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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. The Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Nissan has recalled 2006 - 2008 vehicles only for this fuel gauge issue...
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. ...
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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0 Known Nissan Xterra Brakes Problems

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2 Known Nissan Xterra Electrical & Lights Problems

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...
The 2005-2010 Nissan Xterra equipped with the automatic transmission may develop an issue which is commonly known as the "strawberry milkshake". The name is based on the color and consistency of t...

6 Known Nissan Xterra Engine Problems

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. ...
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
The coolant outlet on the front of the lower intake manifold may develop a coolant leak.

1 Known Nissan Xterra Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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 n...

0 Known Nissan Xterra Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Nissan Xterra Maintenance Problems

0 Known Nissan Xterra Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known Nissan Xterra Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Nissan Xterra Problems & Complaints

The coolant outlet on the front of the lower intake manifold may develop a coolant leak.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
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...
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. ...
The fuel injectors can fail and cause drivability problems. Often there is no Check Engine light and the failures can be caused by corrosion of the connector, clogging beyond the point of cleaning,...
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 n...
The 2005-2010 Nissan Xterra equipped with the automatic transmission may develop an issue which is commonly known as the "strawberry milkshake". The name is based on the color and consistency of t...
Valve clearances for this engine are shim adjusted and should be checked periodically to help maximize engine life. Another good time to check the valve clearances is when the valve cover gasket is...
Screws inside the intake manifold can become loose causing internal engine damage if they fall out completely. Our technicians report that using a strong thread locker on the power valve butterfl...
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