hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,229 miles

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problem #9

Aug 012005


  • miles
I took my truck to the Nissan dealership in fairfield California and was told that they needed to replace the fuel pump terminal, but they had to order the part. They never got back to me and it was never repaired. It was so long ago, I can't even remember the date. I live out of state now, but still have my truck and would like it fixed at no charge to me.

- Medford, OR, USA

problem #8

Feb 102017


  • 65 miles
Takata inflators: Understanding that it is a supercharger and it will not get the fuel mileage as a four-cylinder vehicle I should not be going through this much gas and I do not have my foot in it all the time also my front driver seat is about to dismantle from the floor there is a lot of electrical issues which I'm not sure if that is what is causing sensor problems the check engine light is now on again. I have had over $3000 of my own money put into this truck along with another used motor and supercharger put in right after purchasing this truck used I would not have preferred them buying used I wanted remanufactured but it was not my choice they said. The bed of the truck is also riding out the brake system I also have to redo again which I should not have any issues. And for a supercharger it should have a lot more power than it does. I have documentation to prove that I have spent so far receipts and I do not even like taking the highway at times because I just don't feel like it safe enough to be honest with you and I should not feel that way when I just purchased this truck not even a year ago. This is the first used truck I have ever purchased where I have had so many issues with it I don't know whether not to blame myself to use dealership or the truck itself I fell in love with the truck at first sight but I will never do that again. When it rains and I'm on the highway I will lose power almost to the point where I think the engine and the engine well almost shut off I will have to get off the highway shut the truck down let it sit for about a minute or two turn it back on and then proceed if I still in losing power I will have to shut it off again and then wait until the truck is ready in order for it to have its power back I do not know what the problem is I'm not sure if too much rain is getting into the engine and I'm not sure why

- Putnam, CT, USA

problem #7

Mar 252016


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while parked, there was a fuel odor coming from the vehicle. In addition, there was fuel leaking from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic that the there was corrosion and the fuel sending unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V230000 (fuel system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 115,000.

- Stoystown, PA, USA

problem #6

Nov 272015


  • 134,000 miles
In just under 14 years of owning this vehicle, I now have had to replace the gas tank a third time due to leakage. I do not feel that this should be the responsibility of the owner, due to the frequency of this happening. I believe these tanks are a bad design and with poor material to rust out and leak in such short periods of time. I just can;T believe there have not been numerous injuries or any deaths due to these gas tanks. I have attached pictures of the second gas tank that was replaces about 6-7 years ago. And you can definitely see that it has been leaking. By the way. My truck has always been garage kept and I have yet to find someone that believes my truck is that old due to how nice that it still looks inside and out.

- Catasauqua, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 042008


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Frontier. While driving at an unknown speed, the engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel tank was completely corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred seven years later. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Catasauqua, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 112015


  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Frontier. While driving at various speeds, the check engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank was corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 133,000. The VIN was not available.

- Catasauqua, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 122015


  • 69,000 miles
The frame on these vehicles are unsafe due to persistent corrosion which also carries throughout other parts under the vehicle like their steering. In my case, the rust is settling in and causing the frame to deteriorate despite it only have 69K miles. The concern is obviously having the vehicle crumble during use. Here are just a few other complaints listed on the internet by other owners. www.nissanforums.com/pathfinder/117181-rusted-frame.html nissanproblem.com/2002-Nissan-Frontier-structure-frame-and-members-underbody-shields-problems-defects/ www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/nissan_frontier.html

- Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA

problem #2

Mar 262015


  • 192,000 miles
Was coming to a stop at a traffic light in S.C., when all of a sudden the motor started to race. I immediately turned the motor off. Turned it back on, and had no more problems. This was very frightening. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022013


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he noticed an overpowering wave of a gasoline odor inside the vehicle. The vehicle then stalled while the contact was attempting to accelerate uphill. The vehicle was later towed to an independent mechanic where they advised him that the fuel tank was severely corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised him that the vehicle would have to taken to an authorized dealer for repairs. The failure and current mileages were approximately 110,000.

- Moodus, CT, USA