Nissan Micra Maintenance Guides - Common Nissan Micra Repair Questions Answered

The Nissan Micra has been in production for nearly 40 years and its popularity is yet to dwindle. Like all other vehicles, your Micra will require regular service and repairs.

Who Can Fix My Car have compiled a driver's guide which answers the most commonly asked Nissan Micra questions.

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Nissan Micra Tyre Pressure

What is the recommended tyre pressure of a Nissan Micra?

Advised tyre pressure levels will vary depending on the model year and country of manufacture, therefore it is always best to consult your owner’s manual to find out the exact pressure for your own vehicle.

The recommended tyre pressures for the Nissan Micra is 32psi for front tyres and 29 psi for the rear wheels.


Where can I check my Nissan Micra tyre pressure?

Nissan Micra tyre pressure can be checked at home if you purchase a handheld tyre pressure gauge, these only cost around £10 and you can use them to gather a reading with ease and efficiency.

Alternatively, you can check tyre pressure at a petrol station where there will also be the facilities to amend the levels.


What should I do once I see a tyre pressure warning?

If a tyre pressure warning light illuminates on your dashboard, the call to action is checking your tyres.

You can use the aforementioned methods to gather these readings, you must then drive off to ensure that the process is completed. If the light goes out, then you’re good to go!

If not, you may have a puncture repair on your hands, or indeed a faulty TPMS system that needs resetting. 


How do I reset a Nissan Micra tyre pressure light?

The process for Nissan Micra tyre pressure reset differs depending on your car model year and country of manufacture. You can refer to your car owner’s manual for the exact process.


After amending tyre pressures, the way to reset the sensor for the majority of Nissan’s is:

Turn ignition to the "on" position, but do not start the car.

TPMS reset button located under the steering wheel which allows you to re-calibrate the sensors

Push reset button for 3 seconds until light blinks

Start vehicle for 20 minutes then turn off the ignition

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Nissan Micra Warning Lights

What do the warning lights mean on a Nissan Micra?

The colour of the warning light is relative to its meaning. Red lights indicate urgency, an issue that needs attention.

Therefore, if one illuminates on your dash you need to stop as soon as is safe and seek assistance.

Red warning lights often flash or can be accompanied by an audible beep. Blue and green warning lights are purely informational, e.g. to let you know your full beam headlights are on.

An amber or yellow warning light highlight a component that requires attention but is not urgent at this stage.


What does a Nissan Micra Anti-lock braking system warning light mean?

The illumination of the ABS warning light may be a sign that the anti-lock braking system isn’t working properly, and you should seek assistance of a mechanic.

If the ABS light comes on with the brake system at the same time, your car isn’t safe to drive and must be stopped as soon as is safe.


What does the Nissan Micra low oil pressure warning light mean?

The Micra warning light illuminates to alert you of low oil pressure, rather than low engine oil levels. if this light comes on whilst driving, stop as soon as is safe.

Continuing to drive once this light comes on can be dangerous, therefore you should seek assistance quickly. 

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Nissan Micra Service Intervals

When are Nissan Micra service intervals?

Your Nissan Micra should receive a full service every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes soonest.

You are recommended to change engine oil every 5,000 miles or so and the Micra timing belt should be changed every five years or 75,000 miles. 

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Nissan Micra Common Problems

Why is there a rattling noise in my Nissan Micra?

If there is a weird rattling noise coming from your car windows, it is likely that you have a problem with the runner seal. In order to resolve this issue, the runner seal inside the car’s door will need to be adjusted.


Are starting problems common on a Nissan Micra?

In cold and warm weathers, the Micra has had reported issues with the ignition switch overheating.

Thus, causing a difficulty in starting the engine and causing the starter motor to fail. The way to resolve this issue is to replace the ignition switch.

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Nissan Micra Oil

What the best oil to use for a Nissan Micra?

The best oil for the Nissan Micra is a fully synthetic 5W-40 or 5W-30. This oil comes most highly recommended and should be changed every 12 months or so.


What is the oil capacity for a Nissan Micra?

The capacity of your Micra is dependent upon the vehicle’s model year, country of manufacture and engine size.

Generally, Micra’s take 3.5 litres of oil. To find out the exact recommended level of oil in your vehicle, consult your owner’s handbook.


What to do if a Nissan Micra leaks oil?

An oil leak in your Nissan Micra should be a cause for concern and attention.

Often locating the leak is half the battle, and the longer a diagnosis and subsequent repair is left, the more extensive the damage will be.

Therefore, the best course of action is to consult a Nissan Micra leak specialist via Who Can Fix My Car, to locate and fix the problem. 

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Nissan Micra Car Battery

What are the symptoms of a dying car battery?

Car batteries generally have a lifespan of 3-5 years but can of course die prematurely.

There are signs to look out for which indicate that your battery is dying, which may keep repair costs down if caught early by preventing further damage.


Signs that you need car battery replacement:

·        Dimmer lights and faulty electronics

·        Slower starting engine

·        Check engine warning light is illuminated

·        Corroded battery connectors

·        Swollen or misshapen battery case

·        A bad rotten eggs type smell under the bonnet

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