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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,037 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 232014

Frontier

  • 140,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Frontier. While driving approximately 45 mph, the steering wheel seized and made a cracking sound. The failure was intermittent. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 10V554000 (steering), but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the steering column was defective and needed to be replaced. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Albany , GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012011

Frontier 4-cyl

  • miles
2002 Nissan Frontier. Consumer states steering problems the consumer stated the nearest dealer is 80 miles away and would like to have his mechanic perform the recall work.

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #2

May 182011

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 93,898 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated the vehicle was repaired for the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 10V554000 (steering:column). After receiving the vehicle from the authorized dealer, the contact noticed that the steering wheel was positioned out of alignment. Whenever the steering wheel was positioned to drive straight, the vehicle would steer towards the right. The manufacturer and authorized dealer were notified, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 93,898. Updated 8/29/11 the dealer informed the consumer the alignment was probably off. Updated 10/03/11

- Goshen, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 042010

Frontier

  • 70,250 miles
NHTSA campaign id number : 10V554000 this recall campaign describes exactly what happened last Saturday to my 2002 Nissan Frontier....my steering column broke off while I was driving and I had absolutely no steering. I almost crashed twice and but managed to land the truck safely on a friend's mother's front lawn. An experienced mechanic on scene said he had never seen a steering column break off like this one did. It was towed by a flatbed from there and is currently at the local Nissan dealer, but there are no parts available anywhere to fix it. I had no choice but to buy another vehicle this week, and I did buy another Nissan, a 2009 Frontier.

- Edinburg, NY, USA

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