What can I do about my Nissan Patrol diesel, bought new two years ago? It has 19,000km on the clock and is at the dealer’s workshop again, this time with no clutch. I’ve had problems with the rear lights, needed the brake master cylinder replaced, the aircon seals needed replacement (all under warranty) but now the clutch has gone and I’ve been told it’s wear and tear as I tow a camper trailer. A heavy-duty replacement at about $5000 was suggested. It is excellent for towing and off-roading – but have I bought a lemon?
Hans Manson, email
A poor ownership experience so far and you are right to expect better, although Nissan has honoured the warranty to date. Nissan spokesman Tony Mee says the company has tried to contact you twice without success. Give them a call and let us know how you go.