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Old 9th September 2014, 22:17   #586
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Where did you buy the armrest from? What is the cost? Recently I saw in Groupon online shopping site for somwhere around 1000/- a piece. But Duster or Terrano name was not mentioned though many other cars were mentioned.
Sorry for the late reply again i brought mine from Amazon India , the armrest itself is fine the problem is if u you put too much pressure it breaks off to counter this i went to a local lathe shop in my town and got it reinforced now it is strong enough and will take weight. i feel even for the 110 with Ac as Hillman said a new base can be made and it will work

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Thanks HillMan. My Terrano has rear AC vent so I guess this universal arm rest can't be fitted? Have you come across any option for Duster/Terrano with rear AC vents?

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The rear A/C on Terrano. Is that just a blower without cooling adjustments?
I ask because a friend who bough said so. I didnt get a chance to check it out though.

The Duster rear A/C unit has a condenser with cooling adjustments. So it is actually a Dual A/C car. Did Nissan replaced this unit with a blower.
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Quick question:
The rear A/C on Terrano. Is that just a blower without cooling adjustments?
I ask because a friend who bough said so. I didnt get a chance to check it out though.

The Duster rear A/C unit has a condenser with cooling adjustments. So it is actually a Dual A/C car. Did Nissan replaced this unit with a blower.
Terrano rear AC is also similar to Duster - has a condenser with cooling adjustments.
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Respected T-BHPians, and proud owners of the Nissan Terrano - I recently became a proud owner of one too ! Hours of research, reviews, T-BHP perspectives - and finally fell for her ! When I look back - I tell myself .. 'wow', did I do anything less than a PhD?

Amidst all the excitement, few aspects have left me feeling quite perplexed, and I wonder whether anyone has encountered anything similar

1. Door Noises - The car has been plagued with rattles on the door from day two. It has made 3 trips to the dealer, and they mentioned about door strikers needing replacement ( apparently a known issue for certain batch of cars). They changed those, and while most of it got checked - it seems to be getting back once again on one of the rear doors.

2. A hammering feel on the accelerator when driving over bumps (even small ones). A feeling of something hitting a spring is what filters through the accelerator pedal. The dealer tells me that's quite normal, but it is something I cannot digest.

3. A/c - even when the blower is set to 'face position', I do feel air leaking near the foot well. Can that happen, or does that happen?

4. The engine also does have some audible clatter when accelerating while cold - seems to settle down later.

Have any one of you encountered the above? Seeking your experiences and suggestion on these observations.
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Dear Sudipto, It seems Terrano has 'quality control' issues. My Terrano, bought in Jan 2014, had 'Door Noise' . The doors have been adjusted 4 times, last being on 10th September and the noise has started again. The last time it was shown to the dealer, I was assured that 'door strikers' will be replaced next time. But again the doors were adjusted and for 3 days it was fine, and now back to irritating door noise. The very fact that 'door strikers' need replacement shows there is a design fault. the replacement strikers are slightly bigger in diameter.
Another 'design flaw' as mentioned by the mechanic is with 'height adjustable driver seat'. Mine had started creaking after about 4 months. The seat frame (railings) have been repaired 'free of cost' under warranty. They have seen a lot of Terranos with this problem. The problem is not there if seat is kept in full down position, but if it is kept a little bit raised also, where there is no support of the bottom frame, the frame bends and starts to rattle.
Front suspension/steering noise when going through uneven road surface, especially where there are 'joints' in the road/ flyover surface. The problem has been there from the beginning and every time I take it to the dealer, it is re-torqued and the noise stops for a few days.
Am planning to write to Nissan India to make them aware. A team from the company had visited Torrent Motors, Mumbai, and I had shown them all the problems & they had promised to revert back, so far no response.
Am disappointed with the quality. They should have ironed out the defects before launching as same were reported in Duster also.
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Mine is a 2013 85PS Terrano (initial batch). Run over 13000KMs of "bad" Bangalore roads.
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1. Door Noises - The car has been plagued with rattles on the door from day two. It has made 3 trips to the dealer, and they mentioned about door strikers needing replacement ( apparently a known issue for certain batch of cars). They changed those, and while most of it got checked - it seems to be getting back once again on one of the rear doors.
Nope. there has been no rattling on any of the 5 doors. Trust me, I am really fuzzy about cabin noise & even drive miles with the stereo turned off to catch such bugs

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2. A hammering feel on the accelerator when driving over bumps (even small ones). A feeling of something hitting a spring is what filters through the accelerator pedal. The dealer tells me that's quite normal, but it is something I cannot digest.
There is no reason to digest any of that. It sounds absolutely wrong! There is no feel on any of the pedals while hitting bumps or potholes. Please have it looked at immediately. Email Nissan if local dealer is coming up with such stories.

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3. A/c - even when the blower is set to 'face position', I do feel air leaking near the foot well. Can that happen, or does that happen?
Yes. I have encountered the same problem in my car. While adjusting it sounds as though some piece of plastic is rolling around inside the duct. The airflow regulator is cheap!

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4. The engine also does have some audible clatter when accelerating while cold - seems to settle down later.
Yes. Normal I suppose for a Diesel. Try not to rev hard immediately after start up.
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Got the seats done at Imperial Leather. Used Nappa leather and have to say, the workmanship looks professional. You be the judge.
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Respected T-BHPians, and proud owners of the Nissan Terrano - I recently became a proud owner of one too !
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Have any one of you encountered the above? Seeking your experiences and suggestion on these observations.
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Am disappointed with the quality. They should have ironed out the defects before launching as same were reported in Duster also.
Dear Sudipto and Mathuro
Mine is a June 2014 110 PS Terrano and I have noticed the below issues.

1) Door rattling noise. As per my observation, it comes only from boot door and that too only when I go over pot holes . My Terrano already made a futile trip to Shahwar Nissan service station in Bangalore for this issue. They promptly returned the Car after misplacing the SD card in my navigation system without fixing the rattling issue. I need to give it back again; not been able to do so due to my hectic schedule and travel. Thanks for the 'door strikers' hint; will get it checked again soon.

2) I have started getting the driver and front passenger seat creaking issue recently. I have not got it checked so far. Again @Mathuro, thanks for the hint. I always drive in high seating position; so even if they fix it looks like it can come back.

No other issue so far and extremely happy about ride and handling in general but these niggles so early are disheartening. (I drove Ford Fiesta SXI Diesel for 4 years before this and did not have a single niggle)
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I missed one additional issue.

3) The wiper blades are flimsy and I am not too happy with the speed adjustment and wiper action itself. In addition, when wiper is at its lowest speed I can hear the "click" noise inside the cabin which is a bit irritating. I complained to Shahwar Nissan but they mentioned it as an expected behavior. I am not happy with this click noise. Have you faced this issue?
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1) Door rattling noise. As per my observation, it comes only from boot door and that too only when I go over pot holes . My Terrano already made a futile trip to Shahwar Nissan service station in Bangalore for this issue. They promptly returned the Car after misplacing the SD card in my navigation system without fixing the rattling issue. I need to give it back again; not been able to do so due to my hectic schedule and travel. Thanks for the 'door strikers' hint; will get it checked again soon.
Most likely the door striker is new size already. No harm in getting it verified anyway.

Also check the tool box. Specially the wheel spanner. If not fastened properly, it makes noise while hitting potholes. In a hurry usually the service guys fix the spanner only to one clamp. It has 2 clamps to attach.

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I missed one additional issue.

3) The wiper blades are flimsy and I am not too happy with the speed adjustment and wiper action itself. In addition, when wiper is at its lowest speed I can hear the "click" noise inside the cabin which is a bit irritating. I complained to Shahwar Nissan but they mentioned it as an expected behavior. I am not happy with this click noise. Have you faced this issue?
Have a Duster and I get the clicking sound. Just posted about this in the Duster thread.

Pretty wierd of Renault-Nissan- Duster is not a new launch, its been around for 5-6 years now and bestseller in many countries.
They should have been able to sort out such trivial issues. OR the French feel that they have made such a great masterpiece that it doesn't need any tinkering now on feedback from the "locals"
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Dear Sudipto and Mathuro
Mine is a June 2014 110 PS Terrano and I have noticed the below issues.
2) I have started getting the driver and front passenger seat creaking issue recently. I have not got it checked so far. Again @Mathuro, thanks for the hint. I always drive in high seating position; so even if they fix it looks like it can come back.
Same here. Anyone else getting similar issues with the seats?
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Dear Sudipto and Mathuro
Mine is a June 2014 110 PS Terrano and I have noticed the below issues.

1) Door rattling noise. As per my observation, it comes only from boot door and that too only when I go over pot holes . My Terrano already made a futile trip to Shahwar Nissan service station in Bangalore for this issue. They promptly returned the Car after misplacing the SD card in my navigation system without fixing the rattling issue. I need to give it back again; not been able to do so due to my hectic schedule and travel. Thanks for the 'door strikers' hint; will get it checked again soon.

2) I have started getting the driver and front passenger seat creaking issue recently. I have not got it checked so far. Again @Mathuro, thanks for the hint. I always drive in high seating position; so even if they fix it looks like it can come back.

No other issue so far and extremely happy about ride and handling in general but these niggles so early are disheartening. (I drove Ford Fiesta SXI Diesel for 4 years before this and did not have a single niggle)
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Dear Sudipto, It seems Terrano has 'quality control' issues. My Terrano, bought in Jan 2014, had 'Door Noise' . The doors have been adjusted 4 times, last being on 10th September and the noise has started again. The last time it was shown to the dealer, I was assured that 'door strikers' will be replaced next time. But again the doors were adjusted and for 3 days it was fine, and now back to irritating door noise. The very fact that 'door strikers' need replacement shows there is a design fault. the replacement strikers are slightly bigger in diameter.
Another 'design flaw' as mentioned by the mechanic is with 'height adjustable driver seat'. Mine had started creaking after about 4 months. The seat frame (railings) have been repaired 'free of cost' under warranty. They have seen a lot of Terranos with this problem. The problem is not there if seat is kept in full down position, but if it is kept a little bit raised also, where there is no support of the bottom frame, the frame bends and starts to rattle.
Front suspension/steering noise when going through uneven road surface, especially where there are 'joints' in the road/ flyover surface. The problem has been there from the beginning and every time I take it to the dealer, it is re-torqued and the noise stops for a few days.
Am planning to write to Nissan India to make them aware. A team from the company had visited Torrent Motors, Mumbai, and I had shown them all the problems & they had promised to revert back, so far no response.
Am disappointed with the quality. They should have ironed out the defects before launching as same were reported in Duster also.
Thanks Acelerar for for your insights

1) Now I am convinced that there are indeed quality issues ! The dealer guys somehow have tried to convince me that I hear 'more' , but it is clear they have door rattle problems. 3 months and 4 visits to the workshop already !!!! They have also replaced the rubber beading now on the front right door to kill the noise.

2) Wipers - they do create a reasonable amount of din when on speed 3 - not a click, but subdued thuds. They said they fixed it, but I continue to hear them. The obvious answer then is 'normal'

3) Yes, absolutely road joint noises come through sharp. It was acute after delivery till I realized that the tyre pressure was 45 ! Finally better after reducing pressure, but it does come through. Clearly, the spring like thump on the accelerator pedal is truly annoying. The initially told me that the mounting of the exhaust pipe had some kind of relationship with this, and that it has been fixed, but that was clearly not the case

4) MMI SD card missing ..... wow this is Deja vu ! Mine disappeared too on the 3rd visit to the service center ! This is chilling to hear

Anyways they have assured me action, and my next visit is in October ...
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5) Dashboard - Check the Caska system running
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Hey, how much did you have to shell out for the Caska? Also how is the user experience so far? Did you change the stock speakers after this?
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Hey, how much did you have to shell out for the Caska? Also how is the user experience so far? Did you change the stock speakers after this?
It was quoted for 36K, I got additional 3K discount since OVRM indicators that showroom was supposed to give free was out of stock. So it came to 33K.

Caska Experience has been really good. GPS works great. Reverse Camera works great and clear visibility in night also (Caska came with reverse camera). DVD display quality is excellent.
I didn't change the stock speakers but I feel Terrano speakers are good enough.

Three things I didn't like in Caska are:
1) External cable for USB; original USB slot can't be used with Caska
2) DVD display or navigation display visibility is poor in bright sun light.
3) Caska ASS is horrible. I mean they try to address your issue but technicians don't know a thing.
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