LOW ENGINE OIL LEVEL
Our second fault manifests itself with the engine hesitating, accompanied by an increase in mechanical noise and smoking from the exhaust, together with
illumination of the oil level warning lamp on the dash.
The problem could be low pressure in the inlet manifold, due to an engine ECU software glitch, resulting in excessive oil consumption. However, before attributing blame to the ECU software, a mechanical and electrical assessment should be carried out, to eliminate other possibilities.
If no other problems are unearthed during this process, the ECU will have to be reprogrammed with upgraded software. Unfortunately, this task can only be carried out by a Nissan dealer or a specialist that has access to the appropriate equipment.