Last post on Aug 21, 2009 at 8:23 PM
You are in the Nissan X-Trail
What is this discussion about?
#327 of 336 Re: We want it, and we'll get it - or something close... [steve_]
May 27, 2007 (7:54 pm)
Yikes. To think I laid the groundwork for that...
Roundabout - I though you were in Idaho. Isn't that a Massachusetts thing? Except for Yes fans, of course.
#328 of 336 Re: We want it, and we'll get it - or something close... [ecotrklvr]
by steve_ HOST
May 27, 2007 (8:20 pm)
They are starting to show up everywhere - keeps traffic moving and saves gas. But there's only one here at the moment that I know of - another big one is in the works (a 5 way getting converted).
It may wind up like Swindon before it's finished.
#329 of 336 X Trail security system
Jul 05, 2007 (5:01 pm)
I've bought a 2006 X Trail and would like to know how the security system works. I'm new to this type of security. The manual isn't much help. Does just locking the door activate it? If someone breaks into the car and hot wires it is the ignition killed?
#330 of 336 Re: X Trail security system [dollard1]
Jul 10, 2007 (9:30 am)
The X-Trail security system, which is coded to your personal ignition key prevents a thief from hot wiring the ignition as no amount of attacking the column lock & wiring will enable the person to defeat the system. The keys have a chip code that only a Nissan dealer can replace and is the reason why extra keys cost $130 or more for a replacement. Other than having a tow truck lift and carry your car away, you're well protected. The red light on your dash should be flashing at all times to indicate the system is operable, too. If not, see your dealer to check it out - Waterloo Guy
#331 of 336 Re: X Trail security system [b10609]
Jul 10, 2007 (1:06 pm)
Thanks. In the meanwhile I visited a Nissan dealer and found out most things. Some things they mentioned;
I had been locking the car by pushing the door button and now know that doesn't turn on the alarm system. You have to use the key or the fob to arm it. Once armed, if someone opens the door, say after smashing the window, the horn alarm will sound. This might prevent someone from stealing stuff you have in the vehicle. The alarm is disarmed when you unlock the door with the fob or your key. This disarming is mechanical not electronic. So if you had a spare key made that didn't have a chip in it you could unlock the car but not start the car.
I think the key and fob should be carried separately. If you have them on the same key chain and you loose it it would be very easy for someone to find and take your car. I never use the fob myself. I guess it is for when your hands are full.
#333 of 336 Getting an XTrail to the USA
Jun 08, 2007 (9:26 am)
Has anyone gone through the process of importing an Xtrail to the USA? What's involved? How hard/expensive is it? Where do I get started?
#335 of 336 Re: Getting an XTrail to the USA [giazas]
Aug 21, 2009 (7:52 pm)
I donīt know if this helps. I drove an X-Trail 2005 bought in Mexico but made in Japan. I was told I can have it titled here in Missouri since It has passed the DEQ controls in two occasions and there is some paper work to fill out if I want to get it done. It is a fuel efficient vehicle, easy to drive but I am not too savvy to get it fixed if something goes wrong. the local Nissan dealer has been able to service but I am not sure they would be able to fix a major problem. I have considered to sell it here if I get through the process. I was also considering taking it back to Mexico if the title or the sale wonīt work. I came to the US a year ago in June 2008, so, it is in almost mint condition.
#336 of 336 Re: Getting an XTrail to the USA [artista]
by steve_ HOST
Aug 21, 2009 (8:23 pm)
Nissan sold the X-Trail in Canada for a while too, but dumped it in '08 for the Rogue. That may help you get it titled since most Canadian vehicles can be imported to the US.