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tony grimes, Lancashire

Nissan X-Trail

my Nissan x trail making a ticking or knocking noise at the top end I think when you start it from cold it goes off after a bout four or five hundred yards its running ok but a bit ? about I

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Thérèse is à knock. At thé top of thé engineering like à diesel knock what is thé cause hawkins from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 17/03/2016 18:32:08 | ID: 129140

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J.THOMPSON, Yorkshire

Nissan Micra C + C

Hi my micra cc roof just beeps when trying to open it previous working fine anybody had same problem thanks

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In the boot there is a cloth trim much the same as a roller blind is the best way I can explain it. You need to pull it out on the roller and attach to the retaining brackets. It is in your handbook including diagram. Hope this helps Stan from Warwickshire

In the boot there is a cloth trim much the same as a roller blind is the best way I can explain it. You need to pull it out on the roller and attach to the retaining brackets. It is in your handbook including diagram. Hope this helps Stan from Warwickshire

Mine has started doing the same, but only if I start the engine. It will work if I put the roof down just with the ignition on. You could try that or, have you found another solution ? pistonbroke from South Yorkshire

Mine has started doing the same, but only if I start the engine. It will work if I put the roof down just with the ignition on. You could try that or, have you found another solution ? pistonbroke from South Yorkshire

Thank you so much pistonbroke from South Yorkshire. I have had my Nissan CC 2+2 Karrman since 2008 and absolutely love it, until last year the roof worked fine. I took it to the dealership for a new roof seal and since then the roof had refused to open properly. The alarm would go off saying the boot roller blind was not engaged even when it was. I tried working the micro switch on the left of the blind manually and used WD 40 on it but nothing worked, it would work sometimes then not others. This year I feared a big bill or get rid, which I did not want to do, even though it is almost 11 years old it has had minimal repairs done and is in very good condition with low mileage. The dealership told me this model is hard to find and they could sell it with ease but owners of this model do not want to sell. Me either! Your trick of opening the roof using just the ignition without starting the car WORKS!!! Nellythefrog from Derbyshire

Submitted: 07/08/2014 22:35:30 | ID: 101109

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Paul, Lancashire

Nissan Terrano Ii

Sir Looking under the front seat of my car I have noticed what looks to be 12v wire and connectors ..could there be a reason for this and is there likely to be power supplied to these connectors. Many thanks Paul

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they could be your air bag connectors, if your air bag warning light goes off when you start up, leave well alone, I had a problem with my air bag warning light staying on, changed the connectors and may sure the connectors were firm, I reset the computer, and not had a problem since, if you don't want to pay £35 to reset at a diagnostic center, you can do it easily yourself, email me and I will tell you how john payne from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 07/05/2017 21:25:10 | ID: 141157

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Thapelo Moeng, South Africa

Nissan Interstar 2007

My Nissan Interstar`s front wheels vibrate when driving at 80km/h upwards. I have replaced the shocks and the balljoint to no avail. Can anyone help?

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I dnt have a answer to pb but i also hav da same issue Deon from South Africa

Submitted: 06/07/2012 16:10:39 | ID: 85563

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Vimukthi Gunarathna, Sri Lanka

Nissan Micra

I’m experiencing a strange thing that my car (AK 12) giving a continuous ‘beep… beep…’ sound when I apply the brake. That ‘beep…’ alarm is buzzing until release the brake paddle. There is no dashboard indicators are appearing also. This is not happened always but most of the time it happened. I don't have any idea why that happens, please share me if you are having any thoughts on that.

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How strange, Vimukthi – because on Dec 9, 2013 someone called Buddikat posted the exact same question on the Autolanka site. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 15/05/2017 15:33:02 | ID: 141309

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Helen, West Lothian

Nissan Almera Tino

My Nissan Almera Tino 1800cc 53 plate has an intermittent problem. Sometimes it runs perfectly other times it loses speed and then lurches forward (which is getting dangerous) and other times it just totally dies. When it stops altogether I have to leave it for a few minutes and then start it up. It always starts no problem. Prior to either stopping or slowing right down it has hiccups. It's been checked by diagnostics and there is no fault showing. The engine management light isn't on. I think it's dirty fuel so I need to know where the fuel filter is situated and how to change it. Could someone please advise? Or if I am wrong in my assumption could someone point me in the right direction? Thank you

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Sounds like the cam shaft sensor or crank shaft sensor i would replace both. they are both the same part sensors. Keith from Merseyside

Submitted: 21/10/2016 13:30:59 | ID: 136119

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Mathew Archie, Trinidad and Tobago

Nissan X-Trail

Hi I have a 2016 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid third generation, and when I stop and the car switches to battery , when I take off and the change over goes from battery to engine I hear a slipping noise like a belt slip. Can anyone say what might I check Mathew Archie

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Same thing happens with mine. it started around 10,000KM. Sounds like a belt slip or like a belt needs greasing. Have you have any resolve with this? NShaheed from Trinidad and Tobago

Submitted: 21/03/2017 19:28:05 | ID: 140060

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David, Essex

Nissan Primera

My year 2000 Primera SE= has failed its MOT because the airbag warning light stays on even though the bags check out as ok on the computer. Is there a fix other than tracing through the electrics to find the fault, this being the case it would be unviable, and I will have to scrap one of the best cars I have owned. Please help?

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air bag warning light on marie from Ireland

Submitted: 11/01/2017 14:52:03 | ID: 138023

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clarkey, Lancashire

Nissan Note

hi i've nicknamed my car squeaky it's been through two mot's when driving with the near side window down i can hear a continual squeak moorso when i drive past buildings if i touch the brake pedal it stops any ideas on what it could be appreciated clarkey

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Back of brake pads need greased Raymond from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 11/01/2017 21:01:13 | ID: 138030

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Rob Bell, Durham

Nissan Navara 2008

Hi, I have a 2008 D40 Nissan Navara and recently I have had my 4 wheel drive warning light come on which stays on for a while. If I change over from 2 to 4 wheel it goes out and the picture on the dash comes on. After a bit it reverts back to the warning light and no picture. I have changed the sensors on the box but it`s made no difference. Also my abs and brake warning light come on and stay on and just recently my speedo has started to drop off to zero and when that happens the audio on my radio turns down. I carry a code reader and when this happens I have checked for codes and nothing shows, but when this happens if I flick the ignition on and off all goes back to normal for a while. Can anybody help me with this? Is there anybody else who has had this same problem?

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Sounds like a problem with your earths.. battery to body, body to engine and trans. his is also the cheapest possible maintenance you can do yourself..use sandpaper, contact cleaner and antiseize grease....Clean and rebolt tightly. As you know, electrickery requires a good, clean connection between sensors and engine or transmission, and then relies on the earth straps to transfer to the body, and the last link in the chain is the earth strap from the body to the battery. Dirt or corrosion reduces the voltage transferred..gives erroneous readings... Other weak links..the earth from the instrument panel to the body??? or a crack in the circuit board of the dash . Each time you switch the vehicle off then on again you are rebooting the computer. But if the sensor readings still do not make sense the computer should throw check codes..what sort of reader are you using????..... John Smith from New Zealand

I carry a OBD11 code reader and I have had my car into the local garage and they can not get any codes up on the one they use in there garage and I assume they will have a proper garage one., just recently my speedo as stopped working as well , and I now know that all these problems are linked . Rob Bell from Durham

I have exactly the same problem on my 2010, 2.5di 4x4. what was your solution, if solved? I had mine to the dealers and its a ****ton of money, they want to replace the entire cluster, BCM, ECU.. etc. Please help. Jandre Prinsloo from South Africa

Submitted: 03/04/2014 09:31:46 | ID: 93820

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Sally Smith, England

Nissan Qashqai 2011

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.

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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

I have just bought a Qashqai and had the same thing. It is only drawing your attention to any piece of warning info. This includes telling you the the rear seat belts are not plugged in; I plugged them all in and voila. Try it and let us know if it works :) Adam W from England

My red engine light keeps coming on. I've had the dpf filter cleaned from soot and another part connected to that. I drove for three miles and the warning light is back up. The garage done the test and that's why he cleaned the part out to see if that was the problem before thinking of replacing it. Where do I go from here as the garage is now telling me to take it back to Nissan to test and then they will fix the problem once diagnosed. joanne from Bridgend

Submitted: 30/01/2012 19:03:53 | ID: 82865

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Orla Grieve, Ireland

Nissan Qashqai

Hi, The outside temperature gauge on my Qashqai has never worked, even though there is an option to change between C and F in the info display screen, so I presume it should be there. My friend have a 2009 Qashqai and her temp setting is perfect. Any advise on how to fix this would be appreciated....many thanks.

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I have the same problem with my Nissan qashqai 2011, if you find out could you let me know please. Jim from Midlothian

Forums suggest to disconnect battery to reset ,if not then it's probably a software problem? Needs plugging in Nog from Blackpool

Submitted: 08/11/2014 06:21:06 | ID: 105875

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Piet Jacobs, South Africa

Nissan Navara

My Navara 2.5dCI 4x4 2010 model every now and then the engine light lid up and the engine goes into limp mode. The codes are injector circuit failure. Then I pulled over, switch off the engine and on, then it works, but have some knocking sound in the engine with black smoke and then all is OK after that. It has done it twice now. If I take the vehicle to a dealer, all codes are history and shows no current fault. One code shows injector circuit supply voltage low.

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I know it was a while ago, but what was the outcome of this? Having exact same problem. Regards Ckb from Hampshire

Submitted: 28/03/2015 11:40:38 | ID: 113963

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andy shearman, Kent

Nissan Interstar

got problem with my engine for a few weeks as ive been excelarating the vans been holding back then picking up again in short bursts. now it feels like ive got no turbo kicking in on advice ive changed the turbo (new one) still the same problem feels like no turbo any ideas.thanks andy

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Engine or Throttle ECU ??? ...We've injection n might be worth contacting Nissan Head office .. Sarah Campbell from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 22/05/2016 10:16:51 | ID: 131864

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MazBot Tee, England

Nissan Qashqai+2 2011

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?

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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

Nissan qashqai 2014 radio station gold goes off time to time is this a fault. Michael large from Kent

Submitted: 12/03/2012 16:55:46 | ID: 83201

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edwin Clairmonte, Barbados

Nissan Primera

My dad's fan comes on when car is switch on and stay on ,leaving the radio display off ,no lights. Then when he takes the audio fuse out an place it back in it then sometimes returns back What up with that. SOS

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The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago, I disconnected the car battery and reconnected it again after 10 or 15 minutes, problem solved. :-) Noel from Sligo

Submitted: 27/04/2017 06:43:43 | ID: 140942

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Damian, Cambridgeshire

Nissan Qashqai

the last couple of weeks my Qashqai keeps cutting out after I have started it. It starts alright then it revs slightly and then cuts out. When I try to restart the car it struggles, takes a few times to get it started then black/white smokes comes out the back. After it starts it sounds like a bag of crap and sounds like it is knocking. After awhile it stops. Could someone please tell me what is wrong or what parts I may need to change? It has gone into limp mode once since I've had it.

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It could be several things but it could be the diesel injectors needing replaced. It's quite a common thing on the Qashqai Hugh from City of Glasgow

I had the same problem...sometimes the dpf light came on too. In the end it just needed the fuel filter to be replaced. But per the first answer it could be a number of things Bob from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 24/04/2017 17:17:30 | ID: 140864

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Danni, Dorset

Nissan Micra C + C

Hi 1st post and only a one week owner of this car - so please be kind. The roof won't close!!! Completes lid opening etc (stage one) but then 'click click click' is all that happens when roof is supposed to lift back into position. Can 'open' it again - or get lid back down over roof and windows up .. as many times as I like .... so no idea what's up: any advice please (I bought it a week ago and it had a new battery and a boot lock mechanism replacement... there's no water anywhere - no leaks)

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Hi Go to Google search enter Nissan Micra Cabriolet roof mechanism tap enter click on images in the menus at the top of the page and print out any of the diagrams. You could the ask a mechanic what could be the offending article, then you can decide on what to do. Good luck Regards Tony Tony Miller from Lancashire

Submitted: 24/02/2017 16:01:24 | ID: 139159

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karen Turton, City of Nottingham

Nissan Micra C + C

My car went for a mot then was serviced and jet washed engine and shell ,i was given the thumbs up all was done and passed mot, i drove the car home it seemed fine but was a bit more revvy than normal and parked her up when got home 3 days later i backed it off the drive the engine management light came on and the car had to be revved to stop it from stalling this as never happened before The mechanic who serviced my car came and transported it to his garage he as changed the lambada sensor what ever this is and as carried out tests but to no avail i have now been informed that there could be a fault with the electrics and awaiting on this being undertaken by someone but have no idea when i have been told the car is running but still the mechanic is non the wiser to the problem I have had the car for 9 years from new 2008 and apart from the tyres bulbs wipers as always been a fabulous car i am completely baffled but dont want to put the blame on anyone if this is a problem that as naturally arisen Please advise what the cause was, how the problem can be solved What you would advise needs to be done to rectify this

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Hi if the engine was power washed and all electrical parts were not covered with plastic sheeting where it's needed there is a good chance water is lodged in some part of the electrics. Good luck in tracing it, I am not being sarcastic, really the best of luck. Regards Tony. Tony Miller from Lancashire

Submitted: 31/03/2017 13:59:42 | ID: 140304

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Alan Wilcock, Cumberland

Nissan Almera Tino 2002

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

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

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

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

I had the same problem. Realised the kink was in a place that meant it would work so long as I didn't turn up the heater more than two thirds the way. In my case the bracket and retainer were intact, it was simply that the cable was kinked. So have fed back the cable, covered it with Vaseline, tried as best as possible to bend the kink out of the cable, and then fixed a screw through the plastic surround around the heater controls to stop me turning it above two thirds of the way up. A bit of a bodge, but did it in half an hour and it works again. At least for now........ Pete from Canada

I had the same problem. Realised the kink was in a place that meant it would work so long as I didn't turn up the heater more than two thirds the way. In my case the bracket and retainer were intact, it was simply that the cable was kinked. So have fed back the cable, covered it with Vaseline, tried as best as possible to bend the kink out of the cable, and then fixed a screw through the plastic surround around the heater controls to stop me turning it above two thirds of the way up. A bit of a bodge, but did it in half an hour and it works again. At least for now........ Pete from Canada

Have just read this thread and found it to be a lifesaver. Thanks to everyone who contributed. I have a Nissan Almera 2002, heater was on full, no cold at all. Went onto YouTube and saw how to take the dash apart by searching 'removing CD player in Nissan Almera'. After a tricky hour, figured out the cable retaining clip broke out of it's casing on the control unit, so I fashioned a little 'L' shaped thing out of a bit of aluminium and screwed it to the casing so the cable retaining clip could be popped back in. Took over 3 hrs to sort out that little retaining clip but Ahhh, cold air again! Hope this helps the next victim of the "Almera heater control cable retaining clip". Hayden from Wiltshire

Have just read this thread and found it to be a lifesaver. Thanks to everyone who contributed. I have a Nissan Almera 2002, heater was on full, no cold at all. Went onto YouTube and saw how to take the dash apart by searching 'removing CD player in Nissan Almera'. After a tricky hour, figured out the cable retaining clip broke out of it's casing on the control unit, so I fashioned a little 'L' shaped thing out of a bit of aluminium and screwed it to the casing so the cable retaining clip could be popped back in. Took over 3 hrs to sort out that little retaining clip but Ahhh, cold air again! Hope this helps the next victim of the "Almera heater control cable retaining clip". Hayden from Wiltshire

Have just read this thread and found it to be a lifesaver. Thanks to everyone who contributed. I have a Nissan Almera 2002, heater was on full, no cold at all. Went onto YouTube and saw how to take the dash apart by searching 'removing CD player in Nissan Almera'. After a tricky hour, figured out the cable retaining clip broke out of it's casing on the control unit, so I fashioned a little 'L' shaped thing out of a bit of aluminium and screwed it to the casing so the cable retaining clip could be popped back in. Took over 3 hrs to sort out that little retaining clip but Ahhh, cold air again! Hope this helps the next victim of the "Almera heater control cable retaining clip". Hayden from Wiltshire

Have just read this thread and found it to be a lifesaver. Thanks to everyone who contributed. I have a Nissan Almera 2002, heater was on full, no cold at all. Went onto YouTube and saw how to take the dash apart by searching 'removing CD player in Nissan Almera'. After a tricky hour, figured out the cable retaining clip broke out of it's casing on the control unit, so I fashioned a little 'L' shaped thing out of a bit of aluminium and screwed it to the casing so the cable retaining clip could be popped back in. Took over 3 hrs to sort out that little retaining clip but Ahhh, cold air again! Hope this helps the next victim of the "Almera heater control cable retaining clip". Hayden from Wiltshire

I had the same problem with a newly acquired 2001 Almera Tino. The bracket was broken and I found the inner Bowden cable to kink when the heating knob was rotated. The fix was quite easy, using a strong cable tie, a pair of pliers and soldering iron and solder I made a decent repair. Firstly with the pliers I reformed the metal clip so that the part that was retained by the broken portion was bent through 90 degrees (making it L shaped), this newly bent portion was pushed into the hole on the left hand side where the clip was originally retained (the broken part). The Bowden cable put back in original place and secured with a good strong cable tie. This will hold the sleeve of the cable in it's original place. The kinked inner has to be straightened out as best as can be done in situ. Once straight place a large soldering iron against the inner and run some solder into the fibres of the inner cable for about an inch or two. This will stiffen the inner sufficiently to stop the cable becoming kinked again. ** IMPORTANT **A heat shunt (using a pair of long nose pliers held closed with an elastic band on the handle) is positioned on the inner before the plastic actuating arm of the Bowden cable. This will stop the plastic component from melting. This has worked well for me, but it has to be said that it is best not to be too forceful or too fast using this control, as the cable my kink again. Ken Ginn from Kent

I had the same problem with a newly acquired 2001 Almera Tino. The bracket was broken and I found the inner Bowden cable to kink when the heating knob was rotated. The fix was quite easy, using a strong cable tie, a pair of pliers and soldering iron and solder I made a decent repair. Firstly with the pliers I reformed the metal clip so that the part that was retained by the broken portion was bent through 90 degrees (making it L shaped), this newly bent portion was pushed into the hole on the left hand side where the clip was originally retained (the broken part). The Bowden cable put back in original place and secured with a good strong cable tie. This will hold the sleeve of the cable in it's original place. The kinked inner has to be straightened out as best as can be done in situ. Once straight place a large soldering iron against the inner and run some solder into the fibres of the inner cable for about an inch or two. This will stiffen the inner sufficiently to stop the cable becoming kinked again. ** IMPORTANT **A heat shunt (using a pair of long nose pliers held closed with an elastic band on the handle) is positioned on the inner before the plastic actuating arm of the Bowden cable. This will stop the plastic component from melting. This has worked well for me, but it has to be said that it is best not to be too forceful or too fast using this control, as the cable my kink again. Ken Ginn from Kent

I have put up with this for several years now.I simply get my hand under the dash at the steering wheel side and find the other end of the cable which is attached to a lever.I then move the lever over to the other side.After years of practice this only takes a few seconds to do,but you need strong fingers. gerard from Cheshire

I have put up with this for several years now.I simply get my hand under the dash at the steering wheel side and find the other end of the cable which is attached to a lever.I then move the lever over to the other side.After years of practice this only takes a few seconds to do,but you need strong fingers. gerard from Cheshire

Nissan Tino blowing hot air - the plastic holding the metal clip that traps the end of the heater cable close to the switch had broken. I removed enough of the dashboard to access the heater controls, discarded the metal clip and here's the fix: Each end of that metal clip go into a block of plastic - they are square holes that go all the way through to the back. So I put one cable tie tightly around the cable sheath and then put 2 cable ties through each of those square holes - one sits either side of the first cable tie wrapped around the heater cable, trapping it so it can't got forward or backwards. Works perfectly. Bill McDonald from New Zealand

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

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Maria Nkomo, South Africa

Nissan Qashqai

What does it mean when it says chassis control system fault?

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I'm having same since yesterday. Have yours been resolved. My local Nissan Supplier does not seem to have any clue of this problem. Devarajen from Mauritius

I can help with this ! This happened to my J11 dci. Its a stupid little pipe on the outside of the engine that lead up into a pressure sensor. It most be removed, cleaned and your are good to go ! Email me and I can send some pictures of it.. first time my sensor still worked, but the second time, menaing now, I need a replacement sensor. Niels Østbjerg from Denmark

Submitted: 19/09/2016 14:24:34 | ID: 135283

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Evans, Kenya

Nissan NP300

what could be the problem of a turbo engine of a nissan hardbody that has a harstart in the morning even after changing the heater plugs and its a diesel engine?

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Heater plug system failure. When engine is cold batt voltage should go to heater plugs for not less than 7seconds .lf it is less check temp sensor. If heating for 7secs might be other problem I Mupfumwa from Mozambique

Submitted: 22/10/2016 09:23:59 | ID: 136133

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Harry Botha, South Africa

Nissan NP300

My Nissan engine wont start. It tends to fire but wont run. The engine light also stays on all the time on the dashboard. I thought it was a fuel filter problem but changed them and still having the same problem

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It might be valve at diesel pressure pump .one at the top.If yo u loosen nut of pipe to the rail,crank the engine and no diesel coming out it is that valve. Make sure their is 12v with key on. I Mupfumwa from Mozambique

Submitted: 08/11/2016 14:09:10 | ID: 136558

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Penelope Neptune, Warrington

Nissan Note

My Nissan Note 2013 would not start. The key is in the car, but it won't start. The key light blinking as well as another light with the shape of a car with a key in it.

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Have a look for NATS on the Nissan Note Owners Forum Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 16/04/2017 23:54:54 | ID: 140688

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Dean Israel, West Glamorgan

Nissan Terrano Ii

Just fitted new gearbox but it now loses power in third and fourth, changed gear position switch but is still the same. With the switch disconnected the power is restored so must assume switch is not making contact correctly in gearbox. Everything else is fine so can I leave this switch disconnected. Dean

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Hi, I'm needing to know where this sensor is on my terrano... loss of power in 3rd & 4th too.. regards. Craig Craig Brewster from Derbyshire

Submitted: 14/04/2014 01:41:24 | ID: 94193

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Mark Noble , New Zealand

Nissan Terrano

Hey there, I've just bought a '99 Nissan Terrano R3MR. It's 3l turbo diesel engine. I don't have any books about it yet and as ridiculous as it sounds, I can't find the fuses for things like the cigarette lighter, interior lights, radio etc. I've tested all the fuses I've found but none are blown so they don't account for the aforementioned bits. Sorry to sound so lame people but some of us just aren't built for working on vehicles. Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer. Kind regards, Mark Noble.

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Has anyone got any idea's, please, I definitely need help! Mark Noble from New Zealand

Submitted: 06/04/2017 02:40:39 | ID: 140441

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Gill Hamilton, Scotland

Nissan Qashqai 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mac bland, West Midlands

Nissan Qashqai

Car has been jumplng in low gears cleaned dpf and changed erg valve and newl lamber censor. Car still jumping in low gears and now taken on m,way when got off would only rev to2000revs turned car off and it seems to have reset its self any ideas help

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Sounds like your car has gone into limp mode, frequently caused by teh DPF not being cleaned properly. Scan the fault codes for better information. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/04/2017 14:34:53 | ID: 140451

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Conlias, Zimbabwe

Nissan NP300

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

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

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

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Maria, Kent

Nissan Qashqai

My CD player multi changer has jammed any ideas on how to remove and fix please Thanks in advance

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Hi my 2 year old stuck a 2p into my 6 disk changer.you will have to remove the plastic facia surrounding the cd unit. Once removed the cd unit is bolted to the metal frame of the car. I had to strip down the whole cd unit to retrieve the 2p Martyn from Staffordshire

Submitted: 23/03/2017 11:48:13 | ID: 140101

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Mike Sedgwick, Leicestershire

Nissan Qashqai 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tomislav, Croatia (Hrvatska)

Nissan Qashqai 2007

Hi, I think that I have a problem with the switch for reverse light on my Nissan Qashqai. How do I find out where it is and how to replace it? Thanks. (1.5 dci)

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Hi, if it’s regular manual gearbox, look on the gear box itself for wiring (there will be minimal wiring on the gearbox) which will go to a multiplug with 2 wires in it, location varies from car to car, normally held in by a 22mm/24mm nut at the bottom of the switch body . This should be the reverse switch. note if you bridge the two connectors in the plug when removed with the ignition on, the reverse lights should illuminate.   Martin (Master technician 20+ years) from Durham

The reversing light switch on my Qashqai (2007 1.5cdi) is located on the top of the gearbox. If you look down the left side of the battery you will see it, there is a shrouded wire connected to it. To remove the switch I removed the battery, there is a plastic tray under the battery which lifts out, then removed the three 10mm bolts from the bottom of the battery tray bracket to give better access, this can be moved a little to get your havds in. Unclip the wires to the switch. The switch is then removed with a 24mm spanner and replacement is screwed in and tightened with the same spanner, then replace the battery tray, connect the battery, job done ! I found this an easy job...good luck Geoff from Kent

Submitted: 30/12/2013 12:44:17 | ID: 59783

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Chris, South Africa

Nissan NP300

Hi there my np300 2.5 tdi starts jerking slightly then the engin light lit up and go,s into oimp mode, what seems to be the problem?

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Did u sort the problem as am having the same issue Dharam Hirani from County Down

Submitted: 02/03/2017 22:10:51 | ID: 139389

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Martin McKenna, Lanarkshire

Nissan Qashqai 2008

Hi, in the last week when I lock my Nissan Qashqai with the key the car locks but it has started to beep 5 times. I have tried all doors, bonnet and boot to ensure they are all closed properly but the beeping has continued. Any ideas? Thanks.

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I collected my 17 plate Qashqai on Tuesday and as soon as I got home it beeped 5 times when I locked it. They have taken it back in today and it is a faulty alarm sounder (its warning you it has a fault) take it back to the garage and tell them to disable to alarm sounder and if it stops then it is this. Mine is being changed and returned to me tomorrow. Hayley from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 07/03/2014 08:58:15 | ID: 62625

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Devarajen, Mauritius

Nissan Qashqai

Chassis Control System Fault. What does that really means. My local supplier does not seem to have any clue of it.

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Once again the year of the vehicle is not stated. It may be the Vehicle Stability Control system (if fitted). It works through the ABS braking system, steering angle sensor, traction control and anti-skid systems. It will also take control of engine power if necessary. If all sensors etc seem to check out OK they should replace the Yaw sensor which has to be fitted in the centre of the vehicle, usually in the centre console somewhere. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 30/03/2017 11:36:27 | ID: 140276

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nelly, Cambridgeshire

Nissan Qashqai

Hi All, 65 plate Quashqai, misfiring, and orange engine light and two skid lights on at the same time. oil fine, water fine, brake oil fine, goes off for a mile or two and then comes back on again...................... quite worried

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The orange light is telling you that you need to go to a dealer and have a forced Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) re-generation performed. The driver should have noticed when a seperate orange DPF warning light previously came on, warning that the vehicle needed to be driven fast enough and long enough to perform a DPF regen and clean out the filter. This has not been done so the filter is now clogged and your orange malfunction warning lamp is now telling that. The skid lights are associated with this warning. All this information is in your handbook. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 29/03/2017 15:58:23 | ID: 140248

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conall collier, Ireland

Nissan NV400

Sliding side door (one) not closing properly is an ongoing issue - any modifications known?

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Problems with these doors are usually worn rollers on the hinges or dirty / damaged electrical contacts between the frame pillar and the door where it closes. Not aware of any modified parts yet. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 28/03/2017 14:44:18 | ID: 140218

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Mac bland, West Midlands

Nissan Qashqai

Just purchased my Nissan having problems with it jumping in low gears had dpf cleaned now told it could be lamber sensor any help with this problem

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A faulty Lambda sensor will give you a warning light on the dash - like most other sensors. If it starts easily enough then you may have fuel flow problems, possibly a blocked fuel filter or faulty solenoid on the fuel pump but there are too many possibilities to guess, you need to have the fault codes scanned and go from there. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 28/03/2017 14:47:00 | ID: 140220

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Nyana, South Africa

Nissan NP300

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

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

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

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Blaze, Fife

Nissan Almera

Hello i have nissan almera 1.5 2004 benzin a when i driving my car in 3000 circle have a noice but only in this circle more on less 3000 circle this noice gone???? Please answer me thanka

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If the notice is a red light with a + plus and a - minus sign (battery warning light) then it's one or more of the alternator diodes which are faulty. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 28/03/2017 19:24:01 | ID: 140229

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