2012 Nissan Xterra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Nissan Xterra
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2012 Nissan Xterra ProblemsAbnormal Noise From Front of 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.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
2012 Nissan Xterra QuestionsAre there any problems with the "Supplemental air bag warning light" going on? (1 answer)
I've had a recurring problem with the Air Bag warning light. I replaced the Passenger front seat belt pretentioner. Nissan has a list of things to try to fix this issue. They want to replace a seat bottom for $1300! And, they can't guarantee that will fix the problem. It seems Air Bag...
Does not happen when vacuum line from egr or turbo disconnected
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2012 Nissan Xterra RecallsFront Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly May Crack
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.