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2011 Nissan JUKE Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Juke has design flaw with timing chain by marcpilot1

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The Nissan Juke has a timing chain issue and they are breaking at 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 thousand miles rendering the motor useless with bent valves. Then Nissan wont honor the warranty, says its not their fault the timing chain they use breaks. And the replacement motor they have is over 7 thousand dollars and has 1(one) year warranty or 12 thousand miles. And Nissan wants you to buy that or pay off the 2012 broken timing chain blown motor. Everyone that this happened to is pissed.

Reviewed: 2011 Nissan JUKE

4dr SUV turbocharged 188hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Why the 2011 Nissan JUKE?

Fuel economy

It had posted fuel economy was above average and I am single and needed a car good on gas.

Cargo capacity

thought it had more room than it did after one trip to the grocery store and had nowhere to put the remaining 3 bags of groceries.

Why Not the 2011 Nissan JUKE?

Powertrain performance

After 12 months the timing chain snapped! Nissan refused to honor warranty. They said it was not their fault. It broke at 67,000 miles leaving the motor with 3 bent valves and needing a new one. Nissan did offer to install a new engine for 7 thousand more dollars on top of the 17,000 still owed for payoff, 23 thousand with interest. The engine is shot and Nissan is dealing with several people across America right now about faulty timing chains. But if they repair or honor one persons warranty theyre going to have a big dilemma on their hands because so many others will have to be fixed. Theyre engines are blown at 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 thousand miles and up. I am single and have no one to help me and Nissan said sorry, 7 thousand and we will put another motor in. But that warranty, even though brand new and installed by Nissan, has only a 1(one) year warranty. This was not my fault!

Powertrain performance

Nissan is racking up the people who's timing chains are breaking at very low mileages and theyre not honoring anybodys warranties because when a timing chain snaps, the motor seizes up and its over 7 thousand dollars for a new motor. You cant repair Nissans motor when their timing chains break. And everybodys is starting to break at 50, 55, 60 65 70, 75 thousand miles more or less. Its becoming class action. The Juke has a design flaw and Nissan is trying to give the cars away now. Watch out and do your research. Or e-mail me and I will put you in touch with who we have that is organizing this inevitable fight with Nissan. All because they wont take care of a design flaw that they unfortunately have. Its a shame and the juke will be discontinued. I am positive about that folks.

Interior styling

there is absolutely zero room in the car. You think there is at first but its an illusion.


There will be a class action before its all said and done. Just do your research. I dont have to lie. I own a 25 thousand dollar paperweight with 69 thousand miles and refuse to let them put another new engine in it with only a 1(one) year warranty on that one. they inly give a one year on the same exact motor that comes in the 2012 jukes. And it is not fair that I did nothing to cause a timing chain to break but have to make 375 dollar payments for 4 more years and drive absolutely nothing.Why?

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Response from Member5332

11:51 am December 8, 2014

There is a service recall (NTB14-030) to address this issue. It affects some 2011, 2012, and 2013 Jukes.


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