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7.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,716 miles

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2009 Nissan Frontier body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 092011

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 1,100 miles

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

The brake pedals travels further down than top of accelerator pedal. In winter when wearing winter boots I had to make an quick stop to avoid a pedestrian crossing the street on a crosswalk. I found myself depressing the brake pedal and accelerator at same time nearly hitting person. There have been other incidents not as serious. I called dealer and Nissan with no satisfaction. I also asked non-dealer shops and they said that nothing was wrong as far as they could see. My conclusion is that this is a design problem. The brake pedal, in an emergency, should not travel that far down. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Milford, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 012010

Frontier 4WD

  • 10,331 miles
Weak clutch 2009 Nissan Frontier SE 4X4 4.0 litre, 6 speed man transmission. 10,331 miles and clutch slips in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and little no engagement in reverse. Slips on sudden acceleration. Manufacturer always blame customer's on fault. Truck was not abused by me. Manufacturer is not admitting failure. If you search for Nissan Frontier clutch problems on the internet, you will see, that the same powerplant belongs to a 2006 Nissan xterra and at 13,000 and the 24,000 this person had to replace the clutch as well as slips. 2nd issue, the brakes assembled on my truck were missing on both left and right side front brake pad retainer springs. Brakes pull right and damaged rt rotor. Required machine shop to repair lateral out of round. Possible cause is missing lower retainers springs and now developed into sticking calipers. 3rd issue. Rattle noise from suspension area on uneven road surfaces or manhole lids at slow speeds. Unable to locate cause with suspension both loaded and unloaded. Have used even rubber mallet to no avail.

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

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