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#455 of 485 Nissan 2006 frontier worst trucks ever?
Aug 02, 2009 (7:10 pm)
Exhaust fell off, a/c broke, steering wheel almost came completely off, now gas gauge doesn't work??? All this and more at 38,000 miles, right when the warranty ended. By far the worst truck I ever owned (I 've had 2 ford rangers, ford f-150, toyota tacoma, nissan frontier, chevy s10) S10 and nissan are tied for worst!!!! Ford ranger amazingly reliable low maintenance truck. Thousands of complaints about the fuel level sensor err code P0643, yet no recall??????? I've had 3 recalls already. This truck sucks, what a dissappointment.
#456 of 485 Re: Tailgate Handle [rojo06]
Aug 28, 2009 (11:56 am)
Hope you have it repaired by now. If not, it is a $56 item at any Nissan dealer.
#457 of 485 Re: Nissan 2006 frontier worst trucks ever? [nickc1973]
Aug 28, 2009 (12:02 pm)
Man, you must have got the Friday truck of all Friday trucks. I have 233,000 miles on mine with only regular maintenance (oil change, lube jobs and tune-ups) and I expect it will still be going strong in another quarter million miles. Usual load is a Caterpillar transmission, tractor tires, and many other commercial parts. Good luck with yours.
#458 of 485 Re: Nissan 2006 frontier worst trucks ever? [nickc1973]
Sep 26, 2009 (11:19 am)
I thought I was the only one having the same problems. form day one my fuel gauge didn't work correctly,it should have been a recall. by steering column also broke after 5000 mi. there is hardly any adjustment for the front end alignment and a camber kit was required. my truck is at the dealer now having the air conditioner compressor,catalytic converter,fuel gauge sending unit replaced not to mention a new transmission last month. $5600.00 in repairs.Great Truck!!!!!
#459 of 485 my 2007 crew cab nismo 4x4
Sep 26, 2009 (7:35 pm)
I've had one small bug: one of the cab mounts got twisted around somehow. Had it replaced, a couple hours in the shop, paid for under warranty.
Pleased to this point.
#460 of 485 Re: Nissan Titan Tonneau covers [skman]
Oct 15, 2009 (5:22 pm)
Hello I have a 2004 titan and installed a soft tonneau cover that has the utili track system The manufacture is Truxedo, rolls up very easy, very easy to install. Highly recommend not getting the hard cover for this will limit you putting anything big inside the bed.
#461 of 485 Gauge/Cluster Illumination Issues
Dec 15, 2009 (7:42 am)
I installed a Pioneer Navigation/Audio/Video receiver in my '04 Nissan Frontier a few weeks ago. Installation went without a hitch. It has dvd, gps nav, blue tooth phone, rear view camera, cd/mp3 and everything else audio. Also installed head liner monitor for the girls to watch movies thru receiver. Frontier also had a remote starting system installed about a year ago at an audio/video retailer and installation store. Did not touch or modify that in anyway. Anyway, only problem I have now is that I don't have illumination to the gauges. I double and triple check all the wiring to the receiver (including the "illumination" connection), all of the fuses, twice (under dash and hood). Wife noticed the smell of wires burning. Found that the illumination dimmer switch had burned and melted and is completely destroyed. I replaced the switch. Checking and replacing any damaged wiring first of course. Checked the voltage to the wires with voltmeter and replaced switch with aftermarket switch. Power is going to new switch but still no gauge lighting.
Has anyone experienced a similar problem or know how to correct this problem? Is there something I still have overlooked? Thank you for your interest and any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
#462 of 485 Re: Gauge/Cluster Illumination Issues [jbroeth]
Dec 15, 2009 (1:55 pm)
Jim, read your message, I had this problem on my other truck I once had--Dodge ram--but never less--I now have titan 2004 crew cab--anyways, In back of the gauges there is a small pc board that carries LOW voltage to the lights, If one line is burnt your gauges wont light up. Also look at your OLD switch and to see if it has any diodes,resistors built in the switch, some after market parts are totally not the same, Try always to get electrical parts from the dealer--I learned the hard way going the cheaper way and getting burnt myself. In back of your owners manual order the manual that the dealer uses to fix your truck, it shows everything you need to know plus more! Hope this helped you.
#463 of 485 Re: Nissan 2006 frontier worst trucks ever? [bpb1]
Mar 25, 2010 (11:02 am)
I have a 2005 Nissan I am having transmission problems from the radiator leaking into my transmission. I'm waiting to see if Nissan will take care of it.
#464 of 485 Re: Nissan 2006 frontier worst trucks ever? [suzyq2005]
Mar 27, 2010 (6:38 pm)
About 2 months ago I noticed that my heat would not warm up in my 2005 Nissan Frontier. I just hit 99k and I thought I had a thermostat issue however my local certified Nissan Dealer tells me different. They told me I have antifreeze in my transmission fluid. I was also told that one of the cooliant lines from the radiator probably has a crack in it and my transmission will soon go. I am starting to notice a little thump sound when I put the vehicle in gear. The Nissan dealer told me it would cost $3600 just for the radiator and new transmission. I know a guy that does transmissions and he said trans are expensive for these vehicles, so we are searching for a low mileage tran, its been 2 weeks and there doesnt seem to be anything available. The Nissan Dealer kind of slipped up when I asked how did you know to look at my transmission, and she said "oh we have been seeing alot of these lately". I asked: so you are seeing this in Frontiers and she said "no many different Nissan models with the same issue, it usually starts with the heat going out." So you may see your heat go out next. It apppears we are in the same boat here, and I would definitely like to stay in touch with you. Due to the age of the vehicle I will be surprised if you can get Nissan to pay for this. Let me know how you make out. Thanks