Here's a comment from aacouriers in Wales...This vehicle is now three years old and in that time the gearbox has been repaired three times and after just 39000 miles it had to have a brand new engine.
Not too bad I hear you say but ! Nissan made us wait while the warranty was checked out for the first gearbox repair and also the engine replacement because at first they were not prepared to do it due to the fact that my servicing was done by an independant garage that is MOT qualified.
The Nissan helpdesk should be called Nissan helpless desk because when you ask to speak to someone higher up the chain of command all you get is WE CANT DO THAT...The phrase "YOU CAN IN A NISSAN" SHOULD READ, YOU CAN`T IN A NISSAN.
In total this vehicle has been off the road for a little under two months having repairs and as said this is a three year old vehicle. One thing in it`s favour is that we have saved a fortune in diesel because it has spent a lot of it`s life on the back of an A A truck
After copious ammounts of hours on the phone to Nissan we have had to pay for the repairs ourselves for the last two gearboxes.
The first time fifth gear went and the second time the slave cylinder went inside the box and the third time the fourth gear came adrift.
The garage that repaired the box said that ideally a Renault Megane box is not up to the job in this vehicle..GEARBOX REPAIRS £1300.00
May we without prejudice and all statements being true advise other firms of our problems and think before buying a van.
Sorry Nissan ( AND MR JIM WRIGHT MANAGING DIRECTOR) THIS HAD TO BE SAID..
Needless to say, a Nissan will not be on our shopping list from now on and hopefully everyone will take notice of this as after looking into it we are not the first to have problems with Nissan there are hundreds more write ups on the internet.
Should you wish to contact us MR NISSAN, our number is on this site please feel free, we would welcome it...
I know this vehicle, and would like to add that it has also had two radiator repairs due to the lack of a protective grill allowing stones to damage the lower part of the radiator. It has also had seven windscreens due to stone chips, but that might just be bad luck.