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Derek, Monmouthshire

Nissan Qashqai

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

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

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

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pathirana, Sri Lanka

Nissan X-Trail

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

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fill tires with air dilhan from Sri Lanka

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

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Shaun, Gloucestershire

Nissan Primastar

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

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

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

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Caroline Cryans, Scotland

Nissan Qashqai 2010

I have a Nissan Qashqai which has done 21,000 miles and has recently had to be towed back from Ireland where we were on holiday. According to the RAC the timing belt had snapped. I have been told that it is normal for this to be changed at around 78,000 miles but due to a manufacturing fault the diesel pump is sitting at an angle and when it vibrates it is rubbing up against the timing belt and wearing it away. Depending on the speed the car was travelling at the time the belt snapped, the damage could be anything from a replacement belt to a whole new engine. Luckily we were slowing down to go around a roundabout at the time, as the car just lost all power and the engine stopped without any warning at all. I’ve since heard of other Qashqais with similar stories, the lowest mileage so far being 18,500. Nissan must know about this, are they just sitting on it and trying to keep it quiet? If we had been doing 70 on the motorway what might have happened?

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My 1.5DCi Quashqai N Tech has 44K miles on it and is 1 month out of warranty. The timing belt has broken at 70mph on cruise control. No warning, Nissan don’t want to know!!! I have heard from a mechanic friend that this is a Renault engine and it has a known problem with freying the timing belt on one edge. When the car was inspected the confirmation was timing belt broken and worn on one side. This should not happen and book suggests 75K miles or 5 years. Poor show from Nissan, expect better from a company like that Graham White from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)

Hi. Our Qashqai is still in the dealership and has been there now for over 3 weeks. It’s been fixed under warranty but needs a whole new engine. The guy at the repair desk said "due to the speed it was being driven at the time, it needs a new engine" to which I replied, "what 20miles an hour, slowing down to go around a roundabout, when it’s made to travel at 70 on the motorway, I don’t think so". He then just shut up. NISSAN KNOW THEY HAVE A FAULTY ENGINE AND ARE COVERING IT UP. How many people have died in pile ups on the motorway because they have suddenly lost power whilst overtaking on the outside lane? It only takes an artic or boy racer to be right up behind you for a large scale pile up to occur, if no-one in your car survives to tell what happened it would probably be put down to ’driver error’. You hear it all the time on the news. This is definitely one for Watchdog. Bet Nissan would fix your engine if Anne Robinson asked them to do so. The power of the media is vast. Contact Watchdog and I for one will be happy to back you to the hilt. Remember that it’s Nissan’s faulty diesel pump that’s causing the timing belt to fray!!! Caroline Cryans from Scotland

H Caroline, very interesting reading, I currently have a issue with my Quashqai, similar mileage, however it is being corrected by Nissan, will post if any issues arise, pick up today Ray Selby from Yorkshire

Hi, hope it all goes better for you than it did for us. We waited for 6 weeks to get ours back with it’s ’new’ engine. If that’s a new engine then I’m Elvis and you can all stop looking for him now! Some of the bits are new but the engine as a whole is definitely not, they didn’t even steam clean it to pretend. It now won’t go up even a slight incline in second and we have to change down into first to get it up. It doesn’t start first time in the morning and when it does the smell is horrible. There’s a very strange noise which comes and goes and it just isn’t the same car it used to be. All in all it’s now going back to them with a long list of faults for them to look at again Caroline Cryans from Scotland

Hi, I have 2010 Qashqai with 46k miles on clock, had 1st service but not 2nd did it myself. 4 weeks left on warranty but Nissan say not covered because missed 2nd service although it is something they would not do on low millage. Anybody have an idea what to do now? Paul from Staffordshire

Hi there, I'm from South Africa. We have two Qashqais at work with over 200,000 km on the clock. It has the 1.6 petrol engine in it. Reliable like nothing else. Buy a petrol model. No worries. Jaco Venter from South Africa

Hi, I cannot believe that the exact same thing has happened to us. We purchased our Nissan Q 2012 reg 22000 miles on the clock in July. We purchased from a Cared4 Nissan dealership. Less than 1 week later our car loss total power on the motorway. Thankfully we are ok,nevertheless it was an extremely distressing experience. We were towed to Southhampton. On Friday 8 weeks later,our car was returned to us. However it does not feel like the same car extremely sluggish. Now less than 2 days after return from repair the red engine light is illuminated. The car has a fault. I do not feel safe in this car ESP with 3 young kids. I am terrified it will lose power ,it is an accident waiting to happen. To say I'm upset is an understatement we spent £15000 on a car in July & have driven it for 1 week. I am returning the car to the Dealership & calling Nissan Customer services ASAP. I hope under my warranty the car can be exchanged. Antoinette from Greater London

Hi, I cannot believe that the exact same thing has happened to us. We purchased our Nissan Q 2012 reg 22000 miles on the clock in July. We purchased from a Cared4 Nissan dealership. Less than 1 week later our car loss total power on the motorway. Thankfully we are ok,nevertheless it was an extremely distressing experience. We were towed to Southhampton. On Friday 8 weeks later,our car was returned to us. However it does not feel like the same car extremely sluggish. Now less than 2 days after return from repair the red engine light is illuminated. The car has a fault. I do not feel safe in this car ESP with 3 young kids. I am terrified it will lose power ,it is an accident waiting to happen. To say I'm upset is an understatement we spent £15000 on a car in July & have driven it for 1 week. I am returning the car to the Dealership & calling Nissan Customer services ASAP. I hope under my warranty the car can be exchanged. Antoinette from Greater London

Hi , I have just bought a 2010 1.5dci qashqai and was on holiday in north Scotland and approaching a roundabout in first gear in traffic , the car made a low crunching noise and stopped . Timing belt shredded . The garage I bought it from say they will fix it and hope because at low speed it may not have done too much damage . My mechanic says it may be a none obtrusive engine which means it may only need new belts fitting , mileage 75000 exactly , 74100 when bought . Fingers crossed . Paul Tyson from West Yorkshire

I have a Nissan Qashqai which is a late 2011 with the 1.5dci euro 5 engine. While driving through town at 30 mph the cam belt failed causing extensive damage to the engine The car was just 4 years old with 36,000 miles on the clock. It looks like there is still an ongoing problem with this engine. If thinking of buying a car with this engine be very careful, be prepared for a big bill Hope this helps someone Mick from Derbyshire

I have a Nissan Qashqai which is a late 2011 with the 1.5dci euro 5 engine. While driving through town at 30 mph the cam belt failed causing extensive damage to the engine The car was just 4 years old with 36,000 miles on the clock. It looks like there is still an ongoing problem with this engine. If thinking of buying a car with this engine be very careful, be prepared for a big bill Hope this helps someone Mick from Derbyshire

I have a Nissan Qashqai which is a late 2011 with the 1.5dci euro 5 engine. While driving through town at 30 mph the cam belt failed causing extensive damage to the engine The car was just 4 years old with 36,000 miles on the clock. It looks like there is still an ongoing problem with this engine. If thinking of buying a car with this engine be very careful, be prepared for a big bill Hope this helps someone Mick from Derbyshire

Hello everyone our 1.6 Petrol at work is no standing at 270000km. Never a hitch. Still going strong. By a petrol model. Verry relaiable! Jaco from South Africa

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

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

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IDAMKWE, Berkshire

Nissan Primera

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

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

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

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David, Essex

Nissan Qashqai+2

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

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

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

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john hewitson, Northumberland

Nissan Primastar

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

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

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

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

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Andy roberts, Surrey

Nissan Primastar

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

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

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

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Monty, South Africa

Nissan X-Trail

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

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

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

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Tony Bennett, Bristol

Nissan Qashqai

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

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

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

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

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Emmanuel, Ghana

Nissan NP300

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

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

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

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Nigel Purnell, Staffordshire

Nissan Juke 2012

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

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

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

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

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Carole Saddington, Greater London

Nissan Qashqai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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digi, Nigeria

Nissan Almera

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

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that is the normal temperature, Peter from Ghana

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

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cuthbert, Saint Lucia

Nissan Almera

my car is automatic but does not change after 20 mins driving. What is the possible problem with it.

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Is the gear box change the oil and see Peter from Ghana

Submitted: 12/09/2016 19:05:44 | ID: 135125

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Thumbha, South Africa

Nissan Almera

My vehicle is overheating when going uphill and all the water boils out of the coolant bottle. Also the aircon system only gets hot and never cold. what could be the problems, please assist?

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1: do u have gas in your air condition cylinder, fill it 2: make sure all the fun is working and the radiator is in good condition Peter from Ghana

Submitted: 29/10/2016 05:44:10 | ID: 136332

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Segran, South Africa

Nissan Almera

My nissan almera auto 1.6 has a starting problem it takes start and switches of i have to start like 20 to 30 time before it starts up.

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connect a new starter cut out to the starter till you buy a new one Peter from Ghana

Submitted: 15/11/2016 17:02:18 | ID: 136718

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john, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Almera

hi ,i have a rattle sounds like it coming from my air con pump and is not picking up speed when i am in 1st or 2nd gear after a couple of seconds its ok any sugestions thanks

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there is problem with the air condition so replace it, or disconnect the belt from the air condition and make it direct if you do not want to use air condition Peter from Ghana

Submitted: 02/01/2017 11:32:14 | ID: 137729

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Michael dowley, Ireland

Nissan Almera

I have a problem with the braking system on my 05almera I recently changed the front discs and pads but the passenger side front started to stick on so I changed the calliper now its still getting extremely hot to smoking point anybody have any idea what it could be any help would be really appreciated

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is the caliper it can not play so when you brake it get stack to the disc. It can burn the car and the braking system will not work with time Change the caliper Peter from Ghana

Submitted: 21/01/2017 14:32:01 | ID: 138282

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Ola, Surrey

Nissan Almera

Please I have just bought this car don't understand how to switch on the heating system as the radio and the heating system are in the Same place, very confusing. Thank you. I have checked the manual but still don't get it

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turn the nub instead of green to red Peter from Ghana

Submitted: 26/09/2016 13:26:56 | ID: 135478

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Harshadu, Middlesex

Nissan Almera

Hi i have nissan almera from last two - three time after my 10 miles journey when i want to start again my car it want start after hour or more i tried then it was started it happed few times. But two times i got a help from my friend and they pused my car and it was start

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Yes your starter is weak so it need more power, so is either you change it or give it a cut out Peter from Ghana

Submitted: 03/07/2016 10:22:18 | ID: 133211

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phumzile, South Africa

Nissan Almera

Hi I have a problem with my car almera Nissan 1.8 idling of it is not good it's up and down and when I accelerate it has no pressure it cut

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is the air flow sensor (oxygen sensor), and if you do not change it, it will consume fuel, you can try repairing it by washing the sensor with spirit. Make sure u get the right one when changing Peter from Ghana

Submitted: 21/06/2016 21:39:13 | ID: 132863

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Walter Xulu, South Africa

Nissan Almera

Hi! My 2003 Nissan almera plug number 4 is not firing anyone can advise me what to do. Thank you in advance.

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first remove the coil from plug 4 and replace it with 3, if it works then is the coil, if not change the plug or it might be a electrical fault Peter from Ghana

Submitted: 11/08/2016 07:46:33 | ID: 134276

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Lorraine Bell, England

Nissan Note 2009

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.

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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

Remove hand baggage on passenger seat as sensor will make a bleeping noise as this happened to my wife John Brown from County Antrim

Try fastening the passenger seatbelt. Deb Sh from Northamptonshire

Try fastening the passenger seatbelt. Deb Sh from Northamptonshire

Passenger seat - if you have anything on it, it thinks there is a person in it and therefore is telling you to fasten the seatbelt. Rachey from England 

Disable any bluetooth device in the car Ron from Lancashire

Submitted: 25/02/2013 12:14:18 | ID: 67494

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tino, Malaysia

Nissan X-Trail

I have an X-Trail 2.0 Auto 2004. it jerks whenever I slow down at traffic lights and when I accelerate hard. Could please indicate what is causing this.

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You're better off replacing the coil power packs. Raymond Yaneku from Papua New Guinea

Submitted: 09/11/2016 00:42:46 | ID: 136576

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Angela Campbell, Lancashire

Nissan Qashqai 2007

My Nissan Qashqai is making a loud whirring noise which sounds like it is coming from the rear passenger side wheel area. I thought it was the bearings but it has just passed the MOT and the bearings are fine. It becomes more noticeable and louder when I hit 62 miles per hour. It is driving me mad and even the radio does not drown it out. Can anyone tell me what may be the problem? (Acenta)

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It is possible that there is a wheel bearing causing the noise, an MOT tester checks for movement in the bearing not noise as they do not drive the car during the test, it could be tyre noise but if this noise was not present originally and you have not changed the tyres then it’s unlikely. Get your local garage to check for you but do not pay dealer prices to replace bearings as they will charge you full retail price and a massive labour rate. Retail for a bearing is about £220 but you should be able to get a kit for about £120 Phil Sandercott from Cardiff

We have exactly the same problem, same speed. Bought car from Nissan dealer who have been very understanding but cannot resolve. Have changed all rear bearings under warrantee. Noise still there. I find extremely irritating on long journeys. Personnely I think it's a resonence from a panel but it's difficult to find. Matt from Staffordshire

Submitted: 16/10/2012 08:32:36 | ID: 64558

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Fisayo, Berkshire

Nissan Primastar

Please my Nissan primastar van 2004 diesel keeps going off in motion and mostly when i slow down in traffic. When I start the engine immediately it comes up,running perfectly. It happens so often that it's becoming frustrating. It doesn't do that in the morning when i start it but not until after a while that have driven it starts going off,at times when on motion the engine will be running but it will not rev until i off and start again. Can anyone please help me out

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hi, can be a few things most commen, egr valve[ commen fault, needs cleaning, maf sensor[commen fault) check small breather pipes from right hand inner wing to the inlet manifold and turbo ,also were the pipes push onto insert small screwdriver in to the pipe they clog up with soot. peter holder from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 13/08/2016 00:25:16 | ID: 134314

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Mai McCann, Donegal

Nissan Qashqai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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vic, Dumfries and Galloway

Nissan Juke

My 15 plate 1.2 juke is very poor on MPG what has gone wrong. Am I doing something wrong?, it is no where near the advertised MPG. I find it hard to believe Nissan turns cars out like this

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Very few cars get near the advertised MPG figures. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 19/01/2017 12:30:38 | ID: 138237

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Ann Chapman, Lincolnshire

Nissan Micra 2005

Hi, can anyone please explain how I can remove my Nissan Micra`s front headlights, so I can clean the condensation which is inside? The clips are very hard to remove. Is it possible for me to do this instead of taking it to a garage which will cost me £300 each for them to replace them? Thanks.

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Are you sure it is condensation. The reason I ask is because I thought the same on a 2004 SX I have recently bought as a runaround. It was not condensation it was clouding of the outside surface of the headlamp. I purchased a L20 headlamp restore kit from Halfords and it worked a treat. This kit involves wet sanding the surface with four different graded sand paper followed by a final polish. The final result speaks for itself David Miles from Northumberland

IMy daughter and myself have just cleaned the outer face of her Micra headlights. Toothpaste, baking powder & an old toothbrush. Mix toothpaste & powder together & spread over headlight . Rub in with brush. Scrub for as long as you want. Wash off with warm water. If it needs more then go at it again. Cheap and effective. Worked for us. Mark H from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 05/08/2013 14:38:22 | ID: 53311

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Ella, Cheshire

Nissan Qashqai

Drove the car over 24 hours ago.looked out this morning and the rear lights are on! Have been and checked the car, turned lights on and off, but they are still on. Any ideas as to why? Thanks

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Are you sure it is the rear lights rather than the rear brake lights? If it is the brake lights it could be a faulty brake light switch. Mick from Portugal

Definitely not the brake light. They come off and go on when the pedal is pressed. Either water ir earth. Ella from Cheshire

Submitted: 17/01/2017 08:25:21 | ID: 138181

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Terrano 2 2.7TD, Galway

Nissan Terrano Ii

I have a problem with my terrano 2. It not start at all . When I turn the key then sounds a little klick but not more and starter will not turn over. When we pulled it with other car it s starts about first motor turn and runs ok. What or where must look first ? is it possible to have some bad relay from battery changing or it must be a bad starter motor ? Before battery changing it was starting and running very good. If it possible to have a some bad relay then where it can be located ?

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Was it a new battery you fitted? What date is shown on the battery? Is the battery of a high enough rating (Amp/Hr)? Mick from Portugal

Yes new one was this battery 95Ah and it shows still 12.88 volts when test with multimeter. Terrano 2 2.7TD from Galway

It could be the starter motor solenoid (which is attached to the starter motor), or the motor itself but it would be one heck of a coincidence for either to fail as soon as you put a new battery on. Try undoing the battery terminals, cleaning them & the insides of the battery cable clamps with fine grade emery paper then re-connect and try it. If it still doesn't work, and you can access the starter motor with something like a wooden broom handle, give the motor a tap with the broom handle whilst someone is trying to start the car. If that gets it going the fault is within the starter motor. Mick from Portugal

Just had another thought. You say you've got 12.88 volts at the battery, do the test again but instead of testing against the earth terminal on the battery use an exposed unpainted screw or bolt for the earth connection and see if you get less than 12.88 volts, if you do there is a weakness in the earth lead/connection to car body leading to insufficient power to activate the starter, my friend's Terrano wouldn't start with 12.42 volts but their connections were OK, the battery was just ancient (7 years old) and needed replacing. Mick from Portugal

Battery was tested on the car and from the earth closing bolt. Now i have all relays controlled all is ok and all fuses is also ok. It is very difficulty to get that starter off because I have a offraoad built version and now we chek one more time with cables from other car if its not start then we take of starter. When someone have a driver side inside fusebox pictures with fuses it be nice to see that. Terrano 2 2.7TD from Galway

Submitted: 15/01/2017 14:31:23 | ID: 138106

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Ronnie Rivera, Qatar

Nissan X-Trail 2008

What is this annoying noise from my Nissan X-Trail that I hear every time I crank the accelerator under drive gear, but once it is running there is no noise? I have already changed both the belt and belt tensioner. Please can anyone advise me? (2.5 Litre Petrol Engine (Basic Model)

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The same thing happen to my 2003 Xtrail (QR20 engine). I changed the belt and still have the problem. You can actually see the belt vibrating. I’m left to change the tensioner, but don’t want to waste money if the noise will not go away. Roddy B from Jamaica

its the pulley.ive got same problem after the changes colin mackay from Staffordshire

Submitted: 26/09/2013 16:11:33 | ID: 54959

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sakhumzi, Southend-on-Sea

Nissan Almera

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

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

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

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Susan, West Yorkshire

Nissan Micra

I have an intermittent problem with my micra. It starts fine and then when driving the engine will suddenly cut out. The car wil not start again and does not turn over. When we have called the RAC by the time they arrive it will start and then nothing shows up on the diagnostics so the mechanic is at a loss as to what is causing the problem. We can then drive around sometimes for days or weeks with no issues than randomly it will happen again. It has been in the garage but again the mechanic is unable to diagnose the issue as it does not fault while in there. Any ideas?

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You haven't said what year your Micra is, but the throttle bodies on them are known to fail (the internal solder dries out). I'd be looking at that from the description you've given regarding your fault, except the fact it won't turn over suggests something else. Mick from Portugal

Thank you Mick from Portugal. It's a 2002 reg, not sure if that makes a difference to your thinking? Susan from West Yorkshire

When it cuts out and won't restart are the ignition lights on? I'm thinking along the lines of there being a hair-line crack in a circuit board somewhere or a dry solder joint which loses connection once the car warms up breaking the circuit, and then when the car cools down the connection is remade thereby allowing you to continue. The problem is tracing where it's likely to be. If you don't have ignition lights I'd be looking at the ignition barrel, if you do I'd next be looking at the ECU. Solder joints & circuit boards are less reliable since they banned the use of lead in the solder. Mick from Portugal

Yes, the ignition lights are on. A fuse box under the bonnet has been replaced, not sure if this is the ECU, I'm not much of a mechanic, but still had problems after this. So frustrating! Susan from West Yorkshire

The ECU is the electronic brain for the vehicle, it's different from the fuse box. It's quite expensive to replace from Nissan, a second-hand one would be cheaper but would need re-coding to your car. Before spending money on an ECU have you asked the question of any of the Nissan owners forums? Such forums are a wealth of vehicle specific knowledge, you might find something on them. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 15/01/2017 15:38:04 | ID: 138108

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imtiyaz, South Africa

Nissan Qashqai

hi there pls help me with my car i instol new radio end now my air bag ligth is kip on flasing i dont know is any way i can reset manually

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Check if it is not disconnected Open the passenger door and check the switch. Enjoy! Paul from Romania

Submitted: 29/12/2016 09:02:32 | ID: 137661

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instanley, Durham

Nissan Qashqai

ESP and slip indictor lights keep coming on after a few minutes driving in any conditions, they go off if the engine is knocked off and then restarted but soon come on again, anybody have any ideas?

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It is normal. ESP can be switched off, but after some time automatically enter. Enjoy! Paul from Romania

Submitted: 23/11/2016 19:25:35 | ID: 136909

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Roy, Warrington

Nissan Qashqai

My indicators have suddenly starting clicking very quietly and the internal audible warnings volume is almost too quite to hear. Both are too quiet to hear over the engine. Is this adjustable or a fault.

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The signal can not be adjusted. Computer should be checked. Enjoy! Paul from Romania

Submitted: 06/12/2016 11:07:29 | ID: 137199

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Nam, Hertfordshire

Nissan Qashqai

HI there, in the last few days, the signal on the screen keeps saying my front passenger side door is open even when it is closed. and especially when i'm steering left or right,... it keeps flashing with an open door sign Any idea why it would do that thanks Nam

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Check contact at the door. Use a spray cleaner. Enjoy! Paul from Romania

Submitted: 08/12/2016 11:00:35 | ID: 137248

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Darron, Essex

Nissan Qashqai

Please could anyone help me out I would like to know where the pollen filter is situated on my vehicle

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At the front, bottom left, near the accelerator pedal (for non UK cars). Acess to the filter is made by removing the accelerator pedal. Great care actuator for aercontitionat near the pedal. To be fitted in the correct position. Enjoy! Paul from Romania

Submitted: 18/12/2016 01:45:20 | ID: 137425

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