About Nissan Juke
As one of the originators of the sport compact crossover segment, Nissan Juke has been built by the outstanding Japanese multinational automobile manufactured Nissan Motor Company Ltd since June 2010 as a mini Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced to replace the Nissan Dualis in the Japanese market, Juke slots below the compact Nissan Rogue and mid-size Murano crossovers. Competing against the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3, Juke does a good job since it has received Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick in 2011. Until now, it is still in its first generation.
Nissan Juke made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in March and was introduced to North American at the 2010 New York International Auto Show as well as went on sale for the 2011 model year. It is offered in only one body style, 5-door hatchback and comes in five trim levels: the base S, the well-equipped SV and SL, and the sport-themed Nismo and Nismo RS. Equipped with a 17-inch wheel, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system with Siri Eye Free functionality, Nissan Juke is powered by a standard 1.6 L inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The Nismo RS is equipped with the same engine, but it has been tuned to produce 215 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through either a 6-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) to front wheels or four wheels.
Nissan Juke Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
It is good fun to drive the Nissan Juke since it has an energetic engine capable of brisk acceleration. But the Juke feels a little stiff-legged on rougher pavement. Therefore, for your smooth ride, you have to be prepared for these common problems on it:
First, the engine won't turn over, won't start is what Nissan Juke drivers complained most during driving. Any people with some knowledge about working principle of the automobile will understand that it is the engine that goes wrong to cause this problem. Generally speaking, according to experienced Juke drivers, this issue would have some symptoms such as whining noises coming from the engine, the visible sign of oil and coolant leakage, smoke from the engine bay, an odor of fuel in the car. If left unattended, all will only get worse so that the engine overheats a lot, runs roughly, misfires, stalls and even suffers from starting issues. Apart from the suffered engine performance, you will also notice a reduction in power while accelerating and fuel economy as well as activated Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light. All these could be attributed to the Juke fuel pump, exhaust valve, intake valve, camshaft seal, timing chain, spark plug, fuel injector, timing chain guide, timing chain tensioner, timing belt tensioner and cylinder head gasket.
Second, on Nissan Juke, braking and suspension issues are also very tricky to handle since braking system decides if you can reach the destination safely or not while suspension system decides if you could have a comfortable ride. Likewise, the suspension failure often manifests as vibrating steering wheel, unintentional steering, clunking noises, uneven tire wear, tilting vehicle and poor handling, replacing the Juke control arm, shock absorber, strut bearing and wheel bearing could be a solution. As for braking failure, you should keep a close eye on the working condition of Juke brake pad set, brake disc and brake backing plate.
However, apart from above-mentioned parts on your Nissan Juke, there still are many vulnerable auto parts needing to be maintained routinely to make sure a safe and comfortable ride. Some electrical parts such as Juke door lock actuator, oxygen sensor, engine control module, fuel pressure sensor, mass air flow sensor, camshaft position sensor as well as Juke emblem, wiper arm, pressure plate and cabin air filter should be on routine maintenance list to make sure safe and comfortable driving trip.
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