Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Nissan X-TRAIL 2005 Problems

Are you having problems with your 2005 Nissan X-TRAIL? Let our team of motoring experts keep you up to date with all of the latest 2005 Nissan X-TRAIL issues & faults. We have gathered all of the most frequently asked questions and problems relating to the 2005 Nissan X-TRAIL in one spot to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Vibration developing in my 2005 Nissan X-Trail

It sounds like you've tackled the obvious causes of this type of vibration. The dual-mass clutch is a prime candidate and any car with worn engine mounts can vibrate when it's running.

Digging deeper will involve ruling things out in a process of elimination. So, to start that process, does the vibration go away when the vehicle is stationary or only when it's moving? If it's the latter, you could have some kind of transmission or tail-shaft problem. Ot perhaps even a warped brake rotor or seized brake caliper.

But if the vibration is there whenever the engine is running, then you need to start to look at things like the harmonic balancer on the front of the crankshaft and whether the engine itself is actually running smoothly (regardless of where the idle is set). The stepper-motor (which controls the idle) could be faulty leading to the engine flaring between gear changes, and an engine that has a blocked exhaust, dirty air-filter or even worn spark plugs can run roughly. It could even be something like camshaft timing that has jumped a tooth, leading the engine to run poorly and contribute the bad vibrations you're feeling. Also, check the rubber drive belt that powers the alternator and power-steering pump. A worn belt or worn out tensioners and pulleys can also create problems like this. Check the power steering pump itself for signs of its seizing or jamming as it turns.

My Nissan X-Trail 2005 won't start after washing the engine bay.

You鈥檝e possibly drowned something. I doubt it鈥檚 the coil, because it seems for your description that the starter is not working. Dry everything in the engine bay that could have been affected by water and see if that cures the problem. You could also try jump-starting it.

Used Nissan X-Trail review: 2001-2007
The X-Trail was a compact SUV designed to appeal to those looking for a vehicle that blended bush with the ’burbs.
Read the article
Used Nissan X-Trail review: 2001-2013
Though often used only as an on-road station wagon, Nissan's X-Trail is pretty competent as an SUV. While not intended to be used in extreme 4WD conditions, it can handle most recreational off-road driving with little trouble. Providing enjoyment to adventurous families while doing so.聽 Nissan X-Trail uses a complex
Read the article
Nissan X-Trail: Malfunction Indicator Light

I'm not aware of any affordable equipment you could purchase to diagnose problems at home. If you want to save money you could use an independent service agent who would generally charge much less than the dealer.

Is Shell LPG dirty?

I UNDERSTAND Shell is having problems with LPG at the moment and my advice is to use BP at least until Shell gets on top of its problems.

Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.
Have a new question for the CarsGuide team?
More than 9,000 questions asked and answered.
Complete guide to Nissan X-TRAIL 2005
Complete guide to Nissan X-TRAIL 2005 CarsGuide Logo
Reviews, price, specs and more