Written on: 25/05/2013 by Roger1315
Was a little apprehensive about buying a car with 120000 miles on the clock. I have now had the motor 8 months and the mileage has climbed to 127000. Very economical car, never let me down and a great tow car for my 20' caravan. The car is 10 years old but the engine sounds like a new one! I have bought and sold nearly 40 cars in my driving life and never had one longer than 3 years but I love this motor and hope to have it many years! (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2013 by daz750 (1 review written)
I got my x trail sport love it only 2 things back wheel archers seem to rust up to solve this use underseal it is a common fault mine is a 52 plate now done 105.000 miles just change fluids every 6k part from that no probs plus put reverse sensors on it for mrs (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2012
I bought the car privately last year with 83,000 miles on the clock. The test drive was very good but cut out when we finished the drive. I thought it was because of low fuel. Filled it up got home but cutout on tick over and bad starting. My son who is ex Nissan mechanic said it was the camshaft sensor as he had replaced a lot of these because of the same problem. Put new one in and it did not correct the problem, so went on line and saw the next thing was mega bucks to fix. So we decided... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2011 by andydrat (1 review written)
This is an honest dependable work horse, From new it has averaged around 40mpg under mixed driving. I have used it on road, off road ( tracks, rivers, across fields and through deep snow and hard packed ice) It has now got 146,000 miles (yes thats right) and according to the local Nissan agent the highest mileage they have seen. Problems have been limited to Accelerator pedal (fly by wire therefore very expensive part - I complained to Nissan about the (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2011
done my home work b4 got this xtrail read nissian reliable 4* out of 5 in most magazines.what rubbish dont get one this thing is never out the garage now the fuel pump gone got a quote £1700.in 11 month i have spent over a £1000 to keep it going no money left for pump.it cost me £7k add £1k to keep it on road plus £1700 for pump due mot hate to think you looking at £10k worth £5k.this is with full service history.
Written on: 27/01/2011
I have been very happy with my X-trail apart from the problem i have had with the breaks I have had both front and rear brake problems and an now on my 3rd set of new rear discs & pads.
I have never had a car before with this problem.
Written on: 07/11/2010
I searched high and low for the perfect 4x4 for me, something that was economical, not too big, but could pull a small horse trailer and cope with my very bumpy track and muddy fields.
All was well until yesterday morning when I got in the car to find the oil light on. I immediately filled up and the light went off. However, the engine seemed very restricted, with no pull or drive up hills and through the changes of the gears.
I got a neighbour to look at it last night (mechanic and car... (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2010
2.2di bought 1 year ago rattle on acceloration .back to garage found fault to be injectors they replaced free of charge ok now but not much power below 2250 rpm which makes towing caravan hard work and drinks diesel but still like it. leather interior fab. comfey as you would expect.nice lookingand ok to drive swapped x type jag .no regrets .would liked to know about lack of power before buying and also fuel economy having said that i would not swap it (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2010
We have had our 54 plate X trail only a few months and it seems to need something on a monthly basis: Air Conditioning Fault (apparently comon with 54 plates), intercooler has burst £533+vat + fitting, fuel and oil filters have been replaced only a couple of thousand miles after the last service and MOT and were completely choked, can;t blame the windscreen chip on the car. Fuel efficiency so far has been well below what reviews led us to believe and the black smoke coming out of the... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2010 by galbrac (2 reviews written)
Bought this when I retired, since then it has had one intercooler, 4 turbos and 3 fuel boost sensors replaced. I currently have a problem with the battery discharing over night. It has never gone more than 6 months without a problem.
As I am retired I cannot afford to replace it, getting close to the point where I cannot afford to run it either.
I contacted Nissan to bring their attention to my plight, all they were interested in was whether or not I would buy another Nissan,... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2009 by Fidd (3 reviews written)
Mine's a 2007 Aventura. A very nice compact 4 wheel drive, being the Aventura it has all the kit like sat-nav, heated leather etc. all for a sensible price as well. Bought a petrol one as I strongly dislike the Renault Diesel engines, they have far too many major problems which makes them not worth buying especially once out of warranty - check on Google if you are unsure. The petrol gives really good economy if driven properly as well, which some people might find surprising. Good... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2009 by splutter
The Cold Start Engine Clatter is Back again on Our Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport but this time Nissan Have agreed that there is a problem and are going to replace 3 more injectors , That's the 3 that were not replaced last year...................SO IF YOU HAVE THE SAME CLATTER TAKE IT BACK AND INSIST ON NEW INJECTORS. I THINK WE ARE WINNING!!
Nissan will issue you with a Customer Service Bulletin, read it hand it back amd insist on new injectors.
i have it on good authority that Nissan know... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2009 by Beacon
Bought a new Nissan X Trail Sport Artix 2.0 TDI 173 bhp with Safari roof lights, Chrome side steps, reversing camera, blue tooth, Satnav, keyless entry and all the trimmings , £7000 off retail price, a great deal. Pity about the chronic dealership, wont go there again. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008 by davethedog2000 (2 reviews written)
My Nissan X-Trail is a 2004 2.2dci model. Engine was missing a beat and not allowing me to accelerate past 2500rpm earlier this year and after much messing about by local Nissan Dealer, they replaced the fuel filter and all was fine until this week. Problem has returned with vengeance so heading off once again to have another fuel filter fitted by a local mechanic.
I have done 25k miles since the last replacement in January, never let fuel run down, always fill up at Tesco and do mainly... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2008 by Whittaker420 (6 reviews written)
The Nissan X-trail is a good car, on '05 plates, no problems. The interior could be better but hey. For those complaining about small whells, and low power. What do you expect from a small 4x4, ITS A DIESEL, not a Lambo! (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2008
It has got tremendous power for its class. The mounted headlamps in the roof rails makes it cooler looking. Good four wheel drive system. Its a good suv for its money. I think that Nissan could have fitted it with a bigger wheel to make it more cool looking and produce a better engine that has 200hp but still is cheap. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2008 by amayland
I am a professional engineer (Chartered Mechanical) and have worked in Automive Component Supply for 20 years. Even with my 'insider knowledge' I was caught out by the Nissan X-Trail. The 2007 new X-Trail has even more BHP out of a smaller diesel engine - very worrying.....my personal recommendation is forget Nissan all together, they use too many Renault parts now and that means higher variation = lower reliability. By a Honda, Toyota, Kia or a Hyundai if you want peace of mind. If you want... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2008 by aandaleach (1 review written)
Mine is an early 2003 model, ie. the lower bhp version. However it is undoubtedly more reliable than the upgrade Nissan did in the second half of 2003 to the higher bhp model judging by what I have read. Now has 82,000 on clock and still goes very well. Always serviced at correct intervals. Have to be careful not to overfill with oil; it seems to have a very shallow sump and this possibly could cause smoky exhaust? But passes emission test OK. Seems very reliable so far. But after reading so... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2008 by colin188 (1 review written)
Comfortable motor. Plenty of power. Nice vehicle bit I hope it does not encounter problems like other drivers have found. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2008
The Nissan X-trail good speed for a car like this and is fantastic off-road, also the sound system is incredible, at least for the 2004 Sport 4X4. Its good! (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2008 by Nigel Rose (1 review written)
I purchased my Nissan X-Trail in 2004 a brand new 2.2 DCI, the wheels started to flake off after 6 months and the side bars went rusty, the wheels were re dipped and the side bars replaced. There have been quite a lot of recalls, however the car developed an idle problem after two years and went into Nissan delership for a fuel filler pipe replacement on recall, I asked them to see what the idle problem was and they called me to say they had put it on the diagnosis machine and now it would... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2007
Overall good vehicles learners are surprised how well they pull.
Once the power problems were sorted the seam fine but took nissan a long time to get to the problem fixed. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2007 by Gem1210 (1 review written)
Bought the car secondhand and it has never worked very well, it has been backwards and forwards to the garage as it cuts out completely with no warning and no reason. at traffic lights, in the middle of the motorway it makes no difference and is incredibly dangerous!! the car has now been in the garage for 7 weeks as no 1 seems to know what is wrong with it or what to do about it, garage has replaced various parts after the car was put on diagnostic machine, none of the parts have solved the... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2007 by Richd54 (2 reviews written)
Like the up and over tailgate as opposed to farm gate type,the Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport does everything I want in terms of space, comfort and performance. Let down badly by Nissan''s 'warranty'. Had a problem with rear brake sticking on which damaged disc and meant renewing both rear discs and pads - NOT covered by warranty. This was after two years, 18k miles and regular dealer servicing. Also noisy auxillary drive belts - not covered and not cured by garage tightening them.
My son... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2007 by mainman (1 review written)
Always had the Nissan X-Trail serviced with Nissan garage which is annually. Had a problem in France in Sept 2007 where the Nissan agent mistook the noise I reported to be the Turbo which they replaced at a cost of £900+. Brought the part back to England where my normal garage stated there was nothing wrong with it. The noise was front wheel bearing going! I am presently in positive discussions with Nissan Customer support team regarding both parts. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2007 by crispypancake (1 review written)
I am very happy with this car. From other owner reviews the problems with the vehicle appear to have shown up when Nissan put the 2.2dci Renault engine in the car. Shame, shame Nissan we know your name, you shouldn't have done that. I had the shudder on my vehicle, I didn't know about this problem until I bought the vehicle and strangely enough, the dealer never mentioned it either. However, from my experimentation chaps, the shudder problem is down to fuel quality, nothing to do with the... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2007 by mattcameron (1 review written)
Having owned the previous Nissan X-Trail for 3 years we upgraded to the new 07 version without hesitation as we were very happy with how the X-Trail coped with the demands of the family. However Nissan failed to tell us that they had overhauled the 2.2dci engine to meet Euro 4 emission regulation. The result of which is the engine is now dreadful. It has significant turbo lag between all gear shifts, regardless of engine revs, which means smooth driving is impossible. If you are thinking of... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2007 by roxiflydog
It has developed a lack of power and also resets if the engine is turned off, also idles like a dog most of the time and leaks oil, which has been repaired twice.
Nissan, you need to get your act together and sort this problem as I will not buy another. (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2007 by Nissan Owner (1 review written)
The Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport is possibly the most appalling car I have ever owned - beats Lancias easily! The car has failed every MOT since new on emissions and despite reporting this under warranty, Nissan ignored us. Stuttering set in and Nissan (the Hi Tech from the manufacturer) first said it was the fuel filter (£100+ to replace a paper filter?) then when that did not fix it, apparently then it was the injectors that needed replacing (£1000+) - In the end an independent specialist... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2007 by Tallman (1 review written)
I have enjoyed my Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport and if I could find a kit for jacking up the suspension I would no doubt buy another one. The problem is that there are many 4x4's with better ground clearance, but they are so much more expensive and are no where near as economical. The annoying thing is that some people try to put it across that all 4x4's are gas guzzlers, which this one is not. In fact, there are many 2 wheel drive cars that are not as economical as this one. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2007 by xtrail owner
Engine & turbo, blew up at 22k, took dealers 6 weeks to replace with new engine as they were arguing with me that because it had not been serviced by them it was not covered under warranty, even though my mechanic had used genuine parts & had an account wth them with copies of all receipts - they just didnt want to know. I also had new clutch fitted at same time (which I had to pay for). I bought it to tow caravan - wot a joke. Final straw 5000 miles later a bang in gear box - needs new... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2006 by ned kelly
I bought the Nissan X-Trail 2.2 Columbia (free jacket...nice) and have had no problems at all. It's used as Dad's taxi and I'm getting reasonable fuel economy. Tax is over £200 a year and it cost £21,000 but I like it - it's comfy, safe and there is power there when needed. Great for gentle commuter driving but costly if you hammer it - just like any other car really. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2006 by janxxx (1 review written)
Had the Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport put into garage, so fan was sorted, but the light now failed. It's smoking heavily when accelerating and they removed inlet pipe from turbo to inter-cooler and found excessive oil in pipe. The oil seals and turbo failed and they then fitted new turbo at a very high cost and replaced all gaskets. My car was then flushed and road tested. I got it back - great. Four days later I had to phone garage and book it in as black smoke now is very bad! (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2006 by hailesfuzz (1 review written)
Having checked the Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport forums it would appear that Nissan is still selling cars with this miss fire. There are loads of people who are in the same position as me and it would appear that Nissan is aware of the problem but have yet to find a fix. This miss fire has got to the stage where it really annoys me, passengers in the car rarely notice it but as I drive it every day, I feel it all the time. Other than this minor problem, the car has performed well and is... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2006 by richardfj (1 review written)
I bought this vehicle second hand with 30,000 on the clock, average for age, but was amazed to see the ammount of smoke it pumped out, easily missed on a short test drive. I took it to a local dealer to assess the problem and they came up with a list of items that needed to be replaced, including the ecu and the injectors, this on a vehicle that was only just out of warranty. But worse was to come, the cost of the work was closer to £3000.00 than £2000.00 with the injectors alone costing in... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2006 by Paul Mather (1 review written)
I, like many others, bought this Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport, as it had great reviews. If the customer service was better, the problems would seem much less of a hassle.
I have owned many cars and will still enjoy the X-Trail as long as I have it. I will not recommend or buy another Nissan. YOU LIVE AND LEARN!!!! (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2006 by pat22090 (1 review written)
I've had mine for nearly 2 years and have had no grief at all except for the tyre wear on the front. The standard Dunlop ST tyres will last about 16k before the outeridges are through to the canvas. This is with the correct pressure and tracking checked! This only affects the front driven wheels, I am about to replace the 2nd set of front tyres while the rear still have about 16k wear left. The interior trim does tend to scuff and mark quite easily. Although it looks large, the boot is... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2006 by lanty (1 review written)
After reading 4 wheel drive comparisons in popular magazines it seemed reasonable to purchase a nissan x trail. However after my purchase in 2004 I have had many problems, some of which are still unresolved. I contacted (by chance) nissan customer services uk, after reading on the web that there had been a number of recalls relating to turbo problems and engine management modules wrongly calibrated. I was informed after a long wait that I should have been informed about these recalls by the... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2006 by Eoghanob (1 review written)
We thought we bought a good one. As soon as we get it back from Windsor motors we will trade in for something more reliable. If you want to do bigish milage/ KMs dont buy one of these (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2006 by viorel
I love the Nissan X-Trail, there are so many postives about this car. (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2006 by Bob Angus (1 review written)
Up until now I have always recommended to others how much I like my X-Trail. I still do, but the service/warranty stinks. Make the customer pay until they kick up a fuss seems to be their motive. The Nissan salesman has yet to call me after the sale in Sept 2004. Go figure! (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2006 by alrossuk (2 reviews written)
After my disastrous Freelander the Nissan X-Trail is a complete joy. Dealer time is running at about 5 hours per year - for one annual service - nothing else needed. No recalls, no breakdowns, no hiccups - nothing but climb in, switch on, and drive. Just like a car ought to be. Brilliant! That's a reliability of 99.95% with zero unplanned downtime. Well done Nissan - an excellent product. [Compare to my previous Freelanders dismal average of 420 hours per year in the dealer -... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2006 by gyal
When me and my husband bought 4x4 Nissan X-Trailer, I wasn't so sure I liked it. However, my husband fell in love with it at first sight. My three children fell in love it too, so much that they never wanted to walk to school again.
One night I took the X-Trailer for a spin. I felt so comfortable and secure. I got so used to the high levelled seats and the big steering wheel.
Now we don't just see the X-Trailer as a way of transport but also like a family member (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2006 by MLV
I am pleased overall with my X Trail but am changing my mind since the problems started.
The local Nissan dealer has been extremely helpful even though I didn't buy from them.
It's the misfire problem that is getting to me at the moment, it only started when I filled up with Asda Ultra Low Sulphur, my other car a VW Passat has no problems with it. I have now filled up with Texaco and Shell Extra and it still misfires.
The Xt is booked in for a look at the problem in March so will update on... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2005 by daefguy (1 review written)
My 1st Nissan Sport X trail Tdi never ceases to amaze me with its power and progressive torque. I'm forever praising the engine which has not let me down in my 38500 miles during 30 months of ownership. Managed to return 46 mpg when new.... and 36mpg on last 12k miles. The only let down was the plastic trims that was easily scratched, especially with 2 little kids in the car. The kids also spilled their drinks on the cloth seats, and I used upholstery foam cleaner to clean the whole four... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2005 by beltizar (1 review written)
When I bought the Nissan X-Trail I was over the moon. Had loads of room for family, dog and camping gear. We went everywhere in it. Took it across fields and through shallow(ish) rivers and generally fell in love with the car. My wife loves it as she feels really safe in it,. My 7 year old son loves it because he has great visibility and I loved it. It cruises effortlessly and quietly (considerably quieter than the Freelander) on quiet motorways at 90mph at just over 3000rpm with plenty... (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2005 by peterf
Had the Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport 4x4 since November 2004 and can't stop smiling every time I drive it. Only problem is that the rear fog light doesn't work but will get that sorted soon. Steering is positive, and I feel safe in it. The all round vision is brilliant and with reversing sensors fitted I have no problem parking such a large vehicle in small spaces. I looked at all the usual suspects before deciding on the x-trail and do not regret my decision. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2005 by davyb (1 review written)
I have the SVE spec model Nissan X-Trail, with the 2.2 diesel. With 9000 miles passed I also had the problem of lack of power, cured by switching off, counting to ten then restarting. This only happened over a week and then went away. At 12000 service nothing unusual. At 18000 the problem came back and persisted. Local dealer told me it was due to fuel being too low and confusing the computer.
Strange as the tank was 75% full. From then on it has been all downhill. At 25000 miles the same... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2005 by alan230661 (1 review written)
The Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport 4x4 pulls like a train when under load ( 1450kg van on back) drives where you put it, but turning lock is not too good and the trim gets scratched without much trouble! Sunroof is great & makes the car feel light but the seat belts cut into our kids (12years) shoulders. The engine noise is the worst thing though - a transit we hired was not as bad as the x-trail. (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2005 by mads334 (1 review written)
Bought my Nissan X-Trail 2.2 Dci Sport 4x4 in October 2002. Worked fine until summer 2004. Lost power suddenly :brought it to the garage and they replaced airvolume switch, I believe it was. This happend twice, next thing that happend was that the engine ran out of oil; the oil went into the turbo. Back to the garage, they drained it & changed the gaskets. Back on the road and voila; engine ran out of oil. This time the turbo is totally wrecked and needs to be replaced. The mechanics don't... (read more)
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