Nissan problems

Nissan was founded back in 1933, but up until 1983 in the UK and in certain parts of the world outside of Japan people knew Nissan as Datsun. When people think of Datsun in the United Kingdom we are reminded of vehicles such as the Cherry, Sunny and also its range of Z cars, such as the 280 ZX Targa Top.

Nissan problems

It was back in 1999 that Nisan became part of the Renault–Nissan Alliance, and so started to share technologies, which gained a mixed reaction, but on the whole was seen as a necessary move. There are still Datsun vehicles being sold in certain markets, and Nissan also has two other brands it sells, which are more upmarket or specialist version, and these are Infiniti and NISMO.

Like many Japanese vehicles these do seem more prone to recalls, although we are sure it only feels this way because of the high volumes of vehicles being manufactured under the brand. Thankfully, many of these vehicles are targeted for the U.S. and Japanese markets, and so the UK seems to miss many of them, but we do see them from time to time.

However, when it comes to Nissan problems, we know the list is ever-growing, and so if you have one of those issues that has been annoying you and would like to find answers, then please share those problems with our readers below.

Nissan UK issues up to October 2017

You will find Nissan car recalls insight in 2017 below, thanks to owner reports.

Problems with Nissan? Share with Car Recalls UK readers:

  • Sarah

    Why does the touchscreen on my Nissan Juke switch off halfway though my journey?

  • John

    The radio in my 2004 Primera seems to have a mind of its own, as it seems to please itself when it works. And when it does come on, the quality of its sound varies, why would this be?

  • Angela

    Has anyone heard the Nissan Altima recall due to faulty bonnet latches will effect the UK at all?

  • Ally

    While driving I can hear a loud noise from one of the front wheels. I’m not certain if it could be an issue with the bearing.

  • Jane

    Please, can someone help, I have a 2003 Nissan Micra and the boot will no longer open. All the other doors open using the key fob, just the boot stays locked.

  • Des

    I have started to notice a whirring noise coming from the engine bay when my 2004 Nissan Almera is traveling at speed. The heat shields from under the car has come off, would that cause the noise?

  • Jason

    For some reason my 2001 Nissan Almera is trudging to even get over 40 miles per hour. What is the first thing I should try?

  • Rachel

    If i change gears slowly in my 2004 Nissan Micra the gears change nice and smoothly, but if trying to rush the gear change you have to fight to get it into gear. Do you think it is more related to the clutch?

  • Charles

    A few weeks ago I had to jump start my 2008 Nissan Qashqai, after which I bought a new batter. However, ever since fitting it there is a green indicator light that refuses to go off, but an unable to find out what this light means.

  • Chris

    My Nissan 100NX has developed a rubbing noise on the drivers-side wheel at the front. It only appears when doing between 400-55mph, and have also noticed a slight vibration on the steering wheel, as well as the accelerator pedal. I have not really tried to find out what could be the cause seeing as though I do not know the first thing about a car, only how to drive the thing.

  • Don

    Why do the indicators on my 1992 Nisan 100NX come on and stay on? They do not flash at all, although I am still able to turn them off. I have replaced the fuse and the relay, but still the problem persists.

  • Freddie

    Whenever the ignition on my 2003 Nissan Elrand is turned on all the doors lock, which has never happened on any other car i have owned. I’m sure this is not a feature specific to this model, as it would not make sense for the central locking to work in that way. Does anyone have any idea what the issue could be?

  • Leo

    The fuel gauge and cruise control no longer work on my 2003 Nissan Elgrand. I am just wondering if the two are linked in someway, and if not, then what on earth could be causing this.

  • June

    The temperature gauge on my 2004 Nissan Micra still shows cold even after driving for more than 10 miles. The strange thing is I know the engine is warm because hot air is coming from the vents. Having said that, the heat is nowhere near as hot as it used to be.

  • Christine

    My Micra is doing my head in because when it starts to rain the windscreen wipers start automatically, but when there is no more rain the wipers carry on and so have to turn them off myself. I have made certain that there is no dirt near the sensor, but still the issue continues.

  • Jackie

    When I first pull away when my 2004 Nissan Almera is cold it chugs and takes around 4 miles before the engine starts to smooth out. I have to keep dropping gear in order for the car not to want to jerk too much. What could be causing this?

  • Chris

    My Nissan Primera will drive rough for about 20 minutes when cold, where the car struggles to go into 1st and 2nd, although once warm the gearbox works just fine. I am wounding if the gearbox needs an oil change, or whether I am looking at a new one?

  • Terry

    How comes when I pull away in my Nissan Almera it seems to chug for a few miles, and seems a whole lot worse in cold conditions?

  • Chrissy

    My 2002 Nissan Micra had overheated with steam coming from the bonnet. However, there is still water in the expansion tank. What should I do?

  • William Doyle

    Hi I’ve a Nissan xtrail 14 plate I’ve had several messages on my dash saying stop/start system fault I spent 2 hours told its fixed this morning same message on dash rang the dealer told its not a fault

  • Jason

    Can anyone help me please. The hi side door on my Nissan Elgrand will only shut goes half way the it is pushed and will open again, which is very annoying, as I cannot drive it at the money, until I get the issue fixed.

  • Denver

    Hi, does anyone happen to know the code for the radio in an Nissan Almera, because the battery went flat and can no longer get the radio to come on.

  • Alice

    Ahhh, please help as I can no longer get into the boot of my 2003 Nissan Micra. I press the fob and all doors open, but it does not unlock the boot. Is there a simple way to fix this, or am I looking at a huge bill?

  • Jacob

    The central locking and electric windows on my Nissan Almera were working fine on mica a few days ago, but have now deiced to stop working with my key fob. The doors will not open, or the windows. I have changed the battery on the key fob, but still no luck. Does anyone know how to reprogram the fob?

  • George

    The push button start on my Nissan Altima has started to play up. However, I have found that if I keep pumping the brake pedal the car will then start. Why would such a thing be happening?

  • Sandra

    I’ve been told I may need to get my 2013 Nissan Almera scanned, as the engine check light keeping coming up – is this correct or is there a simple fix?

  • Jolien Van Delft

    Hi I got a Nissan Elgrand 2005 XL Business Edition Car and my problem is the speaker behind the steering wheel dont work. Can it be fixed or replaced if so where in Uk and how much will it costs?? Also is it possible to DIY this speaker issue. I am really into music and this problem is making me sad. Please help.
    p.s if some one got soft version english manual of this car please send it to my email.

  • Gail

    My Nissan has problems with its CVT transmission. The vehicle in question is the G37, and has been starting to overheat and not run how it should. I know I am not the only person having this issue, and so would like to know if there ha been any sort of recall in the past that I missed?

  • Ian

    I was considering getting a new Nissan model, but not now an emission scandal looms – even though the company has decided they have been cheating the results.

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