2003 Nissan Xterra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Nissan Xterra
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2003 Nissan Xterra ProblemsNo 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.
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.
2003 Nissan Xterra QuestionsWhy would the airbags explode in a wreck!Both driver an passenger airbags! (1 answer)
Both airbags just didnt deploy they EXPLODED
I have a 2003 Xterra with a manual transmission, and recently I started hearing a loud clicking noise from the rear and I can feel it in the shifter knob. It's at ransom times and only does it when it is in motion. When I accelerate it becomes more frequent. I've been told it's the re...
2003 Nissan Xterra 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.