2003 Nissan Frontier Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Nissan Frontier
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2003 Nissan Frontier ProblemsErratic Fuel Gauge and/or Check Engine Light
The fuel level sensor can fail causing erratic or inaccurate fuel gauge readings. The Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Nissan has recalled 2006 - 2008 vehicles only for this fuel gauge issue. For more information on the recall, please click here»
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.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
2003 Nissan Frontier QuestionsWhen I drive the truck I lose power shortly after. (1 answer)
When I drive the truck I lose power shortly after and if I continue to drive I start to loose the clutch. When it cools off it runs fine again until it warms up.I changed out the thermostat and the fans working. I do not know what to check next.
I had someone replace timing belt and now I have had to put in the shop now 3 times back once it sounded totally out of time second time noticed oil leak from the oil pan and antifreeze drops on motor what the hell did this guy do and now to get it fixed now he wants almost 4000. he has done noth...
the battery shorted out in my truck 4clyn automatic after changing the battery the airbag light was flashing wasn't doing this prior to battery. Everything else has returned to normal fuction mileage is 106k
2003 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.