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2005 Nissan Frontier
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: In a very limited selection on small pickup trucks, the Frontier is one of the best options except -- and I cannot emphasize this enough -- for one problem that makes it an avoid-at-all-costs pain in you know what: the radiator ruptures and leaks coolant into the transmission, killing it. Such a buzzkill.
This problem affects most 2005-2008 (and maybe beyond) Frontiers.
Worst 2005 Frontier Problems by Category
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- transmission problems196NHTSA complaints: 19
- engine problems24NHTSA complaints: 165
- fuel system problems15NHTSA complaints: 157
- body / paint problems10NHTSA complaints: 15
- drivetrain problems7NHTSA complaints: 205
- exhaust system problems4NHTSA complaints: 3
- interior accessories problems3NHTSA complaints: 3
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 11
- electrical problems2NHTSA complaints: 31
- AC / heater problems1
- cooling system problemsNHTSA: 14
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 9
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 7
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 6
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 4
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 4
- steering problemsNHTSA: 4
- lights problemsNHTSA: 3
- clutch problemsNHTSA: 1
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