Nissan Mechanical Faults

Japanese cars are noted for their reliability – and Nissan are no exception – but mechanical failures do occur, and they can be expensive, so you could find yourself in a bit of trouble.

Here are some of the most costly Nissan faults:

Engine problems

Many Nissan engines offer consistent, dependable performance, but two engines stand out as being notoriously unreliable: the 1.5 dCI and the 2.0 dCI in the Nissan Qashqai.

Poor quality con rod bolts are also to blame for the extremely common rate of engine failure in the Nissan Navara D22.

Fuel injector faults

Fuel pump failure is another common problem. The Nissan engine can overheat and will eventually seize up.
At the end of a normal fuel cycle fuel is burn off, but faulty fuel injectors can cause detonation which sees a small amount of fuel still remaining at the end of the cycle. Damage caused by this unburt fuel combusting can break the engine.

Timing chain problems

Timing chains are an important part of any engine, but if the timing chain slips – or if it breaks entirely – the engine will fall out of sync.

Valve timing problems caused by a failing timing chain can cause serious engine damage. If the pistons strike the valves, the cost of repair can exceed the cost of the car itself.

Contact us

If you’ve encountered any of the above mechanical faults, get in touch with us here at Sell Your Problem Car ®.

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