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Hi all! I have a 2016 Nissan Juke SV AWD- automatic. I've had more issues with this car than I can handle and I'm still financing it!

Within the last year the transmission seized. Luckily I had an extended warranty..and Nissan replaced/rebuilt the transmission. Also had a hole in my radiator and that was replaced.. CVT fluid also drained and replaced. SHORTLY After that I was having serious overheating issues. Coolant would evaporate and get pushed into the overflow. It was like the temp would keep going up and the fan would not kick on at all..like it wasn't communicating..i had a code about the temperature sending units needing replacing and I did that! Did not solve anything. I then took car to 2 mechanics and 2 Nissan dealerships they could not diagnose the problem. I was then driving around with my OBDI app that would tell me the temp of the car and when it got too hot I would pull over and pour in coolant or water...and the resivoir would be bone dry. On long trips and hot days I would have to do this like 3-4 times one way. Driving around with jugs of coolant and water in my trunk. It was comical AND frustrating!!

Finally took it to another mechanic who did a pressure test and said i had a blown head gasket. 馃槼 instead of fixing the gasket I decided to replace the engine bc mine had 155,000 miles on it and I found one with 32,000 miles on it. So...I just had the engine AND the fan replaced..(brand new fan) and got the car back after a month at the mechanic and it was great for like a day. No more overheating!!! I had to take it back bc when I parked at night and locked the car the fan would kick on in high mode and NOT shut off! I'm thinking maybe something was wired wrong? Only when the car was off and the doors locked either by fob or automatically the fan would turn on..and stay on! So..I had to disconnect the battery to get some sleep. Baxk to the mechanics in the morning I went. Then when I drove there the car was driving in limp mode!! I mean..come on already!! I've already paid for this car twice over and it is ridiculous!

I'm hoping the mechanic can figure out the fan issue but any Ideas for the limp mode on the newish engine i just has installed and my new transmission? I mean WHAT else? This car is soo freaking finicky and unreliable..are they all set to crap out at 150k miles? What happened to cars lasting close to 300k? Sorry for the last minute rant I mean I really LOVE my juke..but she seems to hate me! Help!!??

Thanks for reading..

Any help with limp mode or why fan wont shut off..much appreciated 馃檹

Kelli
 

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I really hate to break it to you, but something like this is a electrically based issue and there's almost zero chance someone online is going to diagnose it for you. The diagnostic procedures for fan conditions are in the FSM, but you will need some electrical diagnostic tools to sort it out. A trusted technician would be able to find the issue with relative ease.

I am sorry you are having these issues.

Limp mode can be caused by one of a dozen conditions the ECU/TCM is seeing, so again, sort of a long shot to have someone online diagnose it.

Cars have never lasted to 300k consistently. That is a very very rare instance, even in the 90's. Statistically speaking, modern cars last more mile/km's than cars of past generations. We as drivers just pile on miles significantly faster today than before, so it seems like they don't last as long.
 

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I understand. Thank u for your honesty. I have had my vehicle to TWO Nissan dealerships maintenance shops and they all hook up the OBDI reader...scratch their heads and tell me they have ' never seen anything like this etc.' And want me to pay for exploratory diagnostics. No way! That is why I thought maybe coming to a Juke SPECIFIC forum would help at least focus in on what it could be as we are all Juke owners and any experience ..suggestion could help. I know that service centers at dealerships are commission based positions and see me as a dollar sign when I walk in. Not a woman who can't physically make it to work in order to earn that dollar to pay to keep living. Its a vicious cycle really. Its frustrating to me that nissan doesn't know its own products and can't help when u need it. My car now only has 37k on it and why its driving in limp mode idk. This vehicle is more elaborate than what someone like me needs and to not be able to find competent mechanics..even AT nissa. Is the icing on the cake.
 

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I understand. Thank u for your honesty. I have had my vehicle to TWO Nissan dealerships maintenance shops and they all hook up the OBDI reader...scratch their heads and tell me they have ' never seen anything like this etc.' And want me to pay for exploratory diagnostics. No way! That is why I thought maybe coming to a Juke SPECIFIC forum would help at least focus in on what it could be as we are all Juke owners and any experience ..suggestion could help. I know that service centers at dealerships are commission based positions and see me as a dollar sign when I walk in. Not a woman who can't physically make it to work in order to earn that dollar to pay to keep living. Its a vicious cycle really. Its frustrating to me that nissan doesn't know its own products and can't help when u need it. My car now only has 37k on it and why its driving in limp mode idk. This vehicle is more elaborate than what someone like me needs and to not be able to find competent mechanics..even AT nissa. Is the icing on the cake.
** I meant 32k new engine..not 37
 

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Honda Pilot will hit 300,000 miles with regularity.

A hole in the radiator could have been why you lost the head gasket. Same goes for the CVT, the cooling could have been seriously affected. An overflowing reservoir tank is classic head gasket failure with cylinder pressure pushing the coolant back out in the radiator.

Firstly, without a diagnostic we have little chance to help you. Limp mode will almost certainly trigger a code or check engine light. What codes does the vehicl currently have?
 
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