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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Nissan Frontier engine problems

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2001 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 072002

(reported on)

Frontier 4WD

  • miles


Any time the SUV reaches speeds greater than 95 mph it begins jumping dangerously.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Jun 062002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at state speed limit, consumer was involved in a situation with an aggressive driver. Consumer sped up to 95 mph without warning and engine began to stall, causing consumer to lose control of vehicle. Was able to control vehicle after slowing down. Dealer was notified, and mechanic stated there was a speed limit installed in engine without notifying consumer.

- Gerogetown, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 012000


  • miles
This Nissan pickup has had a random stall problem since new. It has been to the dealer numerous times (at least four, perhaps five?) but is simply returned each time with the comment ' could not duplicate the problem'. I have pursued through Nissan's 'customer hotline' but this was unsuccessful. I understand the difficulty in diagnosing a random problem but I don't really feel as if much effort has been put forth by the dealership either. This problem is dangerous as it invariably decides to show up when I am in congested traffic and I find myself stalled in the middle of an intersection unable to move. It will sometimes restart on the first attempt but again may require numerous tries to get restarted. Most recently, I left with the dealership again on May 31, 2002, and when I contacted them yesterday, June 3, 2002, I received the same old report, 'cannot duplicate the problem'.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 152001


  • miles
Engine check light keeps coming on. Vehicle sputters and jerks occasionally. Had repaired, but problem still exists.

- Elizabethton, TN, USA

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