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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 email@example.com - 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
All depends what size the rims are, 13", 14" ? 155 / 65 / 13, 155 / 70 / 13, 165 / 65 /13, 165 / 70 / 13. 165 / 65 / 14, 165 / 70 / 14, or 175’s - Nicola Conroy from Rhondda Cynon Taff
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