Nissan Navara 2008 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Nissan Navara 2008 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Nissan Navara 2008: Where is the device for opening the bonnet?

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Jan 2020

Opening the bonnet is a two-step process, Chris. First you need to locate the bonnet release catch which, on a 2008 Navara is located on the lower edge of the dashboard, just to the right of the steering column. It should be just under the button that controls the VDC (stability-control) program. It should be a little plastic catch that you pull towards you. When you do, you should feel the catch `give’ and see the bonnet spring up a few millimetres.

Step two is to go around to the front of the car, and run your hand along in the space between the bonnet and the grille until you find the secondary catch which has to be pushed to one side to allow the bonnet to be lifted open. Be careful, though: Don’t let the bonnet fall on to your fingers and don’t shove your hand too far under the bonnet as there are hot components like the radiator in there as well. This second, safety catch is there in case the interior release gets bumped while the car is being driven. At which point the bonnet could fly open with interesting consequences.

From memory, that model Navara also used a manual bonnet stay rather than gas struts to hold it open. So you’ll need to hold the bonnet open and manually put the stay in place to prevent the bonnet from falling on your head.

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How can I stop my Nissan Navara 2008 from randomly shutting off?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Sep 2019

Randomly occurring problems are the most difficult to trace because they never happen when you want them to. You could have an auto electrician take a look at it for you; they might be better skilled to tackle the problem than a regular mechanic.

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Nissan Navara 2008: Rusted roof

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Apr 2019

You should have it checked to see if the rust has affected the structure of the car, as that would impact its roadworthiness and slash the resale value.

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Nissan Navara STX injector leakage

Answered by CarsGuide 3 May 2013

Worn injectors are quite common on most of today's diesel engines, whatever the make of the vehicle. That Nissan has already replaced some injectors under warranty on your vehicle, and has offered to pay half for the second set, suggests there is an issue. I would suggest you talk to a diesel mechanic who could give you more detailed information about the issue.

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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 2008: Chassis cracked by bump in road

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Dec 2012

We haven't had any other reports like yours, which shows major cracking of the chassis, enough to make the vehicle a write-off. The best course of action for you is to consult an engineer who could carry out an assessment of the failure and hopefully determine what caused it.
 

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2008 Nissan Navara smoking problem

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Jul 2012

The diesel mechanics are correct, there was/are problems with the injectors in the Navara. One dealer told us to stop blaming Nissan as all brands use the same injectors and they too have the problem. But that head-in-the-sand approach doesn't help the poor customer who has shelled out to buy a car with a known problem, and it doesn't help that you now have to shell out even more money to fix it. It helps that you reported the problem when the car was still under warranty, so I would go back to Nissan and give them the full history of your car and press them for some assistance with the cost of repairs. You could also try consumer affairs.

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