2002 Nissan Frontier Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Nissan Frontier
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Our experts translate recalls into plain English
2002 Nissan Frontier ProblemsEngine Stall and/or No Start Condition
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
The EGR valve can become clogged with carbon, which causes the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This can result in moderate to severe misfires on acceleration and the EGR valve and passages will need to be cleaned.
A whining or buzzing type noise may develop from the timing chain area caused by excess slack in the secondary timing chains. Nissan has issued a service bulletin (NTB09-128) regarding this issue. Replacement of both secondary timing chains and their tensioner shoes will be necessary to repair this concern. As part of this repair, the engine oil and filter should also be replaced.
2002 Nissan Frontier QuestionsHOW TO REPLACE AND ADJUST THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR (1 answer)
I ALLREADY CHANGE DE TPS SENSOR
I have been quoted around $1000+ for replacement of a part at two different shops (one was a Nissan dealership). The dealership gave me completely wrong information - they said the part was no longer available new and would have to be replaced with a used part (it is available), and the part # th...
2002 Nissan Frontier RecallsNissan Recalls 2002–2004 Vehicles Due to Corrosion in Lower Steeing Column Joint
Nissan is recalling 2002–2004 Frontier and Exterra models due to corrosion in the lower steering column joint that can limit movement of the joint, resulting in excessive load. This can lead to cracking of the shaft, which may result in loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Nissan will replace the steering column shaft and joint with a different design, free of charge.