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You are in the Nissan Xterra
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#101 of 202 Re: People... unite against Nissan now. We need your info! [ktsteven3]
Mar 30, 2010 (9:51 am)
I just received a safety recall notice for my 2008 Xterra, NOT for their faulty clutch but for a bad fuel tank sender float arm which can cause the fuel gauge to indicate 1/4 of a tank on 06 and 08 Xterras when the tank is actually empty. According to Nissan, "If this were to occur on your vehicle, the vehicle could stall, which could create an unsafe condition which could result in a crash".
It is obvious to me that many of the premature clutch failures described on this site, and mine, occurred suddenly and without warning and could create a similar unsafe condition which could result in a crash as Nissan described in the fuel gauge safety recall. If the clutch suddenly fails on a freeway or on a narrow country road without a safe pull-off space, this is clearly a major safety condition. I feel Nissan is purposely ignoring taking ownership for their clearly faulty clutch design on 6-speed Xterras and Frontiers, maybe because their parent Renault is having financial difficulties, or as we are seeing with Toyota, the Japanese car companies (except for Honda?) are no longer of the mindset that quality and the customer are the priority.
Whatever the reason I feel I paid a lot of money unknowingly for an unreliable 08 Xterra that currently I cannot take on any trips since I am approaching 40k miles and expect the clutch to fail again at any time. I am very ready to join a class action lawsuit, and really hope someone such as yourself has the contacts to get something going.
I noticed that for the 2010 Xterra base X model the 6 speed is standard, and still optional for the S, Off Road, and SE models, so Nissan continues to ship 6-speed Xterras and presumably Frontiers with the fragile and unreliable 350Z-based clutch that was designed for a lightweight sports car.
#102 of 202 Re: People... unite against Nissan now. We need your info! [ktsteven3]
Mar 30, 2010 (11:42 am)
i bought my 350 Z (2005) used. It only has 50K miles on it and the clutch, drive belts, flywheel, and bearing (sp?) all need to be replaced. The dealer is quoting me $3300. I am very interested in suing/joining a class action. I would also very much like any other reports/lawsuit records that anyone has access to. My mother is a lawyer and is going to help me with this so I want to start gathering as much info on other bad clutches as possible.
#103 of 202 Re: People... unite against Nissan now. We need your info! [lchilton]
Apr 02, 2010 (3:42 pm)
Just bought my first Nissan... A 2010 X-Terra Off-Road.. manual transmission.
My clutch died after ONLY 6000 km!! The dealer doesn't want to cover it!
I've been driving a 2000 civic manual for the past 10yrs without ever having a clutch problem so I have serious reasons to believe it has nothing to do with my driving!
I'm up for a collective lawsuit!
#105 of 202 Good bye not a good buy.
Apr 02, 2010 (9:08 pm)
Sorry to hear that Nissan has had this problem since '06 and not only won't admit they have a problem but that they haven't done anything to solve the problem. My '06 Xterra is the third Nissan I've owned and it will be the last.
They obviously don't care about satisfied customers, and they also don't care about product quality.
#106 of 202 Re: People... unite against Nissan now. We need your info! [ruckuz]
Apr 03, 2010 (1:31 pm)
I'm in. Are you in Canada?
Keep e-mailing me with your strories. I am not finished with these clowns.
#107 of 202 Re: Good bye not a good buy. [stickman409]
Apr 03, 2010 (1:48 pm)
Correct me if I am wrong, but in order to redesign a heavier duty transmission for the X impacts everything else around it from a space perpective. The only way to get improved performance for the same design is to use higher performance materials to occupy the same volume. Higher performance for the same effective volume brings a cost penalty over and above the increase in duty. What Nissan doesn't want, is to be the next Toyota because the systematic annilation in the US is mostly politics. Nissan do make good cars but they screwed up. It is only human. However, their treatment of people in the handling of this is disgusting. I get quite a few e-mails from people that ask me if they should buy one??? Sure if you can afford to pay $2500 CAD a pop on some underdetermined frequency. I'm going for these clowns in Canada - anyone else want to join or tandem what we do in the US? xterraclutchhotmail.com
#108 of 202 Re: People... unite against Nissan now. We need your info! [Just_Peachy]
Apr 06, 2010 (6:49 am)
yes I'm from Canada (province of Quebec)
#109 of 202 Join the facebook group "I have a Nissan Xterra with a bad clutch"
Apr 14, 2010 (8:58 pm)
We have created a facebook group entitled "I have a Nissan Xterra with a bad clutch". We thought it would be a good way to collect everyone who is involved in this mess and keep everyone up to date about any strides made against Nissan USA or Canada. We can also post pictures and have discussions. Please join so that we can begin to build strength in numbers. -Karen
#110 of 202 Re: Xterra Clutch [agatka]
Apr 15, 2010 (12:31 pm)
ok the dealer replaced the clutch and flywheel and all the other clutch parts with new OEM parts so we will see how many miles i get this time before it brakes down again. It is mid April and car is stil rolling. I have 2 more yrs before the powertrain warranty expires and dealer menager said that it will be cover and replaced if it brakes down bore that. Hope I won't have to prove with the edmunds xterra forum print outs that I am not the only one with this problem in my car. My gas sensor was also replaced while they work on my car....so so far I am glad with Anchorage, Alaska Nissan dealership.