Floating trail of woe
Since buying my Nissan X-Trail new in 2008 I have had issues with the fuel gauge not reading accurately, which I have mentioned at most services. The dealer has replaced fuel senders two or three times and has also manually adjusted the fuel floats. This worked in the short term, only for it to be an issue at the next service. The car is now out of warranty and I still have the problem. I have spoken with the dealers and with Nissan customer service about a ‘‘goodwill claim’’ and have just been told that the car is too old to be considered. Any ideas on how to deal with the problem or approach Nissan for a repair? AndrewAldham, email Compile a history of the problem, including the times you reported it to your dealer and what they did to fix it, as well as the outcome, and take it to your dealer to forward to Nissan. Forget about what Nissan has told you. A problem that you reported while the car was still under warranty hasn’t been fixed. LIGHT RELIEF The ABS and ESP light on the dashboard of my 2006 Hyundai Sonata appears when I’m driving and it doesn’t go off until I stop the car. This is a real worry for me. Could you please help me out?
Eesha, email Restarting the car has the effect of rebooting the computer. That’s why the lights go out. You need to have it checked to find the cause. It’s possibly a poor connection in the wiring loom or perhaps a faulty wheel sensor. ENGINE KNOCK I have bought a 2002 VX Calais Series II 5.7 Gen III V8. Any problems with this model?
Glenn Shaw, email The main things to be aware of are the start-up knock in the engine, which plagued the Gen III. There is also a rear suspension clunk due to worn bushes, and rear tyre wear. BRAKE SHUDDER For about six months I have experienced what I thought was brake shudder in my 2008 Toyota Prado GXL 3.0-litre turbo diesel. It was particularly evident when descending a hill. I was advised to replace the rotors
Warranting attention: Nissan X-Trail problem should be fixed