Nissan Qashqai Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Nissan Qashqai reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Nissan Qashqai: Are parts expensive?
In comparison to other cars on the market today Qashqai parts aren't really considered expensive. Some parts are more expensive than more common vehicles like Toyota's RAV4 or Mazda's CX-5, while they're also cheaper than many European marques.
Nissan Qashqai: Which variant is the best?
On the face of it the top-of-the-line Ti model is obviously the best, as it comes with the biggest amount of standard equipment. However, the Ti might not be the best Qashqai if you're shopping with less than $38,000 in your account, so the base model ST represents a good way into a new, modern car for just $29,000.
Nissan Qashqai 2018: How to change the battery in the key?
Pull the small slot on the back of the key fob to the left, then remove the emergency key from the end of the fob. Put a small flat-blade screwdriver into the slots where the emergency key slid out of, gently prying the fob apart by slowly twisting the blade. They fob then splits in half and you can replace the battery.
Nissan Qashqai 2018: How to change the headlight bulb?
For models with later models you pop the bonnet, then turn the cover on the back of the headlight a quarter-turn anti-clockwise. Put on gloves, then pull the headlight and wiring out. Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the H7 globe from the plug and mounting ring. Place mounting ring on new headlight bulb, push until it clicks, then refit. Older models are simpler. Pop the bonnet then pull the wiring plug away from the back of the headlight. Spin the cover anti-clockwise and then pull the H7 Halogen globe out with the cover. Do not touch the globe with your bare hands as it will shorten the lifespan of the new globe. Because of this, and the tight confines of the work space you should wear gloves when doing this job.
Nissan Qashqai: Where is it made?
The J11-series Nissan Qashqai is built in several Nissan manufacturing plants around the world, including in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear in England, Wuhan, Hubei in China, Saint Petersberg in Russia, and Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. Australian Qashqais are sourced from the Japanese facility. The J11-series has been on sale since 2013, with a mid-series refresh unveiled last year in 2017, so the next model is thought to be coming out in 2020.
Nissan Qashqai 2018: Is it 4wd or All Wheel drive?
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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