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Used Nissan Micra Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Nissan Micra faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Nissan Micra fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Nissan Micra (1993 - 2002) Fault Guide
Nissan Micra (2002 - Present) Fault Guide


Nissan Micra (1993 - 2002) Fault Guide

View Nissan Micra (1993 - 2002) Fault Guide

We know of 10 NISSAN Micra (1993 - 2002) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 3 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 1 interior problems
  • 3 bodywork issues
  • 2 recalls

Here's an example fault on the NISSAN Micra (1993 - 2002)

What to look for:

Ensure the engine is off. Open the bonnet and look for the four thick HT leads that plug into the front of the engine. Pull the lead off one of the spark plugs and look to see if they are made by NGK or not (it will be etched into the side).

What it means:

Micras need to run on NGK leads. Whilst they can run most of the time on other plugs, you may find the car won't start when damp.

What to do

Negotiate a £30 discount or the spark plugs changed.


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Nissan Micra (2002 - Present) Fault Guide

View Nissan Micra (2002 - Present) Fault Guide

We know of 14 NISSAN Micra (2002 - Present) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 4 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 5 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 3 recalls

Here's an example fault on the NISSAN Micra (2002 - Present)

What to look for:

If the car won't start or turn over, turn the lights on. Get out and see if they are weak or strong.

What it means:

If the car won't start and the lights are weak, you have a flat battery. On early Micras, the VCM programming needed adjusting to stop this happening.

What to do

This should be repaired under warranty.


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