper problem. The motor has an angled gearbox which drives a disc with contact rings on it. These rings have gaps in them so that the motor runs (after selecting wipers to OFF) until it reaches the gap (the park position). Unfortunately this disc and its contact rings get corroded and cause the wipers to "park" in the wrong place on the screen. I managed to remove the motor, open up the gearbox and "clean up" the corroded disc but not very satisfactorily. It got my Tino through the MOT last March but the problem eventually returned once the damper weather returned. I’ve seen Ebay and such like replacement motors from £55 to £180 and I was quoted well over £200 to fit a new one by a Nissan dealer. Beware that a replacement motor needs to be matched with the year of manufacture of the Tino - Steve from Hampshire
Submitted: 30/01/2012 18:07:41 | ID: 7738
The boot door on my Nissan Micra suddenly won’t stay up. I have to hold it open and cope with using one hand - not easy if something heavy is involved. Is this electrical / mechanical or what?
If it has gas struts to support the boot lid it sounds like the gas struts (or one of them) have failed... You can get them on the internet cheaper than from Nissan... I have recently had to replace my daughter’s on her Urbiss c+c and bought them from SGS engineering online... Remember to replace both, not just the one that is failing as all too often the new one will make the old one go in a very short time. Hope this helps - Adrian Patterson
Submitted: 30/01/2012 17:59:09 | ID: 7733
I have had a new throttle body replaced on my Nissan Micra automatic 1995 and since then it seems to be over revving and "jerking" when driving. I have been told that this is the result of fitting a new part on an old car but it feels wrong to me. Any advice please?
Hello Esther, I fitted a new throttle body to my 94 Micra and it runs really badly (over revving, hunting etc) just can’t get it to perform right. Just wanted to know, did you have any luck sorting out your running problems? I took mine to a garage, it’s improved but still bad. Thanks - Francis Anderson from Warwickshire
Submitted: 30/01/2012 13:57:32 | ID: 7718
There is a light on the dashboard in the shape of a car (red) with a key. It is flashing after I have locked it, what does it mean?
It is a service reminder, take it to a dealer for a service and they will reset light - Billy Buckley from Cheshire
Hi, the flashing red light is the car imobalizer, nothing to worry about it - David Lawrenson from Cheshire
It`s just the nats alarm, it should do that and go off when the ignition is turned on - Dave from Durham.
Submitted: 26/01/2012 14:18:19 | ID: 7697
I was driving along in my Nissan Navara then had no accelerator, no power with the car still running. When you start the car it sounds like it wants to start but it won’t connect. Someone said it could be the fuel pump injectors, would that be right? And how much to replace that?
One word: TURBO! Camross from Ireland
Submitted: 25/01/2012 15:36:33 | ID: 7654
I’ve lost my Nissan Qashqai’s alloy wheel key. Where can I get a replacement?
Hi I recently bought a used Qashqai and the alloy wheel key was missing the nissan dealer took my vehicle into their workshop and returned with the info they required, and ordered me a new one. It took 4 days, but all is well. The answer is the Nissan dealer, as I guess only they will be supplied with replacement keys. Regards - Alan Wilkins from Durham
Submitted: 25/01/2012 15:22:05 | ID: 7646
How can you keep the hub caps from falling off a Nissan Micra?
Put some cable ties (two) through the vent holes in wheels to secure the hub caps, you can buy the silver long cable ties from Halfords, this stops anyone nicking them too - Paul Robinson from England
Submitted: 22/01/2012 10:12:52 | ID: 7551
My Nissan Note has water leaks through top (sides) of tailgate. Warranty expired Aug 2011. Anybody had similar problems? Cost to remedy?
I have a 2008 Nissan Note and in snowy weather, I get dripped on from around the sunvisor. I think it’s condensation. Westway did strip the roof and said they had put a something in there but this year, it happened again and my warranty had run out last year. My car has very bad condensation in damp cold weather - Kate from Cheshire
Submitted: 22/01/2012 10:06:52 | ID: 7545
Why has a orange engine light come on on the dash board of my 2003 Nissan Almera?
Hi, I am not a mechanic but had the same problem with my Almera. The engine warning light coming on could mark a number of problems and I suggest you get it checked by an auto electric mechanic, who will have an electronic analyser to plug into your car’s computer and read the fault code to find the problem. I know that the Almera suffers from stretched timing chain problems, which can alter the timing of the engine. This is an expensive job to do. Other faults could be due to the cam and or crank shaft sensors failing or the ignition coil breaking down. I hope this information is helpful - James Turner from Essex
Submitted: 22/01/2012 10:04:41 | ID: 7543
My Nissan X-Trail sometimes will not start. It will crank till the battery is flat. I fitted a new battery and the problem seemed to be solved but 5 days later it did the same thing. Where is the fuel pump situated on a 2002 Nissan X-Trail?
In the fuel tank - Mike Sifuma from Kenya
Submitted: 20/01/2012 13:49:01 | ID: 7455
Is there another fuse box apart from the one inside the car as my rear wipers are not working. I have checked all the fuses in this box and there’s not a fuse in it for this.
In the older Micras, the fuse box for the wipers is under a small panel situated to the right of the steering wheel, inside the car near the drivers door, close to the bonnet release - Grant Jackson from Durham
The K12 (2002 - 2009) Micra/March has a second fuse box under the left hand head lamp. You need to remove the headlamp, but you can’t do this without removing the left hand grille and indicator, and possibly the bumper bar if you can’t reach up behind the bumper to get to the bolt that holds the headlight on the far side. Good luck - took me about 30 mins - Jay from New Zealand
Submitted: 20/01/2012 09:57:53 | ID: 7437
The immobilizer on the key is not working after fitting a new battery. Do I need a new key or do need to re-code?
Try turning the key in the ignition until the lights come on the dash then off, do this five times in a row and it should reset it - P Wood from England
Submitted: 17/01/2012 14:00:28 | ID: 7370
Try as I may I cannot pull the headlight power connection from the rear of the headlight bulb. Any tips on easing the connection off? (SE)
Do in daylight. Not in the dark when bulb is likely to need to be changed. Need to pinch the wire bands together and remove before pulling and twisting off your hand will be on the right item but you may not be able to see it line up your hand against the bulb front - not back. It takes seconds to fit the bulb and refit. I had great difficulty removing but once I could see it properly and went for it. It was easy - Helen from Staffordshire
Submitted: 16/01/2012 13:37:15 | ID: 7350
Hi, the reversing sensors bleep constantly when I put the car in to reverse. I have been told the the sensor box has failed (40,000 miles). Been quoted £350 for a new box (unbelievable price) by main dealer. Where do I find the box? I know it’s somewhere in the boot. Also new tyres only last 16,000 miles on the front. Does anyone else get this mileage on new tyres? Any information truly appreciated. Thanks in advance. (SVE 1.5)
My 2003 Almera (SVE 1.5) has never given good mileage for front tyres, never better than 30,000 miles. Tracking is worth checking, it seems to get bad with little provocation. Poor tracking has reduced tyre life to less than 10,000 miles. Regarding your reverse sensor box I would recommend a breaker’s yard - Hugh Marsh from Kent
Submitted: 16/01/2012 11:05:03 | ID: 7339
Hi, does anyone know if a 1999 Nissan Micra has a chain or a belt and at what mileage it needs changing? Thanks.
They’re all chain driven. I’ve never heard of one needing replacement, though obviously will need doing eventually. Mine has 150k and is still fine - Jon Fox from Kent
Submitted: 16/01/2012 08:40:18 | ID: 7315
Dear all, I bought a Nissan X-Trail 2006 2.2 CDI Advantage 4 months ago and have just noticed that when I drive it on the motorway the car ’kangaroos’ at speed. It feels as though the fuel supply is being restricted and when I press hard on the accelerator, fairly large plumes of smoke become visible in my rear view mirror. Has anyone had any similar problems?
Has this just happened recently? If so, sounds like water in the fuel filter under the bonnet. You get more water in diesel fuel during winter months, it’s harder to separate due to the cold. Before spending loads of cash, get the fuel filter changed - James Mitchell from England
Mine did that too, changed the fuel filter and all was perfect gain. A well known garage (KF) didn’t! Change it in the service and really messed it up when I took it back. The Nissan garage charged £550 to fix it, which the original garage paid for. Good luck - Peter Eadsforth from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 13/01/2012 16:14:39 | ID: 7311
Hi, I can’t open the doors from the key fob and if i use the key at the driver door side so just this door is getting open. If I use the master button inside at the driver side it open all doors but when I want to close the car I must close the door fist and then I open the door to exit so all the doors getting open. So I close each door every time. Maybe someone know what I have to do? Thanks a lot.
The sensors go on the key fob. If you use the master lock switch on driver’s door to lock all the doors after you have gotten out of car, then just close your driver’s door. Now all doors are secure and to open again use passenger door lock with key and when you open passenger door all doors open. Hope this helps - Shay Fagan from Ireland
That doesn`t work because I have the same problem. You can`t master lock all the doors when your driver`s door is open, you can only use the master lock when all doors are closed, at which point you are still inside the car. Opening any door at that point simply undoes the master lock! How do I get my boot to lock? - Mick from Ireland
Submitted: 13/01/2012 14:58:41 | ID: 7306
How can I get into my Nissan Micra, which has central locking and a flat battery and no keyholes in the doors?
There is a cap on the passenger door handle, pop that off and there’s a key hole - S from England
Submitted: 13/01/2012 14:40:31 | ID: 7302
I cannot open the driver’s door from the inside. It was fine last night then today it is doing this... any suggestions as to why would be gratefully received.
Have you found out what the problem was? Ours has just done this! - Angela Shipley from Kent
Maybe you knocked the child lock on somehow - Brian Lawlor from Ireland
Submitted: 12/01/2012 14:20:31 | ID: 7255
When I use my n/s indicators they work normally for a few seconds but then they suddenly start flashing really fast. Both front and rear bulbs work OK. The fast flashing appears to start when starting to turn left? Can anyone help? (1.5 dci)
I don’t have any info for you Keith, but I noticed my Nissan Dualis (the Australia version of the Qashqai) starting doing this exact thing today, so I’d be interested in an answer too - Cathy from Australia
I know some car indicators use the same relay as the hazard lights, and sometimes this causes the same problem. Might be worth getting it plugged into a computer to try and find the fault. Should cost around £40 - S from Derbyshire
Remove the rear light cluster, take out the bulbs and make sure that the contacts are clean. Take out the wiring block and check the same. Putting the block in and out severeal times generally cleans the contacts. Worked for me - Tony from Cambridgeshire
Same happened with my primera it was a dirty earth connection on the o/s rear light cluster, take the conector off and clean the black wire conector then spray with WD40 to keep moisture out - John McCallion from Lanarkshire
I have a Nissan Dualis 2008 and recently had the same problem. When the left indicator was flashing and I would press the break pedal, the indicator would flash really quickly and the brake pedal light would dim slightly. All it took to fix the problem was take the rear left light assembly out, disconnect and re-connect the light cable. Looks like it was a bad connection. Could be due to high moisture here down under. Good luck - Peter from Australia
I am having this problem right now. Only on near-side indicators. Sometimes it works ok sometimes until brake whilst indicating left, then starts the rapid flashing. Both bulbs def. ok. Mate (mechanic) gonna have a look when back off the sick. Did you have any joy? Dave Leen from England
Submitted: 10/01/2012 09:33:07 | ID: 7208
My Micra just failed its MOT because when the front side lights are turned on, the brake lights at the back come on also. Any ideas?
The problem is, you have a single filament bulb fitted where you should have a bouble filament bulb fitted - Liam Fleming from Ireland
Submitted: 10/01/2012 08:53:09 | ID: 7199
Can anyone please tell me the location of relay for the glow plugs on a 2001 Nissan Almera Tino?
These are mounted on the nearside inner wing in the engine bay. They sometimes stick or get corroded and (if not too far gone) can be prised apart and cleaned up. When they play up, it can cause the fuse to blow also, so worth a check. Both these parts are a rip off price at Nissan. Good luck - Kenneth Freer from Lancashire
Submitted: 10/01/2012 08:50:20 | ID: 7196
When driving my Nissan Almera in fifth gear, usually when approaching a hill at circa 60-70 mph, the gear stick automatically jumps back into neutral. New clutch recently installed but problem not resolved. Any ideas anyone?
If you hold it in and it stays but as soon as you let go it pops out it`s a worn 5th gear. Best bet new or second hand g/box. Is it a 1.5 litre? If so it`s a common problem as the gear oil filler plug is too low and the box won`t hold enough oil, it should take 2.8-3 litres. Hope this helps - John Tanner from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 09/01/2012 15:11:36 | ID: 7175
I was wondering whether my 1997 Nissan Terrano has a cambelt or chain. Any ideas?
Your Nissan Terrano is chain driven and should not give any trouble throughout its life - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
It’s actually neither mate, it is gear driven so no worries - Paul from Northumberland
Submitted: 09/01/2012 13:58:19 | ID: 7174
After unlocking my Nissan Primera car by the remote I cannot now lock or unlock using the remote. The batteries have been replaced in the remote What else should I try? (2-litre SRI)
There is a button on the centre consol for locking the car which is the nats system (anti theft system). Put the key in the ignition and lock the doors with this button, then unlock with the button and this should reset the locking system - Adey Foote from Hampshire.
Submitted: 09/01/2012 13:34:27 | ID: 7158
My Nissan Note has suffered from a fault code PO171 which turns the warning light on frequently, usually on the return journey after a 60mph+ journey, not usually during shorter slower journeys. When the light is on, the engine control goes open loop and the idle speed is above 1,000rpm. When the light is off, the idle is normal at 800rpm. I reset the code myself with an OBD2 device. An oxygen sensor was replaced a year ago and the mass air flow sensor 6 months ago (unnecessarily). Resisted going to Nissan dealer to avoid multiple new spare part experiments at my expense. Anyone seen this? (Acenta)
I found out the answer. The dealer who tried to fix it used a cheap oxygen sensor. It has to be the exact sensor. I did the job myself with a special tool and it ran well ever since. The garage who thought it was the MAF were guessing at my expense - Roger from Huntingdonshire
Submitted: 09/01/2012 09:58:35 | ID: 7152
My Nissan Primera would not start though the engine cranks like it would. The battery is new and there is no problem with the fuel pump either. The plugs are new also. What might be the problem?
My ’01 Almera is doing the same, I think it’s the cam and crankshaft positioning sensors or worst case scenario the timing chain : ( - Gaz from Scotland
Submitted: 06/01/2012 15:12:50 | ID: 7131
My 04 Nissan Micra has been parked for over a month and the fob wouldn’t work so entered via passenger door and tried to start car but key wont turn in ignition and there is a ticking noise coming from rear. Tried turning key whilst depressing brake and turning wheel but no joy. Battery in car will probably be flat but this shouldn’t prevent me turning the ignition. Can anyone help?
Our 2006 Micra had the same problem. A new battery solved it - Greg Furnell from Kent
Submitted: 06/01/2012 13:58:47 | ID: 7110
I can’t get the air vent selector to blow air to the window. All other positions work but when I select the window alone position I get air going to the window and feet. Is there an easy fix?
If you mean the driver’s door window, yes it’s a pain. My old Vanette cargo had a little vent on the dash to stop it from misting up. It means rotating the RH vent 180 deg and aiming the vanes at the window with the blower on. So silly, how come they never noticed that would happen? - Jerry Woodward from Derbyshire
Submitted: 03/01/2012 19:46:31 | ID: 7051
My new Nissan Qashqai won’t start. The lights comes on but the engine is not running. now it says PTR on the display, please help.
We’re you on a slope, pointing bonnet up the slope? I think there is a fuel delivery issue, design flaw. Our 59 has had this few times, need to pm the accelerator and keep kranking and eventually starts - Retrometal co.uk
Submitted: 03/01/2012 16:18:27 | ID: 7041
Hi. The boot on my Nissan Almera Tino won’t stay open. I lift it up (it feels a lot heavier than usual) and if I let go go it will slam shut again... any ideas (and cost to repair)? (SE)
It turns out this is down to the gas filled tailgate dampers having failed - these are the two support struts connecting the side of the boot to the car. A call to my local Nissan garage told me it’s a five minute job to fix new parts but that they cost £328 for the pair (always change both at the same time to ensure equal wear). A quick search online found several suppliers of the exact same part for £14 each plus VAT one website even included pictures on how to fit the part (remove clips, remove part, insert new part, re-attach clips) - Ben Ziman from England
Submitted: 03/01/2012 15:32:49 | ID: 7027
Trying to remove the license plate from my Nissan Murano. A screw just keeps turning and will not come out. I think the holder for the screw has stripped. May possibly get to it through the rear door panel, but do not know how. Can anyone help?
A simpler way would be to drill the top off the screw - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 03/01/2012 14:18:12 | ID: 7006
My Nissan Almera Tino’s windows keep steaming up and the blower won’t clear it. The heater is not great - does anyone know why?
I’ve had two 51 plate Tinos and had this problem. On the first one, it was the passenger side windscreen always steamed up and on the second, it was the drivers side. For me, both times it was due to a really rubbish foam filter (grey in colour) under the vents at the very front of the dash where it meets the window. On the first car, I managed to push the filter down and out of the way, but on the second one, it was in such a poor state that I just ripped it out (to no massive detriment, nothing’s flown at me yet from the outside!) Hope that helps! - Sam T from Cambridgeshire
Hello. For our 2001 Tino I replaced the cabin filter that, on right hand drive car is located on passenger side on top of the heater blower motor behind the glove box, you have to remove the glove box by removing the 2 plastic pins at the bottom of the box, then remove all of the screws that hold the plastic panel behind to get at the heater blower, once you can see the blower there is a rectangular clip on panel at the top of it, unclip this to reveal the filter and pull it out note which way up it is (mine looked like it had not been changed since car was new) fit new one and reassemble plastic panel, re-fit glove box, should take around 10-15 mins - Mark S from Wiltshire
Submitted: 03/01/2012 14:08:53 | ID: 7004
Can anyone tell me the location of the headlight relays on my Nissan Almera Tino. Only side lights working, all bulbs are OK, and all fuse are OK. Many thanks.
I have just found same fault on wife’s Tino! Any help out there? Martin Stephenson from Northumberland
Submitted: 28/12/2011 22:59:13 | ID: 6929
Hi, can anyone help? I’ve had my Qashqai since new (08 plate) and I seem to have a power issue. I think it relates to the turbo. As soon as the car has to work, ie go up a steep-ish hill or accelerating beyond 3,000 revs the power goes and the car will not accelerate, on hills the car slows significantly! It drives well all other times - it doesn’t make any strange noises or whines etc.. Thanks in anticipation!!! (Acenta)
It maybe air/fuel mix valve can wear very slowly and is sometimes noticeable on hills and can start to affect at junctions when pulling away. Happened to me, replaced valve and fine now - Gaz Scott from Northumberland
Submitted: 26/12/2011 11:00:30 | ID: 6867
Why does the front passenger seatbelt alarm keep sounding on my Nissan Qashqai, even when the passenger has the seatbelt on?
There must be a fault in the buckle holder. not sure how to sort that, but under the passenger seat is a multi-plug. If you disconnect it, it will silence the beep beep beep - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 23/12/2011 15:53:01 | ID: 6847
Can soneone tell me what might be the cause of an alarm (sounds like a old type phone tone) sound coming from the centre of the car dash on my Nissan Note? Has happened on three occassions in the last few weeks.
Sounds like the seat belt alarm which is activated by a weight on the passenger seat when the belt is not done up. A bag on the seat will do it - Roger from Huntingdonshire
Submitted: 23/12/2011 15:49:49 | ID: 6845
My Nissan Micra starts in the morning and evening after work. But on the road, if switched off, it doesn’t start, with no sound and battery is also all right. All lights on meter come and go when trying to put on ignition. Note: It does give yellow light on time management light. Any advise please?
Take it for electrical diagnostic, it might be that the camshaft or crankshaft sensor needs replacing - Tee Ade from London
Submitted: 21/12/2011 08:13:16 | ID: 6786
I want to replace the factory fitted radio in my Nissan Primera 1.8 activ hatchback with a cd player, as part of the surround and fascia is the hazard warning light which causes me a problem, can you help?
Your question isn’t clear. If you’re asking how to get round the hazard warning light you need to buy a different fitting plate from the main dealer or see if anyone is selling one on eBay - Mohammed Asaf from England
Submitted: 20/12/2011 15:39:39 | ID: 6771
Does anyone know what black roads on the Nissan Note’s sat nav mean? I am a non-driver and I am asking on behalf of a family member.
You get that when you drive through roadworks. Sometimes it also shows a lane narrow symbol in a warning triangle at the beginning and the end. If the roadwork info is out of date, it can be a bit confusing - Phil Taylor from England
Submitted: 20/12/2011 11:43:04 | ID: 6752
Hi. On my Nissan Primera 2003, the reversing camera comes on when I brake. Also, indicator is on the power is reduced and all of the rear left hand side lights flash, including the indicator, brake and head lights. We have checked the bulbs and all are OK. Can anyone help please?
Nagesh, This looks like the well-documented P12 Primera ’electrical earth’ problem’. For solution, please check: http://www.npoc.co.uk/forum/p12-rear-light-removal-now-with-simple-earth-fix_topic16533.html Regards - Sudhir U from Buckinghamshire
Definitely an earth problem. When I put the right indicator on, my rear fog light flashed and the car lost power, like it was missing. Sorted now with a good clean up of all connections and terminals - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 19/12/2011 15:49:56 | ID: 6736
The other morning the battery on my 2006 Nissan Navara was flat so I went and purchased a new one. Today it just about started. There is a red light car symbol flashing on dash. Can anybody help please?
Take your car to a diagnostic center which specialises in car batteries. They will advise you on the cause of problem - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 19/12/2011 11:14:08 | ID: 6704
I have a Nissan Primera 1.8-litre petrol 03 plate and it has a problem with the fog light when I but my foot on the brake. The fog light comes on the dashboard and when I but my indicators on as well. And sometimes, when I get to a certain speed, it wants to cut out. Any help please?
I had the same problem. Check the plugs for right signal, it corrodes - Adrian from England
I’ve had the same problem and it was a bad earth on the back lights - Julie from Yorkshire
Submitted: 19/12/2011 09:15:10 | ID: 6680
The word "secure" appears on the dashboard screen on my Nissan Primera. Can any one tell me why?
Radio or other unit faulty. Check in Primera electronic service manual from Nissan Primera owner club at www.npoc.co.uk/forum - the colour of the word secure denotes which area is faulty - Blacksmith Bob from Wiltshire
Submitted: 15/12/2011 09:23:35 | ID: 6657
When is the first service for a Nissan Micra 2011?
First service is due at 1,000, then 10,000 and every 10,000 after that. (ie 20,000, 30,000 etc). Or if you don’t drive that far, every six months. Hope this helps! :) - Barb from Australia
Submitted: 12/12/2011 13:29:29 | ID: 6558
The rear folding seat (large part of the split) on my Note will not fold down. If you pull the lever at the top of the seat it wont release the catch. Does anyone know how to get to the mechanism so I can release / repair the thing. (Acenta 1400)
I have a Note 1.5 n-tec, the lever is very stiff but if you wiggle the seat and pull very hard, it releases - Carolyn Watson from Yorkshire
I had a similar problem with my "60" Techna, I found that if I press down the headrest for each seat as you need to release it that this works. There must be a co-relation between position of the head rest and the lever before it will release. Hope it works for you too - Geoff Seymour from Surrey
Submitted: 12/12/2011 10:00:30 | ID: 6529
Can anyone advise me as to how I might reset the central locking on my Nissan Terrano as it is not working and the indicators are flashing. This is a key working central locking in the door, not a fob.
Answer Julian, try reprogramming the keyfob. To reprogram (enter new ID) key fob (keyless remote controller) follow the steps. 1. Close all doors and lock all doors 2. Insert and remove the key from the ignition key cylinder more than six times within 10 seconds. (The hazard warning lamp will then flash.) NOTE: Key should be withdrawn from ignition key cylinder completely each time. NOTE: Do not rush the insertion/removal key cycling process. The side marker/tail/license lamps and interior illumination will flash twice when this step is accurately completed. 3. Insert key on ignition key cylinder and turn ignition key switch to "AAC" position. At this time, the new ID code is entered and original (previous) ID codes are erase. 4. Press any button on the new remote controller once. (The hazard warning lamp will then flash) NOTE: Do not press the button more than one time in the above step. If the button is pressed more than one time, the programming procedure will not be successful. The side marker/tail/license lamps and interior illumination will flash twice when this step is accurately completed and programming is successful. If there is only one remote controller, skip step 5. 5. Additional ID code entry. Release the door lock, then lock again with door lock/unlock switch (In power window main switch) 6. Remove key from ignition. 7. Unlock driver side door, open driver side door and then close the door. (END) NOTE: If you need to activate more than two additional new remote controllers, repeat the procedure on step 5 "Additional ID code entry" for each new remote controller. NOTE: Entry of maximum four ID codes is allowed and any attempt to enter more will be ignore. If this does not work take the door panel off and check to see if the wires to the drivers door key are broken or grounding. The key should turn the alarm off when you unlock the door. So, if the keyfob reprogramming does not do the trick remove the door panel and check the wires to the lock - Barry Linden from South Africa
Submitted: 12/12/2011 09:28:47 | ID: 6518
My partner recently bought a 2003 Nissan Terrano but it came with a standard radio player. I have searched the net looking for a CD player to buy. Can any one help on what make, model or place I can buy one. Thank you.
Submitted: 12/12/2011 09:12:17 | ID: 6514
I have bought a Nissan Primastar 03 plate and after 4 weeks it suddenly lost power when driving and the coil light and light above the coil light came on at the same time as l lost power? However, it did start again a few minutes afterwards and it started fine without warning lights. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
Same happened, mine turned out to be the air flow meter which is situated on the side of the air box with an electrical fitted on to it - Paul Griffin from Ireland
Submitted: 09/12/2011 14:28:58 | ID: 6471
Just this morning, when I went and opened my car and turned the ignition the alarm (which I didn’t know it had) went off. I am able to start the car and drive it with both alarm and hazards flashing? I have no idea what the fault could be, someone said I may need a new battery? Or key fob battery. I also tried the spare key and had the same problem. Does anyone know what the reason could be, or if there is any way I can disable the alarm, at least so I can drive it to the garage.
Hi. Check under the boot carpet for water leakage as the alarm siren is fitted in the boot and if the water level rises, it can enter the siren and short it. Also check if the lock/unlock switch on the center console is glowing slightly as this is another sign of water contamination. Remove the siren and dry out and spray WD40 on the multi plug and alarm contact when assembling. Hope this helps - Lee Bulloch from Yorkshire
Just found water in boot of my wife’s CC yesterday. A google search on ’Micra CC water leak’ finds a YouTube video on the subject. Can anyone confirm the source of these leaks as the seal on the rear light clusters, and if so, what is the solution? - John Crabb from Scotland
Submitted: 09/12/2011 11:36:10 | ID: 6451
Approximately how much would it cost to fill the tank on a 1.6-litre petrol Nissan Note?
Debbie, around £55 if totally empty! But in reality when it gets down to about a quarter, about £40! Hope this helps! - Gary Satterthwaite from Cumberland
Submitted: 09/12/2011 09:46:48 | ID: 6435
Hi. I just bought a Nissan Terrano and it won’t tick over right. It cuts out and puts the engine light on, and when you rev it up standing still, it has a miss fire and puts a bit of smoke out when it does it. Can anyone tell me what the likely problem is? (swb 2.7 tdi solaman)
Crank angle sensor - Brett from Australia
Hi mine does the same at around 300rpm, it could be a faulty injector. Or the very fine filter at the banjo is clogged up... Brian Clark from England
Submitted: 06/12/2011 08:29:33 | ID: 6364
The engine on my Nissan Primera cut out at some traffic lights. No fault showed up when checked on the Nissan computer. It was suggested that it could be the air flow meter. Does this sound right? Thanks.
Also check rear brake light wire lumbs both sides. You have to take both lights off, pull connecters off, clean connections, also bend tangs very slightly. This is common on Nissans from 02 on. It effects ecu and fuel on braking, pos wire connections short circuits, if cleaning does not work you may have to cut lumb and all wires including connectors changes. Had same prob - Clive SW from England
Submitted: 02/12/2011 14:49:03 | ID: 6308
I have a Nissan Pixo and it is a cheap runner etc but I am not keen on the cheap radio that is fitted. I do have a decent replacement radio which I could fit myself but the question is... Does anyone out there know were I can buy a radio box fitment for this car as otherwise the sides of the radio wont match, if you understand me?
Do you mean 1 DIN mounting bracket? See here: http://www.autosound.nl/aansluitmateriaal/radio-inbouw-materiaal/radiopanelen.html?manufacturer=31&order=position&dir=desc&Make=Nissan&Model=Pixo&Year=2009-0 - Chris from Netherlands
Submitted: 02/12/2011 10:27:58 | ID: 6299
I am changing one of the headlight bulbs on my Nissan Note but I can’t disconnect the wire from the back of the bulb. How do I do this? (Tekna)
Pull hard on the end unit on the external rubber housing and it will come out - Alex Fazekas from Canada
Submitted: 30/11/2011 15:13:20 | ID: 6206
On a Nissan Qashqai, what are the circle icons along the roads on the sat nav? There are so many black and blue ones...
Not too sure mate, but it could be a very advanced sat nav that indicates potholes! - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 30/11/2011 10:49:45 | ID: 6176
Does the Nissan X-Trail Sport 2002 model have an interior time clock? If so, where is it situated?
The clock is where the trip meter is. Just press the black toggle on the trip meter - Mark M from England
Submitted: 29/11/2011 16:12:18 | ID: 6152
When should the cambelt be replaced on a 1.5dci Nissan Qashqai? I do 40k miles a year?
According to www.usedcarexpert.co.uk, the cam belt/timing belt change is due at 54,000 miles - Justin Moor from Middlesex
Submitted: 29/11/2011 10:55:52 | ID: 6109
The plugs that came with my Nissan are Raduim (BKR5EIX - 11P) NGK. I want to have them replaced but locally I cannot find BKR5EIX - 11P. Nissan Uganda has BKR6EIX - 11P. My question is that can it work with my Tino? Or please can you send me details of all compatible plugs with this Nissan. It’s a petrol engined 1.8-litre Nissan Almera Tino.
Hi Daniel, The BKR6 are not of the same size as BKR5. The only spark plug you may be able to use is the Denso IK16 Iridium plug. Try Toyota Ug for these. If not available you can easily get them online: Ebay or here - http://www.sparkplugs.com/default.asp - Allan T from Uganda
Submitted: 25/11/2011 08:22:24 | ID: 6056
Hi, I have a 2003 Nissan Micra, purchased about a month ago. Every now and then the word ’KEY’ flashes on the dashboard in green - does anyone know why please? Thank you in advance. Cheers, Joe.
Am not sure but this could be the anti-hijack function. Depending on exactly what model you have there could be an anti-hijack mechanism. This would mean you have the option of only opening the driver door with the fob or fully opening all doors with the fob central locking function. It may be the car warning you that the passenger doors are also open. Have a check of your owners manual - Kevin Brigden from Lancashire
This happened on the wife’s dci. It’s the battery, it needs changing in the key fob - Mick from England
With ours, this only occurs when the fob is too far away from the ignition switch - Colin Statham from Nottinghamshire
I am guessing your Micra has the keyless start and it flashes just to tell you 1) the light is working and 2) to tell you it can read the key. See your handbook, should help - Regan from Kent
Submitted: 24/11/2011 09:16:38 | ID: 6032
I mistakenly put child lock on rear passenger door. Now door will not open either from the inside or outside. Does anyone know how to resolve this problem? (Terrano II Automatic)
Lol, yes there is a black knob/lever just near to the door lock, visible with the door open, it needs sliding to the opposite position. Regards, Paul Moss from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 23/11/2011 09:07:00 | ID: 5972
The passenger’s electric window won’t go up on my Nissan Almera. Down is OK but I can’t close it. Can anyone advise please. Thank you.
The cable on the door mechanism has frayed and snapped, you will need to replace it. On other vehicles, it’s the whole motor as it’s a sealed unit. I hope this helped - Tim from England
Submitted: 23/11/2011 09:04:52 | ID: 5970
I have just had my car fixed and it has come back and the stereo doesn’t work. On my info screen it has a green rectangle and says secure - what does this mean?
Sounds like you need the security code to reset your CD player - should have this if you are the original owner, if not then you will probably have to contact a Nissan dealer to get the code - Patrick from Somerset
Submitted: 21/11/2011 14:56:46 | ID: 5918
My Nissan Almera is giving off a smell out of the engine and the fan stays on. I am told it’s the thermostat which needs to be replaced - does this sound right?
No, if smell not theromstat, check water level or fan belt or motor - NG from England
Submitted: 18/11/2011 11:53:55 | ID: 5877
During the last two winters the car has been a sod to start at temps below +2deg Celsius. Local dealer blames cold oil! The car sleeps outside, as do other diesels belonging to neighbours who have no problems. Any help would be appreciated. Current mileage 50K. (2.2 diesel sport)
New battery should sort the problem, it did on mine - Jay Mil from England
Submitted: 17/11/2011 15:08:12 | ID: 5852
I have a 2000 Nissan Almera 1.5 and it keeps cutting out when it gets warm. I have changed the cam and the crankshaft sensors but is still doing the same. Any ideas anyone?
Hi, I am not a mechanic, but I do know that Nissans suffer from timing chain stretch and you should get this checked out, because if it has, changing the sensors will make no difference. Find a mechanic with a fault code analyser to plug in to your cars ECU which may reveal the problem. I was told by a mechanic that you can try a simple method to test for timing chain stretch as follows. Run the car until hot, depress the throttle to bring it up to 3000rpm and hold it there for 10/15 seconds, the rev counter needle should stay still, if the needle moves up and down it could indicate that the chain is stretched. I have had problems with the ignition coils breaking down on my Almera and it could be yours may doing the same as is a common fault. I also suggest you check that the earth connections between the engine and car body are making a good contact, as this is simple to do. You can also test the earth conection by using a battery jump lead to connect the engine block directly to the negative terminal on the battery. I hope you find this information helpful - James Turner from Essex
Submitted: 15/11/2011 08:54:07 | ID: 5793
Hi, does anyone know is a Nissan Terrano ll 3-litre TD SVE has a cambelt? If it does, when do you have to change? The Terrano has only done 45,000 miles.
No, it is a chain, don’t have to think about it - Dave Jewitt from England
Submitted: 14/11/2011 14:34:32 | ID: 5730
Will a 1.6 petrol Primera engine fit a 2.2 diesel Primera?
It will if it`s a station wagon - M from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 11/11/2011 15:44:21 | ID: 5654
On my Nissan Primera 2003, the reversing camera comes on when I brake. Also, when the left indicator is on the power is reduced and all of the rear left hand side lights flash, including the indicator, brake and head lights. We have checked the bulbs and all are OK. Can anyone help please?
This has all signs of th well documented ’electrical earth problem’ afflicting P12 Primera. Check out the solution here: http://www.npoc.co.uk/forum/p12-rear-light-removal-now-with-simple-earth-fix_topic16533.html - Sudhir U from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 11/11/2011 09:20:29 | ID: 5640
When i put my Nissan Navara into four wheel drive mode and turn left or right the front wheels seem to lock and the rear wheel want to spin. Does anyone know the reason for this?
This is normal. All 4 wheels are locked and there will be resistance from the wheels when turning left or right. Use Auto 4 wheel drive and lock when you are stuck - Noel McDaid from County Londonderry
Submitted: 10/11/2011 15:40:31 | ID: 5625
Hi, my Nissan Note is whistling when I start it up - is this normal? Or should I be worried?
Is it a diesel? If so, you may have a turbo failing in progress. Try 08449808780 - Chris Turboactive from England
Submitted: 10/11/2011 15:22:37 | ID: 5618
The brake lights on my Nissan Almera do not work. The fuse isn’t the problem and I have changed the bulbs. I’m confused as its both side brakes. The middle one still works. Please help if you can! (1.5 s 5 door)
It could just be that the wire going to the bulb holder is loose. Circuit continuity tests okay when the bulb is taken out but when the bulb is replaced no circuit. The wire gets pushed out of the way when you replace the bulb! Simple but very frustrating. I have the t-shirt - Chris Naylor from Lancashire
Submitted: 08/11/2011 09:22:35 | ID: 5524
The fans on my Nissan Micra have stopped working but the heater still works. Does anyone have an idea what might be the problem?
There is a card in your heater box looks like a bank card needs replacing. But if you have a soldering iron, you have to join the link back up, you see it when you pull the card out, £130 to replace - Melvin Wardale from England
Submitted: 07/11/2011 16:01:20 | ID: 5468
I’ve just bought a 2008 Qashqai Acenta 2 days ago. The front head restraints tilt forward so much that in order to rest my back and shoulders against the seats I have to drive with my chin to my chest which causes the back of my neck to ache. Very uncomfortable! I’ve put the head restraints as high as possible but still get neck ache. I’m not tall at only 5ft 6 inches. I’m tempted to remove the headrest from my previous car (Renault Laguna) before I scrap it as those are so comfortable, but they probably won’t fit. Advice anyone!?
You bought the wrong size seats, take it back for an exchange - Alan Alanson from Kent
Submitted: 07/11/2011 10:24:20 | ID: 5435
I have just purchased a Nissan Micra Visia and find the front side windows don’t clear the mist when wound down. The dealer tells me they aren’t designed to clean the window, only to keep out the water. I have had cars for 40 years and never come across this before - do you think there is a fault?
Hi Wendy, my mum just purchased the new Nissan Micra and has the same problem. The dealer here says it’s not meant to clear the window. I believe it’s a fault and a hazard as you can’t see out your window! - Lorna Mclurg from County Antrim
This is not for clearing the window I am afraid, you need to do it by hand. The sill is to stop water getting in your door only but usually does work if you do use it to clear it. Strange but still just gotta clear it by hand! Hope this helps and it’s not a fault - Regan from Kent
Submitted: 07/11/2011 08:09:24 | ID: 5402
Can anyone please tell me where the CD changer is in my Nissan Terrano? Thanks!
On our Y2000 Terrano, the CD changer is under the driver’s seat - Andrew W from Yorkshire
The CD multichanger was an optional extra. You may not have one. I tried to fit one on the back of the Nissan Blaupunkt radio but found that there was no wiring included in my 2000 r20 UK model. Apparently there was an aftermarket cable available from dealers but very very expensive and this was only long enough to reach below the dash. Similar units were fitted to Primera’s so you might look for a scrap Primera for bits if you haven’t got one already - Robert O’Neill from England
Submitted: 28/10/2011 08:06:17 | ID: 5332
I have a problem with the pedal accelerator on my 2-litre diesel Nissan Almera. The gas pedal jams at a certain speed and the engine check light comes up. The car slows down, I flip the pedal, raising up the revs and it goes back to normal but only to repeat the defect some time afterwards. I am afraid this part is no longer manufactured after just twelve years. Can you please help?
Throttle position sensor problem. code:A22-661 Unisia Jecs - Klodi Zhamo from Albania
Thanks Klodi, what does codeA22-661 means. Apparently the throttle assembly is not available anymore. I need the replacement part. Anyone know from where I can get it? - Charles Mansueto from Malta
I have the same car and problem with you.This is what I found today in Japan only.http//www.rhdjapan.com.nissan-q45-throttle-position-sensor-50484 - Klodi from Albania
We had the same problem with the throttle position sensor. We found one in a scrap yard online and had it posted to us. It cost £5 to buy and it included the pedal. Car works fine now - Marta Keithy from West Lothian (Linlithgowshire)
Submitted: 27/10/2011 09:21:06 | ID: 5286
I have a squeak on my Nissan Pathfinder. I have taken it back to the garage many times and they keep putting grease on the bonnet rubbers, but to no avail. Any ideas anyone?
I had the same thing with my Navara. If you unwind the rubber stops at the front of the bonnet, it will take up the slack on the bonnet catch and that solved my problem - Mark Cottingham from Sussex
Submitted: 26/10/2011 12:06:03 | ID: 5229
My 1996 Nissan Almera 1.4-litre manual will not go into 5th gear. When I try and put it into 5th it just grinds back out and I can’t even hold it in 5th because it will grind me out. A mate said it could be that the gear selector cable might want adjusting or replacing, is that the case? Thanks.
I just replaced my gearbox and new clutch and clutch cable. I did not hear ever of a cable going. Same thing no fifth gear prior to changing gearbox - Joe Soap from Ireland
Submitted: 26/10/2011 10:21:57 | ID: 5209
I put my Nissan Micra Acenta Plus in to get a new tyre as I had a puncture and the man in the garage asked if I knew where the bolts were to unlock the alloys and I didn’t know. Can you tell me where in the car they would be stored and also my car has a temporary spare wheel instead of a full size - is that because my car has alloys and there wouldn’t be enough room for a full size one?
The wheel bolt you are talking about is called a locking wheel nut, you can find it in a black box along with spare wheel nuts. Most companies will put them in a glove box altho from new, it will be with the space saver in the boot. The Micra is a small small car and to preserve boot space they put in those wheels - Phil Holroyd from Kent
Submitted: 25/10/2011 15:55:07 | ID: 5168
As soon as the weather turns cool and damp the fan belt on my Nissan Kubistar screams every morning. I have had a new one fitted but it hasn’t made any difference. Anyone else had this problem?
Yes, I have the same problem. Also when going through the gears I lose power until it gets around 2500 revs. Is this the same as you? Shane Long from Ireland
Submitted: 25/10/2011 10:48:20 | ID: 5115
Where is the fuse for the air conditioner clutch magnet on a Nissan Terrano II. I have heater fan, A/C green light and the gas detector is OK. No fuses in the 2 locations have blown but there is no power arriving at the compressor clutch.
You got to check the thermo control located on top of your evaporator. It’s got a 3 pin socket. Remove the glovebox and it’s right behind it. Thermo control (A/C thermostat) might be playing up - Lester Santibanez from Australia
Submitted: 24/10/2011 14:59:42 | ID: 5079
I have only had my Qashqai for 3 weeks and love it - apart from the fact the windscreen will not clear when it is steamed up, no matter how long the blowers are on for and I have to keep wiping it with a cloth - any idea what could be wrong???
Hi Diane, have you tried switching the air-con to your screen and turn the blower up fully? Should clear up in seconds - Lol Mason from Northumberland
Make sure you draw the air from outside the vehicle not recycle air from within. The one you use is the icon where the arrow shows through the vehicle. Notorious problem with cars using recycle air option - Gary from Cheshire
Submitted: 24/10/2011 08:44:41 | ID: 5037
Hi. How do you remove the rear number plate? We have bought a personalised number plate but it would seem that the rear plate is stuck on with double sided tape. Can i just pull it off and will I damage the paintwork if i do?
Heat the number plate carefully with a heat gun and it will pull away - Keith Derham from County Tyrone
Submitted: 19/10/2011 15:37:00 | ID: 4961
Hi. My Nissan Primastar shudders on take off and it is getting worse. Has anyone any ideas on what might be causing it? Thanks.
The dual mass flywheel tends to go and starts to wobble. The faster it wobbles, the more vibration it causes - David Main from Scotland
Submitted: 19/10/2011 15:12:27 | ID: 4948
Hi. Does anyone know the cause of shuddering on my Primastar 100. It shudders when I pull off and sounds like a loud rattle coming from underneath the car it - shudders quite badly and is getting worse. It’s a 2007 model, can anyone help with any answers of what could cause the shuddering? Thank you.
It’s most likely to be separation of the dual mass flywheel causing vibration when taking up drive. The dual mass fly wheel and clutch assembly will need replacing to rectify this fault - Andrew Ackroyd from England
Submitted: 19/10/2011 11:20:26 | ID: 4929
Hi. Does anyone out there know if my 2001 Nissan Almera is front- or back-wheel drive? Thank you.
Front - Mike from Bedfordshire
Submitted: 18/10/2011 15:44:13 | ID: 4894
Hi. Does anyone know if my 2002 Nissan Micra petrol engine has a timing BELT or CHAIN and what mileage it should be changed at? Thank you.
You have timing chain. I know because just changed in my car - Vicky Valiul from Kent
Hi I believe the 2002 is the older shape which I believe is chain driven. A way to check: check the timing belt/chain case if it is plastic, it is a belt. If it’s metal, it’s chain. Hope this helps - Regan from Kent
Submitted: 17/10/2011 15:42:30 | ID: 4862
The auto-wipers will not turn off after it has been raining. Sometimes, when breaking or turning left, they will stop but then come back on again and will not stop until I have travelled for 20 minutes or so. Has any other Micra driver experienced this?
I haven’t but this will be the sensor - Regan from Kent
Submitted: 17/10/2011 14:19:58 | ID: 4840
How do I get the cylinder on the rear brake to go back into the calliper, so I can replace the pads? I have been told that after opening the bleed nipple, you twist the cylinder clockwise as you apply pressure. However I can’t seem to get any turn at all. What am I doing wrong?
Try inserting pointy nose pliers into the cut outs in the piston snd turn clockwise, a little force may be needed if they are seized - Rob Mattinson from Angus (Forfarshire)
Submitted: 10/10/2011 12:01:12 | ID: 4731
The gear stick wobbles, tends to flop to the left, no tension pulling it back to the middle. Is this a major task or could I do this myself?
I am a mechanic and have 12 years Nissan dealer experience and also own a Nissan Almera (pretty reliable info). What you are describing is a broken spring in the gearbox. If you leave it, the spring will fragment and lock your gearbox between two gears and you will need towing home (as what happened to mine) or remove your box and have it re-coned because a second hand one will be like rocking horse sh*t to find and mine cost £500. Hope this helps - kevin elliott from Yorkshire
Submitted: 10/10/2011 11:38:59 | ID: 4709
Should my Nissan Almera have 1 or 2 reverse lights?
Should only have one - Rosie from England
Submitted: 07/10/2011 10:21:32 | ID: 4673
I am looking to use my Qashqai to pull a horse trailer, is it possible? Please can you advise? Many thanks.
No, unfortunately it is not possible - Peter Peterson from Kent
Submitted: 07/10/2011 09:02:03 | ID: 4629
I would like to change the spark plugs and need the tool. Where is it available to buy please? (1.6 auto)
Any auto factors sell spark plug sockets - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 20/09/2011 09:13:25 | ID: 4487
My Nissan Micra makes a ticking type noise when it is stationery. What might this be?
Clock - Ken Kenson from Kent
Choke and it’s no problem - Regan from Kent
Submitted: 19/09/2011 09:47:56 | ID: 4469
My new Nissan Note 1600 petrol auto is never out of the filling station. I sometimes think there is a hole in the petrol tank and the fuel is running out. What should I expect to average short and long journeys?
Jim, around town, about 31-33MPG at worst. On a run depending on how you drive around 38MPG, overall I get 36MPG, which for a unsophisticated 4 speed auto 1.6 petrol is not bad, I can get 44mpg on motorways if I’m really good. Regards - Gary Satterthwaite from Cumberland
Submitted: 19/09/2011 09:26:39 | ID: 4457
My satnav is in Japanese - how can I get it changed to English? (dualis)
Learn Japanese so you can read the menus to switch it to English - Matt Burnett from London
Hi, sat nav runs from dvd player under passenger seat, you will have to buy a version in English to replace your version, try e-bay - Terry Mattocks from England
Submitted: 19/09/2011 09:23:21 | ID: 4453
My car has done 55,000 miles, when should I replace timing belt?
Nissans have a chain cam which does not need to be replaced - Mr Massive from England
Submitted: 19/09/2011 09:19:22 | ID: 4447
Not very technical and can’t find how to exit sat nav mode or map mode. So far the only way I found is to pop out the SD card. I get how to use sat nav okay. Just can’t find the off/exit. Help me! (tekna)
You can’t turn it off or exit it. It’s always on - Tom Lestrange from Lancashire
Submitted: 16/09/2011 08:52:22 | ID: 4441
My car is only five months old and is very sluggish. Going uphill I have no power, in fact I have to go down to 3rd gear even the HGVs and buses fly by. I’m really upset and I’m beginning to hate my car. Is this a problem with the 1.6L Petrol? (1.6L Petrol)
Hi Ann, the Qashqai is a different kind of vehicle to other hatchbacks you may have owned and is quite heavy. The same sluggishness was apparent when I got my QQ in May this year with only 650 miles on the clock from new. The engine was initially very "tight" but acceleration has improved gradually in the last 4,500 miles. The Qashqai is a good car but the 1.6 litre petrol needs to be worked hard through the gears. There is a marked gap in the gearing between second and third so that third gear is more flexible for slow driving than second which runs out of oomph. The brand of fuel you use has a noticeable effect for me too. Avoid supermarket fuel and go for a proper brand as the performance is better - Bob Martin from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 14/09/2011 10:06:24 | ID: 4393
Hi, my car had its 1st mot today and when it came back I now have a flashing light when I take my key out of the ignition. The garage says it’s the nats light but it wasn’t on previous to today.
Think it’s the nats light. Shows it’s armed and working. My Micra and my Note both have this as well. Maybe it wasn’t working before but is it now? - John Swale from Gloucestershire
Red light flashing shows that the anti-theft system is armed - Bob from Derbyshire
Submitted: 12/09/2011 10:17:57 | ID: 4375
Going to put alloy wheels on my NV200, what size of wheel and tyre would you recommend? (SE)
They are an optional Nissan extra from new, so look at the spec sheets, and go with similar wheels. It is already a low vehicle, so not much choice there I would have thought. The recommended Nissan ones may be pricey - Jerry Woodward from Derbyshire
Did think about alloys myself, but remember the original wheels and tyres are small for a reason. Lots of 14"alloys on web, will advise - Paul from Sussex
Submitted: 08/09/2011 08:51:32 | ID: 4322
The nearside headlight and main beam dip is working but dull. Any ideas? Thanks.
Well you could try the bulb but usually it’s a bad part that makes dull bulbs, unless there is a lot of corrosion on connectors - John Swale from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 06/09/2011 14:34:59 | ID: 4288
Has the heating/ventilation been improved in the facelifted Qashqai? Mine is terrible. Also, will the suspension be more reliable? Mine has been replaced twice. Should I buy the 2.0 dci engine or wait until new 1.6 dci comes in? (acenta 2.0 dci)
Nope. Just picked up a new Qashqai in November. The ventilation system is awful. It can’t even clear the windscreen after being on full blast for twenty minutes in the winter (which has been extremely mild so far this year). I’m probably going to end up taping a 12v hairdryer to the dashboard to see if that can help - James from Norway
2 fuel leaks from loose injectors. 2 lots of suspension (begs the question: What did they replace the 1st lot with?). Tailgate rattle appeared. Don`t wait for anything. Change the car for a Toyota or a Honda is my best advice. Nissan is an inferior build in my experience - Dave Leen from England
Submitted: 05/09/2011 10:45:59 | ID: 4270
I’ve took the four bolts out of the wheel but the wheel still will not come off, can you help me? (convertible)
Put wheel nuts on a couple of turns and drive forward a couple of feet and brake, this will break the seal - Rob Mattinson from Angus (Forfarshire)
Put one wheel nut in a couple of turns then hit the inside of the wheel with a deadblow or rubber mallet when the wheel’s off. Clean up the hub with a wire brush then apply some copper slip will stop it happening again - Phil Holroyd from Kent
Submitted: 05/09/2011 10:43:28 | ID: 4268
My car is fitted with a CY100 CD player, the console has all the buttons for sat nav, map etc but is not loaded. Do I just need a disc or what to get sat nav on my car?
I have the same car and system, Nissan quoted me £1,000 to install the sat nav gear. Buy a Garmin, better value - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 05/09/2011 10:38:16 | ID: 4261
Does a Navara have a cam belt?
No, they have a cam chain - Kevin from Australia
Submitted: 05/09/2011 10:32:03 | ID: 4254
How do you turn the passenger side airbag off?
You don’t. I contacted a local dealer a while back to ask if this could be done. Apparently, it can’t - Louise from Scotland
Submitted: 02/09/2011 09:46:18 | ID: 4231
Returned from holiday to find flat battery thanks to leaving courtesy light on. So, for first time since I’ve had car (2004), it wouldn’t start! The problem now is that the radio has locked itself. How do I unlock the code? Radio currently displays ’CODE’. Thanks.
Look in your handbook, it may have the code in there. If you don’t have the four figure code in there, your local dealer can get it for you - Curtis Newton from Blaenau Gwent
You may take out the radio and see if there’s a code in the back. If not, it will cost you around 15 euro/£10 in a Nissan dealership for them to get the code if you have to go dealership. Write down the code in a safe place where you can always have it in these cases - Jason Lyons from Ireland
Submitted: 30/08/2011 09:31:16 | ID: 4172
After how many miles/kms does the timing belt need to be changed? Thanks.
Every 4,000 to 5,000 miles - Paul O Gorman from Ireland
4000-5000 miles. Hope not two cam belts to every oil change? - John Swale from Gloucestershire
It’s true: twice a year - Greg Gregson from Kent
The timing belt needs changing every 15,000 miles not every 4-5,000 miles. My Nissan has done nearly 66,000 miles on a 57 plate and still in good nick. I have had mine for 2 years and it’s only had one belt change, dealer said won’t need changing until near 73,000. Don’t listen to others who want to scare you in wasting your money - Jenny Jones from Somerset
My Nissan dealer said there was no need to change belt as it was a chain? D Moriarty from Ireland
Submitted: 26/08/2011 08:42:39 | ID: 4125
Does the expansion tank have a pressurised cap? (ZX 300)
Waiting to find out answer to my last question... - Raymond Hopkins from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 23/08/2011 14:18:18 | ID: 4098
What is the tyre pressure for a Micra Tempest 2002, 100cc?
Look at the bottom of the driver’s door doorframe. You should find a label stating the tyre pressures - Dave Nugent from Cheshire
Submitted: 23/08/2011 14:16:18 | ID: 4097
What year model did they move the speed and rev counter over from the middle?
2001-2006 Nissan X-Trail T30. But in many countries, the T30 model are still selling. Here in my country, we have Nissan X-Trail T30 model 2011 - Chachin from Panama
Submitted: 22/08/2011 09:17:43 | ID: 4071
The CD won’t eject from factory fitted single disc unit. Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks.
Remove the unit from the dash, disconnect all wires (make sure you have the code) then reinstall - Barry Coull from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 18/08/2011 08:33:59 | ID: 4034
How do you reset the service light on a Nissan NV200?
Yes, mine popped up at 6k, even though the 1st service is 12k. I thought it would be main dealer, but fiddling with those silly trip stalks on the speedo, I reset all the service alerts, and they’re all gone. Sorry but without going out to try it, I don’t remember the exact sequence - Jerry Woodward from Derbyshire
Submitted: 17/08/2011 12:26:04 | ID: 4021
What is the maximum trailer weight braked that this vehicle can tow please in kgs?
3800kgs - Jim from England
Submitted: 11/08/2011 14:27:31 | ID: 3939
Miss alignment of o/s headlight. Garage tried new bulb but it seems a complete new headlight is required. Is this a common fault?
Try wiggling the bulb in the holder when it’s all connected up and switched on, mine has to be jiggled every time the bulb is changed. You kind of have to move it as if you’re taking it out when the clip is on, it pops into place restoring the beam pattern again - Paul from Durham
Submitted: 10/08/2011 09:22:35 | ID: 3927
My Note has had the oxygen sensor replaced twice, first at around 6,000 miles again at just over 13,000, the cost out of warranty was £245. Has anyone else had this problem? I got the impression from both garages that this was a common problem.
I had one replaced under warrenty and have just had another at 22,000 miles. Since this latest one, the digital mpg now reads approx 39 mpg, it was previously about 48 with 52 on journeys. Just wondering if it could be the readout that’s wrong or am I really using more petrol? Any replies would be appreciated. Regards - Robert Bowers from Northamptonshire
You don’t state the age of your car but judging by the mileage, it’s not so old. EU legislation states that all vehicle manufacturers have to honour a FIVE-YEAR warranty for "emission related" components. The oxygen sensor is at the heart of the exhaust after-treatment system therefore it is covered. If the dealer doesn’t know this (many don’t), be firm and ask them to contact your vehicle brand’s general agent in your country for confirmation - Eddy H from Buckinghamshire
Has to be exactly the correct oxygen sensor that comes with the plug already wired for the Note. Some garages are fitting generic sensors which don’t have exactly the right characteristics. I believe that the sensor is usually the problem here as it is the most easily damaged part in the control loop. Airflow sensors can be contaminated but I would look at that second or if the fault code pointed to it - Roger from Huntingdonshire
Submitted: 08/08/2011 08:45:10 | ID: 3890
I have a problem with the idle because it works on 750-700rpm and suddenly pdne at 450-500rpm. I cleaned the air valve and flow meter remains the same but the engine is operating normally and has the force of the idle problem. I only ask for advice. (MFV)
Hi Dejan, I had the same problem with my Nissan Tino 1999. My mechanic told me to increase the idle revolution a bit and it solved the problem - Amir from New Zealand
Submitted: 03/08/2011 08:20:26 | ID: 3857
Has anyone taken their driving test in a Note? I was wondering whether, as the speedometer isn’t that clear from the passenger seat, you could actually use it?
Yes, you can use it. I’m only a panel beater but as far as I can tell once everything is working on the car in correct order, they cannot stop you unless aftermarket parts have been placed on the car but a driving instrutor in your area will be able to tell you over the phone, they are very helpful when you need a small question answered - Jason Lyons from Ireland
Submitted: 29/07/2011 08:21:37 | ID: 3828
Hi people, I am having trouble selecting gears. They are very stiff this morning, the gears were really easy and all of a sudden, they were solid, now they are just really stiff. Any help appreciated. (dci 115)
I have sorted this problem by taking off the cable at the gearbox and lubricating the selector shaft that goes into the top of the gearbox. Moved it back and forth a few times and it has solved the problem. Hope this is helpful to anyone else who has the same problem - Stephen Boak from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)
Submitted: 25/07/2011 08:51:50 | ID: 3792
The bootlid microswitch on my Nissan Note has failed. How do I get to open the bootlid?
Hi, I have a post about this in this forum and how I did manage it. I can be contacted direct at email@example.com. I had the same problem and did it to the boot inside. It’s all posted here under my name anyway - http://www.roadtestreports.co.uk/questions-and-answers/nissan/note/ - John Swale from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 20/07/2011 10:11:25 | ID: 3768
I have a Nissan Primastar 04 114,000 mls. Engine problem. It wont go above 2,800 rpm. It has had a new turbo and air flow meter fitted. This only happened when I got the new turbo fitted, can anybody please advise?
I had a similar problem, ended up replacing the cat as it was all clogged up from when the turbo failed - Stephen Cannon from Lancashire
Hello mate, have you tried to clean EGR value, I had the same problem with my Primastar after an engine rebuild. Dirt had stopped valve closing, no turbo. Good luck - Dave Smith from England
Submitted: 19/07/2011 09:08:37 | ID: 3744
The engine runs OK but when it’s put in gear it loses power. Can anybody help?
I have the same problem. Have you found out the problem with yours? If so pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease tell me - Andy Sol from Cyprus
Change the fuel filter - Colin Statham from Nottinghamshire
Submitted: 19/07/2011 08:37:46 | ID: 3735
What type of oil do I use to top up with?
Diesel Oil 10/40 - Barry Coull from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 06/07/2011 10:57:59 | ID: 3049
Anyone know how to get the tail gate open on a Note where the electrics to the back door switch have failed? Need to open the door to repair the wiring harness. A common fault on the Note it seems! (SE DCi 1.5 Diesel)
Well heard nothing more so far from the main dealer so I thought I would have a look. Climbed in the back from the rear doors, removed parcel shelf and levered read door panel off with plastic lever. No damage to clips, amazing! located the lock and it had 4 white wires going to it, any colour you want as long as it's white! No trace colours at all. Oh well lets see if I can get it open, prodded wires with meter probe and other end to earth. had to use wires further up as on lock end very tight with big hands. Found a 12 volt wire, found 3 0v wires but not direct to earth some ohms, so basically fed the 12 volts to the others in turn and locked clanged open! Oh Joy! Spent the rest of the afternoon undoing the wiring bodge the dealers had previously done and all works once again. and people moan about French wiring? Looking elsewhere on this site I notice the Micra exhibits the same problem, obviously a design fault and I wonder if "fit for purpose"! I can see why Wessex Garages were shy of it, after all I only paid £500 for the warranty why should they expect to sort it out for me. I'm supposed to get repairs upto £5000 on that waranty to Quote" A new loom is £500 we won't get them to pay that"! So why did I pay £500 for it, supposed to be the best, just a rip off. I've already had the trading standards in to see them when I bought it with misleading ads. Seems to be give us your money and go away! Ah well up and running again with a wiper that works and a tail gate that opens! Hooray! :) John Swale from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 04/07/2011 09:56:50 | ID: 3216
This car keeps losing power while in motion and has to be restarted all the time. What is the exact problem?
You need to replace the suction control valve. I have the same problem and just ordered the part online for £145 - M from Roxburghshire
Submitted: 28/06/2011 09:51:00 | ID: 3194
My Nissan runs rough and lumpy and is burning lots of petrol. No engine management lights. Air filters are clean. It has done 60k miles. (1.5 S Petrol)
Air flow meter is the problem - PP Poy from Ireland
Submitted: 28/06/2011 09:43:52 | ID: 3200
My Micra will not start. The dash will light up but the radio doesn’t work. Installed a new battery and still no good. Is it possible that this is an immobiliser issue? If so, how do I reset?
Try taking your fuel pump fuse out then turn the engine over as if trying to start it then put the fuse back in and start car and it might well start. I had a similar problem on my Micra and this solution worked. Like you, I also thought it was an immobiliser problem - Simon Forbes from England
Submitted: 07/06/2011 09:32:03 | ID: 2302
The window wiper is not working. I think it’s blocked. Is there any easy way to unblock it please?
Hi Noel. Unfortunatly not, it’s a fixed unit. You’ll need to acquire another. I tried everything trying to unblock mine - Dave Beynon from Yorkshire
Submitted: 25/05/2011 08:18:47 | ID: 2289
Can I fit a luggage box to the roof?
Er, yes is the answer, seen roof bars for the Note advertised. Just put "Roof Bars Nissan Note" into Google and got lots of hits:) John Swale from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 23/05/2011 10:11:27 | ID: 2726
A clunk/knock is coming from steering column when travelling at slow speed, what is the cause? (Tekna)
My 2007 Note is making the same noise. Just had it in for Service, and was told I need a new steering column - £1,400 SHOCK HORROR. Seems to be a common fault. I’ve been on to Nissan but they don’t want to know. If you look, there are loads of people with Notes who have got the same problem. I have written to Trading Standards and Watchdog - Christine Jones from Staffordshire
Submitted: 16/05/2011 09:28:59 | ID: 2743
How many miles is standard before you need to change a whole gearbox on average and how many miles do you also need to top up or change your oil on this model and year? Thanks.
We used to have an ’05 Xtrail till recently, very good on long runs and not so good around town. I have just switched to an 08 automatic Xtrail and found it to be poor on miles per gallon. They are both diesel. So I would say not so good for short trips but better on longer runs. Getting only about 30 miles per gallon on mixed travel. I am wondering if it might have a fault actually - Julie Maycock from Yorkshire
Submitted: 13/05/2011 08:52:09 | ID: 2505
Hi, my Nissan X trail AUTO se+ has been sat outside my house now for couple of months due to the keys being stolen. I have some new keys now, but unfortunately it was left in park with the handbrake on for this length of time. The car starts but I can’t move it backwards or forwards, and didn’t want to force it incase I broke it. The brakes must be stuck on. How do I get them unstuck now? Help!
Try tapping the brake calipers with a rubber mallet to free them - Tam from Scotland
Submitted: 09/05/2011 08:58:30 | ID: 2500
My wipers will not stop until the ignition is turned off. Timed operation does not function. Any clues?
Hi Robert, I had same problem with my ’06 Almera. In my case, it was caused by corrosion on the contacts in the wiper motor, this requires a change of wiper motor. This fault is not uncommon and down to poor design. I wrote to Nissan central office who agreed to pay for the repair if it turned out to be the problem I describe, as indeed it did. Might be worth a try. Hope this helps. Cheers - Peter Trice from Lancashire
Submitted: 13/04/2011 08:34:31 | ID: 2151
How many MPG does an X-Trail do? And also a rough idea of MPG for a Nissan L200. Cheers.
My T Spec diesel returns between 34.5 and 38.9 over a tankful - Bob Moffatt from England
Submitted: 04/04/2011 10:16:08 | ID: 2844
Hi. Does anyone have any idea of how to add or delete phone numbers from the Nissan connect system? Please help. (Hatchback)
You can’t. If you have added or deleted phone numbers in your phone contacts list, you will need to delete your phone from the system and then re-pair it. The connect system will then read the phonebook (with the new numbers/deletions) from your phone and put it into memory - John S from London
Submitted: 31/03/2011 09:09:52 | ID: 3630
I have a problem with my automatic Nissan Micra as it seems to have difficulty with picking up speed, and then suddenly it speeds up very quickly in a jerky fashion. When stood still with the engine running, it sounds very juddery. We have eliminated the spark plugs and the oxygen cylinder and the coils out of the equation.
Hi, it could be the throttle body. If it is, don’t buy one from Nissan as they are expensive. Get a reconditioned model off eBay for around £60. Probably best not to buy from a scrap yard as it might also be faulty or on it’s way out. Hope this helps - Lee Sullivan from Yorkshire
Submitted: 07/03/2011 09:18:51 | ID: 2075
My Nissan Primastar 2.0 manual has suddenly become very difficult to get into gears even more so when the engine is cold. It’s easier to select the gears when the engine is warm but still a lot stiffer than it was. Thanks, Steve.
Try lubricating the selector cable in the engine bay. I had the same problem and the lubricating worked - Barry Coull from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 03/03/2011 08:54:31 | ID: 2109
My boot lock has failed. Pressing the button has no effect. I was driving the car when the "door open" light came on. Upon investigation, the boot lock was half-undone, neither properly locked nor properly opened. I pushed it shut. Now the button on the boot does not open the lock. What has gone wrong and how can it be fixed?
Not sure if this is the case with yours, my rear wiper failed, took it to the garage who say that’s quite common. Wires break through opening and closing the tail gate, inside the rubber boot on the top right hand side as you look at it. The garage is doing a couple these coming few weeks and will let me know how successful they are. Second time on mine it seems, as a repair had already been done before I purchased it. Anyway bought the car home and my boot won’t open, not a click so I guess that has been disturbed and the wire now broken as well for boot lock. Could just be your problem as well - John Swale from Gloucestershire
I’ve sorted mine and it was crap wires going brittle and snapping. No one ever told Nissan copper work hardens? I replaced short lengths with a flexible wire I bought from Maplins - John Swale from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 24/02/2011 08:47:51 | ID: 2041
Has anyone experienced a problem with the throttle sensor on the Note? This has happened to me three times in the past year and the same problem is occurring again. All power to the throttle is lost for a few seconds and the red warning light comes on but then it recovers and is okay until finally it fails completely. I had to be towed home from London last year - over 300 miles! It is going into the dealer next week for the fourth time with the same problem.
The same problem came to my Note (1.4L, last 2006) in 2009 and yesterday again. This means that my oxygen sensor lasts about two years or 25,000km. The first time the cost was covered by the warranty, this time I’m afraid I’ll have to pay - Mario from Italy
Submitted: 22/02/2011 09:53:16 | ID: 3099
Does this have a built in sat nav and cd player? (1.4 N-Ttec)
2009 N-Tec models up until the end of the year (2009) only had a CD PLAYER, THEN AN UPGRADE TOOK PLACE, and there after the N-Tec models produced from late 2009 had as standard the full CD AND NISSAN CONNECT SAT NAV. SO CHECK when produced in 2009 and confirm with dealer/seller - Oswaid Hassan from London
Submitted: 11/02/2011 11:55:30 | ID: 2455
I have a standard Nissan issue radio/cd. Radio showing error code "wait 1 hr". But I haven’t drive the car for a whole hour with the radio on and the message remains! Any advice? Thanks in advance.
Mine does it too, just switch it off and back on again, works for me. I try not to leave it switched on when I turn the ignition off then it hardly ever does it - Alec from Yorkshire
Submitted: 11/02/2011 11:15:02 | ID: 2917
Can anyone help? I have bought a diesel Nissan Terrano 2 on a 93 plate with low mileage. It has been stood up for about 18 months, it passed MOT and went well for 2 days then it lost power, would not rev over 2000 and will tick over fine until you put throttle down and then it loses power and smokes. I changed the fuel filter as the old one was blocked up and still it wouldn’t go any better. I changed the fuel filter housing as I thought it was letting air in. I cleaned out fuel tank. If I pump the primer pump it will run and a soon as I stop the power goes again. Any ideas?
Hi Steve. If you try to rev up and it smokes, check the primer pump on top of fuel filter doesn’t creep down. If it does, you may need a new one. You could also remove and clean EGR valve, better still remove two bolts and place a metal plate between valve and housing to block it off. Hope this helps - Jim from Angus (Forfarshire)
Hi Steve, I had exactly the same problem with my Terrano, turned out to be a small bullet type filter underneath the olive union where the diesel enters the pump Remove the two bolts then the spring with a fine piece of wire locate the filter, about the size of a 22mm bullet and clean, then replace. Mine’s been fine ever since. Hope this solves your problem mate - Glynn Spooner from England
Submitted: 11/02/2011 10:43:42 | ID: 3017
I have had the drive belt adjusted once by a main dealer. It is still noisy for the first ten minutes on start up. Any idea for a cure? Thanks. (1.6 Tekna)
I have a 58 Qashqai. It had a squealy belt before I replaced it with a brand new one from the Nissan dealer in November 2010, even though there were no obvious problems with the old one.
Nissan told my mechanic this was a common fault with the original fanbelts and that the new ones would fix it. However, after a very short time, the squealing started again and I’ve now been told it’s a recall issue and that the Nissan dealer is going to need the car for two days to fix it. I would advise you to badger Nissan until they admit it’s a recall.
Hope this helps - Sarah Anderson from Scotland
Submitted: 11/02/2011 09:50:40 | ID: 3005
I have owned this model for 6 months now but a problem has just arisen. Even after the engine has been running for some time the engine idles at 1,500 rpm for a few seconds then drops to around 1,000 rpm and ticks over perfectly. What could the problem be? (SE)
My cars does the same thing and it’s not exactly a problem. It’s just simply the electronic system in the car that controls the acceleration and idle speed is probably a little bit off. If you have been driving fast for a bit and then quickly stop, the idle speed will be faster in anticipation of you quickly accelerating again. After a few seconds, it would drop down to save fuel. I hope this applies to your question sir - Finnur Alexandersson from Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire
Submitted: 10/02/2011 15:35:21 | ID: 2892
My interior fan is not blowing. Could it be a fuse that has gone?
Yes or the plug connecting it has come loose - Finnur Alexandersson from Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire
Is it working on full fan but not on the lower settings? If so, it is probably the Blower Resistor control found at the front of the foot well on the passanger side. It has a 4 pin plug going into to it. Held in place by 2 screws at the back of the fan blower motor. I just had this problem. I replaced it with a second hand part costing £22 (new was £47) - Bob Brook from Surrey
Submitted: 08/02/2011 11:46:40 | ID: 2865
Can you tell me how much fuel is left in the tank when the fuel warning light comes on? Thank you. (2.5 petrol manual)
Mine usually has about 8 litres left - Paul Woolsey from Australia
Submitted: 02/02/2011 15:55:41 | ID: 2824
At what mileage should the timing belt be changed on my 07 diesel Note? Thank you if you can help.
They don’t have a belt, they are chain driven. Problem solved - Andrew Simmons from Lancashire
Erm, I’ve just paid £400 to have my timing belt changed by the main dealer. They told me five years or 70,000 miles and mine was five years. Mine’s a 2006 SE DCi. Is that any help? First of all, the dealer told me it didn’t have one. It does! - John Swale from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 28/01/2011 15:34:41 | ID: 2438
Where is the pollen filter situated on a 2008 Nissan Primastar? (1.9 115CDI)
On the 2007 2.0 version, it’s on the bonnet. You should see a black box type thing or the vent on the bonnet. It’s under there - Barry Coull from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 25/01/2011 16:21:49 | ID: 3672
What is the schedule for changing the timing belt on a 1.9 100 brake diesel?
Hi Adrian, I have two of these vans. The cambelt should be changed at the 72k service - Tony Mann from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 25/01/2011 15:44:54 | ID: 3613
How many miles can I get to a full tank in the Nissan Almera 2002 1.5 SE?
How many hills are you going up and down, what gears will you be in and how fast will you be going. then the fuel consumption figures can be sorted. Don’t forget tyre pressures, tread depth and state of air filter, weight in car..... bit of a "How long is a piece of string" question really! John Swale from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 25/01/2011 14:56:40 | ID: 2575
How many miles before I need to change the cambelt on a 1.5 sve diesel?
Dealer says 70,000 or 5 years and just cost me £400 at main dealer. Cheers - John Swale from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 25/01/2011 10:32:17 | ID: 2252
During cold weather my dashboard sounds like pvc double glazing expanding and contracting (a bit like plastic pieces catching against each other). As soon as the temperature rises it stops. This happens at about 30mph plus on most roads. Does anyone else experience this?
Spray household furniture wax along any dashboard joints you can access and repeat as needed. I had the same on a Micra and the Note I now have. I think it is an expansion problem - Mike Webb from Lancashire
Submitted: 21/01/2011 08:26:12 | ID: 2211
Passenger-side rear seat does not bend forward but d/s backseat does. Anyone have same problem? Also, has anyone removed rear seat and if so, instructions please.
Hi. Yes, I have had this problem. Removed the seat and investigated. The cable actuating the release clip is too long and needs shortening. Unfortunately I have been too busy to address this. I am considering trying to insert a kink somehow to effectively shorten the cable, it only needs a tiny bit. Seat is easily removed - access two bolts under seat at front, after removing plastic covers, easily broken so take care, push seat back to access. And two in boot push seat fully forward to access. I believe end grips on cable crimped too far apart. Otherwise a great car, have averaged 36 mpg overall on 1.6 automatic, 33 on local journeys to 44 on long journeys, fairly happy with that on old fashioned but nice, torque converter type transmission. Mine is 2006 so perhaps later cables are shorter - Brian C from Surrey
Submitted: 19/01/2011 15:38:34 | ID: 2194
In the past fortnight, I have had trouble starting my car on two occasions. What could be possible cause and is this a generic problem with model?
Hi. We had a similar experience. I suggest that you may have previously started the engine from cold and then switched it off after only a short time period. The auto choke would have injected fuel into the cold engine, the engine turned off and the spark plugs are fouled. You just have to wait until the fuel has evaporated inside the cylinders. Or turn the engine over without depressing the accelerator pedal until it fires. It also occurs on similar engined Renaults! We now always leave the engine to warm a little before turning it off and no further fault has occured - Bernard Hunt from Staffordshire
Submitted: 13/01/2011 08:34:46 | ID: 2562
Why can I not use copied CDs in my Almera?
Hi Alan, initially when I used 4x rewritable speed copied CDs it failed. Thankfully when I tried 52x rewritable speed, it worked. Hope this remedies the situation - Brian from Ireland
Submitted: 11/01/2011 14:59:23 | ID: 3612
Despite following the instructions in the manual (undoing 2 bolts etc) I have been unable to remove the light cluster cover in order to renew a brake light. I rang the dealer who said a lot of people have problems and they would book me in and do the job for me - obviously at a price. As this is just a bulb change I simply refuse to have to resort to a garage. I am sure that if I have problems other individuals will also have suffered in the same way. Any solutions folks?
Just had my "Note" a few weeks now and my son who works in Halfords was smugly telling me how you "undo the two bolts and give it a tap towards the rear of the car", BUT why not go to your nearest Halfords, ask for an assistant, tell them the bulbs "gone" could you get the lens off for me and replace the bulb? Bruce Duncan from Yorkshire
Yes, just move the cluster back half and inch when the bolts are out. Nissan aren’t helpful - Jim Tyrer from Lancashire
I also had trouble removing lens after reading handbook. I rang me nearest Nissan dealer and they told me to bring it along, which I did and they removed it and inserted the new bulb, no charge! They commented that it is sometimes awkward to remove - Susie Sheridan from Essex
Submitted: 10/01/2011 15:13:06 | ID: 2167
A couple of months ago I purchased a Primastar se dci 100 short wheel base but it has a leak underneath the engine. A garage has put new seals in it (I think turbo seals) but it is still leaking even when it is standing still. It is not the plastic tray residue from when the seals where changed. Maybe its a diesel leak... No one knows... Can anyone help please? (SWB SE DCI 100)
Might be a coolant leak, take it to a garage for a pressure test - Davey D from Leicestershire
I had a problem with an oil leak, which turned out to be the turbo oil return pipe. Changed it and problem solved. Good luck! Roger from Leicestershire
Submitted: 05/01/2011 10:01:01 | ID: 2142
The car was not used for a week due to the very cold weather. The temperature at night was sometimes below 10 degrees. After driving not very far away I could smell burnt rubber and a heard noise coming from my front right wheel. The smell also was coming only front the front right wheel. What could it be?
Your front right brake could be frozen stuck or have rusted stuck over the week. It was probably your tire rubbing along the road and the brakes grinding - Finnur Alexandersson from Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire
Submitted: 04/01/2011 09:06:48 | ID: 2132
In what colours do the 18" alloy wheel caps come? (Tekna)
Yellow and mauve - Magnus Magnusson from Kent
Submitted: 13/12/2010 10:04:07 | ID: 2664
What is the difference btween the Acenta and the N-Tec?
The N-Tec is an Acenta with a few extras, such as Nissan Connect as standard, esp, silver finish door handles, silver front spoiler finisher, climate control aircon. I find it to be worth the little extra over the Acenta model as it’s really a Tekna without the silly bits i.e. part leather seats, slippery alloy pedals, electrically folding mirrors (whoopee do) and a parking sensor that you can barely hear. Oh yeah, it has privacy glass and 16" alloys too, where the Acenta only has 15" wheels. It’s an odd tyre size though, a 185/85/16 which is only manufactured by Continental. Hope this has been some help to you - Sneaky Elephant from Middlesex
Submitted: 03/12/2010 14:45:14 | ID: 3530
The gears are not switching and the speedometer is really high. The car makes a revving sound and then, after awhile, the gear goes in. Does anyone know what may be causing this?
You may have to change your clutch and pressure plate and releaser bearing - Pravind Sukdaven from South Africa
Submitted: 01/12/2010 08:50:51 | ID: 3541
Can you tell me at how many miles before the timing belt needs changing on my 08 1.2 Micra? Thanks!
You don’t need to worry because it has a chain not a belt so nothing to change! Frank from Lothians
Submitted: 29/11/2010 15:27:44 | ID: 3233
I have a 2003 Murano with only 44,000 miles on. When I am going to turn right, a stomping noise begins and when I slow down the stomping noise returns. I replaced front rotor and pads rotated all the tyres but the noise still persists. I am not able to correct these defects - can anybody help?
I had a similar issue, turned out to be a front wheel bearing hub. Got a part from San Diego which was a third of the price in the UK - Mark from County Down
Submitted: 25/11/2010 15:25:43 | ID: 3486
Big problem with the headlamp visiblity with my 05 Almera. Really dangerous to drive in the dark due to this. Should Nissan recall all affected vehicles?
I have the same problem, I have found out that there was a recall for this problem. It is the headlamp over heating and melting the connections that is causing the lights to dim. I have called the Nissan office and they have said that the recall has finished but if I was to take it to a Nissan garage and let them have a look... and it turns out to be that problem then they can sort something - here is the number: 01923 899334. Tell them there was a recall for this problem and what are they going to do about it. Hope this helps and you get it sorted - Rachael from England
I bought an 05 Almera S, 5 door hatchback in 2010 and found the headlights dangerous on dip. Quite sad as my recently scrapped X reg Almera lights had been good. They would have bolted straight on to the 05 by the looks of it. New type of dip beam on 05 model. Fitted Super Brilliance Halogen bulbs. Slightly better but still not safe. Checked all connections and fittings and found them to be OK. Checked the voltage and current at the connections for both dip beam bulbs and they were OK. Stumped! Researched on Google. Problem was the dip beam headlamp lens was cloudy. Tried a hair dryer to see if it was moisture. No it wasn’t. Headlight lens had degraded and I mean the LENS, INSIDE the unit, right next to the bulb when fitted, not the transparent plastic cover at the front of the headlight. Bought and fitted new headlamp units (Made In China) using all original connections, fittings and bulbs. Headlights were fine. Two years later lights still fine. Headlight units £180 for pair. Cost for a garage to fit about £50 I guess. If they decide to remove the front grills and bumper etc it may be higher. No headlight recall ever issued for my VIN number according to Nissan. If you are in the market for an 05 Almera drive it in the dark first. If lights are poor budget £200 for new ones. It may just be a cheap bulb that needs replacing but it may not be. Camchain sensor also went. £200 to replace. I have had 2 Almeras, second hand. Both were bought to be run until beyond economic repair (BER) and then scrapped. I like them but they are not bulletproof, not the ones I had. It annoys me when I see some review saying they are. I would neither condemn or recommend them - Harry Maxwell from Scotland
Submitted: 22/11/2010 15:15:27 | ID: 3472
I have only recently noticed that my car smells as if rubber is burning. I investigated to see if perhaps this smell was coming from one of my tyres and it was not. What could possibly be giving off that smell?
Hi, I has the same problem, it was found to be to be the ignition coils burning through the plastic, I have replaced two coils now, but still do not know why this is happening? Good luck. Jim essex - James Turner from Essex
Submitted: 15/11/2010 08:24:35 | ID: 2948
Does anyone have or know where to get a selector control module for my P reg Micra? I’ve been looking for a while now, any help would be appreciated, Thanks!
Try Partfinder, it is very good - Stephen Schultz from Inverness-shire
Submitted: 12/11/2010 09:52:41 | ID: 2982
Can you please tell me at what mileage the timing belt beeds to be changed? I have the 2004 Almera, may thanks.
If the car is a petrol 1.5 or 1.8 there is no belt to change, it is a chain on these models (theoretically maintenance free). If it’s a diesel then I’m sorry but I have no experience of that type of Almera - Wayne Simpson from England
Submitted: 05/11/2010 15:03:38 | ID: 1979
The clutch pedal clicks every time I shift and let the clutch out. The dealer says it is not a problem, but my car did not do this when new. Any ideas why this may be?
Check if your Note has a cable operated clutch, if so there may be a ratchet pawl (cheese shaped wedge) of the nylon variety, these tend to loose a tooth and you get a click on letting the clutch in or out eventually followed by complete failure ie: foot goes to floor clutch will not engage/disengage nothing wrong with clutch itself, just this fivers worth of plastic. Had this problem on Transits a few years ago, easy to fix - Simon Watson from Ceredigion
Whatever the problem, Nissan say it is not a problem and if it is they say... WELL that’s what the car does - Jim Tyrer from Lancashire
No, it is not right, the tyre pressures on my Ntec+ are 34 PSI front and 31 PSI rear - Spence Fleetwood from Cheshire
We have a similar issue with our 09 plate 1.4 Acenta - I’ve traced it to a small push-button switch located at the top of the clutch pedal’s travel (i.e. button is pushed in when the clutch is up). What it does is beyond me, but if I push the clutch in and then press the button, it makes the exact same clicking noise we hear when releasing the clutch. Will try wd40 and if that fails I’ll be contacting Nissan for a replacement - Mark from England
Submitted: 05/11/2010 09:48:08 | ID: 2954
Please can anyone tell me if the gearbox on the auto Note is a CVT? As I am disabled this is the only gearbox I can use and the micra was fine but Nissan no longer put this gear box in them. Thank you in advance.
The gearbox in an automatic Nissan note is actually a 4 speed gearbox but from a drivers point of view it works in the same way as the CVT auto box in a Nissan Micra ie you put the lever in to the ’D’ position to go forward and press the accelerator pedal to move off. It’s as easy as that. There are no paddles on the steering wheel to make any manual selections of the gears. It will be just like driving a Micra - Bill Howe from England
Submitted: 03/11/2010 09:17:38 | ID: 3435
I am considering ordering a new Nissan Note where the seats push forward. I need to ask if a small scooter will fit in the boot without pushing the back seats fully forward?
Julie, I have recently taken delivery of a new Note 1.5dci N-Tec on the Motability scheme. If you’re referring to a Mobility scooter, then I’m not sure if it will fit with the rear seats in the rearmost position, that may be asking too much. However, with them pushed forward a scooter will easily fit and rear passengers will still have better legroom than the majority of cars can provide. I hope this answers your question, and can definitely say that the Note is a great car! If you are getting one on the Motability, I suggest you go for the N-Tec as it has all the kit (satnav, esp etc) without requiring a deposit! Happy motoring - Sneaky Elephant from Middlesex
I found that folding the half seat forward flat allowed my dad’s scooter to fit nicely when I lifted it in. A rear seat passenger could still sit alongside. There may be room for a hoist on the opposite rear of the boot although the parcel shelf would have to be omitted - Roger from Huntingdonshire
Submitted: 07/10/2010 14:14:53 | ID: 3698
I have owned this car for approximately 2 months now. It is R Reg and has about 75000 miles on the clock. Really good nick for its age. I haven’t had any problems as yet until today. I stopped at the shop and it was raining really heavily. When I tried to start the car again it wouldn’t start. It’s not the battery because all the dash lights were on and radio etc. It made a whiring sound like it wanted to start but nothing. We left it for a bit and then it started which is why I’m thinking that the rain has a part to play in it, but it doesn’t sound happy when I start it now. Can anyone advise? I’m completely clueless. It didn’t start and I just panicked. My worst nightmare!
It is probably that the battery is not quite strong enough - it could be too many short journeys and battery not charging. If the problem persists, buy a new battery as I found over the years, it makes all the difference to a sluggish starter. It’s probably the cheapest way of fixing your problem - Dave Hind from England
Some dealers and garages do cheap jobs and leave the plastic wheel arches and engine covers of the car. Thus when the car is driven in the rain, water will splash up from the road and get in your electrics. Also dust and mud can short fuses (I say this from experience). I hope this helps - Finnur Alexandersson from Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire
Submitted: 04/10/2010 08:24:14 | ID: 3685
On first starting the engine from cold there is a squeaking noise for about 5 minutes. Any suggestions as to what it might be?
You will be driving a 1.6 petrol I guess and it’s your fan belt slipping in wet weather. A known fault and easy fix - Bill Bennett from England
Mouse - John Johnson from Kent
And the easy fix is what then? James M from England
Submitted: 30/09/2010 09:20:22 | ID: 2626
I have just bought a Nissan Micra 1.4 Accenta+ with 18,000 miles on the clock, year 2008. It is a perfect little car except every time I change gear I get a CLUNK. 1st gear - clunk; second gear - clunk etc... Is this normal on the Micra as this is what the sales person is telling me. A friend lifted the bonnet and noticed the ’rods’ were loose. I am a lady pensioner and this means nothing to me. Do I have to live with this clunking noise or can it be rectified and how? What am I asking the mechanic at the garage to look for when I take it back. Any help would be much appreciated. (1.4 Accenta+)
Ollie, I own a 2006 Micra 1.2. There is always a noise from the gear linkage when changing gear, basically as you describe it. Recently had a loan of a newly registered 1,000 mile on the clock model when mine was serviced and didn’t really notice much of a difference. Think it’s just the design of the linkages that causes this and I honestly think your sales person is telling you the truth. There’s no doubt that the gearbox and quality of the change is the car’s weak link but you’ll soon forget all about it when you accept it is not actually a fault - Frank from Scotland
Submitted: 13/09/2010 08:30:35 | ID: 3241
What should the rear tyre pressure be for 1.4 Nissan Note Accenta?
Hi John, if you go to the Kwik Fit tyre pressure search webpage - http://www.kwik-fit.com/tyre-pressure-search.asp - and enter your car’s registration it will provide you with the recommended front and rear tyre pressures - RoadTestReports.co.uk
Submitted: 01/09/2010 14:22:55 | ID: 2026
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