Does anyone know what the SPORT light flashing 16 times on K11 NCVT means?

Dear Micra Club Members,

Please could you help me with this little mystery?

We have a Nissan Micra 1.4 SE Auto K11 with the Jatco RE0F21A NCVT and torque converter. Recently when the ignition is switched on the SPORT light on the dashboard flashes 16 (sixteen) times and then goes out. The SPORT button and light then work normally. I have tried googling this condition but have not been able to find out if this is a fault condition or a service request indicator. The car drives well and is otherwise in very good condition for its age.

I tried putting the Jatco RE0F21A into self-diagnosis mode with a warmed up engine but the sequence did not seem to work. I have seen other pedal/shifter/ignition methods on-line but they seem to be for the older 1993 K11 Micras with the magnetic clutch. There are NCVT memory reset and re-calibration modes but these again seem to be for the pre-facelift 1993 car.

I have heard that the speedometer could be at fault due to a speed sensor or resistor problem but it seems to work correctly and be without any lag.

A year ago the car failed to start due to a faulty fuel pump and was towed to a local garage about a mile away with the front wheels on the ground. I have found that the handbook says that the NCVT version should have been put on a trailer.

I have had suggestions to take it to a Nissan Main Dealer for them to plug in their diagnostic computer for £114+VAT but have heard that this fault gives a no-fault-found quite often - could be wasted money on an old car.

Does anyone know what the SPORT light flashing 16 times means?

Thanks for your help.
 
Dear Micra Club Members,

Please could you help me with this little mystery?

We have a Nissan Micra 1.4 SE Auto K11 with the Jatco RE0F21A NCVT and torque converter. Recently when the ignition is switched on the SPORT light on the dashboard flashes 16 (sixteen) times and then goes out. The SPORT button and light then work normally. I have tried googling this condition but have not been able to find out if this is a fault condition or a service request indicator. The car drives well and is otherwise in very good condition for its age.

I tried putting the Jatco RE0F21A into self-diagnosis mode with a warmed up engine but the sequence did not seem to work. I have seen other pedal/shifter/ignition methods on-line but they seem to be for the older 1993 K11 Micras with the magnetic clutch. There are NCVT memory reset and re-calibration modes but these again seem to be for the pre-facelift 1993 car.

I have heard that the speedometer could be at fault due to a speed sensor or resistor problem but it seems to work correctly and be without any lag.

A year ago the car failed to start due to a faulty fuel pump and was towed to a local garage about a mile away with the front wheels on the ground. I have found that the handbook says that the NCVT version should have been put on a trailer.

I have had suggestions to take it to a Nissan Main Dealer for them to plug in their diagnostic computer for £114+VAT but have heard that this fault gives a no-fault-found quite often - could be wasted money on an old car.

Does anyone know what the SPORT light flashing 16 times means?

Thanks for your help.
Hi Arrow, I have had this very same issue for the past month or two and have not figured out what this error code could be, but I also have a 1.4 SE CVT k11 from 2002, sport light flashing 16 times before disappearing after turning over.

I'm not sure if this is related but it began not long after it had trouble starting a few months back which seemed to be due to a low battery at the time as I had the fan and radio running for some time before starting (very hot day, managed to start just fine about 20mins later though and the battery voltage returned to normal after driving around for a while so was thinking this might be the error even though 16 flashes doesn't seem to be on any official list I can find). I was planning on getting a new battery and trying to clear the error codes stored at some point to see if this resolves it and will update when I can, in the meantime hopefully someone else has also encountered and solved this issue and will post soon.

As an additional note I don't think my issue is speedometer related as it seems to be functioning normally and I have never had an issue so far (although as with many it is always showing approx 5mph above the true speed of the vehicle).

All the best.
 
16 blinks isnt a code according to the manual. Try the following steps:
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And here is AT-7028 to get the codes for the self diagnostic:
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And here are the codes:
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Dear Western and Maarten,

Thank you for your replies to my post and I apologise for taking a while to respond.

Firstly Maarten's very comprehensive information is useful. I have tried the TCM Self-diagnostic Procedure (No Tools) before - albeit with slightly different wording - but it gave no readout on the SPORT light. The problem seems to be that the 16 flashes gets in the way of the error code coming out. I have tried doing the routine very slowly, waiting for the 16 flashes to finish at each turning on of the ignition, but to no avail.

Secondly I considered Westen's suggestion of a low battery voltage. Maarten's data SAT457FA "SPORT indicator lamp - Flickers as shown below" seems to show basically what the SPORT light is doing (but doesn't say 16 flashes exactly). As I have said, the car had been to the garage for a replacement fuel pump when the battery was probably taken off for a long time and also has been through several COVID Lockdowns with a low state of battery voltage so this may be the root of the problem.

I have considered just disconnecting the battery for a while to see if this is an easy fix but l don't have the code for the radio. We may have to live without the radio as I am sure the Nissan Main Dealer would want payment for getting this code back.

I hope Western has had some luck with his fault finding and that a new battery may be the answer.

Hopefully these responses help anyone else who has similar problems.

Thanks for your help Micra Sport Club members.

Yours sincerely,
ARROW
 
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