2012 Nissan Frontier Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Nissan Frontier
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2012 Nissan Frontier ProblemsNoise 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.
2012 Nissan Frontier QuestionsLeft latch to tailgate isnt latching, what am I expected to pay for replacement or repair? (1 answer)
Engine started with a rough idle in reverse and drive. After new fuel injector didn't work, Tech is not checking the wiring. Do I have a lemon or is this fixable?
Dealer said this is normal for this engine 4.0L Auto.I have to disagree.
2012 Nissan Frontier RecallsPotential Electrical Fire
These trucks are being recalled because an electrical circuit breaker may have been incorrectly installed behind the lower left portion of the dashboard. As a result, a bolt may wear through the wire harness covering causing an electrical short circuit. This could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and repair the wire harness and circuit breaker as necessary to correct this concern.
Certain vehicles may have been equipped with front wheel hubs that may not meet the design hardness specifications. A wheel hub that was manufactured below hardness specification may wear prematurely and eventually crack. If the vehicle is driven in this condition, the wheel hub may break, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. Dealers will replace the left and right side front wheel hub assemblies to correct this concern.
Some of the bolts that attach the engine oil cooler and filter to the engine may have been manufactured below specification strength. As a result, the bolt may break at the oil filter attachment point, which can cause an engine oil leak. Loss of too much engine oil can result in loss of oil pressure and the engine could seize, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the connector bolts to correct this concern.