2005 Nissan X-Trail SVE 2.2 DCi turbo diesel
Replacement intercooler in the 1st year.
Turbo boost sensors replaced in the 1st year.
Replacement alarm modules in the 2nd year.
Plastic on sat nav screen crazed in the 2nd year.
Fuel filters freeze up in cold weather due to the area of fitment in the engine bay.
Front wheel bearings wear prematurely.
Engine threw a piston under light load driving at 75k; total write off. The vehicle was sent for scrap as Nissan UK wanted nothing to do with it.
Comfortable to drive, reasonably thought out vehicle with lots of cubby holes to tuck stuff away in.
Non towing vehicle, but put to good use shipping equipment in the spacious boot area.
Unfortunately let down by the poor quality of Nissan build, culminating in a complete engine failure at low speed (35mph) and outrageous prices for replacement engine units (£6k).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th April, 2013
5th Nov 2013, 11:17
Sorry to see the list of problems you had with your X-Trail. Mine is 2004 and I have had it since late 2005, and never had a problem since 2006 when it scrubbed off the front tyres. This must have been due to mishandling by the previous owner, as I got the wheels aligned and still have the 2007 replacement tyres. My car has done great service with a lot of towing and many drivers; it feels as good as new and cruises at 140k regularly.
I am recently getting a smell of diesel inside, and have a small coolant leak, but I will fix these and motor on happily.
14th Mar 2014, 15:16
Smell of diesel inside on these models is usually due to the fuel filter housing metal becoming porous and leaking fuel. As the filter body is sited next to the air intake for the heating system, you will smell the diesel as it leaks. When the leak gets too bad, you will get air locks in the fuel system and trouble starting.