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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,550 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.

2002 Nissan Frontier engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012003

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 42,000 miles


General Grabber aw 225-70-15 stock on 2002 Nissan Frontier have belt separation in the sidewalls. I have filed a complaint with general tire (#55041). Have also contacted Nissan to have a specialist check it out. Complaint number [req:195685] <::2gd6lyfjiwv6ovjy:: > with jane national direct marketing E-mail address: Nnaconsumeraffairs [].

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #3

May 202002

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Engine rattle during cold starts. Severity and duration change from day to day. Some days more pronounced and lasts as long a 10-12 sec, others not to noticable and lasts3-5- secs.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 212002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine light will illuminate on dashboard. Dealer has repaired the problem about 5 times.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 292002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving vehicle suddenly started to shake and vibrate erratically, and then vehicle completely shutdown.

- Austin, TX, USA

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