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#2733 of 2816 Re: 2006 Xterra 6 spd [soulsearch22]
Nov 14, 2007 (5:52 pm)
My 2007 Xterra 6 speed is in the shop needing a new clutch with only 11,200 miles. They have advised me that they will not know whether it is warranty until they drop the transmission and inspect the clutch. I remember putting on 60,000 miles on two previous cars without ever having to replace a clutch and now with only 11,200 miles I need a new clutch. I suspect that Nissan has done nothing to solve the problem.
#2734 of 2816 Re: 2006 Xterra 6 spd [jgbaker1]
Nov 15, 2007 (7:16 am)
Ouch! I usually went over 100K miles with no clutch problems on my previous cars. Please, update us once they tell you what the problem is and if it's a warranty item.
#2735 of 2816 Re: Clutch [mysport]
Dec 16, 2007 (10:55 am)
Did this ever get resolved? We recently purchased a 2006 Xterra and the clutch went out within 30 days of buying the car. It has 30,000 on but that is still way too soon for a clutch to go out. And I think the $2500 they are trying to charge to replace it is too high, what do you think?
#2736 of 2816 Re: Clutch [slaviolette]
Dec 17, 2007 (8:52 am)
30,000 miles on a 2006. When we narrow down our search to one or two used vehicles we have an independent mechanic thoroughly check out the vehicle before we go in to negotiate the deal. This has saved us a lot of money in the past as we have chosen not to purchase vehicles that we had initially thought were in great shape and we were getting a great deal on from a reputable dealer. It's possible the previous owner abused the clutch which is classified as a wear item. Especially, when there are 30,000 miles of unknown treatment/maintenance of a vehicle, we have not found that dealers/manufacturers will cover such wear items. We read other dedicated Xterra forums and have not noticed a large number of complaints about clutch issues compared to the thousands of forum members.
#2737 of 2816 Re: Clutch [wyoforester]
Dec 17, 2007 (10:03 am)
I understand that normally it is a wear and tear issue and that it should be checked out prior to purchase, though a clutch is not something you can really catch until it commletely goes out. Also in looking through many forums it seems as though there is a running issue of premature clutch wearing on the 2006 Xterra, whether it is at 7000 miles, 11000, 30000 etc. I think that Nissan should stand behind their product and dealerships. No matter how hard you are on a clutch the soonest it should go out on an SUV is 75,000 miles.
#2738 of 2816 Re: Clutch [slaviolette]
Dec 17, 2007 (8:18 pm)
"No matter how hard you are on a clutch the soonest it should go out on an SUV is 75,000 miles." ?
You are, of course, welcome to your belief:"No matter how hard you are on a clutch...." and your belief that ...'a clutch is not something you can really catch until it completely goes out."
However, I have found from experience that it is quite possible to cause a clutch on an SUV, car, truck, etc. to go out prior to 75,000 miles if you are hard enough on it. And it is possible to catch signs of clutch problems before the clutch 'completely goes out" That may not be your knowledge or experience. It has been mine in 40+ years of driving and talking with techs since the '60s.
There is no point in trying to convince you of the possibility that your absolute 'No matter how hard you are on a clutch..." or "really can't catch it until it completely goes out" conclusions may not be valid. That is your choice and belief.
You have your beliefs and experiences and others have theirs. I trust my experience and the techs I have known. They have diagnosed clutch and other issues and demonstrated signs of abuse, potential failure, etc.on vehicles I have considered buying as well as ones I already owned. Thorough research, test drives and diagnosis by a skilled tech can help avoid major problems in the purchase of a used vehicle. Purchasing a used vehicle is a series of choices. I haven't always done my research or made the right decisions, but those were my choices.
So use this forum to complain. Perhaps it will help you with your issues.
I am not here to argue with you about your beliefs and I have stated mine, so I have nothing further to communicate. Maybe someone else will be more empathetic.
#2739 of 2816 Re: Clutch [wyoforester]
Dec 19, 2007 (7:56 pm)
Get this! Just last week.. I hit 20, 000 miles with my Nissan Xterra (keep in mind, I had to get a new clutch at 13,500 miles cos of "wear & tear" according to them) So I bring it back to the same dealer, and get pretty fumed up and say.. "Are you A=holes still going to tell me its wear & tear after only 4 months of usage since?! ) Of course they said there are NO recorded situations with ANY Xterra clutch issues for any years.. and that this info comes down from the top engineer of Nissan - bullshit.. since I think if I was to get all 12 or so 06 Xterra's VIN numbers from who wrote me, including mine and yours, I would hand deliver it myself to the NISSAN CEO and say.. " humm still no reported issues with the 06 Xterra clutch?.. interesting how they all burn out within 20K miles, no?.. we must all be REALLY bad drivers! By the way.. I had a 2001 Xterra which I drove 120K miles on the original clutch! including a trip from Alaska to Boston (5,800 miles!) Prior to that, all 5 cars ive owned in the past 15 yrs have been manuals.. and NONE had clutch issues.. yes my 06 Xterra burned 2 out within 20K miles..
I was and still am too upset to go on now.. but you get my point.. Lemon law doesn't protect us in this case.. very sticky situation with clutches.. so im all ears as to what to do. Please, in the meantime.. forward this email to all other Xterra owners you know with similar issue