Common Issues with Navaras and How to Fix Them

Nissan Navaras

Common Issues with Navaras and How to Fix Them

The name Navara refers to both the D22 and D40 vehicle from Nissan, which is designed as a pickup truck and has been in operation since 1997. It is one of the UK’s best-selling 4×4 pickup trucks. Today at Billcar Ltd, we’re going to tell you about some of the common issues that can occur with this vehicle and advise you how best to deal with any problems.

Transmission Coolers

One of the major common faults you may find yourself battling with the automatic transmissions and transmission coolers. They perform a vital function within the radiator for the engine coolant. The problem that has often been reported with the Nissan Navara is that the radiators can rupture internally, meaning the engine coolant may enter into the automatic transmission. This can then spiral out of control because the electronic controls are placed inside the transmission itself, and if it’s not properly fixed this can result in loss of the reverse gear. In this case, it will be necessary to remove and strip the transmission down to fix the issue.

The Clutch Unit

Another mechanical problem customers also find is that the clutch unit feels a bit too small for a vehicle this size, making it a bit more difficult to pull. Fortunately, any issues that occur with the clutch related to this can be solved by a routine replacement of the unit with spare parts from Billcar.

Other Common Complaints

As with all vehicles, anything can happen and you need to be prepared for that when investing in car ownership. Some other common problems you may face with your Navara include issues with the timing chain and crankshaft, where rotation is synchronised to enable the engine’s valve to open and close at the correct times during each cylinder’ intake and exhaust strokes. If you hear any knocking noises, don’t just ignore it. There could be bolts that have come undone, and if left longer any simple issues could get even worse. Whether there’s a problem with EGR blockages, a failing Cruise control, or an SRS air bag fault, make sure to address any mechanical problems as soon as you have concerns.


If you find yourself stuck in a rut with your pickup truck, the simplest solution is to let the experts assess the situation. At Billcar, we provide MOTs and repairs and can source any spare parts you may need to get your vehicle back in tip-top working condition. Whether you need an engine replacement or upgrade, we will be able to offer you a reliable and personable service as an independent Nissan specialist based in the Midlands.

Contact Us

If you’re having any problems with your Nissan Navara, feel free to get in contact with us by filling out our web contact form, or by emailing us at Alternatively, you can give us a call on either 01743291740 or 07971063469. A member of our team will be pleased to advise you and answer any questions you may have about MOTs and repairs on your vehicle.