Just found this !
"You may want to try this if you haven't already.
The following should put the automatic (N-CVT) gearbox into its self diagnostic test, helping you narrow down any problems youre experiencing.
Self Diagnostic Method:
1. Keeping the ignition off and all pedals released...
Hi, i have a 1998 1.3 Micra with an NCVT gearbox.
It's only just done 40,000 Miles and has an intermittent fault.
The NCVT light comes on and it will not go into drive, the gear selector moves but no drive.
Any suggestions ?