Nissan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Nissan

Nissan Problems

Engine Turns Over But Doesn't Start

Failure of the ignition power transistor can cause a "crank-no start" condition.

Noise From the Front of the Engine

A whining or buzzing type noise may develop from the timing chain area caused by excess slack in the secondary timing chains. Nissan has issued a service bulletin (NTB09-128) regarding this issue. Replacement of both secondary timing chains and their tensioner shoes will be necessary to repair this concern. As part of this repair, the engine oil and filter should also be replaced.

Check Engine Light Due to Failure of Catalytic Converter Closest to Cylinder Head

The catalytic converter closest to the cylinder head can fail causing illumination of the Check Engine Light. Prompt repair of this problem is recommended because the catalyst material can be sucked into the engine and cause internal damage.

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Nissan Questions

There is no way this car gets 40 mpg on the highway. Does anyone else agree??? (1 answer)

I drove from CA to AZ & had to stop after 235 miles to refuel & I used cruise control driving the speed limit the entire way. 10.6 gallon tank x 40 mpg = over 400 miles. I got more like 22 miles per gallon. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME FEEDBACK. AM I MISSING SOMETHING???

My rear brake lights are not working only the 3rd brake light. Replaced bulbs and checked fuses (1 answer)

Same bulbs work for turn signals and hazards.

Car overheating and is having trouble accelerating past 1500 rpms, will accelerate and bog down over and over again (2 answers)

I just replaced the spark plugs, fixed a cylinder misfire, and replaced the TPS, any suggestions on this issue?

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Nissan Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Deploys With Child Seat Installed In Passenger Front Seat

When installing a child seat in the passenger front seat utilizing the child restraint system, a seat belt bracket may become bent, resulting in the the passenger frontal staying active when the occupant classification system should deactivate it. Dealers will reinforce the seat belt bracket as well as reprogram the air bag control unit and occupant classification system electronic control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy In A Crash

The occupant classification system may not appropriately detect an occupant in the passenger front seat, and as a result may not power the passenger frontal air bag for deployment in an accident. Dealers will reprogram the air bag control unit and occupant classification system electronic control unit in some vehicles, replacing the occupant classification system electronic control unit additionally in other vehicles free of charge to resolve the concern.

Lift Gate Support Stays Fail

The lift gate support stays may corrode due to a lack of sufficient anti-corrosion treatment. This could cause the support stays to break, and the lift gate to fall from an open position. Dealers will replace the rear lift gate stays free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Nissan Reviews

I have never owned a car with this many problems. Have had an oil leak repaired x4 and is still leaking. Had transmission and transfer case replaced. We were told we were lucky the transmission made it to 140,000 miles because they usually go out every 100,00 miles. The electrical is awful. The doors lock on there own. I've been locked out x3 and one time I had to wait 2 hrs for a tow truck to ...
I hate this damn vehicle I would rather push my 26 year old ford oh that's right its never left me along side the road less the time I let it run out of fuel
This car is a piece of crap! I had trouble right from the start. Now I am having more issues with the car vibrating and noisy engine on start up. I have been at the dealer so many times I have lost count. DO NOT EVER BUY A NISSAN!! PURE JUNK

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