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#13 of 212 VDC and SLIP lights keep coming on
Jan 24, 2007 (11:06 am)
I purchased a 2006 Xterra SE 4X4 new and the VDC and SLIP lights have come on 4 times already. I actually got it to the dealer the first time while they were still lit and the problem (according to them) was the steering angle adjustment sensor had created an error message. Nissan says to check the connector and if it's good, to reset the code. Well. it has happened 3 more times. It clears itself after a few start-ups. Has anyone hear of this issue before?
#14 of 212 Re: clutch failure [adidasgymrat]
Mar 08, 2007 (11:04 am)
the same make the same year 13000 miles and clutch is out. even didn't have an opportunity to drive offroad. what I notice is that the smell of clutch showed up after switching into 4wheel regime and back.
never had automatic transmission, this is my 5th car, can't believe this.
now trying to deal with nissan directly to have extension of warranty to the clutch. has anyone tried, does it work?
#15 of 212 Re: clutch failure [adidasgymrat]
Mar 09, 2007 (10:25 am)
I had the same problem and the clutch replaced under warranty. Could be the dealer and not Nissan.
#16 of 212 2000 XTERRA AC PROBLEM
Mar 19, 2007 (10:43 am)
The airconditioning in our 2000 Nissan Xterra has gone out FOUR times, all due to the SAME high pressure hose being faulty. We have replaced this hose three times, each time the parts manager at our local Nissan dealership refrencing how many of these hoses he sells and that it is definately A PROBLEM. Now that we are on our FOURTH time, and having a 8 month old baby w/summer right around the corner, I'M FED UP. Nissan needs to correct this problem and either make a hose that won't break or replace my entire system. After searching the internet, I have found that there are many people just like me, that have all paid and paid and paid to have their AC fixed by Nissan, same hose everytime. Why has there not been a recall?? Not to mention the driver window problem that Xterra owners are all experiencing - us too, and the CD problem, had that one as well. What is wrong with Nissan?? We have owned 7 Nissans - Xterra, 240 SX, Pathfinder, Sentra, 2 extended cabs and a truck. This will be the last one we buy if Nissan does not make this right. I also have a call in to our local news station who has a special segment on this very thing. I am a stay at home wife and mother. I have nothing better to do than to persue this thing until they issue a recall so everyone can finally have their AC permanently fixed or they replace my entire system, free of charge. My local dealership, Hudiberg Nissan in OKC, has been of no help. Seems to be "my problem" and I need to see if "my part" is still covered by a part warranty so they can give me yet another FAULTY HOSE so I can repeat this process EVERY YEAR until I sell this car. Not to mention labor and freon costs that we are out each time. I am extremely frustrated and like I said, I'm prepared to go as far as I need to - this is an obvious problem that Nissan needs to take responsibility for and FIX.
#17 of 212 Re: VDC and SLIP lights keep coming on [webninja7]
Mar 21, 2007 (6:50 pm)
I also have a 2006 Xterra Off Road 4X2 and it also has done this to me about 6 times now. I took it to the dealer and told them about it with it's first oil change a few days ago but they were unable to find a code in the computer's history or anything. They told me to bring it back when it comes back on. The next day it came on and my husband took it to the dealer but they blew him off and told him they didn't have time to look at it and the diagnostic computer was currently being used. After a few key cycles the lights go off. So it is really hard the get it to the dealers when it is on and sometimes it doesn't come on for about two weeks. So this is a hit and miss.
#18 of 212 Re: VDC and SLIP lights keep coming on [webninja7]
Mar 27, 2007 (7:00 pm)
I had the same problem! Took it to the dealer 4 times, they can never find anything wrong, told me to come back next time it happens. You can never duplicate it for them!
I did notice that it only happens in the winter and when the vehicle is cold. If I put it in the garage overnight, it won't happen.
#19 of 212 Re: clutch failure [krash]
Mar 28, 2007 (9:09 am)
This just happend to our FY06 Xterra with 7300 mi on it. Stuck on the road. After not getting through to the Nissan assist number and having it towed to the stealership, they said the clutch is not covered under warrantee, hog wash! It's part of the drive train and at 7300 it not wear and tear. Is there a TSB on this? Any way, either the dealers fix under warrantee or they don't it shouldn't be subjective. How did you get them to cover it, do you involve Nissan home office, lawyer? What else isn't covered?
#20 of 212 steering both ways but straight
Mar 29, 2007 (1:46 pm)
i had my x aligned about 3 times. wheels rotated also. it seems that it wanders to the right. i must hold the steering wheel at the 11:00 position for it to go straight. when i come to a stop sign i must turn it to the 10:00 position and then at acceleration, it gradually goes straight. i can be in the left lane and it will do this, so the road "crown" is not the problem. has anyone had any wandering problems?
#21 of 212 turns right at any stop
Mar 30, 2007 (7:04 am)
I have only had my '03 xterra for five months, it's beautiful with only 40k miles on it. I still can't believe that even the dealership can't make it stop pulling to the right when slowing for a stop. Also , the front passenger seat shakes all over the place on any road that is not smooth as glass. The frame is straight,and the alignment is perfect. What the heck??? Really wishing I had bought the Envoy instead...
#22 of 212 Re: VDC and SLIP lights keep coming on [allie2baba]
Mar 31, 2007 (11:41 am)
My Xterra's VDC and SLIP light came on again this week. I live in Arizona and doesn't get that cold. I've had my X since the beginning of December and the first time it did this was right before Christmas. So the lights come on about every couple of weeks. I wonder how many other X's owners have this problem. Maybe it should be a recall?