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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 25-05-17, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
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New NP300 3.5 month report

Hello all hope your all well, I have as you know reluctantly let my D40 go cos of the rear chassis being non existent and got one of these NP300 things, shiny and new and seemingly fraught with problems - albeit small ones but I wouldn't have expected any from a brand new motor, I'm fifty and she's the first new pickup I've ever owned so I was kinda excited but also annoyed about my D40 - any way this is a copy of the email I sent Nissan a couple of weeks ago, she's booked in for Tuesday coming.
1 media and audio system has crashed four times now, the screen freezes and the whole system becomes non functional,unable to change the radio station or do anything, after a while it seems to shut down and re-boot and start again.

2 the revs are very slow to drop between gears sometimes hardly dropping at all, she ticks over ok but if you want a quick getaway it sounds as though your not taking your foot of the throttle at all between gear changes giving you an uncomfortable ride.

3-the rubber weather strip - no matter how many times i push it back it comes back out and taps on the top of the screen over the drivers side.

4 the handbrake seems to have a very large rake, 8/9 clicks which i feel gives excessive brake pedal travel, if you pump the pedal a couple of times the travel is reduced i have been told that the handbrake needs adjusting ?

5 extreme turbo lag, living in Brighton the speed limit is largely 20 MPH so i am in 1st and 2nd gear a lot you can plant your foot through the floor to get a reaction out of the pick up but at low speed it is absolutely gutless until the revs pick up then she flies - not impressive at all!

6 the rear speakers have stopped working properly, they are very quiet even when you put the fade on rear max they are 90% quieter than the front ones,maybe its something to do with item 1
the media system has crashed a further three times now, the steering controls are non functional when this happens
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 25-05-17, 09:43 PM
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Interested in the turbo lag you are experiencing, what model of NP300 do you have?

Rear speaker trouble I would take to the dealer, easy to demonstrate and they should be able to repair it for you. Again the handbrake should be a dealer adjustment FOC, so soon after purchase, same with the weather strip, dealer should rectify.

Engine speed not dropping away between gears is something I have been frustrated with, they are not good to make a speedy get away with.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 25-05-17, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
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Hi buddy its a 2017 - NP300 Tekna twin turbo ( apparently )

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 25-05-17, 10:37 PM
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A few thoughts.... vey disappointing to have bought a brand new truck with all those problems.

Google up rejecting new cars, you need to be aware of your rights and be prepared to reject the truck. Ensure Nissan and the dealer are aware of your intentions.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 26-05-17, 10:17 PM
I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
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Yes know what you mean about point 5. Haven't had any other problems so far.

Mine is the same as lag between gears but it's alot better if you have to have enough rev before you fully release clutch.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 27-05-17, 03:02 AM
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The turbo lag is why i bought a manual, the auto felt very sluggish and gutless until moving

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 16-06-17, 03:30 PM
Into 3rd gear and pulling like a train!
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I've experience 1 and the dealer couldn't find anything wrong.

If it does it again I'm going to film it and insist its swapped out under warranty.

A tuning box has helped a little bit with 5, its still noticeable tho

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 16-06-17, 03:50 PM
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Getting off the line on a turbo automatic is pretty much always like that.

In a manual you push the revs to 1500 and the declutch, off it goes.
On an auto at 750 rpm at idle the turbo is stopped. Hit the throttle and it takes half a second to spin up the turbo and give you the power for a sharp move off the line.

Saying that, some are better than others...

Holding the engine back on the foot brake while you rev to 1500 rpm will give that speedy take off. It does require a bit of re-learning as left foot braking is not so intuitive.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 16-06-17, 04:35 PM
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the slow rev drop is deliberate and most new cars have this to some extent, its to do with emissions and the ECU using the very last drop of fuel before it drops the revs to ensure the exhaust gasses are as clean as possible

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