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Hi All,

I have a 64 plate (2014) X-Trail T32 1.6 diesel. The vehicle had a low mileage when I bought it and since December 2020 I have increased the mileage up to 40,000. It is low for its age and generally the vehicle gets good runs between work and family visits all over 50 miles on motorway (M4). Ironically I scheduled its first service (earlier than planned) for 3rd August this year, as we were going away on holiday and wanted the car to have a good look over and change the fluids out. I purchased a new battery as the start stop function had stopped working well and it had been in the car since new.
This is the ironic part. Driving the car to Nissan in Oxford on the A34 from Newbury, a loud whistling sound started and within a few miles a terrible metallic rattling occurred, the car send out a cloud of white smoke and I immediately pulled over, stopped the engine and called the recovery service to continue the journey to Nissan.

Nissan say they are convinced the DPF is beyond repair and quoted £3,325.50 to have that replaced. I don't have that kind of cash, so had the car transported back home and it is sat outside my house. I raised a case with Nissan, although I cannot see them changing their minds as the vehicle is over 3 years old. it is a gutter, as I forked out over 13k for the car and it does not sound good at the moment. Having spoken to a few local garages they offer a DPF clean, which I think I will go for, it is an expense but might yield a positive result. The cost of these blooming DPFs is crazy. I suppose this moan was really to understand if anyone out there has had a T32 DPF or Turbo/EGR etc go on them and what your experience has been.

All the best to the community, Dan
 

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Update on the car. Despite being sold by a dealer with a warranty, the DPF has failed. Must be replaced as had two independent specialists look at it. The DPF not regenerating has destroyed the turbo and a number of sensors. Quote to repair is huge, far more than what I would recoup once sold. Sad to say I will never buy another Nissan X-trail after this, a complete waste of £13,350.00 for a car I used for 8 months. :rolleyes: gutted. Anyone want to buy an T32 2014 1.6 diesel X-trail which needs new DPF, sensors and Turbo...now going cheap located in Berkshire Newbury UK
 

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What are the dealers reasons for not repairing it under warranty ? Does it state in the warranty that these items aren't covered ?
That is correct. No DPF is covered. And the DPF has caused the other items to fail. Feels crazy and has really p!ssed me off. A lot of money to chuck away.
 

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Gutted for you, I guess you can go with a used dpf complete with sensors, recon turbo and you might get it done for 2k-ish?

Edited to say that I've replaced a turbo twice on a 1.5 K9K Qashqai and it wasn't that bad, even on a driveway, 7-8 hours work. Cost each time was in the region of £300 with new oil etc.

You might do OK just by throwing it onto copart - there is a branch in Newbury - as they'll just say 'engine not starting' or something. You can set a reserve. Change the battery back to the old one if you kept it!
 

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Gutted for you, I guess you can go with a used dpf complete with sensors, recon turbo and you might get it done for 2k-ish?

Edited to say that I've replaced a turbo twice on a 1.5 K9K Qashqai and it wasn't that bad, even on a driveway, 7-8 hours work. Cost each time was in the region of £300 with new oil etc.

You might do OK just by throwing it onto copart - there is a branch in Newbury - as they'll just say 'engine not starting' or something. You can set a reserve. Change the battery back to the old one if you kept it!
Not a bad idea. It is with a garage at the moment, I am unclear on where to get reconditioned parts to be fair, any suggestions?
Copart sounds like a blooming good idea too, thanks for your interest and knowledge.
 

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Btw...is it a Nissan dealer ? If so I'd take it further, 40k is no mileage it's barely run-in .
Already been through the full process with Nissan Europe and Nissan UK were unable to progress. After a few weeks they came back and said not interested as it is a DPF. Feels wrong but that is their business model. I get it is not a new car but hey I seem to have fallen on a bad one this time. Probably should have stuck to buy sub 3k cars, which is what I am going to have to do now anyway ;)

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No problem, easiest way is fleabay, I had a look and there's only a 2 litre version on there at the moment, may be different, may not be so you'd have to get googling. However a 1.6 will come up at some point. Sometimes people will advertise that they are breaking a car so you just have to fire off a few messages. The 2 litre is £500 with all the sensors, to give you a price guide. May be worth having it pro cleaned before fitting? A recon turbo, with a warranty, is £240. Then it's new oil and filter, and really the garage should drop the sump and clean that and the oil pick up out, just a bit of extra labour.

So £2k all in at a specialist of your choice would not sound unreasonable? Yes, it's a tough break but if it's a nice car and with the lower mileage it may be worth it?
 

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I am way to late to this thread, but maybe the car is still on your drive way. Nissan have a good will policy which the dealer should have started. It's only for main dealer sourced cars with a full service history. If your's fits that profile then you show die able to get a 100% contribution for parts and a significant discount on labour. You'd probably end up looking at 1k all in, which is still a lot, but......
 
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