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Facing issues with your Nissan?

Nissan is recognized for producing durable automobiles that are reasonably priced and can last for many years if maintained properly. However, reliability encompasses more than just a vehicle's lifespan, it also includes how often it needs repairs, how severe those repairs are, and the cost of maintaining it. Whether you presently own a Nissan or are considering purchasing one, it's crucial to be informed about the common problems that the brand's present models may encounter.

It Can be Dangerous Ignoring Leaks Under Your Car

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What are the most common Nissan problems?


Some of the most common issues reported by Nissan owners include:

  • Flawed/faulty transmissions
  • Frequent oil leaks
  • Backup cameras not functioning properly
  • Defective Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems
  • Faulty airbags and airbag recalls
  • Leaking brake fluid 
  • The 2018 Nissan Emission Tests Falsification Scandal
  • Rust-prone body and frame
  • Defective hood-release latch 
  • Exploding Sunroofs scandal and lawsuits 

Most common Nissan Altima problems

Average annual repair cost: AED1780 complaints: 5150
The main problems experienced by Altima cars are typically sudden engine stalling, which can have multiple causes, but in Altima models, it is frequently due to improper positioning of the camshaft position sensor and/or crankshaft position sensor. In addition, other common problems usually involve the fuel delivery and injection system as well as the exhaust system.
Defective or malfunctioning fuel pumps and catalytic converters are often the cause of these issues, which can result in decreased engine performance, hinder ignition, and even cause lasting damage to some vital components of the vehicle.

Most common Nissan Pathfinder problems

Average annual repair cost: AED1990 complaints: 2114
A common issue with Nissan Pathfinder vehicles is a manufacturing defect that frequently results in transmission failure after approximately 100,000 miles of use. In addition, Pathfinders have experienced a range of ignition-related problems, as well as occasional troubles with faulty mass air flow and fuel level sensors that can cause decreased performance. There are also other, less pressing problems that Pathfinders tend to encounter, such as:
  • Problems with the backup camera/navigation system
  • Early wear and tear on the timing chains
  • Issues with the heating/AC system

Most common Nissan Xterra problems

Average annual repair cost: AED1888 complaints: 1073
The Nissan Xterra has some significant and frequent issues, including transmission failure or leaks, radiator leaks, faulty timing chains, and malfunctioning fuel injectors. Moreover, the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tubes in Xterras can occasionally cause trouble by not functioning appropriately, but typically, it’s due to carbon buildup, which can be remedied with a basic cleaning.

Most common Nissan Navara problems

Average annual repair cost: AED1726
According to, the 2011 Nissan Navara has received the most complaints, particularly for engine problems, followed by the 2015 model. The most common Nissan Navara issues reported by owners include:
  • Clutch problems: Some Navara models have been known to experience clutch failure, leading to difficulty in changing gears or total transmission failure.
  • Fuel system issues: Owners have reported problems with the fuel pump and fuel injectors, leading to reduced engine performance, stalling, and difficulty starting the engine.
  • Suspension problems: The Navara’s suspension system has been known to develop faults, including worn-out suspension bushes, failed shock absorbers, and broken leaf springs.
  • Timing chain issues: Some Navara models have a timing chain that is prone to stretching and eventually failing, leading to severe engine damage.
  • Electrical problems: The Navara’s electrical system has been known to develop faults, including issues with the alternator, battery, and starter motor.

Most common Nissan Maxima problems

Average annual repair cost: AED1980 complaints: 1398
The Nissan Maxima is infamous for its abundance of transmission issues, which can result in sluggish acceleration, sudden jerks forward, rough gear transitions, stalling, and ultimately, complete transmission failure. Moreover, even if the Maxima’s transmission is operating correctly, owners still face several other prevalent problems.
The following are the most common Maxima issues:
  • Low-pressure air conditioning (AC), which frequently results from an AC low-pressure hose leak
  • Failure of the electronic steering column lock (ESCL)
  • Faulty service brakes Ignition coil failure
  • Leakage from the power steering pump

The least reliable Nissan model: the 2013 Altima

Most common problem: Faulty crankshaft sensor

The 2013 Nissan Altima has an extensive record of 12 recalls, highlighting a number of technical and electrical faults that make it as undependable as any vehicle could be. In the event that you end up behind the wheel of one of these disastrous cars, here is a brief overview of some of the numerous problems that you may encounter:

  • Faulty crankshaft and/or camshaft sensors
  • Fuel pump failures
  • Ignition problems
  • Rough handling and ride
  • Faulty seal on the engine oil cooler
  • Faulty or failing AC

The most reliable Nissan model: the 2013 Murano

Most common problem: Rattling from liftgate and timing chain 

On the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s the reliable and enduring 2013 Nissan Murano, which is considered the most dependable vehicle manufactured by Nissan. Priced from AED40,900, the Murano is an excellent choice for a low-cost and low-maintenance SUV.

With a J.D. Power reliability rating of 90 out of 100, it’s evident that the Nissan Murano has few problems to speak of, particularly for the 2013 model year. Some drivers may hear a minor sound from the liftgate, which doesn’t always close securely, as well as a harmless rattle from the timing chain, but aside from those minor issues, there aren’t many problems to be concerned about.

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With MySyara, you get on-demand car care with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. As industry professionals we are able to solve any problem with your car, all the while aiming to give you the best possible car care experience. Our experienced employees have over 100 hours of training, background checks, and full insurance policies.

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The most common types of car leaks are oil leaks, coolant leaks, and fuel leaks.

Yes, car leaks can be dangerous if they are not addressed in a timely manner. Ignoring car leaks can lead to serious and costly damage.

You can tell if your car is leaking by looking for pools of fluid under your car, or by checking the oil, coolant, and fuel levels on your dashboard.

If you notice a car leak, you should address the problem as soon as possible by taking your car to a professional mechanic.

MySyara offers a wide range of services to help you address car leaks and keep your vehicle in top condition. These services include oil changes, coolant flushes, and fuel system repairs. We also offer complete engine and transmission rebuilds, as well as radiator and power steering system repairs.

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