2006 Nissan Xterra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Nissan Xterra

2006 Nissan Xterra Problems

Noise 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.

No 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.

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Fuel Level Sensor

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»

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2006 Nissan Xterra Questions

Anyone in this forum with the VDCoff / SLIP light on problem? (1 answer)

my xterra, out of a sudden shuts off while in low speed, like while turning in a corner or exiting a parking lot, and now I have the VDCoff and SLIP lights on for the rest of the day, and every time it takes longer to start and the engine shakes abruptly... something happens overnight since in th...

How much to repair valve cover gaskets and intake gaskets (1 answer)

How much cost to repair the valve gaskets and intake gaskets on my 2006 nissan xterra

Do I need a transmission pulley or a transmission??? (1 answer)

A few days ago my I was driving down the street & my Xterra began to stall in speed. I could press the accelerator to the floor almost & wouldn't go past 20mph.Pulled over & it wouldn't reverse or go str8. Had it towed & it drove just fine on to the flatbed. Took it to mec...

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2006 Nissan Xterra Recalls

Engine Stalls Without Warning

A relay in the engine control power distribution module may arc and cause a failure which can result in engine stalling. Dealers will replace the relay inside the module free of charge to resolve the problem.

Nissan-Infiniti Recall for Faulty Front and/or Rear Control Arms

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.

Gas Gauge May Never Read Empty

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.

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2006 Nissan Xterra Reviews

I have a 2006 Xterra and feel it is the best vehicle I have every owned. Yet I've had some of same problems others have had, all after the warranty expired. After 114,000 miles I experienced what was originally diagnosed as a misfire in the #1 cylinder. While driving on a freeway the engine began running roughly. Talking with my regular, non-dealer mechanic he thought it might be a misfirin...
I bought my Xterra used in August of 2007, and have put a little over 100,000 miles in the past four years of ownership. I've made a few power-increasing modifications, and my rig can get up and go quite well. I've beat quite a few cars down the road that I never should have given what I'm driving. I wouldn't trade my X for any other SUV out there...except maybe another one. It might be...
2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 75K, On-Road and Off-Road usage. Pros: Great Engine, excellent layout for large dogs, great Off-Road manners, very room inside as compared to FJ Cruiser, super visibility for driver position (no blind-spots) Cons: Fuel Sensor issues @ 60K, cheap mud-flaps(one plastic screw), expensive front hub assembly part (@72K, $500.00), A/C does not shutoff when switched off...

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