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Date Registered: 03-2008
Location: Mullingar, Ireland
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New recall about bearings T31 Diesel


Good Morning All,

It's 11am here in Ireland and in the post this morning I received a recall notice from Nissan Ireland. It states....

"Our ongoing quality monitoring has identified a concern related to premature engine bearing wear for the 2.0 litre diesel engine used on some X-Trail (T31). I am writing to let you know that your vehicle falls within the range of potentially affected vehicles.
Nissan has identified that in a small number of cases when operating under a high load, high engine speed and severe driving conditions, the engine bearings may wear.
IT IS NECESSARY THAT YOU CONTACT A NISSAN AUTHORISED REPAIRER AND ARRANGE FOR INSPECTION AND RECTIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
This repair will of course be carried out free of charge for you. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, but the safety of you, our customer, is of paramount importance to Nissan Ireland. We hope you understand the necessity of this action."

I'll be calling to the dealership some day this week so I will post an update after that.

George.
T31 M9R year 2008 with just 270,000kms.



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Date Registered: 06-2015
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George,
Did the letter specify what engine numbers were affected, I'm only asking because I've spun a bottom end bearing in my 2008 diesel t31 2 weeks ago which resulted in a replacement [sign in to see URL] had only done 155,000 and serviced regularly by nissan up until 140,000.
The boost controller was found to be faulty and overnboosted the turbo, leading to bearing wear (it was completely chewed through the motor).
Julie

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Date Registered: 03-2008
Location: Mullingar, Ireland
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Hi jkrakey,

Only seeing your question now. No, did not specify vin or engine number. Text was exactly as I transcribed. But I was at the dealer [sign in to see URL] asked me the year and if it was a M9R. I said 2008 and yes. His reply was 'Yes, it HAS to be done'. When I asked what it involved he said it was a software update, takes about 1 hour. It will prevent overevving of the engine.

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Date Registered: 03-2008
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Got a reply from Nissan Ireland today when I emailed them about this. The reply was as follows.......

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Hi Mr Harrison and thanks for this email regarding your Nissan X-Trail.

The manufacturers published this campaign to prevent engine bearing wear under very specific driving conditions.
This engine ECU software update will reprogram lubrication control to prevent premature engine bearing wear when operating under prolonged high load and high engine speed conditions only. Bearings will remain unaffected under normal driving conditions.

Please contact your local Nissan dealer to get this campaign completed, during this visit they will evaluate your engine performance to identify any possible bearing concerns, an intrusive investigation will not be necessary at this time.

We hope to have informed you sufficiently, if not please provide a phone contact number to discuss further.

Kind regards
Nissan Ireland Customer Service.
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Reprogram lubrication control?????? Anyone ever hear of such a thing????

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Date Registered: 05-2012
Location: Sunshine Coast
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Reprogram lubrication control?????? Anyone ever hear of such a thing????

No.

They are possibly reducing the previously allowed maximum pressure on the bearings of that motor by detuning it.

From previous comments, that might improve the economy for those who don't stress the motor.(?)

The 'very specific driving conditions' are probably, 'drive it at highway speed with a load and it will die'.


Edit: Hard work in sand or mud will probably have the same effect.

 At a guess, it seems like possible heat death of the bearings.

Heat happens as a natural byproduct of an engine when asked to work hard - but it should be properly dealt within the original design.

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Date Registered: 03-2016
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hey all, is there a list of affected VINs or engine numbers available for this? I noted that it wasn't in the recall sticky so not sure if there's just not enough info about to add it in or otherwise.

Picked up our T31 diesel today, so will be getting it checked for all applicable recalls to date for this model/VIN.

Cheers
Daz

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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If it's not the recall section it means Nissan Australia didn't issue a recall for it locally and it was limited to the diesels overseas. They're being assembled in 3-4 different factories (depending on geographical location and target market), so not all recalls affect every manufacturing line.

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Date Registered: 03-2016
Location: Melbourne
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righty-o, thanks for clearing that up.

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