really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
109,477 miles

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problem #78

Jun 232020


  • 113,010 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the service engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed the vehicle and determined that the ECM needed to be replaced and programed. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle then was then taken to Nissan at the avenues (10859 philips hwy, jacksonville, fl 32256) but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 10V517000 (engine and engine cooling) as a possible solution to the failure however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that vehicle was previously repaired under the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 113,010.

- St, Johns, FL, USA

problem #77

Dec 062019


  • 98,750 miles
Filed a compalint #11288301.jjust want to be put on the recall update list in the future. Thanks

- Petal, MS, USA

problem #76

Dec 062019


  • 98,750 miles
Was on a vacation trip December 6, 2019(Friday). Traveling on foley beach express and the engine started shacking, felt like was falling apart, engine died.tried to restart engine, cranked and immediately stopped, tried several times and and the same thing every time. Had to push off express way, with help. Fortunally was a mechanic. He said seamed as was not getting fuel. Futher checking more the mechanic said it was in the intelligent power distribution module (ipdm) or the (ECM) relay. I am broke down 190 miles from home. Had to have my vehicle 90 miles to mobile, a>> and am stuck. Had to rent an vehicle to get home costing me $214 to get home to go to work Monday. My vehicle is stuck in mobile, al. There is a Nissan dealership there. This vehicle 2005 Nissan Frontier xe the mechanic said reportedly had a recall on this simular problem. What is the procedure on getting this defect fixed. Thanks. I have no pictures to upload, as was 10:30 at night and I am now 100 miles from the vehicle.

- Petal, MS, USA

problem #75

May 152019


  • 123,000 miles
I was driving to work in the morning, about 10 miles to work on the highway not a tree or car insight, I heard what sounded like a loud pop / I had no idea what it was, not a tire or anything I look up and see my sunroof shattered

- Larksville, PA, USA

problem #74

Mar 082019


  • 93,450 miles
Transmission damage caused by transmission cooler.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #73

Aug 172018


  • 100,908 miles
The dealer told me the timing chain needed to be replaced due to a whirring sound

- Inverness, FL, USA

problem #72

Jun 212018


  • 43,000 miles
Timing chain has to be repaired at less than 50,000 miles. A class action suit against Nissan was just completed roland tellis baron & budd attorneys for owners of Nissan Frontiers in the states of California and Washington where owners are to be reimbursed expense of replacing faulty Frontier timing chain that Nissan manufacturer allegedly knew were in the trucks that they had sold. In the suit it states that if you have less than 120K miles on your vehicle. I was told by the dealership service center that replacing timing chain at 50K miles is normal. I believe they mispresented the truth in this instance and that I shouldn't have to pay for a repair that is a result of manufacturer error. Recently engine stalled in the intersection, I was lucky the chain had not shattered and destroyed my engine.

- Pukalani, HI, USA

problem #71

Jan 072015

Frontier 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owned a 2005 Nissan Frontier. While the contact's son was driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and crashed into a jersey wall. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle when it suddenly burst into flames. As a result, the contact's son passed away. A police report was filed. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard and deemed a total loss. The dealer was not contacted to determine the cause of the engine power failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 10V517000 (engine and engine cooling) several months after the collision. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Hauuala, HI, USA

problem #70

Apr 042018


  • 80,800 miles
My truck just reached 80,800 miles and it has lost power. I took it to the Nissan dealer for a diagnostic test and it came back with the radiator, transmission and the fuel pump all need to be replaced. They told me I had no warranty on any of these parts as of 2010 and they quoted me almost $7,000 to replace all. After going home and looking up transmission shops I found hundreds of articles about the same problem with thousands of Nissan cars. I have never received a notice of recall on my truck. Then I find they have sneakily extended their warranty without notifying us and now my truck is 12years old with only 80,800 miles and I need to come up with $7,000 because they failed to notify their clients about their mistakes.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #69

Apr 262017


  • 118,159 miles
The serpentine drive belt came off 4/26/17, 12/7/17, and 2/10/18. When it was reinstalled on 12/7/17 the mechanic said they found a reference that said Nissan has new serpentine drive belt kit available and if came off again they recommended I get the new kit installed. All three times the belt came off when I started the engine in my driveway. Several times it felt like something was slipping when I stepped on the gas after stopping for a stop sign prior to the 3D time it came off.after stopping

- Manakin Sabot, VA, USA

problem #68

Aug 012017


  • 91,000 miles
After 2 and a half months of fighting with Nissan Consumer Affairs, Nissan has basically told me they do not care about me or the other people affected by this issue or their safety. As sad as it sounds its going to take someone getting killed because of this issue before they open their eyes.

- Dunbar, WV, USA

problem #67

Aug 012014


  • 100,000 miles
The radiator cracked and leaked coolant into the transmission, mixing with the transmission fluid creating a toxic fluid that irreversibly damaged everything around it. The vehicle was being driven when first noticed. I had the radiator replaced and the transmission flushed at my local Nissan dealership. I could not afford to replace the transmission so flushing it was my only option. It lasted for a few years but now it needs to be replaced. This is a defect that has affected thousands of customers.

- Meraux, LA, USA

problem #66

May 132017


  • 89,000 miles
Truck cuts off while driving no matter what speed your at. Have to wait a few seconds to get it to start again.

- Troutville, VA, USA

problem #65

Feb 022017


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle jerked front to back and then stalled. The engine and other warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was pushed into a parking lot. The driver attempted to start the vehicle, but was unsuccessful. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was able to be started the next day; however, the failure recurred a week later. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the radiator liquid was leaking into the transmission, which caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had the vehicle towed to a local dealer who confirmed the mechanic's diagnosis and replaced a faulty sensor. The failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer again, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Cross City, FL, USA

problem #64

Feb 142017


  • 72,000 miles
Transmission cross contamination with coolant. 72,000 miles on odometer. Had transmission failure on the freeway driving full speed, forcing me to quickly move over 6 lanes with no high gear. Now I have a $4900 repair bill. I was in the Nissan dealership just 1 week prior for an oil change and have had the vehicle serviced at Nissan since it was new. I was never told of the recall or that I should bypass the radiator or beware of the problem.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #63

Jan 052017


  • 131,000 miles
Takata inflators timing chain and tensioner system.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #62

Oct 252016

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
Complaint re: Transmission failure with my 2005 Nissan Frontier. Is locked in 3rd gear in automatic transmission. Overdrive gear was gone due to coolant mixing with transmission fluid. Had replaced radiator & flushed transmission 3 months ago hoping to buy me some more miles before having to replace transmission. Didn't work. Told by Nissan that I was sol due to over 100,000 miles. ## VIN passed ## Nissan Frontier V6 4X4 2005 ##

- Roxboro, NC, USA

problem #61

Oct 122016


  • 164,000 miles
Vehicle engine has shut off completely while at a full stop and while driving. Once while making a turn and once while in motion. Many Frontier owners have experienced the same. Took it to one of the best auto techs in Florida. Diagostic showed "no codes"

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #60

Jun 012016


  • 120,000 miles
Transmission oil leaking into coolant system and coolant leaking into transmission.

- Kelseyville, CA, USA

problem #59

Jun 152016


  • 112,000 miles
Radiator leaking fluid into transmission. Notices slight shutter at high speed, approximately 65 mph, in the transmission. Vehicle was checked by dealer at 89,000 miles without any issue at that time. Dealer would not replace radiator due to no problem at that time. Vehicle is at 112000 and now radiator fails. Nissan would not cover due to out of extended warranty. Faulty designed system and potential safety hazard in my opinion. Vehicle at my independent mechanic for new radiator and transmission flush out to see if it will fix problem. Major expense for poor design passed onto customer. I will not spend any more money with Nissan.

- Lexington, NC, USA

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