Nissan Jukes are highly reliable subcompact crossover SUV’s but that doesn’t mean that they are immune to wear and tear; all components of a car will need replacing at one point.
That is why we have produced this guide for drivers which answers the most commonly asked Nissan Juke questions.
The recommended tyre pressure levels of your Nissan Juke will be included in your car owner’s manual, as the accurate level can vary depending on model year and series.
This recommended level can also be found on the tyre placard which is stuck on the inside of your car driver’s door.
Your tyre pressure can be checked at a variety of location; firstly, all petrol stations will have a designated point to check and top up tyre pressures.
Finally, tyre pressure can also be conveniently checked at home with a handheld tyre pressure gauge (these cost only £10).
To use a handheld pressure gauge:
Take the valve cap of your tyre
Place the gauge onto the valve stem and press down until the hissing noise stops
Your gauge will now provide a reading (digital or against a measurement unit)
Write down the reading and remove gauge, attach valve cap back onto tyre
Repeat process for all four tyres
The tyre pressure management system warning light (TPMS) can be found on your dashboard.
If this light illuminates the first point of call is to check the tyre pressure of all four of your tyres.
Check the levels against the value found in your owner’s manual or tyre placard.
Once amended, the warning light should go out upon your next drive.
If the light remains illuminated, it is likely that you either have a puncture on your hands or the TPMS system is faulty and needs a reset.
To reset the Nissan Juke TPMS tyre pressure warning light:
Put your key in the ignition and switch your car to “on” without starting engine.
Press and hold down the reset button (this is normally found under the steering wheel) until the low-pressure warning light blinks thrice.
Release the button and start your engine.
Let the vehicle run for 20 mins to let computer calibrate all sensors.
Turn ignition off and the system is reset.
This process will differ slightly depending on your vehicles model year and series so refer to your handbook for the exact procedure required for TPMS reset.
Dashboard warning lights are hugely important in informing the driver of arising issues and impending repairs.
On the Nissan Juke, blue and green warning lights are information providers; non-urgent and merely useful.
Amber or yellow lights point you in the direction of maintenance which is required but not dangerous.
Upon the illumination of an amber light, drivers should investigate the corresponding area rapidly.
Red lights, and especially flashing red, represent an urgent and potentially dangerous problems.
The engine light or malfunction indicator light will glow amber to indicate an issue.
It can represent a multitude of issues with your engine from something as minor as a loose cap to major and costly engine damage.
In order to properly assess the lights meaning, stop driving as safe as possible and contact a mechanic quoting engine management light illumination via our site.
The oil service warning light reset process for your Nissan Juke will vary depending on your car’s model year and country of manufacture.
However, for the majority of models the process is as follows:
Turn ignition to “ON” but do not start the vehicle’s engine
Two buttons sit on the dash, press the one to the right until spanner icon appears.
Release the button and switch off the ignition.
Turn ignition “ON” again
Hold in both buttons on dash until the spanner icon disappears
Turn ignition off and start engine
Engine coolant must be checked every 24,000 miles or 2 years. Annually, it is recommended by Nissan that you undertake a full service, as well as an interim service if your mileage is particularly high.
The oil that comes most highly recommended for the Nissan Juke is 5W-30 fully synthetic oil.
The oil capacity of your Nissan Juke varies depending on the model year and country of manufacture.
Although most models of the Juke have a capacity of around 4.5 litres. Consult your owner’s manual for an accurate figure.
A Nissan Juke oil leak could be the result of a multitude of issues from minor to extremes.
Identifying the source of the leak is sometimes the lengthiest part of the repair.
Therefore, we would recommend that you contact a leak specialist garage to assess the issue for an efficient diagnosis and repair.
The more rapidly you deal with the repair, the likelihood is that the bill will be less costly.
Front suspension issues have cropped up with a vast number of Jukes due to problems with the inner tie rod ends.
This can be avoided or at least picked up on if close inspection is given to these parts during a routine oil change.
The oil feed tube which is connected to the turbo becoming clogged is a widely reported cause of turbocharger failure with the Nissan Juke.
A sign of this being the case is a sluggish acceleration as well as dashboard warning light illumination.
If you have any suspicion that this issue is present, make sure to contact a trained mechanic to take a look.