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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2 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.

2003 Nissan Frontier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 252002

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When ignition is turned off power door locks randomly lock vehicle by themselves, locking out driver. Happens once every one or two weeks.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012003

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
I purchased a 2003 Nissan Frontier pickup truck. When I use the defroster the air conditioner comes on which is normal. I cannot turn off the defroster and air conditioner until I turn off the engine. The air conditioner compressor stays on until the engine is shut down. If I am on a highway I have to stop and turn the engine off to turn the air conditioner off, restart the engine, and then merge back on the highway. At one Nissan dealership the service department tells me this is normal and it is written up that way in the manual. Yet they tell me there is a nationwide backorder for a part. Another Nissan dealership tells me there is a problem but they are unable to diagnose without tearing everything apart.

- Lonoke, AR, USA

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