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: 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,500 miles

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2006 Nissan Frontier seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #12

Apr 252016


  • 93,000 miles


The contact owned a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While the contact's vehicle was stationary, a second vehicle crashed into the rear of the vehicle. The contact's vehicle was pushed into a third vehicle, which caused significant damage to the front end. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained injuries to the hands, back, and head and was transported to the hospital. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Merrit Island, FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 252015

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
My friend and I were traveling on the I-40E in New Mexico. He was driving my truck and feel asleep at the wheel. He woke up and oversteered and caused us to crash my truck into the right side highway ditch at about 70 miles per hour. We hit first with the front right of my truck and then tumbled 3 times smashing all sides of the truck especially the front. We had our seat belts on so we weren't ejected, but air bags never deployed. My dog was in the backseat of the 4 door truck and was ejected and died shortly after. I sustained several injuries to my face, head, arms, shoulders, and back.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 012015

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Weather turned from rain to icy. South bound on street that overpass interstate. Truck spun around several times first in South bound lane hitting guard rail on West side, went over the curb and median into North bound lane spin again before coming to rest against 4ft high concrete divider on bridge. The driver side air bag is the only one that deployed. My wife was in passenger seat. No other air bags deployed. This truck had dual stage supplemental front air bags and Nissan aabs.. thankfully our seat belts were probably what protected us from being thrown from the truck. As I stated only the air bag in steering wheel deployed. This should be looked into with all the recalls going on. I had not received any notice about this problem. I went to emergency room the following Tuesday to get xray of chest because of pain. My wife went to her dr also.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #9

Mar 192014


  • 37,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. Also, the contact mentioned that after refueling, the fuel gauge stayed on empty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The air bag sensor and the fuel level sensor were defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 37,000.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #8

Aug 012013

Frontier 4-cyl

  • 148,000 miles
The red air bag warning light came on and has remained on. Additionally, the round yellow light on the lower part of the dash shows passenger seat air bag not on both when occupied and unoccupied. I have attempted to have national parts shop chains attempt to determine the reason, but they all say they cannot do so. The dealer's cost for any readouts is always cost prohibitive.

- Tunas, MO, USA

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problem #7

Sep 102012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph a vehicle crashed into the rear of her vehicle causing her to crash into an embankment and the air bag failed to deploy. The contact sustained a one inch laceration over her eye, a black eye and bruising. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 65,000. Updated 11/28/12 the consumer stated the seat belt failed to restrain her. Updated 12/3/2012 the vehicle was totaled. Updated 02/14/13 the consumer stated the passenger seat belt/ air bag assembly was found to be defective in January 2012, and was replaced under warranty. It may also suggest the possibility of a defect on the driver's side. Updated 07/01/13

- Appomattox, VA, USA

problem #6

Jan 022011

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


Air bag front sensor failure at 38000 miles, failure of fuel system evaporation valve at 38500 miles. Failure of rear differential seal at 42,000 miles, failure of rear axle bearing seals, gear oil to leaking on parking brake shoes causing slippage at 48,500. Truck has 49,000 as of 3/24/2012.

- Hewitt, NJ, USA

problem #5

Oct 122010


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated there was a sensor interruption in the air bag which caused the light to illuminate on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the failure was caused by the crash zone sensor housing and needed to be replaced. There was also a NHTSA recall campaign id number: 08V690000 (air bag: Frontal) which included a repair for the failure, but the contact was told the vehicle was not included. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Corolla, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 152009

Frontier 4-cyl

  • miles
My husband was driving his 2006 Nissan Frontier and was about to merge onto the highway when the car in front of him threw on his brakes. He was only driving at less than 10 mph and tapped the car in front of him. The driver's front airbag deployed smacking him in the face. No one could ever explain why it would deploy with such a light impact. Fyi passenger side front air bag did not deploy!

- Kings Mountain, NC, USA

problem #3

Nov 152010


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While parked the contact notice the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic. The technicians stated the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 252011


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for repairs nor was the failure reported to the manufacturer. The failure and current mileage was 30,000.

- Sacramento , CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122009


  • 45,000 miles
Hit by a sheriff car and was flipped 3 times in a Nissan Frontier nismo....supposedly with front and side air bags along with roll over air bags. Not one deployed. Had to get cut out of car and flown into trauma room. In and out of conscience and not feeling legs. Now severe back and neck pain. Sore abdomens and lower disc disease. Nothing done to correct problem.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

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