Q: Qashqai has delayed response when taking off then after few seconds it has loads of power 2011 Nissan Qasqai

asked by on January 27, 2017

Qashqai has a delay when taking off then after few minutes there loads of power
My car has a manual transmission.

Car is hesitating and bucking Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hi there - your vehicle has a relatively small engine, which is also turbocharged - an "air pump" driven by the exhaust - to provide additional power on-demand. Turbocharged engine, especially smaller ones such as your, are subject to hesitation or "lag" while accelerating while the turbocharger spins up. If the delay you speak of is "seconds", this may be normal for this engine. If the delay is "minutes" as you also mention, there may be a problem with the fuel mixture while the engine is cold, which needs attention. Check for problem codes first, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. I then recommend a hesitating engine inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

hello i have a nissan np2oo bakkie. recently my temperature guage keeps goin up and down> 2013 Nissan NP200

Hello - there are several possible cooling system problems which could cause this behavior, low coolant level, a thermostat that is failing - not holding constant temperature, a cooling system that has degraded, and cannot keep up with short-term "extra...

Can a blown head gasket cause a map controlled thermostat not to open?

Hi there. Although a blown head gasket can cause multiple systems to fail throughout the vehicle, is less than likely that it would impact the operation of the thermostat on the radiator. However, it is quite possible that when the...

My car died while driving it

In this case, it sounds like your battery or alternator is failing. If you'd like to get this fixed, certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your stalling issue to determine the exact cause of your...

My vehicle hesitates while im driving..

It sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter that is not allowing the vehicle exhaust to breathe correctly. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere....

How do I quickly defrost the windshield?

If you need to defrost the windshield in a hurry, you can do so. Simply turn the Air Flow Control dial to Defroster, turn the Fan Speed Control dial to maximum, and turn the Temperature Control dial to hot. When...

2011 GMC Terrain issues. Oil pan gasket is leaking?

Assuming you are referring to the oil pan gasket, this is not normal for this to leak often, if at all, and especially this soon after having it replaced in 2015. This may indicate that the gasket may have been...

Bucking during acceleration.

Hi there. It does sound like you have several different problems going on here. The bucking is usually the result of a failure in the throttle position sensor or the air flow meter. Both of these will commonly cause these...

Car is not starting

Hi. In a no start situation, there are always a few items that would need to be looked at. The first thing that is generally done is to read out any trouble codes in the engine computer. If codes are...

Nissan sylphy starting and dying down soon after

Hi There, Black smoke coming from the exhaust is usually an indication of a rich fuel condition. When this happens, this can be the result of many things such as faulty fuel injectors, a failing mass air flow sensor or...

Related articles

2007 Nissan Versa vs. 2007 Saturn Ion: Which One Should I Buy?
Compact cars as a class are generally meant to be commuter vehicles: with excellent gas mileage, an entry-level price point, and decent safety ratings for those who are on the road the majority of their time. These cars also make...
2012 Nissan Rogue vs. 2012 Ford Escape: Which One Should I Buy?
Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) use the chassis of a truck to provide superior structure, with a larger size and often poor gas mileage. While that isn’t always true, SUVs have a raised ground clearance and are generally meant to haul...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Cube
The The unique appearance of the 2012 Nissan Cube draws attention everywhere it goes. However, drivers appreciate the numerous standard features like speed-sensitive steering, keyless entry, cruise control and 16-inch alloy wheels to name a few. The result is a...