Nissan Micra (2003 - 2010)

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1.2 SE 3dr automatic

reviewed by Anonymous on 11 November 2020
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Overall rating
4
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
3
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
1
Cost of maintenance and repairs
1
Experience at the dealership
2
How practical it is
2
How you rate the manufacturer
1
Overall reliability

Great until they go bad

Bought this privately, from a nice guy, seemed tidy and reliable for 2 months. Then the lights were left on (not sure how, the bleeper works) and battery went flat, Wife called the AA who couldn't start it, said there was an immobiliser fault. Two months later and hopefully close to resolving it. After hours searching internet, realised there is a common issue where the electric power steering unit fails and a bodge repair is to replace it with a second-hand unit without virginising the coding. It works fine until the battery is disconnected, then it locks out the immobiliser with a P1611 fault. This issue can apparently be fixed most cheaply by removing the ESP unit and taking it to an expert who can reset the code, then you reinstall it. Tried a Nissan main dealer, but they were clueless how to do this.

So if you buy one of these, insist that the seller disconnect and reconnect the battery to prove that the ESP is coded to the vehicle. It could save you many hours and tears.

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About this car

Price£7,495–£13,600
Road TaxC–G
MPG42.8–61.4 mpg
Real MPG100.4%

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