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Nissan Xterra Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 23 Nissan Xterra recalls between 2000 and 2015. Learn if your Nissan Xterra is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 2, 2012

Certain vehicles are being recalled because one or both of the front wheel bearing hub assemblies may wear prematurely and eventually crack.

Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning October 8, 2012. If you notice an abnormal noise from the front wheels, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 19, 2011

An engine oil leak may develop from the area of the engine oil cooler and oil filter. This could result in loss of engine oil pressure and severe engine damage.

Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning January 19, 2012. If you are experiencing an engine oil leak, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 12, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview on October 28, 2010

A problem with a relay inside an engine control module can cause the engine to stall without warning.

Nissan notified owners of affected vehicles starting in December 2010. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 16, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview on July 12, 2010

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 lower control arms in the vehicle's suspension systems. According to the automaker, the problem lies in the control arm's attaching point to the vehicle's chassis. These are called "Cylindrical Collars" and they are welded to the control arm. During the manufacturing process, some collars may contain welds that do not meet Nissan's strength specifications, resulting in the collars possibly separating from the control arm/s. Should this happen, the vehicle handling might possibly diminish to the degree that a crash could occur.

Owners are advised to call their local dealer with their vehicle's VIN number and dealers will conduct a database search to determine if the vehicle is involved in this recall from Nissan. Additionally, owners can access recall info from Nissan's website at: http://www.nissanusa.com/recalls-vin?next=site_search.best_match.link#/. Nissan can be reached via phone at: 1-800-647-7261 and Infiniti at: 1-800-662-6200. Another route one can take is to go to NHTSA's website @ www.safercar.gov and conduct a recall database search or call the NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at: 1-888-327-4236.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 20, 2010

One or both front control arms on the front suspension can fail, increasing the risk of a crash. 

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. A front lower control arm could fail without warning. Please contact your Nissan dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 19, 2010

Steering column and passenger air bag fasteners may not have been tightened correctly. The steering column may become loose, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the passenger air bag may not deploy as designed.

We at RepairPal have designated this as a high priority recall. Steering ability could be lost without warning and/or the passenger air bag may not deploy correctly. Please contact your Nissan dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you as to what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 22, 2010

A problem with the fuel tank may cause the gas gauge never to read below a quarter tank of gas even when the tank might be empty. If the vehicle runs out of gas in traffic, you might become stranded or get into an accident.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the gas gauge may not read correctly. Please contact your Nissan dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 26, 2009

The air bag system uses "crash" sensors that monitor the vehicle and detect an impact that requires air bag deployment. Some of these sensors are located in the front of the vehicle. The front crash zone sensor is located in an area that can build up with road salt and debris. This can cause corrosion to build up around the front crash sensors, and cause an interruption of electrical signal. If this happens, your air bag light will come on and the air bag system will not operate in a collision.

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if the air bag light comes on. Please contact your Nissan dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.