Nissan Qashqai Gearbox & Transmission Problems

Why does my 2014 Nissan Qashqai shake when climbing an incline?

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Sep 2020

It sounds as though the vibration you’re experiencing is coming from the driveline. Perhaps it’s the engine but more likely it’s something in the transmission since the problem is worse when the car changes gear. That the problem occurs when climbing a grade suggests that it’s related to the engine being under load at which point the whole driveline – gearbox and driveshafts – are also loaded up.

It could be something within the transmission itself, a bent driveshaft or even something relatively simple like a worn CV joint. Carefully, and when it’s safe to do so, find a big, open area like a deserted car-park, turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and drive slowly in a tight circle. Now do the same on full right-hand lock. Can you hear any clinking or clunking noises? If you can, you have worn CV joints. If not, you need to dig deeper into the cause and that will require getting the car on a hoist and inspecting the driveline.

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Nissan Qashqai: How often does it need a new clutch?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Sep 2018

Clutches wear out faster with a dual-mass flywheel, but 40,000 km is much too early, although no unheard of. The reason they cost so much to replace is that the flywheel is replaced at the same time.

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Nissan Qashqai 2018: Is it 4wd or All Wheel drive?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 May 2018

While they have the looks of a small 4x4, all current-model Nissan Qashqai sold new in Australia are front wheel drive-only. There are no all wheel drive, 4x4, or rear wheel drive variants sold new in Australia.

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