2004 Nissan X-Trail 2.2 from France
Worrying reliability issues
My turbo started to whine after 20,000km, the dealer (in France) pointed the problem out to me during a routine service, they replaced it (and the ECU) on warranty and provided me with a hire car free of charge.
At 30,000km an oil leak from the intercooler caught fire on the turbo, a minor fire occurred. Again the dealer replaced the part (a 30 minute) job. He didn't need to look under the bonnet to tell me what caused the fire.
I like the car, I am worried about the long term reliability. Will probably sell before the 3yr warranty is up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th May, 2006
Try letting the engine idle for 30-60 seconds at the end of a journey (particularly long/arduous driving) before switching off. This lets the turbo/oil cool down and prolongs its life.
I have the Nissan X-Trail 2006 ST-S 4x4 40th Anniversary edition (3 months old). Until recently I was extremely pleased with this car. The added extras (alloy wheels, large sunroof, and fog lights) are fantastic. However, be warned, if you live anywhere subject to hot climate (such as Australia), you will find that the air-conditioner of this car is totally inadequate. Hours of operation on maximum does little to reduce temperatures inside the car, if outside temperatures are in the 30C's. Be prepared for your children in the rear to be sweating profusely, as there is no rear air vents. I have been unable to use the car for the last two days as temperatures in my town have reached the high 30Cs. I cannot get the car to come below 38C. I have three reflective panels on the windshield and front windows, and two rear window socks. This is despite the highest grade (Grand Prix-Formula 1) window tinting.