BTW, in case anyone was wondering. Car has 534 miles on it and was on the second tank of gas since I purchased it. Premium fuel only ever used and filled-up at a reputable gas station (Shell).
This Versa still sucks..LOL.
My check engine light came on as well on my Juke. Stalled out on me twice as well. After the second stall I pop the hood and realized my negative battier cable was not even tightened down. I called Nissan told them my car won’t turn over because of it and asked if I could tighten it down not to void my warranty to drive it in to reset the check engine light. Check you cables. Been fine since.
Remember, Juke is a global vehicle. It is being marketed in Europe as the "little brother" or "sequel" to the VERY POPULAR Qashqai model (too bad they don't sell that thing in the US!). Currently, Nissan Qashqai is the 5th best selling car in the UK and has been rated amongst the most reliable cars in the UK as well.
Nissan has released the Juke to the market with considerable fanfare. To follow the stunning success of the Qashqai with an inferior product would spell disaster for Nissan's goals, especially since they are within a couple hundred sales of overtaking Toyota in Britain. Nissan has made no secret about wanting to pull to the front of the Japanese "big 3". First in England, then in Europe, then in the US. Nissan sales growth has been utterly unbelievable during the down market and they seem well on their way.
Juke embodies Nissan's ambition to challenge Toyota and Honda. It is the first of many new and completely revamped models to be released in the next two years. Considering the Juke is like the spearhead of Nissan's new war machine, I have to believe they made it good and durable.
Personally, I don't think the Nissan CVT has ever been more prone to fail than most of it's slushbox cousins (under normal conditions). The problem is, when it does fail, the potential is there for a very costly repair (if the problem is in the pulley assembly). The significance of the replacement cost outweighs the significance of the actual failure rate, resulting in an elevated perception the CVTs are prone to fail. Also, it is easy to understand the frustration of total transmission failure on a car that has fewer than 100k miles, which is why I think Nissan extended the warranties.
Last edited by JukieMcJukerson; 01-19-2011 at 08:16 PM.
Now, well, the service manager addressing my Juke, specifically told me "Sun LEAD sensor"... which I googled and only came up with (sun load sensor) as a match. To be sure, any sensor is linked in the whole macadamia nut mix. Time will tell....
Feels good to have my car back although they messed around with my settings and the car feels weird. They also put on more than 40 miles trying to identify a so called problem that was causing the car to run rich. Nissan Techs stopped by earlier today and told them that the engine running rich every start-up was because of the ECU cycling to test the injectors or something.
I'm only mentioning all this in case one of you sees anything similar. It might save you 4 days and 40+ miles on your car.
Ive gone 1500 miles since they replaced the fuel rail problem which they said was the problem of my cel. Fingers crossed that ive been cured now too.
My check engine light has not been back on since they did the tsb of flashing the ecm last week.
Wow seems like every Juke has a different problem why the CEL comes on.
WhY sOo SeRiOuS