Nissan Navara Diesel Problems

How do I take my Nissan Navara out of limp mode?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Jun 2021

Modern turbo-diesel engines absolutely hate having water enter the fuel system. It can cause lots and lots of damage and isn’t always fixed by simply changing the fuel filter and the contents of the tank. Sometimes injectors and even the high-pressure fuel pump itself will be damaged by the ingress of water. If that’s the case, then more work will be needed before the vehicle is safe to drive again, as you may wind up doing more harm to other components until the full scope of the water-damage has been diagnosed.

For that reason, you really should have the vehicle looked at by a specialist. A specialist workshop will be able to tall you what else needs fixing or replacing. A specialist will also be able to electronically cancel the limp-home mode and any check-engine lights once all is well.

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Is the 2007 Nissan Navara a good choice?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Sep 2020

For a few years from 2005, Nissan sold two types of Navaras in Australia - the all-new big D40 series and the old D22 that dated back from the latter 1990s. 

If you want an inexpensive, compact and hard-wearing truck that's reliable but not very refined nor comfortable, the old D22 is it. Its 3.0L turbo-diesel has proven strong and reliable in this application and the Nissan has a reputation for being as tough as nails.

The larger and newer D40, meanwhile, is the much better choice if space, safety and refinement are priorities, and remained a class-leading proposition right up until the current-generation Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Volkswagen Amarok all moved the pick-up truck game on in 2011. The Spanish-built ST-X is the choice grade, especially in turbo-diesel and 4x4 guise.

The Navara is considered a reliable and dependable truck, but many are also workhorses that lead tough lives and are often neglected or mistreated. If you're after one, please consider having it checked out first by an experienced mechanic.

Known issues include fuel-injection failure, roof rust, premature clutch wear in manual  models, electronics issues, turbo-charger failures and sagging rear springs.

Such problems can apply to any similar truck, so don't be too put off by the D40 Navara. It's a firm used-truck favourite for good reason.

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Nissan Navara 2004: Power loss

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Jan 2018

Get it to a diesel mechanic, but if you can’t check the fuel pump.

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Nissan Navara 2016: Sump leak

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Dec 2017

Unless it’s a massive leak that drains the oil from the engine, which is most unlikely, it won’t affect the engine.

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Nissan Navara V6 2011: Reliability?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Aug 2017

It's not possible to say with any certainty. Regularly serviced it could go for another 260,000 km, but if neglected it could breakdown tomorrow.

Relatively few of these engines were sold, so it won't have the same established patterns as a HiLux 3.0-litre for example.

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Nissan Navara 2010: Knocking noise in engine

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Jun 2016

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.

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Injectors on 2011 Nissan Navara

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Sep 2015

Worn injectors are a possibility. I would take it to a diesel mechanic and have it checked.

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Nissan Navara 2002: Engine problems

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Feb 2015

It could be a number of things, like the suction control valve on the fuel pump, although that's unlikely given that the pump has been replaced. It could be a problem with the fuel rail pressure sensor, but the first thing I would suggest you try is clean the Mass Air Flow Sensor in the intake.

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Nissan Navara 2007: Fuel injector reliability

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jun 2014

Injector wear is a problem with all common-rail diesels, not just the Nissan. You should be able observe rough running, perhaps black smoke from the exhaust, and high fuel consumption. The chip won't be causing your ticking noise; that will be a mechanical noise. You need to determine where the noise is coming from to be able to locate the cause. One thing I would be looking at the camshaft timing chain, they wear and sometimes break on the Navara, and that's one possible source of your ticking noise.

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Nissan Navara vibrations

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Aug 2013

We have a few reports of this vibration from readers, so we've asked Nissan for an update on what they're doing to fix it.

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