2005 Nissan Xterra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Nissan Xterra

2005 Nissan Xterra 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.

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.

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2005 Nissan Xterra Questions

Previously, there was a crank sensor code that indicated that the cam sensor was bad. So, I replaced it, but to no avail.

When I come to a stop at times, my 05 Xterra's rear end seems to hold up, as if I am towing something heavy. I hit the gas and my RPMs and engine rev but it is as if something is holding back on the rear end. It does not do it all the time, and if I hit the gas and then let off of the gas it...

on when i restart it.

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2005 Nissan Xterra Recalls

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, ...

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.

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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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 res...

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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