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#152 of 2816 Xterra pulls to right
Dec 07, 2000 (11:50 pm)
I bought a Nissan Xterra 2000 4x4 standard for my wife this past June. On the second day of driving I noticed the X pulling to right. Stopped by dealer , they found leaking brake caliper, had to order parts and replace. In the 5 months of ownership and only 3,000 miles this vehicle wants to pull to right when driving and espcially (although intemittantly) when braking took X into dealer several time. The dealer has X for last month (gulp) to replace just about every brake component that Nissan wil authorize. Heck , their techs ahve put more miles on it than I have! It still pulls to right, we have to cock steering wheel to left to steer straight! Filed complaint with Nissan and started case number. Question fellow X'ers any one else having driving/braking problems? I seem to remember seeing a post or two some time back. I'm ready to pursue Colorado lemon law/legal action. Help! TIA!
#153 of 2816 Thinking of buying
Dec 08, 2000 (2:16 am)
I am thinking of buying an XTerra 2001. Is everybody satisfied with the safety and reliability of their X?
#154 of 2816 dbtcbarb
Dec 08, 2000 (2:22 am)
Other than the person who posted above you...
Yes. I have a 2001 and would only replace it with maybe a 2002! Hopefully Nissan will take care of what sounds like a rare example with bcollins3. If you read these posts for a week you will see we are more than happy, we are sick.
Dec 08, 2000 (2:58 am)
Don't remember hearing about any braking problems but a couple of people have complained about pulling to the right. Don't know if there was ever a definitive answer.
#156 of 2816 Pulling right
Dec 08, 2000 (11:46 am)
I'm convinced that the pulling to the right (or left) is due to poor tire construction. Mine used to pull one way or the other and I had the tires balanced and aligned probably 5 or 6 times with little help. However, after I ignored it and drove another 5000 miles (currently at almost 13000) and broke in the tires thoroughly, the pulling faded. There isn't any sign of uneven wear, suggesting a good alignment (which means that I didn't just drive in a mal-aligned state and wear the tires into alignment).
Also, there is I believe one tire that goes out of balance when it heats up (warps out of shape). When I first start driving at 70 MPH when its cold, there is absolutely no vibration. But once it warms up, I feel a slight vibration appear. The vibration is either in the steering wheel or the floor of the truck depending on how I've rotated the tires.
There is a small chance that it could be a rim and not a tire, but I'm hoping its just a tire.
Oh well, guess I'll just tough it out until I need new tires and replace them with better ones...
Dec 08, 2000 (11:48 am)
BTW, I have a 2000 X meaning I have the BF Goodrich Long Trails.
#158 of 2816 Tranny Recall??
Dec 08, 2000 (11:49 am)
I have a 2000 X as well. I would like to know what exactly the recall was and why? Thanks!
#159 of 2816 K&N filter/ Circular Logic
Dec 08, 2000 (1:26 pm)
Q:How can you tell you have more power?
A: Only by stomping on the gas.
Q:Why did your milage drop?
A:'Cuz you're stomping on the gas.
Dec 08, 2000 (3:33 pm)
Dec 08, 2000 (3:45 pm)
mmmm.. things only turn blue when its cold here in canuck-land.
Don't know about muddy snow, but I know you shouldn't eat yellow snow.