19th Jul 2007, 08:46
I too have experienced the lack of Nissan's warranty cover for the clutch on an X-trail. They have refused to contribute anything towards my clutch, even though I have only driven 32,000 miles and it is under 3 years old, leaving me with a bill of over £700.
16th Aug 2007, 23:01
Honestly, a burnt clutch is (and always will be) driver error. Secondly, did you check to see what the towing capacity of your X-Trail is? If you have exceeded that towing limit, then it is your fault again.
Therefore, that fact that the Nissan dealership is willing to take care of half of the cost to repair YOUR mistake, you should consider yourself lucky. Instead of complaining about it here, take the deal and feel lucky that you didn't have to pay the full price.
Some people just aren't satisfied, even though they made the mistake.
9th Jan 2009, 14:42
My 06 X-Trail went in for a service and I was told it needed a new clutch, then was told a new flywheel; total cost £1,600, still under warranty, two and a half years old, and under 60,000 miles. The dealer says it's wear and tear, and Nissan UK won't even help. Looks like I'm going over to Kia; no more faith in Nissan.
4th Jun 2009, 22:12
Nissan X-Trails are rated at 2 tons for towing / no caravans at that weight that I know of / so towing shouldn't be a problem, but it is because the clutch and the stupid dual mass flywheel set up just isn't man enough for the job. If you want a good tow vehicle you need something with a conventional clutch...
I have an X-Trail and they are a fairly good vehicle if they weren't such CRAP, clutch, injector problems, sticking brakes, turbo problems, all of which Nissan don't want to know about. Come on Nissan, we can't all be sore on vehicles, I have had 80 vehicles in my life, 25 of them by the time I was 24 and I am now the wrong side of 50 and I have never burnt out a clutch in my life, I have now and yes it's on an X-Trail... That takes some beating, I've driven rally cars, raced stock cars, and even done banger racing, not to mention motorcycle trials and I have never burnt out a clutch on anything in my life... yes I hear you say, there is always a first time, but a bit of a coincidence don't you think that this has happened in an X-Trail which is 18 months old and only done 14000 miles... They are rubbish!...
BUY KIA or a good second hand Disco, at least parts are cheap on Land Rovers, clutch kit just over £60.