Last post on Sep 20, 2013 at 10:04 AM
You are in the Nissan Xterra
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Xterra, SUV
#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
#2744 of 2816 Re: 2nd post about 06 Xterra Clutch issue..unreal!!!!!! [soulsearch22]
Dec 19, 2007 (8:57 pm)
What's wrong with the clutch? Worn or some other problems that require replacement? If you can't get them to replace it under warranty, even though I think they give longer warranty even on break pads, maybe you can take it to AAMCO or some other independend dealer and they can actually tell you what happened... not to mention it would be cheaper too.
Sorry about your experience. I was reluctant to buy my '07 and I guess I am worring too much about the clutch and watching it very closely too. I don't think they changed anything from '06 to '07 except couple of color choices.
I did talk to several techs off the record prior to buying it and none of them could confirm that there are any known (even not advertised by Nissan) problems that they are aware of.
Dec 20, 2007 (11:40 am)
As previously indicated, we had the clutch repaired at our expense at only 7K mi the dealer and Nissan were very uncooperative. If we still own it by the next time it goes - we'll go with some heavier duty parts at a transmission specialist if possible. Wish that FJ wasn't so dang ugly.
None of our Toyota clutches went so quickly, my Tacoma has 102K on it, clutch was repaired at 70K or so. I had a Montero too, Mitsubishi and Toyota have really stood by their products. Was Nissan's intent to make a fast buck on me with the Xterra?. ...I wonder.
Granted used vehicles will have their own set of circumstances - but someone on this forum sounds like theyr'e with a dealership... I could be wrong...
#2746 of 2816 07 Frontier Clutch
Dec 25, 2007 (7:13 pm)
The clutch in my 07 Frontier Crew Cab 2wd just started slipping last week. Of course it had to happen over the holiday's so they won't be able to tell me anything definate about what went wrong until tomorrow. Meanwhile I've been out of a vehicle for almost a week now and I'm sure that I'm going to have to pay a ton of money because Nissan can't seem to build a decent clutch. I cant seem to think that my driving habits are to blame, I drive a ten speed semi for a living and am fully aware that protecting clutch life is a high priority. Since apparently it's not a warranty part, if it goes down again I'm going to replace it with and aftermarket clutch at some local clutch shop for half the price and sell it right away.
#2748 of 2816 Re: Clutch [soulsearch22]
Jan 02, 2008 (10:49 am)
I happened to come across this forum while looking for answers as to why the clutch on my 06 Xterra, after only 26,000 miles, needs to be replaced. I have driven manual cars all my life and have raced with SCCA for years and somehow ive managed to abuse this clutch so badly that it cant last more than 26,000 miles??...something is amiss. Something must be done to get Nissan to remedy this situation.