Qashqai 2019 1.3 engine problem after thermostat replacement

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BOS
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Post by BOS »

Had the same problem with my 2020 Qashqai.
New thermostat being ordered by dealer but not sure yet if there is any engine damage.
Car was fully serviced but just out of warranty.
I am based in Ireland but wondering if members who experienced engine problems after their thermostat casing blew, had any success in taking the matter to Nissan?
I would appreciate any detailed advice on the route I should take if I have to have major engine work done.
As far as I am concerned, this is a design flaw by Nissan & they should take responsibility.

phatboy
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Post by phatboy »

Is this the first major issue being discovered on the 2018+ 1.3 engine?

I wonder if there would be any benefit in replacing the thermostat housing as a precaution?!
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QaiFan
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Post by QaiFan »

Does anyone know whether the QQ 2021+ 1.3 engine still uses the same thermostat housing ???
Fujikun
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Post by Fujikun »

The renault 1300 tce engine is also the same. As fitted to kadjars and other Renault cars. I presume thermostat housings are the same.
ceaceacea
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Post by ceaceacea »

Hello,

I’d love to know what ended up happening Mal82. I had exactly the same experience as your wife - driving on the motorway at 70 and car went into limp mode. Taken a month for Nissan to look at it but when towed there this morning the RAC man said it’s the thermostat housing which exploded, coolant poured out.

Exactly the same as you with no warning signs at all - no lights etc. except for the Stop Start turning off. Won’t know Nissans prognosis till end of week but also considering legal action if it needs a new engine.

It’s a 69 reg too.
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Post by david sunderland »

Fujikun wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:59 pm The renault 1300 tce engine is also the same. As fitted to kadjars and other Renault cars. I presume thermostat housings are the same.
My kadjar was motability 1.3 160 bhp 2020 sent back after my wife died have a captur now 0.9 for use around the doors never had a problem with the 1.3..this engine is used in lots of cars
Qashqai tekna 1.2 petrol dig 6. 3. 17. gunmetal grey. glass roof m\ t...............now RENAULT KADJAR GT 160 BHP same as the QQ same car
QaiFan
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Post by QaiFan »

I have searched this forum for similar problems with the thermostat and the QQ 1.3 engine but found nothing of the sort ... at least not that this would kill the engine itself ?
Is this a common problem ??? ... does not seem like it ?

(potential CVT and 1.2 oil loss engine issues are enough so ... fingers crossed)
Fujikun
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Post by Fujikun »

Doesn't seem to be a major problem as lots of qashqais now and various renaults fitted with this engine. Once it cracks and blows you'll never know if it's been plastic failure or the thermostat itself stuck and somehow the heat build up burst the housing pure conjecture of course.
Some plastic pipes etc go brittle with time. Don't know if these housings are similar. But I doubt it or the problem would be happening more.
corne
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Post by corne »

Hello everyone I was wondering if any of you had noticed that there is another thermostat that seems to be in the newer models, they made the material thicker where the old one crack’s.

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Fujikun
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Post by Fujikun »

Must've been upgraded then for a known failure.
If your going to keep your car might pay to change the housing for the newer one at the next service
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