Nissan Navara 2010
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Nissan Navara: Sparkling performance and comfy cabin, Diesel engine, Capable off road and comfortable on the black stuff
The 2010 Nissan Navara carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Nissan Navara is also known as the Nissan Frontier (North America), the Nissan NP300 (Mexico and the Europe) in markets outside Australia.
What's on this page
Nissan Navara 2010 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan Navara 2010 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Does the 2010 Nissan Navara have a timing belt or chain?
The simple answer, Andrew, is that the 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine in your Navara has a timing chain rather than a timing belt. However, it’s not that simple, as the engine uses two chains, rather than a longer, single timing chain.
The primary timing chain on your engine is a single-row chain while the secondary chain is a duplex (or double-row) chain. The secondary chain doesn’t seem to give too many problems, but many owners have found that the lower, single-row chain seems a bit underdone and has been known to stretch in service. When that happens (if the stretching is enough) the pistons and valves inside the engine can collide with fairly devastating results. The chain guides can also show signs of premature wear in these engines.
The trade recommends that the primary timing chain in these engines is changed every 80,000km or so and inspected for wear and stretching every 40,000km. Which pretty neatly sidesteps all the advantages of a timing chain over a timing belt.Show more
Nissan Navara 2010: Why is the engine light coming on?
There are literally dozens of things that can make a check-engine light illuminate, Kathleen. A faulty sensor, dud component, bad or dirty fuel, a vacuum leak, you name it, even the smallest glitch can cause the dreaded check-engine light to ruin your day.
The best advice is to take the car back to the workshop that serviced it and ask if, perhaps, the mechanic forgot to tighten or reset something properly. An interrogation by the workshop’s computer should throw up any fault codes present and from there, the workshop should be able to figure out the actual problem. It could be a coincidence, but, equally, it could be a simple thing the workshop has overlooked or forgotten to reset during the service.Show more
Nissan Navara 2010: Knocking noise in engine
It would be nice to think that carmakers would own up to problems with their cars, but they always seem reluctant to do so, and our consumer laws are so pathetic that there's no incentive for them to do so. I would take the car to one of the diesel mechanics you refer to and have it repaired by them. I would expect they would be less expensive than the dealer.Show more
2010 Nissan Navara timing chain rattles
The dealer is telling you that there is no record of it being serviced by a Nissan dealer, which would seem to be correct given that you have had an independent mechanic do the servicing. I would agree that a timing chain shouldn't be worn and rattling at such low kilometres, but I doubt you'll get anywhere with Nissan on this. If you feel you need to follow through on this call Nissan's Customer Service Centre (phone: 1800 035 035).Show more
Nissan Navara 2010 Towing capacity
The Nissan Navara’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg to 3000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Nissan Navara Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|DX||Ute||2.5L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||1500kg|
|RX (4X2)||Ute||2.5L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2000kg|
|DX (4X4)||Ute||2.5L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2800kg|
|RX (4X4)||Ute||2.5L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||3000kg|