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#2766 of 2815 Poor MPG On Xterra OFF ROAD Model
Mar 17, 2008 (4:38 pm)
When I purchase gas I reset the odometer. Then you have the number miles driven for the next gas purchase which comes soon in the Xterra. I keep a calculator in the console and divide the number of gallons purchased into the number of miles on the odometer. Thatís the only accurate way to measure Miles Per Gallon. The fuel gauge is very accurate and yes you can see it move quickly down. It can give a rough estimate when it reads half full is about ten gallons. I look at the odometer and usually have about 165 miles. Which is 16.5 MPG. Better not drive over 330 miles or you will be walking to the gas station.
#2767 of 2815 Re: Poorest mileage I ever got on a 6 cyl. [jms703]
May 27, 2008 (5:33 pm)
I can only get 12 mile a gallon on my xterra, is there something wrong with it.
#2768 of 2815 Re: Poorest mileage I ever got on a 6 cyl. [9babies]
May 28, 2008 (1:43 am)
I think Xterra is always in good condition.
#2769 of 2815 Re: 05 Xterra Offroad Wheel came off at 50mph [lvxterra05]
May 30, 2008 (9:53 am)
It sounds like the previous owner or serviceperson hugely overtorqued the lug nuts or had replaced them with something from the hardware store. Proper torque is probably 98 Ft/Lbs.; your owner's manual will say for sure.
You need to immediately check the other wheels. If you can't remove them with the lug nut wrench that came with the truck, they're probably overtorqued. Overtorquing can also warp the brake rotors. Scary stuff -- thank heaven you stopped safety!
#2770 of 2815 01 Xterra SE - car alarm ultra-sensitive
Jun 03, 2008 (10:11 pm)
I've got a 2001 Xterra. 6 months ago, my truck was hit, and repaired at a body shop. Since then (and never before this event) the car alarm is ultra-sensitive.
It goes off within 5 minutes of me locking the truck w/ the key fob. It will go off every 5-7 minutes, or maybe every 10 minutes. In recent weeks it will go off within 2 minutes of locking the truck. It is definitely getting worse.
I no longer lock the truck, because I don't want to upset my neighbors with the constant alarms.
I took the truck to mechanic who didn't know how to lower the sensitivity. I asked him is he could simply disable the alarm, but he wasn't sure about that either.
Is there a way to just disable the alarm function without affecting anything else? I would just as soon be able to lock the car without the alarm feature. Or, how does one go about decreasing the sensitivity of the car alarm?
Thanks in advance!
#2771 of 2815 Not happy with my 05 X
Jun 04, 2008 (1:45 pm)
I bought it new and it was fine till it hit 30k. I'm just not happy with it and I don't feel good about the warranty coming to an end. Also it sucks on gas and even that has got worse. Are all the 05's bad?
#2772 of 2815 Re: Not happy with my 05 X [steveg64]
Jun 04, 2008 (2:43 pm)
Anything specifically (aside from gas mileage which will generally suck on everything larger than corolla nowadays)?
#2773 of 2815 Re: 01 Xterra SE - car alarm ultra-sensitive [swintronix]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 04, 2008 (3:45 pm)
My '97 Subaru alarm was acting up - I suspected the shock sensor, and it seemed mostly affected by cold weather. There is an sensitivity dial adjustment on mine. Assuming the factory setting can be adjusted, the dealer may know how to set yours for a lower sensitivity.
I go so frustrated with mine, instead of tinkering with the dial settings, I disconnected the battery and pulled the siren out and clipped the wires. Now it sometimes doesn't want to crank if I don't hit "unlock" on the key fob or press the "secret" override button that mine has, so I really can't recommend this method. But it did shut it up!
Good luck - durn alarms can really drive you boinkers.
Jun 09, 2008 (10:01 am)
Have 2006 with 22K on it and rust bubbles are forming just below the rear window. No accidents or anything like that. Not looking forward to resolving this with the dealer/Nissan - if the clutch fiasco we went through is any indication.
Jun 11, 2008 (12:48 pm)
What kind of gas do you put in XTerra? I've been fulling up with mid grade for the last years on all of my cars (including XTerra) and the dealer recently told me that all Nissans are designed for regular unleaded for the last several years.
I know that it'd make only $3-4 difference per fuel up but it all adds up.