nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

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nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

Post by Jsk » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:43 pm

Hi everyone i have a nissan qashqai 1.5 Diesel i had a letter come by post by nissan for a recall Engine Control Module (ECM} Software update i had this done 3 days ago on the sat i was on the motorway and the car started to judder and then my red engine mangerment light came on. i had the rac come out and he told me that there is injector noise and slight misfire and suspected injector going down. before i had the ecm software update done the car was running fine with no problems has anyone had any problems.
Hi I have a Nissan qasqashi 1.5 diesel I am looking for any independent Nissan specialists in Birmingham I am from Great Barr


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Re: nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

Post by jstallan » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:19 pm

How old is your Qashqai ?
2014 (64) QashQai 1.5 dci Tekna in Blade Silver


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Re: nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

Post by Jsk » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:16 pm

2012
Hi I have a Nissan qasqashi 1.5 diesel I am looking for any independent Nissan specialists in Birmingham I am from Great Barr


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Re: nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

Post by Gel » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:32 pm

You could do with updating forum signature to show model detail/ year & your location :)
There is a J10 thread here for your model type.
J11-14 1.5dci Ink Blue Tekna; Chrome Pack, Bonnet Struts, Mud Flaps, Blue Alloygators, Door & Tailgate Sill guards/Decent horns/ Autoglym Lifeshine /Scratch + Dent & GAP Insurance.


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Re: nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

Post by Kayman6328 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:21 am

I had the update performed on my Qashqai 1.5dci pure drive 3 weeks ago, now my mpg is down to 36mpg and there is a strange noise coming from the engine when I accelerate, I have been told that I should take it back to Nissan and explain to them what was happening. I did this and was told I needed to refill the car and keep a check on my mpg as I do it! If it is still a problem they said they would do a diagnostic test on the vehicle.
I will keep you posted.


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Re: nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

Post by steve 46 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:23 am

I have had same problem nissan say the engine will get louder then settle down after software update...2wks later same noise ..think they are going to try and fob people off with this i am going to take mine back in soon...has anyone else had same problem


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Re: nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

Post by Jsk » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:40 am

Thanks my Nissan is going back on the 15/12/16 lets see what they say I had to hire a car dose anyone no what would be the best way to complain.
Hi I have a Nissan qasqashi 1.5 diesel I am looking for any independent Nissan specialists in Birmingham I am from Great Barr


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Re: nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

Post by Spuriousfish » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:23 am

Could you provide some information about the ECM update that was applied?

I have a 2012 1.5dCI that had an ECM update a few months back and I thought it sounded different after that. I started a thread here about it viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4294 . You'll find details of my update in one of the threads.

The noise seemed to be like badly adjusted tappets and was worse when cold and below 2000rpm. You could also hear it when the engine was underload e.g. accelerating. Over time the noise has become less and less. Now it just sounds like the normal diesel rattle when cold but purrs nicely when running at a reasonable speed. The difference in noise below and above 2000rpm is still noticeable but no longer worries me.

MPG seemed to be down a bit but is now back to normal, although it's possible that the method of calculating the average mpg has changed. I'm convinced that on a long journey over variable road types the average mpg goes down quicker on slow, bendy, hilly stretches and takes longer to come back up to normal on the straight smooth sections. If that makes sense. I didn't notice this previously.

Trouble is once you've had this issue you can get a bit paranoid about any different engine sounds. :) I've sometimes wondered if mine runs better under damp conditions i.e moisture in the air, than when running in dry conditions.

Of course the engine sounds really great when the batteries in my hearing aids die :D


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Re: nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

Post by Kayman6328 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:20 pm

Hi,
I have recently reset my mpg counter, it's gone up slightly, the noise seems the same, but I am going to persevere for a couple of weeks more and see how it goes!
Like spuriousfish it's better when the hearing aids die!


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Re: nissan qashqai {ECM} software update

Post by steve 46 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:32 pm

steve 46 wrote:I have had same problem nissan say the engine will get louder then settle down after software update...2wks later same noise ..think they are going to try and fob people off with this i am going to take mine back in soon...has anyone else had same problem
Car going back to Nissan Monday 12th.. on motorway car juddering like mixture of fuel not correct Nissan say they will look at it at a cost of £59 for diagnostic check noise still as bad cruise control not working now they say they will look into it


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