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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,523 miles

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2006 Nissan Frontier engine problems

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2006 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #7

Feb 242012

Frontier

  • 96,792 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the temperature gauge rose and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that there were signs of oil mixed into the radiator. As a result, the radiator had to be replaced and the transmission needed to be flush. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic. The technician decided to replace the transmission since it had started to shift gears independently. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 96,792 and the current mileage was 104,000.

- Glenshaw, PA, USA

problem #6

Jan 182012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
The seal between the engine coolant and transmission fluid portions of the radiator fails, contaminating the transmission fluid with coolant water. Causing my engine to slip when changing 1st and 2nd gear. I just found out about this problem when I received a letter that there was a class action lawsuit about this problem. Nissan knew about this problem and fail to notify owner of the this problem in a timely matter. If I had known this problem then I would have replace the radiator instead of having to replace my whole transmission causing me thousands of dollars.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 112013

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 98,400 miles
Camshaft sensors (cps?) replaced today at dealer. Friday my truck stalled as I pulled into a highway at night. Almost got broadsided by tractor trailor truck. These sensor failures cause a rapid stall under power and hard starting after the stalls. Last month I had the crankshaft sensors replaced as well. Before that the ipdm relay recall gave me problems. I'm still fighting to get my fuel sending unit replaced (Nissan will only cover customers that spend a lot of money at the dealers, I was told this by Nissan!). I've had the rear end, transmission and radiator, driveshaft and propeller shaft replaced due to failed U-joints. Axle seals (on the new rear) are leaking again I understand a clogged vent may be to blame. Tire pressure sensors are shot and catalytic converters shot. Get this company to recall some of this stuff and force them to pay to fix this junk before someone gets killed!

- New Milford, CT, USA

problem #4

Sep 192012

Frontier

  • 44,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, he heard a whining noise coming from the front end of the vehicle while accelerating. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the timing chain guide needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000 and the current mileage was 45,000. The VIN was not available.

- Kerhonkson, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 162011

Frontier

  • 60,000 miles
When starting the vehicle a whining clicking noise is noticeable until vehicle is at normal operating temperature. After investigating this problem on the internet I learned that this is not an isolated occurrence and Nissan motor corporation is well aware that this is a manufactures defect in there V6 motors at the timing chain guides but refuses to take responsibility to address and fix this problem and expects the owner of the vehicle to pay for Nissan motor corporation defective timing chain guides that end up dropping downward out of their original position that causes timing chain failure. I paid 24000 dollars for this truck brand new from metro Nissan in Ontario calif, for that kind of money Nissan should treat there customers better and take responsibility for there mistakes and be held accountable to fix this defect.. I will never by a Nissan again and I will never recommend purchasing a Nissan to anyone if this doesn't become a recall!

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 022012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 123,500 miles
Mechanic stated antifreeze is leaking into transmission. Replaced radiator, flushed transmission.

- New Castle, CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 282012

Frontier

  • 220,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact attempted to restart the vehicle but to no avail. The vehicle was pushed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, which the mechanic advised that the transmission radiator and transmission cooler needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 220,000 and the current failure mileage was 220,000.

- Lacombe, LA, USA

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