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“Do not buy a Nissan Micra K12”

Written on: 03/03/2012

I would not recommend this car to anybody, I've had problems ever since and regret ever buying it. It started with the sensors and turned out to be a streched chain, cost £800 to repair on top of all the over cost on the sensors. Six months after this the cluch went, then the gearbox, also I have had the fan belt changed 4 times because it kept on making a noise. The problem with the car is it isnt a Nissan but a Renualt. Do not buy this car, Nissan are full aware of the problems and will… Read Full Review

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“04 Micra 1.2 Timing Chain 33,000 - Clutch 3,000”

Written on: 20/02/2012

Owned car from new, after 3,000 miles and still in warranty, the clutch burnt out Nissan said it was due to the driver and therefore I had to pay for new clutch. I contacted Nissan H.O. they would not help and also said it was due to driver error. 30,000 miles/6 years later clutch fine - now it's the timing chain. Warning light came on - took to Nissan garage (paid £90 for diagnostic check)they told me it's the timing chain - they said it's stretched, there should only be 10mm movement this… Read Full Review

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“Poured all mu savings into a nissan micra k12 s 2003...”

Written on: 15/04/2011

Poured all mu savings into a nissan micra k12 s 2003 model. I always saw these cars around where I was, so assumed it was a goos reliable car. WAS I WRONG!
I bought it from a small dealer, it was 44k milage, and looking beautiful, I adore the shape, the size, how cheap it was to insure and tax. BUT, by the end, nissan owners are paying more, than owning a blooming jaguar, or rolls royce. Becuase to repair this car is too damn expensive!

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“I am in the process of having my Nissan Micra sorted....”

Written on: 09/03/2011 by debbieg7273 (1 review written)

I am in the process of having my Nissan Micra sorted. Its a 53 plate that I have owned for 7 years and only done 23k miles. I have had the engine management light on since xmas now, when it's plugged into the computer it shows a sensor fault. I have since had both sensors ( crank and cam shaft ??? i'm not sure if that's the corect name) replaced with out the problem being being fixed. I have now been told that it's the drive chain and am looking at a rough cost of £700-£800 to repair.

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“I've had my 2003 micra for 6 months now and it has...”

Written on: 13/10/2010

I've had my 2003 micra for 6 months now and it has just been diagnosed with having a stretched timing chain, costing £900 minimum for repairs. At first, I thought the car was great, I did have a few problems with it though. The first happened on the first day that I'd had it. I drove home from the garage that I bought it from and decided to fill it up with petrol only to find that the petrol door was not opening, I tried everything but it just wouldn't open. Needless to say, cars need petrol… Read Full Review

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Dominicdad's Comment

Written on: 26/10/2010

How right you are my 2003 micra has timing issues the garage has said the engine has to come out and god knows what will happen to all the rest of the car whne they take it out the cost is 882.00 plus vat plus parts the car is worth £1200 it might as well go to the scrap yard at least ill get something for it

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Silken's Comment

Written on: 19/11/2012

I'm the original author of this review. So, I got the timing chain replaced by Nissan in October 2010 and got the car regularly serviced (with complete oil change), more often than stated in the manual and checked the oil every week. It is now 2012 and in April, after doing just 15000 miles since the timing chain replacement, the engine management light is on AGAIN and it's the same damn thing, the timing chain. There is not a chance in hell that I'll be paying for a replacement. I can't afford another car right now so I'm just hoping it'll last long enough for me to save up some money to trade it in and get another second hand car. Although, this time it definitely won't be a Nissan. 2003 micra's are a pile of junk, please, if you are considering buying one, I implore you not to. Even the Nissan mechanic said they're a joke and admitted that nearly every one the garage had sold came back with this fault.

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“Can i just say that all the people that have had...”

Written on: 08/04/2010

Can i just say that all the people that have had problems with the K12 Micra's electrics and engine (mainly timing chain) have Renault to blame, the K12 is built in france and uses Renaults petrol and diesel engines, hence the poor build and reliability. People should really do their homework before buying a new nissan as we all know french cars are built to a very poor stanard. If you want to buy a Nissan, it would be an idea to get an older model pre Nissan/Renault merger as the less the… Read Full Review

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“I bought my 2004 micra in January 09 and ever since...”

Written on: 05/03/2010

I bought my 2004 micra in January 09 and ever since ive had problems with it. After having the car about 6 months it suddenly stopped whilst i was driving on the motorway and later found out i needed a new clutch and gearbox!!! this cost me about £700 and was told at this time that the timing belt had already been changed (lucky i know). The engine light kept coming on after about 8 months and spent a lot of money on sensor lights for everything possible on the car. The cars now leaking oil and… Read Full Review

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“I bought the micra last May from a small dealer. The...”

Written on: 11/02/2010

I bought the micra last May from a small dealer. The car has low milage and was very well kept. within a few days a sensor light came on so it went back to be replaced. Since then I have had the cam shaft sensor replaced. The engine management light is now on all the time and its showin the fault to be the timing chain. The car will not always start on a morning and its completely unreliable. After speaking to mechanics it is a common fault with the 2003 micras. I am definately going to take… Read Full Review

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“I bought 03 Micra from new and have just hit 35,000...”

Written on: 11/01/2010 by joolywooly (1 review written)

I bought 03 Micra from new and have just hit 35,000 miles. I recently had problems starting my car in mornings (mostly when cold) and took it to local garage which diagnosed two faults. I had to take it to Nissan, cost me £83 to have it diagnosed again! They cleared the fault codes and told me the problem was fixed. when i picked car up next day, they informed me that it wouldn't start so most likely to be the timing chain and quoted £900+ to fix, but couldn't guarantee nothing else would… Read Full Review

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“march 05 with 35000 on clock. full service history, my...”

Written on: 16/02/2009 by frank hale (2 reviews written)

march 05 with 35000 on clock. full service history, my Nissan Micra K10 GSX was going great, good miles to the gallon and nice diesel engine, until the engine warning light came on. my timing chain apparantly needs to be replaced and will cost me around £1160. I think this is a disgrace for a car that cost over £11000 when new, I feel that nissan should repair this for nothing. wont buy nissan again ever. i could have saved £5000 and bought a hyundai with a 7 year warranty but thought that… Read Full Review

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“I am another careful lady owner of a 53 reg nissan...”

Written on: 05/09/2008 by jpandolfo (1 review written)

I am another careful lady owner of a 53 reg nissan micra with 23,000 on the clock who has just been told it will cost me £1200 to replace the timing chain!!! I bought from the dealership and have had the car since new. I too was told it was because of the oil (although the car was serviced in December and I checked the oil 2 days ago!! I have already paid £250 for a new ignition. Nissan are well aware this is a fault with their car. I think we need to petition Nissan on this and take it to… Read Full Review

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Parkone76's Response to 398610_jpandolfo's Review

Written on: 30/11/2008

I am a mechanic with 13 year experience with nissan until recently changed to Renault. I do timing chains at home and sometimes once a week and the charge is £750 and that is plenty of profit for myself so Nissan are charging you too much try a reputable non-dealer garage for a price.

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Stretchedchain's Response to 398610_jpandolfo's Review

Written on: 11/03/2013

I agree with you, lets start a petition, just paid £1000 for new chain, Nissan do not want to know even although they know its a common fault

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“One of the best small cars of its era. Refined engine,...”

Written on: 17/08/2008 by robselly (1 review written)

One of the best small cars of its era. Refined engine, comfortable ride and a very enjoyable and direct driving experience make it a dream for those who wish to modify. Pre face lift has even more character with its plain grille and spindly steering wheel. Face lift version looks softer around the edges and distinctly plainer for it… Read Full Review

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“I loved my Nissan Micra until recently when I too had...”

Written on: 16/08/2008

I loved my Nissan Micra until recently when I too had problems with the timing chain.
The garage I took it to told me this IS a recognised manufacturing problem with a bad batch of Micra's sent out (which I can only assume is 2003 models as mine is) and that most garages know about it (which also explains the reluctance of garages I had tried to trade my car into just before the problem appeared).
Contacted Nissan who told me this was not a recognised fault and as it fell outside my warranty… Read Full Review

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Anne Davies's Comment

Written on: 15/12/2008

I too have a Nissan Micra 2003 which has done just under 30,000 miles and guess what? Correct - new timing chain required at a cost of £1169.00. Nissan do not want to know and their "get out of jail free card" is that I have not had it serviced regularly enough.
<br/>I am bitterly disappointed and will be taking it further if I possibly can (does anyone have any fasttrack ideas?).
<br/>Anne Davies December 2008.

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Hedda Lilley's Comment

Written on: 20/10/2009

Guess what? I had my own mechanic identify the problem, and it turned out to be the cam shaft sensor needed replacing. This repair cost me &pound;31.00 + labour! This makes me wonder why local garage quoted &pound;750 and said it was the timing chain. Needless to say, I will never use that garage again.

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Hedda Lilley's Comment

Written on: 30/01/2009

My 03 Micra has also developed a timing chain fault and the main dealer quoted &pound;762 to repair. I have contacted Nissan as reading other sites, this seems to be a manufacturing fault with 03 Micra's and they should do something about this. My car has only done 46,000miles!

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“The Nissan Micra K10 GSX provides cheap & cheerfull...”

Written on: 15/08/2008 by mechanimik (1 review written)

The Nissan Micra K10 GSX provides cheap & cheerfull motoring. Very reliable. I don't recommend buying the later k12, can be very expensive to repair… Read Full Review

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“Have an 03 plate and guess what? Engine light comes...”

Written on: 06/06/2008 by saddriver (1 review written)

Have an 03 plate and guess what? Engine light comes on. Told it was the petrol sensor. Paid £109 to repair it. Light still on and now told...yes....you got it....timer chain! £1,450 quoted for repair. Amazing. What is wrong with Nissan? I am now stuck with a car that is 5 years old, not worth more that £2,000 and a possible bill of £1,500! Shocking!… Read Full Review

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Mechanimik's Response to saddriver's Review

Written on: 15/08/2008

Hi, your model must be the same as mine 1.4 k12. Just gone through the same problem (timing chain)... what a load of rubbish.... the dealer wanted &pound; 1200-1600 to carry out repair, ended up at &pound;750 + vat @ bankside garage in Leeds. Would definitely recommend...

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“I am another person whose timing chain has gone on a...”

Written on: 03/06/2008 by kingy41 (1 review written)

I am another person whose timing chain has gone on a Nissan Micra 03 plate. The car has done 47,000 miles and is serviced each year. The Nissan dealership state that it is due to lack of oil in the car. The garage where the car is serviced confirms that they change the oil and oil filter as standard procedure. Nissan Micra will not admit that there is a manufacturing problem with the timing chain. I will be contacting the Trading Standards people and will also be in contact with watchdog… Read Full Review

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“Too light. The time chain costing £1200. Bought and...”

Written on: 31/01/2008 by hye (1 review written)

Too light. The time chain costing £1200. Bought and stuck costing me time money enerygy and stress is under warranty but the shop i bought it from is not willing to pay £1200 to repair. Anyone to advise on where i can repair without having to pay this much. Nissan should change the way the time chain is manufactured as it is costing the buyers so much money… Read Full Review

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“I have experienced numerous problems since buying a...”

Written on: 04/01/2008 by sare13 (1 review written)

I have experienced numerous problems since buying a brand new Micra in 2004, the most recent and expensive problem being the timing chain. The engine warning light came on so I took it to my local Nissan dealership while it was still under warranty on two occasions.

On both occasions they told me it had been repaired and when it was out of it's warranty (a matter of 1 week later), they told me it needed a new timing chain which would cost around £1200.

They told me this without looking at it a

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“The Nissan Micra was great little car until it started...”

Written on: 17/11/2007 by susanmicra (1 review written)

The Nissan Micra was great little car until it started costing me money. Needed a new timing chain at only 24500 miles I am disgusted the dealer wanted to charge me £1192.00 pounds, got it done at my own garage for £653.00 which is still a lot but better than the dealer! can anyone else advise on who to contact as Nissan wont entertain me either? Will never buy Nissan again.
We were going to buy a nissan Quashqi but after the way we have been treated, we would rather walk than give our money to… Read Full Review

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“Low running costs, the Nissan Micra serviced me in...”

Written on: 11/08/2007 by mostafaismail (1 review written)

Low running costs, the Nissan Micra serviced me in France, we went to Andora through the mountains, no problem except of course the speed. I used Forte engine flush from the start plus I use Shell super unleaded, excellent performance. Excellent small car. You take car of your car it will take of you… Read Full Review

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