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Nissan Frontier, Nissan Titan, Truck
#386 of 485 Re: Bad experience [razorthunder]
Jul 30, 2007 (12:35 pm)
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 (5:58 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 (6:33 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.
#389 of 485 2007 Frontier, clutch out at 14,000 miles
Oct 06, 2007 (1:11 pm)
Has anyone had problems with their clutch going out early? The service dept. says they have had four of them come in with the clutch out under 20,000 miles. I've always had standard transmissions, and never had a clutch go out before 125,000 miles. The service department insists the problem is mine and not covered by warranty. Any thoughts?
#391 of 485 Re: 2007 Frontier, clutch out at 14,000 miles [mommamadsen]
Oct 10, 2007 (4:17 pm)
I have only 9500 Miles on my '06 6-Speed and it shifts beautifully with no hint of clutch wear. I think I've read a few stories on forums, but they're usually attributable to smoking the clutch on wet boat ramps, tall offroad obstacles and new drivers not used to shifting. Time will tell with mine. I don't tow anything; mostly use mine for firewood, landscaping materials, plywood/lumber, furniture and family trips, so it's mot exposed to anything extreme. Best of luck with yours. Maybe you can negotiate some sort of a price break to ease the pain.
#393 of 485 Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Oct 25, 2007 (11:24 am)
I am often in Canada where DRLs are required. I know Canadian models have DRLs standard. Does anyone know how (if?) a US model could be adapted to DRL, or if it is even possible without a ton of money being spent
#394 of 485 Glad to be here and thanks!
Nov 02, 2007 (1:37 pm)
Hey folks! Just joined here and I own a 1995 Nissan 4WD 4 cyl. p/u which is experiencing the same "earthquake syndrome" posted earlier. I just tuned mine up and I guess I need to spend the extra bucks for "genuine Nissan" plugs and wires. Oh, great! I'll do that and hope it goes away. By the way, if the one writer still can't find his fuel filter, mine happened to be WAY UP on the passenger side of my engine in never-never land! Just the right spot to cause me to twist my arm in 18 different directions and cover me with gasoline!
#395 of 485 05 Frontier CC-transmission oil
Nov 08, 2007 (11:52 am)
Hi all! has anyone had experience in replacing tran. oil in an 05 frontier? do i have to replace the filter as well? please share. How come nissan put a nut on a dipstick? No one is able to check for oil level unless one has to unscrew the nut. Thank you!