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
$
379
to $
598
2003 Nissan Frontier
$
714
to $
2,024
2003 Nissan Frontier
$
317
to $
849
2003 Nissan Frontier
$
396
to $
1,515
2003 Nissan Frontier
$
1,148
to $
2,301

2003 Nissan Frontier Problems

Misfire and check engine light due to clogged EGR valve

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.

No Start, Engine Stalls

The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.

Noise From the Front of the Engine

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.

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2003 Nissan Frontier Questions

When 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.

what was cause oil leak past valve seals in clynder head (1 answer)

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...

airbag light light flashing after changing battery (1 answer)

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

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2003 Nissan Frontier Recalls

Nissan 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.

Recall 04V230000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SIX CYLINDER ENGINES AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FOUR OR SIX CYLINDER ENGINES, THE FUEL PUMP TERMINAL ON THE FUEL-SENDING UNIT CAN DEVELOP A CRACK IN THE PLASTIC MOLDING. THIS CAN CAUSE THE TERMINAL STRIP TO CORRODE UNDER SOME ENVIRONMENTAL CON...
Recall 02V299000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, WATER MAY ENTER THE REAR AXLE HOUSING DUE TO INADEQUATE SEALING OF THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) SENSOR.

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2003 Nissan Frontier Reviews

great little truck . wish the US would allow the diesal model to be imported .
Not real happy with this one, too many leaks on a/c unit and hoses, dont think i will buy another Nissan
I have 101,000 miles on my frontier. I still have the original battery and for the most part, the only real problem I have had is the check engine light. I have had the EGR cleaned out at about every 10K. I preform most maintenance myself and found the truck easy to work on. During my last visual inspection I do see the need for suspension parts. This is my 2nd Nissan pick up in 20 years. The ...

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