NEEDED: Examples of gen 3 electronic steering column lock failures
  • Hi everyone.
    I have been asked to collect as many examples of the ESCL beakdown on other gen 3 cubes in the UK. This includes both those that were fixed under warranty and those that cost you a fortune.
    I know there are other posts documenting this fault but if we can get a list of all those UK owners that have been affected in one place it could help us get a service campaign sorted. Nissan keep telling owners they are the only ones affected which we know isn't true so lets get a list going so we have proof.
    I have some good contacts in place to try and make this happen and if all fails I will go down the watchdog and press route as others have previously suggested but I don't think has been tried yet.
  • There are just over 1000 cubes still registered in the UK so even Nissan don't know how many of their own cars they have left on the roads...

    Trouble is most of the cubes that were sold new went to motability I believe so they won't turn up here and if they failed under that scheme they will have been sorted and the old folks never told what the actual issue was. the car would have then been sold on and no one been any the wiser.
  • This is the thread I started back in December 2013...

    I'll pin it back to the top of this forum page (it was in the past but as you can see there wasn't that much response)

    There are a few names and experiences and dates to add to the list though.
  • Mine failed December 24th 2014. 49000 miles 2010.
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  • when you say a lot of fuel how much are we talking? they are shaped like a brick so aerodynamics isn't on their side and the japanese have the CVT transmission which is a little thrustier than the manual guessing you shouldn't be looking at much more than mid to low 30's mpg wise and that is using UK figures.
    I've got it to start with the improved sequence listed in the comments on this video This isn't a repair so much as a workaround to get the vehicle going again to make it to a garage under it's own power.