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#2094 of 2122 Re: 2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4x4 [leey]
Jan 09, 2011 (8:31 am)
I had the same issue with my rear drive shaft and u joint, mine had 66,000 on it. My rear axle seals had also busted. I wrote a letter to Nissan prior to this because of all the other things I had trouble with. Luckily the Regional Manager at the dealership I went to was kind enough to eat the repair costs and I didn't pay anything. I'm also in the process of fighting the fuel level sensor failure, it first appeared at 80k. I will say that since I had the drive shaft, u-joint and axle seals fixed the trucks been good and I'm sitting at 130k miles. I have the Nismo and rarely use the 4 wheel drive, but never off road with it. Hope this helps.
#2095 of 2122 Re: Time for a new battery? [leey]
Jan 09, 2011 (9:43 am)
After the third try, it seems Nissan has finally fixed the fuel sending unit on my 2006 XE. They agreed to replace the whole fuel pump assembly on their dime. (I think that is what it was.) So far so good. It appears to be working properly.
Last week I got a notice that Nissan would extend the warranty on the radiator assembly to 96 months or 80,000 miles.
I also got notification that they want to replace my engine control module. They already reprogramed it in another recall.
#2096 of 2122 Radiator Transmission and Timing Belt Tensioners
Apr 25, 2011 (10:53 am)
My 2005 Frontier NISMO first started having problems around 55,000 miles. The first major problem involved the timing belt tensioners which made a whining noise. The repair cost was over $1,000. I thought that was a fluke with the truck but boy was I wrong. Immediately after that I noticed oil on my garage floor under the front right side of my NISMO. I returned to the dealer thinking they forgot to tighten something during the tensioner repair. It turned out to be a leaking front axel which set me back another $400. Ok, so consecutive problems and I should be done right? Wrong. After they repaired the front axel leak I experienced a randomly occurring vibration noise. It's similar to the noise/vibration you feel when you drive over the ripples near the edge of the interstate. Once again I took it to the dealer. The dealer diagnosis was bad U-Joints (front). They replaced those at $450 but the problem persisted. After keeping it for a day and a half, they finally figured out the problem was with the radiator leaking coolant into the transmission. Now they want $5,500 to replace the radiator and transmission. I just hit 80,000 miles. I'm done pouring money into this defective vehicle. During my research I've found quite a few other reports of people experiencing similar problems with failed radiators contaminating transmission. This appears to be an engineering/manufacturing defect instead of routine maintenance. All of my scheduled maintenance was performed by the dealer I purchased the vehicle from . The truck was well cared for and should never have experienced these major failures. I'm waiting on Nissan to let me know what they will do to make this right. I'm hoping they stand behind their product... but then again I am an optimistic kinda guy.
Update: Just heard from the dealer and they've agreed to replace the transmission. It appears Nissan does care about their customers.
#2097 of 2122 Re: Radiator Transmission and Timing Belt Tensioners [losman719]
May 18, 2011 (4:12 pm)
Glad that Nissan covered the repair. A number of owners have hung a separate transmission fluid cooler and routed the fluid lines to it, thus eliminating the potential for failure.
I have the 6-Speed manual, so don't have to worry with it.
Jun 13, 2011 (6:53 am)
I recently purchased an '06 Frontier XE. I've begun hearing a loud ticking noise coming from in the dashboard shortly after starting the engine. The noise lasts for approximately 10 seconds then goes away and doesn't occur every time but is very annoying when it does. The dealer says it may have to do with the passenger airbag running a "self-test" and is probably normal. I find that to be an unsatisfactory response. Any ideas or similar experiences?
#2099 of 2122 Re: Loud Ticking [crazyivan06]
Jun 14, 2011 (3:58 pm)
This is a long shot, but could it be one of the doors in the ducting for the climate control possibly stuck a little?
I think they're vacuum controlled, so maybe when you first start the engine and the vacuum builds, it's trying to close one of the doors, and it's chattering a bit.
Try changing the settings for the heater while it's ticking. Floor to defrost, defrost to vent, etc. If the noise stops or changes, that could be your issue.
Keep us posted.
#2100 of 2122 Re: Radiator Transmission and Timing Belt Tensioners [losman719]
Jul 09, 2011 (3:40 pm)
How did you get Nissan to repair the transmission. I was declined...
#2101 of 2122 Re: Radiator Transmission and Timing Belt Tensioners [toddc34jd]
Jul 19, 2011 (6:13 pm)
I was lucky enough that my dealer service department went to bat for me. The dealer I purchased the Frontier from was the same one that performed all of the scheduled maintenance. They didn't identify the problem during the numerous times it was in for service. In fact, they said there really wasn't anything that could've been done to prevent the failure or identify it early enough to prevent damaging the transmission. It took about 2 months for a replacement (rebuilt) transmission to arrive but I was ok with that since I didn't have to pay for it. My only out of pocket cost was the radiator replacement.
#2102 of 2122 Re: Transmission Trouble [draines5]
Sep 29, 2011 (11:53 am)
Dan, Can you give me specific info on your 2nd transmission cooler install. Where, what, pictures would be terrific... Thank you so much for considering my request....
#2103 of 2122 tire pressure warning light
Oct 04, 2011 (9:01 am)
My tire pressure light is staying on even though I have double checked the pressure in all the tires. Does anyone know how to figure out which one is defective? tia