Is there a known problem with excessive oil consumption in the Nissan Qashqai 1.2?
I have a 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.2 with only 11,000 miles on the clock, but have had three oil top ups in six months and four software updates. Is there a known problem with excessive oil consumption with this engine please? The garage denies any problems and assures me the latest software updates will cure the consumption.
There is a known problem. Also occurs in the same engine in a Renault Megane. Not universal, though. Might be because the engine was filled with fully synthetic oil on the production line and the piston rings did not bed in. Since yours is overdue an oil change anyway, suggest to the dealer that he tries a slightly heavier semi-synthetic oil, to be changed back to synthetic after 10,000 miles.
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