Nissan Qashqai Timing Belt Or Chain ? (2006 – 2017)

Does A Nissan Qashqai Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Nissan Qashqai. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


Nissan Qashqai
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
2006 - 2013 (J10)1.6 L HR16DE I4 timing chain
2.0 L MR20DE I4 timing chain
1.5 L K9K I4 (diesel)timing belt
1.6 L R9M I4 (diesel)timing chain
2.0 L M9R I4 (diesel)timing chain
2013 - 2017 (J11)1.2 L HR12DDT turbo I4timing chain
1.6 L MR16DDT I4timing chain
2.0 L MR20DE I4timing chain
1.5 L DCI I4 (diesel)timing belt
1.6 L DCI I4 (diesel)timing chain
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Which models have a belt/chain?


2006 - 2013:

From 2006 to 2013 Qashqai vehicles with the HR16DE, MR20DE, R9M and M9R engines have a timing chain while the K9K engine has a belt.

2013 - 2017:

From 2013 to 2017 all Qashqais have a timing chain except the 1.5DCI which is belt driven.