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#379 of 485 Re: Brake Issues and Nissan [thebunk]
Jun 27, 2007 (10:55 am)
Thought I would chime in with my experience. I have a 2004 Titan SE crew cab 4X4 that I purchased new in May 2005.
After 25 months and 35,000 miles of ownership I have nothing bad to say. My truck did develop the brake judder issues, as expected, and the warranty repair was performed at 17,000 miles.
It's been in the shop for a couple of recall items and I just received a notice for a recall on the rear center seat belt so I'll get it back in the shop for that, but other than that - no problems. I even got 30,000 miles out of the original Goodyear Wrangler tires before replacing them!
I've loaned the truck to a few friends for weekend errands and to my brother-in-law for a month when he was without a car, and everyone comes back grinning from ear to ear from the great power and comfortable ride.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one!
#380 of 485 The BBB should be your first stop and
Jun 27, 2007 (4:36 pm)
you can file it online. They will usually respond within 7 working days.
#381 of 485 Re: Bad experience [adriciu]
Jul 06, 2007 (3:38 pm)
I experienced the same. If you do choose to take it to the BBB, I can send you some example packets, as I have taken on Nissan twice; with two successful buy-backs. I can tell you Nissan won't act until you choose to go the BBB process, or other legal routes, then they will do everything to prevent buyback. These people that state that they would buy another Nissan, haven't experienced a problem vehicle, and had to deal with the 'true' Nissan experience. I will also tell you that the BBB is a very fair, professional organization, and truly saw right through the lies, and deception, and quickly enforced the ruling. Also unlike Nissan, the BBB is sincerely concerned about consumer safety. The process took less then 60 days, and got me out of my nightmare Nissan vehicles (2004 Quest/2004 Titan). Good luck.
#383 of 485 frontier knocking noises under hood
Jul 11, 2007 (12:43 pm)
I have a 04 frontier desert runner. Last week on a 250 mile trip I noticed a knocking noise like metal on metal underneath my hood. It now tends to come and go periodically, usually at higher speeds. I also have a squeaking noise coming from my suspension when I go over dips or humps in the road. Does anybody know what these problems might be?
#384 of 485 95 4x4 Pickup blowing meter fuse on ignition
Jul 11, 2007 (1:57 pm)
My 95 Nissan V6 just started blowing the meter fuse every time I turn her over. This is a problem as I use the truck on my farm to haul fertilizer and so am starting and stopping all day long. I have to fix this problem as I don't think there's enough fuses on the island (Big Island of Hawaii) to get me through the week.
When I start the truck the AC is off and it's in 2WD.
As there is a scarcity of mechanics in this area, I'm hoping someone can give me troubleshooting advice so I can DIY it. Where do I start?
Aloha and Mahalo! Suzanne
#385 of 485 Re: 99 SE 4 cyl - play or pass? [kone]
Jul 14, 2007 (1:45 pm)
I have driven one for 5 years. Used it for occasional hauling and drive 50 miles a day on highway. The only problems I have had is check engine light that shows egr flow problem but after repacing all necessary components and cleaning out ports it still come on about every 500 miles. Also don't think the 4 cyl will save gas the best mileage I've gotten has been 24 mpg and is usaully around 19-20 I'ts been a good vehicle
#386 of 485 Re: Bad experience [razorthunder]
Jul 30, 2007 (11:35 am)
You are not the only one. I have a bad experience with my 2001 Frontier. At 50,000 miles, the AC had problems every two weeks. I complained to Nissan to no avail. How could the AC fail on a truck with 50,000 miles and only 5 years old? At 83,000 miles, the catalytic converter (left side) failed too. Warranty on this is 80,000 miles. Not only this, some malfunction indicator lights also light on the dash. So my solution, I have had enough of nissans and I sold the truck and bought me a tacoma. I had experience with another Toyota and at 135,000 miles, the truck had no major problems line the Nissan and still runs great. Toyota even extended the warranty on the engine because of complaints of engine gunk. Did Nissan ever do anything like this? Like extend the warranty on the AC!!! No, nothing. So I would say, get rid of the your vehicle this early. It is not a keeper.
#387 of 485 Re: Bad experience [pablope]
Jul 30, 2007 (4:58 pm)
Sounds like a complete reverse of my situation. I dumped my Toy and picked up an 07 Frontier. Great truck! My Toyota was fine until the warranty ran out, then bango! Brakes, electrical system, gunk, hardware, etc, etc. I may never buy a Toyota again. Good luck with yours though.
#388 of 485 Beware totally redesigned vehicles
Aug 26, 2007 (5:33 am)
There are unwritten rules in life such as never lend money to a friend or relative. Another is avoid a new Windows operating system because you become the beta tester. For automobiles, never purchase a totally new or redesigned vehicle the first 2 years it comes out, no matter how snazzy or beautiful it looks. Examples:
Corvair: handling and belt problems
GM in 1980's: diesel engine disaster
Vega: engine warpage and fender rust through
Delorean: numerous problems
Yugo: need I say more?
Ford Pinto: exploding gas tank
I'm sure many more examples are out there. The unfortunate truth is that vehicles are complex manufactured items designed to a certain standard and cost. Be smart or be a beta tester. I just bought a new 2007 Nissan Frontier and it is in its third year of production. I'm hoping all the "bugs" and fixes are all worked out.