Never buy another Nissan period. Oil leak after 1000 km service ...Ticking sound when accelerating
Owe Nissan D40 before beautiful car doing 230000 km not a lot of problems.
Decide to upgrade to Np 300, beautiful interior but the drive is terrible.. Ticking sound when accelerating in gear 1 and 2 with loss of power. Oil started leaking after 1000km services. Took it back but oil leak again after 2 days then they change a holes and that fix the problems. Mention to them about the Ticking sound and a drumming noise from the back, was told no fault and normal Diesel engine sound. Very disappointed with Nissan.
Will never buy another Nissan period.
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
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.
The right ute for me
As far as dual cab utes go, I found the the NP300 Navara ST-X the best for my purposes. My previous ute was a Colorado LT and my Navara is far superior. I've had the ute for 12 months now and clocked up just over 12,000km without any significant fault. A number of people have asked me is I still like it and the answer is always "yes, very much".
The coil sprung rear end is brilliant for my purposes. The Navara has the most comfortable unladen ride of its class in my opinion (I test drove Hilux, Ranger, Triton and had a Colorado). Many review...s criticise this suspension setup as it suffers under a heavy load so tradies may need a leaf sprung ute, but for weekend warriors such as myself I think it does the job very, very nicely. I haven't found the load-carrying or towing to be any sort of problem (although I have installed a two inch lift), and I tow a 17' inboard ski boat on tandem trailer or an old, heavy Jayco Dove wind-up camper with the tub full of stuff. In fact, the twin turbo and seven speed 'box mean the Navara tows much better than the more powerful Colorado. I found the Colorado was always searching through gears and revving its guts out whenever I towed; it always wanted to be in the highest gear possible and had no bottom end torque, which means it was constantly kicking down. The Navara just handles it better - the torque comes on much earlier and the gearbox has tighter ratios and a better map; it just always seems to be in the right gear. The interior is comfortably the best in class. Everything is easy to use, read and reach. The infotainment screen, whilst being a full touch screen, has physical function buttons, volume and scrolling dials. If you've every had a touch screen without buttons or dials you'll know how infuriating it is to constantly hit the wrong virtual button. The only thing missing is an outside temperature display, which is a bit weird considering it has dual zone climate control. Adjustable lumbar support makes the Navara one of the most comfortable utes for me (the Colorado was hell). I find it quiet, and I'm a person who is particularly prone to being annoyed by noise. The steering is a little dead as the ratio is pretty slow, however the Navara handles well enough and lets you forget how big it really is (which is actually a little smaller than other utes, but that was a positive for me). It certainly has the best behaved back-end in it's class; it won't skip around on bumps like the leaf sprung utes will. Gearbox is smooth and seven gears is not too many. Excellent fuel economy, especially when towing. The only beef I have is the front side window weather shields have come un-stuck, but that's an easy fix with some good double sided tape. Nissan build an excellent vehicle, however the dealer experiences have been poor. I suppose I only have to see those muppets once a year, whereas I have a good ute every day.
Have have had so many problems starting with rear Main seal.. navigator and cluster turning of and freezing up and nissan will not help me after taking it back to a dealer suttons chullora which has the worst service department. Wouldnt ever buy a nissan again.. ford service is no1 compared to nissan.. Shame on you nissan and you don't give a crap.. Class action needs to start.
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
Wont ever buy another nissan!
The interior is nice and comfortable and looks like a nice ute, but that is where it stops. Rear main seal went at 19000km. fuel economy isnt as great as advertised. Driver seat back keeps dropping back. 2 12v plugs have not been working. Head unit screen sometimes doesnt come on and the nav is all out of whack. I wouldnt recommend this car to anyone.
16 months on
After originally owning a D40 st-x I can say that this current st-x has lived up to it's description. I drive 190 klms min each day to and from work along a mountain range of 30 minuted drive and 170+ corners and consistently i get 7.4-7.6 l/100 that's far better than the older D40 at 11l/average. The car has driven well/ performed as required and yes will eat more fuel when towing or carrying a heavier load. but the good of the vehicle out weighs the fuel towing figures. Great comfortable seating in the front, easy access to most things, and s...o far 50,000 out of the tyres which i never did in the D40. The suspension can get a bit bouncy on rougher roads but is fine on normal highway driving, all in all a satisfying car and that's what i was after. A vehicle i can use for all occasions and it does get dirty in the back and tows. Hope you find a car that makes satisfied.. we did November 22nd 2017 Update: Navara Just keeps getting better The NP 300 is my second Nissan Navara ST-X and without a doubt is even better than my last. The Navara is now 18 months old and 60,000klms on the clock. No warranty items so far and great maintenance from the Nissan dealer. The areas that drew me back to the Navara when last purchasing were the differences Nissan had put into the vehicle against it's competitors, Coil rear end for smoother ride / powerful but sooo fuel efficient twin turbo engine Average of 7.5 litres per 100 klms and i drive approx 140klms round trip each day and most of that is winding hills/ extremely comfortable seats with seat heaters that are a godsend on winter mornings for your back. Most people are weekend warriors taking their Families away for camping, 4wdriving and this vehicle has no problems in helping you enjoy the weekend. We have had to tow my 9x5 trailer full of dirt or rocks or towing my golf cart trailer all with a matter of ease. Every car is new and special but do yourself a favor and test drive a Nissan Navara
Great car and great service
I tested all the competing utes and drive a new Hilux ute for work. This is a great car - and super convenient for carrying the kids stuff around.
During my first 6 months I had some minor gremlins - including the fuel filler nozzle and the lining on the drop down tailgate. Both times - easily and quickly repaired by Nissan
Practical car, has had some floors and MAJOR dealer issues
Being a Brit based in Germany I ordered my car and drove back to the UK to pick it up. I took receipt of the vehicle and thought wow what a stunning truck. So far so good I managed to drive from Brighton in UK to the Ferry and arrived in France becoming more accustomed to the car and thoroughly enjoying some of its features. I then managed another few hundred kilometres of trouble free driving and crossed the border into Germany after having driven through Belgium and holland. It was here I decided to stop off and frequent the rest room. After ...my rest I jumped in started up and went to pull off. And that was the. End of my Journey. For some reason my Manual gearbox had decided to kill itself. Weird as up until then it had been fine. Cut this story short after having it recovered and fixed under warranty (an absolute hassle as the car was still miles away) I finally picked it up again a few weeks later. I noticed that the surround to the gear stick wasn't fitted properly and asked Nissan to replace to replacement covers later that issue was fixed albeit with a scuff on the new surround but I bit my tongue and decided to live with it. I had to change my rear lights to European ones in order to comply with german law as it was British Army in Germany registered and it is normal practice. Dealer gave me a call telling me ready for collection, I went to pick it up and inspected the work. All the paintwork surrounding the lights was scratched. I aired my frustrations and the garage sent it for a respect. Yet another few days without my brand new car. Very annoying and all the while I was driving around in a Nissan Cube courtesy car. I don't mean to be insensitive to anyone but nissan Cubes are terrible cars, anyway back to the Navara. I ordered a hardtop Canopy for the car costing 3000€. It was fitted by the dealer and again I went to collect my car. Jumped in and went to start it up and it kept telling me the driver door was open. Turned out it was a wiring issue with the hard top loom and I had to wait for them to figure it out and fix it for another few days. (Queue the Nissan Cube again for another few days XD) eventually I finally got my car with canopy fitted and the world was good or so I thought. Turns out when it rains the back leaks like a sieve despite canopy fitted, much to the displeasure of my dog who looked pretty miffed after a rainy spell on the Autobahn. back to Nissan who up until the pint of me selling the car a year after purchase never managed to fix that issue. One day in summer I turned to Aircon on and was hit with a Barrage of smoke though the vents. Very annoyed at yet another Issue with this car back to Nissan it went. It has developed a leak which was causing oil to burn off on the hot engine and be drawn through into the cab it was fixed but not even 3 months later the issue was back and was still present upon sale of the vehicle. I did a road trip to Sweden and found it to be ideal For the two weeks of touring and camping we did. off-road driving in it was a dream and it served me well transporting dogs, downhill mountain bikes IKEA furniture and the likes with no issues in that department. I used it to go hunting and when driving through the training area off of tracks and through the forest to gather the game I had shot it was a beast and again had no issues. The tank is 80 litres but reads empty at after using just over 60 which is very annoying. When I bought the top spec teckna version in 2016 it didn't even have an outside temperature guage, I mean come on even my first 1993 punto had one... On long journeys I find it can be slightly hard for the driver to get the seat into a position that provides lumbar support and gives an upright seating position without the headrest pushing your neck forward and down. It's a shame as aside from the headrest the seat would be great but it moves up and down only with it being permanently angled sharply forwards. All in all I have to say I loved the car while it was running but have to say I am left with a sour taste in my mouth which is down to dealer support. I hope this is isolated to the German Nissan Garage I had to deal with. I am actually moving out to Australia later this year and am currently in contact with Nissan there, pricing up a new one for my arrival. So all in all just be aware that as good a car as it is, it is by NO means without its issues.
My Partner has had issues with cars previously and we did a lot of research into what car we would get him to prevent this from happening in the future!
after all out research we decided that we would go with the Nissans Nav, and we would never look back !! we both love how it drives. the car is extremely easy to drive and smooth not only for the driver but for the passenger aswell.
it is a very spacious cab and great inclusions, best we could find in a ute! it has all the nice inclusions of a luxury car. Leather and heated seats, sun roof, electric windows and push start.
Great fuel economy aswell!!
Same faults as it seems everyone with an NP300 has
The same as most I love the drive of the NP300, however I can't understand why the same faults keep appearing, If a fault occurs fix it and make changes to the next batch of cars. It seems Nissan do not give a toss and keep sending out with faults. I have had the oil leak on inter-cooler pipe, now I have the leak in the tub coming from underneath, the lack of inner guard and the lack of proper sealing. This is the fault that I find inexcusable as these vehicles are sold as a lifestyle vehicle which means most will fit canopies, myself an ARB Tango hard lid. What you don't expect is to get water in from underneath. This is my first Nissan and will be my one and only.
With a bit more grunt-perfection
Love the Ute and more so the feel of the interior. Mine is an stx bought new tapped with how the Ute drives and travels however could use a bit more oomph from standing start. Nissan fuel consumption is complete and utter crap. I live in the country and all my ks are country me where I set cruise at 100 and leave it. I get 9.5 ltrs per hundred. Not the 6.5 claimed by Nissan. with 7 gears that could be better. Other than that when the vehicle is parked it makes a what sounds like a fuel pump noise that lasts for about 5 sec. But does this roughly every 15-20 minutes for the duration of it being parked. Both locked and unlocked. Otherwise very happy with the Ute. I actually love it so far. And I can be pretty picky...
Couple of glitches but overall Good car.
Driving and power of the twin turbo engine are amazing.
Handling is very good
Nice and comfortable ute.
Very dissapointed that Nissan missed putting ambient temperature sensor in the car, yet did not hear any excuses for that glitch.
Stoping and braking there is a noise coming from the back of the ute, nissan tells me it is gear box kicking in neutral and it is very noisy.
Very good on fuel but fuel gauge is not very accurate.
Overall its good reliable car with couple of glitches
This car has been the biggest disappointment. Reoccurring engine oil leaks that are that bad, I no longer park it on my driveway. It's been returned to Nissan three times over the last six months. It still leaks. Also had a rear axle seal go before 10 000 kms, which was fixed. Fast paced continuous clicking sound coming from steering column when turning (which I'm yet to report to Nissan) Rear suspension already noticeably sagging which make sense because any sort of weight in the back and it becomes scary to drive. (most I've ever had in it wa...s approx 300kg). Fuel consumption is nothing like what was claimed. Towing a 1 tonne trailer almost doubles it. Fuel reading and distance to go nowhere near the mark. As for its off road ability.... it has none. It's nothing more than a sand buggy. In hindsight I'm not even sure why Nissan built this car. It's a ute that can't carry a load, a 4wd that can't go anywhere and there are better priced more comfortable cars that don't leak as much oil.
Excellent But has backward steps . .
Excellent Drive, our upgrade from the ST to the ST-X spending almost $20,000 more only to find NISSAN have removed the exterior temp display, removed one of the glove boxes, shrunk the size of the sunglasses holder, removed most of the tie down strap points & channels in the tub, changed the split rear seat to a single fold up, removed the ability to type Lat and Longitude co ordinates directly into the GPS. No DVD player.
Paint finish appears better, a thicker layer, time will tell.
not a tow ute at all
this is a nice ute to drive as a get about but the rear end is not up to or even close to a 3.5 ton tow ute it has had more problems than I wish to put down with the electrics had to be towed away today as the key fault stops it no back up to start manually and very little help from dealer we have our own tractor dealership and if we did this to our customers we would not have many we have Toyotas and VW utes with more KS and no problems as yet we would give it a 9 out of 10 for the options as std but no way will we buy a Nissan again
Sat Navigation useless
Nice and quiet to drive tows my 2 ton boat with ease. Could be designed better fuel/trip not enough info time delay on windows would be a good idea. Can not get voice recognition to work The sat navigation is absolutely useless, sends me the long way and even the wrong way and even unit gets lost. took service/manager for drive in a demo and theirs was the same and he was even confused spoken to other drivers and theirs are the same. still waiting for a reply from the dealership and that was nearly 4 weeks ago. if they cant fix the sat Naviga...tion I don't want the car as need the navigation for a long trip in the future. I have added this part as I have more information since my post. Nissan dealer said it can not be fixed " it is what it is" . So I have contacted customer care to report my problems that every Navarra has and they have informed me that there is a new card that should fix the problem. Then I asked what if it doesn't and their response was that they would replace the unit out of a completely different car here's the good part because they know there is a problem with the Navarra sat Nav and they are trying to work it out. So why are they still selling the cars and not telling the prospective customers about this and hope that they don't notice the problem. So if you have a Navarra take it be and complain and don't just put up with it. As I have spoken to another owner and he told me he just uses his phone now but I told him he shouldn't be and that he should complain as the more that does the better. May 8th, 2017 Update: Customer Service Sat Nav on the Nissan NP300 STX is useless the mapping is from the horse and cart days just about yet Customer Care virtually say it's only my opinion even though a Nissan service manager says there is something wrong with the mapping. Go figure makes no sense. One thinks something wrong and Customer Care says only my opinion. Well it's not just my opinion its ever STX owner's opinion.
Excellent family dual cab with some minor faults
At 8 months and 12,000km, I have been very pleased with the np300 Navara. I haven't experienced any of the complaints I've read in other reviews, although I did suffer a diff pressure sensor fault which triggered limp mode on the highway at less than 2,000kms.
For context, I bought the Navara to replace my old ute and my daily commute car. I wanted a compromise between hauling trailers, bikes, kayaks and camping gear around on the weekend and dropping the kids to school on the way to work during the week.
I also test drove the Ranger, Ama...rok, Colorado and Triton. I didn't try the Isuzu because it lacks safety features and I skipped the Hilux because I wan't impressed by the value proposition. Although I honestly like the look of the Ranger more than the others, the Navara killed it for features that I wanted - and some I never knew I wanted (heated seats!). I most often carry large but relatively light things in the tub (about 150-250kgs) and tow an 8x5 enclosed trailer to the tune of about 1 to 1.5 tons. I am very pleased with the fuel economy. I average about 8 to 8.5 litres per 100km around town and about 6.5 to 7 with mostly highway driving. I've gone as high as 14 with a light trailer and full tub going up a lot of hills, but that's the worst that I've seen.
Great quality and features for a ute
Now 20,000 km's on, I have been completely happy and have no regrets with my purchase. Only 1 warranty issue replaced a noisy clutch fan. Pluses, I love the quality of the interior and look of the vehicle, plenty of standard features, seats are great , easy to get in & out of, quiet for a ute, the ride, transmission & brakes excellent , also very economical. Minuses, no outside temperature, no digital speedo & steering a bit heavy ( not big issues really) I feel the Navara suits our needs completely.
December 6th 2018 Update: Still loving th...e Navara I was a bit worried after taking delivery of the Navara, had a couple of small warranty issues at the first service , but were fixed quickly also there seemed to be a lot of negative reports with the ute. I have now travelled 76,000km and have not experienced the issue of others. This vehicle is a very comfortable for a ute. The motor is very nippy after installing an idrive throttle controller, but it alway had good pulling power before that. The ride and lack of tyre noise on bitumen is excellent. I have never needed to drive the 4x4 low but have travelled a couple of thousand k’s in 4x4 high on dirt with no issues at all. I have not experienced the suspension issues of some others, but have never put more 300 kg in the tub, I do easily tow a 5 Meter Alloy boat on the freeway with no problems. Economy is fantastic at an average of 8.9L/ 100 k ( have kept an actual usage record since new). The 7 speed transmission is very good. The interior is well set out, pleasant and very functional. The engine is a little noisey up to 60kph under hard acceleration but after 3rd gear it quiten’s right down, but you have to remember it is a diesel. I do use premium diesel regularly and add a can of Moly cote to the tank after every 5000 k’s and have noticed a decrease in engine noise. The ute still feels solid , tight with no rattles. We love travelling in the Nissan ute It’s been totally reliable, we feel safe and relaxed. The lastest series has some great improvements that I would like in my ute. Can’t wait for next year.
Hi just bought a brand new NP300 dual cab and it has 400kms on it. It's been back 3 times for an oil leak and Nissan are now pulling the turbo apart! Anyone else have the same problem ? We just spent a fortune on a new bull bar, lift kit , mag wheels ect
Lemon of a car
Have bad vibration thru the car at 80km/h and 100-110km/h replaced tires as they advised the toyo tires were claimed heavy and out still have vibration heavily took back to nissan they advised no streets around that can do over 80km and said the roads arent great dont buy a nissan i wont
My 3rd Navara, but 1st NP300 & last. Test drove 4 versions (all auto's), only to find drivers foot rest not fitted after delivery. Turns out Nissan in their wisdom don't think it's needed for a manual, try resting your left leg on a 400k plus point to point drive non stop. Told I should have brought an auto after contacting Nissan, but I'm not a lazy driver, come on Nissan, listen to your buyers & not your overseas mates, this is Australia. Otherwise truck is good @ 1280klm.
9/9/16, Just had Nissan Cust Serv on phone, bad luck if your phone ca...
Massive upgrade from D40
Hello all, My purchase (NP 300 2016) STX.
Well this is my third Navara...Brilliant car to drive, very smooth ride compared to D40, Alot more bells/whistles.
My opinion on it...But superficial...
1. Still need to get onto keeping the power on after engine is off, to close elec windows.
2.Over head sunglass pocket to small...can not fit sunglass's in as fit easy in D40.
3. After lifting rear seat.. the floor is not flat like D40... this was very handy for tools etc.
4. Bad large horn area pad...as when turning you honk the horn!!...Bad design.
Things I love that they did...
1. Massive difference in the weight of the tailgate...Yeah...Easy loading everytime.
2. Black rims..as does not show brake dust.
3. Loving the car!
I love the car this np300 have a 22ft Jayco Heritage 2.5ton & it tows effortlessly, just had 10000 klm oil change don't iike 20000 klm to long I think, my guy at ultra tune tells me I have an oil weep from the rear main any one else come across this, other little issues seem to be common with fuel & so on but all in all I like this vehicle
Questions & Answers
I have the series 2 STX but it has never done a burn that I know of and the has never been a light come on my dash. My daily drive consists of 20klm each mostly 80klm/hr zones
Hi Deb J.
I'm not a mechanic simply an owner of a Nissan dual cab utility. I believe that if you're doing a daily commute of 20km there and 20 km back then that is enough to activate your diesel particulate filter into doing its controlled 'burn-off'(clean) routine when it is required or dictated rather by your engine computer module. I do a run on the highway for about 20-30 km one way then turn around and return for every tank fill which is about 560-600 km of suburban (short-hop) driving to the local shops and my DPF is fine - according to my service technician. You are quite right to pay close attention to that as DPF problems can be expensive to rectify. Your local mechanic/technician can plug in and look at your engine computer DPF stats and tell you if your DPF is clogged or not. When you next get your car serviced write down the things you would like to find out about and tape that to the dash (ie: Please check status of DPF). Cheers Terry Mac.
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|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Seats||4 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel|
|Max Power||140kW @ 3750rpm|
|Max Torque||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Dual and Extra|
|Maximum Payload||971 kg|
|Ground Clearance||228 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||228 mm|
|Release date||May 2015|
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