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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,980 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.

2004 Nissan Frontier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 152013

Frontier 6-cyl

  • miles


We replaced the starter 2X in the last year and recently just 3 months ago. My son went to start the truck on Saturday and the starter burned completely up. We have replaced the starter on this truck a total of 3X in the last 2 years.

- Gilbert, SC, USA

problem #4

Jan 172014

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
After driving my vehicle to work (around 15 miles), the lights began to dim and the radio turned on and off several times. I parked in the garage where I work, and went to my office to get in touch with a mechanic. About 1/2 hour later, a police officer called because my truck caught fire. It caused damage to the parking structure, and obviously to the vehicle, including melting many of the components under the hood, as well as smoke damage to the inside of the truck. It was totaled.

- Vail, AZ, USA

problem #3

Nov 112010

Frontier 4-cyl

  • 73,900 miles
Vehicle starts stalling after driving for 10 to 40 miles. Various dash lights start to come on, lights start to dim, vehicles starts bucking from engine missing. Very dangerous in heavy traffic. Once stopped, vehicle horn goes off when restarting attempted. Engine won't turn over when attempting to restart. After several hours vehicle will restart. Brought to Nissan service dept. Twice and could not get the vehicle to repeat incident.

- Kiln, MS, USA

problem #2

Dec 212008


  • 83,000 miles
Around 80,000 miles, faulty wiring in the electrical system caused the vehicle to accelerate and decelerate erratically while driving down the road, while pressing down the accelerator. After taking the truck to a Nissan service center, it was discovered there was a wiring problem in the vehicle causing this. This potentially could cause the vehicle to stall out during a turn, or while driving down a freeway, which may possibly cause an accident resulting in injury or death.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 102005

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The contact stated vehicle was on fire while parked in the driveway with the ignition turned off. He attempted to extinguish the fire with a water hose. The fire department arrived and put out the fire. The fire department determined this was an electrical fire that originated from the dashboard panel area. The vehicle sustained damage to the interior dashboard panel and front seats. The vehicle was not deemed a total loss by the insurance company. The vehicle is currently at a body shop for repairs. Updated 12/27/05. Updated 03/09/06.

- Springfield , MA, USA

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