Nissan X-Trail 2012 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Nissan X-Trail 2012 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

How can I fix a faulty clock spring in a 2012 Nissan X-Trail?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Apr 2021

The clock-spring is the electrical linkage that connects the driver’s air-bag and everything else that lives on the steering wheel (cruise-control, stereo controls and more in a modern vehicle) with the rest of the car. The clock-spring is needed to allow the steering wheel to turn while maintaining those electrical contacts.

It’s quite a common thing to have to replace and will probably cost a few hundred dollars to have a workshop do the job.

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Nissan X-Trail 2012-2013: Diesel better than petrol?

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Nov 2018

The obvious benefit is fuel economy, the diesel is much more economical than the equivalent petrol model. On average the diesel consumes 20 per cent less fuel than the petrol model. The other possible benefit is that the diesel has an automatic transmission whereas the petrol has a CVT transmission.

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Best SUVs for freeway driving and occasional towing?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Sep 2016

There are lots of SUVs to choose from, it's a very crowded market, which works in the favour of the buyer. The Territory of the vintage you are considering is a decent car, the diesel is economical and it would tow up to 2700 kg. Also consider the Toyota RAV4, Nissan X-Trail, Honda CR-V.

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Best used 7-seater under $15k?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jan 2016

The three cars you name all have merit, none has any major issue to be concerned about and all fit your needs, but you will have to shop around to find them within your age and budget limits.

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Issues with CVT automatics?

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Oct 2014

The main concern with the CVT transmission is shuddering, particularly on takeoff from a standstill. It's easily recognised if your car has it. If it isn't showing any signs of the problem I wouldn't be too concerned about it.

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Nissan X-Trail 2012: End of warranty report

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Sep 2014

An auto club report would not force anything from a dealer but would alert you to any problems you need to raise before the warranty expires.


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