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#1891 of 2122 2005 Frontier King Cab LE
Dec 01, 2006 (1:57 pm)
I purchased the above truck new in 09/2005 - unfortunately I had to wait 8 months for a shell to be designed to fit the 6 ft bed, after purchase of the custom shell I noticed a major gap on the frame of the bed on the drivers side - I have been told this is on all 2005 frontiers (I have not seen one frontier w/this defect) My tailgate has literally fallen off 2x and now the truck bed has a foot long crack in the box behind the driver side - I have a complaint into Nissan Consumer Affairs - I love my truck but I need to know if anyone out there has experienced this same problem?
#1892 of 2122 Re: 2005 Frontier King Cab LE [1mholland]
Dec 01, 2006 (3:58 pm)
Mine's an '06 SE CC and my bed is fine. I've hauled pinestraw, lumber and firewood with it, but nothing extremely heavy like a 4-Wheeler that could bounce up and down on the tailgate while driving. I've heard of some owners that have had tailgate damage from that sort of thing, as that sort of dynamic brings a tremendous amount of weight to bear.
#1893 of 2122 U Joint Problems, front and rear
Jan 08, 2007 (6:24 pm)
hey guys, I was on this website back when I bought my '05 Frontier 4x4, V6, 6 speed. I love it. Its my second Nissan, my other was a 4cyl 4x4 '92 Hardbody, thing ran forever.
Heres my concern, I wondering if anyone else is getting similar symptoms.
In the past three months (37,000 miles)I had one of the U joints go in the front driveshaft, the alternator go, a rear seal in the diff., and now I have to bring it in again for another bad U Joint in the rear drive shaft.
They told me at the Nissan dealer they've seen the U Joints go in the Titan, but not in the Frontier. Funny thing, both trucks use the same part.
Just food for thought, wonding who out there has this going on-peace
#1894 of 2122 No problems yet
Jan 09, 2007 (9:06 am)
I have not had any problems with my '05 LE KC yet, but I do not have nearly as many miles on mine.
#1895 of 2122 Factory Tow Package vs Aftermarket?
Jan 09, 2007 (2:53 pm)
Prospective Frontier owner here: I'm considering ordering a 2007 crew cab, short bed, 4x4, 6spd manual, SE Value Truck Package, and no other options. Any recommendations on the factory tow package vs. the aftermarket? I can get a bolt-on receiver hitch and a Draw Tite 4-flat T-wiring connector for $150, a substantial savings vs. the factory. Is there anything that would make the factory receiver and 7-pin wiring harness superior? If I wanted to tow over 3,000# (WA State law), I'd still have to step up and buy the electric brake controller in addition to the tow pkg. I've used those T-connectors before and they simply involved unplugging part of the rear wiring harness, plugging in the T, and securing the wiring to the frame. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Jan 09, 2007 (9:28 pm)
My 2007 Frontier brochure does not show a tow package as an option. The CC shows 5 packages available. SE power package, sunroof package, LE leather package, Nismo/LE Rockford Fosgate package, and the Nismo/LE traction package (4X4) only.
Under maximum towing capacities there is a footnote #10 that says 7 pin connector trailer wire harness and tow receiver hitch required.
That is the only reference I find for towing.
I would probably go with the factory wire harness since it should be a plug and play, but
I would probably go to a reputable trailer hitch installer to see what they would recommend.
They should be able to tailor make a system for the type of towing you are going to do.
The only advantages of the factory system to me would be that there would be no hassles over any warranty that might come up from the use of the factory system. It would also be a simple bolt on I would think.
#1897 of 2122 Re: Tow package [2005lekc]
Jan 10, 2007 (12:59 pm)
Thanks for your thoughts OkieScot. Using various sources (like Edmunds, Nissan's site, and the local dealer's site) I've been able to ascertain that the factory tow "package" consists of the receiver hitch assembly and the 7-pin wiring plug. So it's not really a "tow package" but really just the receiver hitch & wiring. For less than half of the price of the factory setup, there are aftermarket receiver hitches and a 4-flat plug & play harness. Draw-Tite and Hopkins make T-connectors that simply plug into the rear wiring harness-easy! Installing the hitch & wiring should take me a couple of hours max if everything fits w/o interference (optimistic). Since we're all for saving money, that sounds great. However, if I ever want to tow heavier weights requiring trailer brakes, then I have to go back & have a 7-pin harness installed, plus a brake controller, which isn't just plug & play at the back end. That might be a lot more expensive. I am leaning toward the factory setup just to know I don't have to screw around with fit issues, but jeez, the price sure is steep at $318 invoice/$410 retail. On a side note, I'd love to hear what kind of mileage people are getting with V-6, 4x4's. Thanks!
Jan 10, 2007 (1:06 pm)
Does anyone out there know how the ABLS (Active Brake Limited Slip) actually works? Is it just in low-range 4, or is it always operating? I'm kind of leery of stuff like this that tries to outthink the driver. There are situations where you would want to be able to have a little tire slippage and not having it could increase the likelihood of getting stuck. The sales rep I'm dealing with said it isn't always operating, but didn't provide an explanation.
#1899 of 2122 Re: Tapping noise on start up [swensen]
Jan 11, 2007 (7:02 pm)
The engine has hydrolic valve lifters. they take a few seconds to pressure up. The lifter taps the top of the valve until pressure is built. this is normal and causes no damage.
#1900 of 2122 custom tail lights
Jan 11, 2007 (8:46 pm)
Anyone find after-market custom tail lights for the current generation Frontier yet? I'd like to change what I have but everything I've found is for '04 or older.