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chris, Cornwall

Nissan Micra

My cross member on my car is serioulsy rusted. is this a common fault. and is it easy to repair yourself or a expensive job. ive been quoted £35 for the part. any ideas.

Submitted: 27/07/2014 20:43:27 | ID: 100457

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Rose Strutt, Ireland

Nissan Micra

Hello there. I have a Nissan Micra Automatic, reg. 2000. It has just passed the Irish NCT, (UK equivelant MOT) Yesterday I put my foot on the brake, the car shot forward. I immediatly put my foot down again and the car stopped. I took the car up the road, all went well, then the same thing happened, the engine made an odd noise. Later, I took it down a steep hill, braked ten or so times and drove back two miles or so and the car was fine. any idea what is going on. Is the car safe to drive? Also the right hand window is stuck. I have had trouble with the electrics on this car - locking it and so on. I would be grateful of advice, as I live ten miles from the nearest garage. Yours, Rose Strutt.

Submitted: 19/07/2014 13:02:06 | ID: 99978

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Samantha, Plymouth

Nissan Micra

Hi. Just a bit of a shot in the dark but I was wondering if anyone could help me? My car has recently failed its MOT due to an imbalance on the back driver`s brake. We've had a look and it was a seized wheel cylinder and the shoes had worn and so were not pushing out properly. We've replaced both shoes and cylinder on both back brakes as we found the other side back wheel cylinder had seized too. Both of these have been bled (manually) and there seems to be no air in there, but whenever the foot brake is pushed both wheels are still turning. We're hoping the self adjusters will sort it out, as it has new shoes, but I'm doubtful. Any ideas? The car is a P reg Nissan Micra 1997. Many thanks

Submitted: 17/07/2014 00:44:01 | ID: 99829

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Pewter Channing, Lincolnshire

Nissan Micra

Can the lane change signal on my 2014 Nissan Micra 1.2 automatic be reset to flash only once instead of three times?

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How do I fit the main battery fuse? Jessy Ghambary from Greater London

Submitted: 11/07/2014 10:57:25 | ID: 99438

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Alice, Berkshire

Nissan Micra

Hi, I have a Nissan Micra 53 reg. I got a new radio fitted yesterday, and since then the screen above which has the date, time, trip comp etc has not been working. It appears a cable has been left disconnected. I rang Halfords, and asked them if I could bring it in to reconnect the cable, however the guy I spoke to told me the screen would get input from my old radio and that's why it no longer works. Is this the case? It doesn't make sense to me as I doubt it gets the trip comp details from the radio.

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He is wrong, I changed my own radio and it made no difference to the trip computer etc. Take it back and insist they correct it Tony from Leicestershire

Submitted: 06/07/2014 10:22:13 | ID: 99061

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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.

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

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Jamie, West Midlands

Nissan Micra

Went to start my car today and for some reason the PS light came on. There is also a "spanner" next to the mileage shown on the dash. The car will not start but merely sounds like it has a nasty cough and then cuts out. Also the Engine Management light comes on and the Oil light too. The car is a 10 plate and has done less than 10k in mileage - I haven`t even driven it myself as it was my aunty's car but she died so the car has been sitting for around 6 months, but it has been turned over regularly. As I say it just seems strange that this has happened all of a sudden as it always started before, come rain, sleet or snow. Any ideas or information would be brill, thank you

Submitted: 29/06/2014 18:27:28 | ID: 98688

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Frances Orchard, Southampton

Nissan Micra

When I press the brake the right indicator won't work. I bought indicator bulbs thinking this was what was needed but to find out it isn't. Any solutions please?

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Sounds like just a loose earth wire to the rear light cluster. Just check all the connections and clean as needed Tony from Leicestershire

Sounds like just a loose earth wire to the rear light cluster. Just check all the connections and clean as needed Tony from Leicestershire

Submitted: 29/06/2014 15:03:48 | ID: 98676

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catherine marland, Merseyside

Nissan Micra

Just bought this car three days ago. Can't get fuel lever to open fuel flap. No amount of pulling will do it. Any ideas?

Submitted: 29/06/2014 07:19:52 | ID: 98662

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Michelle mutch, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Micra

Hi, have now had Nissan micra 1.2 visual for couple weeks and after info on petrol gauge - my petrol dropped from 2 "squares" to showing had range of 39-54 miles left and then suddenly changed to ----------- flashing - does anyone know when I have -------- how many miles I may have left?? Thank you, Michelle gateshead

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I have a different model Micra completely, but manage 30 miles and still have never run out after the warning light comes on. Tony from Leicestershire

Submitted: 24/06/2014 22:18:19 | ID: 98400

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Justin, Ireland

Nissan Micra

When stopping suddenly or turning right, the car stalls. It seems as if there is no fuel getting through. After about 30 seconds the car starts again and drives normally. This happens regardless of how much fuel is in the tank. Not only annoying but dangerous as it can peter out halfway across the oncoming carriageway when turning right. Thanks

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Hi Justin, I had exactly the same issue - it took ages to find out what the problem was but it was the distributor, once that was replaced it was fine. Hope this helps. Christine from Bristol

Hi Justin, I had exactly the same issue - it took ages to find out what the problem was but it was the distributor, once that was replaced it was fine. Hope this helps. Christine from Bristol

Submitted: 19/06/2014 11:20:33 | ID: 98017

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Sarah, Hertfordshire

Nissan Micra

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help? Yesterday I went to put some windscreen wash in my Nissan Micra when I noticed a pipe was loose that is attached to the air filter housing. I just wanted to know if this is normal and how serious it could be and what I should do? I`m scared to drive my car right now because I don`t want it to get worse. If anyone could help that would be fantastic! Thanks, Sarah

Submitted: 16/06/2014 00:43:07 | ID: 97765

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george, Oxfordshire

Nissan Micra

nothing on my dash working speed fuel etc. then while driving on motorway lost power rac changed battery went but still no dash but seems the battery is draining changed the alternator but still no joy

Submitted: 14/06/2014 10:17:15 | ID: 97656

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Simone, Essex

Nissan Micra

Hi my car drives fine but don't drive in reverse it's a auto car any help thanks

Submitted: 11/06/2014 10:24:25 | ID: 97409

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Earlam, Lancashire

Nissan Micra

I have a 998cc T reg micra and none of the clocks are working ,they come on now and then want do I need to do to fix it

Submitted: 09/06/2014 20:12:09 | ID: 97307

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Mr. r tabin., Lancashire

Nissan Micra

Sir,I'm thinking of replacing with new shocks all round my micra,& to that end asking the mechanic to drop the suspension a couple of clicks (to improve handling) Is this adviseable or will this be a false economy.

Submitted: 05/06/2014 20:13:46 | ID: 97009

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Bavin Manzoni, South Africa

Nissan Micra

The left side head light stopped moving up or down if you move the adjuster inside the car what do i do?

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Lots of WD40 sprayed onto the moving bits may sort it for you Tony from Leicestershire

Submitted: 03/06/2014 17:11:41 | ID: 96816

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Lora, Kent

Nissan Micra

I have a Nissan micra k12 2003 model, yesterday I drove it out and on my way going back home, dud dingle the check engine comes on and the car started to move faster, and the engine began to shake. When I keep moving the check engine light starts to blink.. Can anyone tell me what the problem is?

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iv had the same i mean the thing i cleaned out the fuel filter under the back seat and it was really dirty and it has helped a little one thing don't let the car go low on fuel if i was you that was what my son done the on came the management light came on it still trys to go faster when you dont want it to but not as bad but when it warms up it goes down in power then when it feels like it it goes fater im going to change the throttle body as i heard it might help danny from County Down

iv had the same i mean the thing i cleaned out the fuel filter under the back seat and it was really dirty and it has helped a little one thing don't let the car go low on fuel if i was you that was what my son done the on came the management light came on it still trys to go faster when you dont want it to but not as bad but when it warms up it goes down in power then when it feels like it it goes fater im going to change the throttle body as i heard it might help danny from County Down

Submitted: 02/06/2014 00:19:07 | ID: 96686

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mervyn petch, Norfolk

Nissan Micra

HI have Nissan micra diesel I have fitted new glow plugs still willn.t start properly have to keep crank it over until it fires up any ideas what problem could be ???

Submitted: 29/05/2014 09:20:22 | ID: 96411

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amy butler, Ireland

Nissan Micra

Hi I just bought a nissan micra diesel 1.5 there is a blue temperature light coming up on the dashboard its not staying on its coming on and off is this something serious also the central locking keeps going on and off by itself

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Hi Amy, does the blue temp light only come on when you start the car in the mornings? Blue temp light on the Nissan's mean the engine is cold and has not yet reached operating temperature. You will notice after a short drive (well in SA terms in summer) the blue light goes off... Elandré from South Africa

the blue temputure liht comes on when the car is cold they all do that and after five min of driving it should go out if not its your temputer senser trust me try it danny from County Down

Submitted: 29/05/2014 09:16:10 | ID: 96410

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amy butler, Ireland

Nissan Micra

Hi I have a 1.5 nissan micra diesel I only bought it it has a blue temperature light coming on but it doesnt stay on is this something to worry about and another thing the central locking keeps going on and of by its self

Submitted: 29/05/2014 00:33:23 | ID: 96398

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Charlotte, South Yorkshire

Nissan Micra

Hi there just wondering what type of lightbulb I would need for my front headlights as one has gone out. Also my sunroof is leaking any advice on how to fix it please? Thanks

Submitted: 28/05/2014 10:32:27 | ID: 96324

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emma, Worcestershire

Nissan Micra

hi can any one help me , please , I have a Nissan micra 1.0e 2004 , it doesn't seem to have much power on the straight but when I go up hills there's hardly any at all , I know its only a 1.0e , but it was alright before its only just started , if you can help me I would appreciate it , in anticipation thank you so much. emma.

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It might be your clutch, I had same problem and thats what it was. Ana Demonchaux from Greater London

Submitted: 26/05/2014 19:11:08 | ID: 96206

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Megan O'Brian, County Down

Nissan Micra

Hi the clutch on my nissan micra 1.0 1996 has recently become very heavy and now wont change gears at all, would anyonr have any idea what this may be, i have been told by a family friend that its not the clutch cable, any response or feedback would be greatly appreciated thanks.

Submitted: 25/05/2014 14:22:07 | ID: 96122

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emma odell, Hull

Nissan Micra

Hi u have noticed lately when driving my car it seems to rattle it sounds like something lose.

Submitted: 24/05/2014 20:10:50 | ID: 96084

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mostafa, South Africa

Nissan Micra

Please help please help .I have nissan micra .when I drive the car and want to touch the break the car switching off .

Submitted: 23/05/2014 14:45:25 | ID: 95995

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Richard, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Micra

When I hit about 10 miles the car goes into limp mode. I think anyway as I can't rev more than 2-2.5k revs in any gear. If I pull over, wait a few seconds I can turn off and restart and go another 5 mile or so. No engine management light comes on. I have had replaced the timing chain, the cam shaft and crankshaft sensors about 6 months ago. This problem has been happening in the last 2 weeks. Is there anything obvious I need to check for? Thank you.

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I have the same thing going on, fed up with it danny from County Down

Hi, check if there are any fault codes. You need someone with an obd 2 reader. I got one from ebay for under £20. This will then tell you what your fault is. Then look online to find what the code means. If you take it to a Nissan dealer they will charge you about £100 to do this keith from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 21/05/2014 17:55:28 | ID: 95863

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Sandeep, India

Nissan Micra

My car met with an accident and the keyless ignition switch including the steering lock was damaged, now i've bought a second hand ignition switch(the steering lock) from aftermarket but still its not working, so i am still confused regarding the starting of the engine, So, does the steering lock needs any kind of programming or what could the reason behind the fault? And can it be manually corrcted? or How can I replace the keyless ignition to a key ignition?

Submitted: 21/05/2014 05:37:49 | ID: 95824

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shirley russ, Cardiff

Nissan Micra

i have a micra initia 56 place showing a red flashing light with a key. please tell me what this warning is

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That light with a key symbol either flicks red if your central locking sensor is far from reach or flicks blue if its near. Shemiah Nyaude from Zimbabwe

That light with a key symbol either flicks red if your central locking sensor is far from reach or flicks blue if its near. Shemiah Nyaude from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 20/05/2014 13:13:34 | ID: 95771

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Christian, Greater Manchester

Nissan Micra

I have a 1999 nissan micra 1.0 insperation v registration and I need to know if it has ABS Thanks chris.

Submitted: 29/04/2014 04:16:25 | ID: 94860

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Rachel, Neath Port Talbot

Nissan Micra

Hello, I recently bought a second hand Micra 2007 Spirita and it's my first car so I need a little advise. The car has passed its MOT obviously, however the brakes need a lot of pressure applied to them before the car actually starts to stop. There is also a slight creaking sound when the brake pedal is pressed. I'm just wondering could this be an indication that there is a problem with my brakes? or is it just that this type of car does not have sensitive brakes. The car itself has only done 40,138 miles so I'm wondering if perhaps no major maintenance has ever been carried out on the brakes and only now performance is starting to deteriorate. I'd really appreciate some help, thank you.

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Sound like you need some new break fluid should be replaced every 4 years looses it compression over time plus if you pads are worn maybe fluid low ? Ou 2006 1.4 spirita nearly sends you through the windscreen best breaks I have ever had, they have massive calipers and 14 inch wheels will not fit over them ! Change the pads and discs plus fluid to be sure, ours has 37k and the breaks are like new? Best of luck Gavin from County Antrim

Sound like you need some new break fluid should be replaced every 4 years looses it compression over time plus if you pads are worn maybe fluid low ? Ou 2006 1.4 spirita nearly sends you through the windscreen best breaks I have ever had, they have massive calipers and 14 inch wheels will not fit over them ! Change the pads and discs plus fluid to be sure, ours has 37k and the breaks are like new? Best of luck Gavin from County Antrim

Submitted: 24/04/2014 20:23:59 | ID: 94664

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Anup Shrestha, Hampshire

Nissan Micra

How often should i change my car's engine oil? (After how many miles) and which is the best recommended engine oil for my car (Micra 1.2 Sports+ 2005)? Thanks

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From my experience change on every 8000km and use any 20-50w grade oil from any known company like castrol, shell or any that will the Ray from South Africa

From my experience change on every 8000km and use any 20-50w grade oil from any known company like castrol, shell or any that will the best. Ray from South Africa

Submitted: 22/04/2014 20:01:53 | ID: 94569

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john, West Midlands

Nissan Micra

the speaker on the drivers side door is vibrating,i need to take the door card off to investigate. can anyone tell me how to remove the door panel thanx

Submitted: 19/04/2014 11:54:05 | ID: 94438

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wilson king, Zimbabwe

Nissan Micra

Please help, just tried replacing a back numberplate light and a short circuit occured, the back right park light wont work bt tested it its ok and the whole heater , aircon , harzards pannel wont turn lights on bt all working. All the fuses are ok frm 2 pannels whch are 1 under the steering and th other in the bonnet, cld there be any other hidden fuse box?

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check the relay which also control the park which is located in the bonet. Drey from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 17/04/2014 12:55:19 | ID: 94362

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wilson king, Zimbabwe

Nissan Micra

Please help, just tried replacing a back numberplate light and a short circuit occured, the back right park light wont work bt tested it its ok and the whole heater , aircon , harzards pannel wont turn lights on bt all working. All the fuses are ok frm 2 pannels whch are 1 under the steering and th other in the bonnet, cld there be any other hidden fuse box?

Submitted: 17/04/2014 12:53:07 | ID: 94361

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leeta@hotmail.co.uk, Warwickshire

Nissan Micra

good morning i hope you can help my father has filled his car with petrol and ever since the fuel filler cap light is on constantly he has checked the cap and it is locked could ther be another reason why the light is staying on kind regards leeta

Submitted: 16/04/2014 11:38:56 | ID: 94308

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David, Scotland

Nissan Micra 2004

I have a Nissan Micra which does not start. I was wondering what the problem could be? The key is fine and I got it all checked out engine wise. Please can anyone help?

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have you checked the starter motor and if the reverse light fuse has popped it won't start jordan from Norfolk

have you checked the starter motor and if the reverse light fuse has popped it won't start jordan from Norfolk

Submitted: 07/04/2014 10:27:10 | ID: 93918

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Maureen Davies, Durham

Nissan Micra 2003

I recently had my Nissan Micra valeted and now the blowers, rear window heater and air con are not working. Two garages have looked at it to no avail. Any suggestions? (SE)

Submitted: 07/04/2014 08:31:32 | ID: 93695

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Vera Coda, England

Nissan Micra 2003

I have a hissing noise when driving my Nissan Micra if I use the brake and it stops for a few minutes. Why? (Automatic)

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It could be that the fan belt needs wd40. Charlie from West Midlands

Submitted: 01/04/2014 11:09:21 | ID: 93743

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Juana Lazaro, Buckinghamshire

Nissan Micra 2004

Hi. I was driving my Nissan Micra today and the ABS light came up and the steering wheel locked, so I had to stop the car in the middle of the road. Then I tried to switch the ignition on but it wouldn’t start. Please can someone help? Thanks.

Submitted: 01/04/2014 11:00:56 | ID: 93720

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