We had intermittent starting issues with our Cube for over a year. We replaced the starter switch, plugs, etc. The folks at Firestone and AAA took me down a rabbit trail costing me hundreds. Still no remedy. I finally took it to a Nissan specialist and they diagnosed it as a head gasket issue. It cost $800 but after the head gasket was replaced, no issues and it’s been two years. Have your local shop do a chemical test to see if you have a head gasket leak.I have owned my little cube for 9 years and 130K+ miles. It has honestly been the most reliable car I have ever owned (and I am mid 50s)
I have been having starting issues on and off for over a year, last week I finally couldn't coax her to start. Here is what happens.
There is power to everything except the starter solenoid. It used to be that when it would act up I could put the key in run position and move the shifter from Park to Neutral and back and it would pretty much always start, on occasion, i would have to let the car roll a couple inches (I honestly don't know if this really made a difference, but the car would start) . Now it will not crank at all. I checked and have voltage at the main starter wire, but I don't get any voltage to the solenoid when the key is in Start position. In the spirit of full disclosure. I am not a mechanic, I don't even play one on TV. I have fixed most problems with my cars over the years with the help of a Haynes manual and a lot of colorful language. I cannot find a Haynes for the cube, but I did manage to find the Nissan Service Manual for the 2011 cube All 4346 pages of it (Yes, Really, 4346 pages). It really hasn't been a lot of help, just gets me to the point I already know and says "Repair the issue". Just really hoping someone on here has had the same or similar issue and can offer me some advise before I completely flatten my forehead on my garage wall. I am ugly enough and don't much enjoy the headaches either.