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★☆☆☆☆

“If u want a stress free life then dont buy Worst MPV TAXI”

Written on: 27/04/2013 by Hussain140 (1 review written)

this is by far the worst taxi MPV i have bought got it in 2008 for Voyager Crewe who have relocated to Sandbach semi-auto gear box replaced 4 Times since the day i had it engine went on it also wiring loom burnt out even the sliding door fell off talk about safety the Vehicle has been a plague. To all NEVER EVER even think about buying this type of Vehicle n also Nissan holdcroft in stoke are so terrible that each time the vehicle went in to them they had it for weeks on ends between 4-7 weeks… Read Full Review

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“Prity shity Nissan ”

Written on: 15/04/2013 by Ihatenissan (1 review written)

I have a catalogue of things go wrong with my Primastar Nissan are a horrible company to deal with, My Primastar has done 17,000 miles from new After the first 2000 miles Hardly any of them have been trouble-free… Read Full Review

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“worst van i ever bought”

Written on: 05/04/2012

heap of shitt.anything that involves Renault is a disaster… Read Full Review

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“WARNING DO NOT BUY”

Written on: 09/12/2011

We have two Nissian primastar vans both are chiller vans both done 140000+ miles. After a year on the 56 plate the chiller broke down and can not be fixed because of the way they have been fitted. The 07 plate chiller just about works when it's cold out side!!! Every time we take them in for a service or a problem at the Nissian main dealer it always costs between £1500 - £2000+ they never have any parts in stock!! The main dealer never cared after the warranty ran out!! on the 07 plate the… Read Full Review

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“timing chain and engine problems”

Written on: 19/06/2011

I was driving on dublins M50 one night on the 20 may with a full load on board,i was just about to exit off the motorway when all of a sudden the useless van lost all of its power and died on the side of the road. the following day i brought it to nissan to find out what the problem is. the mechanic informed me tht the timin chain had snapped.its now off the road 5 weeks and counting.i have been told that there is no parts available in ireland, the uk,or in europe. what i dont understad is… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“2003, 120000 miles, I've owned it for 2 years and all...”

Written on: 17/03/2011

2003, 120000 miles, I've owned it for 2 years and all its cost me is Mots, fuel, brake pads tyres!

Nothing wrong, everything works brilliantly, not a patch of rust anywhere, van flies, great fuel economy, regularly pulls a trailer, or large caravan when I'm working away from home.

Lovely van, and definitely recommended!… Read Full Review

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“Done 115000 in mine only had servicing and mot to pay...”

Written on: 28/01/2011

Done 115000 in mine only had servicing and mot to pay for . Used one set of brake pads as well. No rust apart from wheels… Read Full Review

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“I have an 06 primastar. I am writing this review to...”

Written on: 07/11/2010

I have an 06 primastar. I am writing this review to warn people against buying one of these vans, they are totaly rubbish plus it's not a nissan it's a renult. The first problem i had was ocasionaly i had no power. It would start fine, but the acelerator wouldn't work, for about 5 mins, then worked perfect.They changed the pedal,that didn't work, then they reprogramed the ecu, that didn't work, it went to nissan to, they could fix it. They tryed a new ecu, still no joy, after countless other… Read Full Review

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Written on: 14/11/2011

Try an EGR valve!

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Tedlong's Comment

Written on: 16/11/2012

I have the same problem starts fine but no acelerator pedal power, have just changed the pedal and was about to re-programme the ecu, but I bet its a leaking injector the same as you, I have owned this van for about 3 months and to date have had to replace ,fuel pump,steering pump,new glow plugs as it would not start, and as I write this one of the engine mounts has broken! Will have to keep it for another 6 months but as soon as I get some cash together I will get shut. Thanks for your review re the acc/pedal as its save me time,luckily I have a pal who is a mobile mechanic who fixes ir for me so costs are down, have got used to wondering every day what is going to go wrong with it today?

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★★★★☆

“I bought my Nissan Primastar 115Dci from Voyager MPV...”

Written on: 15/08/2010 by mark87 (1 review written)

I bought my Nissan Primastar 115Dci from Voyager MPV as a taxi in May 08. Overall as a taxi it has been superb but its been let down by periodic electrical faults on the engine which have caused it to cut out in wet weather It has broken down several times in wet weather and refused to start until it dries out and also wont start if the vehicle is jet washed with the engine off. Now the engine has packed up altogether and wont start and appears to have no compression or fuel pressure. I'm now… Read Full Review

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Mark87's Response to mark87's Review

Written on: 11/09/2010

Update on the engine. The timing chain snapped which has totalled the engine. Nissan refused to assist with a warranty claim so I have had to buy a new engine. That sounds straightforward but its far from being that unless you buy a complete unit direct from Nissan dealer at top price.
<br/>I went down the line of sourcing a new engine from an engineering company in Rainham who took my engine as part-exchange. They swapped all the ancillaries across but unbeknown to me until the engine arrived here it didnt have the injectors. It seems they usually seize in the head rendering the entire engine as scrap if anything requires doing to it. The injectors are the last thing to be fitted to the top of the engine ,so if the head needs to come off its impossible if the injectors won't come out.
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<br/>Its ended up being a very expensive repair job and its also taken around 3 weeks to sort it all out.
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<br/>I'm wondering if anyone else has come across timing chain problems with these engines? In my opinion Nissan and Renault need to include a timing chain in the service schedule after so many miles.

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★★☆☆☆

“complete RUBISH, owned the van 3 mounths and its been...”

Written on: 25/06/2010

complete RUBISH, owned the van 3 mounths and its been in the garage five times, and guess what problem is still not sorted.
Nissan main dealers do not want to no just keep taking money and saying it must be something else every time if it is something else then why do they keep replacing parts that are not broken, because their idiots.
DO NOT BUY A NISSAN !!!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“bought the taxi version of the primastar, £27,000....”

Written on: 19/05/2010

bought the taxi version of the primastar, £27,000. total nightmare,
semi auto box, four breakdowns in 2 years all gearbox.downtime a killer to
the pocket.do not buy one of these. of the 6 nissan taxis in town, all have
gearbox problems.now going down the route of getting h.p. company to reclaim as not fit for purpose… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 11/05/2012

How did you get on with this? Did your HP comp reclaim?

We are having the exact same problems. Nothing but issues since we got it 2 years ago. After various faults that have cost £1500/2k so far to fix. We have just paid £2K for a part for the gear box that nissan have installed - They broke another part in the process of fitting it.!!!! Now the computer is saying it wasn't that, that was the problem its something else! This has been off the road for weeks now loosing money as it is tracked out as a taxi!
We are stuck with ours and will approach nissan now for solutions.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 03/07/2012

Hi problems with Nissan Primastar as well ours is leased, sale of goods act we have been advised to hand it back as not fit for purpose. Only 29 months old when gearbox failed but 67,000 on the clock Nissan offered 20% (as good will) joke. We only have 6 months left as if we will pay out 2000 (after 20%) now.
Have either of you had any luck, feel like there is a cover up as no real reports shown on internet yet everyone knows how bad the gearboxes are!
Renault changed same gearbox in another van at 76,000 no problems.
Nissan are the most unhelpful customer services I have ever come across.

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Nomorenissanrenaults4Me's Comment

Written on: 28/03/2013

You bought a FREEKIN Renault. What did u expect, reliability? Renault now owns Nissan and many loyal Nissan owners having experienced numerous failures with their Nissan /Renault vehicles vow never to buy a Renaukt or a Nissan again. Perhaps u should do the same and stop throwing good money after bad. Wise up and buy from a reliable company like Honda and Toyota. If your dumb enough to reward Renault's crappy quality with your hard earned cash, then you're the fool. Sorry but someone has to tell it like it is.

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★★★★★

“had van from new have done 106000 miles and has been...”

Written on: 03/12/2009

had van from new have done 106000 miles and has been brillant van. has had a hard life so far is across fields and down rough road ways evey day covered in mud. aways washes to a shine. have fitted brake pads and discs and a antiroll bar plus tyres. will be having another one in maybe another year.plus is getting 35+ mpg weighting 2.2ton all the time.
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★☆☆☆☆

“you pay £17000 for van and its totally faulty.fuel...”

Written on: 20/11/2009

you pay £17000 for van and its totally faulty.fuel econ is dreadful,paint falls off after 6 weeks and nissian dont care,they try to blame stonechips but after 1400miles thats a joke.the van is covered all over with paint falling off.try ang get nissian to do anthing is impossible as they dont want to know.try to charge you for your vehicle to be checked at £55 per hour plus vat to find there faults they know about as they have recalled vans because of electrical faults this month november… Read Full Review

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“first had wheel wobble then tyres faulty then wheel...”

Written on: 13/11/2009

first had wheel wobble then tyres faulty then wheel balance problems then pulls to left making my arm ache then has 3 callback faults now got another one saying the dash board wiring is faulty someones tacking the pi88 AND IT COST 15000 and nissan still cant fix it… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“37,000 miles in my Nissan Primastar, all original...”

Written on: 06/07/2009 by primastar (1 review written)

37,000 miles in my Nissan Primastar, all original parts and tyres… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Bought this Nissan Primastar van last year,absolute...”

Written on: 24/06/2009

Bought this Nissan Primastar van last year,absolute nightmare,have spent 4000.00 euros in 5 weeks,60000 miles, serviced 10000 kilometres religiously, nissan don't want to know, problem still not solved… Read Full Review

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“would never have bought a nissan primastar had i known...”

Written on: 10/06/2009

would never have bought a nissan primastar had i known it was a renault engine with a nissan badge. clutch and gearbox problems and now loss of power when driving… Read Full Review

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“ The Nissan Primastar. Nice Drive, Comfortable. After...”

Written on: 08/01/2009 by georgethechippy (1 review written)

The Nissan Primastar. Nice Drive, Comfortable. After buying it from new and only 21K miles needs new disks then after 58K needs new ones again. From day one electrics have been doggey, panels are so weak on roof that it has split. Transmission is a nightmare, in 58k I have had to replace the clutch, master and slave cylinder and now the gear cables have worn, for a four year old van I have now spent £4500 on repairs and changeing parts which are either not covered by warrenty or the warrenty… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“STAY WELL AWAY! The name Nissan has been sold out...”

Written on: 27/06/2008

STAY WELL AWAY! The name Nissan has been sold out cheap on this van! Go for a VW or Toyota!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I have had problems from week one with my Primastar....”

Written on: 04/02/2008 by chippy44 (1 review written)

I have had problems from week one with my Primastar. Gearbox / clutch , immobiliser and now the throttle sticks. Much worse in cold weather. Nissan GB can't help much. For your own sanity do not buy one of these… Read Full Review

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