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2005 Nissan Xterra

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2005 Nissan Xterra Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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»

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Screws inside the intake manifold can become loose causing internal engine damage if they fall out completely. Our technicians report that using a strong thread locker on the power valve butterfly screws can help prevent them from becoming loose.

2005 Nissan Xterra Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 26, 2009

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 21, 2005

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On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with a Nissan accessory tow hitch, inadequate welding of joints in hitch assembly may result in separation of hitch from vehicle during towing.  Thus cause loss of item in tow and possible accident. Dealer will replace tow hitch free of charge.

 

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 3, 2005

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There is a recall on certain Valley Industries Hitch-Class III receiver trailer hitches P/N 82850 manufactured between March and September 2005 sold for use as replacements equipment for the 2005 Nissan Xterra. Due to insufficient weld strength, under certain circumstances, the hitch may break while in use. This may cause the loss of equipment in tow and result in an accident. Valley Industries will replace the hitch free of charge. 

 

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Suspension & Steering, July 12, 2010

Summary: NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT AND REAR LOWER LINKS, P/NOS. 54501ZQ00A, 54500ZQ00A, 551A1ZQ00A, 551A0ZQ00A , 54501EA00A, 54500EA00A, 551A1EA500, 551A0EA500, 54501ZR00A, AND 54500ZR00A, SOLD BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25, 2009 AND MAY 14, 2010 AS REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2010 TITAN, ARMADA, AND QX56, AND MODEL YEARS 2005 THROUGH 2010 FRONTIER, XTERRA, AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES. THE LOWER CONTROL LINK ASSEMBLY HAS TWO CYLINDRICAL COLLARS FORMING THE INBOARD ATTACHMENT POINTS TO THE CHASSIS. DUE TO AN IMPROPER WELDING PROCESS SOME COLLARS MAY CONTAIN WELDS THAT DO NOT MEET STRENGTH SPECIFICATIONS.

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2005 Nissan Xterra Questions and Answers

sirmons, 2005 Nissan Xterra, Fort Pierce, FL

will run for awhile and when I get home it won't crank for about 30 minutes then will start you might be driving and it will turn off then 15 minutes later it will drive

adkatz73, 2005 Nissan Xterra, 4.0L V6, Great Barrington, MA

My fuel level sensor is not operating and i can not pass inspection because of my check engine light. Will Nissan pay for repair?

facebook-1538283535, 2005 Nissan Xterra, 4.0L V6, Litchfield, CT

I have a code P0455 which the dealer told me was a vent control valve is there a picture of this I may see?

floydie, 2005 Nissan Xterra, 4.0L V6, Somerville, MA

My AC is not working, got it checked, and they said I need to have my AC control module changed.How much does it cost, and what causes it to break down, they told me it's an 05(xterra),I only ...

tduncan, 2005 Nissan Xterra, 4.0L V6, Gadsden, AL

goes dead and starts back up no loss of power noticed

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2005 Nissan Xterra Reviews

after reaching 64000 miles start having problem with a whinning sound when i accerlerates and mor and mre i drive it noise get lounder.

2005 Nissan Xterra has been seriously one of the best decisions we've made. GREAT vehicle. Yes, it does drive/ride more like a truck, but I actually wanted that. It's got the BEST ground clearance around. We take it camping and on dirt roads frequently in the summer and the ride and storage on it is great.
One MAJOR complaint: Emissions. NIGHTMARE. I believe after doing research - ALOT of research - that it's just the 2004/2005 models that have this much of an issue. Apparently the fuel sensors in these models were placed on the inside of the fuel tank vs the outside - I'm not a mechanical genuis, but this somehow caused a problem. Bottomline: Constant "service engine now" light on, and anyone who lives in an Emissions Area knows, this is an absolute nightmare. $$$$$ later, plus two traffic violations (for expired registration, b/c it couldn't pass emissions) later.. Nissan finally fixed it for free. FINALLY. After over a year of arguing with them. The year following: Cat converter went. $1400 more on that. Now, the heat is blowing cold air. I looked on the forums.. also seems to be a "known issue" but no recall, there will be more $$ coming out of my pocket.
Overall - yes - I'd recommend the Xterra. If I had to do it over, though, I'd probably stay away from the 2004/2005's.. Just sayin'. :-)

98 percent The best SUV I have ever Driven , fun to drive a little rough on passengers because of stiff suspension and truck like handling(,But that is exactly what I love about it) not so fuel efficient, But managable

Looks Great , everything you need to switch, turn,click,or open is exactly where it should be for easy access

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