Engine warning light - no performance change

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Cameronw89
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Engine warning light - no performance change

Post by Cameronw89 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:28 am

Hi all, My engine warning light (amber) came on around 5 days ago. I've not experienced any change in performance or anything different really.
I've had bad experiences with the dealer so I'm reluctant to go in for them to diagnose.
I've been looking at code readers but I'm not sure what one is best to go for. Hoping to get one that can also reset the light, if possible.
My car is a 15 plate 1.6 dci N-TEC . Any help would be appreciated :)


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Re: Engine warning light - no performance change

Post by Daewar » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:38 am

Try find another dealer?
Cameronw89 wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:28 am
Hi all, My engine warning light (amber) came on around 5 days ago. I've not experienced any change in performance or anything different really.
I've had bad experiences with the dealer so I'm reluctant to go in for them to diagnose.
I've been looking at code readers but I'm not sure what one is best to go for. Hoping to get one that can also reset the light, if possible.
My car is a 15 plate 1.6 dci N-TEC . Any help would be appreciated :)
J11A 2016 1.6 dci Tekna, AWD.


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Re: Engine warning light - no performance change

Post by Gel » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:57 am

Are you still in warranty?
If so, not your £worry£.
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daddydoug
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Re: Engine warning light - no performance change

Post by daddydoug » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:56 pm

Funnily enough my engine malfunction light (amber) lit up today. This is only a month on from me having numerous visits to my local Nissan dealer with stop/start system failure, cruise control and speed limiter failure and the illuminated engine malfunction light. I had a new battery, new air intake temperature sensor fitted all under warranty, so am wondering what the next thing to fail is. I am away next week so need the car, but as soon as I get home, if the malfunction light is still on, I will be on to the dealer to get it sorted as the car is still under warranty. The dealer did tell me not to worry too much if the amber light is on, as I had to wait over a week for them to get the new air intake sensor in, but was told it was fine to use the car, but may notice a slight change in fuel consumption, which I didn't.

As Daewar suggests, could you not try another dealer? I can't say I'm that enthusiastic about returning to my dealer again, as I have encountered numerous problems, but at the end of the day if the car is under warranty, they need to sort it.

Although I love the Qq, I have never encountered so many faults and problems owning a Nissan, and this is the 15th car I have owned since I began driving. It is the first and last Nissan I will ever buy!

Good luck
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Re: Engine warning light - no performance change

Post by rolledstone » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:11 pm

Have a look at this post... may help. I was getting similar problems, turned out to be a blocked pipe between the manifold and the exhaust gas pressure sensor.

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4994
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Re: Engine warning light - no performance change

Post by Quacker » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:00 pm

Are you sure it isn’t one of the service warning reminders that can be set and reset and cancelled in the dashboard?
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Re: Engine warning light - no performance change

Post by B Ogbrush » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:52 am

I experienced this, it was a faulty battery, new one fitted under Nissan warranty, no more problems.
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Re: Engine warning light - no performance change

Post by Savros » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:04 pm

Having a engine lights means a sensor is getting wrong measurement. It can be a fault of the sensor itself. The fact that you are not experiencing any performance issues doestl not mean that you should ignore it. A simple example would be a faulty lamda sensor where u won't feel any performance issues but your ecu receives the wrong signal with means your fuel mix is not what it should be. Although short term this won't cause you any problems ...Long term will affect your engine and components (egr valve, dpf)

Getting a scanner will only allow you to have an idea of where the fault is so when u go to garage at least you know what to expect !! Clearing the fault won't help as the light will come up again since the problem is not fixed and still there...! Suggest you go to a dealer to diagnose asap


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Re: Engine warning light - no performance change

Post by daddydoug » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:43 pm

Okay. So back from my few days away and engine malfunction light still glowing amber! I did a good few hundred miles whilst away and the car performed fine, infact I would say the fuel consumption was a little better on a long run. Anyway, have booked the car in to be looked at next Wednesday. It's already had a new battery and a new air intake temperature sensor fitted under warranty. Would anyone like to place any bets as to what the next problem is?

By the way Cameron, did you get your car sorted? If so what was the fault with yours?

Doug
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Re: Engine warning light - no performance change

Post by daddydoug » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:36 pm

Update! Car went in today and this time the fault was down to an oxygen sensor, which was replaced under warranty. So the car now has a new battery, new air intake temperature sensor and a new oxygen sensor. Not holding my breath, but hoping all will be okay with the car now.

Has anybody had any other sensors fail!?

Doug
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