GROUNDED PA­TROL

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - MOTORING -

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.

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