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Nissan Juke (2010–)

Last updated 27 April 2019

 
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What's good

Distinctive and cutting edge looks mean it will always stand out.

Easy to park thanks to tight turning circle.

Much improved from 2014 facelift.

Nismo version is good fun.

Haynes Repair manual available for Nissan Juke 2010 to 2017. Models covered include: Petrol: 1.2 litre (1197cc) & 1.6 litre (1598cc non-turbo). Turbo-diesel: 1.5 litre (1461cc). The practical step-by-step instructions and clear photos are easy to follow and provide information on maintenance, servicing, fault finding, the MoT, brakes, electrics and Haynes tips to make many tasks easier. 

What to watch out for

The 1.6 petrol engine is disappointingly noisy and the manual is low geared. 1.5 diesel much better to drive.

Promised 2WD CVT with 1.6 failed to arrive until spring 2012 due to worldwide demand for the CVT exceeding demand.

No winter tyre packages offered for winter 2010/2011, though these are likely to be offered from summer 2011.

'Diamond Cut' 18-inch alloy wheels of Juke Nismo look good, but likely to be vulnerable to kerbs and winter salt.

4WD dropped from Juke line-up as part of 2014 mid-life revamp.

DAB reception very poor.

The 1.5-litre diesel engine was recorded at over 12 times the Euro6 limit for NOx emissions in the 2017 EQUA Index.

High level of CVT failures despite apparent re-engineering and re-naming of CVT as X-tronic.

3-4-2013: Report of failure of CVT transmission of October 2010 Nissan Juke 1.6 DIG-T 4x4. Long wait of at least 10 weeks for replacement transmission.

19-4-2013: Problem of faulty cylinder head on new Nissan Juke 1.6 Acenta intransigent Nissan dealer who firstly refused to accept there was a fault then took many months to replace the cylinder head only for further problems to occur with the car.

25-9-2013: Cylinder misfire on no. 3 cylinder of Nissan Juke DIG-T diagnosed early July as needing a new head under warranty. Still not repaired. Delay due to dealer needing permission from Nissan UK to repair under guarantee and parts from Japan. Dealer has another with same problem and apparent reports from USA that it is becoming common. Previous report of same thing with a non DIG-T Juke 1.6.

20-10-2013: Another cylinder head problem, this on a 27,300 mile 2011/61 Nissan Juke 1.6 petrol model. First indicated by orange light. Dealer unable to fix.

19-2-2014: Report of 19,000 mile 3 year old Nissan Juke 1.6 2WD CVT juddering when slowing down. Nissan is offering to pay 75% of the cost of the new part at £1,229.50 plus VAT and the Nissan dealer has offered to pay 50% of the labour at £216.75 plus VAT, so total cost is £1,735.50.

26-3-2014: Uneven wear and severe ridge reported on front discs of 11,200 mile 2012 Nissan Juke manual purchased in August 2013. Tailgate also reported to be "noisy".

3-4-2014: Paint/plastic trim of centre console of Nissan Juke prone to peeling. Nissan is now warning customers that this could happen.

21-5-2014: CVT autobox failed on 2011 Nissan Juke 1.6 just before end of 3 year warranty. Nissan initially hesitant about authorising a replacement.

16-8-2014: Seems to be a fault with 2014MY Nissan Juke that prevents airflow into the cabin being closed even when 'air recirculation' is chosen.

10-3-2015: Nissan Juke front brake discs can suffer a high wear rate. Can need replacing in as little as 18,000 miles.

9-5-2015: "Nasty noises" and subsequent failure of CVT transmission of 18,500 mile 2012 Nissan Juke. Awaiting decision as to whether it will be covered by warranty or by goodwill. Later reported that all costs met by Nissan.

3-6-2015: Another Nissan Juke CVT transmission failure on 2011 4-year old Nissan Juke at 20,000 miles. Nissan has offered to replace the transmission at a cost of £2,000.

30-11-2015: CVT failure reported on 2011 Nissan Juke at 35,000 kilometres in Almeria, Spain. Nissan replaced the unit free of charge, although the reader had to pay for the labour cost of the installation.

17-2-2016: Significant problems reported with engine of 2012 Nissan Juke 1.6 at 27k miles: engine management warning light came on, timing chain replaced under warranty, exhaust sensor replaced, management light cvame back on dealer now had car from December and has fitted new cables, timing actuator, ECU, pins, 4 oil changes and treatments to try and clear a blockage.

16-3-2016: Report of 2012 Nissan Juke 1.6 Tekna CVT auto needing two replacement transmissions during the warranty period.

3-4-2016: Report of September 2015 Nissan Juke 1.6DIGT losing power when pulling off in wet weather and sometimes whe driving. Also radio intermittently cutting out. Seems to be an electreical issue.

4-5-2016: Report of two year old Nissan Juke automatic (CVT) breaking down under warranty. Needs new transmission. Work held up while Nissan dealer got authorisation to fit it. Manual courtesy car offered. Automatic insisted upon.

6-5-2016: Report of voluntary TSB by Nissan on a 12k mile 2015 Juke Tekna 1.5dCi to carry out an engine management re-map and fit some new parts including a DPF as part of an upgrade requested by Nissan.

17-6-2016: Report of failure of CVT transmission on 2013 Nissan Juke 1.6 automatic at 31k miles, 5 months outside Nissa's 3 year warranty. Nissan dealer quoted over £7k for the replacement of the gearbox.

22-6-2016: Repeat problems with DPF of 2015 Nissan Juke 1.5 dCi despite being taken for longer than regular runs twice a week. Has so far needed 3 replacement DPFs.

23-6-2016: DPF blocked on 2013 Nissan Juke 1.5dCi at 51k miles despite regular 40 minute journeys. No option given to have the DOPF cleaned. Owner charged £1,800 by Nissan dealer for a new DPF.

8-7-2016: Report of CVT failure on Nissan Juke. Estimated repair: £7,000, but Nissan reduced the cost to just £640. Unfortunately, transmission oil radiator leak found when dismantling and charged £600 for that so total bill £1,240.

25-1-2017: CVT failure reported on 2013 Nissan Juke at 49,000 miles. Independent specialist repairer is quoting £3,500. Owner reluctant to have Jule transported to a Nissan dealer.

21-3-2017: Report of CVT transmission of 2012/62 Nissan Juke bought 2nd hand failing at 20,000 miles, soon after private purchase. Engine kept shutting down when putting it into drive or reverse and made noises sometimes. Tried a change of fluid which improves it for a while but then the transmission became worse again.

17-4-2017: Information received that Euro Car Parts supplies a space saver spare wheel for the Nissan Juke that comes complete with a bottle jack. A scissors jack cannot be stowed under the spare wheel, but the Euro Car Parts bottle jack fits under the wheel togethere with the wheel brace and, if wrapped in old towels, does not rattle.

21-4-2017: Report of timing belt failure of 28,000 mile 2013 Nissan Juke 1.5DCI. Nissan paid 75% of the cost of a new engine.

29-4-2017: Report of noises from transmission of 12,500 mile October 2012 Nissan Juke CVT, diagnosed by dealer as transmission failure and quoted at £5,000 for a new transmission. Owner took this up with Nissan Customer Services and transmission was replaced FoC.

3-5-2017: Report of engine problems with used March 2015 Nissan Juke 1.2DIGT bought from a Nissan dealer in December 2016. Owner phoned in February 2017 to be told there was a manufacturer TSB because the wrong pistons had been fitted. When car was returned the engine was rattling and the radiator fan was on constantly. Dealer then booked it in again, took the engine apart and requested a new engine from Nissan. Nissan rejected this and told dealer to replace pistons again. Turned out that timing chain and crankshaft has also been replaced prior to purchase. Our recommendations is to reject the car outright.

24-5-2017: Report of clutch failing on 2014 Nissan Juke 1.2DIGT at 22,000 miles, 5,000 miles after used purchase in December 2016.

25-5-2017: Report of clutch failing on another 2014 Nissan Juke at 15,000 miles. Nissan blamed driver.

14-7-2017: Report of CVT transmission of 2012 Nissan Juke failing at 28,000 miles and Nissan dealer quoting £7,000 to replace it.

23-7-2017: Problem reported with CVT tranmission of 2012 Nissan Juke purchased used in August 2012 with 14,500 miles, now at 20,500 miles. Last week the gear box appeared to start going wrong, when owner put it in reverse it would judder and stop. If he tried once or twice it would eventually engage. The problem still exists but it is also happening when he puts it into drive.

3-8-2017: Report of cylinder head or head gasket failure in 2013 Nissan Juke 1.6i CVT at 30,000 miles. Had been Nissan dealer serviced on time since new. Nissan has offered 75% of parts cost, but not labour.

22-8-2017: Report of another CVT failure on a 2013 Nissan Juke, this one at 30,000 miles and at 4 years old. Owner threatening Small Claims against supplying dealer.

7-9-2017: Report of CVT transmission of Nissan Juke 1.6 Tekna failing at 8,886 miles.

19-9-2017: Report of "ticking noise" from drivetrain of 14k mile November 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS when idling. Dealer told owner that clutch and flywheel needed replacing, but this would not be covered under warranty unless DMF or clutch slave cylinder were found to be faulty after stripping down.

26-9-2017: Report of sad saga of 2013 Nissan Juke 1.6 cylinder head failure (3-8-2017) comng to an end with a bill of £877 to the owners and no further liability taken by Nissan UK.

9-10-2017: Further report of CVT failure, this time in a 2011 Nissan Juke 1.6 2WD.

14-12-2017: Cracked and bubbled paintwork reported on centre consol of 4 month old 2017 Nissan Juke. Nissan denies any liability, despite one small dealer having to fix the issue 4 times every month. Could have been caused by air freshener dripping onto it.

20-12-2017: Another CVT transmission failure reported, this time on a 2012 Nissan Juke, always serviced by the Nissan dealer who has approached Nissan for a goodwill contribution.

8-2-2018: Complaint that 2015/65 Nissan Juke needed new front brake discs and pads after 8,000 miles.

14-2-2018: Report of failure of CVT transmission of 2010 Nissan Juke with repair costs quoted at more than £4,000. Nissan offered £300 of vouchers.

20-2-2018: Report that 2013 Nissan Juke 1.6 XTronic Auto Acenta lost drive twice while driving.

22-2-2018: Report of front wishbone of Nissan Juke simply snapping.

23-2-2018: Report of 2nd failure within 6 years of the "flywheel" (presumably the DMF) of a 2012 Nissan Juke (presumably 1.5DCI). First flywheel replaced in 2014. Now needs another.

13-3-2018: Complaint of steering fault with nearly new 2017 Nissan Juke: "A fter driving it a bit over a month the steering wheel kept locking and trying to turn a corner. Sometimes the steering feels like i'm wrestling with it as it gets very stiff. Dealer said diagnostics test shows no faults and this often is intermittent faults but they wont take the car back."

13-4-2018: Report of failure of CVT transmission of 2013 Nissan Juke at 35,000 miles. Quoted £4,000 to replace.

14-4-2018: Report of failure of 1.2DIGT engine of Nissan Juke at 15,000 miles. Warranty claim rejected because the car had not been serviced. New engine quoted at £8,500.

30-4-2018: Report of 2015 Nissan Juke 1.6 Acenta Premium Automatic, now with 14,000 miles, needing four replacement CVT transmissions under warranty. The original olly lasted 6 months. Nissan now offering to replace the car with a new one if owner contributed £6,000.

9-5-2018: Report of failure of CVT transmission of December 2013 Nissan Juke at 83,000 miles, mainly motorway driving.

15-5-2018: Report of engine failure in a 2015 Nissan Juke at 30 months old and 14,000 miles (which engine not specified). Unfortunately the car had been serviced "by a friend" instead of by a Nissan dealer and this voided the warranty. Owner quoted £7,000 for a new engine.

31-5-2018: Report by reader of buying a new Nissan Juke CVT in June 2016. Before he bought it he asked the salesman about the CVT. He said that the CVT system had been re-engineered and there was no longer any problem. By early May 2018 the car had only done 5,000 miles when used for a holiday in Norfolk. The CVT box failed and the car was towed to a Nissan dealer in Norwich. Owner was told that the parts necessary for repair were on back order to 25th June. From that he suspects that his car is not the only one needing the parts and the Nissan CVT problem has not gone away. Happily, by 1st June there was a result. The parts arrived and Nissan offered to deliver the car back to the owner in the Isle of Man, right in the middle of TT fortnight.

23-6-2018: Report of CVT transmission of 2014 Nissan Juke "going clunk" at 50k miles. Nissan dealer says it needs replacing at a cost of £4,000.

27-6-2018: Report of failure of CVT of 2011/61 Nissan Juke purchased used 2 months previously. Owner being quoted £1,500 to fix it.

25-7-2018: Report of CVT failure at 48k miles in 2013 Nissan Juke bought used 7 months previously with a 6 month warranty. Nissan dealer quoted £5,000 to replace the transmission.

26-7-2018: Report of 2012 Nissan Juke needing a new CVT transmission at a cost of £5,000.

4-8-2018: Report of numerous problems with 2015/65 Nissan Juke, bought used from a Nissan dealer in December 2017: After the first day it needed a software update. Then the radio keeps cutting out so another software update. The windscreen washers were blocked and had to be cleaned. The handbrake failed. But now the engine has had to be replaced because it is using too much oil. This is being done under warranty.

9-8-2018: Report of Nissan Juke "bought 2 years ago on PCP" going in for "2nd service" where problem with 1.2 DIG-T 115 engine was diagnosed "revs too low". Later started "juddering". Car back to dealer who prescribed a new engine under warranty, but Nissan voided warranty because first service at 19,002 miles and second service at 37,967 miles when they should have been carried out at 12,000 mile intervals. Nissan eventually agreed to pay 75% of the cost of the engine, but not the labour.

25-8-2018: Report of failure of CVT transmission of used 2014 Nissan Juke in June 2018, two months after putchase. Repaired CVT failed again in August 2018 and used car dealer agreed to repair it again (to fulfil his legal liability), but refused to warrant the repair any further.

26-8-2018: Report of both front door trims split on 2016 Nissan Juke.

27-8-2018: Report of plastic of gearshift surround blistering on a 2016 Nissan Juke still under warranty. Dealer blamed hand cream.

31-8-2018: Explanation from reader of reason for battery failures in Nissan Pulsar, Qashqai, Juke etc. Battery failed in reader's Pulsar 1.6 Dig-T without warning at 2 years old and 13,000 miles. The breakdown guy explained it is a known issue with Nissan Pulsar, Qashqai, Juke etc. fitted with Renault engines. Nissan changed the charging software from the original on the Renault supplied engine. This revised software results in a more aggressive charging cycle under certain conditions related to Stop/Start. The orginal Renault battery (Fiamm manufacture) is not robust enough for this aggressive charge. Nissan has authorised the breakdown company to fit a new stonger (Varta) battery under warranty.

6-9-2018: Report of CVT auto of used Nissan Juke bought from a Niddan dealer failing "just over a year" after purchase and just after expiry of 1 year warranty. Neither supplying dfealer nor Nissan willing to help.

9-9-2018: Report of timing chain of 2014 Nissan Juke 1.2DIG-T starting to fail at 26,000 miles.

22-9-2018: Report of (CVT?) gearbox failure on 2012 Nissan Juke at 70,000 kilometres. Nissan refused help so had to be reconditioned at a cost of 4,000 Euros.

15-12-2018: Report of CVT transmission of 2015 Nissan Juke failing at 17,000 miles, just 3 months out of warranty. Full service history. Deailer says car needs a new CVT transmission.

6-1-2019: Complaint of infotainment display of 2015 Nissan Juke shutting down "less than a month out of warranty", constantly losing CD and radio options as well as satnav. Owner offered a "diagnostic" at £79 + VAT, followed by a software update at some £400+, but questioning the dealer revealed the success rate is limited to “a few vehicles still under warranty”. since raised the matter with Nissan HO, "stating the practice of passing the very expensive option of unit replacement @ £1200 to the consumer as deplorable, dishonest and evading responsibility when even dealerships are saying it should be on vehicle recall." Received a response requesting details of the car, then nothing since.

6-1-2019: Report of failure of CVT transmission of 2012 Nissan Juke 1.6 XTronic at low mileage of 13,000 miles.

10-1-2019: Report of CVT transmission of 13,000 mile 2015 Nissan Juke Xtronic failing and being replaced with a remanufactured Xtronic CVT under Nissan Care warranty that the owner wisely purchased.

4-3-2019: Report of radio display of 2014/64 Nissan Juke showing "System failed. Insert media update." The Radio/camera/satnav are not working (this followed a 3 hour drive using satnav). Owner paid Nissan dealer £99 for "diagnostics". Dealer told him the radio needs replacing at £2,500 as it has frozen? (The message displayed cycles so how can the unit be frozen?) Not covered by warranty or goodwill.

13-3-2019: Report that January 2013/62 reg Nissan Juke Tekna requires new CVT transmission at a cost of £5,000, despite full Nissan service history, all services on time.

20-3-2019: Report of corrosion eating into the rear brake discs of a 2016/66 Nissan Jule at 9,000 miles.

30-3-2019: Infotainment problem reported on October 2015 Nissan Juke 3 months out of warranty: In February 2019 the radio, sat-nav started cutting out at regular intervals, after which the system would reboot itself. Owner booked in to the dealer for a fix and was told it was a common issue. The software was upgraded from D302 to D554 at no cost. But next day the issue returned so owner returned to the Nissan dealer and was told they were awaiting yet another software update from Nissan as it was a common problem affecting well over 50 of their customers. Owner then telephoned Nissan customer services who told him they were still awaiting this new update, although they had known of the issue for some time. He was promised a phone call in a months time to advise when the update will be available.

20-4-2019: CVT failure reported in December 2014 Nissan Juke Acenta CVT at 22,328 miles. Requires new transmission. Nissan told owner that car out of warranty and offered no goodwill because it had been independently serviced. Of course, if it had missed a transmission service, then Nissan would not be liable. Nissan Juke maintenance regime says change at 90k kilometres (54k miles) or 6 years. See here: https://www.nissan.co.za/content/dam/Nissan/za/Maintenance/Juke.pdf

22-4-2019: Faults with leased February 2018 Nissan Juke have included Engine cut out whilst driving; dashboard flicked off the steering locked. Service found battery fault and replaced. Intermittently, no power from the accelerator, stalls. Engineers found inlet-valves calcified, not normally found in new, low mileage vehicles (now 7,500miles). Nissan-engineers CANNOT GUARANTEE problems resolved or that would never experience either fault again.

27-4-2019: Report of engine fault light in 2013 Nissan Juke 1.6 XTronic. Diagnostics showed fault with rear lambda sensor. Quoted £540 to replace. Mystery why so much, but lambda sensor may have been so rusted into the exhaust that a whole section needed to be replaced.

72 dated faults reported since January 2011 (37 CVT failures).

Recalls

3-4-2012: Nissan Juke and Micra. Fuel may leak. Build dates 25-1-2011 to 29-12-2011

8-12-2012: Nissan Motor is recalling 118,000 Juke compact sport-utility vehicles worldwide to deal with potentially faulty door locks and turbochargers. The doors of the cars may not shut properly if water seeps in and becomes frozen. A Nissan spokeswoman in the UK said the door problem in Europe only affected left hand drive cars sold in cold countries. Most Jukes sold by Nissan Europe are built in the automaker's plant in north-east England but the turbo petrol models are imported from Japan. The spokeswoman said there are fewer than 50,000 turbo models affected worldwide and, of those, 13,652 are in Europe with 2,758 of those here in the UK. The repair, taking under 30 minutes, requires re-fitting an air inlet tube which may come loose, affecting boost pressure measurement, and possibly causing the engine to stall.

21-5-2014: Nissan Juke 1.6 US Recall. Nissan is asking for more than 104,000 of its Juke crossovers back to fix an issue with the 1.6 litre petrol engine timing chain. Nissan announced on Thursday 15th May 2014 that it was issuing a voluntary service campaign on 104,439 Jukes from the 2011-13 model years. The vehicles' timing chain needs to be replaced, according to Nissan. The chain guide and crank sprocket will also be replaced. The repairs will be done free of charge by Nissan. Owners will be notified during May 2015 if their Juke is affected.

14-12-2014: Worldwide recall of various Nissan and Infiniti models over a fuel sensor leak. Affects Jukes built 2012-2014. Dealers will replace fuel sensors FoC. Owners should wait for official notification.

Nissan Juke
Built 01/07/2013-03/03/2014
Number of cars involved 10,248
Manufacturer reference R1511
Problem Engine push start switch may remain in the pressed position and not return after switching the engine on.
Solution Inspect and modify the push start switch housing

6-5-2016: Voluntary TSB by Nissan on 2015 Juke 1.5dCi to carry out an engine management re-map and fit some new parts including a DPF as part of an upgrade requested by Nissan.

25-7-2016 R/2016/157. NISSAN Pulsar, Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail. REAR OXYGEN SENSOR MAY FAIL If an electrical short occurs in the supply to the rear oxygen sensor the senor will fail but the driver will not see an immediate warning. A MIL warning may display after continued driving depending on driving/vehicle characteristics. Remedial Action: Reprogram the ECU to display a warning if the rear oxygen sensor fails. Build dates 10-4-2016 to 7-6-2016.

01-02-2017: TSB recall of 2015 build Nissan Juke 1.2DIGTs to replace the pistons.

09-10-2018: Ignition Switch spring defect may cause engine to be turned off while driving. Issue affects around 1000 Jukes built from April 2017 - June 2017. Dealers will inspect and where necessary replace the ignition switch.

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