Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,498 miles

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2005 Nissan Frontier seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 292016


  • 90,000 miles


The front crash zone sensor (czs) failed due to rust and must be replaced. The is described exactly in the NHTSA campaign number 08V69000. Nissan claims that no recall has been issued for this problem. Why not?

- Jamesville, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 012014


  • 105,990 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. While driving 55 mph in the rain, the vehicle hydroplaned and the contact crashed into a ditch. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle sustained extensive front end damage. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed, but was repaired. While driving approximately 50 mph on a county road, the vehicle became airborne. When the tires made contact with the road, the vehicle rolled over multiple times and the contact crashed into off road boulders and shrubbery. The air bags failed to deploy again. The contact sustained arm and neck injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,990.

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 152011

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostics. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.

- Saint Albans, VT, USA

problem #1

Apr 182011


  • 60,000 miles
My airbag system had been disabled in my 2005 Nissan Frontier due to a bad passenger airbag sensor. The repair will be over $1800 and Nissan has already agreed to assist in $300 for fixing the problem. My concern is that other Nissan vehicles have been recalled for the same problem in the past year but my model has not. They have assumed some of the responsibility by offering me some compensation. I believe that this is a factory defect and should be corrected by Nissan to ensure the safety of the vehicle. I would like to add my vehicle has never been in an accident and has always been repaired by a Nissan dealer, I have been under review with Nissan customer affairs for the past 2 months and have not been able get compensation.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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