Nissan Frontier Repair and Maintenance

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

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Nissan Frontier Problems

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.

Misfire and check engine light due to clogged EGR valve

The EGR valve can become clogged with carbon, which causes the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This can result in moderate to severe misfires on acceleration and the EGR valve and passages will need to be cleaned.

Coolant leak into transmission fluid

Truck was in for routine service and service told me I had coolant leaking into transmission. Over $1.000 to repair!

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Nissan Frontier Questions

i have the 3.3SC. does it require any kind of maintenance? (1 answer)

recently when i start the truck in the morning, the pulley on the supercharger
makes a rattly noise. is there any maintenance to do on these.
2001 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner
3.3 liter SC

Is the 3.3L Engine a non interference engine? (1 answer)

I broke the timing belt and need to know if I need a valve job. If it is a non interference engine, then I don't need it.

How much does it cost to replace timing chain (3 answers)

I went to get an oil change and was told there is a high pitch sound when engine is reved.

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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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