Braking point at 85,000km
At 70,000km, three months after the warranty expired, the injectors in my 2007 Nissan Navara D40 auto started making a loud ‘‘tinking’’ noise. I am a diesel mechanic and I diagnosed injector failure. The Nissan dealer, unable to identify the problem, reluctantly followed my diagnosis. Nissan agreed to meet half of the $3000 parts replacement cost. I did the repair, much to the chagrin of Nissan. The problem was rectified but I have since heard of several other Navara D40s with the same problem at about the same kilometres. Now at 85,000km, the front disc brakes and rotors are worn out. I amnot heavy on brakes. I sold a Toyota LandCruiser, which I owned from new, at 240,000km with the original brakes and linings. The Navara has all the power that is required, is enjoyable to drive but there is a question mark over the parts put in from new — does Nissan fit cheap parts to get the price down? I doubt I will ever buy another Nissan.
Peter Dunn, email
We haven’t been alerted to the injector problem but it’s something Navara owners should be listening for. HERE’S ANOTHER When I recently took my 2009 Nissan Navara D40 for its 50,000km service I was told my brake pads and rotors needed replacing, at a cost of about $800. But it has only done 44,000km. They have told me that this is pretty brake specialist and see what options there are for aftermarket pads and rotors. CAN’T CONNECT My 2002VWGolf has developed an annoying
Serious: Navara owners need to be on the look-out
for brake problems