- Navara NP300 4x4 SL (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
Don’t Trust Nissan No Customer Service-auto issues
We purchased a new 2017 SL Navara and a xtrail at the same time. Spent 80k on cars. Nissan made us feel special with the purchases and even gave us gifts.
However after a month we notice the Navara was hard to get out of park randomly. When it released from park it sounded like the auto had just fallen out or you have hit something. A loud metal clunk.
We called Nissan and they booked it in to be checked. They advised us after having the car for the a day that nothing was wrong with it and we were not parking the car correctly. They also ad...vised us that they wouldn’t charge us for this. We thought oh ok maybe we are in the wrong so we became OCD with the order in which we parked the car. We also obtained a work car so it didn’t get driven as much. When we did drive it randomly it would still do it. We reported it again. They had the car and said it didn’t fault for them again.
Purchased at Nissan Petrie for $42,000.00.
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.
Not as off road tough as they advertise
2018 St-x, vehicle was towing a 13ft hybrid camper van. Van weight was approximately 2t with the gear it had in it and the ball load was measured at 185kgs loaded.
The van was towed through a soft sand section of around 50 meters and then another 5kms of hard packed sand. After pulling up to enter a campsite, it was noticed that the chassis had bent.
When returned to the Nissan dealer and inspected, their decision was that they would not cover it under warranty due to it being off road.
I’m sure everyone has seen the tv ads with Ute being loaded with slabs of concrete, off road tracks etc. just beware, you may not be covered
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.
Warning warning warning, navara has vibration issue. Nissan Australia and dealers fully aware of the problems but choose to ignore it. Do not buy 1. I would take a Great Wall over it, at least then you would be dealing with a company that cares!
Purchased in February 2019.
Rubbish.. buy a ldv
This car should not be allowed on our roads. It is unsafe on any road. It should be rated as 100kg payload. Which would be just the driver.
Reliabity is a separate issue. 3rd set of injectors, 3rd drivers seat, half a dash .. it really is a disgrace.
Purchased in July 2017 at Nissan Dealers for $50,000.00.
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 ...
Worst car ever!
Rubbish car rubbish service no warranty back up Blackburn Nissan only want your money then shaft you and make excuses ignore calls. !! Avoid like plague as an ex mechanic the reliability of the vehicle is very poor not to mention cheap thin paint that chips at the gust of wind let alone stones.
2018 RX First impressions not good
Took delivery of a new 2018 Navara dual cab RX after driving an Amarok for the last 5 years.
Literally jumped out of the Amarok and into the Navara and first impressions are not good.
The 5 year old base model Amarok with 180k is twice the car the new Navara is in every department.
The old Amarok had better steering, acceleration, suspension, seats, controls, road noise, engine noise.
The new Navara has boat like steering (not joking) its bad. Big diesel tank like engine noise (have to turn the radio up)
Lots of corner lean (takes away ste...
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.
Paint work issue
Recently purchased navara from a local Honda dealership in the first hour found that we had an issue with the paint work so reported the morning after which they said they would book it in and take it. It was checked over by one of their master technicians who said its not covered under warranty couldn't believe this, so I put in a complaint to Nissan who told me I would hear something with in 2 working day, took them 4 days only after I was in contact with them again but all I got was asked stupid questions on where I kept the vehicle and how...I washed it as I told her I've not had it long enough to clean but then started to tell me that I'd not bought it from a Nissan dealership as I told her it came from vertu Honda but supplied by one of their Nissan dealerships but all she could keep saying you didn't buy it from Nissan so it looks like if you don't buy a Nissan from a Nissan dealership they have the right to refuse warranty looks like their warranty isn't worth the paper it's written on and this vehicle is only 4 month old.
- Navara NP300 4x4 ST-X (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
VIBRATION ISSUE - 2017 NAVARA ST-X
Purchased new in Jan 2018, vibration from the very first day, thinking it was tyre pressure or being new it will disappear as it wears in. Appears at low speeds & constant through to higher speeds, first reported at 2,300k now 8,500, had it to them 3 occasions they balanced it, changed drive shaft, swapped rims & tyres from another Navara but problem persists. It’s with them now for approx 3 weeks & not resolved as yet SO FRUSTRATING. Can feel vibration in seats & body ITS TERRIBLE hate driving it. Apparently it’s a production issue which Nissan will never admit to & WHY WOULD THEY. I have read many post / forums & it is a common issue - recommend if your considering purchase then think again, do not DONT BUY.
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.
- Navara NP300 4x2 ST-X (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
Worst car in thirty years
ST-X purchased June 2016. Trouble started day one with the tonneau cover being incorrectly fitted by Nissan and coming lose on a long trip. Nissan tried to blame me and said it must be an aftermarket fit although the tonneau cover was part of the original new car buy. This was followed with tailgate latch jamming repeatedly and being told it was a known problem which had not been fixed. On two occasions we had smoke from under the bonnet due to oil dripping on the hot engine, Nissan replaced the pipe from the turbo charge to the engine. Nissan ...are aware of this issue and is a problem with the series. After the first months we experienced a flat spot during acceleration which we were told was because we didn't know how to drive an automatic although I have been driving since 1971. On two occasions Nissan reset the computer to overcome the "flat spot". On the way to Stanthorpe we experienced strong front end vibration and had the wheels checked and balanced in Stanthorpe with no change in front end vibration. On the same trip the ABS brake system failed and had to be repaired by RACQ in Stanthorpe. The final straw came when driving from Canberra to Cooma and we started to get the smell of fuel in the car. A week later, in June 2018, we got rid of the car with 59,000km on the clock and warranty remaining. Sadly when you contact the Nissan Help Desk in Melbourne the first comment made by the person answering was "it's not our fault and we accept no responsibility". Without a doubt the most un-helpful "Help Desk" I've ever spoken to.
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.
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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