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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Plenty of aftermarket Parts
So many aftermarket parts for np300 to choose from... pity the steering on the car and shortness of 1st gear (manual) in the D23 let it down. Nice ride in suspension though. Bit basic inside compared with other utes in the market. Thats probably why their are so many aftermarket options ! Capable 4wd though
Right Hand Rear Axle seal leak
I have had my NP300 STX since December 2015. Great car but sagy rear end when towing my caravan.I fitted air bags which fixed this problem. In June 2017 the car went in to my Nissan dealer to get the RH rear axle seal fixed & the brakes replaced due to the oil on the brake shoes, then again 1 month in July then once again in November. The car is again leaking for the 4th time and is going back to Nissan on 30th of Janurary 2018 for the 4th time??? I don't understand how Nissan can let this continually happen, what do I have to do just to get my car fixed they just seem to not give rats.I find it very disappointing concidering they make such a nice car.
Anyone got the answer
- Navara NP300 / D23 (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
This ticking noise is intolerable .
I don't know what I am going to do ?
Car is still pretty new 1500 km ,but has ticked and flutter right around the driving rpm and throttle position .
First trip to Nissan ,and they can't hear much of a problem ,They say they heard it faintly and advised bring back leaving overnight so it is cold for testing , I believe it is much louder when cold , when ever your coasting down hill you get this weird noise sort of what I'd say a fluttering butterfly valve noise .opening then closing very rapidly ,it almost the opposite of the acceleration noi...
A reasonable car. But feeling dated
I've done 20,000 ks in 7 months in my STX. And I gave come to the conclusions of.
. Great on fuel. Averaging around 8.3 lph
. Mines a 7 speed auto, and the Transmision is nice for a big car.
. The engine lacks torque compared to the Colorado ltz I had, but it is alittle more refined. Although I'd still rather the Colorados engine.
. The entertainment system including the Satnav is absolutely rubbish in todays day and age.
Great Fuel Economy.
Great fuel economy as long as you are not towing
Great interior features every thing you need
Rides well drives well
Tyres are not good yokohama done 46000km and they are shot
Over all pretty happy with suv
Compare to my old Colorado the nissan is much much better suv
engine performs well,noise levels okey.Top of head rest pushes your head forward ,had to remove and bend the rods now its comfortable, i wont damage my neck in an accident. ride is bouncy, rear coil springs too soft, have added 200kg by changing to tray and canopy. will have to look at lowering the front at some stage
in original format fuel consumption was 9.5 lts /100 with extra weight consumption now is 10.3 lts/100
thats calculated at each fill.by calculating klms with number of litres filled. the computer figures for fuel consumpt...
Noise in back end
Hi,got my np300 ST man in February and just had its 10000 km service.it has a noise in the rear end in gear shifts which to me sounds like excess diff back lash.Dealer said its normal ! Has anyone had the same in their manual ?my be normal in a model T,but not in a 2017 built
Questions & Answers
Hi. I have a new 2020 Navara ST D23 series 4. There is no battery sense module on the negative terminal and I am wondering if the vehicle has a smart or variable voltage alternator. I am fitting a dc2dc charger to a hybrid camper I’ll be towing and it will make a difference when installing an Anderson plug
2017 np300 cruise control not working ?
also shutting left back door and had a water like sound is this normal thinking it was fuel tank
Will a tub and canopy off a 2015 np300 fit on a 2016 body
|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|
|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 Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg|
|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)|
|Release date||May 2015||May 2015||May 2015||May 2015|
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