Nissan Navara 2006 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Nissan Navara 2006 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Nissan Navara 2006: What is the heat button for?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Sep 2016

It's an aid to help starting in very cold conditions. You shouldn't normally need to use it.

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Nissan Navara 2006: Peeling paint

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Dec 2013

Carmakers have been using waterborne paint for a number of years now, but the technology isn't settled and paint issues crop up regularly as a result. One thought is that delamination of the sort you report is that too much time elapsed between the baser coat being applied and the clear going on over it. It's generally thought that around 30-35 minutes is the limit between the two coats being applied, if it goes longer you can have problems. That's one possible explanation.

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Nissan recalls 40000 Navara D40 4WDs

Nissan recalls 40000 Navara D40 4WDs

29 Apr 2013 · by Stuart Martin

Nissan is recalling 40,400 (out of as many as 90,000 4x4 models it sold in the time period) of its Navara D40 series, manufactured in Spain between July 2005 and January 2010, for an inspection.A ...

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Nissan Navara 2006: Engine trouble

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Dec 2012

Being seven years old I doubt you would get any sympathy from Nissan. You could have the engine pulled down and inspected in an attempt to establish what caused its demise, and then approach Nissan with the results and see what they then say.

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Navara timing chain

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Apr 2012

It's only necessary on engines that have belts and the Navara engines have chains, so there's no requirement to replace them.

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Nissan Navara: Diesel particulate filter

Answered by CarsGuide 19 May 2011

The DPF requires a certain drive cycle to do the automatic burn it must do to rid itself of the accumulated carbon. Your driving cycle obviously doesn't meet the criteria so the automatic burn hasn't been done and the dealer has attempted a forced burn in an attempt to save the DPF. In one sense you're lucky that it only cost $3200 as many people find they also have to replace the catalytic converters and the cost can climb as high as $6000 or more when that happens. You might have a case against Nissan, consult the consumer affairs people in your state and get their advice.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Navara faulty timing chains

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Feb 2011

Our Nissan specialist, Jerry Newman, says the only timing chain failures he has had to repair on the Navara are because of poor maintenance, mostly because the oil hasn’t been changed, and the tensioner has failed leading to the failure of the guide and the chain. It’s vital to keep up the maintenance.

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Nissan Navara 2006: Sagging rear springs

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Oct 2010

Fitting an extra leaf to the rear springs could help, but if you’re a tradie who runs a load in his ute pretty much all the time, even leaves it loaded overnight, the rear springs would eventually sag even with an extra leaf. Depending on what you’re doing loadwise airbags are probably the best solution. They are readily available and will set you back about $1100 from one of the suspension specialists.

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