Updated: May 9
Even though we're called "The Subaru Guys", we love repairing Nissans too!
Nissan has a strong portfolio of reliable vehicles including the Pathfinder, Rogue, Altima and the all Electric Leaf which are all considered Nissans most dependable options. Nissan vehicles are well known for their Safety, Reliability, and Fuel Efficiency. Nissan's Reliability Rating is a decent 4.0 out of 5.0, ranking 9th out of 32 automobile manufacturers, according to Repairpal.com.
This grade is based on the reliability of 245 different car models. Many people buy Nissans when looking for an affordable vehicle that won't compromise safety or Reliability.
However, as with all vehicles, there are a few common repair problems that we see with Nissan at our import shop here in Albuquerque.
Nissan is known for making affordable cars that last for years. When properly cared for, a Nissan vehicle can last for decades—but there’s more to reliability than just a car’s longevity. Reliability also refers to the frequency, severity, and repair/maintenance costs that are required to get the most out of a vehicle. At Reincarnation Inc. The Subaru Guys, we help keep Nissans on the road for many years past what the expectations for road worthiness are. But as with all Import Vehicles, problems can arise. The nature of owing any Import Vehicle is that parts degrade and eventually need to be repaired, especially in our harsh climate here in New Mexico. Making sure you’re getting Routine Maintenance done regularly on your import vehicle at Reincarnation Inc. The Subaru Guys, will help prevent some of the more costly Nissan repairs. And as always, it is important to keep in mind that once you hit a certain point in your Nissan Mileage, wear and tear is inevitable. So whether you’re already a Nissan owner or thinking of becoming one, it is important to be aware of the typical issues that the brand’s current Nissan models can expect.
Here are the top 8 most common Nissan repairs that Reincarnation Inc. The Subaru Guys see at the shop:
1. Flawed/faulty transmissions
2. Frequent oil leaks
3. Backup cameras not functioning properly
4. Defective Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems
5. Faulty airbags and airbag recalls
6. Leaking brake fluid
7. Rust-prone body and frame
8. Defective hood-release latch
Recommended Maintenance And Oil Changes For Your Nissan
One way to help keep your Nissan safely on the road is to stay up to date on Recommended Maintenance, including Oil Changes. At Reincarnation Inc. The Subaru Guys we recommend the following maintenance schedule for your Nissan:
Digital Inspection/Oil Service/General Service
Digital Inspection / Oil Service / Tire rotation
Digital Inspection / Oil Service / Change Cabin Air Filter / Engine Air Filter
Tire Rotation / Adjust Belts / Adjust Clutch / Adjust Park Brake
Digital Inspection / Oil Service / Change Automatic Transmission Fluid / Brake fluid flush
Coolant change (if applicable) / Tune up incl. Filters, Spark Plugs / Tire Rotation / Adjust Park Brake / Adjust Fan Belts/Adjust Clutch / Change front and rear differential fluid
Digital Inspection / Oil Service / Change Automatic Transmission Fluid or CVT fluid/ Brake fluid flush/Coolant change (if applicable) / Tune up incl. Filters, Spark Plugs / Tire Rotation / Adjust Park Brake / Adjust Fan Belts/Adjust Clutch / Change front and rear differential fluid
All Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Vehicles need Oil to keep the Engine lubricated and in proper working order and even the most reliable cars and trucks, such as Nissans, need Oil Changes on a regular basis. Electric Vehicles (EV's), such as the Nissan Leaf, may not need engine oil changes per se, but will still have other fluids and filters that should be checked regularly.
Staying on top of Oil Changes is one of the most important things you can do to extend the longevity of your Nissan. The Subaru Guys recommend keeping a close eye on the mileage sticker from your last Oil Change and checking the Oil level often. If you smell Burning Oil, hear Clunking Noises, or your Engine is Overheating, your Nissan might be dangerously low on Oil.
If you can’t remember the last time your Nissan had its Service, be sure to visit The Subaru Guys right away!
Scheduling regular Automotive Service Appointments will help maintain the longevity of your Nissan and can also help prevent Nissan Maintenance issues down the road. Reincarnation Inc. uses OEM Equivalent Honda Parts to ensure the quality and dependability you have come to expect from our Award-Winning Technicians. Additionally, Reincarnation Inc. keeps Detailed Digital Records of all your visits so you have a complete picture of the overall health of your Nissan whenever you visit the shop.
Call The Subaru Guys Today to speak with our 5-Star Service team and learn about the Factory-Recommended Maintenance for your Nissan vehicle. Our ASE certified team will help you understand special considerations for your Nissan, such as driving on dirt roads and towing, and help you schedule a reservation for Recommended Maintenance with The Subaru Guys to keep your Nissan safely on the road for years to come.
The Subaru Guys
The Subaru Guys
1300 2nd St. NW
Albuquerque NM 87102