Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Downham Market, Norfolk, United Kingdom
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!
2008 Navara Aventura - Chassis fully rust treated and sealed by Rust Buster with a set of Rich's stiffening plates welded on. EGR valve blanked. Bull bar, chrome side steps and bonnet deflector fitted. Will now be opting for a Billcar duplex timing chain conversion and remap shortly.
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