100000km All the trouble starts
Had my NP 300 since new, haven't had any issues except a bit sloppy in the rear end when loaded which air bags fixed. Just clocked 100000 km and engine malfunction light came on throttle body had stripped the gears so new throttle body, then engine malfunction light comes on again back to the mechanic he tells me there is excess oil in the intercooler hose. So advice from the mechanic time to sell it before it blows up. So
Purchased in October 2016.
Lost trust in this D23 Navara
Bought new May 2019.Stood 7 months at dealer with diff (x5), turbo, brake booster, climate control and key fob problems. Dealer repurchased from me at 9000kms. Bought a Toyota HiLux instead even though Navara has more features and better ride and fuel consumption.
Purchased in May 2019 for $30,000.00.
Watch for Oil Leaks!
I have had my 2017 NP300 RX 4x4 work vehicle since 2017 and it has now travelled 80,000km, 80% highway, 20% offroad. The NP300 is a comfortable and quiet ute on the road, and is economical. However, it is not what you call tough offroad or reliable. I have looked after the vehicle and it has been serviced by Nissan since new. Issues I have had include :
- Oil sump leaking oil (wife not happy with driveway) - Fixed by Nissan under warranty
- Fuel filler cap stopped opening
- Oil leak between engine and gearbox (approx 70,000km's) - Nissan needed...
Nissan fobbing off older NP300's
Vehicle returned from dealer, no fault found for worn rack mount bushes, but only 200 metres on odometer after drop off to pick up! Obviously no road test. Told they have had 3 NP300's in from my wheel aligner, same fault. Okay, truck 6 weeks out of warranty, but problem not picked up at final service, not at 60,000 k's either yet. Vehicle serviced at required intervals by dealers, I change the oil every 5,000 k's & filter every 10k.
If they give the series 2, 3, & 4 5 year warranty, are they making money from the early model in repairs?
Regards, Old John.
Purchased in July 2016.
Nissan could do better
50 kms . Rust on chassie welds . Nissan says this is acceptable. Thats their view , i have my view and this is not acceptable.
200kms - diff whining between 90-100 km p/h . Lets see what nissan dose about this.
1000kms, major oil leak out of front timing cover . Major job to repair. Is being repaired under warranty. Not happy having half of my front end removed to repair. Poor for a new car.
Nissans new vehicle letter states" we care".
Not with my dealer. They are full of crap!
This car has done 1300kms. Poor quality.
I am a long term nissan owner. Pintara in 87 . 3 x maximas. A32 , j31 , j32 . 2 x patrols gq and gu. First navara. Not happy.
Purchased in July 2019 for $47,000.00.
Ute is used for Commuting, family transport, sports, off-roading, etc.
Ute is used every day.
Two issues with this ute is its too long and doesn't fit in standard car parks and Nissan didn't add the digital radio.
Purchased in February 2019 at Nissan Dealers for $45,000.00.
Traded the BT50 for a NP300 Navara...
Feeling underwhelmed. Traded a BT50 XTR for a 2018 NP300 ST-X. It looks good, love the leather and sunroof but feeling underwhelmed overall.
- Seriously lacks power, especially when wanting to overtake on single lanes.
- Fuel economy is far higher than what was listed on the windscreen.
- feels very top heavy when cornering and frustrating when you feel the cab roll out of corners.
- gearbox is crunchy, and even more so when you try and shift gears quickly. Delay your change out of first and it settles slightly.
- sound system lol ...
Purchased in February 2019.
The Ute drives good, does lag at times but does the job. Service is pricier than some & dealer does skim on oils though; my brake fluid had been left low for three services despite me reminding them (Essendon Fields Nissan). Lacks cabin storage space, no ISO baby seat connection, windscreen washer is barely sufficient, really lags power when towing. Wouldn’t recommend but is a good budget Ute.
My third Navara; it's a curious experience..
Having had a Nissan Navara ST-X petrol, an ST-X-550 diesel and now an STX 2.3 litre twin turbo diesel, all crew cabs, I'm not exactly sure what I have this time. It appears to be the first of a new generation of 4WDs: built lightly (or it appears to be) and a "small" high performance diesel engine.
What does Nissan seem to have fixed since the last Navara?
- they fixed up the bouncing, slumping loose rear end when cornering. The car now handles really well although seems to be lighter, missing some weight on really uneven roads.
- and ...
Car went in Sept 2018 for service and oil leak.
They had to replace oil seal (apparently common problem).
My car is now back for the 4th time to fix oil leak. It is now leaking from sump and Nissan can't seem to fix it. The car is now standing there for almost a month.
Had a call from them last week that car was fixed, but when I went to pick it up, found oil leak. Told them that I am not taking the car.
Cabin noises from engine
Disappointed cabin noise to loud to have a conversation
Just hit the 1000 ready for first service
Went for a four hour drive .stopped and didnt want to drive any further. The noise from the engine left my ears ringing. Noise causes stress stress causes fatigue. Fatigue causes accidents
Will be talking about this at the first service
1st leak was the Transfer Case , end result was replace half of the Transfer Case.
2nd leak was found during a service , where one of the rear axles was leaking.
3rd leak which i have just found is coming from the top of the motor somewhere. I had the Nissan car assit come out ( which is the racv ) and he thought it maybe the turbo.
It has done 70000 klm and has been a good ute , but back to Nissan we go .
It's ok built quality
I own chassis #443 geater core has leak at 40000km.
Reverse camera steering controls also stop working.
Exhaust gas temp sensor had to be replaced at 19000km
Powered seats does not work sometimes
7 at is very strong.
2016 dual cab flat deck Ute, quite possibly the worst vehicle I’ve ever driven, the vibration at low speed (30ks) plus nearly makes the steering wheel jump out your hands, once up to highway speeds the Ute feels like a hippo in the ballet any undulating road will throw the Nissan around. The rear shock on drivers side has snapped 3 times in a year, the paint is so thin my applied that typical wear areas are bare metal, even plastic trim inside is lose and worn, auto performance is ok when finally moving but hesitation for accelerating is danger...ous. Recently took off-road through shallow river next morning Ute was in recovery mode, no power I’ve since read that the auto gearbox is terrible for water crossings. In summary if you want a real Ute get a Mitsubishi.
Very strange issue.
To my in Holland the Ute is generally OK. However, the vehicle gives an uncertain feeling in steering on highways, you have to make slight corrections all the time, you get used to it eventually till you drive another car, then you realise the difference. Further, something very odd, the machine is 13mm mm lower on the left side, measured at the front as well as the back. I measured other NP300 vehicle's of the same age, all had the same deviation. The dealer said it doesn't cause problems and it is within acceptable tolerance. Hahaha
Vibration issue and Oil leak
I have the dreaded Nissan vibration. they changed the wheelset but has not removed the vibration. Feels like a CV joint issue. Also have the intercooler oil leak. I asked dealer how this is still happening to cars are three years of production. He said he is actually seeing more now. Nissan needs their head read, as this is a crazy way to kill their reputation.
Now had the vehicle with a second dealer, as Metro Nissan shutdown, who has replaced the tailshaft. Vibration problem not fixed and it only took a month. I will be escalating this direct...
Purchased in April 2018.
Suspected turbo oil leak
I recently noticed oil spots on my driveway and occasionally smelled burning oil and smoke out of the engine bay. Booked my navara for check up with the dealer. Hope everything goes Okay. Would write the review later after the dealer inspection. The ute has only done 15000k. The car has been serviced by the same dealer just 3 weeks ago.
Vibration and fuel consumption
The vehicle vibrates at 88 km to 110km from day one .. it has been in for service 4 times and the sevuice manager is also feeling the vibration .. they can’t fix it .. first they blamed the rims and tires that was supplied by them as a upgrade. We been 3 times for wheel balancing and alignment nothing worked. Then Nissan fitted original tires again nothing the vehicle vibrates through the front seats and mores visable when taking bends on highway driving. Feels like your in a vibrating machine.. terrible . Then they suggested I add a app on my...phone to test vibration.. as they tried to tell me it was exceptable .. so I did my on testing and it was shown a it wasn’t within giudlines. I have Nissan customer care and the dealer ship trying to say it’s normal. I’m not excepting it as they have said it was a problem with this series .. when I first brought it to there attention. Also we have had the manifold changed at 10,000 km as it was a known problem and haven’t made it aware to the public as yet. As for fuel consumption I’m getting 11.8 km per 100km which is terrible and that is suburb driving no where near the 7.9 combined .
nice drive but thats all!!
Fuel consumption is why i bought it and its at least three litres out!!. Cant see over silly front wheel arches so useless for four wheel driving!!. Had to replace suspension after 40 thousand klms.side view mirrors cause biggest blind spot ever. Nissan say fuel is good. do the math! 62 liters gets only 550 klms. what crap
I’ve been generally happy with my Navara and consider it a good tow vehicle.
Recently I’ve been noticing oil patches on our driveway and asked my son to park his old 4wd on the street thinking it was from that. Turns out all these oil patches are actually from the Navara, which has only done 27,000km. Seems this is fairly common with this model.
The seat foam has also squashed right down on the side.
After having a 3 litre Patrol self destruct at 140,000km I think I’ll steer clear of Nissan in the future.
Questions & Answers
I have a 2016 stx nav and I can’t seem to get the outside temperature on it, how do I turn it on or does it just not have one
Hi just wanting to know if you can put the new headlights with the day time driving lights into a 2015 np300?
Howdy, the ute has developed a serious lack of power below 3000 rpm .. am I looking at a blown turbo?
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||16" Steel||16" Alloy||16" Steel||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Seats||2 to 4||4 to 5||5||4 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||6.6 L/100km||7 L/100km||7 L/100km||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L||80 L||80 L||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.3L Turbo-Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel|
|Max Power||120kW @ 3750rpm||140kW @ 3750rpm||140kW @ 3750rpm||140kW @ 3750rpm|
|Max Torque||403Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Pick Up||Pick Up||Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Dual, Extra and Single||Dual and Extra||Dual||Dual and Extra|
|Maximum Payload||1,279 kg||995 kg||979 kg||971 kg|
|Ground Clearance||219 mm||226 mm||226 mm||228 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||219 mm||226 mm||226 mm||228 mm|
|Release date||May 2015||May 2015||May 2015||May 2015|
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