Nissan Xterra Problems

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Most Common Nissan Xterra Problems

The fuel level sensor can fail causing erratic or inaccurate fuel gauge readings.
A whining or buzzing type noise may develop from the timing chain area caused by excess slack in the secondary timing chains.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start.
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2 Known Nissan Xterra Electrical & Lights Problems

6 Known Nissan Xterra Engine Problems

1 Known Nissan Xterra Exhaust & Emissions Problem

9 Known Nissan Xterra Problems

Years to Avoid
Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Nissan Xterra years 2004, 2002, and 2008 are the most likely to experience problems.
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