AnswerID: 40418 Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 16, 2003 at 20:17
I don't know about these 3.0 TD's, my boss has had his back to the dealer twice now, not onlly did they have it for over a week the second time but they wouldn't even give him a loan car (All out apparently), he got it back the other day and we were driving along through Perth
and the engine light came on again. It keeps doing it, then it start blowing sh%t loads of smoke and looses all it's power. Nissan have actually said to the dealer they don't know what's wrong, the computer is telling them it needs a new motor but it must be wrong. It's 1 year old this month and has only done 20k of city driving, no country or off road. They also said that they have just had two more of come in with the same problem and Nissan still does not know what is wrong with them! They have replaced turbo valves, sensors, relays etc etc. Not good in my eyes. The least they could do it give him a loan car as he was told "we don't know when you will have it back"
It's going back in for the third time in a couple of days.
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FollowupID: 258062 Submitted:
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2003 at 15:43
Sorry to hear your horror story however...
My 2003 3l gu auto has just completed a 25000km trip the long way from sydney
in may to perth
in october via cape york
, gulf, coberg, kalumbaroo, gib river etc etc without any problems (apart from two punctures, a windscreen and the once new OME suspension
is now u/s) The only hint of problems was the surpent belt would always slip a bit after 400mm plus water crossings - the hydraulic belt tensioner was fixed under waranty.
Next year the canning if time permits ...
Would I buy one again - YES!!
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