2006 Nissan Frontier Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Nissan Frontier
2006 Nissan Frontier Problems
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 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.
2006 Nissan Frontier Questions
My truck has began making a low whining noise that coincides with acceleration. It's not a loud whine, but you can definitely hear it. I have checked the steering, I do not believe it's the power steering pump. I tried pushing the o/d button on & off, that doesn't seem to make any...
It did this for a few times and was then diagnosed with timing chain failure. Replaced the chain,tensioners and guides then it was fine again. Only problem now is it would occasionally stall and when i crank it a few times it would start again. I have changed the crank sensor but its still the sa...
I've recently had problems with the connections to the battery and all I would have to do it wiggle the positive cable and the truck would start right up. There was a point in time when I went to turn the truck over and there was a clicking sound along with fluttering of the lights on the das...
2006 Nissan Frontier Recalls
Nissan is recalling certain 2004 - 2010 Titan, Armada, & QX56 vehicles. Also included are 2005 - 2010 Frontier, Xterra, and Pathfinder vehicles for faulty front and/or rear suspension lower control arms. The problem is the control arm's attaching point to the vehicle's chassis. During the manufacturing process, some control arms may contain welds that do not meet Nissan's strength specs, and if they break, it may result in loss of vehicle control, and a possible crash.
The molded fuel tank can warp, creating interference with the fuel sender float arm and fuel tank. This would cause the fuel gauge never to read below a quarter tank of fuel even if it's empty. If the vehicle runs out of gas in traffic, you might become stranded or get into an accident. Dealers will replace the fuel level sending unit with one that has a modified float arm. The recall began March 22, 2010.
The air bag crash sensors located in the front zone may have corrosion buildup due to a high level of road salt exposure. If this happens, the sensor may become inoperative, and the air bag light will come on. If this happens, the air bags will not deploy in a collision. This recall began on January 26, 2009.
2006 Nissan Frontier Reviews
Bad Power Train involving Valve Box Cellinoids for shifting into uppergear.From a Stop position, vehicle feels it is in 3rd gear from beginning thus no acceleration & gear shifting. On 7/6/2010, I contacted 800-NISSAN-1, Customer Relations who developed File # 6860290 and forwarded to Regional Specialist (Luanne Blaysic (866-799-1690 ext. 1612) for investigation. Cust. Relations stated that I...
Bought my 2006 96k miles 4 door frontier used in early 2012 and 30 minutes after I bought it the transmission failed. Dealer gladly had transmission completely rebuilt. I then discovered the issue others have with radiator fluid getting into transmission so I quickly by-passed the radiator loop ( a 2 minute permanent fix). Since then I have raised the truck 4.5" and absolutely love it other tha...