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#73 of 87 Re: Chipping Paint on 2003 Frontier [jk7122]
Nov 05, 2010 (4:05 pm)
Thanks for responding to my post my question to u is Do u have the same paint color the Elec blue. I contacted Nissan North America and they won't help me,Due that my truck is 7 years old. I to think that Any truck 7 years old or more shouldn't have the paint chipping off after paying more than$26,000. What esle do you think i should try next to force Nissan to help me, its now Nov and i'm now afraid or the winter month to come any help would be great thanks .
#74 of 87 Frontier Rolls back
Nov 08, 2010 (11:37 am)
In July I purchased a new 2010 Nissan Frontier Pro 4X4 replacing my 2001 Frontier. No complaints there- just wore out. But with the new purchase I quickly discovered that when stopped on a hill, while in drive, the vehicle rolls backwards. It will similarly roll forward if in reverse and stopped when backing up.
I now know there is a “Hill start assist” that allows the driver to stop on an incline, release the brake and not roll back for two seconds.” See manual p.5-37. But after two seconds the vehicle rolls as if in neutral and will roll backwards unimpeded. Some assist. As effective as the Emperor’s New Clothes.
Unaware of this “assist” I reported the problem to the dealership (who I have worked with satisfactorily for 20 years) and I was told to bring it in. After their review – of which the tech guy tested another new vehicle and discovered it rolled back as well - I was informed that “the vehicle was operating normally.” The Service Manager told me that when on a hill I would have to “two pedal it.”
I contacted the Nissan North America consumer affairs department and asked “Why does Nissan think that a transmission design that has their vehicles rolling backwards (or forwards) when on hills is acceptable? Why is there not a bright light warning to consumers/owners?” After three months I am waiting for an answer.
My frustration is that I wasn’t informed prior to the purchase – and further that the condition is acceptable. Whereas you mention it to anybody and the response is “That’s not right.”
Consequently I have tested a new Toyota Tacoma. It rolls back too.
#75 of 87 Chipping Paint on 2010 Frontier
Mar 15, 2011 (9:17 am)
I have a paint chipping problem on a 2010 Frontier. It is the long wheelbase (crew cab long bed). It was fine until this winter where road salt removed a patch of paint in front of both rear wheels just in front of the way too small clear paint protection film. The area is about 3 X 3 on each side. I have only seen this happen on LWB trucks and also only red. In December, the paint was perfect, by the end of February it has been blasted off by road salt. The spray from the front tires hits from right in front of the clear protector to the wheel well opening. On short wheelbase trucks, it seems to hit the rear tires. This seems to be a design flaw with the size of the protector and a quality issue with the paint. Nissan was no help, saying it was from the roads and the BBB said they can't help because it is not a workmanship issue. Anyone else have this problem?
#77 of 87 Re: Frontier Rolls back [ken_nh]
May 18, 2011 (4:19 pm)
Out of curiosity, after removing your foot from the brake, did you expect the vehicle to hold its position unitil you pressed the gas pedal?
#78 of 87 Passenger side view mirror
Jul 07, 2011 (7:46 am)
#79 of 87 Passenger side view mirror
Jul 07, 2011 (7:46 am)
Hello fellow nissaners. I have a 95 King Cab SE V6. The passenger side - side view mirror cracked and fell off. Anybody know who sells after market replacements at a fair price. Also looking for the exact same mirror for the wife's Honda 2000 Accord? Any help there also appreciated.
#80 of 87 Re: 2003 Frontier Tailgate Handle [9999dean]
Aug 19, 2011 (11:39 am)
yes, go to partstrain.com. The handle is $6.52. Shipping is 13.00 plus change Tel: 888.251.1214. Hope this helps. If you get replacement instruction with the handle, let me know. Thanks. Chas
#81 of 87 Muffler question?
Sep 11, 2011 (6:19 am)
My 2011 frontier V-6 crew has a droaning noise under load when the engine seems to be lugging a bit. Sounds like it may be coming from the muffler or (exhaust) tail pipe. I tipped the tail pipe with a stainles tip with built in reonator which seemed to help somewhat. Yesterday I was under the vehicle adjusting one of the muffler mounting insulators and noticed, what would normall be spot welds on the outside of the muffler in the areas where the internal baffles would normally be spot welded to the outer case. I found open holes about 1/8 th. inch in diameter. You could actually poke a small screw driver in and see the edege of the baffle move. I have never seen anything like this before. I am wondering if this is normal or if my muffler may have been skipped in the welding process letting the baffles drum and vibrate under certain engine load and r.p.m. Will some one check your muffler and post back what you find.