The engine is still running as new, much more quiet than a 2 year-old Kia! Manufacturing problem with a worker in Japan. My X-Trail is in getting its fourth new turbo at 36,000 miles. Concerned that the turbo and inter-cooler failures seem to be a well reported common fault. Not a bad car, but is marred by odd design issues and poor reliability of some parts which are expensive to replace. I liked the interior space, handling and the somewhat unique styling of the vehicle, but found several reliability issues with the car and some odd design decisions. Consequently, vehicle launch is straight and steady, even in sand, gravel or mud. Yes Review Date: 14th November, 2006 I have exactly the same issue with my X-Trail.
On the 20th October whilst away on holiday the clutch failed whilst towing my caravan. One more point, the dealer now tells me that Nissan have been sending refurbished turbos to fit, and this is the reason for the high fallout rate, it would seem you cannot trust anyone. Fuel consumption figures are not yet available. No Review Date: 7th November, 2006 I am wondering what the rated towing limit for your Xtrail is and how much does your caravan weigh? This prevents dirt from coating the sills, and soiling clothes when exiting the vehicle, an especially useful feature in winter. Model year 2005 Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2007 Engine and transmission 2. The spare tire is full size, but the gas tank is a smallish 55 litres.
You got 50% and if you have no evidence or proof to show otherwise, well consider yourself lucky. There are ongoing issues with the handbrake failing to engage properly. The vehicle drives extremely well in the snow, as other already mention. I have owned it for the past 15 months and travelled 19,000 miles with it. The seats, by the way, are notably substantial and comfortable.
The spacious room in the Nissan X-Trail is also a great matter to consider for those who likes outdoor sports! Nice stiff suspension for excellent handling, very little body roll. The diagnosis was confirmed as a burnt out clutch. What happens after the warranty period has expired? Mechanically very reliable, with great creature comforts heated front seats, very efficient air condition. Switching effortlessly with dash mounted knob between 2 wheel drive and all wheel drive. When I contacted Nissan customer centre, they said they would consider fitting a replacement unit as a goodwill gesture after the warranty expired, but would not promise this.
Model year 2005 Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 2. Suspect this is the same intercooler leak - so will try getting a different dealer to look at this. Power from the four-cylinder engine is sufficient, traction and braking are excellent, and cornering is fairly flat and predictable. The front seats are so comfortable. After 16,500 miles the turbo developed a whistle. General Comments: Love the comfort and driving position. Yes Review Date: 15th August, 2007 Faults: Inter cooler 11,000 miles Turbo 24,000 miles Turbo 29,000 miles Drivers seat was worn when I bought the car at 8 months.
Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 2. The X-Trail includes some novel and thoughtful user-friendly features. I still have the vehicle today, after close to 10 years. Another 16K miles and the replacement develops the same fault. General Comments: Nissan warranty does not do what it professes to do! Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2006 Most recent year of ownership 2007 Engine and transmission 2. Some of the controls lights and side mirror adjustments are impossible to use while driving because they are so poorly placed. The seats can be configured in up to 25 ways, one of which includes a fold-flat cargo floor.
Rusted Rear Wheel Well - Covered by warranty and fixed with no issues. I will definitely recommend this car to anybody. The hatch handle is also prone to sticking so if you are not careful you hatch may pop open unless you manually push the handle back into the closed position. I bought this car for my retirement and was going to run it for several years, but I am afraid that due to the poor quality of the above parts, I will not be able to afford to do this when the warranty runs out, so, it must go, which is a pity, as I like the look of the car and it is the perfect size and layout for my requirements. The back door locks are prone to freezing in cold weather and cannot be opened, or will not close until the car has warmed up. Did you tow that caravan with your Vauxhall? Apart from that love the car.
Warranty runs out in seven months, I wonder how many more it will go though before I sell it. The back hatch lacks it's own manual lock, so if the electronic locks fail you are out of luck opening the hatch until that is fixed. I have terrible burning smell which the dealer has failed to prevent. I intend to keep it for many more years. I bought an X-Trail brand new late 2004 as it was 1st coming out in Canada.