Written on: 28/12/2013 by vickies202 (1 review written)
my d22 was never used as a works vehicle, old gent up to 74k and family car with me for 3yrs taken it to 90k, well looked after and serviced loads. made a light rattle on and off a week before failing, barely audible, took it back to garage (right after service) and told its normal... bs! next call to garage was for recovery. faulty rod bearings and when they go they can be dangerous if they shoot through the side of the engine block. nissan claimed its not under recall though i quoted the recall letter in my hand and didn't notify everyone of the flaw either. replacement engines of the same model or refurbs from nissan are useless as it too has horrible tendancy to blow as soon as 15k miles, only way to fix it is with private engine recon companies who are used to fixing the fault at a cost of average 1700, well less than half the nissan quote. brilliant car except too light on the back, fishes in snow and bounces everywhere with a trailer on and won't pull much without a slip of the clutch... although it was lovely to drive normally i will never ever buy nissan again, just not reliable enough to be worth it, though i understand newer models have fixed the fault.
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