Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Forum for Engine, Exhaust, Drivetrain, ECU
Johnc16
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:10 am
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)

Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Post by Johnc16 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:16 am

My new 19 plate Qashqai become very oil thirsty 10 litres for 5000 miles, in with dealer new engine being fitted. Are the 1.5 Dci units reliable? Am I just unlucky?
Nissan Qashqai 1.5 DCI DCT N-Connecta Magnetic Red


Noddy1875
Posts: 397
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:37 pm
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Post by Noddy1875 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:40 am

Not heard of anything fatal with the diesel engines. Maybe some internal problem if there were no obvious leaks.
Pearl Black 65 reg Tekna. 1.5 DCI


User avatar
calnorth
Posts: 915
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)

Re: Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Post by calnorth » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:25 am

Statistically there will be early life failures from production. Is it piston rings? I had Ford swap out and replace with a short engine and that was an ST 220 3 ltr petrol at about 10k miles. Bottom end rumble.

I'd hoped it would be a complete engine but they seemed to prefer a bit of game playing. Simply idiots I thought,,,
Thankfully unbusy (retired)
Mk2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)
1.6 Dig-T N-Connecta


Johnc16
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:10 am
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)

Re: Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Post by Johnc16 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:22 am

After 8 days of diagnostics they said No3 piston had failed tests so new engine complete with turbo ordered,to be fitted, Nissan said no to new car exchange and would replace engine if faulty.
Evidently I have to give them 1 go at sorting before I can reject the car.
Just concerned whether this is a one off or not.
Dealer & Nissan say the 1.5 Diesel engine is very reliable and used in several vehicles and they have not had a issue before.
I just wanted to air my concerns.
I did research the Qashqai before purchase and it had excellent reviews so found this most disconcerting.
Nissan Qashqai 1.5 DCI DCT N-Connecta Magnetic Red


User avatar
calnorth
Posts: 915
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)

Re: Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Post by calnorth » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:32 pm

8 days testing? Thats a p*ss take. Should be a couple hours pressure testing..at most.

I don't think they should get a first repair option with a fault of that magnitude. Its major surgery !!
Thankfully unbusy (retired)
Mk2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)
1.6 Dig-T N-Connecta


User avatar
gloucester
Posts: 2103
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:04 am
Location: Gloucestershire, England
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Post by gloucester » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:41 pm

Welcome to this forum.

The diesel engines are usually reliable.
(2015 Nissan Qashqai Tekna DIG-T 1.2 sold 15/6/18) ~ 2018 Suzuki Ignis SZ5 - 2018 Yamaha MT-07


Johnc16
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:10 am
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)

Re: Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Post by Johnc16 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:47 pm

Update re engine fitting. Engine arrived at dealers a week a go tuesday, due to work load not started fitting straight away, supposed to have been ready today at latest, told today, poss ready tuesday next week.
They have had my car for 3 weeks and a day, if it comes back next week.
Their technician wants to make sure it's done correctly????
Does not build my confidence up!
Originally told, 3 days diagnostics, if engine required 2 days for ordered engine to arrive, then max 4 days to fit and test i.e. 7 to 10 days.
Nissan Qashqai 1.5 DCI DCT N-Connecta Magnetic Red


Terry64
Posts: 214
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:38 pm
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Post by Terry64 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:24 pm

The 1.5 DCI is usually OK mine is running pretty nice just had cam belt at 60000 and it has made a big difference in how it runs.

I believe parts direct from Nissan are 5-7 days for delivery ( That has been my experience ) so I think the being told 2 days was incorrect info.
I would be a little pee off as you are but also would be happy to leave them to take there time and fit test every thing correct, I think the true story is the dealer would of had work booked in weeks in advance ( Service jobs ) so your car has put extra pressure on them and it is not getting full attention, they will be moving off your car to complete work that was booked before your problem landed on them.
Plus your new engine will more than likely be a bare engine so they then have to strip your engine and place the parts on the new engine so time consuming.

I think waiting for a new car would take longer than replacing the engine

Hope fully every thing will work out good.
Qashqai ACENTA 1.5 DIESEL , INK BLUE, Chrome Mirror caps,Tailgate Lower/Upper Trim,Front Lip Door side Strips Front lower grill, Bonnet struts,Puddle light + Footwell lights


Johnc16
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:10 am
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)

Re: Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Post by Johnc16 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:04 am

I agree with what you say.
I had to wait for 3 weeks to book the car in with the dealer at a time that suited them.
Also had to ring them first week for progress report even though they said should know in 3 days what the problem is and would keep me informed, they never rang back.
Then I called in week monday, gave up waiting for them to call me back, only to be told past tests can't find the fault and still looking,more tests on wednesday.
Got home phoned Nissan to voice my concerns, left message with claim manager, next day,tuesday call from dealer,surprise, fault found with piston No 3 needs new engine.Next day, Wednesday another call engine has arrived should be ready middle to end of following week.
Just annoying that they are not keeping in touch unless I instigate a call.
Nissan Qashqai 1.5 DCI DCT N-Connecta Magnetic Red


User avatar
Weasel
Posts: 190
Joined: Sun May 26, 2019 6:31 am
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)

Re: Qashqai 1.5DCI DCT engine failure

Post by Weasel » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:41 am

Let's hope this doesn't turn into the 1.2 engine fiasco, so fingers crossed to all us 1.5 diesel owners.

Hope you get it sorted soon, John.
19 plate 1.5dCi n-connecta in Magnetic Red


Post Reply

Return to “Engine & Drivetrain”