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Karl Vassallo, Malta

Nissan Qashqai 2009

Hi. My Nissan Qashqai doesn’t unlock in the morning, but only in the morning! It’s fine during the day - central locking works perfectly, but first thing in the morning the car doesn’t unlock with the central locking, I have to use the key! The car starts immediately, just that one time in the morning. Can anybody explain why it`s doing this please? Thank you.

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Do you live near to a radio or tv transmitter? Or possibly a police station? Or a dodgy street lamp which flickers a lot? Some drivers used to have problems with radio sources interfering with their car remote sender signals. You don't hear of it much these days, but it might explain why it only happens in the mornings. Andy Melling from Lancashire

Submitted: 04/02/2014 11:03:47 | ID: 61683

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kavneel, Australia

Nissan Primera

what's the problem when engine stars and the idelling is fine but when try to accelerate the engine it gets off

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Have 2005 nissan primera 1800 cc p12 can u help me wen strtin up from cold getin like tapin nose wen walm up its ok tell u rev up as revs drop u gat tapin help Larry from Essex

Submitted: 07/01/2016 21:15:40 | ID: 125717

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Bobby, North Lanarkshire

Nissan Navara

Hi, hope someone can assist. I've had my Navara for over 6 years and drove almost 200k. I changed the Navara battery last week and since then it's been in "secure" mode. The remote still opens & closes the van but it will not start. Thanks in advance.

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The problem is the "fuse". Check the thing on the positive terminal on the battery, there is the plastic thing attached to the terminal. There are 2 "compartments" on top. Check them both, You will find that one of them is cut. As a temp measure, get copper wire and fix it, and it stop showing "secure", it will now play radio and you will start. but long term, change the fuse. Good luck. Dennis from Zambia

Submitted: 18/09/2015 18:37:51 | ID: 121339

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Alex Buchan, England

Nissan Qashqai 2008

What is the warranty on windscreen wiper motors? The AA man said they`re quite common for failing and seizing up. I have an 08 reg Nissan Qashqai and it`s expensive to replace at £280. Has anybody else had a problem with this?

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Our front wiper motor has just given up and we cannot get a new or used one anywhere.The waiting list for a new one in the UK is at least 3-4 weeks. We have been told by Nissan dealers that these motors are quite commonly failing due to the damp weather. There is an obvious fault within the motor and we have contacted Nissan headquarters in England to log a complaint and find out if they are going to do a recall on this part. It may be worth ringing yourself as the more people who complain the more they will take this problem seriously. Here is the phone number 01923899334. Hope you get sorted! Craig from Northern Ireland

Hi, my wiper motor also packed up on my 09 Qashqai on the 20 Jan 13. The garage told me that the part should be in around mid March. So I’m still waiting along with another 25 Qashqai that are waiting for the same part. If there are that many should this be a product recall? Given that the specified fuse for the wipers did not blow in place of the more expensive wiper motor. Give the customer care centre a call log your complaints. This is not acceptable they are making us pay for their faulty components Jan Jones from Swansea

Hi all, I too have had the same wiper problem. It kept blowing fuses and I hadn’t got the £350 Nissan wanted to fix it, so I had a look myself and I think I fixed it. The shaft that the wipers sit on has no seals, so water gets in and seizes them up putting strain on the motor. Take the circlip off, knock the pin out then clean the shaft and socket with WD40, remove one end of the linkage and operate the motion until it works freely. Put it all back together leaving the wipers off and then let them work on the car for a while, they should work fine. Hope this helps my Qashqai friends. Simon Hartley from England

Our 59 plate Visia wiper motor has also given up the ghost. After two unsuccessful visits to local garages to rectify "fuse" issues we're left minus a Qashqai. Seeing so many people report a similar fault shows that Nissan should be doing more. Not willing to pay almost £400 for a part that is inherently defective so I'll contact Nissan GB and log a complaint. Alan Kavanagh from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 29/01/2013 09:21:16 | ID: 89657

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nijo, Malawi

Nissan Vanette

hie, my nissan vanette diesel the hold light just keep on flashing i changed the whole tranny but the hold flashing is still there and also the engine light is off. what could be the problem with this van. please assist

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if you mean hand brake light this will flash or stay on when front brake pads are low adam neath from West Midlands

if you mean hand brake light this will flash or stay on when front brake pads are low adam neath from West Midlands

Was getting the same issue. Mechinic located a wire close to the alternator that needed grounding off..hope that helps Sean from Trinidad and Tobago

Submitted: 14/08/2014 16:36:05 | ID: 101484

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roberty bob, Australia

Nissan Navara

motor choking, wont pull. goes like blazers till late 3rd cog wont pull. overtaken by volkswagenwerkskombi. as a tempory device i cleaned ceramic out of catcon and blocked egr both sides. took rear half of exhaust system off. clean fuel new filters. no codes. gave it a burl but all good till 31/2-4 thou revs then no pull. im in west australia south east. iam isolated by 300 kiloburgers to nearest nissan mechanic. im pretty clever but not clever enuff for this problem. cheers roberty bobcan you help

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hi if its not pulling in 3rd and 4th try pushing the gear lever to the left when in third and it might pickup this is one way you can see if its the problem. ive got the same problem on mine and its a gear box sensor. hope this helps you cheers puddy. mines 2002. puddy from Norfolk

Submitted: 12/01/2016 05:38:37 | ID: 125976

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Noel Kazimoto, Tanzania

Nissan X-Trail 2001

I have a Nissan X-Trail automatic transmission yr 2001. The problem with it is after a short while of driving it will suddenly shift from a fast gear to first gear and get stuck there, the revs will go up and naturally the car will slow down. After a few minutes of parking with the engine switched off and starting off again the car will shift gears okay for a short while before the situation starts all over again. Initially I was told the transmission oil could be overheating so I changed the transmission oil - it didn`t work. The car was put on a diagnostics machine multiple times and it did not return any faults. What could the problem be?

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I have the same problem. I have x-trail 2.5 auto tansmission 2008, ask about it many specialists. I decided that it must be factory defect of fuel pump. It become hot after long driving period especially in hot weather with turned on air condition Iskander Askerov from Azerbaijan

Just got the same problem gear suddenly, doesn’t shift, have to turn car off then on, have been advised to flush the fluid and if that doesn’t work buy a new transmission, did you find a solution? Owen M from Uganda

Me too, got the same problem. After a while of driving my XTrail 2002, it suddenly shifts to low gear with high revs, but the car is slowing down. It feels like the car unable to shift to fast gear. I did send it to the Nissan agent for a computerised diagnostic test on the tramission. The result is ’no fault found’. Could someone please help me solve the problem? Awang from Brunei Darussalam

While driving my 2005xtrail will stop shifting I have to turn it off and then restart. Then it will shift again. Did you ever find out how to fix your problem Debbie from Canada

Submitted: 21/01/2013 10:38:43 | ID: 68116

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kabelo t, Botswana

Nissan X-Trail

Hello! I recently imported a second hand nissan xtrail from japan,2001.when driving it,it can not pick at times no matter how much you press the accelerator.such that even joining the road one has to be careful because you can hit from behind as it becomes unpredictable.you can move at high speed but suddenly power is lost to below 40-60km per hour,then it picks up.over a high way you won't experience this much as it tends to be smooth with a constant speed of over 80KM per hour. Sometimes it occurs when you stop and tries to move again.I have taken it to the computer nothing was detected.No engine line of the dashboard.all this was done blindly as no diagnosis has been found I'm really concerned because it seems the problem is still unknown.I shall be greatful if I'm offered a solution or an idea of what could be happening. Thank you indvance, kb from Botswana

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I'm also having the same issue of not accelerating at times when it slow down. Mine is a Petrol 2000CC QR20 engine with auto transmission. when put on to P & N it can be accelerated, but when put on to D, 1 & 2 it moves very slowly like at a speed abut 2kmPH... no scanning issues found, tune up done, appreciate if some one can advice Leel from Sri Lanka

I'm also having the same issue of not accelerating at times when it slow down. Mine is a Petrol 2000CC QR20 engine with auto transmission. when put on to P & N it can be accelerated, but when put on to D, 1 & 2 it moves very slowly like at a speed abut 2kmPH... no scanning issues found, tune up done, appreciate if some one can advice Leel from Sri Lanka

Check the fuel system for a weak fuel pump, or clogged or dirty fuel filter octavian mwanyalo from Kenya

Check the fuel system for a weak fuel pump, or clogged or dirty fuel filter octavian mwanyalo from Kenya

I had a similar problem with a vehicle. Putting your foot down hard caused a drop in power. After trying pump, fuel tank,carb Tec I swapped the whole length of the fuel pipe from back to front. Very little cost after all the other time and checks spent messing with it. A complete cure. Eventually I cut the old fuel line in to very small chunks and found the inside wall of the tube was lifting in one place. Under pressure of fuel being sucked along the line I can only presume that this was working like a valve and shutting off access to the tank. When the revs dropped the flap fell back and a gentle trickle of fuel could pass. Hope your already cured but if not I think this is,worth looking at. Merry Christmas steve ukwanderer from Lincolnshire

I have the same problem.my 2005 petrol xtrail sometimes wont pick however hard you press the accelerator.it doesnt even rave.but will move just fine on a flat area.changed throttle twice after mechanics convinced me but problem is same.could someone help? paul from Kenya

try sensors, speed sensors they are at fault most of the time KOMBO from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 16/11/2015 22:31:07 | ID: 123598

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ray ellery, Cornwall

Nissan Micra

why is my radio losing the code as it works sometimes and then it can show code required so put code in and the radio can lose it again

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nissan micra bluetooth radio/cd player working then code drops out so recode the radio starts to work then it has no power,so have to enter code again ,bad earth, fuse,or what ray ellery from Cornwall

nissan clarion bluetooth radio loses code and power, retune code and it works till the next time, take out cd power and code loss, turn radio on loss canbe playing and then power loss and ask for code,all started 10 days ago,what can be the cause ray ellery from Cornwall

sounds like to me either battary losing its power to stereo or fuse or ur permanant live to stereo isnt there or not working richard Campbell from West Midlands

Submitted: 23/01/2016 17:07:03 | ID: 126583

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Taana Mwansa, Zambia

Nissan Navara

Please help I bought Nissan Navara YD25 engine intercooler from UK but it lost power it cannot go more than 80mailes, I charged the injector pump and the problem is still the same. I need your help how to fix this problem here in Zambia no one knows the problem I have tried Nissan dealers and no help i received.

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i am having the same problem Eholade Stephen from Ghana

Put a diagnosis machine and give me the trouble code also check your fuel pump oduro from Ghana

reset your fuel pump. wame from Botswana

Submitted: 08/10/2015 19:35:35 | ID: 122082

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Mompati, Botswana

Nissan Navara

Hello i just wanna know what might be the problem because my navara diesel engine automatic transmission 2.5 is not picking up speed, from 40km/h it becomes stubborn and goes only up to 80km/h. Please help what might be the problem?

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It might be the fuel pump. But before thinking of changing it reset it. It can also be due to fuel pressure sensor. wame from Botswana

Submitted: 09/12/2015 04:31:55 | ID: 124507

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Nicky Hiller, East Sussex

Nissan X-Trail

My car is making a grinding sound when steering left around bends. I had the brake pads changed 2 months ago. I've got to have the water pump replaced but could this be the problem?

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Nicky you may have worn lower balljoints, track rod ends or wheel bearings.. all fairly easy to check out.. and the first two are easy to change on X-trail.. the bearings.. I don't know. I don't think the water pump would be the problem tho ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/01/2016 08:57:54 | ID: 126937

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joseph mytisya, Kenya

Nissan X-Trail

I have a problem with the car that when hot it develops a hard start and after starting it has missfire what could be the cause?

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Check the pump. Mutema from Kenya

Submitted: 28/09/2015 02:42:46 | ID: 121714

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Steve, East Sussex

Nissan X-Trail

Hi I hope someone can help as I am pulling my hair out. Had an initial fault stating " Throttle Body Sensor", went into limp mode so gave it to my local mechanic. He sent the TBS away and come back stating it was OK. It carried out several re-learns without success and has gave up.... When I got it back and done a re-learn myself the fault code has now changed to Throttle pedal Sensor? I finally bit the bullet and sent it to Nissan to do a diagnostic check, they stated after it needed a new TPS (£488) I limped back home with it and changed the Throttle Pedal/sensor with a refurbished guaranteed part without success as it is still showing a fault code of the Throttle Pedal sensor. Can anyone help........Please, its a 2005 2.5 petrol T Spec.

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Erase the error code from the computer using a diagnosis machine. Alternatively, you can manually delete the error by disconnecting the battery terminal for a while (say 5 minutes). I hope you find the information helpful to you. Mutema from Kenya

Submitted: 29/12/2015 19:12:04 | ID: 125284

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jozef, South Africa

Nissan X-Trail

i recently baught a 2008 nissan x trail in september 2015. i have never drove a long distance with it, till december 2015, when i drove for 1300km, and along the highway, it was raising temperature now and again, and finishing the water in the radiator, and was topping up the radiator. what could be the problem of this?

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Check out for possible leakages around the radiator, and the horsepipes connecting the radiator and the water pump in the engine. Also your can have the radiator (cap) valve replaced. Thanks. Mutema from Kenya

Check out for possible leakages around the radiator, and the horsepipes connecting the radiator and the water pump in the engine. Also your can have the radiator (cap) valve replaced. Thanks. Mutema from Kenya

Submitted: 12/01/2016 11:39:01 | ID: 125991

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Dick, Australia

Nissan Navara

What's the trick to completely drain the coolant on a d22 nissan navara 2012 yd25. Specs say 8.5 to 10 liters of coolant but can only get 4-5 liters of coolant out. Cheers

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There is a drain plug on the side of your engine block just under your turbo. You can see and access it through the passenger side wheel arch. It's a stand alone 12 or 14mm bolt that plugs into the side of your engine block just under your turbo. jarrod hickey from Australia

There is a drain plug on the side of your engine block just under your turbo. You can see and access it through the passenger side wheel arch. It's a stand alone 12 or 14mm bolt that plugs into the side of your engine block just under your turbo. jarrod hickey from Australia

Submitted: 17/10/2015 09:50:48 | ID: 122404

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Peter Moors, Dorset

Nissan Navara

I am thinking of buying a 2001 Nissan Navara 2.5td engine no TS25-068786A. Is this the good engine? It's done 85000miles.

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Nissan navara engines are generally good solid.. but it can depend on how it's been looked after and driven by previous owners.. and, any vehicle can develop faults. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 28/01/2016 17:09:58 | ID: 126827

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David Walker, England

Nissan Almera 2004

Is it possible to replace the cd player unit on my Nissan Almera 2004 with a normal after market type? This is the separate cd player below the main radio/heater/LCD console. (SE)

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It appears not - I have the same problem and have not yet found anyone with a solution, it is only the SE which has this issue. When the console is taken off there is not room behind it to fit another unit and I am told that the existing CD player unit contains all the electronics to control the display, heater controls etc. Anyone who has a solution to this please let us know! David Walker from England

Yes you can. You pull the top plastic towards yourself (the plastic with the middle vents on it). There are no screws. Then you can pull the bottom part of the plastic (where the cigarette lighter and ashtray is) towards yourself, there are no screws there either. When you pull those two plastics off you'll find 6 screws under it. They are quite obvious. You unscrew those and the entire mid section (where the head unit is) will come out. There are 2 screws on each side of the radio. Unscrew those and head unit (radio) will come out. You can buy a replacement platic for aftermarket head units readily. It costs anywhere from 7-15 bucks. You can also buy an ISO adapter so it converts the Nissan's proprietary radio connector to ISO connector for aftermarket radios. it costs about 5-10 bucks (or you can rewire it manually, but I would suggest going with the adapter that way you can return it back to stock when/if you need or want to). And that's it, put everything back and you're done. Saso from Slovenia

Yes you can. You pull the top plastic towards yourself (the plastic with the middle vents on it). There are no screws. Then you can pull the bottom part of the plastic (where the cigarette lighter and ashtray is) towards yourself, there are no screws there either. When you pull those two plastics off you'll find 6 screws under it. They are quite obvious. You unscrew those and the entire mid section (where the head unit is) will come out. There are 2 screws on each side of the radio. Unscrew those and head unit (radio) will come out. You can buy a replacement platic for aftermarket head units readily. It costs anywhere from 7-15 bucks. You can also buy an ISO adapter so it converts the Nissan's proprietary radio connector to ISO connector for aftermarket radios. it costs about 5-10 bucks (or you can rewire it manually, but I would suggest going with the adapter that way you can return it back to stock when/if you need or want to). And that's it, put everything back and you're done. Saso from Slovenia

Submitted: 31/12/2012 10:43:07 | ID: 92734

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Peter Makarimayi, Zimbabwe

Nissan Primera 2001

I have a 2001 Nissan Primera and had the front bumper and left fender removed and refitted after being spray painted. The car is not starting anymore. It is giving the sound that it wants to start but fails. Fuel is above quarter of a tank. Prior to the removal of the bumper and fender the vehicle was running well. What could the problem be please?

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my 2001 Nissan primera not starting ,it is not getting no fire,what could the problem be? Ashley Bannister from Bahamas, The

Submitted: 25/07/2013 12:37:29 | ID: 59181

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Debs, Bedfordshire

Nissan X-Trail 2002

Hi, my Nissan X trail AUTO se+ has been sat outside my house now for couple of months due to the keys being stolen. I have some new keys now, but unfortunately it was left in park with the handbrake on for this length of time. The car starts but I can’t move it backwards or forwards, and didn’t want to force it incase I broke it. The brakes must be stuck on. How do I get them unstuck now? Help!

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Try tapping the brake calipers with a rubber mallet to free them Tam from Scotland

Hi Debs, How did you get a new set of keys because i have lost mine, and don't want to go to Nissan Ray Bennett from Bristol

Submitted: 09/05/2011 08:58:29 | ID: 72723

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Charlie, Stirling

Nissan Primera

The brake sensor light has come on the car has only done 22,000 don't know if I need to check fluid or clean fuse as suggested on forum site or is there anyone had a similar problem with there drake sensor it's a 2000 premera sport 1800, would appreciate any suggestions.

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Hi when my brake light came on it was that the fluid was to low it was a warning light so just check it and fill it up to the max line and it should go out. John from Devon

Hi when my brake light came on it was that the fluid was to low it was a warning light so just check it and fill it up to the max line and it should go out. John from Devon

Submitted: 08/11/2015 00:20:54 | ID: 123277

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corey, Australia

Nissan Navara

went to go start my D40 Nissan navara it took abit to turn over thought it was just abit cold, let it warm up and than drove around the corner and dashboard just turns of but engine stays working perfectly fine. pulled over and than realised the dashboard turns of as soon as it hits around 2500rpm but engine remains fine just unable to see anything

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don't know Eholade Stephen from Ghana

Cal me 024 oduro from Ghana

Submitted: 27/10/2015 08:32:39 | ID: 122766

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Eric, Northumberland

Nissan NV200

Can anybody help me? My engine management light keeps coming on when I accelerate up to 40 mph and again when I reach 70 mph?

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Mine was doing the same . Change the diesel filter fixed it ?? Eric from Northumberland

Submitted: 15/04/2015 21:48:10 | ID: 114754

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simon, Bedfordshire

Nissan Navara

2012 navara makes high pitched squealing noise from the water botle/washer area and sprays out all water on the headlamps very annoying

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Please change the radiator pressure cup the one at the washer tank area oduro from Ghana

Please change the radiator pressure cup the one at the washer tank area oduro from Ghana

Submitted: 16/01/2016 09:12:39 | ID: 126225

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namka, Mongolia

Nissan Primera

display not work. audio and ACC not work. display screen grey. how to make it

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hey Mate , probably too late , but the problem is inside the sat nav. A tiny transistor inside the sat nav is affected by the cold, well the glue that is sitting over it contracts in the cold and pulls the little legs of the transistor off the circuit board. U can open the sat nav and access this then do a self repair. Contact me if u need all the info. sean from Germany

hey Mate , probably too late , but the problem is inside the sat nav. A tiny transistor inside the sat nav is affected by the cold, well the glue that is sitting over it contracts in the cold and pulls the little legs of the transistor off the circuit board. U can open the sat nav and access this then do a self repair. Contact me if u need all the info. sean from Germany

Submitted: 05/10/2015 02:53:41 | ID: 121985

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lee morrow, Australia

Nissan X-Trail

Why does the letter A appear on my dash. Bottom left of my speedo.

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Hi, I had the same issue, and I found in the manual (page 2-24) that it's only the mode to count the kilometers for "trip A", you just need to click twice the right button to make it disappear. Rodrigo from Mexico

On 2007- trails there are two trip distance settings....marked a and b R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 25/07/2014 06:17:27 | ID: 100316

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Greg, Australia

Nissan X-Trail

I have a 2004 manual X-Trail. It has intermittent power loss, however it only happens after the car has been driven for about 20kms. RPM drops with steady pressure on the accelerator (or cruise control). Sometimes it kicks back in randomly, other times if I release and tap the accelerator it kicks back in. Car has had a major service - mechanics didn't find anything and it didn't reproduce symptoms (probably because it hadn't been running long enough). Partner drove it home from the shop - sure enough, after a decent distance it began cutting out again. (Doesn't stall, always starts, idles rough once this symptom kicks in, however on initial start up idle is smooth.) Any ideas would be great.

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Have Nissan xtrail 2006 model,drive car for 20klm start jerking,put pressure on accelerator no response,then kicks back to normal,then keeps repeating the jerking missing,no acceleration. The malfunction light has lit on dash.asked mechanic could it be fuel filter,or dirty fuel .he don't believe it's either,changed spark plugs, still the same.could you please give me any ideas. Thank you greg Greg wilcox from Australia

Have Nissan xtrail 2006 model,drive car for 20klm start jerking,put pressure on accelerator no response,then kicks back to normal,then keeps repeating the jerking missing,no acceleration. The malfunction light has lit on dash.asked mechanic could it be fuel filter,or dirty fuel .he don't believe it's either,changed spark plugs, still the same.could you please give me any ideas. Thank you greg Greg wilcox from Australia

Submitted: 13/04/2015 12:54:43 | ID: 114657

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Margaret, Kenya

Nissan Micra C + C

Recently bought one and working well but it has no button for closing/opening side view mirrors

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how long should the door seals on the driver side last reg 2006 looking for third set 2016 thanks Moira mcarmichael@pdmltd.co.uk from City of Glasgow

how long should the door seals on the driver side last reg 2006 looking for third set 2016 thanks Moira mcarmichael@pdmltd.co.uk from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 08/01/2016 05:45:25 | ID: 125728

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craig holmes, Lancashire

Nissan NV200

The gear changing sign is staying on constantly, vehicle is only 6 months old, iv gone into the menu and turned the display off but when the engine is turned off then back on it stays on again.

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take it back.. it's under warranty. there was a software issue with some vehicles that even when you were in highest gear.. the 'change up' indicator came on.. identified as software mod needed.. but you shouldn't try home remedies yet.. it's a new vehicle ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/01/2016 20:03:27 | ID: 126400

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Milts, New Zealand

Nissan Terrano Ii

My grandson put water in the petrol tank and his mother drove it to my house,about 20 miles,not sure how much water he put in the tank,it revs high and then low to the point where it wants to cut out,what can I do to fix this problem

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if it was driven 20 miles with water in there, he didn't put much in.. fill it up to 'dilute' the water !! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 20/01/2016 04:41:20 | ID: 126412

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Janet Allen, Gloucestershire

Nissan Almera Tino

When ignition is off the brake lights still come on when brake pedal is pressed. Is this supposed to happen? Thankyou Jan Allen

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I have a Almera S model 2003 and it does the same. Ignition off, but brake lights still come on when pedal pressed. Rob Collins from Northamptonshire

I have a Almera S model 2003 and it does the same. Ignition off, but brake lights still come on when pedal pressed. Rob Collins from Northamptonshire

Janet, quite normal R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 16/10/2015 12:16:35 | ID: 122381

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jenny, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Terrano Ii

I'm thinking about getting a Nissan terrano,is it chain driven and is it good for towing a caravan

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yes it is chain driven pulls twin axle caravan better than my perjao s p morris from Shropshire

yes it is chain driven pulls twin axle caravan better than my perjao s p morris from Shropshire

Submitted: 13/01/2016 21:16:05 | ID: 126080

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Tracey Harvey, South Yorkshire

Nissan X-Trail

Every time we put a CD in the player it will play ok, but it get very hot. Why does this happen?

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Hi Tracey, I have a 2014 nissan Xtrail 2L cDi 4x2 and it does the exact same thing. And on top of that the engine cut out and the car refuses to start. Maybe a manufacturing problem? Michelle from Bahamas, The

Submitted: 01/12/2015 11:51:25 | ID: 124238

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Jacqui Coleman, County Armagh

Nissan Primastar 2009

I am having a problem with the back doors of my Nissan Primastar van. They either won’t unlock themselves or the handle is stuck. Has anyone else had this problem?

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I had same problem. Rear door hinges can get strained very easily. Often had doors that wouldn’t close. I stuck a crow bar between the side of the van and the hinge, coaxing the doors until they met more evenly. Did the job. Kenny Dalton from Ireland

There's a little bar inside the door that's connected to the exterior handle opening mechanism you'll find its popped out of the Clip that holds it in place I ended up replacing the door lock to sort it as it kept happening mine is a 9seater mini cab and needed constant access for luggage Karl buckley from Ireland

There's a little bar inside the door that's connected to the exterior handle opening mechanism you'll find its popped out of the Clip that holds it in place I ended up replacing the door lock to sort it as it kept happening mine is a 9seater mini cab and needed constant access for luggage Karl buckley from Ireland

Submitted: 07/11/2013 09:39:36 | ID: 57441

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Mike Vickers, Gloucestershire

Nissan Almera Tino 2001

My Nissan Almera Tino`s heated rear windscreen doesn’t work. It worked last winter but was sluggish. I had to stab away at the button lots of times before the yellow light eventually - and very reluctantly - began to glimmer. This light slowly got stronger with multiple useage, with the demister then working perfectly. It continued to work fine all winter. Now there’s nothing. When I press the switch I can hear a relay clicking behind a panel below and to the right of the steering wheel. I don’t think the actual demister on the rear screen is faulty or damaged, it seems to be either the switch on the dash or the relay. Does anyone have any advice on where to look and how to fix this before Jack Frost makes his annual unwelcome appearance? (SE DI 2.2)

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Answering my own question here, so this is how I fixed the dilemma of the reluctant heated rear window. Firstly, go find your friendly local one-man garage guy and tell him your story. Being an amiable sort of chap, he suggested it would be easiest and cheapest to repair it myself. The clicking I can hear is the demister relay, located behind the plastic panel beside the accelerator pedal. There are two relays here, the one you want is behind a screw-on bracket and is actually located inside the body panel. It has thick wires leading from it. Garage Guy top tip - by putting your finger on the relay body you can feel it click when it operates, thus confirming this is the correct relay. Remove the relay and drive to your local car breaker and second-hand parts emporium. See friendly guy number two. Give him the faulty relay. He goes out the back, clambers over a pile of dismantled cars and returns five minutes later with an identical relay. You pay him £4.50, return home, fit the new second-hand relay and everything suddenly works just dandy. Hope this helps anyone who has experienced this particular problem. Mike Vickers from Gloucestershire

The rear screen demister/deicer does not work. I removed the trim from the tail gateand diconnected the feed and earth connections to the screen element connections. I then checked the continuity of the actual element which was good I then connect another 12 volt battery in circiutwith a warning lamp in series, the lamp light up but there was know deicing from the screen element. i cannot see any reason for this. i look forward to any comments Robert Jones from Derbyshire

The rear screen demister/deicer does not work. I removed the trim from the tail gateand diconnected the feed and earth connections to the screen element connections. I then checked the continuity of the actual element which was good I then connect another 12 volt battery in circiutwith a warning lamp in series, the lamp light up but there was know deicing from the screen element. i cannot see any reason for this. i look forward to any comments Robert Jones from Derbyshire

Submitted: 03/09/2012 14:42:33 | ID: 88050

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justin, South Africa

Nissan NP300

when the bakkie drives approximately 50 kilometres and comes to a stop at the end of a trip it just cuts out without warning.. would I be correct in saying it might be the solenoid valve at the back of the fuel pump?? has anyone else experienced something similar or the same as this?? regards

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Hi yes ive the same problem. i was told that it is a faulty diesel pump, changed and still the same then it was aid the fuel line is dirty but still the same. again we went back to the dealer and they said its the lifting pump(prime pump) now R30 000 later the same issue. now its even better it dies on you every where you go in town and long distance. some other thing is generated at the dealer so they can track the issue and see if there is any other problems the same as this. i am gatvol for this up and down to the dealer Martin from South Africa

Hi yes ive the same problem. i was told that it is a faulty diesel pump, changed and still the same then it was aid the fuel line is dirty but still the same. again we went back to the dealer and they said its the lifting pump(prime pump) now R30 000 later the same issue. now its even better it dies on you every where you go in town and long distance. some other thing is generated at the dealer so they can track the issue and see if there is any other problems the same as this. i am gatvol for this up and down to the dealer Martin from South Africa

Submitted: 14/10/2014 13:48:57 | ID: 104598

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Em wills , Somerset

Nissan Qashqai

Ten display panel isn't working on Nissan quashqai. Electrics all still working and starts/ drives fine but no display, could this be a fuse ?

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The Satnav version has a day/night/off setting.. it will remember the last setting selected.,.. is it that panel you are on about? R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 15/01/2016 13:44:33 | ID: 126174

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Arthur, Hertfordshire

Nissan Micra C + C

Hi just brought the wife micra c+c and the only problem so far we can't get the passengers seat swab up to get at the little tray under it, it seems to be locked or jammed. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance Arthur

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If you look under the back of the seat you will a plastic piece held on with 2 screws. Unscrew and remove then onsite you should see a small plastic lever, just slide to the left and is unlocked. I do not know if it will lock again once the car is locked and also I wouldn't consider it secure storage. Mike. Mike from West Yorkshire

If you look under the back of the seat you will a plastic piece held on with 2 screws. Unscrew and remove then onsite you should see a small plastic lever, just slide to the left and is unlocked. I do not know if it will lock again once the car is locked and also I wouldn't consider it secure storage. Mike. Mike from West Yorkshire

Thanks Mike, did as you said,worked a treat. Thanks again Arthur from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 07/01/2016 11:10:12 | ID: 125690

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Stan, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Qashqai

Just put the car in for a service they said it was low on oil needs the timing chain replaced the oil sensor on dash board has not came on been checking on various internet sites this appears to be a vault what are my rights

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Stan, sounds like your quest is for legal advice here, see a solicitor or go to citizens advice bureau. R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi I am have a odd niose comeing from my qashqai 64 plate I took it to Nissan and he said it was low on oil no light on the dash to say I was so he put oil back in 1 mouth later the nice has come back sounds as if there a bag of nails in the engin but also my stop start has stopped working that was 7 mouths ago still waiting on code from head office back wiper stopped working gear box don't no what it is doing come to a round a bout it in 5th gear it auto the control on steering wheel for radio stoped working but it in a nut shell I'd be better of will Fred film stone car Dean from Greater Manchester

Hi I am have a odd niose comeing from my qashqai 64 plate I took it to Nissan and he said it was low on oil no light on the dash to say I was so he put oil back in 1 mouth later the nice has come back sounds as if there a bag of nails in the engin but also my stop start has stopped working that was 7 mouths ago still waiting on code from head office back wiper stopped working gear box don't no what it is doing come to a round a bout it in 5th gear it auto the control on steering wheel for radio stoped working but it in a nut shell I'd be better of will Fred film stone car Dean from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 04/01/2016 15:18:27 | ID: 125538

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Johann de Vries, South Africa

Nissan X-Trail

My X-Trail is taking in water on the driver`s side floor board. I took the carpet out but can't see where it's coming from. It only happens when I'm driving in the rain. Against the centre piece the carpet is dry and behind the foot pedals I couldn't find any sign of water coming in. The passenger side and back floorboards are dry. Can you please give me any idea from where it may come and where I must look? Thanks

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Johann, looks like you have narrowed down the area of the possible leak to the area of the driver's A pillar. It could be anywhere from the windscreen down to the floor. You will have to unscrew trim and remove the carpets. Look for traces (rust would be the best indicator). If the ingress only happens when driving, rather than the vehicle just standing in the rain, then look for minute gaps in the front wheel well and seams in the bodywork, as the force of water being flung off the rotating tyres is like a pressure washer. You will have to take off the front wheel and any inner wheel well lining etc. Use a black silicone sealer on any area that even look suspicious. If in doubt use lots of sealer.... Also check and clear with a small screwdriver sill drains on both sides, and while you are down there, the door drains as well, especially if you drive on a lot of dusty roads..that plugs them up quite quickly. John Smith from New Zealand

Take driver's side front wheel off. remove liner inside wheel well. Spread black silicone sealer over every seam you can see in the metal of the firewall/a pillar/front wing. then open up the drainholes in the sill with a small screwdriver, and also do the drain holes in the doors, especially if you have been driving on a lot of dusty roads. Also check the cavity at the bottom rear edge of the front wing visible when you open the driver's door; squirt a hose at it and see all the dirt and stones fly out.... John Smith from New Zealand

If you have a sunroof, its possible you have a drain problem. Again the Australian X trail forum has postings about this. One of the cool things is realizing the drivers side of an X trail varies according to country. Mike Quinlan from Canada

I own a 2005 Xtrail ,160,000 km in BC Canada, LEFT hand drive. A month before Christmas 2015 I started getting condensation overnight on inside of windshield, lots of it, never noticed it in the previous 5 years I have owned the car. Eventually I found driver's side fixed and removable carpet saturated, attempted to dry out fixed carpet to no avail. Eventually cut a 4" slit ( fore and aft) in that carpet about 3' inside of door panel to the white cellular material beneath, both dripping with water. Used a wet/dry vacuum thru the slit and took out around 2 liters of water. Never could completely dry out the area using a fan heater, tho carpet was getting slightly drier (no rain!). Yesterday it rained all day, car is aways outside not garaged. Did not use the car for 24+hours, so today checked carpet and white cell material both soaking wet again. Nissan dealer did not have a clue (no skyroof!) and no help, never experienced anything like it on XTrails!. So decided to locate the leak myself. A heck of a job to eventually pull back floor carpet and white cell material after removing rocker panel (doorway sill) cover and rigid side cover over hood ( bonnet) release and pulling back carpet and white liner to expose metal floor plate ( which had a semi plastic liner glued to it). Vacuumed area dry as well as white cell material I have no sunroof and did not feel water was coming in thru door or windshield. Decided to start by 'gently' filling the pockets that the windshield wiper shafts come up thru to outside of the car just behind the hood. (When the wipers are not in use they fold down just under the rear of the hood.) Hey presto the water oozed up 'from the floor panel' at the front end (in my case left hand side) from UNDER the semi plastic material. I vacuumed out the water, dried the area off and tried the other wiper blade drive shaft, same result. The water is not entering the car in a vertical plane and running down the inside of the firewall to the floor, but only entering from the floor up! So now I know where it leaks in, its up to the dealer (and Nissan) to find out how to prevent it, so far I'm not terribly impressed. I have a feeling it is possible in my climate small pine needles have congregated in the two wiper motor shaft pockets and possibly rusted them out , or there might be a shaft seal of some design there that is hidden. I'm paying the dealer by their hourly cost ($110/h) Tues 19 Jan 2016 to sort it out. I am going to try and watch EVERYTHING they do Graham Graham from Canada

Submitted: 10/06/2014 09:31:48 | ID: 97336

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