2006 Nissan X-Trail dci Columbia 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Buy the 2.5 petrol version and avoid turbo issues!
Had a Nissan X-trail 2.0 Sport from new in 2003, and in 4 years and 50000 miles not one problem. Traded this in for a 2006 2.2 dci Columbia in October 2007.
While at first, the performance was fantastic, this started to vary on some journeys, to the point of wondering if the turbo was faulty. It's intermittent and does not last long but annoying.
Then my front brake jammed-on and got so hot I thought it would burst into flames. To Nissan's credit, both front brakes were replaced free and they blamed grit in the caliper.
Then yesterday, the brakes failed completely with the pedal sinking straight to the floor. This resolved itself in a minute or so, but not before a few hairy moments!
It's in the with Nissan today, but they just scratched their heads as I had not been over-working the brakes prior to the incident. I know they will ring and say it all looks fine and can't find a problem. It does not leave me feeling too confident though!
A great family car, but brake problems and turbo issues seem to be common on later models.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2008
26th Oct 2010, 08:19
All X Trails seem to have front brake problems due to grit getting stuck in the caliper. After fitting one new (under warranty) and 2 reconditioned (out of warranty) Nissan calipers in the first 30k miles, I decided to find another solution when the last caliper installed jammed 3k miles after it was fitted. A set of reconditioned Mitsubishi calipers were fitted in lieu of the Nissan calipers. They were installed without any modifications and there have been no further problems for the last 20k miles.
25th Jul 2015, 21:35
What is the model of the Mitsu calipers?