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2008 nissan qashqai brochure



could nissan tech tell us in layman terms what the software updates do,we have just had a 2nd software up date to our 2 .00 tekna and when i asked the guy who did the job he went on about a fifth injector but previously you have said its only the 1.5 that has this. car has done 13000 and had 3 sets of shockers but thats a whole new story perhaps nissan tech has any info on that thanks

I recently asked at the service desk and was told all the software upgrade did was extend the time before the DPF light came on.

Anyone out there want to join me in legal action against Nissan with regard to the DPF issue on my (and yours) Techna 2.0 DCI?

I am sick and tired of my Fired Iron constantly going in and out of the dealers. Its a year old next week and I have only completed 5300 miles and I have lost count of the number of times the DPF light has come on.

To cap it all, this week the orange EM light also came on and after having its 1st service last Friday at a cost of over пїЅ200 the MAIN dealers have so far been unable to extinguish both lights and I have been advised to return it to the dealers for further rectification in 2 weeks time, and additionally have been asked to supply both keys for them to be able to complete the task.
Heaven only knows why they need the 2 keys.

The main dealers however have assured me that it is perfectly OK to run the car as normal with both these 2 lights shining forth and until I return it to them in 2 weeks time; however I have doubts.

However it will be nice to hear from anyone who would like to take things further as Nissan need to be bought to book over this issue, judging by the amount of unhappy Qashqai owners here. ITS SUPPOSED TO BE URBAN PROOF.


. I am sick and tired of my Fired Iron constantly going in and out of the dealers.

Hey, don't blame it on the colour - or Nissan either for that matter . It's Renault you need to blame - it's their half-a*sed diesel engines that gives you folk so much grief. Ask 'Fee Fee Glasgow' about her duff new Megane. The Nissan petrol engines are sweet .

Not had any problems with my QQ+2 in FI, with the 2.0DCi. have done 7500 since I got it last October. could be that I use it 'less urban' but all week I just do a handful of miles on a cold engine, then at weekends it usually gets a 30-50 mile run on A-roads. So nothing unusual really.

Not had any problems with my QQ+2 in FI, with the 2.0DCi. have done 7500 since I got it last October. could be that I use it 'less urban' but all week I just do a handful of miles on a cold engine, then at weekends it usually gets a 30-50 mile run on A-roads. So nothing unusual really.

Same with my 2.0DCI auto Tekna. 12000 miles no problems. The light came on once at about 8,000 but it cleared in about 10 minutes of vigorous driving on an A road.

Need to add that since acquiring the car last May it has been back into the main dealers for the following:

3 Times for jammed electric sunscreen (Re the panoramic roof)

Twice for an out of position seat heater switch on the passengers side
making it impossible to operate.

6 times for the darned DPF light. (Still not resolved along with the Engine Management Orange light)

As I do a lot of town driving I wanted a car which was URBAN PROOF and the Qashqai as advertised appeared to suit my requirements.

Obviously I was not warned of any DPF problems prior to the purchase and I am now told to go and bang up a few miles on the motorway to clear the light. A ridiculous suggestion as this not only wastes time money and diesel it also undermines ones confidence in the car and its abilities, not to mention the safety aspect of extra risk time being spent unnecessarily on the motorways.

My Wife (who is partially disabled) and I do love this car to bits and we went with the all singing all dancing top of the range with SatNav, Black Leather and cruise control etc etc etc: so we are hoping that if Nissan can sort out this DPF issue then we will decide against the possibility of purchasing the new Toyota Verso (Petrol) (Road tested yesterday)

Anyway, Chaps please keep the contributions coming and thank you all for your input so far.

While researching problems on the internet relating to my duff Megane (Thanks G5). I have come across really really interesting forums. Parkers Forum has absolutely hundreds. of posts on Renault Dci engine problems and turbo problems although to be fair I wasn't looking for DPF issues. Perhaps you could look there. I cant attach a link as I am daft but if you look perhaps it will give you a different slant from the Renault side. If I had read that before I had bought the new car I wouldn't have touched it with a barge pole.

Did you say you have only done 5300 miles in a year in your car. If so. your mileage seems low and perhaps a petrol would have better. Dont know the technicalities but do diesel engine not run better when doing loadsa miles? Incidentally when i had my diesel QQ - I was only told after I had signed up of potential DPF problems

I really really do wish you the best of luck as I had to resort to writing to Renault directors to get anywhere with my car. it is a case of the big organisations against us little people. Hope you get things sorted

Many thanks Feefee for input and yes I have just over 5000 miles on the clock, so it is a very low mileage but I am rapidly losing confidence with it and yes I suppose I should have chosen the petrol version. Maybe Nissan will swop it for me.

Still, as yet undecided what to do about mine but have another test drive this weekend in the new Toyota Verso.

I have to make a decision soon as it is one year old on 5th of next month.

I am considering purchasing a QQ 2.0dci and have found reading the posts on DPF most informative.

I have noticed the following statement in the latest Qashqai brochure :-

"The 2.0dci engine fitted to Qashqai includes a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to reduce emissions and protect the environment. The functionality of a DPF may not be suitable for all customers. If your journeys are predominantly urban or low speed, a model without a DPF may be a more suitable alternative."

Clearly Nissan accept there is a problem by making this statement!

DPFs? Your comment above has hit the nail right on the head.

Just have a read of HonestJohn's reply in yesterday's Daily Telegraph entitled "Chokin' apart"- the reply and the query itself says it all!

So, which petrol engine? I continue to be surprised at and extremely pleased with the all round performance of my 1.6 petrol engine. But if I'd had regular and longer journeys and/or had more that the two of us + luggage, and/or used it to tow, then I'd go for the 2.0 petrol. Otherwise the savings made in fuel and Road Tax I feel are worth the very slightly lower performance of the 1.6 over the 2.0. before I finally orderedmine I did an analysis: The 2.0 has between 14% and 21% less mpg; it costs пїЅ1035 more to buy; Road Tax is пїЅ65/ year more. but of course you do have the better acceleration and pulling power. It's 'Horses for courses'

Last Friday (8/5/2009) just received my Fired Iron 2.0 dci back from the main dealers, it having been in for more DPF and EML problems.

Having completed its first service at a cost of over пїЅ220.00 on the 30th April, the dealers advised that they were unable to extinguish the DPF and EWL lights and required the vehicle back for rectification on the 8th May.

So, I had to drive the vehicle for 2 weeks with both lights glowing forth and with the cruise control also in-operative.

The car now is just 1 year old last week with only 5597 miles on the clock and has now had 3 total re-generations.

On receipt of it last Friday afternoon it stank of burned soot and i can only assume that it had been subjected to some severe revving during its re-generation.

(1) PO611 INJ ADJ VAL (PAST)
(2) P1436 DPF RE-generation (CRNT)
(3) P1435 DPF Re-generation (CRNT)

Written advice on the report sheet was that the vehicle needs to be driven HARD for a few miles a week as suspect vehicle is getting clogged up.

Having driven the vehicle for over 200 miles on motorways the day prior to servicing the lights still failed to extinguish and I am not at all confident that this latest re-generation is going to stop this from repeating itself over and over again.

Thank you NickC for your comments regarding the latest statement in the latest brochure regarding DPF as it certainly is not mentioned in my brochure which of course appeared to have been printed and published prior to the emergence of this DPF problem. That I suspect is an admission of guilt on their part.

Needless to say I shall now almost certainly be contacting trading Standards regarding my vehicle and hopefully try and get a replacement PETROL vehicle.

Thanks FeeFee for your contribution also and I hope your new Renault is proving to be trouble free.

Admittedly, I do not do a lot of mileage, bombing up and down motorways, but I did want a car that was hardy, durable and URBAN proof in and around city area's and because of Nissan's advertising I was eventually seduced into buying one.

Please be very aware then NickC about purchasing the 2.0dci as the fault still appears to be an on-going problem and as yet has not been resolved.

I must add, however that I do think this is a lovely car and I would be very loathe to part company with it despite its failings; so come on NISSAN get a grip before you dramatically start losing out on sales because of very dissatisfied owners.

Ihave just Googled DPF and there is a very informative article on the subject of DPF written by the AA I think that this will explain the problems that you are having.

This problem applies to most vehicles with DPF fitted and is not unique to your model.

This is an update about my attempts to get a full refund from the dealer who sold us the car without telling us the type of driving style required to keep the filter clean before purchase.

The dealer in shepperton has not yet replied to our downloaded consumer direct rejection of goods letter sent recorded delivery.

Nissan UK will not forward a memo they sent to all their franchise dealerships telling them to inform any potential purchasers of the particulate filter and the type of driving that needs to be undertaken to keep the filter clean.

As Nissan UK legally do not have to- The exact words that were said to me by a Nissan customer service adviser on the phone today 9th june 2009.

IF ANYONE IN THE TRADE CAN FORWARD ME A COPY OF THIS MEMO ISSUED JAN 2008 PLEASE CONTACT ME DISCRETION GAURANTEED .

I spoke to trading standards today and they advised contacting my creditcard provider as i used my VISA card to pay the пїЅ500 deposit.

I have done this and am getting a rejection of goods form sent to me by visa.

The creditcard provider is legally responsible for the goods as well as the dealership.

Consumer direct also informed me that my case has been forwarded to Trading standards as a possible Criminal Prosecution under the sale of goods act,

Material facts where witheld from us about the car BEFORE I SIGNED THE CONTRACT.

Consumer direct have been very helpful and have asked to be kept informed of the situation.

Everyone wth Nissan PDF problems should contact them in the first instance.

If anyone requires advice /information please CONTACT ME.

I had to drive to the M25 at reigate and drive at 70-80 mph for 25 mins to extinguish the light. /QUOTE]

Forgive my ignorance on this matter, but isn't it all to do with engine revs? Apart from the fact that the problem should not be happening in the first place, would not driving at 30 mph in a lower gear (say 3rd with engine revs @ approx 2500) have the same effect as driving at 70-80 mph in 6th gear?

When I had two successive Skoda (VW) 140 bhp diesels I regularly drove them once a week in 2nd gear (to get the revs up to 4500) for a short distance in order to clear the exhaust and free off the piston rings (as recommended by HonestJohn of the Daily Telegraph). Isn't this what is now needed to deal with the DPF situation?

Got to agree with the previous post really. I've had my QQ 2.0DCi Tekna since Oct 07 and have only had the dreaded DPF light on once which was soon cleared by a quick blast down the M3 keeping the revs up a bit. I might add that 90% plus of my driving is on local urban and A roads and not motorways.

Whils't I agree that the problem really shouldn't be there at all and I was certainly never warned when I purchased the car that it was only suitable for a certain "style" of driving. I do believe that a lot of the issues are caused by people not utilising the full rev range of the engine and therefore not keeping it within its designed power band. I'm certainly not advocating thrashing the engine every time you drive but on the 2.0 diesel it's quite happy if you rev it to say 3K before changing gear and I still get an average of around 38mpg from it!

I had to drive to the M25 at reigate and drive at 70-80 mph for 25 mins to extinguish the light. /QUOTE]

Forgive my ignorance on this matter, but isn't it all to do with engine revs? Apart from the fact that the problem should not be happening in the first place, would not driving at 30 mph in a lower gear (say 3rd with engine revs @ approx 2500) have the same effect as driving at 70-80 mph in 6th gear?

When I had two successive Skoda (VW) 140 bhp diesels I regularly drove them once a week in 2nd gear (to get the revs up to 4500) for a short distance in order to clear the exhaust and free off the piston rings (as recommended by Honest John of the Daily Telegraph). Isn't this what is now needed to deal with the DPF situation?

I bought the car for it's reliability and fuel consumption figures amongst other things.

If you drive the car in high revs the official fuel consumption figures are not obtainable and even on a motorway 5th and 6th gears would reduce the revs to a level that might not Be high enough to regenerate the filter.

The the DPF is a pigs ear of an invention for domestic car users IMO .

It's all in the past for me now as i have returned the car and received a full refund.

Yesterday i picked up my new Jaguar minus a DPF (2.0 LITRE DIESEL only 149 Co2 emissions),

So no more stress over the DPF warning light coming on or racing to the nearest motorway for me now.

Goodluck to anyone who is still having DPF problems and don't let anyone convince you it's your own fault the DPF won't regenerate.

Also whats the longterm reliability for DPFs? and these filters have to be replaced just like timing chains/belt periodically which is a very expensive extra cost to the owner.