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Four year old Qashqai with a crack from an edge then right up the middle of the inner sheet of laminated glass. No damage on the external sheet of laminated glass, so my assumption is that it is a manufacture fault. Nissan have rejected my claim as there is a clause in the warranty about glass and the car is 12 months out of warranty. A significant cost to replace (almost $3000), so I am very disillusioned with Nissan Australia.
Purchased in May 2017 at Northern Motor Group.
Love Love Love
I bought my Dualis at 3 years old and I have had it for 8 years now. I have it regularly serviced and to date (fingers crossed) I have had no issues. It is great for around town or on longer trips, easy to park and I will keep it for as long as I can. My only criticism is the internal door handles are peeling, so obviously a plastic of some sorts and the chrome is coming off which is not pretty, but that is the only thing I dont like which I think is pretty awesome.
Purchased in December 2013 for $19,000.00.
Not too bad, except...
2019 Nissan Qashqai ST-L 2.0L petrol:
Brought the car used only last year with just under 7,000km from the Nissan dealership and it has been pretty decent; good amount of tech, leather seats, good looking, etc. Around a month after we took the car for a service, we started hearing a whistling or cricket noise from the left C-pillar of the car and we took it to the Nissan dealer and they said the number plates weren't fitted correctly so they fixed it; The problem then subsided for a bit of time until the same noise came back (but louder) so we...need to take it back to the dealer again and the car only has 15,000km! We previously had a 2010 Nissan X-Trail with 145,000km on the clock (When we traded it in) and it didn't have a single problem! They don't make Nissans like they used to, quite disappointed. We are not to sure on what is causing the whistling or cricket noise from the left C-pillar of the car so if you know the answer, please answer below.
Purchased in February 2020.
Absolutely love this car.
Runs amazing. Have had for 3 years and not a single problem. I do find it hard when needing to purchase a tyre if you get a flat while travelling as it's not a common one that most tyre shops stock. Great sound system. Great to drive and park. No problems doing long road trips or just around town. This car is also excellent on fuel.
Purchased in February 2018 at Nissan Dealers for $34,000.00.
Not high quality as I expected, had a brake failure
My 2018 Qashqai only 43,000 km on it got a brake failure in the middle of the road! The brake got stuck for no reason. Told the company and dealership could not figure it out, they didnt even repair the damge to the car caused by the stuck brake.
Purchased in October 2020 for $21,000.00.
Faulty Radiator Fan
The Radiator cooling fan has gone in my 2015 Nissan Qashqai ST. Took it to my mechanic, he was shocked to see this part needing replacing in his eyes prematurely in a car that has done 108,000k's. He phoned Nissan and couldn't believe the cost for a genuine Nissan part is $1,580.00, just the part this doesn't include installation. Thankfully he has been able to obtain an after-market part for $500 and his cost to install is around $100. How lucky that I have a great mechanic. I recently have been informed that it is very common for this part to be faulty in Qashqai's that has around the 100,000k's on the clock. Interesting what you find out.
- J11 ST CVT (2014-2021)
Faulty Head Unit In My Brand New Qashqai And Nissan Refuses To Honour Their Warranty
I bought a brand new Qashqai ST on the 31st of July 2020. From day one the Nissan Connect 4 unit in this car would start a rebooting loop when a USB stick with music on it was inserted into the USB port. I contacted the service department who investigated the problem and told me the unit needed a USB software update (Nissan informed them it was a 'known issue' with this unit). I was then told that this software update didn't actually exist yet and I'd have to wait for it to be developed. Apparently this could take from 2 weeks to 2 months and...I had to keep checking back with THEM to see if the update was available, they weren't going to contact me about it. First rate customer service that! My biggest concern at this point was what else could be wrong with the vehicle if they couldn't get such a basic component right... Three months later and of course there was still no software update. Utterly fed up with the radio and Spotify I thought I'd use the CD player, which I hadn't even touched up to that point. Low and behold a few minutes into it the Connect 4 unit started the same rebooting loop. Off, on, off, on, off, on....over and over and over. I contacted the service department who told me to bring the car in again. This time they told me the rebooting issue with the CD player was caused by its need for.....you guessed it.....a software update!! A software update that I would just have to keep waiting for because it STILL didn't exist. That's where my patience ended. I argued that the 'known issue' with the unit involved the USB connection, not the CD player as well. I reminded them that this was a brand new car with a 5 year warranty and I wanted the unit replaced. No go. They had been instructed by Nissan not to replace it because all it needed was a software update. I told them it was completely ridiculous that Nissan was refusing to acknowledge that my head unit could actually be faulty. They stood their ground and asked me to come and pick the car up. When I arrived the technician handed me a print out of something called a Service Technical Info sheet that Nissan had sent to the service department. It describes the issue as: "The AIVI unit reboots when USB input (phone or USB stick) is connected before the vehicle is turned on. This has been investigated and identified to be caused by a software bug. A new software version is currently under development to fix this concern. Until this new software is made available please do not replace the AIVI unit." And this, written on the very bottom of that same page, is a pretty good indication of just what Nissan is all about:
Purchased in July 2020 at Armstrong Nissan Toowoomba.
Dualis +2 TI-L 2012 J10 has done well - for minimal services and big kms
I purchased my Nissan Dualis +2 TI-L back in 2012 brand new for $39K, as at today I have travelled 223Kms
I have never had an issue with it until now but, that is understandable for the kms it has travelled in its short life and the fact it has been serviced maybe 4 times in its life!!
I use the car daily and run 60kms a day at minimum, I have also done many long trips interstate.
Most recently I have had to replace the ignition coils (and spark plugs while we were at it) as the thing broke down running on 3 cylinders, boy was that a crazy dri...
Purchased in July 2012 at Nissan Dealers for $39,000.00.
Safety not important for Nissan
I bought my Nissan Qashqai a year ago. I was happy with the car till I had a flat tyre and had to change it. The car jack broke as the car went up. Luckily the tyre was still in the wheel and I had a hydraulic jack in the car. I contacted Nissan and they refused to replace the jack. They wrote in an email that from the picture they can see that it was used incorrectly. They don’t even want to see the jack. Not very safe ....
Nissan qashqai 2015
I drive every day and have found the qashqai to be great on fuel and have no mechanicalproblems in the 4 years I've owned it it's a dream to drive the only draw back is the stereo system interface with blue tooth works perfectly but very limited to other brands
Purchased in September 2016 for $21,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Nissan qashqai ti is all looks and no performance. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!
Ok - you want objective and accurate facts? The Nissan Qashqai TI is a vehicle to avoid for many reasons. Yes - it looks wonderful in the driveway, eg: you can reverse out with ease due to the 360 degrees around view monitor, but that's where it loses its edge. While riding fabulously high & up with the big boys, the car's technology is heavy towards being parked or avoiding low-speed collisions. Around town, the CVT motor acts jerkily & is unresolved until above 90 km's. At that point, it transforms into a regal ride, sitting on it's 19 inch a...lloy rims, but I don't spend my life commuting. Not a smooth ride from 20 to 90km's, no refinement in engine control and braking is spongy at best. So, like any female fashion Model showing off a size zero body, it's all looks and no performance when and where you need it - proving that nobody, and especially not a AUD $41,000 SUV like the Nissan Qashqai, can survive on just looks alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Purchased in January 2020 at Byrne Ford Kedron, Brisbane for $20,500.00.
A dinosaur of a car
I bought a 2015 Nissan qashqai a couple of years ago and as a car it's not bad at all when you look at its entertainment system/Bluetooth system it's antiquated and decades behind its rivals this makes it unsafe as you can't voice dial or answer everything has to be done manually Nissan connect is so bad even Nissan gave up on it and introduced apple car play in its newer models but left the rest of us hanging in the wind
Purchased in August 2015.
A thoroughly adequate car with out being special. Great packaging (though not a "family" car). Good ride and handling.
2019 Qashqai ST, automatic, white. This Qashqai was a long term (six months) work vehicle. Usage was commuting with some other driving, normally with one driver.
Length = 4.39m
Weight = 1376kg
2L 4 cylinder, 106kW (@6,600rpm), 200Nm (@4,400rpm)
The Qashqai is a thoroughly adequate vehicle with good ergonomics and comfort, great packaging, solid ride and handling with few vices. What you see is what you get.
This is perfect car
use to go to work and driver around for shopping . i use the car every day . there so may feature and i never gone through all. like the seat adjustment.
Purchased in June 2020 at blacktown for $45,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
- Dualis J10 (2007-2014)
Love my car
I use my car everyday and for camping trips. I wanted a car that is stylish but had the space. I have never had any issues over the 6 years of owing it. The only let down is that the interior door panels have a black seal on them thats peeling. Ive always kept undercover so its not sun damage just wear from opening the door and using the widow buttons.
The only thing that has let me down on this car was the dealership. Bought this car new 2014, Diesel Turbo. Now 165k and only maintenance costs have been battery and tyres. The diesel has more power than the petrol (which I test drove) and runs well around town or country. I'm an hour from Townsville and have towed trailers from Cairns no hassle. Interior still perfect except for door trim.
Purchased in March 2014 at Nissan Dealers for $34,000.00.
A great A-B car
I purchased this car in 2017 and use it daily. I've only had one issue - a friction sound from the steering column which, when investigated by Nissan, resulted in the steering column being replaced (free of charge, as the car was still under warranty).
There's no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in this car, but I don't give two hoots about that.
Overall, this has been a comfortable, reliable car, with a decent amount of space given it's a compact SUV.
The only negative I've found is that it's a bit of a thirsty car - not as economical as some others in its class.
Purchased in August 2017 at Nissan Dealers for $25,000.00.
Love the blue
Have purchased my second nissian qausqaui
Had a 2015 Ti , great car sold it after 3 yrs and brought the new stl 2019 model good upgrades, less road noise with this later model
Purchased in August 2019 for $35,000.00.
Don’t be fooled. Car purchased in 2015 from Liverpool Nissan NSW. Used for work commute and weekend travel - 200kms give and take so regular services done. 160k on the clock. Within 4.5 years I have replaced 4 batteries - only 1 replaced under warranty as it was within the year of purchase. Transmission replaced, fan belt replaced, intercooler replacement, pipe that connects to turbo replaced, moon roof second time replaced due to material not rolling back smoothly. First time warranty second time out of pocket. Centre console light bulb blown,...seat clippings continuously coming undone. Close to 12k repairs paid on car to date. Current dispute with Nissan Australia. Clearly I’ve been sold a Lemon. I was told battery replacements were caused from the stop start feature. Why have a feature that doesn’t support the product. I always turn that feature off anyhow. Chullora Sutton’s wanted to charge me $529 for a battery. $286 for diagnostic testing, only to be told the day before collection that needed a new alternator and a new battery. I thought a car is thoroughly checked during diagnostics not after the turbo pipe was replaced. DO NOT BUY A NISSAN UNLESS YOU WANT THEM TO KNOW YOU BY FIRST NAME BASIS HENCE THE ANOUNT OF REPAIRS.
Purchased in May 2015 at Nissan Dealers for $39,000.00.
Great car for small family. Has Isofix for baby seat. Nice and sleek interior and exterior. Spacious boot. Great value for money. Good safety features and driving aids. Highly recommend this suv.
Purchased in May 2019 at Nissan Dealers.
Questions & Answers
I have a Dualis 2007 model. Problem is engine power when driving on a steep hill, or when climbing on an object small as 10cm... the car wont climb, even when i engage 4wD.
But no problem when on plain surfaces and has enough speed and power while on main road. So what could be the problem? Is this a common problem? Iv already changed the gear box but still same problem
What may be causing a whistling noise from the left C-pillar in the 2019 Nissan Qashqai?
I've heard that they have issues such as misaligned panels.
My review at the top of the page wasn't incentivised, my apologies.
I heard they all do it, something to do with the shape of them, The later model xtrails do the same thing. Earlier xtrails 2009-2013 never did it. They were good cars, Nissan knows about it, they refuse to acknowledge it.
Took the car to Nissan and it turns out it was an air conditioning cap that wasn't put on properly but the car still makes that same noise but quieter. Huh... Lousy Nissan service!!!
I have a 5 year old Qashqi with ongoing aircon problems. I have asked to have it solved 4 to 5 times but because it is a "rare" incidence ie Mostly ok, but occasionally starts to blow coolish air..but no cold air. It can then just start working again. I am almost out of my extended warranty at the end of this month, so I'm getting desperate as I am a pensioner. It is in for 2 days at present and they say they will try to drive it around to see if it happens again. That is a long shot with no guarantees it will happen when they have it. At one stage they wondered if it might be associated with the battery, so I bought a new one..and the aircon was working for months after I'd replaced it. However it has happened again. I get their frustration..but it's nothing compared to mine. Alex
typical nissan air conditioners they all had problems, qashqai & xtrails have the same units Nissan knows about it they pretend they dont know. so they dont have to repair them Leaking seals, faulty compressors pipes freezing up are some of the issues
Thankyou Alan...time will tell.
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