2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke: Minor Service and Recall

September 21, 2011

Juke Service.jpg I took our Nissan Juke to get a minor service today. When the service advisor ran the Juke's VIN, he noticed that it was subject to a recall. I turned up this information after a bit of searching in the Juke owners' forum:

"Nissan has determined that some model year 2011 Juke vehicles manufactured through December 13, 2010 are equipped with an improperly functioning on-board diagnostics (OBD) system that may illuminate a Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) when a malfunction does not exist. To remedy this condition, Nissan is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to reprogram the Engine Control Module (ECM) at no charge for parts or labor."

Juke MIL.jpg The MIL light is the "Service Engine Soon" message you see in the above photo. This is the first time I have seen a warning light like this. "Service engine soon" seems more like a maintenance reminder to me. I prefer the more obvious "Check Engine" light or the word "Check" within the outline of an engine light.

Which "check engine" light makes the most sense to you?

Total Cost: $81.65
Days out of service: 0

Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Associate @ 11,865 miles

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