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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 29-11-16, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Well my NNN stickers may not get a showing at all..... heard an ominous knocking over the weekend and hoped to help it wasn't the canopy banging against truck cab, but was a loose tool. Took time off to look at 4lo issue today and before getting started jumped up and down on the tow hitch whilst my father in law watched bed/cab gap. Sure enough flex and an inspection of underneath revealed a hole and crack on near side chassis and a crack on the offside. Both of which being behind all the welding and re-enforcing we spent hours on a few months ago.... It seems this truck cannot take towing my plant trailer well 😳😔

I am now in a conundrum as what to do.... my father in law is out of action due to op so do I pay a hefty chunk of change to a garage to fix the current breaks and risk it again in a few months time at the next weakest link, or do I let Nissan take it away for a pittance and try and source another truck on a budget.....

If so what truck? As much as I love Navara's dare I play the lottery and get another one? Out of interest I went and looked at hilux and Isuzu dmax today. The Hilux too had what seemed an undersized chassis but the dmax didn't though it was very sparse inside.... I also have the added complication of having a baby on the way so the money I was going to put toward getting a family car (baby seats don't fit in kingcab) will now have to go on replacement truck. I just can't fit my tools in a double cab as they barely fit in a kingcab.....

Other than welcome to the real world Bey, does anyone have any wise words for a stressed 25yr old?!

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So sorry to hear this Josh, it's pretty obvious you love your truck and you've invested a lot of time and effort into it. It really is a shame that Nissan are not fitting new chassis' as this would have at least kept you going.

In all honesty I think you've hung on to it far longer, when others would have given up on it but I think you're at that point where it's not viable to carry on. Get the money in your pocket (pushing for as much as you can get) then start looking for a viable replacement. D40 chassis failure

It seems that the Kingcab version of a lot of truck not just Nissan are in the minority and it will be hard to find a good one within your budget. Could you make a dual cab work for you with a big trailer?

Keep us posted and we will try to help, no matter what your replacement choice is.
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In my opinion, get Nissan to take it back. As a rule they are paying above market value (not as much as a dealer would charge) so you won't lose out.
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So sorry to hear this Josh, it's pretty obvious you love your truck and you've invested a lot of time and effort into it. It really is a shame that Nissan are not fitting new chassis' as this would have at least kept you going.

In all honesty I think you've hung on to it far longer, when others would have given up on it but I think you're at that point where it's not viable to carry on. Get the money in your pocket (pushing for as much as you can get) then start looking for a viable replacement. D40 chassis failure

It seems that the Kingcab version of a lot of truck not just Nissan are in the minority and it will be hard to find a good one within your budget. Could you make a dual cab work for you with a big trailer?

Keep us posted and we will try to help, no matter what your replacement choice is.
Hi Keith,

You speak the words of my head that's battling my heart. I think your advice is sound and probably the way to go.... I will keep you all posted on any developments.

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What year is the chassis rot up to? I've heard varying reports of it ending in 10/11 etc is this true?

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I assume it has a lot to do with age, as well as the conditions the truck is kept in. I would assume it's just a rumor that the facelift chassis is more robust.

Obviously a newer chassis is going to be suffering less and will be in a better condition to underseal etc.
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Sorry to hear your news, Josh. This has to be every D40 owners' worst nightmare.


I suggest you call Nissan Customer Services, book yours in for an inspection (RAC will come out) and get a case number.

As others have said, you might be pleasantly surprised by what Nissan offer you as a buy-back. Many people in your situation have been given greater than market value, and in some cases more than they originally paid!


You are also entitled to remove any extras you might have put on it, including canopy, bull bars, tool kit, side steps etc. without this affecting the offer price, so you may be able to supplement the offer by selling these.


The problem is affecting all D40s built in Spain. The most common affected seem to be those built between 2005-2007 in the main, but this is only because of their age. A year from now, 2008s (like mine) will come through and so on and so forth.


I wouldn't rule out another Nav. There are some good ones out there and you know what to look out for.


If the previous owner has taken care of their truck and has regularly cleaned and sealed the chassis (and can evidence this) then you should be fine.


I've only recently invested a considerable amount of money in having mine fully treated and sealed, simply because I love her and need to keep her going, so I know how you feel.


With a wee one on the way, I can only suggest that you focus on what is most important to you and enjoy every second. Don't let the chassis issue with your Nav spoil things for you. Things have a way of working out.


Let us know how you get on with NCS and what you decide on doing. I am fairly clued up on the chassis issue so if you need any help or pointers just drop me a line.


Keep your chin up matey!


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Sorry to hear your news, Josh. This has to be every D40 owners' worst nightmare.


I suggest you call Nissan Customer Services, book yours in for an inspection (RAC will come out) and get a case number.

As others have said, you might be pleasantly surprised by what Nissan offer you as a buy-back. Many people in your situation have been given greater than market value, and in some cases more than they originally paid!


You are also entitled to remove any extras you might have put on it, including canopy, bull bars, tool kit, side steps etc. without this affecting the offer price, so you may be able to supplement the offer by selling these.


The problem is affecting all D40s built in Spain. The most common affected seem to be those built between 2005-2007 in the main, but this is only because of their age. A year from now, 2008s (like mine) will come through and so on and so forth.


I wouldn't rule out another Nav. There are some good ones out there and you know what to look out for.


If the previous owner has taken care of their truck and has regularly cleaned and sealed the chassis (and can evidence this) then you should be fine.


I've only recently invested a considerable amount of money in having mine fully treated and sealed, simply because I love her and need to keep her going, so I know how you feel.


With a wee one on the way, I can only suggest that you focus on what is most important to you and enjoy every second. Don't let the chassis issue with your Nav spoil things for you. Things have a way of working out.


Let us know how you get on with NCS and what you decide on doing. I am fairly clued up on the chassis issue so if you need any help or pointers just drop me a line.


Keep your chin up matey!


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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 30-11-16, 05:13 AM
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What a nightmare. I would be gutted as well. I wish you the best of luck. All the rest is being said by the previous posters and I stand behind what they said to you.
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