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Nissan Frontier Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Nissan Frontier

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Nissan Frontier is between $409 and $500 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Nissan Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
2004 Nissan Frontier
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$298 - $433
2000 Nissan Frontier Service Detail: 4 Cylinder, 2WD
Clutch Replacement
$578 - $825
2001 Nissan Frontier Engine: 4 Cylinder
Catalytic Converter Replacement
$255 - $749
2003 Nissan Frontier Quantity: Both
Ball Joint Replacement - Lower
$409 - $651
2000 Nissan Frontier Engine: V6
Spark Plug Replacement
$179 - $233

Nissan Frontier Problems

Erratic Fuel Gauge and/or Check Engine Light

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»

Abnormal 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.

Engine Stall and/or No Start Condition

The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.

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Nissan Frontier Questions

Cant get my engine to go all the way to the bell housing. I replceing engine wit (1 answer)

I am replacing my engine Frontier 4.0 with torque converter attached. I cannot seem to get it all the way back to the bell housing I have spun the crank to no avail to line up shaft splines

Under hood pass side corner of rf fender an firewall 2.5 ltr man trans (1 answer)

Just replaced cam shaft and crank shaft pos. Sen. Started up fine drove fine, when stopped an turned engine off, it doesn't want to start back right away, have to let it sit for a few mins before srtarts back again, an stalls or shuts off when driving, same senerio lat sit few mims starts aga...

What do I need to do if the vehicle will not idle? (1 answer)

I have cleaned the carb put new fuel filter but still won't idle need to know what to check or what to do. Thanks.

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Nissan Frontier Recalls

Starter Wiring Harness Short Circuits On Heat Shield

The wiring harness to the starter motor may short circuit on a heat shield. Dealers will inspect and adjust the position of the starter motor wiring harness free of charge to resolve the concern.

Rear Seat Belt Anchor Bolt Not Properly Attached

The anchor nut that is welded on to the weld nut plate that secures the rear seat belt mounting bolt may not be properly manufactured. This can result in the rear seat belt not securing an occupant in a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair the seat belt anchor attachment as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Potential Electrical Fire

These trucks are being recalled because an electrical circuit breaker may have been incorrectly installed behind the lower left portion of the dashboard. As a result, a bolt may wear through the wire harness covering causing an electrical short circuit. This could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and repair the wire harness and circuit breaker as necessary to correct this concern.

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Nissan Frontier Reviews

Truck has 30,000 miles. Rides/Runs great.4.0 liter strong and gets as good mileage as my toyota 2.7 liter. I use synthetic oil only. I haven't heard any unusual noise from timing chain area but I will pay special attention to this area
The fuel gauge sensor stopped working, causing the check engine light to come on. I am unable to get the vehicle smogged unless this is fixed, which will cost me almost $1000. This is a known problem with this model and many others, but Nissan will not help in any way. In fact, they "require" that I go to a Nissan DEALER and pay for a diagnosis (which I've already paid for at another shop), so ...
My 2010 Frontier started loosing it's luster two years after I purchased it. Last year I noticed oxidation around the doors on both sides. I had purchased the extended warranty so I figured it was covered. WRONG! They said the paint job is only good for 3 years and not covered under the extended warranty. Being a long time customer they called Nissan and decided they would only cover part or ha...

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