fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,556 miles

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2012 Nissan Juke electrical problems

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2012 Nissan Juke Owner Comments

problem #9

May 252016


  • 48,000 miles


Having problems with the starter. Changed out battery twice within 3 months. The battery is being drained. Not sure why this car is having problems. Had to call aaa for help 3 times. Cannot trust going somewhere. Car may not start once I get to my destination. Have had the car less than 1 year

- Evans, WA, USA

problem #8

Jul 252016


  • 64,000 miles
Purchased brand new in 2012 and I have put 5 new batteries in this car, . the adverage life span is 10 months. I just had the car serviced at 60K and within 1 week the battery was dead ( the dealer admitted did not test the battery at that service) put new battery in dead in 2 months. Dealer has not offered any solution for this problem for the past 3 years. Others owners have complained about the same issue and model and no solution is ever offered. Something is draining it. This is a safety issue. You just do not know when it will die. Always parked when the battery dies, I get it jumped and it starts. All the electrical comes on but the car will not turn over. I drive the car daily for long distances so the altenator will charge.

- Lander, WY, USA

problem #7

Mar 032016


  • miles
The battery was dead on two occasions within 2 weeks. The first time it was parked in my garage and it was morning. The second time it was parked at work. I drove the car to purchase gas at lunch time and when I tried to start it to go home at 4 pm the car would not start. Aaa came and boosted the battery and tightened the connections the first time. The second time aaa just tightened the connections on the battery and the car started. I just purchased this car so I don't know what problems the previous owner had. Why would the connections be loose. I have never had this problem before and this is my sixth vehicle.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #6

Feb 012016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Juke. While the vehicle was parked, it failed to start without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure could not be determined. The battery was replaced, but the failure recurred randomly. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 04/14/16

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 152015


  • 1,000 miles
The battery dies a lot! cannot figure out why, I have been left stranded numerous times, not fun, sometimes I only left my car for half hour or so, I come back and it is dead, have to wait for aaa or a friend, this has been going for several years and just happened again tonight

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 022015


  • miles
2012 Nissan Juke. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle failure to start problems. The consumer stated the failure happened occasionally. The alternator and battery were deemed to be good. When the vehicle failed to start, it initially made an electronic clicking noises; not starter motor clicking noise. The engine did not turn at all and after a couple of times the vehicle would go totally dead. Upon being jump started, the battery and electronics were perfectly fine.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 172015


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Juke. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The battery was replaced; however, the failure recurred five times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Oil City, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 272015

Juke 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Juke. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The contact was unsure about the part that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 6/4/15 the consumer experienced the failure five times. Updated 06/11/15

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #1

Dec 012013

Juke 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
When turning on the air conditioning in the car after engine startup a very strong smell of gas enters the vehicle cabin. The fumes are very strong and unmistakable. This does not happen every time but happens often enough to be a concern. This started I would say within the past 4-6 months, not sure exactly when. Did not take the vehicle to the dealership for concern, was waiting for an oil change interval to come up. I told the dealership about the issue when I took the vehicle for a timing chain replacement tsb. The dealership (weston Nissan in davie, Florida) has said that they could not duplicate the problem. Gas smell/fumes entering the vehicle compartment is a safety/health issue especially when you have a child inside.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

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