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John, Derbyshire

Nissan Micra

How do I find a code for the radio? No such code was passed to us on purchasing the car from a Nissan dealer. After having to replace the battery the radio no longer works.

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Hiya, you will need your serial number on the radio to get this code. With the serial number a number of websites such as www.radio-code.co.uk will give you the code. Dalton Barham from Somerset

Hiya, you will need your serial number on the radio to get this code. With the serial number a number of websites such as www.radio-code.co.uk will give you the code. Dalton Barham from Somerset

Submitted: 10/01/2015 18:38:22 | ID: 109304

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Gerry, New Zealand

Nissan Primera

Hi, my father in laws 2002 Primera has a problem with the rev's. It drives OK but when you stop the engine starts revving up and down by itself, It goes up to about 2000 revs. Had a look at the engine but could not see anything. Could it be the engine speed sensor?? Its an Automatic and a petrol if that helps. Cheers!!

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Yes Gerry, it is very possible that you are having a bad vehicle speed sensor. Mine was behaving like that and gave error code P0720 after diagnosis. I have changed the sensor and after few learning cycle, the car behaves well. Hope this helps. Ano Arnold from Tanzania

Yes Gerry, it is very possible that you are having a bad vehicle speed sensor. Mine was behaving like that and gave error code P0720 after diagnosis. I have changed the sensor and after few learning cycle, the car behaves well. Hope this helps. Ano Arnold from Tanzania

Submitted: 21/07/2014 06:19:13 | ID: 100072

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Andy, Hertfordshire

Nissan Micra

Hi, I have just bought a 2005 Nissan Micra S 1200 petrol and noticed the NATS warning light came on and stayed on whilst driving, is this normal, thanks.

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What is the NATS light? What colour is it and what does it look like? leia_evans@hotmail.com from West Glamorgan

I have the same car (05). The Nissan anti theft light comes on in my car about 5 min after I've started driving, has this caused you any further problems? I have asked a few garages and no one I've spoken to has any idea what it could be. Katrina from Cardiff

I have the same car (05). The Nissan anti theft light comes on in my car about 5 min after I've started driving, has this caused you any further problems? I have asked a few garages and no one I've spoken to has any idea what it could be. Katrina from Cardiff

Submitted: 05/07/2014 19:16:59 | ID: 99045

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willy, Antrim

Nissan Terrano Ii

Put a new battery in back to front but put it in right way now. When started the electrics or dash doesn`t work, windows or doors don`t lock. What could be wrong?

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If you are very, very lucky, just a couple of burnt fuses. Check all fuse boxes, typically there is one under the hood and one underneath the steering wheel. But there can be more. But it is likely that you have burnt several items, such as your alternator (get it checked, don't gamble) and motor management. Geert-Jan from Netherlands

Submitted: 15/01/2015 18:17:58 | ID: 109613

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Edward, Kenya

Nissan Primera

I have a 2005 Nissan Primera 2.0L petrol SVT. It keeps on losing power sometimes and it idles as if it wants to go off. The idling is not smooth. The problem started when the exhaust broke off at the silencer bit, and I got it fixed but the problem still persists. I have changed the oxygen sensor in the exhaust and also did reset the computer but I can't seem to get the cure for the problem. Could someone please give suggestions of what I can/need to do. I was also thinking of changing its computer with one from a Nissan X-Trail to see if it will fix the problem since X-Trails` power is not affected by the oxygen sensor in the exhaust. Will this work?

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Try to check the ignition coils smat from New Zealand

my question is did the fault for your shudder end up being the coils, i have the same problem and not even a Nissan auto service can resolve the problem. Ron from New Zealand

Submitted: 07/01/2015 06:58:37 | ID: 109072

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Stewart wood, Scottish Borders

Nissan Navara

Starts fine first time then cuts out..churns over for a while to restart but does start. It`s like the fuel is running back?

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try taking the cam sensor plug of mate if it runs sweet your timing chain has stretched longdog from Oxfordshire

try taking the cam sensor plug of mate if it runs sweet your timing chain has stretched longdog from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 11/01/2015 16:07:50 | ID: 109362

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H. Jones, Bath and North East Somerset

Nissan Almera Tino

Hi, have Almera Tino and have annoying leak. Seems to be only when raining and car at rest. Leak is under front passenger seat and to side of passenger seat. No sunroof. Door drains not blocked. Front of footwell appears dry. Am considering door seal but can't see how water can leak over edge of interior from door into car. Any ideals?

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Update. Splashed out on new Nissan door seal and appears to have solved problem. H. Jones from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 12/11/2014 10:03:53 | ID: 106085

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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

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

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PATRICK LUIS, Surrey

Nissan Almera Tino

I have a Nissan Tino S Automatic 1.8 . ( 2003 ) . I bought it secondhand in 2009 and have had no problems - except that I have lots of problems with condensation inside the car. There doesn't seem to be any water collecting in the front footwells and , although I have had the windscreen replaced in Oct. 2010 .\ I wonder if you can help

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Hi. I have the same problem 90% of time. I did have a leak which has now been solved and the car is dry. The condensation seems worse when I have driven the car with the heater on and then parked up all day. The only possible explanation I have come up with is the car's interior temperature reacting with the outside varying temperature! Else I'm at a loss for explanation. H. Jones from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 03/01/2015 14:48:13 | ID: 108825

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Fraser Gray, Highland

Nissan Micra

Can a faulty lambda sensor trigger other electrical faults? Today my power steering failed - I had ignored the lambda sensor fault warning for weeks as it is just a glorified emissions meter and continued to drive with the warning light on - but today the power steering warning light also came on and then the power steering failed, returning after a short period of the engine being switched off and now apparently running fine. It is clearly an electrical fault and not a duff pump.(The weather had been wet). I strongly suspect the ECU is picking up the lambda fault and now intermittently causing the power steering electrics to cut out. I also think that replacing the lambda sensor will probably fix both problems and I sure don't want to / will not pay hundreds for a new power steering unit. Anyone know about this?

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Hi Fraser, as far as I'm aware a duff Lambda sensor will not only affect emissions / mpg but, too rich a fuel mixture can and will damage the cat which will also result in £££££s. Can`t see this problem affecting the (PS) electric power steering, which by the way IS a known fault on the Micra, but you don't hear the manufacturers shouting about it!! Phil from Kent

Submitted: 06/01/2015 15:32:15 | ID: 109034

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John Reynolds, England

Nissan Qashqai 2009

Has anyone else had the priming bulb on a Nissan Qashqai eaten through by a mouse? I have and it has put my car off the road until the dealer gets the spare part in. This will be in two days as it happened on a Saturday morning. (Acenta dci)

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Dear John YES!! My Nissan Note diesel (2006, owned from new, always parked on drive) broke down with fuel issue about a mile from home 3 weeks ago and AA man found the rubber priming bulb had been chewed by a rodent. Did temp repair with some clear "Kraken" tape so I could drive 2 miles to the Nissan Dealer in Banbury. All replaced but dealer could not suggest any protection for bulb - apart from setting traps to catch culprit! Now same damn thing has now happened again and car broke down again about mile from home. AA called out and covered the damaged bulb in large amount of "Kraken" tape and I drove back home to arrange for repair at dealer. Goes in tomorrow 4 Dec. This must be a common problem and vulnerable component. In meantime I read on internet that mice hate fabric conditioner cloths (Lenore etc) so fixed one round the taped up bulb - has been gnawed through (but tape is intact), so that is not a solution. Have set 2 traps in the engine bay and hope that may do trick. As the priming bulb is only used once a year at services, one could just wrap Kraken tape around immediately after service. Dealer claimed never to have encountered this - but not sure this is true - we live in rural area with a lot of field mice around esp. when weather is cold. Would also like to hear of permanent solution or the car will go - I can’t stand a repeat of this at £100+ a time! AJ 3.12.12 Alan Jones from Oxfordshire

I have had a result with hanging plastic moth repellant in engine bay!! Graham from Kirkcudbrightshire

Yes John, I was in hospital for 8 days and my daughter tried to start my Nissan Qashqai 2010 diesel but it would not start. I called the AA and they found that a rodent had eaten through the primer bulb, also said that he had to come out to a BMW with the same problem. There must be a solution to this problem. I'm going to wrap it in chicken wire and rat poison. But Nissan should do something about this. This happened on the 20/01/2015 Alan williams from Middlesex

Submitted: 26/11/2012 12:45:35 | ID: 63395

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Dan Watson, Gloucestershire

Nissan Navara 2003

My Nissan Navara truck seems to misfire but only in third gear. I know that it can’t be an engine problem because it would do it in every gear so I have come to the conclusion that it must be some sort of gear problem. Any thoughts?

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Hi, I have a 2003 Navara & mine also misses like a pig in third! When I change gear this problems disapears. I am on my second engine after 130000, and at this moment in time my total miles is 167000. I think the trouble could be the injectors because it used to miss when it was hot, but now it can also miss when the engine is cold! I hope this helps. Cheers Steve Linzell from Gloucestershire

Hi, it would also be worth having a diagnostic test by a specialist, as I have been advised by Nissan that it could be the SCV - suction control valve! Hope this helps Steve Linzell from Gloucestershire

I have heard it may be the solinoide or the neutral sensor in the gear box Dan Watson from England

My 2006 ute did this, it was the neutral position sensor. Took half an hour to take out and repace, best way to do is from in cab. Remove cover around gear stick the sensor, is on right hand side looking at it just screws out and in with new one John Brown from Australia

Sounds like the neutral sensor in the gearbox. If you haven’t fixed yet... try holding the gearstick away from you (I think) in 3rd when you lose power and if it is the sensor, you will probably find by doing this that the power will come back! Proving it’s the sensor! It is to do with the fast idle switch as truck will only fast idle in neutral! Hope you’re sorted! Finnerz from Argyllshire

There is a switch on the gearbox ,I it is a neutral position switch ,this affects 3 gear ,hope this helps Kittyconway@btinternet.com from Worcestershire

There is a switch on the gearbox ,I it is a neutral position switch ,this affects 3 gear ,hope this helps Kittyconway@btinternet.com from Worcestershire

Just had an 02 one doing the same, unplugged the neutral switch, sorted Lee cook from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 04/01/2013 12:34:13 | ID: 64375

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Steve, New Zealand

Nissan Terrano 1997

My 3.3L V6 petrol Nissan Terranos auto transmission will not change into top gear until a good 5 to 10 minutes of running and when accelerating while overtaking it will not change gear. It seems to run normally after it has warmed up and if you don’t put the pedal to the floor. Is this just a case of changing the fluid (which I am booking it in to do) or is it electrical or worse? (3.3L Petrol)

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OK, if you are thinking of changing the fluid, go the full monty. Drop the pan, take out the filter and cut it open - don’t use a saw - and check the debris caught in the filter as it is like reading tea leaves to a competent mechanic as he can see immediately what is wearing in the trans and just how worn it is. Then ask him to button it all up again, new filter and sealing ring for the filter, new pan gasket, refill to about the correct mark, disconnect the outlet hose from the trans to the radiator and put it in a bucket. Then plug a long hose into the trans cooler input and start and idle the engine, pouring new fluid into the long hose to replace what is being pumped out the trans into the bucket. Get in the cab and go through the gears on the selector at idle. If you can’t keep up with the replacement fluid, stop the engine and pour it full again, restart etc until the fluid coming out is the same colour as that going in. You have now completely replaced the fluid, anything up to 11 litres will be needed, DEXRON 3 or equivalent only, nothing more or less. As for the not selecting overdrive, this is built into the trans operating mode, it needs the fluid to be the right temp before it allows selection of overdrive. This also depends on then radiator because the trans fluid is cooled in the bottom tank of the radiator. If it is cold, that tank also heats the fluid. So if you have a stuffed thermostat, one that is wide open it will slow the heating of both the engine and the trans. Replace the thermostat with a genuine Nissan one, it’s $45 to $55 and is longer and larger in the throat than the generic one from the parts store and it works. The not changing down on acceleration may be solved with new fluid. If not you should have the on board diagnostics system codes read by a competent mechanic, it may show the fault. John Smith from New Zealand

Hi Steve, I have the same problem on my Nissan. Did changing the Automatic transmission oil solve the problem? Regards Dugald from New Zealand

Submitted: 17/02/2014 10:09:20 | ID: 62134

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paula elomari, South Yorkshire

Nissan Navara

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help? My Navara has been in the garage many times for the same problem and it`s still the same. It loses power and judders when I go from 3rd to 4th gear and then stuggles..specially with hills...help

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It`s a switch on the gearbox, was about £70, fairly easy to put on, you can do it from inside the car. Take rubber gatters off gear stick, it screws in to driver`s side of gearbox, two wires go to it. You can just cut wires off but the heater switch on side of the dash that makes the engine rev faster doesn`t work then. There is a way of checking it, I think you put heater switch on to rev high, then put the clutch down. If it`s the switch on the gearbox the revs won`t alter on the clock in third and fourth. steve from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 21/12/2014 16:01:23 | ID: 108227

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Sokman, Sweden

Nissan Primera

This is scary. My car drives for over 20 minutes on the highway at a constant speed and suddenly slows down or gets very heavy for about 2 seconds and then takes off again to the previous speed (engine stalls to a stop for a split second and then carries on driving, it's like its going to stop). I don't really know what to do. Please can someone help me?

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It could be scv suction control valve on the back of the engine, it happened to mine and my car is a 54 plate p12 engine, changed it then had to reset the computer and it picked up the part. It's complicated but if you Google it it will appear martyn from Caerphilly

Submitted: 16/01/2015 13:45:56 | ID: 109667

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Lisa, Lancashire

Nissan Qashqai+2

Please can you tell me what the small orange light, underneath the rear view mirror is for? I don't seem to have noticed it before now, it 's permently on.

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Asked the salesman and he said it was for a dog alarm if fitted. Ian Renton from Renfrewshire

Asked the salesman and he said it was for a dog alarm if fitted. Ian Renton from Renfrewshire

Sorry, I was thinking of the switch below the interior light switches. This light shows the anti dazzle feature of the mirror is activated. You will find the information on Page 3-19 of the handbook. Ian Renton from Renfrewshire

Submitted: 23/12/2014 13:50:08 | ID: 108333

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leia_evans@hotmail.com, West Glamorgan

Nissan Micra

Hi i am thinking of buying a 2004 micra sx. It has done 37,000 miles with 3 service stamps. Everything seems ok with the car, I am going to be buying it for £1700. It's 10 years old. I haven't had much luck with cars in the past. If anyone knows anything good or bad about the micra please comment and let me know. Thanks :)

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Is it a K11 or K12? Guesst from Kent

I've bought a k12 2003 Micra SX. The airbag red light is flashing on my dash. What could it be? leia_evans@hotmail.com from West Glamorgan

Submitted: 19/12/2014 23:18:19 | ID: 108157

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brennan, Greater London

Nissan Micra

my indecators work when i start the engine and run for a while then they all stop, after a short while i start the engine again and they work for awhile and they stop again, i am wondering if it is an old fuse, its 15 years old with 80,000 just about on the clock

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I havn't got an answer for you but was wondering if you have solved the problem yet, we have the same fault with a 2003 micra although indicators/hazzards have completely stopped working now. I was told to change the hazzard switch but this didn't cure fault. I've checked all the fuses and the bulbs are ok as they flash when locking/unlocking car. graham, from County Fermanagh

I havn't got an answer for you but was wondering if you have solved the problem yet, we have the same fault with a 2003 micra although indicators/hazzards have completely stopped working now. I was told to change the hazzard switch but this didn't cure fault. I've checked all the fuses and the bulbs are ok as they flash when locking/unlocking car. graham, from County Fermanagh

Submitted: 02/01/2015 15:52:19 | ID: 108773

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Emal, Sweden

Nissan Primera

Hi friends! I am having starting problem with my car while snow has been started last night and the temperature becomes around -4 c. I was trying to start the car but the only switch lights comes ON on the dashboard but the ignition does not getting sulf. My car has been starting perfectly all the way before when the temperature was normal. Is there any suitable solution to fix it.thank you

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Go for a new battery of standard voltage with respect to the car model. EX. A 64 Ampere battery will solve it. Sokman from Sweden

Go for a new battery of standard voltage with respect to the car model. EX. A 64 Ampere battery will solve it. Sokman from Sweden

Submitted: 28/12/2014 09:12:13 | ID: 108516

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Stephanie, Greater London

Nissan Micra

The drivers door will not lock but all the others do , this is a big problem can someone tell me what is wrong with it , and how much it will cost to fix it

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Stephanie, Nissan accepted that there was a problem with the central locking system on the Micra (it was caused by a duff switch in the boot) and they recalled all the vehicles some time ago, when you would have had it fixed for free. They should have written to you as the registered keeper. Try contacting Nissan and see if they will still honour the recall, or get them to agree a refund of the garage bill, the boot switch is expensive. I'm sorry but I can't remember the date of the recall. Good luck. Don't fork out a bean until you get some satisfaction from Nissan. Fraser Gray from Highland

Submitted: 29/12/2014 09:16:21 | ID: 108579

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sonny, Jamaica

Nissan Micra

i have a nissan march 2004 and have notice for the last three months that it has been giving some problems. when i explained to the mechanic what is happening he is unsure of the diagnosis. here go, sometimes i am driving and then without any warning the car loses power, despite depressing the gas pedal the car does not go any faster. other times i will feel the steering wheel vibrate and then the car loses power. on other occasions, there is a burning rubber smells and power is loss as well. this is not consistent and possible lost for 3 to 5 minutes, sometimes it happen shortly after i move off or after i have been driving for a while. your assistance please

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Sonny hi, you may have more than one fault here as the burning smell suggests an electrical fault (or binding brakes). For the power loss it may be one of the following - fuel filter choked, fuel pump faulty, air filter blocked or dirty, worn out spark plugs. Also, check that your battery is connected up properly and tightly, it could be something as simple as a poor battery terminal connection. Check the simple and easy things first, that is the battery, the binding brakes and the spark plugs. These cars don't usually go wrong,(if they have been properly serviced) and when they do it's usually something simple. Fraser Gray from Highland

This happened to my daughters k11 it was a binding brake steve from Cumbria

Submitted: 03/01/2015 16:12:27 | ID: 108830

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Nyasha, South Africa

Nissan X-Trail

I have a 2004 Nissan Xtrail had problems with Air Flow Sensor which i replaced and error light on dashboard was cleared but after that i have idling problems which happen here and there and the car won't start with a first kick, i have to crank it for two more times for it to start. Other articles i bumped into said i must change the crank and camshaft sensors not too sure if this is the problem because i have no error light on dashboard. Another question would be on CVT, how much fluid does a 2.5L engine take planning on changing it soon? And what other things do i need to look out for on a 2004 Model? Thanks

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ok what you have to do before you change anything put your car on machine to confirm whether the air flow is working in oder alfa chamwada from Kenya

ok what you have to do before you change anything put your car on machine to confirm whether the air flow is working in oder alfa chamwada from Kenya

Hi Alfa, thanks for the feedback but I did that already and yep the replacement air flow meter works perfectly. Further research has indicated that I do need to also change the cam and crank shaft sensors. Nyasha from South Africa

Submitted: 28/12/2014 21:41:21 | ID: 108557

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PRINCE, South Africa

Nissan X-Trail

Oil is not raising to the head in my Nissan X-Trail. The oil pressure is too low. What might be the problem?

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Hi I have a 2002 X trail 2.5 petrol automatic . Suddenly I only have gear 1 , 3 and reverse. Check the oil etc nothing wrong . When driving you can see the revs going up for the change of gears to happen nothing happens and then the revs drop again. I am driving around with it in town at the moment no problem but I want to have all 5 gears going forward and not just 2. I do have a scanner - how do I check if something is the matter with gearbox. Somebody said that the belts of gearbox is faulty( worn out ? ) Rina Steenkamp from South Africa

Hi I have a 2002 X trail 2.5 petrol automatic . Suddenly I only have gear 1 , 3 and reverse. Check the oil etc nothing wrong . When driving you can see the revs going up for the change of gears to happen nothing happens and then the revs drop again. I am driving around with it in town at the moment no problem but I want to have all 5 gears going forward and not just 2. I do have a scanner - how do I check if something is the matter with gearbox. Somebody said that the belts of gearbox is faulty( worn out ? ) Rina Steenkamp from South Africa

put your car on a machine and diagonise gearbox before doing anything alfa chamwada from Kenya

Submitted: 15/12/2014 14:46:54 | ID: 107940

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Jane, Australia

Nissan X-Trail

I had a Nissan X-trail TI 2002 model. Can the head gasket create damage to the timing belt? I had the head gasket recently done and after a month the car started running rough so I took it back to my mechanic and they stated that the head gasket they put in has not settled well and the coolant started weeping into cylinders 1 and 4. They also stated that my timing belt has been damaged. So they carried out repair under warranty and now after 1000km my timing belt is gone and needs replacement. When I went back again to them they stated that they did not replace the timing belt they only repaired it!

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waooooh! thats wonderful,cause there is no way you can repair any timing belt.it needs to be changed or it may damage your car valves alfa chamwada from Kenya

Submitted: 12/01/2015 04:44:28 | ID: 109394

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andy, Wiltshire

Nissan Terrano Ii

I cannot engage low range 4 wheel drive, lever goes into high range, then I`m unable to push 4wd gear lever down into neutral?

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Had same problem , go under and take off bottem of the rubber surrounding the plundger, lubricate with wd40 and engine oil , had to use a rubber hammer to push mine down , as it was Neva used it had got stuff and debree in side , get lubricating it and working it every 10 mins blow all of it out and start again should free off Ash from Suffolk

Had same problem , go under and take off bottem of the rubber surrounding the plundger, lubricate with wd40 and engine oil , had to use a rubber hammer to push mine down , as it was Neva used it had got stuff and debree in side , get lubricating it and working it every 10 mins blow all of it out and start again should free off Ash from Suffolk

Submitted: 07/01/2015 21:23:14 | ID: 109135

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Mrs irish, West Midlands

Nissan Micra

I was driving my car yesterday and braked at give way lines. The engine then lost all power and would not restart. The lights and radio are working and the breakdown man checked the battery and that seems fine. He also checked the oil and did not remark on that so I presume the oil level is also fine. I think I heard a crack noise earlier but I might have just gone over something.

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Hi,check the fusable link to the battery hasn't corroded.Quite common on these when they get old and have been parked outside most of their lives, The fusable link is attached to your battery and is easy to find.The symptoms you describe are typical of the fusable link failing. The battery itself can be fine while the link is not.Your lights etc will still work because they are on a different ,low tension circuit.The fusable link is part of your ignition circuit.If it fails,the engine will cut out just as you describe,and not restart. Essentially, battery- fusable link- ignition coils- spark plugs. Connected in that order. Fraser Gray from Highland

Submitted: 10/01/2015 11:27:26 | ID: 109278

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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

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

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ibrahim, Dorset

Nissan Terrano Ii

My clutch slips all of the time. If I need to replace the clutch how much will it cost me and whare is the nearest cheap garage near Dover? thank you

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Clutch is about £140 and labour depending on who does it around £400 . Cheapest will probably get you into trouble as its a fairly complex job , can't help you with Dover Nick from West Sussex

Submitted: 24/10/2014 00:05:20 | ID: 105036

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Steve franklin, Devon

Nissan Terrano Ii

Right hand dash lights not working even after changeing dash, does anybody know what's wrong, cheers Steve

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Mine neither , let me know if you find the answer Cheers Nick from West Sussex

Submitted: 01/11/2014 17:15:19 | ID: 105467

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Tori, New Zealand

Nissan Terrano Ii

Hi guys so just bought a terrano 1990 td27-t however when I go to drive it the revs don't go up past three grand it's like the turbos given up..... My partner is a petrol mechanic not a diseal but reckons it's the turbo or injector pump? If anyone could shed some light that would be Awesome! Fuel lines from tank have been checked and fuel filter replaced! Could it be the gauze filter?? Cheers Tori

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Not likely to be the turbo unless there is noticeable loss of power and big cloud of black smoke on hard acceleration . Worth checking the hoses for any splits however tiny a mist or smoke spray helps with this Probable cause is fuel delivery , injectors are good place to start , injector pump possible and measuring the pressure in the rail with diagnostic tool will help , aa or rac have good diagnostics these days just saying ! Nick from West Sussex

Submitted: 05/11/2014 00:23:51 | ID: 105688

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stanley, Nigeria

Nissan Terrano Ii

What is the cause of extreme gear stiffness in the morning when the engine is cold, but ones its warn everything works well. I drive terrano ll suv manual transmission 98 model.

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Most likeley the wrong oil in the gearbox Nick from West Sussex

Submitted: 17/11/2014 07:38:11 | ID: 106328

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stuart lorrimer, Portsmouth

Nissan Terrano Ii

Hi, my Nissan Terrano 2 won`t start? Can anybody tell me what the red light in the shape of a car with a key in it on the dash is? The car won`t turn over! Could it be to do with the immobilizer? Any help would be great. Thanks

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Stuart The flashing car on the dashboard is the immobiliser The only time I've had any kind of issue has been when an ecu has been changed then it has to go to nissan for coding . Nick from West Sussex

Stuart The flashing car on the dashboard is the immobiliser The only time I've had any kind of issue has been when an ecu has been changed then it has to go to nissan for coding . Nick from West Sussex

Submitted: 06/01/2015 13:11:53 | ID: 109028

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Mike, New Zealand

Nissan Terrano Ii

Hey everyone Ive got a 1992 Nissan Terrano VG30 V6 Manual that i'm having trouble with, any help with it would be great.. I parted in the garage yesterday afternoon. Went to start it today for the first time and it wouldn't start, sounded like a flat battery, so i tried again, it started but there was a lot of white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe, also water. There is no oil in the radiator, also there isn't any water in the oil - dipstick/under the cap. It seems to be running fine but its smoking like a train... I think it could be the head gasket? Any ideas would be great thanks.

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Sounds like it could be a perished/loose turbo hose? Rich from Dorset

Sounds like it could be a perished/loose turbo hose? Rich from Dorset

Submitted: 17/08/2014 10:11:11 | ID: 101624

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Erin, Australia

Nissan Qashqai

I have had my Qashqai (Australian ST model) for 2 months and have already had back to the dealership 3 times. First time the BCM wasn't shutting off which was draining my battery. Problem was fixed but a week later it wouldn't start again they replaced the battery but again a week later wouldn't start. Back to the dealership but they couldn't find anything wrong with it. 4 days after getting it back its not starting again. Considering they have no idea what's wrong with it, thought I'd try and find out what could be myself. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

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Hi Erin,I'm in Sydney Australia and I bought my brand new Qashai ST model in August 2014 and have had the exact same fault happen to me. I've had a drained battery three times when I've left my car for over 48hrs and the service centre can't find a fault.Regards, Carla Hatton Carla Hatton from Australia

I have had the same issue with my manual Qashqai since I have purchased it. Spent most of the time back at dealership. Feel free to email me as I am interested as to where you are from and what other info you have got. Im happy to share too Janelle from Australia

I have had the same issue with my manual Qashqai since I have purchased it. Spent most of the time back at dealership. Feel free to email me as I am interested as to where you are from and what other info you have got. Im happy to share too Janelle from Australia

Hi Janelle & Erin, how can I contact you please? My battery was finally replaced in November and that seemed to fix the issue until yesterday when the battery was again completely drained and the car wouldn't start. NRMA tech advised that the fault is "dangerous". Mine is a Qashqai ST auto. Fair Trading NSW have advised that under Australian Consumer Law I/we are entitled to a replacement or refund... Carla Hatton from Australia

Hi Janelle and Carla, Since the last issue I've had my car seems to be fixed and I feel like I finally have my new car. I've been told that it ended up being a programming fault, something that should have been done before my car was even shipped to Australia, maybe this could be the issues with both of yours as well?? Thank you for your comments!!! Erin from Australia

Hi Carla I have emailed you. Question for you Erin - I eventually had the reprogramming done as well as I was told programs that should have been there weren`t and they should have been there from factory. The issue does seem to be resolved, however after I picked the vehicle up I noticed daytime LED lights did not work when the car was started as it should. Took car back to the dealership and they did tests to find which setting needed to be selected to have this function work. When they enabled the setting, as advised from Nissan, they made sure all functions worked, however intermittent wipers did not work and when the setting for that was selected daytime LED lights didn`t work. So I am unable to have both daytime LED lights and intermittent wipers working at the same time. Are your daytime LED lights working properly? I also noticed after the reprogramming I seemed to have gained a function that I never had before - the vehicle now will automatically lock once I start driving and get over a certain speed. Is any of this the same for you? Janelle from Australia

Hi Janelle, Erin and Carla. I've had my Qashqai (in Brisbane) for a month now and the battery has already died twice since I've had it and they put a new battery in the car before I got it because the battery there had died as well (it was a demo model). Have you found any other resolutions other than the programming? I took mine back and they told me there were loose earth connections but that hasn't fixed the problem. It's a bit frustrating when you think a new car should stop the problems. Any advice would be awesome. Cheers Andrew from Australia

Submitted: 23/11/2014 03:05:08 | ID: 106684

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Elly Yarrow, Australia

Nissan X-Trail

I have a 2006 petrol, auto Nissan X-Trail TS. The digital odometer has decided to jump forwards the kilometer readings and 4,000 kilometers have just been added. Can you advise what the problem is and can it be fixed cheaply?

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Theoretically this shouldn't be possible..but we know that it just did happen. Nothing to do with electronics and computers is cheap to fix. The only thing I can suggest is to make a note every time this happens, and note down the size of the jump so you can explain it to the next owner.. The cost of the notebook and pen would be minimal. John Smith from New Zealand

We have the exact same problem, 2006 STS 2.5 litre. Odometer jumped from 65 768 to 69 xxx kilometres. Temperature reading erratic as well. Every niw and again it goes back to correct reading Dazza Australia from Australia

We have the exact same problem, 2006 STS 2.5 litre. Odometer jumped from 65,768 to 69 xxx kilometres. Temperature reading is erratic as well. Every now and again it goes back to the correct reading Dazza Australia from Australia

Submitted: 01/07/2014 10:13:28 | ID: 98788

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Kathleen Ashcroft, Lothians

Nissan Almera 2005

Big problem with the headlamp visiblity with my 05 Almera. Really dangerous to drive in the dark due to this. Should Nissan recall all affected vehicles?

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I have the same problem, I have found out that there was a recall for this problem. It is the headlamp over heating and melting the connections that is causing the lights to dim. I have called the Nissan office and they have said that the recall has finished but if I was to take it to a Nissan garage and let them have a look... and it turns out to be that problem then they can sort something - here is the number: 01923 899334. Tell them there was a recall for this problem and what are they going to do about it. Hope this helps and you get it sorted Rachael from England

I bought an 05 Almera S, 5 door hatchback in 2010 and found the headlights dangerous on dip. Quite sad as my recently scrapped X reg Almera lights had been good. They would have bolted straight on to the 05 by the looks of it. New type of dip beam on 05 model. Fitted Super Brilliance Halogen bulbs. Slightly better but still not safe. Checked all connections and fittings and found them to be OK. Checked the voltage and current at the connections for both dip beam bulbs and they were OK. Stumped! Researched on Google. Problem was the dip beam headlamp lens was cloudy. Tried a hair dryer to see if it was moisture. No it wasn’t. Headlight lens had degraded and I mean the LENS, INSIDE the unit, right next to the bulb when fitted, not the transparent plastic cover at the front of the headlight. Bought and fitted new headlamp units (Made In China) using all original connections, fittings and bulbs. Headlights were fine. Two years later lights still fine. Headlight units £180 for pair. Cost for a garage to fit about £50 I guess. If they decide to remove the front grills and bumper etc it may be higher. No headlight recall ever issued for my VIN number according to Nissan. If you are in the market for an 05 Almera drive it in the dark first. If lights are poor budget £200 for new ones. It may just be a cheap bulb that needs replacing but it may not be. Camchain sensor also went. £200 to replace. I have had 2 Almeras, second hand. Both were bought to be run until beyond economic repair (BER) and then scrapped. I like them but they are not bulletproof, not the ones I had. It annoys me when I see some review saying they are. I would neither condemn or recommend them Harry Maxwell from Scotland

Just a quick correction to Harry Maxwell's point about fitting the older, better headlights from the pre 2002 cars - unfortunately Nissan have moved some of the mountings so whilst they can be retro-fitted it is not a quick job for the faint hearted. Best bet on an Almera with the projector style headlights is go for one with front driving/fog lights - switch them on and forget about them as they will just turn on and off with your headlights. Not an ideal scenario but a shed load easier to see the road at night properly. doc v from North Yorkshire

Just a quick correction to Harry Maxwell's point about fitting the older, better headlights from the pre 2002 cars - unfortunately Nissan have moved some of the mountings so whilst they can be retro-fitted it is not a quick job for the faint hearted. Best bet on an Almera with the projector style headlights is go for one with front driving/fog lights - switch them on and forget about them as they will just turn on and off with your headlights. Not an ideal scenario but a shed load easier to see the road at night properly. doc v from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/11/2010 15:15:26 | ID: 79840

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Panos, Greece

Nissan Primastar 2007

Where is the battery located on my Nissan Primastar?

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The battery is located inside cabin under passenger feet Pep from England

I don't have a service manual. What cables do I disconnect from battery before I charge it up? Thanks. John from Surrey

I don't have a service manual. What cables do I disconnect from battery before I charge it up? Thanks. John from Surrey

Submitted: 07/09/2012 16:20:58 | ID: 82492

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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

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

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Gary, Merseyside

Nissan Qashqai

Please can anyone help my nissan connect system keeps asking to insert sd card and when I take out and put back in its fine for 2 minutes then it's asks again I would be gratefully for some advice

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Hi, the SD card is faulty and needs replacing - mine did the same. Replaced under warranty, but not cheap otherwise. Alan from Greater Manchester

Hi, the SD card is faulty and needs replacing; mine did the same. Replaced under warranty, but not cheap otherwise. Alan from Greater Manchester

My suggestion is to purchase a USB universal card reader. Back up your SD card to your pc. When your SD card goes faulty, simply buy a blank card and transfer your maps from the PC to the new blank card using the card reader. Max from South Africa

Submitted: 12/09/2014 22:23:13 | ID: 103025

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Bach, Denmark

Nissan Qashqai

How do I reset the airbag light on Qashqai J11 2014?

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Hi Bach, You need to take your vehicle to a Dealer and they will connect the Consult unit to your vehicle and reset the air bag warning light. Max from South Africa

Submitted: 21/09/2014 19:36:09 | ID: 103411

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