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Steve Burton, West Yorkshire

Nissan NT400 Cabstar NT400 CABSTAR SWB DIESEL 2014

1 star review

I purchased a short wheelbase dropside Cabstar Which was on the road on November 1st 2013. It seemed as good as the previous 10 Cabstars that I have owned but did use a little more diesel than I would have liked, but was told, “the engine just needed bedding in”. On the 23rd December while on my way to work the engine went into limp mode, I drove it the 10 minutes to my yard and called the RAC who got me back on the road. Unfortunately, a week later in the same place the same thing happened and again I drove it to work and the RAC came out and it spent several days in the local Nissan dealership over the New Year. I got it back and it drove well until January 17th when again in exactly the same place the same thing happened and again I drove it to my yard and again the RAC came out, this time the RAC took it to the dealership from where I had purchased it from. They replaced the turbo and some of the sensors, they kept it for 5 weeks to make sure the problem was solved. It drove a lot better and getting around 31 miles to the gallon. I was feeling confident after 2 weeks of trouble free driving so I had it sign written in my company colours and logo, however 2 days after that in exactly the same place on my way to work it happened again, at this point I had had enough and told the dealership that I did not want it back. The dealership admitted that even though they had cleared the fault it had not been fixed and admitted it has an electrical fault which they could not locate and would initiate a “buy back”, unfortunately Nissan will not agree to this and claim that with the Nissan Technical staff and the Dealership service they will fix my vehicle and return it to me. If this ever gets sorted out – they supply me with a brand new Cabstar with a warranty starting from the date the new Cabstar is delivered, money for the sign writing and some recompense for the time wasted and inconvenience, I would never touch a Nissan product again! Would you believe it, between me and Crossroads Truck and Bus in Leeds we decided I had a 'Bad One' so it cost me more than a grand to swap it for a slightly newer model from Pentagon Barnsley back in June 2014. The vehicle ran great until November - exactly the same fault (turbo / turbo sensor), they now have replaced the turbo and sensors (as they did on the previous one), software updates and even re-crimped on the connections to the sensors (don't laugh). It always breaks down after about 1 to 2 minutes from cold first thing on a morning, but on Friday the 13th it actually went into limp mode on the A1 about 5 minutes away from home - myself and Pentagon decided it was the DPF blocking up due to stop start deliveries. I am a coalmerchant and don't do long runs, my loads are condensed into small areas with close deliveries, sometimes 16 drops on one load and not covering less than ten miles. We decided that every week I should take it for a run on the motorway at 3000 revs (obviously not using 5th or 6th gears) for about ten minutes to regenerate the DPF. I did this and it`s back in after 8 days - and they keep telling me no-one else is having these problems. Today I have left a message on the answer phone of the company who bought the one I returned - I'll wait and see what they say - Steve Burton from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 2015-03-09 | ID: 113068

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