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#21 Gonzo88

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:14

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If you want any help give me a shout because I went through a similar thing last year with my Corolla Compressor with Toyota GB. They paid for the repair (a new engine) as it was a mechanical failure in the engine and was not down to lack of maintenance or neglect.

How old was your Corolla? Did they admit to mechanical failure or did you get inspected yourself elsewhere?

My Corolla was on a 55 plate and it was last year it blew at 28k. I had to really fight my corner and it was hard but initially on inspection they tried saying it was caused by a lack of lubrication. But after showing an ex rally driver who's held in high regard by Toyota he said it was a load of crap and it was blatantly mechanical so a few phone calls from him really got it sorted.

It's all about what you can prove and hopefully you have all your servicing and receipts etc because they will try and put the blame on you.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:33

View PostGonzo88, on 07 May 2013 - 14:14, said:

View Postmbw100, on 07 May 2013 - 14:00, said:

View PostGonzo88, on 07 May 2013 - 13:46, said:

If you want any help give me a shout because I went through a similar thing last year with my Corolla Compressor with Toyota GB. They paid for the repair (a new engine) as it was a mechanical failure in the engine and was not down to lack of maintenance or neglect.

How old was your Corolla? Did they admit to mechanical failure or did you get inspected yourself elsewhere?

My Corolla was on a 55 plate and it was last year it blew at 28k. I had to really fight my corner and it was hard but initially on inspection they tried saying it was caused by a lack of lubrication. But after showing an ex rally driver who's held in high regard by Toyota he said it was a load of crap and it was blatantly mechanical so a few phone calls from him really got it sorted.

It's all about what you can prove and hopefully you have all your servicing and receipts etc because they will try and put the blame on you.

I have everything for the car from new. All service records and receipts from Nissan dealerships.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 15:39

View Postmbw100, on 07 May 2013 - 14:33, said:

View PostGonzo88, on 07 May 2013 - 14:14, said:

View Postmbw100, on 07 May 2013 - 14:00, said:

View PostGonzo88, on 07 May 2013 - 13:46, said:

If you want any help give me a shout because I went through a similar thing last year with my Corolla Compressor with Toyota GB. They paid for the repair (a new engine) as it was a mechanical failure in the engine and was not down to lack of maintenance or neglect.

How old was your Corolla? Did they admit to mechanical failure or did you get inspected yourself elsewhere?

My Corolla was on a 55 plate and it was last year it blew at 28k. I had to really fight my corner and it was hard but initially on inspection they tried saying it was caused by a lack of lubrication. But after showing an ex rally driver who's held in high regard by Toyota he said it was a load of crap and it was blatantly mechanical so a few phone calls from him really got it sorted.

It's all about what you can prove and hopefully you have all your servicing and receipts etc because they will try and put the blame on you.

I have everything for the car from new. All service records and receipts from Nissan dealerships.

Thats great then, have you mentioned the forum to NMGB?

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 17:14

Make sure the components that failed are thoroughly checked by specialists, even by a metallurgist, preferably neutral, if they dont play ball, tell them this is what you will be doing, they will know you mean business then.

Good luck and sorry to hear :(

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 19:33

Good luck, you do know this is Nissan we're talking about, a company so tight it wouldn't sort a problem 1 week out of warranty, even though it could be proved the issue started while still in warranty. Worst company I've ever dealt with.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 19:48

Is this the car I was emailed about today? Chap called Shane?

If it is the same car the email didn't say anything about a broken conrodjust mentioned excessive engine noise.

Maybe this car had been run on unleaded 95 octane fuel for a long period.

If you want to get anywhere with Nissan your have to have the motor stripped by Nissan which your have to push Nissan to do and you may have to pay for this yourself then take the matter up with Nissan.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 19:51

Best of luck with this.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 21:58

Nope not called Shane and wasn't showing any signs of excessive engine noise. Not me!

I have put a few enquiries out though for second hand engines if Nissan won't help. Through zmanalex and CS in Leicester.

Just to be clear, Nissan are under no obligation to help as the car is out of warranty? Even if it can be shown to be a defect from manufacture.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 22:29

View PostGonzo88, on 07 May 2013 - 13:34, said:

I think Saturday must have been a bad day for HR engines!! I'm waiting to find out the extent of the damage done to mine at the moment. I hope it's only the master cylinder.


I wish you all the best with Nissan!

Another member messaged me to say he has a piston gone on his HR a few days ago.
Think I will park mine up!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 22:16

Nissan have come back to say after 'careful' consideration there are not able to assist.
Wonderful.
Haven't got a reason yet as left an answer phone message as I was out. Will try to remain calm when I ring them tomorrow...

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 22:34

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 23:13

Sorry to hear Nissan dont want to help. But it still wouldnt put me off buying another Zed. Everyday you read stories about all sorts of cars having similar problems.
I really hope you get your car back on the road as cheaply as possible!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 23:16

Ouch, bad luck, not the news you wanted

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 23:24

Standard first response I suspect. They know most people give up straight away. As suggested, it may be hard work, but you need to keep pushing.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:29

View Poststuarty, on 08 May 2013 - 23:13, said:

Sorry to hear Nissan dont want to help. But it still wouldnt put me off buying another Zed. Everyday you read stories about all sorts of cars having similar problems.
I really hope you get your car back on the road as cheaply as possible!

Dont want to be an arse, but you dont hear about 41K cars with holes in the engine block that often, certainly not high spec units like the VQ. As I said, if it wasnt making a hell of a racket and vibrating like a bastard before it exploded then theres something reet fishy there ...........

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:22

Was no vibration or anything.
Nissan will not do anything as there goodwill policy only covers vehicles up to 5 years old, mine 5 and a half.
I will have some pictures of the damage shortly. Plan is to escalate up to managing director level on the basis an engine that blows at 41k is not fit for purpose.
If I get no where I'll go to Watchdog; family member works in production and email from BBC might kick them into action. However I'm not holding out much hope. Last resort.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:29

View Postdocwra, on 09 May 2013 - 10:29, said:

View Poststuarty, on 08 May 2013 - 23:13, said:

Sorry to hear Nissan dont want to help. But it still wouldnt put me off buying another Zed. Everyday you read stories about all sorts of cars having similar problems.
I really hope you get your car back on the road as cheaply as possible!

Dont want to be an arse, but you dont hear about 41K cars with holes in the engine block that often, certainly not high spec units like the VQ. As I said, if it wasnt making a hell of a racket and vibrating like a bastard before it exploded then theres something reet fishy there ...........

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View Poststuarty, on 08 May 2013 - 23:13, said:

Sorry to hear Nissan dont want to help. But it still wouldnt put me off buying another Zed. Everyday you read stories about all sorts of cars having similar problems.
I really hope you get your car back on the road as cheaply as possible!

Dont want to be an arse, but you dont hear about 41K cars with holes in the engine block that often, certainly not high spec units like the VQ. As I said, if it wasnt making a hell of a racket and vibrating like a bastard before it exploded then theres something reet fishy there ...........
TBH mate, i totally sympathise with you and i would be sick if it was me and it could be me one day! But my nephew runs a garage and he tells me loads of stories like this.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:39

View Postmbw100, on 09 May 2013 - 11:22, said:

Was no vibration or anything.
Nissan will not do anything as there goodwill policy only covers vehicles up to 5 years old, mine 5 and a half.
I will have some pictures of the damage shortly. Plan is to escalate up to managing director level on the basis an engine that blows at 41k is not fit for purpose.
If I get no where I'll go to Watchdog; family member works in production and email from BBC might kick them into action. However I'm not holding out much hope. Last resort.

i would be surprised if the BBC would send an email without know all the facts and I would of thought would want the block properly examining. The BBC have to consider their legal ground if they are to get involved.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 14:46

I might be able to get you in contact with someone high up the food chain in Nissan UK if you'd like me to try ?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 16:17

View PostRobPhoboS, on 09 May 2013 - 14:46, said:

I might be able to get you in contact with someone high up the food chain in Nissan UK if you'd like me to try ?
That would great thanks. Send a message if you would rather not go public.




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