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I have a problem with my Nissan Micra 2004. When I turn on the car and it is cold the motor fan starts working and the blue light on the the dashboard is on. The overdrive light starts flashing when running, the vitesse hits when changing the gear level and the rpm stops working. When turning the car off it won`t turn on again. I went to an electrical technician and he changed the fuse in the box placed behind the left headlight but the problem wasn`t solved. Please can anybody tell me what the fault could be to help solve my problem? Thanks.
I also changed the battery but the problem was not solved. I noticed that when the problem occurs the check engine light won’t be on after turning the key on contact. Please can someone help me thanks ... Ghassan Mansour from Lebanon
Submitted: 15/05/2013 12:25:20 | ID: 19368
My Nissan Micra 1.4 2005 has 129,000 km’s currently. It started cutting out when idling, has mis-fired twice and is jerking whilst driving. I had a diagnostic test done whereby I was advised the problem is the throttle body, I took it to another garage who did another two diagnostic tests and this time it showed no errors at all. I have subsequently done a major service on the car yet am still experiencing the same problem. Please can anybody advise me?
Submitted: 07/05/2013 14:05:23 | ID: 19278
The boot of our Nissan Micra is locked. It sometimes releases whilst we are driving and a notice on the dashboard tells us that the tailgate is open. Yet once we have shut it again it stays locked. The battery is draining down if unused for a few days. We have only recently replaced the battery and the car has been regularly serviced by a Nissan dealer. We have now become very wary of putting anything in the boot, as we`re unsure whether we will be able to get it open again. Can anybody advise what might be wrong? (1.4 SVE)
Hi. I have recently had this problem, my battery was draining and had to have AA out 3 times to find out it’s a faulty boot lock, it costs approx 90 pounds for the part but varies in price for what lock on your car. My car was covered under warranty with garage - Victoria Greenslade from Caerphilly
Submitted: 25/04/2013 14:18:58 | ID: 19132
I have a Nissan Micra X reg automatic sports button which is not exerting that extra power anymore. It seems to hover over 60mph and strain so I don’t use it. Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you. (Automatic)
Submitted: 23/04/2013 14:03:10 | ID: 19097
My Nissan Micra`s driver`s side electric window has stopped working. I have dismantled the door panel and pulled the socket out along with all the 7-wires (oops). The problem is I don’t know now where the wires go to as there are no numbers on the connector to marry up with the Haynes manual diagram. Also the wire colouring is not the same as the manual. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 23/04/2013 11:03:09 | ID: 19091
My Nissan Micra is driving fine, ideal really. It`s just that at speed bumps or on corners it makes a clunk clunk noise, with a slight echo effect almost like a submarine. Any ideas? Cheers.
Submitted: 10/04/2013 12:24:44 | ID: 18928
Hi. Please can anyone help me with regards to my 2000 998 engine Nissan Micra? During the last few months it`s power is reducing dramatically. Going uphill is a struggle and an embarrassment for myself and cars behind me. There is no va va voom anymore in the engine and driving is an issue with the speed. As soon as I get to change to fourth gear I have to drop back down to third. There feels to be a dragging sensation with the car as if something is stopping it from going. I`ve had plugs changed and the air filter and I`ve used the redex treatment. Can anyone help me please? Thanks.
Submitted: 09/04/2013 11:29:23 | ID: 18912
My Nissan Micra went into gear fine yersterday afternoon when stopping at a traffic light, but when I wanted to pull off the car sounded like I was revving it but it did not move. I had to have it towed in. What can be wrong? (1.4)
Submitted: 04/04/2013 10:27:16 | ID: 18818
My Nissan Micra has been cutting out when I slow down or change to a lower gear. Normally I can just restart it, but it happened while I was driving 30mph in third gear on a roundabout and I’m nervous about driving it now. There is no warning, just revs drop and it starts slowing down. Any suggestions what the problem is?
Hi Laura. I have a 2004 Micra 1.2 S and experienced the same problem. Mine was cutting out at junctions and roundabouts - as you take your foot off of the accelerator and declutch right? Well I had mine serviced which made no difference. After doing some research I found that a common problem with the Micra is the Throttle Body. This sits between the air intake and the engine and acts as a kind of carburettor - mixing the fuel and air before entering the engine. Anyway had the throttle body changed, which contains the mass flow meter and sensors and the problem has gone, no stalling, smooth running and good performance. My problem now is that the diagnostic light is on and my fuel consumption is attrocious. Needs something else I think! Be aware though the throttle body solved my problem but this is not a cheap option - cost me around £350!! Do look also at engine coolant sensor and coil packs but I would lay money on it being the throttle body. Hope this helps! Derek Mansell from Norfolk
Submitted: 02/04/2013 09:20:36 | ID: 18744
The "Service Due" warning notice on the dash display of my Nissan Micra refuses to disappear. It has been regularly serviced but not by a Nissan agent. I would like to know the procedure for cancelling this unwanted and distracting display? (1.2 petrol)
Submitted: 21/03/2013 10:58:46 | ID: 18607
My Nissan Micra`s driver`s door rubber button has stopped working so I have to use the fob. Is it a fuse or how can I fix it? Also the intermittent windscreen wipers do not work or the automatic sensor. What should I do?
Submitted: 15/03/2013 09:48:15 | ID: 18537
Hi. My Nissan Micra 02 plate auto trans has been cutting out on hills and when I do an emergency stop. I have just had the fuel punp replaced but that hasn`t solved the problem. My brother-in law is a mechanic and has plugged the car in to diagnostics but no problems have occurred, but he did mention that the revs were ’searching’ (a mechanical term I think). Any help would be much appreciated as I need the car for work purposes. Does anyone have any suggestions please? Thank you. (automatic)
Submitted: 13/03/2013 11:40:15 | ID: 18483
I`m getting confused. I like the Nissan Micra but what is the difference between the 1.2 Spirita and the 1.2 Initia? I have been looking at the 1.2 XS as it has a little more than the standards but have no idea about the other two variations. Can anyone advise me please?
Submitted: 06/03/2013 09:38:45 | ID: 18384
My Nissan Micra`s front passenger seat won’t release easily to let passengers get into the back. I sense that the seat is not sitting squarely on the runners so the release mechanism is jamming. What can I do?
Submitted: 01/03/2013 10:50:07 | ID: 18308
My Nissan Micra`s windscreen wipers seem to turn on randomly and will not turn off. They do stop eventually, but for no apparent reason and they also seem to stop temporarily when I am stationary in traffic. Presumably this is an electrical issue? I am reluctant to take it to the Nissan dealer who want to charge me £65 just to diagnose the problem. Can anyone advise me what to do? Thanks for any assistance you can offer.
Submitted: 22/02/2013 12:53:51 | ID: 18209
Hi. I have a problem with my 2004 Nissan Micra`s power steering light on the dashboard. I took it to the garage who said change the whole power steering column. I changed it with a used power steering column but two days later the light has come back again. I don’t know what`s going on or what I can do now. Please can anybody advise me?
It is your Power Steering Motor. You could either have the fault code cleared and see if the problem returns. If so then you need to replace power steering motor. Cost around £70 - £100 from scrapyard - Jav from Yorkshire
Submitted: 21/02/2013 10:20:15 | ID: 18147
When I try to start my Nissan Micra first time, it won`t turn over and there is just a clicking sound, but after trying several times and waiting it finally starts. Could this be the starter motor? (Spirita)
I had that problem intermittently for no apparent reason. I changed the Battery to a High Powered one and so far is working fine. Look for a Battery with the HIGHEST "Cold Crank" number you can find!! Mike from Surrey
Could be a bad earth, corrosion likely. Check battery leads are tight and secure - Afi Aslam from England
Submitted: 14/02/2013 09:43:32 | ID: 18006
I bought a 2004 Nissan Micra and the battery goes flat overnight for no reason. I called a mechanic, changed the battery for brand new and it happened again three weeks later. I called a mechanic again, he charged it and could find no reason for the battery to drain. Is there a fault with my immobiliser or radio which may be doing this? I know some cars have faults which only happen to that model. Does the Micra have one?
I had the same problem and turned out to be the light in my boot. AA man removed it and hey presto, end of problem. It could be this - Jan Nayler from England
I had the same problem from time to time as well. I then looked for a New Battery with the Highest "Cold Crank" number I could find and that, so far, has fixed the problem. That was 3 months ago and not even once has it NOT started. Time will tell if that is "the" fix - Mike from Surrey
Submitted: 11/02/2013 14:02:44 | ID: 17944
I bought my Nissan Micra in October 2012. It has done 30,000 miles. Twice in the past 6 weeks the engine has been completely empty of oil and black smoke is coming out. I bought it from a garage and it had 2 previous owners. Does anyone think it has been clocked by the previous owners?
Did you find out what was wrong with your car? I have the same problem my car, has only done 44 thousand miles and is drinking oil - Zoe England from England
Black smoke is rich mixture too much petrol or is it diesel? White smoke is oil burning if a sensor is giving wrong reading it will not do it any good. Get someone to scan it and check for coolant temp and air intake temp. If they are miles out change the sensors - Anthony Ward from England
Submitted: 07/02/2013 14:12:22 | ID: 17889
My Nissan Micra has a headlights problem. I was driving during the daytime and thought I heard a slight "sizzling" sound, but thought nothing more of it (it may be nothing to do with problem). Later when I came to drive home in the evening I found that only one headlight worked, (driver`s side) and neither of the parking lights (first notch on the stalk). I changed the bulbs and still find I have the same problem. I checked the fuses under the bonnet but all seems okay. Are there any other fuses it could be? I couldn`t quite work out if maybe there are some fuses that are relevant in the box under the steering wheel to the right side? So in short I only have one main beam on the driver`s side and the rest don`t work. Can anyone help me? (1.0 16v)
Sounds like light swich gone wrong, common fault - Anthony Ward from England
@Anthony Ward Here’s what happened to me, so people can learn from my "mistakes". All of sudden I found that I ONLY had 1 main beam and NO dip beams. All other lights worked fine. So, I assumed, wrongly, it was the bulbs and went got 2 bulbs and replaced them. Was quite fiddly job. That did NOT fix problem. I then found the FUSE BOX near to the battery and under the bonnet!!!. 1 of the 2 connectors, on 1 of the fuses, in that fuse box was half length other one was. So I replaced that fuse with new one. Still did NOT fix problem. So I bought a column switch (the one on the steering wheel switches lights on) . Fitted it but that did NOT work. THEN I checked the way I had REconnected the socket at the back of one of the headlights after I changed the bulb. I THEN found I had NOT fitted it back correctly and it FIXED (yippee) the problem! So long and short, all along the problem had been the FUSE in the Fuse Box that is near to the Battery Under the Bonnet!! I now have the Column Switch listed on Ebay in case anyone needs one!! Mike from Surrey
Submitted: 04/02/2013 12:08:55 | ID: 17819
My Nissan Micra keeps sticking in third gear when starting cold. After half an hour I have to switch the engine off and restart, then it will drive normally. If I drive in third gear it will stay in this gear unless the car is warmed up and I have to switch off and then restart. Is this an electrical problem? Any suggestions?
Submitted: 22/01/2013 09:38:06 | ID: 17539
My 2004 Nissan Micra 1.2 automatic`s abs light has come on and the speedo has stopped working. I have had it plugged in to a diagnostic machine and the fault was can bus comms error? All the wheel speed sensors were tested and working as they should. Any ideas? (1.2 auto)
Submitted: 21/01/2013 15:21:04 | ID: 17500
I have been driving a 1996 Nissan March for the past 16 months and it`s due for a National Car Test (roadworthiness test). Any time I press the brake, even when the engine is off, the front and back lights come on. I thought it was not an issue as the car still drives great. A mechanic pointed this out to me and said I should either have it checked out by an auto electrician or just send it for the test and see how it goes. Does anyone think it might fail the test if I do nothing about it? (Nissan March Automatic)
Hi, on a Micra, brake lights work with ignition on or off, in other words all the time your foot is on the brake pedal. The second part of the question, front lights come on when pressing brake pedal is caused by the wrong lamp (bulb) being fitted as a brake lamp. A single type lamp has been fitted eg 21 watt. A stop and tail lamp should be fitted, eg,5w / 21 watt lamp. This lamp also has offset location pins on the side of the lamp, thanks - Phil Inge from England
I would say the problem could be an earthing fault. The brake lights are "live" on most Nissans when the ignition is switched off. Hope you get the problem sorted - Keith Derham from County Tyrone
Submitted: 14/01/2013 08:54:10 | ID: 17241
Hi there, I have a 1.2 Nissan Micra S and it`s seats are horribly uncomfortable. I do 500+ miles a week and am fed up of having continual backache. Are there any comfier seats that are a straight swop from other models? I know the facelift models have different seats but can’t find any information about what was actually changed and if they`re any better? (1.2 S)
Submitted: 10/01/2013 09:16:32 | ID: 17185
My Micra cranks but doesn’t start. Upon diagnostic being done it shows P0340: Camshaft Position Senso "A" Circuit (Bank 1 or Single Sensor). I put in genuine Nissan camshaft position sensor in it but no help. A mechanic also tried changing Crankshaft sensor, but that also went in vain. I press full gas pedal to start the car, but this is not usual or good way. I will really appreciate if you could tell what could be the reason for problem. Thanks. (1.2)
My sister in law has a Nissan March that had same problem and she almost spent a grand with mechanics trying to fix and clear the check engine light. Upon further diagnosing we managed to rewire the engine coolant sensor and bingo... it starts in a single half crank... I mean tip start - Rukshar Khan from Fiji
I’m afraid it is the timing chain; it stretches over time causing the timing to go out. Not a easy fix, common problem on k12 Micras - Afi Aslam from England
Submitted: 08/01/2013 09:49:27 | ID: 17052
My Nissan Micra`s handbrake warning sound stays on all the time except when the car is not moving. This continual beeping is driving me crazy. I was wondering if anyone knows why this is happening?
Submitted: 08/01/2013 08:43:50 | ID: 17026
My Nissan Micra drives perfectly if my headlights are not on. If I turn them on there is a sudden change of speed. It feels like the engine is struggling to pick up. I need help to figure it out what is causing the this problem. Thanks in advance.
Have you tried checking the fuses? Or even changing the lamps? Gilbert Osei from Italy
This problem sounds like an earthing problem, similar to the question below. Hope you get it sorted - Keith Derham from Northern Ireland
Submitted: 07/01/2013 14:06:41 | ID: 16953
How do I get it to open up my Nissan Micra`s underbonnet fuse box for the head lights.? Do I have to take the whole thing off? I can`t get into fuses and am frightened in case I break it.
Yes, headlights and front bumper lol - Andy Hornyak from England
Left headlamp completely off, also take the grille off the left hand side and remove the indicator. If you have hands/arms that aren’t too big, and you have a decent socket, you won’t have to take the whole bumper off, just reach up around to the other side of the headlight and find the bolt with your fingers, then remove it - Jay from New Zealand
Submitted: 07/01/2013 12:12:38 | ID: 16933
I have a great little Nissan Micra that I have owned for six months. Today I went to put down the 60/40 split rear seats and whilst the 40 went down easily the 60 lever is jammed and will not budge. Has anyone else had this problem and is there a simple solution that will avoid a visit to a dealer? (1.2 Acenta)
Submitted: 07/01/2013 11:53:11 | ID: 16923
I have just bought this Nissan Micra and driven it home. The engine temperature is normal and outer fans blow hot air when the heater is on, but the middle fans are blowing cold air only. I have read that they are designed this way but am worried in case it`s a head gasket problem. Any advice? (celebration)
Submitted: 04/01/2013 12:39:35 | ID: 16879
My car is a Nissan Micra 1.3 Auto 1994 5 Doors. It has started to leak just under the dash board, above the foot well, on both sides. I`ve changed the windscreen seal and sealed the sunroof. All the door seals are in good order. It’s doing my head in. Every time it rains the foot wells are full of water. Any ideas?
Hi if it’s like my 1996 k11 Micra, if you open the bonnet you will find each side by where the hinges are there are water drainage passage ways. It has not happend to me but I have read about these getting blocked with leaves and soaking the footwells so I would have a look and see if these are clear - Eric from England
Submitted: 03/01/2013 15:24:18 | ID: 16778
My Nissan Micra is in a local garage having had the steering column and motor replaced (a common problem I understand). The garage have just phoned me to say the car is ready for collection apart from the rev counter not working correctly! I told them I’d never previously had a problem with it, they told me they don’t believe it’s anything they could have done as they didn’t work anywhere near the rev counter. Any suggestions as to what it could be? Cheers. (1.2 5 door)
Submitted: 14/12/2012 09:32:51 | ID: 16442
My Nissan Micra`s fan is stuck on. I think I need a new air con rad? What is an up rated intercooler? Is this expensive to fix? (CDi)
Submitted: 06/12/2012 09:56:42 | ID: 16120
Last night my husband started up my Nissan Micra and put some anti freeze in and let the car run for a while. When I went out to start the car, absolutely nothing! It won’t turn over. Nothing was left on last night so I don`t think it is the battery. My little car always used to start whenever I got in but now it won’t so what could have happened by putting anti freeze in? Any help/guidance gratefully received! Thank you.
Check for corroded fuses connected to the battery positive terminal. Very common issue - Drew from England
Submitted: 30/11/2012 12:50:10 | ID: 15966
I have a problem where my Nissan Micra`s fan belt keeps snapping. I took it to the garage and they have replaced it 4 times in a month.. They cannot see why it keeps happening, they had another Micra at the garage so looked at that one and it was exactly the same as mine. They thought it might have been the tensioner but that looks fine! Before it snaps it starts making a ticking noise for a bit then it snaps and the battery light comes on. Can anyone think of anything that might be causing this?
Possible bent pulley, hard to spot. Change it and you will be happy again - Afi Aslam from England
Sounds like your alternator bearing(s) are seizing/shot causing the belt to snap - K D from Lancashire
Submitted: 29/11/2012 15:52:22 | ID: 15924
I fitted a new clutch plate and cover plus bearing to my Nissan Micra, put it all back together but now cannot engage the gears. What`s wrong?
You may not have not aligned the clutch plates properly (most likely) - jlo jluyh from England
Submitted: 26/11/2012 12:31:04 | ID: 15756
We bought a secondhand Nissan Micrain in April 2012 and to date the boot has been playing up with clicking noises, even when I am driving the boot opens and unlocks itself. Just today when I opened the boot it would not close again, therefore we have it unlocked in the driveway. The other doors are locked when you try to lock it with the key. Any suggestions on what we can do to fix this problem please.? (1.2)
The cause of your problem is ingress of water into the rear lock switch. If you have any practical skills the lock assy can be removed, the switch dismantled and carefully dried with a hair drier. When you reasembleuse a sealer, bath sealer will do providing it’s the waterproof variety - Bob Maple from England
Submitted: 26/11/2012 10:15:35 | ID: 15711
My Nissan Micra`s ps light came on the other day and the steering went stiff but it corrected itself. It has done the same again today but the ps light has stayed on and the steering has remained stiff. Any ideas? Thanks. (Auto)
The same problem happened to my Micra (2003 3 door), one day it went off then another day it came on and didn’t go off, had to get a new steering column, luckily the car was still under warranty. Common problem apparently - Sophie from England
Submitted: 19/11/2012 10:39:30 | ID: 15486
I’ve just changed the headlamp bulbs on my wife`s Nissan Micra and now the headlamp alignment is miles out! I don’t know how I’ve managed to do this by just replacing bulbs with the headlamps in situ. Can anyone help please?
Hi, you have got the bulb in the wrong way or not seated correctly, this will ruin the alignment - Rob Brown from England
Submitted: 19/11/2012 10:22:06 | ID: 15478
My Nissan Micra (2000) does not go up hills on cold early mornings, just after I have started the engine. It does go up hills fine at any other time of the day. Does anyone know why?
Submitted: 19/11/2012 10:12:02 | ID: 15474
My Nissan Micra has started to lose oil, but it only does it occassionally. It will leave a large oil stain then nothing for a a week or so, then it’ll drop another large stain. Why does it leak sometimes?
Submitted: 19/11/2012 09:27:47 | ID: 15455
My Nissan Micra`s engine is making a slight rattly noise when the engine is turned on and the car is stationary, is this something to worry about? (SR 1.6)
It could be your heat deflector on the front box of your exaust system? Cause that sounds like the problem I had so I fixed it by using 2 jubilee clips... problem solved... hope that is some help? Simon from England
Submitted: 16/11/2012 14:03:06 | ID: 15446
My Nissan Micra`s engine management light came on and stays lit at all times. Is this an urgent thing to address to a garage? It seems that the fuel consumption is quite high (about 38 miles/gallon ) and it`s losing power when going uphill. What could be the cause of this? I`ve had this car since last September and only started driving it about a month ago. How much should I worry about this management light? I have no clue about mechanics. Can anyone please help? Thank you. (automatic)
I have exactly the same problem with my Micra. My fuel consumption is very high too and the power is low. I feel like there is no oomph to the engine. I have had another one before and it was nothing like this!! I also hope it is not a massive problem too! Sara Billows from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 15/11/2012 12:55:15 | ID: 15410
I have an 05 Nissan Micra. Urbis. I have had it now for 5 months and it`s my first car. Does anyone know how many brake lights should come on the back left with the headlights on? Thanks. (Urbis)
Submitted: 15/11/2012 11:05:29 | ID: 15386
What is a reasonable labour time and price to fit an alternator belt, radiator and water pump with new belt to my Nissan Micra? I’ve been quoted a total of £297 inc. vat for the whole job. (Celebration)
Submitted: 12/11/2012 16:23:11 | ID: 15314
I have a Nissan Micra and I had to change the engine, but the engine I bought won`t start because the mechanic said that the brainbox of my car had entered a code that is making it not start. I remembered I entered a pool of water sometime ago and they said that is the cause of the brainbox problem. They have changed the brainbox with different ones but it still won`t start. Please what should I do?
Submitted: 06/11/2012 12:02:14 | ID: 15114
I have a problem with my Nissan Micra. For the past 3/4 weeks it started with the car just cutting out, now it`s not only cutting out but the car pulls back and the rev fluctuates a great deal. Also when I put my foot on the clutch there`s nothing, when I take my foot off the clutch it rattles like mad. Mine is an M reg 16 value twin cam. We have put new sparks in and used redx to clean the system. My other half has tried everything and now we don’t know what else to do. Can anyone help?
My Micra is an 02 and also does this. I took it to the garage last year when it first started doing this and they couldn’t find anything wrong with it so they just reset something or other and it was fine up until the weather got colder and now it’s started doing it again! I’d appreciate some help on this too! Lindsey Brown from England
I think the cutting out problem on junctions in early k11 Micra is more than likely the throttle body which is a common issue on these models. A second hand throttle body would cost about 40-50. However I would suggest getting it checked by someone who knows about Nissan - A Baba from England
Submitted: 05/11/2012 10:16:49 | ID: 15021
How do I know if the passenger air bag in my Nissan Micra is on? I have never touched it but would like to know if it is on or off when you first buy the car?
The passenger airbag is on unless you turn it off with the key, at the switch located on the passenger side dash. There is a light on the instrument cluster that indicates that the airbag has been turned off - Alexander van Wyk from South Africa
Submitted: 02/11/2012 15:48:45 | ID: 14998
My Nissan Micra has 2 digital clocks, one on the r/h side of the driver, the other on the l/h side showing on the media screen. When it’s time to adjust the clocks, I can follow the instructions to change the one on the r/h side via the "menu", but I have no idea how to adjust the one on the media screen in front of the passenger seat. Any ideas?
Submitted: 01/11/2012 09:19:45 | ID: 14892
I own a Nissan Micra March 1993 petrol and need to drain all fuel from the tank. How is this achieved? Thanks. (March)
Submitted: 30/10/2012 14:51:42 | ID: 14863
My Nissan Micra 2006 wouldn’t start so I got a push-start. The car seemed to accelerate/decelerate of it`s own accord and the steering was momentarily locked when turning a corner. Can these symptoms occur as the result of a dead or faulty battery?
Submitted: 30/10/2012 12:09:30 | ID: 14838
The windscreen wipers and headlights on my Nissan Micra stopped working, so the garage looked at the fusebox (had to remove the front bumper) and said that the box, which contained about 5 fuses, was corroded and needed replacing. The car was then fine and I did two very short journeys, but then the following day it wouldn’t start at all. The lights still come on so I’m guessing it`s not the battery. Someone said it could be the starter motor. What’s it likely to be and could this have been caused by what the garage did?
Submitted: 26/10/2012 09:09:46 | ID: 14783
I have a Japanese imported Nissan Micra k12. The Blaupunkt manufacturer`s radio cannot be tuned. Where is the aerial on this car? Is it the stick that is attached to the front bumper on the LHS? I just realised there is a crack at the base. Can anyone help me?
Submitted: 26/10/2012 09:07:37 | ID: 14782
I have a 2006 Nissan Micra. There was a (charge-free) precautionary safety recall some months ago - something to do with ignition / relay system. I arranged to have the relevant job done and had the required part(s) changed by a Nissan dealer. Recently while some distance from home, my Micra would not start - a clicking sound occurred that seemed to come from the glovebox area when trying to turn the engine. I got a push-start but then experienced difficulty on the way home - the car seemed to accelerate / decelerate of it`s own accord, but more seriously, the steering temporarily locked while I was turning a corner. The ABS light was continuously "on" on the dashboard. Luckily no accident occurred. I brought the car to the dealer who had carried out the "recall job" - he replaced the battery and said that that was the only problem. I’m a bit suspicious that the orignal job wasn’t carried out. My question is : can a dead or faulty battery cause the dangerous symptoms I experienced? On many previous occasions in my driving experience whenever I had to get a push-start due to battery problems, I never experienced similar problems as described above. Does anyone know the answer please?
Submitted: 25/10/2012 11:30:12 | ID: 14761
When my Nissan Micra`s engine is cold it turns over but has no power and I am unble to drive until it has warmed up. The engine stutters as if it is going to stall. When I press the accelerator it revs and smokes from the exhaust. What`s the problem?
Oxygen sensor or timing chain - Lloyd from England
Submitted: 25/10/2012 10:56:56 | ID: 14748
The cover over the spark plugs etc on my Nissan Micra has rusted into position and all efforts so far have failed to remove it. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 25/10/2012 10:42:49 | ID: 14746
How do I replace a positive battery fuse box on my Nissan Micra? The RAC removed the old one and taped the leads so I know I have to take that off first! He told me it was a case of two screws and a bolt to replace. Can anyone advise me?
Submitted: 25/10/2012 10:24:17 | ID: 14743
The key indicator light on the dash board of my Nissan Micra is glowing green after the engine has started. What does this indicate?
Hi, I had this. I changed the battery in the key fob and it has sorted the problem. My mum previously had this and went to Nissan who charged her £10 to do this, but we did it ourselves. You can buy the batteries on eBay or in local supermarkets - Clare Coveney from England
Submitted: 25/10/2012 10:16:38 | ID: 14740
I have a problem with my Nissan Micra and would appreciate any advice available. The speedometer needle has become very erratic/sluggish in registering the vehicle`s speed when accelerating and decelerating. Any suggestions please? (1.2S petrol)
Submitted: 25/10/2012 09:40:20 | ID: 14732
So my Nissan Micra is turning off when I stop, not all of the time, but usually when I can’t ease into a stop. By ease I mean slow right down for a good bit before fully stopping, I’m not speeding then doing emergency stops. It shudders when it does this and it’s like stalling in a manual car when you haven’t switched into first before stopping. Also, the check engine light and check oil light are lit up when this happens, but disappear when I restart the car. I’ve just had the car serviced yesterday (after which this all started) so the oil is fine and as far as I know, so’s the engine. There are also some strange noises, like taking a corner and the engine sounds really strained, well I think it’s the engine. I have no idea about cars, but it seems my mechanic, soon to be ex-mechanic, doesn’t either. I’m terrified to drive it. Please can anyone help? (Auto S)
Submitted: 25/10/2012 09:28:09 | ID: 14729
My Nissan Micra has started to chug recently so I had a service done but it is still the same. The problem seems to be intermittent so I am at a loss as to what is wrong. Can anyone please help? (1.2 petrol 06 plate)
Submitted: 25/10/2012 08:40:51 | ID: 14721
I have a 2007 Nissan Micra cdi. I rotated the front and rear tyres on the right hand side of the car one afternoon. On my way home on the highway the handbrake and ABS warning lights illuminated. I have since tested and found the following conditions. The lights clear when I switch the ignition off and on, even with the car rolling. The error is not evident when driving in town, but only occurs when the speed goes above 110kph (every time). It then remains till I switch the ignition off and on again. If the lights aren’t on, the ABS works and when the lights are on it doesn’t work (tested on a wet road with hard braking). No work was done on the vehicle other than swopping the tyres around. Some people on this site suggest a faulty ABS unit, but why only at high speed and why such a specific speed? (1.5 dci)
Submitted: 22/10/2012 12:48:54 | ID: 14660
Hi all. I have a Nissan March/Micra K12. It does not run more than 40 km/ hour. I replaced the throttle body, got the wiring checked and the fuel pump but still this problem persists. Furthermore it responds very poorly in reverse gear, the engine makes a noise but it moves slowly. Can anyone guide me as to what I should do?
Submitted: 22/10/2012 10:15:19 | ID: 14622
I own a Nissan Micra March (2007) model. While driving I noticed every time I apply the brake a beeping sound is heard. When I let go of the brake it stops. It’s the same sound you get when you put the car into reverse. No warning lights are seen to indicate whether there is a problem. Does this suggest that it may be an early warning of the braking system? Urgent help is needed.
Submitted: 19/10/2012 08:56:21 | ID: 14573
The automatic gearbox of my Nissan Micra K12 has been replaced yesterday and I have noticed the ABS light is on. Sometimes the handbrake light is also indicating with the battery light. Please can anyone tell me the reason for this matter? Thanks.
Submitted: 18/10/2012 11:22:04 | ID: 14534
The heating in my Nissan Micra has gone off and will not work on any setting. What could the problem be?
Submitted: 18/10/2012 09:57:56 | ID: 14517
I recently bought a Nissan Micra SE 2000 Automatic from a garage and have been having speed issues. It just doesn’t want to go anywhere. Pulling out of side roads is a real problem, you put your foot right down and it hardly moves. On the motorway it struggles to get past 40 and when it does eventually go up it shoots off extremely fast. I also know the speedometer is not working properly, it doesn’t say the right speed. I can be doing about 30-40 and it reads 70. I have taken it back to the garage where I bought it but they are not interested. I have also had other people drive it and they have said the same, so any solutions would be appreciated. Can anyone help? Many thanks. (SE)
Hi Lucy, my wife’s 200 k11 Micra was just the same. We had a diagnostic guy out, there was no engine management light on and it was not showing any faults but he said it was showing a short on the air mass flow meter. Bought one on ebay new for £15 put it on and it as never run as well. Get someone to remove the air fillter box, you will then be looking at looks like the carburetta, it’s not it’s the choke body on the left side as you look at it there is a plug remove the plug you will then have obtain a five point anti tamper star bit the normal star bits will not do as they have six points also on ebay for about £10 a set. Remove the unit, it looks a bit like a large computor dongal, replace it and should be ok, it worked for us hopefully for yours cheers. ps let us know how you do with it firstname.lastname@example.org - Philip Evans from Yorkshire
Submitted: 15/10/2012 14:44:42 | ID: 14449
Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help? I have a problem with my Nissan Micra`s high beam lights. The icon on my dash board has stopped lighting up when you turn the lever to switch on (bulbs still work), but the icon still comes on when pulling the lever towards you to flash? It can’t be the bulb on dash board as it wouldnt work at all? Also I`m not really sure what lights to use at night - I only have two options, dipped which is too dull or main beam which is too bright? Sorry if I sound silly but this is only the second car I have owned and completly different to my first car. Can anyone help me?
Submitted: 15/10/2012 14:36:03 | ID: 14445
I can hear a rattling noise in low gear on the driver`s side of my Nissan Micra, then it goes away in higher gear. The side light on the driver`s side is also not working, could this be connected? Thank you. (Initia)
Submitted: 15/10/2012 12:50:06 | ID: 14429
Hi, I have noticed that the gears on my Nissan Micra are not changing properly. It started this morning and do I have to replace or repair the gearbox? Please reply to me. Many Thanks.
Submitted: 12/10/2012 10:45:45 | ID: 14361
My daughters Micra has a battery drain which flattens the battery over a day or so. I have put a multi-meter in line with the negative battery terminal, it reads a drain of 1.8 amps. I have tried disconnecting the power source to the the alternator as suggested by some but it makes no difference. I have pulled all the fuses and the only one that shows a drop in drain when removed is the immobiliser fuse, is this current drain normal & is there a solution if it is not? (E)
Submitted: 10/10/2012 15:24:33 | ID: 14246
Hi, just had front lower cross member replaced. Got it home fine, noticed my n/side headlamp is not working so I checked the relevant fuses, but they seem ok, then tried to start the car and the engine management symbol lights up, also the air bag symbol lights up for a few secs then goes out, but the eng man light stays on flashing and car won’t start. Can you please help?
Hi there, I also have Nissan Micra K12 2003 model. In 1 year I have replaced 2 new batteries. They kept draining. The car would be running as normal and when parked up, next day it would not start up. The only way I can get the car stared up would by using a booster or "jump start." This is tedious way to start my car. Anyway I queried about this problem: it is a manufacturing fault with 2003 K12 models. I am advised that I should take the car to a local Nissan dealer to have the BCM re-programmed on low voltage. I have booked the car in for this. It is 1/2 hour job and the cost will be £45 inc vat. I am hoping this will solve my battery drainage problem. Kind regards - Hope from England
Submitted: 08/10/2012 09:37:02 | ID: 14209
Last night when I started my Nissan Micra the handbrake light was on and the ABS light (handbrake was not on at this stage). They have stayed on. I checked the fluid level and it was fine. The lights are still on this morning when driving. Why could this be? (Automatic)
Submitted: 02/10/2012 14:13:46 | ID: 14139
My Nissan Micra`s hot exhaust red warning light came on during a high speed stall. The car is running well now and there are no stored engine fault codes, but the hot exhaust (hot cat?) light remains on. How do I reset this warning light? (1.3 L)
Submitted: 24/09/2012 09:09:04 | ID: 13877
My Nissan Micra`s power steering light came on and the power steering stopped working. Then after turning the car off, leaving it for a while and starting up again, the light was no longer on and the power steering worked again! Any ideas please?
Submitted: 24/09/2012 08:51:17 | ID: 13874
What size wheel and tyre fit my Nissan Micra?
4x100pcd - Madd Genie from South Africa
Submitted: 20/09/2012 09:45:41 | ID: 13779
I need a near side wing for my Nissan Micra. Can I use one from a 4 door Micra and what year`s can I get one from, will a 2007 fit or a 2010? I`m not sure what year will fit my car? (3 door)
Submitted: 20/09/2012 09:42:06 | ID: 13777
My Nissan Micra has an intelligent key ignition. I have been unable to start the car on and off over the last few weeks. I have changed the key fob batteries and the dealers can find no fault. Any suggestions? (1.4 automatic)
Hi, I had this not long after I bought mine, it would start ok first time but as soon as warmed up it wouldn’t restart. The button you turn would go extremely stiff and I had to resort to leaving the kids in the car at the supermarket whilst running in or else it wouldn’t start. Had to take it to main dealer to get ignition replaced, this cost about £350. It seemed to be worse when the weather was hot, not sure why though - Clare Coveney from England
Submitted: 17/09/2012 11:43:25 | ID: 13647
My radio/cd on my Nissan Micra 2003 does not work. Nothing happens when I press the power button, although I get power on the dash and on board computer. I have had the fuses checked and they are all fine. Any other suggestions?
Submitted: 17/09/2012 10:19:04 | ID: 13634
I am looking for a Nissan Micra k11 front passenger side seat belt. Can anyone help me locate one? Thank you.
Submitted: 13/09/2012 15:15:16 | ID: 13549
Whilst driving my Nissan Micra lost all power and electrics. Any ideas?
Hi there, I had the same problem in my Nissan. It has happened before. It’s the engine mass air flow sensor. You can get them put in any reputable garage for £80 plus about £40 labour. Hope this helps - Linda Wheeler from Kent
I had the same problem yesterday and the RAC say it is the Positive battery terminal fuse box which you will find sitting on the battery under the bonnet. The chap took it off and I could see green inside it caused by water, it seems they are not sealed and RAC say that it is a problem they have to deal with frequently. I have ordered a £54 unit from Nissan and will try to fix it myself as it is two screws and a bolt. I have no idea about cars myself so this is repeating what the RAC said and does not seem to be the same answer as a previous helper! F Draper from England
Submitted: 10/09/2012 17:09:53 | ID: 13414
When driving my Nissan Micra can suddenly lose power. It still runs but at a slow speed. What is the problem?
Submitted: 10/09/2012 16:31:25 | ID: 13407
When driving my Nissan Micra it can suddenly lose power. It still runs but at a slow speed. What is the problem?
Submitted: 10/09/2012 15:49:22 | ID: 13406
I have just bought an engine for my Nissan Micra. How much should it cost to fit? I`ve been quoted £500 worst case scenario?
Submitted: 06/09/2012 11:50:03 | ID: 13258
Can the immobiliser on my Nissan Micra be disconnected? The remote no longer disengages it and I have tried changing the batteries. (auto 1.0 16v)
Submitted: 06/09/2012 11:00:13 | ID: 13246
Why does the vent light in the dashboard of my Nissan Micra switch on when the car starts?
Submitted: 03/09/2012 16:54:51 | ID: 13178
Is 60 PSI correct for the space saver spare wheel on my Nissan Micra?
Submitted: 03/09/2012 14:25:36 | ID: 13138
My Nissan Micra`s rear window rubber trim is coming off and the bit joining the two ends of the trim is missing. Where can a replacement be bought and is it a do-it-yourself job? Thanks.
Submitted: 03/09/2012 12:28:30 | ID: 13130
The rubber band on the back window of my Nissan Micra is coming off. What can I do?
Submitted: 03/09/2012 10:25:34 | ID: 13098
Where can I buy 2 brand new seat bases/cushions for my 1998/2002 Nissan Micra? (face lift model)
Submitted: 31/08/2012 11:16:18 | ID: 13044
My TomTom charger does not work in my Nissan Micra 12V terminal - it doesn’t fit, or remain in place. I have asked for advice at Curry’s and at Halfords but without joy. What should I do?
Submitted: 31/08/2012 09:31:13 | ID: 13015
I have a manual 03 plate Nissan Micra and the gears are now becoming really hard to engage, especially the first and second. Why is this?
Submitted: 30/08/2012 15:11:15 | ID: 12977
My Nissan Micra 1.2 is hard to open with the key. I thought it was the battery but it seems to have life in the battery. It won’t start and the lights flash on the dashboard unless it`s jump started, then the abs light comes on. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 30/08/2012 15:06:12 | ID: 12975
My Nissan Micra takes too long to start. When I park it I have to rev it to heat it up because it keeps cutting off. Today it wouldn’t start at all. I took it for testing and was told it’s the sensors. What type of sensor does a Nissan March/Micra require and how much do they cost?
Submitted: 30/08/2012 12:00:23 | ID: 12937
My Nissan Micra is jerking when the revs are low or at low speed. Any ideas?
Submitted: 28/08/2012 15:17:44 | ID: 12867
How do I remove the inner door panel on the driver`s side of my Nissan Micra? (twister)
Submitted: 28/08/2012 14:04:59 | ID: 12855
My Nissan Micra k12 LHD`s interior fan is not not working at all. Any ideas?
Submitted: 28/08/2012 10:24:36 | ID: 12821
How much should it cost me to get a new water pump fitted in a garage in the UK for my Nissan Micra?
Submitted: 24/08/2012 11:53:24 | ID: 12759
When pulling the bonnet release lever in my Nissan Micra it is not releasing the bonnet at all. Can I remove the grill to get to the release on the bonnet itself? (W reg)
I had this problem. Try getting a friend to pull up the bonnet a little at the same time as you pull the inside lever. This should raise the bonnet enough to get hold of the outside lever and slide it along. After a few times of this coordinated action the problem resolved itself - Catherine from England
Submitted: 21/08/2012 14:58:18 | ID: 12674
The back of my Nissan Micra`s front passenger seat won’t release to let passengers get into the back. It seems as if the linkage has either broken or become disengaged. Can anybody advise how I get at the mechanisms to re-attach/replace the linkage?
Submitted: 21/08/2012 14:15:35 | ID: 12659
Where is the underseat wiring situated on my Nissan Micra? (vibe)
Submitted: 20/08/2012 11:22:05 | ID: 12532
Hi. I have a Nissan Micra and require a new wheel trim. What size do I need for the 1.5dci 3-door? I cannot find the information in the manual. (3 door 1.5dci)
Submitted: 16/08/2012 17:17:16 | ID: 12475
Where is the temperature gauge on a 2009 Nissan Micra? Is it a light display as there is no needle gauge.
Submitted: 16/08/2012 17:10:17 | ID: 12473
How do I replace the glass on the rear lights of my Nissan Micra?
Submitted: 31/07/2012 10:13:56 | ID: 12187
The inside of my Nissan Micra`s bonnet is not coloured at all. Is this normal? We were told it is but it’s not a great aesthetic look at all!
Submitted: 24/07/2012 17:08:45 | ID: 12051
I have carbon build up in my Nissan Micra and know I need a new back box for the exhaust. This is my first car but as I am a women I do not want to be over charged for something at a garage. I know it shouldn’t be that expensive to get one and have it fitted but would like to know the estimated price I should be charged for it. Could anyone please let me know?
Submitted: 24/07/2012 12:01:34 | ID: 11993
I have a Nissan Micra Celebration and the airbag light keeps flashing. It started after my dashboard got pulled out and the person fiddled around with the steering wheel (where I think he pulled out some wires in the wheel) but he put everything back after doing so. I have tried the key thing (turning it on to off) several times with no luck, the light is still flashing. Any other suggestions? Thanks.
Submitted: 13/07/2012 16:50:18 | ID: 11823
My Nissan Micra is working perfectly well but the ignition signal will not switch off and remains orange. Why is this? Will it be expensive to repair?
Submitted: 12/07/2012 15:08:21 | ID: 11803
My Nissan Micra`s automatic wipers operate when it is not raining. As soon as I turn on the ignition the wipers start. Any ideas?
I had this problem and spent time and money trying to find the answer. A Nissan dealer in Cambridgeshire told me that it was not an uncommon fault. They replaced the water pump (would you believe). Car as good as new. Cost about £90. Phyllis Murphy from Norfolk
Submitted: 12/07/2012 12:12:46 | ID: 11774
I have a 53 plate Nissan Micra automatic. The windscreen wipers have a mind of their own. Even though they are switched off they keep going, except when the right or left indicator switch is used. They stay off while the indicators are operating, then come on again when the indicators are turned off, but not always. They are usually worse in damp weather, but I can be driving along on a hot sunny day and they take a few swipes of their own accord. They work normally when actually turned on. Sometimes they come on and stay on for half an hour or more, other times they don’t do it at all. If I want them to do it to show someone they don’t do it, but then start doing it again at random. Any ideas?
I’ve had this problem with my Nissan Micra. I took it into Nissan and they told me it was water damage and that I needed a new Steering Column. They charged £350 but it seemed to fix the problem. The car seems to have several electrical problems so it may not have been water damage at all. The connections in the steering column were probably already faulty without any water damage - Anne from Lancashire
Submitted: 12/07/2012 10:55:46 | ID: 11753
I have problems with my Nissan Micra starting when the weather is hot, but no problems when it`s cold. Does anyone know why?
I had this with my intelligent ignition, had to take it to have whole ignition replaced was about £350. The knob you turn to start car was really stiff. It wasn’t too bad the first time you started it cold in the morning, but if you stopped at the shops or went out in hot weather it didn’t want to know. You don’t say if yours is keyless starting but if it is I hope this helps - Clare from England
Submitted: 09/07/2012 17:07:59 | ID: 11723
Do I take it that my Nissan Micra is fitted with a cam chain that lasts and does not need changing like a chaim-belt? (1.2 SE)
Your engine is chain driven so should not need replacing provided you regulary change your engine oil and filter, at least once a year. Use a good semi synthetic oil , 10w40 grade - John Richthoffen from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 09/07/2012 09:41:15 | ID: 11664
I have just purchased this used Nissan Micra and find that the steering is very stiff and hard compared to my previous VW Polo. Is there a reason for this?
It looks like your electronic power steering has gone. You should have red PS alarm on the display; if that is the case, you should try to contact your dealer to clear the code, or at the worst, replace the electronic motor that drives the steering at an aproximate cost of 600 euros - Agustin from Equatorial Guinea
Submitted: 03/07/2012 09:57:24 | ID: 11591
I am having trouble getting the engine mounts for my Nissan Micra. Is there any other car that uses the same mounting?
Yes, mostly the Micra and Renault Pulse is the same car. Try the Pulse parts you might get easily - Alpesh Pandey from India
Submitted: 02/07/2012 16:13:25 | ID: 11575
What mileage on my Nissan Micra should the first service be due?
Submitted: 02/07/2012 16:10:47 | ID: 11574
What is the difference between a Nissan Initia and a Nissan Spirita?
Submitted: 02/07/2012 14:20:47 | ID: 11554
My Nissan Micra has two problems with the keyless ignition. Firstly, the car often won’t start at all, the brake pedal feels very hard and it often takes 10-20 minutes to resolve. Secondly, the red key dashboard light sometimes comes on while driving. I have tried changing the car battery and the one in the key fob with no difference. Any suggestions? (53 plate)
Submitted: 02/07/2012 10:02:03 | ID: 11522
While I was driving my Nissan Micra with three heavy friends inside at 30 mph suddenly smoke came through my dashboard, giving off a burning smell. Also there was water inside my radiator bottle. Before I noticed on a 15 mile journey heat was also coming through the vents on my dashboard. Can anyone suggest what I should do?
Submitted: 28/06/2012 14:41:34 | ID: 11475
Hi. My mum and stepdad recently bought me a secondhand Nissan Micra as my first car. I have just had it barely two weeks when I have a problem with the door button which has fallen off. The little rubber thing has gone missing. Is it worth me replacing and if so how much would it cost or would it be alright to leave as it is? I can still open and close the car without it, I’m just worried that if it gets rusty then I will be without a car.
Submitted: 25/06/2012 11:00:36 | ID: 11376
I am trying to find a car seat that will fit in the back of my Nissan Micra, but when I went to 3 different seat fitters they all told me that the main belt is too short and the clasp that the belt clicks into is too long. I was advised to buy a base, but they don’t fit either due to the clasp section being too long. I have phoned numerous garages as I have been advised by Britax to get my seat belts changed or altered, but noone has heard of this problem before. Is there anything I can do to resolve this? Thanks in advance.
I’m sure that you have sorted this by now, but just in case. I have a Nissan Celebration (2000), and had trouble finding a front facing car seat too, and was told it was something to do with where the seatbelts or the clasps are sited. I found a Mamas & Papas model which fitted well. I could not find an ISOfix seat that fitted despite the ISOfix attachments being in the car. However, I was looking 6 years or so ago, so things may have changed now. Good luck - Sarah from England
Submitted: 21/06/2012 11:24:18 | ID: 11306
My Nissan Micra does not start. It doesn`t give any spark from the spark leads. If I leave the car for an hour it will give one spark and then die out. What can I do about this problem?
Submitted: 18/06/2012 12:08:17 | ID: 11262
Why could my Nissan Micra have trouble starting?
Submitted: 18/06/2012 11:05:16 | ID: 11246
Hi. After my Nissan Micra had been parked for a week I came to start the car to find out that the gear box won`t respond to first or reverse gear. Only after a few attempts did I manage to reverse, but with a strange "bang" sound. From that point the car was okay until now. Any suggestions to what has caused this or has anyone had this experience?
Submitted: 18/06/2012 10:07:56 | ID: 11228
The reversing light on my Nissan Micra is not working. I have checked the bulb and it`s fine. I am a lady pensioner with an MOT coming up and want to have a little knowledge to hand. Can anyone tell me what it might be and how I could fix it?
Submitted: 18/06/2012 09:44:15 | ID: 11223
I bought a Nissan Micra from a Nissan dealership 2 months ago. I have been having problems with the boot not opening at all and then all of a sudden the boot will open automatically when I am driving or when I turn off the ignition. I am having a new boot switch fitted. I also had to get a new battery and was told that this could be because of the boot fault. Today I was driving and a high pitched continuous internal alarm started and kept going even when I got out of the car and locked the doors. It stopped after about 10 minutes. Is this to do with the same fault as my boot or something completely different?
My wife’s car had a similar problem. There seems to be a problem with the boot switch which intermittently opens and closes but when parked it drains the battery. Obviously when fully charged you won’t notice the problem, but if the car is left for a couple of days it will eventually drain the battery. I looked further into this and found that the switch is prone to condensation. By replacing it with the same switch from the dealer it will eventually cause the same problem. Mine too also had the high pitched alarm which I used to cancel via the internal lock /unlock door button but my battery soon died. There is a company that does an alternative switch based in Hyde called ’3D labelling systems limited’ if you want to check it out - Abbas from England.
Before you spend time and money check the wiring harness that connects the hatch to the body. There is a rubber sheath that allows the wires to pass into the rear hatch door in the top RH corner, the wires might be frayed inside this and causing a short, I had similar problems that went on for weeks, battery flat etc wipers acting weird, I popped the wires out and after stripping them back reconnecting and re-insulating all is fine - Terry from Lancashire
Terry from Lancashire is correct. Peel back the rubber sheath covering the wire harness that connects the hatchback to the body. Bet some of the wires are frayed. This is a very common problem on the Micra K12. Strip frayed ends, solder together, not simply twist and cover repair with heat shrink tubing. Don’t use tape as the wires may not sit in the ribber sheath neatly when you pull it back over wires/loom. I did this repair on my wife’s car when the boot packed up. There is also a problem with the boot release switch also on Micra K12 with water ingress - Steve Evans from Surrey
Submitted: 15/06/2012 09:41:15 | ID: 11201
My Nissan Micra`s interior light bulb has been replaced but is still not working. What should I do?
Submitted: 12/06/2012 10:08:33 | ID: 11144
louise from England has sent in a question on the Nissan Micra. interior light bulb replaced still not working. Variant: . Year Of Make: 2003
Submitted: 12/06/2012 10:07:14 | ID: 11143
Can anyone explain how to remove the front offside headlamp unit from my 2003 Nissan Micra? It looks to me that the whole front bumper has to be removed to gain access to the third locating bolt. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Yeah you are correct, take the bumper off and remove fixings in the wheel arch to gain access to two 10mm bolts, then unclip the vents above the bumper to bonnet scuttle. Undo the screws to either side of the valance/bumper. remove the bumper and you will see the remaining 10mm bolt for the light unit - Warren Phillips from England.
Submitted: 11/06/2012 12:26:10 | ID: 11116
Does a Nissan Micra Sport+ 06 plate have the same bodywork and the same suspension as a Micra Sport 03 plate?
Submitted: 11/06/2012 10:47:51 | ID: 11087
On my g/f 1996 Nissan Micra the radio says "secure" and I need it to say "code". How do I reset the radio?
Submitted: 07/06/2012 16:49:14 | ID: 11041
My 2003 Nissan Micra is causing me a headache. It only starts if I put the pedal to the floor. Even then if I miss a small window of opportunity it behaves as if I have flooded it and refuses to start for 10 minutes or sometimes a couple of hours, but it seems to be showing more tendencies towards overnight. When it does get going it`s so nippy. We had a diagnosis that indicated that we should change the cam shaft sensor and or the crank shaft sensor. This is weird because when the problem reoccurred it worked when we unplugged the crank shaft sensor and re plugged it and it started every time for a while, until we then changed the crank shaft sensor and this trick no longer worked. The diagnosis was not specific and gave 4 options. By process of elimination the next step was to check the wiring and then the ECU. I would hate to spend the money on costly electrics and then find that this was one of a common problem with Nissans which nobody knows why it occurs as I have discovered by reading reviews. Has anyone come across this problem with their Nissan?
Sort of... My 2004 Nissan Micra 1.2 sometimes does not start... I have to try a couple of times before it does start... I have noticed it happens when I first get in the car in the day. I haven’t noticed it happen after I have driven it until the next day or next time I get in it... The car also misfires... ?!?! :) Cas Gaf from England
Timing chain needs to be replaced - Lloyd from England
Submitted: 07/06/2012 12:04:03 | ID: 10959
I came to a junction in my Nissan Micra and engaged the clutch but it felt like something broke. The pedal goes to the floor but the clutch does not disengage and there is a bit of oil on the engine and the bonnet. Can anyone help? (S)
Submitted: 07/06/2012 11:50:12 | ID: 10952
My Nissan Micra`s air conditioning button works in my car. The blue light comes on but under the bonnet my air conditioning fan doesn’t go round. It has no gas in it at the moment but the fans work in the car. What could the problem be with the air conditioning fan not going round at all? If I got it regassed would it throw out cold air even if the fan doesn’t go round?
Submitted: 07/06/2012 10:17:05 | ID: 10917
How do I turn off the maintenance reminder that shows up every time I turn on the ignition of my Nissan Micra?
I had the engine light on my 2003 car I was told to get rid of it it would have to have a diagonostic test in order to locate the problem. Problem is this test costs apx £50 and it sometimes offers around 4 things it could be in code to the mechanic and then he/she looks up what it the code definition is. Ensure that whoever is conducting the test can reset the engine light. It will continue to show itself until the sensor or problem is fixed - Penelope Pitsop from England
Submitted: 29/05/2012 10:05:06 | ID: 10822
Does a Nissan Micra March have a timing chain or a timing belt?
Timing chain on both K11 and K12 - Ian M from Cheshire.
Submitted: 25/05/2012 09:45:50 | ID: 10735
When driving at speeds of 50-60 MPH my Nissan Micra starts to get hot over my feet and there is a ticking sound. Does anyone know why?
Submitted: 24/05/2012 11:17:53 | ID: 10706
I have a 2007 Nissan Micra SR 160 (1.6 petrol Manual) with the ABS and head brake warning lights on. I have been told that I need a new ABS unit but the part numbers I have been given from the old unit are not recognised when I look for them on the various spare parts sites. The part numbers I have been given are XXXXXXXXXX and 47660BC42A. Does anyone recognise these numbers? Where can I get them and are there alternatives, because I haven’t been able to source these specific part numbers myself? Many thanks. (1.6sr sport)
I had this problem for several months, my ABS light and handbrake lights were on and it would also affect my Speedometer which would stop working, not sure if yours is the same? I was told it was an ABS Sensor so I replaced it but it did not fix the problem. Then I was told it was the ABS Unit and got quoted £500. Needless to say I did not replace the unit, instead I went for a 3rd opinion and I took the car to an Auto Electrician and they fixed it straight away. It was the ABS Module Connectors, they were corroded. Maybe check about this before paying out for an ABS Unit - Liz from Cheshire
Check the connection plugs under the driver`s seat - Paul Read from Norfolk
Submitted: 14/05/2012 14:05:18 | ID: 10502
We have an intermittent fault with our Nissan Micra (S 06 1240cc petrol 3 door). After about 20 miles it starts to lose power. It feels like the car is slowing down and then speeding up again and the car will then slow to a stop, even though the engine is still revving. The AA ruled out the clutch and do not think it is the electrics as they checked it with their computer. The car was serviced and had an MOT in March, but this problem began at the start of April and again at the start of May. The garage cannot find what the problem is. Can anyone please help as the car is not reliable enough to use? (S 1240cc petrol 3 door)
I have had a similar problem but not quite as extreme as yours. It turned out to be a faulty throttle body - Frank from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)
After 4 garages had looked at the car we eventually put it into Arnold Clark in Livingston the Nissan dealership, They phoned us after about 3 hours and said the Rear O2 sensor was faulty which they replaced and we have had no problems with the car in the last 3 weeks. Hope this helps anyone with the same problem - Robert McKee from Scotland
Submitted: 11/05/2012 14:22:25 | ID: 10442
When I press my Nissan Micra`s accelerator, the car refuses to go more than 25 miles. It makes a sound when I press it to go further. The transmission selector level light sometimes comes on at night, then goes off. On three separate occasions I had to move the selector level to 2 for it to move, as it had refused to move in drive. Any suggestions please?
Submitted: 08/05/2012 16:39:23 | ID: 10343
My Nissan Micra`s battery is drained on an intermittent basis. When it has been recharged everything is okay for a time but then the problem reoccurs. Does anyone have any idea why this should be? (Keyless)
My 2003 Nissan Micra had the same problem several months ago. If I didn’t drive it for a day or so the battery would be totally dead when I next tried to start it up. Once it had been jump started it was fine and as long as I drove it everyday there wasn’t a problem. When I took the car in for a service the garage told me that the battery terminal had come loose so it wasn’t holding a charge, they fixed it and fingers crossed, it all seems okay again now. So it could be a loose battery terminal, just a suggestion - Bev from Cheshire
My wife’s car had a similar problem (also keyless). Are you having problems with your boot opening and closing by itself? There seems to be a problem with the boot switch which intermittently opens and closes but when parked, drains the battery. Obviously when fully charged you won’t notice the problem but if the car is left for a couple of days it will eventually drain the battery. I looked further into this and found that the switch is prone to condensation and replacing the faulty switch with another one from a dealer would eventually cause the same problem (approx £150 part and labour). There are solutions out there involving buying a waterproof switch from a local electronics shop but it depends how confident you are in replacing it - Abbas from England
Submitted: 24/04/2012 09:50:07 | ID: 10055
I have a 55 plate Nissan Micra and I am looking for some alloys for it. Does anyone know which other manufacturers’ wheels will be compatible with it? Thanks.
Submitted: 20/04/2012 09:56:30 | ID: 9957
My Nissan Micra`s factory fitted radio is not working. I have checked the fuse which is okay [10amp last fuse on r/h side of fuse box]. Are there any other things to look for? (1.2s 3dr petrol)
Submitted: 16/04/2012 12:47:49 | ID: 9859
My Nissan Micra seems to have an intermittent fault. The speedometer stops working and at the same time the abs and brake management lights come on. Eventually they go off and the speedometer starts working again. I took it to the garage and they couldn’t find a fault but now it`s happened again. I have only had the car a fortnight. Can anyone help please? (Acenta)
Hi Helen. I’m afraid I can’t answer your question but I can sympathise with you as my 2003 Nissan Micra is doing exactly the same thing and it’s been doing it for about 4 weeks now. I’ve had a local garage look at it and a mobile mechanic and no-one knows what it is. I’ve been told it will be a process of elimination and so far I’ve had 2 things replaced on the car including an ABS Sensor but nothing has worked yet!! It’s costing a lot of money and it’s frustrating! Apparantly even Nissan wouldn’t know what was wrong with it... great hey?!! Sorry I can’t help but if you do get to the bottom of it it would be great to hear what the problem might be! Fingers crossed someone out there might have an idea - Lizzy from Cheshire
Sounds like your dashboard unit is faulty. They are expensive but there are companies that repair them. You can’t put a replacement in easily as they are coded to the vehicle - Mark from England
Hi Helen, it’s Lizzy from Cheshire. I replied to your question a few months ago, just wanted to let you know I got to the bottom of the problem. I went to an Auto Electrician and they fixed it straight away, it was the ABS Module - problems with the connectors and corrosion. Cost in the region of £100 to fix. Hope this helps - Lizzy from Cheshire
Submitted: 13/04/2012 15:33:49 | ID: 9817
As I start my Nissan Micra up in the morning the revs become very low (500) and it starts to judder, basically it feels like it is going to stall. One day I was approaching a zebra crossing and stopped and it just stalled on me. Then again after shopping for 2 hours I came back to the car and started to drive it and approached a junction and it stalled again. Any ideas what the problem could be? Many thanks
Submitted: 12/04/2012 16:43:31 | ID: 9736
Hi. I have recently purchased a secondhand Nissan Micra S, 53 plate. With the spare wheel there is a plastic guard holding it in the boot. It says in the manual to twist anti-clockwise, and it will release the spare tyre. Do you need a tool to do this as I have tried twisting it and it won’t budge? The spare is underinflated and I need to pump it up before making a long journey. Cheers. (Auto S)
Submitted: 12/04/2012 15:25:10 | ID: 9714
How do I get to the fuel flap catch on my Nissan Micra to replace it? I pressed on it to make it function and it disappeared into the body work. Which panel do I remove to gain access to it and where does it run? (Initia)
Submitted: 12/04/2012 14:14:57 | ID: 9698
I removed my Nissan Micra`s two front seats when cleaning and then put them back in and now I have the airbag warning light flashing and need to know how to make it stop. Can anyone help? (Sx)
Submitted: 12/04/2012 12:52:38 | ID: 9690
Hi. I can’t set the clock on my new Nissan Micra. I can’t get it to flash in order to change the time. Anybody know what I’m doing wrong? (automatic)
Submitted: 12/04/2012 09:11:23 | ID: 9664
I have damaged the front wheel and trim of my Nissan Micra. Do I need to buy a new wheel and if so from where and approximately how much will it cost?(automatic)
Submitted: 10/04/2012 17:08:16 | ID: 9656
My Nissan Micra`s MOT is due soon. However, when I have my lights on in the car it`s not lighting up all of my dashboard. It`s not bulbs either but a full circuit board. Does anyone know approximately how much this will cost to fix or replace?
Submitted: 10/04/2012 15:59:00 | ID: 9632
I’ve just had three bulbs changed on my Nissan Micra (2003) - the front headlight, reverse light and number plate light. The car now has no power when the lights are on (it cannot get up hills and it accelerates very very slowly), but it drives fine when the lights are off. Any ideas what this might be? (SE)
I have the same problem after changing the bulbs. Maybe it has got something to do with the bulbs? - Abc from England
My guess is you’ve caused a short or bad earth. My car lost serious power when I turned on the right hand indicator to overtake. Traced fault to a bad earth at rear right hand light cluster - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 10/04/2012 15:43:38 | ID: 9630
My Nissan Micra convertible (2008 reg) has a leak on the driver`s side and water is gathering inside the seal at the door. Water does not seem to come in when it`s raining but seeps in following rainfall and drips into the car, soaking the driver’s seat. The seals have been replaced but it`s still happening. The garage keeps water testing and saying it’s not leaking, but I don’t think they can replicate rainfall that has been falling for hours. It seems like a drainage issue to me. Any ideas on what to do to fix the problem?
I have a Nissan Micra Convertible (58 reg) which has exactly the same problem. I bought it second hand last year and within 3 weeks it leaked in. I thas been back to the dealership on a number of occasions, the seals have been replaced and it made no difference. I thought the fault was more to do with the window not fitting tightly enough and told them this on the third occasion they had it back. They did something to the door and tightened it up, the door was difficult to open but the leak seemed to have gone. I returned the car in January this year to the dealer for its service and they must have done something to the door, as it was easier to open when i got it back. Needless to say the leak returned the next time we had persistent rain. As you say it doesn’t seem to leak in no matter how heavy the rain is if it only lasts for a short while, but if its persistent and lasts all day the seat is soaked. The car was back in yesterday to be looked at again and they said they have done something to the door to ensure the seal is tighter around the window so we will see if that works. Its definitely not the rubber seal on the roof though as mine has also been replaced and it made no difference whatsoever. I’d ask about tightening the door to make it more flush to the seal and see if that helps. Just hope it works this time!!! Denise Scott from Durham
Hi Pam but really a question for Denise - my niece recently bought a Micra convertible 2008 and is having a similar problem. I think the company she bought it from is in Framwellgate Moor - has the repair worked? As I would like to let my niece know as she is about to take it back to the company for further action - if you don’t mind me asking did you buy it privately or from supplier in the Durham area? I’m just trying to establish if it is a known problem and if you purchased it from the same company then they should already know how to sort out her car repair - hope this makes sense. Kind Regards - Joan Lawton from Northumberland
Submitted: 10/04/2012 15:06:35 | ID: 9615
Hi all. I have had a 2001 Nissan Micra 2001 for just over a year. When I bought it, it had just had an MOT and the Malfunction Indictaor light was on steady, but the MOT stated that the cause of this was not found and the car drove okay so I just left it. I have just had a full service and MOT done where I had a new throttle body fitted, oil change and the rest (windscreen wipers and two new front tyres). The malfunction indicator has been alternately flashing for short periods and then on steadily this week and in low gears the car is juddering - when it gets to about 25 mph the juddering seems to stop. After slowing down or stopping that seems to be when the malfunction indictor will be flashing for maybe 10 seconds and then it goes steady. Since it has turned back on it hasn`t gone off. The car has had new exhaust boxes fitted approx 6 months ago. Does any one have any ideas what this might be? I am coming close to having spent more to fix the car over the last year than it cost me to buy so any ideas will be much appreciated.
Submitted: 10/04/2012 14:54:21 | ID: 9610
How do I check the coils on my Nissan Micra? Thanks.
Submitted: 10/04/2012 11:23:02 | ID: 9573
Hi all. I have owned a Nissan Micra for a year and have just had a service and MOT carried out. Before the service the car would drive very slowly unless it had been idling for about 5 minutes. A new throttle body has been fitted and now it starts straight away. However, it now "judders" when getting up to 25 mph and in the first two gears and the malfunction indicator light has come on. The malfunction light occasionally flashes for approx 20 seconds then comes on steady - the car drives more smoothly when it`s on steady. When I bought the car, this light was on and I was told that diagnostics were not conclusive and the car drove fine at first so I ignored it. I am wondering if anyone knows what the matter could be now, since it has gone off for a week and come back on? Since buying the car it has also had a complete new exhaust system fitted, so I am reluctant to spend more money on it if it is falling apart or if it is going to be an expensive job to sort out. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
Submitted: 10/04/2012 11:17:50 | ID: 9571
Where is the fuse box in my Nissan Micra and how do you get to it?
The fuse box is behind a small panel about level with your right knee when you sit normally. There is a cutout where you can get 3 fingers into, just pull the panel away from the dash. It’s 45 degrees approx down and right from the steering wheel - Alexander van Wyk from South Africa
Submitted: 10/04/2012 10:45:31 | ID: 9566
My car MOT is due soon, however, when I have my lights on in the car, its not lighting up all of my dashboard. It’s not bulbs either but a full circuit board. Does anyone know approx how much this will cost to fix or replace?
Submitted: 05/04/2012 09:09:44 | ID: 9559
I’ve just had three bulbs changed on my Nissan Micra (2003) - front headlight, reverse light and number plate light. The car now has no power when the lights are on (can not get up hills, accelerates very very slowly), but drives fine when the lights are off. Any ideas what this might be? Cheers. (SE)
Problem solved. There was a single filament bulb fitted instead of a double filament bulb thus causing brake lights to be on when headlights switched on. The car thought it was breaking therefore reduced fuel going into the engine, thus power lost - Liz from England
Submitted: 05/04/2012 08:59:55 | ID: 9557
Hi, I have recently purchased a second hand Nissan Micra S, 53 plate. With the spare wheel, there is a plastic guard holding it in the boot. It says in the manual to twist anti-clockwise, and it will release the spare tyre. Do you need a tool to do this? As I have tried twisting it and it won’t budge. Sorry if it sounds a stupid question, but the spare is well under inflated and I need to pump it up before making a long journey. Cheers.
Submitted: 04/04/2012 09:54:52 | ID: 9539
I have damaged my front wheel and trim. Do I need to buy a new wheel and if so from where and approximate cost?
Submitted: 04/04/2012 09:35:28 | ID: 9530
I have a Nissan Micra tempest, there is a red light indicate in the middle on the dashbord when I try to start the engine, the light comes on and the engine it doesn’t start. Why?
Submitted: 02/04/2012 09:48:59 | ID: 9477
I have a 1997 Micra which has central locking, but not remote controlled. Normally when I turn the key in the driver’s door, all doors lock. Now only the driver door locks and I have to go around locking all the other doors individually. Can anyone tell me why this is or how to get it back to normal? Thanks!
Submitted: 30/03/2012 09:04:37 | ID: 9427
Does anyone know how to reset a 2006 Nissan Micra headlights from being on auto? At the moment we cannot leave the car parked with the lights on.
Submitted: 29/03/2012 10:06:11 | ID: 9417
I bought a used 2003 Micra almost 2 years ago. I took it to get serviced 2 days ago and apparently the guy was telling me that the bulb for the ABS indicator light on the dashboard wasn’t there and for him to fix it he would have to replace the whole thing and that’ll cost more than 450 euros. I was just wondering what the best decision was regarding this problem seeing as it wouldn’t be cheap to fix it. Thank you.
I would question why someone has removed the bulb. There is a known problem with Micras displaying the ABS fault and this requires a new ABS module. Main dealers quote circa £1500 to replace, so I suspect someone has removed the bulb and sold/part ex the car with this fault - Ian M from Cheshire.
Submitted: 28/03/2012 16:29:47 | ID: 9399
My Nissan Micra turns over but it won`t start. The engine management light flashes orange. Can anyone help? (k11 1.3 sr)
Submitted: 27/03/2012 14:36:31 | ID: 9376
What do you have to remove to fit spark plugs to a 2009 Nissan Micra please?
Try following this guide: http://www.micrak12.com/sparkplugs.htm - Ian M from Cheshire.
Submitted: 19/03/2012 11:06:09 | ID: 9139
I have a Nissan Micra Hatchback 1998, which has broken down. The AA have said it`s the coil but I can`t find one. I have been told it`s part of the distributor. Is this true?
Submitted: 15/03/2012 17:18:48 | ID: 9094
Hi, experts I need your support. I have a Nissan Micra 2003. Unfortunately I have lost its remote. I have a spare key but no extra remote, therefore the car doors are unlocked but the internal system is still locked and I am unable to start the engine. Any other way to disconnect the security system and get the car started? Please help I`m really stuck on it.
Submitted: 13/03/2012 15:20:03 | ID: 9037
The reverse light on my Nissan Micra is not working. I fitted a new bulb but still no luck. I cannot find the car`s manual so I don’t know which fuse relates to the reverse light so that I can check it?
My guess is that the switch near gear box is faulty - Keith from County Tyrone
Does anyone know how to change a reverse light bulb on a 05 reg Micra? Dave Hill from Wiltshire
My bulb went out. The filament and bulb were working when checked but a wire had broken in the gaiter between main body and boot. This seems to be a problem with all hatchbacks as the copper in the wire becomes rittle when worked - Wendy Marshall from England
Hi. It is the reversing light switch in the gearbox that needs to be replaced. I have just replaced the switch in my 2004 Micra and now it works. William Downey from England.
Submitted: 13/03/2012 09:51:19 | ID: 8982
I want to plug in a sat nav but there doesn’t appear to be a power source. Where the cigarette lighter is supposed to be is blanked off. Can anyone help?
Any auto factors sell a cigarette lighter socket, these are easily fitted by taking a power source from fuse box. You can locate socket in any handy place that suits - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 06/03/2012 10:40:19 | ID: 8790
PS light came on this morning and power steering failed. Within minutes it returned to normal and PS returned and drove fine. Could this be the start of PS failure?
This has happened to my 2004 Micra twice. 1st time the PS completely went and cost me almost £1500 (apparently you have to have brand new parts for PS). This time it’s intermittent and my partner thinks it’ll need replacing... less than 1 year after having a new one. Garage won’t take responsibility as I’ve done over 1000 miles over what they’d cover. Typical! Hate this car, wouldn’t recommend a Micra to anyone - Emma from England
Submitted: 05/03/2012 17:23:28 | ID: 8758
How do you remove the interior light? I tried to remove it as shown in the Owners Handbook but it didn’t come off as shown and is now loose. The handbook appears to contradict in other areas as well (e.g. to collapse rear seats is only possible from within the boot not from catches on the top of the rear seats).
Submitted: 02/03/2012 13:54:01 | ID: 8707
I recently changed the battery in my Nissan Micra and the car started with no problems at all. Now, just over 2 weeks after putting in the new battery the key won’t open the door and I have to get in via passenger side. No lights come on when I open the door. The door and the car won’t start at all... Anybody any idea what is wrong with it? Thanks.
I’m no expert but had a similar problem with my Nissan Micra. The car would start but then when I turned on the lights, the car would stop. Also the central locking wouldn’t work and I had to get into the car via the passenger door. Got jump started 3 times but then after a few minutes the same thing would happen. Got a new battery but it still happened. Turned out it was the alternator, I got it reconditioned and no more problems since and that was two years ago now. So I bet it’s your alternator - Ruth G from Ireland
Submitted: 21/02/2012 15:59:01 | ID: 8489
My Nissan Micra has started hunting at traffic lights and now does not start. Can anyone tell me why this is?
It sounds like it possibly needs a service, hunting can be a result of several things such as fuel, timing etc so a competent mechanic should be able to sort it for you. Sorry, no real answer to fix it for you - Adrian Patterson from Kent
Submitted: 16/02/2012 15:16:07 | ID: 8318
Does anybody know how to set the headlights to switch on automatically on a 2003 Nissan Micra? (1.2 SE)
Turn the headlights to on and leave there and they will turn in and of when you start the car. They will go off when you open drivers door - Mr T from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 15/02/2012 11:12:43 | ID: 8269
My Nissan Micra’s alarm keeps going off in the cold weather. Is there anyway I can disable my car alarm completely and just have the immobiliser on?
You could try and disconect the alarm sounder unit itself as is located at rear of car (driver’s side) near the boot. There should be an electrical conector that it plugs into but I don’t know if the car’s electrical system will look for the sounder when setting the alarm and go into fault mode and not set. Good luck - Adrian Patterson from Kent
Submitted: 08/02/2012 20:34:35 | ID: 8073
My automatic 2003 Nissan Micra’s reverse gear is not working. It lets me put it into gear but just revs. All the other gears are working fine. What wrong?
Submitted: 08/02/2012 15:15:14 | ID: 8063
An audible alarm was sounding inside the car after I set off today. It continued for about 20 minutes even after I had stopped and switched off the ignition. There were no warning lights showing on the dash and I can’t find any reference to this in the manual. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 08/02/2012 15:11:23 | ID: 8060
I have a symbol of a car with a key in red light flashing when engine off. What is this?
It is just the immobiliser light - Peter Walker from Cheshire
When you turn engine off or remove key, the N.A.T.S. (Nissan anti theft system) comes on. This is just a visible warning that it is working - Keith from County Tyrone
Submitted: 06/02/2012 11:37:47 | ID: 7948
Hi. My Nissan Micra’s boot door will open with the keyless entry but the front two doors will not. Are they on a different fuse to the boot door? Or is there maybe some other problem...
Submitted: 31/01/2012 20:25:08 | ID: 7851
Driver’s side headlight wasn’t working - thought it was bulb, but bulb OK. Then thought it was a fuse, and replaced a blown fuse, and new fuse blew when lights turned on. Checked wiring as it looked dodgy and a little corroded. Re-stripped and re-joined, and viola! headlight bulb now lights up. BUT when headlights on main beam, fuse blew again! Has anyone any suggestions as to where I go from here? Thank you.
Submitted: 31/01/2012 11:14:42 | ID: 7831
My Nissan Micra starts and idles OK and goes into gear, but when I try to pull away it judders or stalls. There is plenty of fuel in the tank, any ideas anyone?
I think you’ve got a problem with the throttle body because I have the same problem including stalling at lights and losing power etc. I ordered a new throttle body from davescarparts.com and I’m hoping it will work when fitted in a few days - Victor Forbes from England
Submitted: 30/01/2012 20:27:28 | ID: 7798
Last night my Nissan Micra, when stopped, was making a sort of rattling sound much louder than the normal tick over speed. The noise went when I revved the car to drive off and this morning, when I turned it on, it was fine. What’s most likely to be wrong with it? (1.0 SE)
Just seen your question. When my Nissan Micra rattled, my husband thought it needed oil and when we checked, the oil was very low. Once oil put in, it stopped rattling. Worth checking it out - Pauline Mills from Lancashire
Submitted: 30/01/2012 20:15:16 | ID: 7790
Spanner light is on all the time. What is it?
Think this means a service is required - Lesley Minns from Norfolk
Service warning light - Tim from Essex
This is a safety feature on all modern cars and can mean either a service is due or there is a fault somewhere. This light is controlled by the engine ecu (computer) and will need to be reset by a competent mechanic that has a diagnostic reader that plugs into the service port. Hopefully you just need a service! Good luck - Adrian Patterson from Kent
Submitted: 30/01/2012 19:53:19 | ID: 7774
The boot door on my Nissan Micra suddenly won’t stay up. I have to hold it open and cope with using one hand - not easy if something heavy is involved. Is this electrical / mechanical or what?
If it has gas struts to support the boot lid it sounds like the gas struts (or one of them) have failed... You can get them on the internet cheaper than from Nissan... I have recently had to replace my daughter’s on her Urbiss c+c and bought them from SGS engineering online... Remember to replace both, not just the one that is failing as all too often the new one will make the old one go in a very short time. Hope this helps - Adrian Patterson
Submitted: 30/01/2012 17:59:09 | ID: 7733
ABS light doesn’t come on at all recent NCT said it needs to come on. Anyone know what this is about? Never seen an ABS light on dash at all. (Japanese import)
Submitted: 30/01/2012 14:57:24 | ID: 7729
I have had a new throttle body replaced on my Nissan Micra automatic 1995 and since then it seems to be over revving and "jerking" when driving. I have been told that this is the result of fitting a new part on an old car but it feels wrong to me. Any advice please?
Hello Esther, I fitted a new throttle body to my 94 Micra and it runs really badly (over revving, hunting etc) just can’t get it to perform right. Just wanted to know, did you have any luck sorting out your running problems? I took mine to a garage, it’s improved but still bad. Thanks - Francis Anderson from Warwickshire
Submitted: 30/01/2012 13:57:32 | ID: 7718
There is a light on the dashboard in the shape of a car (red) with a key. It is flashing after I have locked it, what does it mean?
It is a service reminder, take it to a dealer for a service and they will reset light - Billy Buckley from Cheshire
Hi, the flashing red light is the car imobalizer, nothing to worry about it - David Lawrenson from Cheshire
It`s just the nats alarm, it should do that and go off when the ignition is turned on - Dave from Durham.
Submitted: 26/01/2012 14:18:19 | ID: 7697
The Monitor Display shows "Maintenance Reminder" and spanner picture. How can I get rid of this forever - it goes for a while when the battery is disconnected and then reconnected?
Submitted: 26/01/2012 09:57:22 | ID: 7685
Hi. My father has a 2004 1.2 Micra. It cuts out at low revs, hot or cold. A fuel problem has been ruled out. Any ideas anyone?
Submitted: 25/01/2012 15:54:11 | ID: 7664
The left dipped beam and right full beam work on my Nissan Micra. The left full beam and right dipped beam do not work. Why is this happening?
Submitted: 23/01/2012 09:11:37 | ID: 7611
How can you keep the hub caps from falling off a Nissan Micra?
Put some cable ties (two) through the vent holes in wheels to secure the hub caps, you can buy the silver long cable ties from Halfords, this stops anyone nicking them too - Paul Robinson from England
Submitted: 22/01/2012 10:12:52 | ID: 7551
What type of transmission fluid does a 2001 Nissan Micra take? (automatic)
Submitted: 21/01/2012 23:28:26 | ID: 7493
Hi, I bought my 2004 i Nissan Micra, second hand. Now after a month, the headlights and radiator fan turns on upon starting, then the wipers or brights do not work. What could be the problem?
Submitted: 20/01/2012 11:04:16 | ID: 7448
Is there another fuse box apart from the one inside the car as my rear wipers are not working. I have checked all the fuses in this box and there’s not a fuse in it for this.
In the older Micras, the fuse box for the wipers is under a small panel situated to the right of the steering wheel, inside the car near the drivers door, close to the bonnet release - Grant Jackson from Durham
The K12 (2002 - 2009) Micra/March has a second fuse box under the left hand head lamp. You need to remove the headlamp, but you can’t do this without removing the left hand grille and indicator, and possibly the bumper bar if you can’t reach up behind the bumper to get to the bolt that holds the headlight on the far side. Good luck - took me about 30 mins - Jay from New Zealand
Submitted: 20/01/2012 09:57:53 | ID: 7437
The interior light within my Nissan Micra is now inoperative... How can I replace the bulb? I can not see any easy way of removing the revolving perspex cover! Thanks in advance.
Submitted: 19/01/2012 13:54:12 | ID: 7413
Hi, does anyone know if a 1999 Nissan Micra has a chain or a belt and at what mileage it needs changing? Thanks.
They’re all chain driven. I’ve never heard of one needing replacement, though obviously will need doing eventually. Mine has 150k and is still fine - Jon Fox from Kent
Submitted: 16/01/2012 08:40:18 | ID: 7315
How can I get into my Nissan Micra, which has central locking and a flat battery and no keyholes in the doors?
There is a cap on the passenger door handle, pop that off and there’s a key hole - S from England
Submitted: 13/01/2012 14:40:31 | ID: 7302
I have a 1999 Nissan Micra and the temperature gauge goes to hot when I turn one way and cold the other. Any ideas why?
Submitted: 10/01/2012 13:35:03 | ID: 7233
The catch on the back of the passenger seat (to lower the back of the seat to allow passengers to access the back seats) has ceased to work. It looks as though the cable/wire has come adrift of the catch. Is it simply a cased of taking the seat apart and re-attaching the cable/wire or does it need a new cable/wire? Thanks for any help. (3 DOOR HATCHBACK MICRA S)
Submitted: 10/01/2012 11:22:02 | ID: 7224
Hi, does anyone know if my Micra (November 2006 Initia 1.2) has a cam belt or a chain? It’s coming up to 50,000 miles, so if it’s the former I may start to think about getting it changed...
Submitted: 10/01/2012 09:31:34 | ID: 7207
My Micra just failed its MOT because when the front side lights are turned on, the brake lights at the back come on also. Any ideas?
The problem is, you have a single filament bulb fitted where you should have a bouble filament bulb fitted - Liam Fleming from Ireland
Submitted: 10/01/2012 08:53:09 | ID: 7199
Well, my car has stopped starting straight away. I have to hold the key in position for at least a few seconds before it fires up. Does anyone have any idea why this is? Also, when I stop sometimes it just dies.
Submitted: 09/01/2012 13:37:49 | ID: 7160
My 04 Nissan Micra has been parked for over a month and the fob wouldn’t work so entered via passenger door and tried to start car but key wont turn in ignition and there is a ticking noise coming from rear. Tried turning key whilst depressing brake and turning wheel but no joy. Battery in car will probably be flat but this shouldn’t prevent me turning the ignition. Can anyone help?
Our 2006 Micra had the same problem. A new battery solved it - Greg Furnell from Kent
Submitted: 06/01/2012 13:58:47 | ID: 7110
Hi, my 2005 dci Micra has the engine warning light on when accelerating and black smoke comes from the exhaust pipe, especially on motorway journeys, but light goes off when foot off gas... Can anyone advise? (dci)
Submitted: 30/12/2011 16:45:27 | ID: 6952
I’m not sure if anyone can help me with this. But I have a T-reg Nissan Micra, and it has never failed me. A good little run-around. However I have just been offered a 2004 Ford Fiesta Zetec for free from my father who is soon to retire as a driving instructor. This is my dilema: Which one would you say in the long run will be better? To keep the Nissan or take the Zetec, which has for seven years been used as a tuition car?
Submitted: 28/12/2011 22:21:03 | ID: 6912
There is a wearing noise coming from under the bonnet of my Nissan Micra. Could this be something to do with power steering? If so, what should I do?
Submitted: 26/12/2011 12:19:09 | ID: 6880
We tried to start our Nissan Micra this afternoon with no luck. A warning came on the computer - STOP - phone dealer. What could the problem be?
Submitted: 21/12/2011 09:53:01 | ID: 6794
My Nissan Micra starts in the morning and evening after work. But on the road, if switched off, it doesn’t start, with no sound and battery is also all right. All lights on meter come and go when trying to put on ignition. Note: It does give yellow light on time management light. Any advise please?
Take it for electrical diagnostic, it might be that the camshaft or crankshaft sensor needs replacing - Tee Ade from London
Submitted: 21/12/2011 08:13:16 | ID: 6786
The power steering on my Nissan Micra has stopped working and a warning light is showing. What could the problem be? (Urbis)
Submitted: 13/12/2011 11:54:44 | ID: 6610
When is the first service for a Nissan Micra 2011?
First service is due at 1,000, then 10,000 and every 10,000 after that. (ie 20,000, 30,000 etc). Or if you don’t drive that far, every six months. Hope this helps! :) - Barb from Australia
Submitted: 12/12/2011 13:29:29 | ID: 6558
The heating on my Nissan Micra keeps going. The mechanic has told me this will cost me £1,200 to get it fixed as the wire keeps coming out and I will need an extension put on. Is this a manufactures fault?
Submitted: 02/12/2011 09:58:51 | ID: 6296
Can someone please advise me on the front and rear tyre pressures for this vehicle. I know it should be displayed on the drivers door column but due to parts replacement after a recent accident this info is missing. Thank you. (Vibe) - Jayne, try here - http://www.kwik-fit.com/tyre-pressure.asp - simply enter your car’s registration and viola!
Submitted: 01/12/2011 08:10:48 | ID: 6236
Hi, I have a 2003 Nissan Micra, purchased about a month ago. Every now and then the word ’KEY’ flashes on the dashboard in green - does anyone know why please? Thank you in advance. Cheers, Joe.
Am not sure but this could be the anti-hijack function. Depending on exactly what model you have there could be an anti-hijack mechanism. This would mean you have the option of only opening the driver door with the fob or fully opening all doors with the fob central locking function. It may be the car warning you that the passenger doors are also open. Have a check of your owners manual - Kevin Brigden from Lancashire
This happened on the wife’s dci. It’s the battery, it needs changing in the key fob - Mick from England
With ours, this only occurs when the fob is too far away from the ignition switch - Colin Statham from Nottinghamshire
I am guessing your Micra has the keyless start and it flashes just to tell you 1) the light is working and 2) to tell you it can read the key. See your handbook, should help - Regan from Kent
Submitted: 24/11/2011 09:16:38 | ID: 6032
My Nissan Micra seems to be intermittently over revving when I’m trying to move up from 20 to 30mph. The engine management light comes on but when the garage looked at it they can find nothing wrong. However within a couple of miles out of the garage the light is back on and the car starts to intermittently over rev again. Any ideas? (Automatic 1.4 SE)
Submitted: 23/11/2011 11:12:43 | ID: 5991
The fog lights on my Nissan Micra do not work. I have tried changing the bulb and the fuse, even took it to mechanic but still it does not work Any ideas please?
Submitted: 22/11/2011 10:41:06 | ID: 5955
There was a strange noise when I turn the steering wheel on my Nissan Micra, coming from the right hand side. The noise went straight away and steering seems fine but water is now leaking from far right side - any ideas anyone?
Submitted: 18/11/2011 13:52:45 | ID: 5888
My back light bulb had blown so I changed it yesterday and then side lights went! Dipped headlights working fine, so are brake lights but no reverse light! Car wouldn’t start this morning - battery light came on. Would changing bulbs drain the battery - I know this shouldn’t happen. Could there be an electrical fault?
Submitted: 16/11/2011 16:09:39 | ID: 5833
The indicator bulbs are fine, yet it doesn’t seem to appear on the dashboard when I try to indicate. Something faulty with the circuit? I know the right front sidelight needs changing but surely that doesn’t affect the indicators?
Submitted: 16/11/2011 08:25:04 | ID: 5816
The front windscreen wipers keep not working but it is intermittent. Sometimes you get in the car and turn them on and they are fine and the next day turn them on and there is nothing, no movement or noise, then the next day working again. It seems to be bad when it is cold and sometimes you can get them to work by pulling the wipers around a bit which makes me think it could be a connection problem but strange that you can do nothing and then it works one day and not the next. Took it to the garage and they said they had fixed it after paying £100 but when I got home turned them on and nothing. Took it back and they got it working but same thing now keeps happening. All fuses are fine. There was some dirt and a bit of moss growing near the axis of the wiper connection but we cleared that out. Any suggestions as it is really inconvenient not being able to go out if there is a chance of rain but don’t want to pay the garage to not fix it again. Thanks, Victoria.
Submitted: 15/11/2011 10:20:00 | ID: 5800
The key fob is not working on my Nissan Micra. I’m just wondering, how do I go about re-routing the key? Thank you.
Submitted: 14/11/2011 08:25:42 | ID: 5674
My Nissan Micra failed NCT/MOT on rear brakes. After replacing shoes, cylinders, master cylinder and brake equalizer I still am not getting enough power to the brakes... the brake fluid is getting through but still no joy. Can anyone help further?
Submitted: 11/11/2011 16:01:06 | ID: 5665
The fans on my Nissan Micra have stopped working but the heater still works. Does anyone have an idea what might be the problem?
There is a card in your heater box looks like a bank card needs replacing. But if you have a soldering iron, you have to join the link back up, you see it when you pull the card out, £130 to replace - Melvin Wardale from England
Submitted: 07/11/2011 16:01:20 | ID: 5468
I have just purchased a Nissan Micra Visia and find the front side windows don’t clear the mist when wound down. The dealer tells me they aren’t designed to clean the window, only to keep out the water. I have had cars for 40 years and never come across this before - do you think there is a fault?
Hi Wendy, my mum just purchased the new Nissan Micra and has the same problem. The dealer here says it’s not meant to clear the window. I believe it’s a fault and a hazard as you can’t see out your window! - Lorna Mclurg from County Antrim
This is not for clearing the window I am afraid, you need to do it by hand. The sill is to stop water getting in your door only but usually does work if you do use it to clear it. Strange but still just gotta clear it by hand! Hope this helps and it’s not a fault - Regan from Kent
Submitted: 07/11/2011 08:09:24 | ID: 5402
On my Nissan Micra, randomly the electrics - all lights etc cut out but the car still drives OK with no other power loss. After stopping and turning the engine off, and waiting for about a minute, the car drives OK again and all electrics are al OK. It has happened 3 times so far - can anyone help?
Submitted: 26/10/2011 09:27:42 | ID: 5200
I put my Nissan Micra Acenta Plus in to get a new tyre as I had a puncture and the man in the garage asked if I knew where the bolts were to unlock the alloys and I didn’t know. Can you tell me where in the car they would be stored and also my car has a temporary spare wheel instead of a full size - is that because my car has alloys and there wouldn’t be enough room for a full size one?
The wheel bolt you are talking about is called a locking wheel nut, you can find it in a black box along with spare wheel nuts. Most companies will put them in a glove box altho from new, it will be with the space saver in the boot. The Micra is a small small car and to preserve boot space they put in those wheels - Phil Holroyd from Kent
Submitted: 25/10/2011 15:55:07 | ID: 5168
Can you fit a roof box on a 2010 Nissan Micra N-Tech?
Submitted: 19/10/2011 15:17:06 | ID: 4951
Hi. Does anyone know if my 2002 Nissan Micra petrol engine has a timing BELT or CHAIN and what mileage it should be changed at? Thank you.
You have timing chain. I know because just changed in my car - Vicky Valiul from Kent
Hi I believe the 2002 is the older shape which I believe is chain driven. A way to check: check the timing belt/chain case if it is plastic, it is a belt. If it’s metal, it’s chain. Hope this helps - Regan from Kent
Submitted: 17/10/2011 15:42:30 | ID: 4862
My Nissan Micra Initia 1.2 automatic 56 plate has a flat spot when driving. I had to pull over as I thought there was something wrong. I am experiencing sudden engine revs is this a recall?
Submitted: 17/10/2011 14:35:48 | ID: 4843
The auto-wipers will not turn off after it has been raining. Sometimes, when breaking or turning left, they will stop but then come back on again and will not stop until I have travelled for 20 minutes or so. Has any other Micra driver experienced this?
I haven’t but this will be the sensor - Regan from Kent
Submitted: 17/10/2011 14:19:58 | ID: 4840
I cannot engage reverse gear on my Nissan Micra. All other gears are working fine, anyone got any ideas?
Submitted: 12/10/2011 10:43:07 | ID: 4776
Anyone know if a lock + barrel, immobiliser and ECU from a 1996 Micra would be compatible with my 2002 model ? Thanks.
Submitted: 11/10/2011 15:26:07 | ID: 4754
Why does my air conditioning smell when I turn it on and how can I stop it?
Submitted: 06/10/2011 12:33:03 | ID: 4614
My Nissan Micra makes a ticking type noise when it is stationery. What might this be?
Clock - Ken Kenson from Kent
Choke and it’s no problem - Regan from Kent
Submitted: 19/09/2011 09:47:56 | ID: 4469
How do you change the starter motor and is it easy to change?
Submitted: 15/09/2011 10:29:00 | ID: 4424
I’ve took the four bolts out of the wheel but the wheel still will not come off, can you help me? (convertible)
Put wheel nuts on a couple of turns and drive forward a couple of feet and brake, this will break the seal - Rob Mattinson from Angus (Forfarshire)
Put one wheel nut in a couple of turns then hit the inside of the wheel with a deadblow or rubber mallet when the wheel’s off. Clean up the hub with a wire brush then apply some copper slip will stop it happening again - Phil Holroyd from Kent
Submitted: 05/09/2011 10:43:28 | ID: 4268
I have just had Halfords replace my left hand headlight bulb, however the chap has said that when the bulb blew previously it took the fuse with it. I really need to know which fuse I need to replace, and where on the fuse panel this locates. Any help much appreciated. Thanks.
Submitted: 05/09/2011 10:31:36 | ID: 4253
I have recently bought a Nissan Micra 52 reg but radio (BlaupunktGrenobleRD169) won’t switch on, ignition on press button - nothing. Any suggestions? Do I need a code and if so how do I go about getting it?
Submitted: 30/08/2011 09:11:43 | ID: 4155
What is the tyre pressure for a Micra Tempest 2002, 100cc?
Look at the bottom of the driver’s door doorframe. You should find a label stating the tyre pressures - Dave Nugent from Cheshire
Submitted: 23/08/2011 14:16:18 | ID: 4097
When my Nissan Micra gets heated up, it slows right down and doesn’t respond to the accelerator. Why?
Submitted: 16/08/2011 14:08:38 | ID: 4017
Could you tell me where the air conditioner filter in my 2008 Micra 1.5 dci is? Is it difficult to change? (1.5 dci)
Submitted: 16/08/2011 08:26:49 | ID: 4010
When I put my Micra in reverse, it goes forward. This has been happening randomly. When I restarted the car, it went backwards okay. The recent case was that I reversed three times, it still went backward, even I accelerated before put handbrake on. The car moved forward until it hit the kerb. Anybody experienced this before? Why?
Submitted: 15/08/2011 09:01:12 | ID: 3971
I would like to know if the timing chains on the 2005 micra were different from the ones on the 2003 model. (s)
Submitted: 27/07/2011 08:59:16 | ID: 3815
I had constant problems with the immobiliser, so I have now removed all of the wires that were associated with it (that was the easy bit). But I can’t start the car as the alarm light is still activating on and flashing with the door. I have seen how patches can be made up to insert into the alarm module and I have a spare one of those, but all images and descriptions on the internet do not match the wiring colours that I have. The code number on the Nissan/Lucas box are 28596 9F900 8AS 52010036A 24/94. I have now removed the original radio and left the battery disconnected for several hours as well. It’s too tidy to scrap just taxed with a recent MOT. (1.3 Manual)
Submitted: 22/07/2011 14:01:08 | ID: 3782
My Micra will not start. The dash will light up but the radio doesn’t work. Installed a new battery and still no good. Is it possible that this is an immobiliser issue? If so, how do I reset?
Try taking your fuel pump fuse out then turn the engine over as if trying to start it then put the fuse back in and start car and it might well start. I had a similar problem on my Micra and this solution worked. Like you, I also thought it was an immobiliser problem - Simon Forbes from England
Submitted: 07/06/2011 09:32:03 | ID: 2302
Can the headlights be altered to drive in France? Can the beam adaptors be fitted? If so, where? (spirita)
Submitted: 07/06/2011 09:30:14 | ID: 3158
I would like to ask cost of replacing and labour for bushes in two front tyres?
Submitted: 26/05/2011 09:29:47 | ID: 2763
How many miles is standard before you need to change a whole gearbox on average and how many miles do you also need to top up or change your oil on this model and year? Thanks.
We used to have an ’05 Xtrail till recently, very good on long runs and not so good around town. I have just switched to an 08 automatic Xtrail and found it to be poor on miles per gallon. They are both diesel. So I would say not so good for short trips but better on longer runs. Getting only about 30 miles per gallon on mixed travel. I am wondering if it might have a fault actually - Julie Maycock from Yorkshire
Submitted: 13/05/2011 08:52:09 | ID: 2505
I have had a new three part clutch fitted and a new cable but every so often (after a few miles) I find that it is hard to engage my gears, mainly reverse. I have checked my cable for adjustment in the engine compartment but it is fully adjusted. Does anybody have any ideas to what i can do to rectify it?
Submitted: 14/03/2011 09:22:34 | ID: 2271
I have a problem with my automatic Nissan Micra as it seems to have difficulty with picking up speed, and then suddenly it speeds up very quickly in a jerky fashion. When stood still with the engine running, it sounds very juddery. We have eliminated the spark plugs and the oxygen cylinder and the coils out of the equation.
Hi, it could be the throttle body. If it is, don’t buy one from Nissan as they are expensive. Get a reconditioned model off eBay for around £60. Probably best not to buy from a scrap yard as it might also be faulty or on it’s way out. Hope this helps - Lee Sullivan from Yorkshire
Submitted: 07/03/2011 09:18:51 | ID: 2075
I have a standard Nissan issue radio/cd. Radio showing error code "wait 1 hr". But I haven’t drive the car for a whole hour with the radio on and the message remains! Any advice? Thanks in advance.
Mine does it too, just switch it off and back on again, works for me. I try not to leave it switched on when I turn the ignition off then it hardly ever does it - Alec from Yorkshire
Submitted: 11/02/2011 11:15:02 | ID: 2917
Please could you tell me the tyre pressures for Nissan Micra Acenta +a. Thank you!
Submitted: 11/02/2011 10:04:32 | ID: 3429
I find it hard to get into 2nd gear when it’s cold. When it’s hot it seems to be OK, why is this? (1000cc)
Submitted: 11/02/2011 09:33:17 | ID: 3674
My front light has stop working on my Nissan but it is just one side of car and when I press the brake all the lights come on the dash. And the fog light does not work - can anyone help?
Submitted: 02/02/2011 15:29:38 | ID: 2833
During cold weather my dashboard sounds like pvc double glazing expanding and contracting (a bit like plastic pieces catching against each other). As soon as the temperature rises it stops. This happens at about 30mph plus on most roads. Does anyone else experience this?
Spray household furniture wax along any dashboard joints you can access and repeat as needed. I had the same on a Micra and the Note I now have. I think it is an expansion problem - Mike Webb from Lancashire
Submitted: 21/01/2011 08:26:12 | ID: 2211
I can not get the plug out to change the front headlamp, any suggestions?
Submitted: 12/01/2011 15:20:41 | ID: 2378
Can you tell me at how many miles before the timing belt needs changing on my 08 1.2 Micra? Thanks!
You don’t need to worry because it has a chain not a belt so nothing to change! Frank from Lothians
Submitted: 29/11/2010 15:27:44 | ID: 3233
Does anyone have or know where to get a selector control module for my P reg Micra? I’ve been looking for a while now, any help would be appreciated, Thanks!
Try Partfinder, it is very good - Stephen Schultz from Inverness-shire
Submitted: 12/11/2010 09:52:41 | ID: 2982
I have a Micra 1.5 dci. It is shuddering and the engine managerment light is on. It struggles up hills. Could anybody help us please?
Submitted: 03/11/2010 09:15:09 | ID: 2623
How do I successfully re-fit the neutral switch into the transmission housing? I have tried repeatedly, each time the gear selector jams in gear or in neutral.
Submitted: 22/10/2010 08:49:27 | ID: 3432
I have an automatic Micra. The problem I have is the gear stick keeps breaking off the mount which selects the gears and the auto gears are very stiff and hard to push it in to the gears? Can anybody help?
Submitted: 01/10/2010 10:39:10 | ID: 3645
I have just bought a Nissan Micra CC and today noticed a whooshing noise coming from the passenger side, only while doing up to 40mph, does anybody have any ideas??
Submitted: 30/09/2010 10:56:32 | ID: 3659
I have just bought a Nissan Micra 1.4 Accenta+ with 18,000 miles on the clock, year 2008. It is a perfect little car except every time I change gear I get a CLUNK. 1st gear - clunk; second gear - clunk etc... Is this normal on the Micra as this is what the sales person is telling me. A friend lifted the bonnet and noticed the ’rods’ were loose. I am a lady pensioner and this means nothing to me. Do I have to live with this clunking noise or can it be rectified and how? What am I asking the mechanic at the garage to look for when I take it back. Any help would be much appreciated. (1.4 Accenta+)
Ollie, I own a 2006 Micra 1.2. There is always a noise from the gear linkage when changing gear, basically as you describe it. Recently had a loan of a newly registered 1,000 mile on the clock model when mine was serviced and didn’t really notice much of a difference. Think it’s just the design of the linkages that causes this and I honestly think your sales person is telling you the truth. There’s no doubt that the gearbox and quality of the change is the car’s weak link but you’ll soon forget all about it when you accept it is not actually a fault - Frank from Scotland
Submitted: 13/09/2010 08:30:35 | ID: 3241
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