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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.

2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,069 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.

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2005 Nissan Frontier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 222010

Frontier

  • 74,400 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the fuel level gauge would continuously display inaccurate fuel levels. The gauge would not move from empty despite the level of gasoline in the fuel tank. The dealer advised that the vehicle was not under recall and any repairs would be at the expense of the contact. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 74,400 and the current mileage was 74,960.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 032008

Frontier

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated when refueling the vehicle, the fuel level gauge would display inaccurate fuel levels. The dealer advised that the fuel sending unit failed. There was not a recall for the failure. The manufacturer confirmed the vehicle was not under recall and would not provide any further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 64,000 and current mileage was 97,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #4

Jun 022010

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. While driving 40 mph, the fuel gauge displayed that the vehicle was empty. The dealer was contacted and stated that there were no related recalls. The dealer confirmed that a faulty fuel level sensor caused the fuel gauge to display the incorrect amount of fuel in the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 60,400. Updated 8/2/10 updated 08/09/10

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 222009

Frontier

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. While driving at approximately 55-60 mph, the contact stated that the fuel gauge would become stuck at a quarter of a tank. The contact stated that when he filled the tank, the fuel lever would not move beyond the quarter mark. Therefore he might run out of fuel because of the incorrect indication on the fuel gauge. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. The current mileage was approximately 78,000.

- Youngville, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152010

Frontier

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. While driving at speeds of 55 mph, the fuel level indicator failed and would not read fuel levels. In order to determine the amount of fuel in the vehicle, the contact would reset his odometer at every fill-up to prevent running out of fuel. The manufacturer was contacted and he was awaiting a response. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 63,000.

- Chemford, MA, USA

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problem #1

Dec 112009

Frontier

  • 48,014 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. There was a faulty fuel sensor that caused the fuel gauge to display inaccurate information. The failure only occurred when the fuel tank was full and the fuel gauge displayed that it was empty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised him that the repair cost would be $500. The vehicle was repaired by a local mechanic for $273. When he called the Nissan manufacturer he was told that there were no related recalls or warranties. The failure mileage was 48,014.

- Conway, SC, USA

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