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#26 of 49 rear door handle recall and electronic key issues
Dec 18, 2009 (6:06 pm)
Well we have had our 2009 Cube for 3 months now. The only issues we have had is a recall notice we received from Nissan regarding replacing the rear door exterior handles and the associated internal brackets. Apparently someone had an issue of breaking them off. We use ours often with twin daughters getting in and out all the time and they seem just fine so far. We do have a more troubling problem tho. One of the electronic keys would not work correctly. It will unlock and lock the doors if you push the buttons on the key but the keyless entry will not work. In addition you can not start the car with it unless you put the device right up next to the start button on the dash. We read the manual and it stated that the problem was due to the battery being weak in the keyless device. Even tho the car is brand new and the battery should last at least 2 years we went ahead and bought a new battery and put in the device only to discover that the problem still exist. Has anyone had a similar problem? Any help would be appreciated. One last thing just came to mind. Is it just us or does anyone else think that that big flat windshield on the Cube is some kind of powerful rock magnet? No kidding we get hit by a sizeable rock weekly. Luckily one has not cracked the windshield yet.
#27 of 49 Re: rear door handle recall and electronic key issues [danielmove]
Mar 18, 2010 (11:28 am)
I have definitely noticed a problem with getting hit with rocks, though this is a common problem in the city where I live. I'm in Calgary, Canada, and the city puts gravel on the road every winter to help with the snow and ice. Come spring, well, let's just say it makes a lot of money for the glass repair companies. Anyway, almost every time I drive down the biggest road in this city, I get hit with a bunch of rocks. I managed to get two chips in my windshield in one week!
#28 of 49 Bait & Switch
Oct 03, 2010 (11:52 pm)
We're looking at the Cube as a possible replacement for our aging Honda Odyssey. However the local Nissan Dealers don't seem to want to sell the Cube steering us to more expensive vehicles. The Cube would serve as our ONLY car for local use and some long-distance trips (less than 500 miles). PBS Motorweek recommends the Cube as a SECOND car rather than an ONLY car. Are any of you Cube owners using a Cube as your ONLY car? We can't afford a new Odyssey.
#29 of 49 Re: Bait & Switch [ben70]
Oct 04, 2010 (10:59 am)
My wife and I have owned our Cube for one year this next month. She drives it 80-100 miles per day commuting to and from work 5 days a week. In addition we have made 2 trips from East Texas to Virginia in it in the last year. The car has not had a single problem other then the one I mentioned in an earlier post regarding the keyless entry remote control device. I would highly recommend the Cube as a primary car. My wife loves hers and this is coming from a person that owned a Lincoln Aviator prior to purchesing the Cube.
#30 of 49 Re: Bait & Switch [ben70]
Oct 05, 2010 (2:58 pm)
Give me a break ! I own a 2010 sl with preferred package.....my only car...my late wife was very comfortable and she had many health issues that made her very uncomfortable in many new cars I tested and it is more solid that a 2006 Prius I owned. Get the preferred package...comes with the reverse camera....imho...the best safety feature you can have !
#31 of 49 Cube Cancellation?
Nov 19, 2010 (12:34 am)
Does anyone know if Nissan plans to discontinue the Cube like in the UK due to disappointing sales? Personally I like the Cube - no "Chopped" roof like the Scion XB and Soul. Good visibility and practical space utilization. Excellent value.
#32 of 49 Re: Cube Cancellation? [ben70]
Dec 11, 2010 (12:35 am)
I hope not - I love to see these running around! I would be interested enough to think about buying one if there wasn't such deafening wind noise on the highway - I do a lot of highway driving.
I know dealers had a LOT of trouble moving these when they first came out - they had many leftovers into the new year that ended up being advertised at several thousand off sticker, which is a huge discount for such an inexpensive model.
Jan 13, 2011 (3:32 pm)
My wife just got a new cube a couple of weeks ago. I love this thing! It's comfortable, relatively quiet (given the shape), and drives extremely well for a small car. I'm driving it more often than she is...it's a fight for the keys every morning. If you're on the fence about a cube, go get one now!!!!
#34 of 49 Re: Cube Test Drive [xbcubecoffins]
Mar 04, 2011 (4:09 pm)
We bought a used 2009 Cube in Sept. 2010. It had only 8K miles on it. I am a short driver (5'2") and am able to adjust the driver's seat to accomodate me as well as the tall driver xcubecoffins. The shag bit came off the dash immediately and MDH took the gummy spot off with "GooGone". The VCT was a bit odd at first, but easy to get used to. With good driving habits, one can get good mileage (42 avg city/hwy)...most of our miles are highway. MDH loves the iPod connections and I love the big speakers. I saw a Soul in a parking lot the other day and feel the Cube is much larger. I like the ease of getting in and out - no hauling oneself out of a low bucket seat like in my Mustang - you know now I'm an older lady! All in all I like the Cube, and one last thing: the stability control is great in winter.
#35 of 49 Re: Bait & Switch [ben70]
Mar 04, 2011 (4:18 pm)
I would be comfortable with the Cube as an only car. It's reliable, comfortable, and deals with all kinds of weather. We've driven it on two long trips and it was enjoyable. DO IT!