Reason for engine problems may well be that engine air filters are not routinely changed at services and, of course, on any diesel engine, they need to be. Seems that the problem is more common with cheaper fuels less lubricant and can be assisted cured by liberal helpings of quality fuel additives. Deterioration of the Inflator propellant may, under certain usage conditions, lead to abnormal deployment of the Passenger Airbag. This allows the combustion chamber temperature to drop and thus the temperature of the exhaust gases. In 2009 Nissan extended the warranty on the 2.
Seems to affect 2004-2007 build X-Trails. It was a pretty good compromise that delivered decent smooth-road manners and reasonable capability off the road. X-Trail buyers had the choice of a five-speed manual gearbox or four-speed auto, the latter being the choice of most townies. Speedos and odometers of diesels tend to be about 10% optimistic, so you're not going as fast as you think and not getting quite such good economy. What was once a rough, tough four-wheel drive designed to do the hard yards in the bush is now a jacked-up wagon with town manners that struggles for survival once the black top stops. For more tricky going the drive could be locked, which set the torque split at 53 per cent to the front and the rest to the rear.
Seizing of diesel pump due to lack of lubricity in the fuel can snap the chains of all 2. In an extreme situation, this condition could create excessive pressure within the inflator during airbag deployment and may result in separation of the airbag housing. May also see white smoke. The tops can be accessed from inside the car. The dash was rather unusual with the dials located in a centre cluster, and there was a second glove box located ahead of the driver.
If it sticks in the closed position the exhaust gas temperature will rise causing a the turbo bearings to fail and b engine oil into the induction system. We've listed all relevant models here. Understandable if filled with petrol in error. Specialist Diesel Engineers recognise this problem with the X Trail and also with some Toyota diesels. Just one report so far, in December 2009 , of the fuel tank lining of a 68k mile 2003 X-Trail diesel breaking up and the bits wrecking the fuel pump.
Diagnostics repeatedly indicated fuel pump fault, which I didn't believe. . Car has now done 195,000 miles. Seizing of diesel pump due to lack of lubricity in the fuel can snap the chains of all 2. Also suffering mysterious re-starting prtoblems.
Proper fix with Nissan dealers from end August 2006. This can cause the engine to run on its crankcase oil until it is either stalled or goes bang. The following applies to Renault 1. The rest of the controls were housed in the centre console along with a couple of drink holders and other switches, including the drive mode control. As the manifold includes a catalytic converter the cost of replacement is around £1,500.
Build dates: 07-06-2000 to 28-08-2011. Problem was solved instantly by replacing crank case control valve. Large number of turbo, intercooler and general quality problems have led me to withdraw my recommendation of the car. Dealer then demanded £65 to fix it. Manual gearboxes are normally preferred for control when driving off-road, but even in auto form there was good control of the gears.
May also see white smoke. Unusually the X-Trail is fitted with twin tanks. Diesel rattle on engine overrun is caused by the solenoids managing the fuel feed not shutting down when you take your foot off the pedal. So if a diesel X-Trail is accidentally part-filled with petrol it means draining both tanks. It has been confirmed that this degradation is a function of time, temperature, and environmental moisture.
New problem notified in October 2007 is failure of the fuel tank lifter pump. Noticeable between 1,500 and 2,000rpm. A dial on the dash allows the driver to select their desired drive for the conditions. Another reason for turbo failure is down to the intercooler having compressed connections as opposed to the welded connections now used. May be same cause or may be one of the two fuel tank lifter pumps failing. Fix: Recall all affected vehicles to replace the front passenger airbag module with a new quality controlled item. Rubber sealing strips on bottoms of doors wear away down to the metal spring clips which rust and scrape the paint off the door sills.
Apparently this is a relatively frequent problem, with a much simpler solution than the engine diagnostics would indicate. Inevitably the new turbo unit will not last long. Rattling timing chains caused by fracture of the timing chain guides inside the chain cover on some but not all 112bhp 2. Check rear wheel arches for rust. It allows excess fuel into the injectors which continue to operate.