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CarComplaints.com Notes: Radiators are still cracking, leaking coolant and destroying transmissions. Which is a shame when you consider that otherwise, this would be a great small pickup truck.

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,256 miles

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2006 Nissan Frontier cooling system problems

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2006 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 132016

Frontier

  • 154,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle shifted out of gear independently. The vehicle decelerated and stalled. During the failure, the check engine soon light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the radiator coolant tank leaked fluid onto the transmission. The radiator and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 154,000.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 132015

Frontier

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While idling or coming to stop, the vehicle would shutter. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a routine oil change and diagnostic testing. The technician determined that there was a leak in the radiator causing the coolant to seep in to the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 032014

Frontier

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the vehicle began jerking and the transmission failed. The contact also stated that vehicle would not accelerate properly and began to over heat as the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and the mechanic stated that there was a cracked atf line that ran through the engine coolant chamber, in the radiator, which caused contamination. As a result, the radiator needed to be replaced and the transmission needed to be rebuilt. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 132014

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 87,794 miles

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

On my way to work, 4/13/2014, Sunday a.M. sudden loss of power (no forward motion) I had to immediately pull over to the slow lane and stopped. There was no other option on alameda blvd. All lanes on both sides of the blvd. Had to tow to carson Nissan, they inspected the transmission and said it was bad due to the radiator...... I have noticed other complaints and I am wondering if this site is worthwhile I truly hope so, please and thank you.....

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 162012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that radiator fluid was leaking into the transmission and causing the transmission to seize. The vehicle had become inoperable as a result of the failure. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The test results advised that the transmission was defective and would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 92,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 06/21/12

- Lakeland, FL, USA

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problem #2

Aug 122011

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the transmission began to slip and hesitate when shifting gears. In addition, the vehicle decelerated and vibrated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The contact believed that there may be radiator fluid leaking into the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 09/21/11 updated 09/30/11

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #1

May 012011

Frontier

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the transmission shifted into limp mode and the vehicle failed to respond when the accelerator pedal was engaged. A local mechanic diagnosed that the radiator and transmission needed to be replaced. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance. The failure and current mileage was 50,000.

- New Kensington, PR, USA

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