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Susan, West Yorkshire

Nissan Micra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sue, Lancashire

Nissan Micra

Car firstly looses power then kangaroos badly. I notice engine management light on now. Stopped for 1 hour then drove 7 miles @ 35 mph without problems. Just had new spark plugs and full service! Any help will be appreciated. Thanks sue.

Submitted: 15/01/2017 08:37:40 | ID: 138096

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linda, Lancashire

Nissan Micra

Mylightondashwontgooutanddiagnosticssaiditstodowiththekey.Myspacerdoesntworkonmylaptop. Anyideaswhatitcouldbeplease?

Submitted: 10/01/2017 20:16:17 | ID: 138010

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Mohammed, South Africa

Nissan Micra

Hi I have a 2003 Nissan micra the car use take hours to start up sometimes after two hours it use to start and run perfect. While cranking the engine the radiator fan use to come on without engine reaching temperature. I open the fuse box under the left head light and swiped relays around to check if relay was at fault now I have no management light on dash and car does not want to crank tested the starter its ok could it be the fuse box under the headlight that is damaged resulting in these problems cos now the moment I turn the ignition the radiator fans comes on. Please help.

Submitted: 29/12/2016 00:17:38 | ID: 137659

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steven, Brighton & Hove

Nissan Micra

I've got petrol gettin in to the water on my car what causes this problem

Submitted: 20/12/2016 13:26:58 | ID: 137481

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Bronwynn O'Brien, West Yorkshire

Nissan Micra

My wee micra's lights use to turn off when I locked the car, so I didn't have to remember to turn them off before getting out. Now, they don't turn off and it doesn't beep at me to tell me that I have left my lights on when I take my keep out...........what have I done?

Submitted: 15/12/2016 09:52:06 | ID: 137389

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john bailey, Warwickshire

Nissan Micra

Nissan micra 2014 special edition. As i drive off i get a shudder . ? O

Submitted: 14/12/2016 19:42:55 | ID: 137383

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Rosemary taylor, City of Glasgow

Nissan Micra

I don't know how to set the heater. I know about the windscreen defroster But cannot get heat from front and sides I must be pressing wrong things . My car has stereo radio with phone and buttons with auto and arrows up and down Other side has a symbol that looks like ? a booster but don't seem to get the heat I desire can you help I am 74 female and only had this car 4 months and not sure I did not get a handbook

Submitted: 23/11/2016 20:42:02 | ID: 136916

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Alison t, Lancashire

Nissan Micra

My micra (05) won't start, basically it's had the fuel pump checked, all airways and filters checked out and cleaned, new plugs, all wires and plugs checked for connection, and still won't start. Can anyone please give me ideas why? Any help is appreciated ??

Submitted: 13/11/2016 07:45:56 | ID: 136658

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Dash, South Ayrshire

Nissan Micra

hi my Nissan micro is burning battery fuse don`t want to start , what might be a problem

Submitted: 16/10/2016 23:14:16 | ID: 136012

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Wikus, South Africa

Nissan Micra

Car runs fine for a wile. Then it just dies. You have to lock it and unlock it again before it will start again. What can the problem ve?

Submitted: 06/10/2016 19:50:58 | ID: 135766

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Sarah, North Yorkshire

Nissan Micra

Hi, when the car gets warm it won't let me select any gears, it's fine when cold lovely and smooth, I've just had a new clutch fitted to the vehicle thinking this was the problem but unfortunately this hasn't cured it, I'd be great full for any suggestion. Regards Sarah

Submitted: 06/10/2016 17:30:58 | ID: 135758

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Adeleye James, Nigeria

Nissan Micra

Hi everyone.I lost 2005 nissan micra key,and i got another key(intelligent key) and programmed it to it, and after programmed the key i wasn't able to start the car till now,and i abserved on its dashboard a red light written steering lock.please what should i do to start the car?.thanks.

Submitted: 02/10/2016 23:21:06 | ID: 135671

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Chaudhry, Greater London

Nissan Micra

My micra 5 doors se key less 5doorse open and close perfect but when I press boot button which is on the boot all doors open even I can start car why?

Submitted: 01/10/2016 12:07:40 | ID: 135631

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Douglas poole, Essex

Nissan Micra

This is a2010 micra 1.2 a t between 20&25 mph the car. Vibrates through foot pedal to. Steering cause please

Submitted: 06/09/2016 20:01:17 | ID: 134974

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Donna, Hertfordshire

Nissan Micra

When breaking hard, or accelerating from a stop position hard, the handbrake light on the dashboard flashes on. Also occasionally when braking I get a grinding noise coming from the from, however there doesn't appear to be anything actually affecting the brakes as I still slow down/stop. This is intermittent and I find the harder I brake the less likely there will be a grinding noise. Any ideas what could be wrong? Thanks

Submitted: 17/08/2016 16:52:39 | ID: 134424

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Chaudhry, Bristol

Nissan Micra

My Nissan micro show maintanace reminder what that mean.

Submitted: 16/08/2016 21:56:22 | ID: 134410

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Abukar Mohamed, Greater London

Nissan Micra

does my nissan has AC

Submitted: 07/08/2016 17:44:07 | ID: 134179

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Sally, Essex

Nissan Micra

my automatic transmission fluid keeps disappearing but I have no leaks any ideas where it might be going ? hope you can help me

Submitted: 01/08/2016 12:22:17 | ID: 134025

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leoni, Gloucestershire

Nissan Micra

hi the battery has gone in my Nissan micra 54 plate XS 3dr in the key . if I replace the battery - does it need coding in order to unlock my car or can it just be replaced ?

Submitted: 14/07/2016 11:14:04 | ID: 133516

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brennan, Greater London

Nissan Micra

my indecaters have been giving some problems for the past 6 months now they gone compleatly to day, can i fix this myself

Submitted: 27/06/2016 16:28:25 | ID: 133040

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trulsan, Cyprus

Nissan Micra

i have nissan march 2013 . problem is , when i turn on air conditioning and start to run, engine sometimes start to misfire. and run slowly slowly. but sometimes is runing fast. if i dont use air conditioning there is no any poroblem. can you please help me. what can i do. thanks for yours help.

Submitted: 25/06/2016 22:05:48 | ID: 133002

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JOHANN DU PLESSIS, Dublin

Nissan Micra

My left hand parking light and left hand rear park light is dead any suggestions for why it is not working

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Sounds like your bulb circuit has had it Desmond from Blackpool

Submitted: 20/06/2016 13:00:30 | ID: 132823

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noel, Gloucestershire

Nissan Micra

when brake lights come on, dip lights flash, when main headlights are switched on, brake lights stay on, frustrating for me, confusing for drivers behind me, is this a fuse problem?

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My wife had the same issue and it turned out to be the break light bulb. After it was changed this started to happen. The wrong type of bulb was put in to replace the blown one. Have you changed any bulbs recently. Best way to prove it is to take bulbs out one at a time from the rear light unit until the issue stops, then swap the bulb for a new one. It's not a fuse issue. Howard Matthams from Essex

Submitted: 18/06/2016 22:04:34 | ID: 132779

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noel, Gloucestershire

Nissan Micra

car is Nissan micra s. when I use brakes. dip headlights flash, when I switch main headlights on, brake lights stay on, is this a fuse problem?

Submitted: 18/06/2016 21:45:58 | ID: 132777

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robin, Kent

Nissan Micra

How can I free off very stiff clutch , does it require a new cable or lubricating ?

Submitted: 14/06/2016 19:46:38 | ID: 132672

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Aqib, Greater London

Nissan Micra

Hi, I have a nissan micra 2006 c+c convertible. I had an accident and front bumper+grills+ radiator and bonnet got damaged. I am looking for a bumper+bonnet+grills. My question is that whether the 2003 model of nissan micra's bonnet compatible with my car? Also can you please guide me that where can I find the same colour bonnet and bumper. My car is blue. Your kind reply will br very much appreciated. Thank you.

Submitted: 07/06/2016 00:31:31 | ID: 132422

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Aletta, South Africa

Nissan Micra

The car is moving good and I have replace the new radiator but the fan does not kick and it does not overheating, what can be a problem and radio is no playing.

Submitted: 03/06/2016 08:17:59 | ID: 132318

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robin jameson, Lincolnshire

Nissan Micra

Hi can you tell me where the ecu is located thankyou

Submitted: 26/05/2016 15:07:45 | ID: 132054

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Ashley Crapp, Somerset

Nissan Micra

My Micra has a switch next to the steering wheel to turn the power steering on or off. It is connected to an electric motor which operates the pump. It is essentially is a bottle of power steering fluid attached to this pump that makes the power steering work. Recently the pump stopped working and upon inspection, it turns out the comutator is worn out (the car is 22 years old). I can't find anything about this any where online and I've never seen this type of system in another micra but I need to find a replacemement motor so I can get it through MOT, can anyone help me? Its a 1994 1.3 k11 5 door model. Many thanks.

Submitted: 23/05/2016 12:22:07 | ID: 131904

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John, City of Edinburgh

Nissan Micra

Is there a way to disable the beep when selecting reverse gear in the Micra Automatic Thanks

Submitted: 22/05/2016 18:17:18 | ID: 131888

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John, City of Edinburgh

Nissan Micra

Is there a way to disable the beep when selecting reverse gear on the Micra Automatic Thanks

Submitted: 22/05/2016 18:13:46 | ID: 131887

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Homer, West Midlands

Nissan Micra

Recently acquired used Visia,, where is temperature display ?

Submitted: 18/05/2016 10:22:14 | ID: 131650

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Ms deborah hargrove, Kent

Nissan Micra

Inside readers light ubove driver not working iv put new bulb in and nothing can anyone help . Nissan Micra 2004 L reg

Submitted: 17/05/2016 22:50:12 | ID: 131641

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Ms deborah hargrove, Kent

Nissan Micra

I have Nissan Micra 2004 L reg I can not see where you put power steering fluid please can anyone help

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As far as I know the K12 has electric steering NO FLUID Roland0 from Antrim

Submitted: 17/05/2016 22:47:26 | ID: 131640

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Yvonne, Greater London

Nissan Micra

Hi I have a 1998 Nissan micra vibe car which has been amazing the last 8 years. Only now the clutch is not letting me go into 2nd gear now and again. I pump the pedal and eventually it all works again....could it just be some clutch fluid is needed and if so is it the plastic largeish receptacle to the right of the battery? Any advice would help as I cannot afford to put it in the garage for diagnosis... Many thanks

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The clutch on these models is cable operated the cable adjustor is under battery moody from Surrey

Submitted: 17/05/2016 00:05:04 | ID: 131605

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jordan, Greater Manchester

Nissan Micra

what is the power steering fluid type for it because it needs changing

Submitted: 12/05/2016 13:54:21 | ID: 131442

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Ean Southgate, Bristol

Nissan Micra

Hi, I filled up with fuel and the gauge did not move after driving a few miles. I tapped the gauge glass and it started to move, so I guess it's the gauge that has stuck. Is there any way I can fix this myself ? Regards Evan

Submitted: 08/05/2016 08:48:32 | ID: 131292

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Monique, South Africa

Nissan Micra

HI There, My car is all of a sudden jerking a bit here and there when I am driving. Worries me a bit as I dont feel 100% safe in the car anymore (it loses a bit of power sometimes and then jerks) no matter what gear I am in? Does anyone know what this could be? Thanks, Monique!

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It could be the coil packs need replaced they are located in the engine below spark plugs Roland0 from County Antrim

I get this. My radiator has a slow leak. If the level gets too low you get this lurching and hardly any power. Solved by adding more water and antifreeze directly into radiator. Helen McLaren from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 06/05/2016 07:03:46 | ID: 131208

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mary, Essex

Nissan Micra

Hi, my car was running fine, then it just started to cut out when I slow down or stop, it starts ok, but won't tick over the revs go really low, but once I start it up again it drives as it normally does. Please help, I need the car because my mother is 90 and I'm her only carer, the garage said it was an engine belt and their quote was for more than the car is worth, I can't understand it, because it runs fine! Thank you Mary

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may need coil pack and new spark plugs Roland0 from County Antrim

Submitted: 05/05/2016 17:32:40 | ID: 131197

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