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Several Nissan models are experiencing airbag sensor problems

Nissan is recalling almost one million cars to fix the faulty sensors

After recall notices for several models of Toyota, Volkswagen, GM motors and BMW, now Nissan is issuing a recall notice for its several models including Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra on an airbag sensor problem, reported in United State.

Nissan-Recall

Nissan-Recall

Airbag sensors are experiencing airbag deploying issues and sometimes unable to deploy passenger airbags in the case of a crash. This issue was filed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week.

In order to overcome this serious issue and apply a fix, Nissan is recalling over 1 million cars worldwide and just under a million units from U.S only. Nissan said that the recall notice will include 2013-2014 Nissan Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentara. There are several luxury models included in the list and these are 2013 NV200 and Infiniti JX35 along with QX60 and Q50.

High engine vibrations while idling and unnatural seating posture are responsible for this problem, said Nissan. These common problems are confusing the sensor and cause sensor shut-off that disable the passenger airbags. The occupant-detection sensor in the front seat processes pressure and deactivates the airbag in case the seat is empty or a child is up front. The recall increases and redirects the airbag sensors evoke filed in February 2013 for 82,038 Nissan models apart from the NV200.

Nissan-Air-Bag-system

Nissan-Air-Bag-system

In June 2013, Nissan said it still received warranty claims for defective airbag sensors and thought that the hitches were due to awkward sitting arrangements of people where they try to sit in outlandish poses. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration afterwards warned Nissan for airbag complaints, and after more exploration the automaker found in a minimum of seven cases where the passenger airbag fails to deploy because the sensor traced the seat as vacant. Nissan bought back four out of those seven vehicles from owners and by February a software update is announced to the airbag sensor for all cars.

Nissan will reprogram the airbag sensor from mid April to enhanced sense idle vibrations and various other seating positions. If you own one of the recalled models of Nissan, you must contact your local dealership for details.

2014 Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano gets Hybrid Power and set for UK by 2015

New Nissan Murano will be an exclusive addition to SUV range of Nissan and is coming to UK with Hybrid power

Nissan has introduced another Hybrid powered SUV at New York International Auto Show this year and Nissan boss Andy Palmer told the media that new SUV is likely to come to Europe with hybrid power. This new SUV will lead the race in Nissan models and sitting above the SUV range of Nissan that includes Qashqai, Juke, and X-Trail. It would likely be available for sale in 2015 and prices are expected at £35000. Nissan believes that the new Hybrid power SUV would be an important model for the UK and Europe markets as it is powered by hi-Tec technologies and features with superior quality engines.

Nissan-Murano-Dash-2014

Nissan-Murano-Dash-2014

Along with all Hybrid models, there is a strong expectation for a new diesel model and it is likely to be offered with new twin turbo 1.6 Litre engine from Renault. It is a 1.6 Litre twin turbo dci engine that can produce 158bhp of power and 380nm of torque while it will be combined with a light weight body and very competitive fuel economy with controlled CO2 emissions.

2013 Resonance Concept Car was the first platform where this new concept was unveiled first and according to the Nissan’s boss; it shows an entirely new design direction for Nissan. The all new Murano has acquired some features from its predecessors and fellows such as LED lights and bonnet design from Qashqai and grille from Juke.

Mississippi production facility will host the production of this new model and to be exported to over hundred markets across the globe. Although Nissan has not officially confirmed its introduction to the Europe but we hope to see it at Nissan selling locations across the Europe some time in 2015.

2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid is Making its Debut at New York Motor Show

Hybrid HyperCar is becoming a trend these days and Hybrid enthusiasts are seeing Nissan in the action in this field and they have confirmed that the 2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid will make its public debut at the New York Auto show and it will have 800 horsepower collectively from engine and Hybrid powertrain.

GT-R

GT-R

The 2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid is likely to rival new Acura NSX, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder. “The GT-R has always been the idea of reasonable value for your money but with utmost performance, always beating its far-more expensive rivals,” said Taro Tsujimoto, Director of Applied Technology, Supercars under Nismo, “If a fancy Honda can be deliberate by some to be a HyperCar, why not make the decisive high-performance car possible?” The 3.8 litre twin-turbo V-6 is mated to an electric motor and a seven speed dual-clutch gearbox. Two electric motors are fitted directly in the front wheels that can autonomously vector the torque. Nissan says the system is capable of generating a combined output of around 800 hp and 847 lb-ft of torque.

GTR 3.8 litre v8 engine

GTR 3.8 litre v8 engine

GT-R Hybrid is still subjected to some fundamental changes. measures in order to decrease the weight are everywhere, and no feature was too-small to ignore: the engine air filter has been swapped, the navigation screen is now blanked, the glove box is now made of injection-moulded thermoplastic olefin, and the tire pressure labels have been adjusted by a half-an-inch to lower the centre of gravity of the new GT-R. The GT-R Hybrid will speed up form 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, but engaging Ultra Attack Mode makes it even faster. The new 2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid will convey supreme enthusiasm on the road, both for its driver and those who ensue to grasp a peep of one on the road.

Nissan Qashqai takes Family Ride Concept to an Entirely New Level.

If you ride the new Nissan Qashqai, the only word flashes into the mind is ‘Outstanding’. Restful drive gets a new sense when it comes to terrifically built – yet very reasonably priced – Nissan Qashqai.

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

The engine line-up for Qashqai comprises a series of diesel and petrol versions. This crossover comes with 4×4 drive option for a wonderful grip and appropriate for hauling around horse boxes and caravans. Reliability of Nissan products is clearly evident as Nissan Qashqai engine problems are rarely recorded.

The 1.5-litre dCi Nissan Qashqai engine returns a combined economy of 57.6 mpg. Some of the petrol models used a 2.0-litre engine. Interior is built with supreme quality materials in such a way that makes you a die-hard lover at the very first look and the upholstery is so fine that stepping out of it seems almost impossible.

Nissan Qashqai Roomy interior

Nissan Qashqai Roomy interior

The cabin on the other hand, has an adequate room to accommodate the whole family without any constraints. Seats are designed so well and a large suspension makes getting in and out hustled free. Wind and road noise suppressed to fairly low level. The boot area is handsomely capacious than of its rivals and offers a gigantic 410 Litre cargo space. It definitely will not be amplification if you call Nissan Qashqai the best value for your precious money.

Nissan Smart Mirror Composes Elegant Rear-View and Obsolete Driver’s Neck

Driving techniques are now changed totally where different technologies help the driver in order to enhance its driving experience. There are a bunch of sensors, several cameras, different apps and several sophisticated mechanisms fitted in the modern automobiles that play their part while driving. Drivers don’t need to do a lot when these technologies are working but make wise decisions in order to use these technologies. In this area even small things help and are easy to take granted as turning your head while parking your vehicle.

nissan-smart-rear-view-mirror

nissan-smart-rear-view-mirror

Nissan is now ready to introduce a relatively old technology with new aspects of using this technology; it is a “rear-view smart mirror”. It is not a conventional mirror but it will work just as the conventional mirror does. It is actually a rear camera attached with a HD display to show you every activity behind you.
Though it is not an exclusive invention in the automotive world as several automakers are using rear cameras, however the images received from this camera are very high quality and projected onto the central stack screen used for navigation and infotainment functions.
Nissan’s rear-view system has several new aspects that allow the drivers to turn their rear-view mirrors into the displays by flipping the switch and gives the drivers with better larger view. This application used a specifically developed camera with 1.3 million pixels narrow angel attributes.

Nissan says, “The wide-angle cameras typically used in this application produce poor-quality images when paired with the LCD mirror screens”
The all new Nissan ZEOD RC is likely to be blessed with this technology, by the way, it a Hybrid race car that will participate in the 24Hours of Le Mans and Nissan says,” it will both improve visibility for the drivers and make cars more aerodynamic” Nissan further says that they are introducing this system in the production car by next year.

For city drivers! Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T engines represent the sweet spot in the range

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

The 1.2 DIG-T is the only petrol powered vehicle in the Nissan Qashqai range at instigate. The Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T engines turns out marginally extra power and considerably more torque than the 1.6-litre petrol engine that was built-in in the standard model. Obviously, it is likely to be the largest selling engine with almost 42 percent extra sales.

The new car also accounts enhanced fuel saving and CO2 emissions than the model it reinstated, and has claimed fuel economy of 50.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 129g/km; previously it was claimed 45.6mpg and 144g/km. Other tweaks such as start/stop technology and regenerative alternatives are standard on the entire Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T but the sad part of the story starts from the transmission where only six speed manual gearbox is available with 1.2 DIG-T engines but some automatic transmissions are available with 1.6 Litre diesel engines. Nissan Qashqai 2014 model like all other Nissan front wheel drive versions is equipped with McPherson strut front suspension and a twist beam rear and MK2 Qashqai range is equipped with double piston shock absorbers which are projected to be able of generating both a good ride over both low and high frequency bumps and a entirely re-engineered steering system with power driven system. The 1.2 DIG-T power train is sophisticated and calm.

2014-Nissan-Qashqai

2014-Nissan-Qashqai

If you are bit worried about performance then you must know that it has not a spotless performance and Nissan claims it’ll take 11.3sec to get the sprint of 62mph, but for a car like Qashqai, its 115mph top speed is basically academic. There’s upright performance from step off and it feels sufficiently swift around town.
It gives you utmost driving pleasure and impresses while cruising on the motorway.
Where the 1.2 DIG-T engines really impress is at a steady-state motorway cruise and the engine is amazingly calm.

Nissan Altima, the Company’s first Hybrid

The Nissan Altima was initially introduced in 1993 in order to replace the discontinued Stanza which was much-criticised in those days. The Altima was released as a new compact car for US auto markets and it was based on the Bluebird SSS and took the name ‘Stanza Altima’ and eventually the name Stanza was removed and Altima took its command with five speed manual and four speed automatic transmissions. In 1998, second generation was introduced and continued till 2001 and then third and fourth generations in 2002 and 2007 respectively.

Nissa-Altima-Electric-Hybrid

Nissa-Altima-Electric-Hybrid

Nissan signed an agreement with Toyota to utilise its hybrid technology to renovate the Nissan Altima fuel-efficient car that can accomplish the desires of fuel economy conscious customers. It was the first Hybrid car ever made by Nissan and become Altima Hybrid Electric Company’s first hybrid and started a new epoch for Nissan. Initially the Nissan Altima Hybrid was powered by 4-cylinder 2.5 Litre engine of 158bhp and an electric motor of 40 Bhp, was introduced in selected segments of auto markets in USA as well as being made available in Canada. It became a right rival for the Toyota Prius which has snatched the lion share of the US market for Hybrid cars.

The aspiration was to present the precise technology to the spot on market at the correct time. Secondly its production was aspired by an ultra low emissions aim. Indeed the Nissan Altima Hybrid is capable of achieving 36mpg on average and has been certified as meeting the emission regulations of those areas in US. Regenerative braking technology is an exclusive addition in the Nissan Altima Hybrid in order to recharge the batteries pack. Resistance from braking process runs the generator and it powers the electric motor. The Nissan Altima Hybrid uses regenerative braking technology to recharge the hybrid system’s batteries and it is also capable of pulling off all-electric mode during the preliminary acceleration stage.

Nissan Juke 1.5 Litre Dci Engine Gets Updated

Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine which offers 89bhp of power and 147lb-ft of torque. Whatever power it does generate is delivered efficiently, but it is a grumbled unit when accelerated. Well, again its high-speed sophistication is quite good, which is conked out only by a small amount of road noise. Different road tests show that the 1.5 litre dci diesel engine in the Juke returns an exceptional 62mpg, which was accomplished over an average urban cycle. This 1.5-litre dci diesel returns 92g/km of CO2 emissions, which is likely to report for approximately 40 per cent of classified sales. It is a well-known engine and the only four cylinders in the range.

Nissan Juke Engine

Nissan Juke Engine

The petrol powered engines are naturally aspirated and supercharged versions of Nissan’s 1.2-litre. Nissan Juke is now accessible with an improved 1.5 dci diesel engine. The diesel sales are almost one third of the Juke’s 19,000 units sold in the UK so far, and that accomplishment is set to persist thanks to the detail where it shows that the engine is almost 14 percent efficient and economical than its predecessors and there is no price change in the Juke. The enhanced 1.5-litre dci engine has the same 108bhp power output but offers an extra 20Nm of torque, intriguing the total to 260Nm. Supermini SUV has the same 0-62mph dash time, at 11.2 seconds and the same 109mph top speed. The immense upgrading has been ended with fuel economy with a new turbocharger; variable oil pump and stop start technology fitted as standard. CO2 emissions plunge by 12 per cent, from 124g/km to 92g/km, too which means low road tax. The gear ratios has been revised for the new Juke where first and second are now shorter to perk up response, while third to sixth are longer to get benefit of the additional torque. This car also comprises three driving modes Eco, Normal and Sport. Eco mode gives a torque capped at 220Nm, while the throttle pedal feeling is compacted. The 1.5litre dci engine now exists across the Juke range, as well as in the new N-tec trims but range-topping NISMO has not received this updated engine.

2014 Nissan Cube engines offer sufficient power

The 2014 Nissan Cube gives a relaxing ride and a spacious cabin, while it is easy to manoeuvre in taut places, but its exclusive interior approach isn’t for everybody. Its competitors have snappier behaviour.

Nissan Cube

Nissan Cube

A four-cylinder engine is equipped in the Nissan cube 2014, which offers sufficient control in most circumstances, though acceleration is lethargic while overtaking on the motorway. The Cube is alert from the start with standard six-speed manual transmission, than with the optional continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The Cube has an estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on motorway when the engine is mated with CVT transmission but these stats are bit below average for an inexpensive small car. On the other hand, overall performance shows that the Cube is a fuel efficient vehicle than its main rivals like the Kia Soul and the Scion xB. Sporty driving dynamics of the cube are poor and driver engagements are also average, but it has a comfortable ride, accurate steering and muscular brakes. Its tight turn-off radius makes it effortless to park in tight spaces. For the European markets Nissan will launch a 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine range, with the choice of manual or CVT transmissions.

Nissan Cube Engines 2014

Nissan Cube Engines 2014

The range topping engine for Japanese market is a 1.5X petrol. It is also mated with a CVT transmission with a complex column shift; Euro-spec cars will receive a centrally mounted shifter. Test drivers agree that the 2014 Nissan Cube has an exclusive interior design with bold enunciation like an undulate upshot upper perimeter. While some are tricked by these touches, others say that they’re simply a commotion from the use of hard plastic materials. Standard characteristics consist of a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth phone connectivity, an iPod interface, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls and keyless entry. Elective characteristics include a touch-screen navigation system, a rear-view camera, an audio system, a USB port, satellite radio, automatic climate control and push-button start.

Nissan’s M9R Diesel Engine is packed with environmental friendly technologies

Nissan M9R engine was first time introduced in Europe in 2007 which exclusively come together with all building blocks from power to affordability which are necessary to make a quiet engine and the M9R is a clean diesel engine which considerably trims down NOx (mono-nitrogen oxides NO and NO2)and PM (particulate matters) emission levels. Particulates or particulate matter (PM) are micro pieces of solid or liquid substances associated with ambience and atmosphere of the earth.

Nissan M9R engine

Nissan M9R engine

These particles have the ability to suspend in the atmosphere as atmospheric aerosol and harmfully affect human health and also bang on environment and rainfall. To overcome these harmful effects of emissions Nissan has put its great efforts and in order to enable high combustion competence, the M9R engine utilizes the latest common rail fuel injection system with 1600bar and high exactitude piezo electric controlled injectors that react four times quicker than conventional procedures. By arranging the exhaust and inlet ports “in opposition,” a dual swirl effect is formed to improve the supply of the air and fuel blend for improved ignition effectiveness. In addition, an intervallic regeneration diesel particulate filter (DPF) offers the potential to repeatedly eliminate particulate matter from the exhaust.

The Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTC) is also installed on the M9R engine for better efficiency; more swift catalyst activation System configuration offers ever cleaner emissions. Fuel injection system is very improved compared to preceding solenoid trigger systems; the insertion of piezo electric parts permits quicker stroke and has noticeably enhanced fuel injection timing with much improved and précised injection amount. Perfection and improvement in power generation capabilities and torque is comprehended by optimizing the shapes of injection pipes and vanes, minimising the friction, and getting better aerodynamic characteristics. The all new M9R engine has well enhanced Combustion efficiency because of well raised injection pressures to extra high levels up to 1600 bars and it also helped by an advanced control of fuel injection. Simultaneously, the frequency of particulate matter is restrained and Swirl flows are speed up by insertion of exhaust and intake ports in converse positions. This technique allows enhanced the already superior combustion efficiency. It has an all new three step DPF system which entraps the particulate matter and oxidise it at 600°C, and then repeat it continuously.