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Vehicle Electrics / Re: Temperature & TPMS Display query
« Last Post by Mary Hinge on Today at 05:08:57 am »
but built to Japanese standards in sunny Sunderland, UK.
Never had any issues in my 4 years of ownership.

When I managed a sales team, we were forced by a Paris based Euro Director
 to only have French cars on the availability list. (Surprise, surprise!)
The Renaults we had were forever off the road because of quality issues;
I'd never spend my money on a French vehicle. :o

The Qashqai is the most successful model in Europe in Nissan's history as a matter
of interest.
So what made you buy a CX5 if the QuishQuosh was so good ?
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Vehicle Electrics / Re: Temperature & TPMS Display query
« Last Post by Gel on May 20, 2019, 11:24:06 pm »
but built to Japanese standards in sunny Sunderland, UK.
Never had any issues in my 4 years of ownership.

When I managed a sales team, we were forced by a Paris based Euro Director
 to only have French cars on the availability list. (Surprise, surprise!)
The Renaults we had were forever off the road because of quality issues;
I'd never spend my money on a French vehicle. :o

The Qashqai is the most successful model in Europe in Nissan's history as a matter
of interest.
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Diesel and DPF issues / Re: DPF Regen issues
« Last Post by Jonno21 on May 20, 2019, 10:01:43 pm »
Hi Oldsteel
Any particular makes/model of electric cars in mind? I may be thinking of electric next time but at the moment the limited range/lack of charging points/cost of vehicle is putting me off. Any model equivalent to the CX5 is way too expensive at the moment. Tesla? Audi? Ha Ha, look at the prices. I could afford a Renault Twizy (Joke of a car)
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Diesel and DPF issues / Re: DPF Regen issues
« Last Post by oldsteel on May 20, 2019, 03:09:34 pm »
I had a 2016 which got stolen.  It did a regen every 110 miles or so, made the noise, istop cut out, smelled of hot metal, diluted the fuel - the full works.  Then i had a 17, it didn’t make the noise or dilute the oil (it had modified pistons and rings) and as far as I could tell, did a regen about double the mileage of the 16.  I’ve now got a 19 (adblue model) that might be diluting slightly due to entirely new style injectors and still does the odd regen (not sure how many miles yet) and also does “fast idle due to injector cleaning” which is something new.

They don’t give warning lights (like any other manufacturer) because 99.9% of drivers don’t want to know or alter their driving.  There is no benefit in knowing and no benefit in altering driving style.  The only downside of interrupting a regen by stopping the engine is that it will start another as soon as it gets to temperature so the process is drawn out - not a problem for most drivers.  I certainly won’t pretend I’m doing any good by keeping the revs high or avoiding turning it off part way through.  Stop worrying about it, it’s spoiling your experience with the car.

The only reason I got concerned about this was two separate 'red light' message events at a cost of £150 a pop at the dealer for an oil change, plus the inconvenience. Until then I was blissfully ignorant, but it prompted me to read up on the process in this forum and I now 'manage' it by increasing revs when I notice a regen, and so far its been successful in that I have reached two service intervals with no intervening red light. My theory is that if you drive the auto with a light right foot, the revs rarely go above 1500 around town, not creating enough heat for the regen to work - resulting in oil dilution. I confirm under normal circumstances regens are every 180-200 miles. I would expect Mazda to have improved the whole process with the later engines, so pleased to note that few if any report similar issues in 2017 or later models. But my next car will still be electric ....
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Vehicle Electrics / Re: TPMS Display example
« Last Post by Anchorman on May 20, 2019, 07:51:57 am »
TPMS readings example on a QASHQAI
https://photos.app.goo.gl/N5jyX6iBCsudqooP6


Can't seem to get it to render here.


Edit : I have taken your image and hosted it on ibb  https://imgbb.com   as previously suggested in the link I have supplied for you. 

 

Very nice but it’s got a Renault with Nissan badges attached to it. 
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Troubleshooting / Re: Tailgate or boot rattle - fixed!
« Last Post by Jonno21 on May 20, 2019, 07:32:30 am »
I have just fixed a most annoying tailgate rattle on my 2014 CX5, and as it took me some time to locate the source of the problem I thought I would share it. The sound is like a box of tools rattling in the boot when going over small bumps or an uneven surface. I eliminated everything that could potentially been rattling in the boot and even under the back seats to no avail. After searching this forum and finding no threads about this I found a US CX5 post about the external plastic moulding above the rear window - they call it the 'spoiler' -  working loose and causing this problem. For some reason the spoiler's 10mm fixing nuts, underneath two rubber grommets on the inside on either side of the tailgate (and also two others underneath the interior moulding) work loose. I found one of mine was missing completely. so replaced it and the rattle got better but didn't go away completely. I then noticed the two external triangular plastic mouldings to either side of the spoiler were also loose, but they appeared to be fixed to the spoiler and could only be investigated by removing the spoiler altogether. This wasn't possible as it looks like a special tool is required to release the spoiler's additional nylon snap fixings to the tailgate body, otherwise they will break when levered off. So, I simply wedged some foam rubber pads underneath the lower pointed end of each moulding between it and the glass, and now its solid and quiet! I figure if this assembly is loose in any way, it either rattles against the rear screen going over bumps or even flutters in the airflow, and it sounds just like something is loose in the floor area so is really difficult to locate.
I wish there was a thanks button on the forum, but thanks  :)
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Vehicle Electrics / Re: Temperature & TPMS Display query
« Last Post by Gel on May 19, 2019, 09:59:49 pm »
Good Lord; I'd completely missed :-\
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Vehicle Electrics / Re: Temperature & TPMS Display query
« Last Post by Gus on May 19, 2019, 08:26:50 pm »
Have I lost the plot..... but. I see a temp of 73*F
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Troubleshooting / Tailgate or boot rattle - fixed!
« Last Post by oldsteel on May 19, 2019, 08:13:31 pm »
I have just fixed a most annoying tailgate rattle on my 2014 CX5, and as it took me some time to locate the source of the problem I thought I would share it. The sound is like a box of tools rattling in the boot when going over small bumps or an uneven surface. I eliminated everything that could potentially been rattling in the boot and even under the back seats to no avail. After searching this forum and finding no threads about this I found a US CX5 post about the external plastic moulding above the rear window - they call it the 'spoiler' -  working loose and causing this problem. For some reason the spoiler's 10mm fixing nuts, underneath two rubber grommets on the inside on either side of the tailgate (and also two others underneath the interior moulding) work loose. I found one of mine was missing completely. so replaced it and the rattle got better but didn't go away completely. I then noticed the two external triangular plastic mouldings to either side of the spoiler were also loose, but they appeared to be fixed to the spoiler and could only be investigated by removing the spoiler altogether. This wasn't possible as it looks like a special tool is required to release the spoiler's additional nylon snap fixings to the tailgate body, otherwise they will break when levered off. So, I simply wedged some foam rubber pads underneath the lower pointed end of each moulding between it and the glass, and now its solid and quiet! I figure if this assembly is loose in any way, it either rattles against the rear screen going over bumps or even flutters in the airflow, and it sounds just like something is loose in the floor area so is really difficult to locate.
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Exterior Trim / Re: CX-5 2017 Tailgate upper plastic moulding
« Last Post by oldsteel on May 19, 2019, 08:00:08 pm »
Hi,

I have just fixed a tailgate rattle on my 2014 CX5, took me some time to locate the problem so I thought I would share it. The sound is like a box of tools rattling in the boot when going over small bumps or an uneven surface. After searching this forum to no avail I found a US thread about the external plastic moulding above the rear window - they call it the 'spoiler'. For some reason the fixing bolts, underneath two rubber grommets on the inside on either side of the tailgate, work loose. I found one of mine was missing completely. so replaced it and the rattle got better but didn't go away completely. I then noticed the two external plastic mouldings to either side of the spoiler were also loose, but appeared to be fixed to the spoiler and could only be investigated by removing the spoiler altogether. This wasn't possible as it looks like a special tool is required to release the spoiler's nylon snap fixings, otherwise they will break when levered off. So, I simply put some foam rubber underneath the lower pointed end of each moulding between it and the glass, and now its solid and quiet! Not sure if the 2017 model has the same design spoiler but worth checking out!
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