36000km and catastrophic failure of electronic control module
This car drove ok, but with minimal km by elderly couple, I only discovered that an electronic control module failed at 36,000km after 6yrs and out of Nissan warranty. Also significant wear on the front tyres which is unusual for those kms. When the module failed on a hill it left me going backwards in a potentially life threatening situation. Dealing with Nissan has been extremely difficult despite the car being regularly serviced, mostly by Nissan. It looks like I will have to take them to fair trading. Other minor problems are wires loose on...their cameras, causing intermittent pictures and the difficulty of seeing to the near left and right of the car at slow speeds as the car frame at the front is quite wide and blocks the view. However the most difficult problem seems to be dealing with Nissan.
Purchased in November 2019.
Automatic transmission died.
I bought a brand new 2011 Nissan X Trail always serviced every 10,000kms by a highly rated qualified mechanic. Immaculately clean and well looked after. Then I was shocked as my transmission died while I was driving. This happened only 7 years later in 2018 and the car had only 127,000 km on the clock. It left me out of pocket $3,000 to replace the transmission with a second hand one. Extremely disappointed.
Purchased in June 2011.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Good car. But build quality is average
Pros: You would get all the high techs for this class.
Build quality is average. I can already see a little bit rust here and there after 4 years. After 4 years use seats are so hard that it feels like sitting on a wooden chair. Because they have use cheap vinyl not leather. Also auto tailgate buttons below the steering wheel gets switched off always because my knees touch those buttons when I try to get in and out of the car. Also you do not get nissanconnect support in Aus now. Engine bay is cheaply design that you don't feel it pre...
Great car but faulty aircon
Aircon stops everytime in an hour while driving. Not enough air diffuse in that time. So frustrated. Need to turn off the ac for 5 minutes and turn on again to get some cold air. Mine is a 2014 ST model. Car is great and spacious interior.
Purchased for A$19,000.00.
We needed a new car as our old Mazda 3 was getting tired.... Most cars similar to the Mazda 3 are now very small so we went for a SUV. The X-trail ticks all the boxes. Reasonably priced, large boot, lovely interior and just the right about of features. The car is used for commuting and is the main family car on the weekends and it is perfect for our needs. I am not a big car lover, don't need anything fancy. But this one is the nice amount of fancy for someone like me.
Purchased in September 2020.
It literally fell apart!
My parents bought a brand-new X Trail in 2011. This car was immaculately looked after. Driven like an old man, kept incredibly clean inside and out, it was serviced before it’s due dates… nine years later, that’s right just nine years later, the transmission explodes. I’m only leaving this review because my dad takes such pride in what he owns and he looks after his things so incredibly well and it broke my heart to see him have to go through the stress and anxiety of having such an expensive machine simply fall apart.
Another CVT failure...
Purchased the vehicle in 2015 (2014 run-out model) at the same time as a friend at work bought his. I always looked after the vehicle and had it regularly serviced at the local Nissan dealership since new. At around 90,000 km my friends' vehicle had a gearbox failure, which was repaired under warranty. At around 120,000 km my vehicles CVT gearbox failed (quoted $ 8,000 - $ 9,000 to repair), and with the vehicle warranty expiring at 100,000 km was advised that it would not be covered by warranty. After a protracted 'battle' with the dealers...hip and intent to take the case to QCAT the dealership eventually agreed to repair it as a 'gesture of good will'. While it is a nice vehicle it is obvious Nissan have some serious problems with their CVT gearboxes, not just on the X-Trail but many other models. Read the reviews on the internet. I believe there was a class action against Nissan in the US regarding the issue. While I love my X-Trail I would not buy another Nissan as the risk is just too great to end up with a $ 9,000 repair bill once the warranty runs out.
Purchased in February 2015.
I had this car for loan for about a month and it was so bad we tried to avoid it as much as posible. We generally used it for school drop offs and shopping. The cargo space is nice but still only 5 seats. The interior belongs in the bin. It was all cheap plastic and the front armrests on the door were very uncomfortable. The infotainment was just a screen about half the length of a smartphone and wasn't touch screen, and was hard to navigate.. The drive train, could be better. Like seriously... a CVT, it was hard to drive and would have much pr...eferred a normal 4 speed even automatic transmission. FWD isn't bad but would have preferred RWD not FWD. The engine was alright, pretty gutless. If you were to buy this car definitely buy the top trim.
Purchased in March 2020.
Love love love my car!
I traded in my 18 month old Pathfinder for my xtrail as the Pathfinder was too big for my now single parent family. The xtrail is absolutely perfect for me as I'm generally the only one in it but when my teens are with me, there is still room to relax. We've taken the car to Victoria and I had an extremely comfortable & fuel efficient trip to QLD last year. Car hasn't skipped a beat and Nissan Service have just been beautiful to me.
- T32.II ST (5-Seat CVT FWD) (2017-2021)
- Verified purchase
Great Spacious Car
I use the car to commute to work as well as family transport. The Xtrail is great with plenty of space and leg room for both driver and passengers. The ST has all the basic tools, if you would like a bit more accessories then its worth to invest int he ST-L. We bought our Car from Brighton Nissan, Jimmy did his absolute best to help us with the car as well as Chris, Niraj and Antonio. I would definitely recommend Nissan Brighton.
Not bad but could be better
I also have issues with Drivers seat , when its done 30 kms. Clicking noise and a small play , when acclerating and Breaking. I replaced Driveres seat Rail under warrenty. Now comes back again also problem with temperature gauge showing 4 degrees higher constant hood vibranting and heater noise.. would i buy another it would have to have a major update
Purchased in December 2016 for A$34,000.00.
The greatest car I’ve driven!!
It’s a family car for us, so comfortable to drive. Seats are amazing. Great for long trips. I’ve never felt so safe in a car. Great price compared to other similar cars.
Had mine since new and about to get rid of it and will be glad to see it go.
Had to have the window which rattled like mad fixed and seat replaced.
Had the air con compressor replaced after it failed just 3 yrs old. Its a know issue too with the Xtrails and Nissan should replace them all free of charge when they fail. Its not wear and tear Its a known manufacturing fault. Also mine developed the dreaded die for a few seconds under acceleration which is common. This too is a known fault. It is linked to the switches under the pedals for disengag...
Purchased in March 2014.
Bullet proof mechanicals.
I was an owner of a 2013 xtrail TL diesel. Absolutely brilliant SUV. Bullet proof mechanicals. Good on fuel. Spacious and has some luxury. These t31 last of run models are a very good buy if you can find one. Only sold it because of not needing a SUV anymore.
Purchased in November 2019 at Motors tasmania for A$19,500.00.
ANDY ANDERSONMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
Good car but .. A nuisance problem
4x4 2012 134 kms, daily use, car has a flat spot, the car dies for a couple of seconds when accelerating, ok of a lot of pedal is used. Two dealers no comp faults.
Purchased at NISSAN for A$30,000.00.
2012 T31 2.5 petrol CVT XTrail. Great vehicle.
Was getting the famous throttle lag until I installed an iDrive unit at $299. Will spin the front wheels if you go too hard on take off. 6 throttle settings to cater for on/off road conditions. Made such a difference I then fitted one to my wifes Corolla to counter the throttle lag in it.
Purchased in March 2016 for A$20,000.00.
- X-Trail T32.II TL (2017-2021)
- Verified purchase
Absolutely love this family SUV
Love the spedometer, displays the speed in large digital format. Great fuel economy with co2 stop/start saver function, very sturdy body and feel safe while driving, nice quality interior. Great rearview camera and I adore the foot brake convenience! Perfect family SUV for a small family. The only complaint I have is that it has no in built GPS but not the end of fhe world.
I am so happy we brought this car second hand from Nepean motor group! Its so smooth to drive, feels safe, easy to park and great size for our family of 5!
We have 3 car seats that fit comfortably across the middle row, plus the option of the two extra seats in the back.
Air con gone and not covered by nissan
I have had this car since brand new kept up all servicing etc with Nissan. I complained two years into having the car that the air con kept cutting out but they tested it and said it was fine. Now had the car 3 years and air con gone again and surprise Im now out of warranty and not covered.
Nissan want to charge me for a diagnostic report, but I dont trust them based on the previous service on the air con.
I will never buy a Nissan again which is a shame because I loved my car.
Its comfortable and great to drive but not so great when its hot and I have three going kids in the car crying from being too hot.
Purchased in March 2016.
Xtrail dangerous to Dogs
Rear floor compartment on a 5 mth old Xtrail cant handle two dogs eg Golden Retrievers. The material bends, dislodges and drops the dogs into the hidden compartment. Complained to dealer who advised me he knew exactly what I was talking about as he had fallen into the hidden compartment of another Xtrail the day before. No offer to fix, just note. Totally upset now that my 6yr old dog on her way to be put to sleep fell into the compartment screaming in pain. Its useless and given Nissans incompetence I intend to cut a sheet of chipboard into shape. Clearly used cheap materials to save fuel consumption.
Purchased in July 2019 for A$26,990.00.
Questions & Answers
What year did the x-trails go from metal Timing Belts to plastic
Pipes in air conditioner freeze up and has not much air coming through on max air
Hi everyone I have a 09 xtrail turbo diesel. Was driving fine. One day out of the blue it lost all power. The rpm won’t go over 2000 and it blows black smoke when reving on idle. and as soon as I put it in drive it will stall. the engine light and air sensor codes with diff pressure sensor code came up so I replaced the both of the sensors and cleared the codes. and now it’s giving me 8 more codes. And still having the same problem? Any help would be much appreciated! Local mechanic and dealerships telling me to replace all the sensors that the codes are giving but I’m sure that it will not do anything as the diff pressure sensor was not faulty to begin with but I replaced it anyways. Thanks :)
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Manual||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.2 L/100km||7.9 L/100km||8.1 L/100km||8.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.5L|
|Max Power||106kW @ 6000rpm||126kW @ 6000rpm||126kW @ 6000rpm||126kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||200Nm @ 4400rpm||226Nm @ 4400rpm||226Nm @ 4400rpm||226Nm @ 4400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Ground Clearance||210 mm||210 mm||210 mm||210 mm|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg||1,500 kg||1,500 kg||1,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||May 2017||May 2017||May 2017||May 2017|
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