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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Nissan Xterra engine problems

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2001 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #4

May 022014

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


After the car warms up it will stall while driving and when coming to a stop to idle.sometimes it will not start immediately after stalling. This is a safety hazard and could cause an accident. We have also had multiple problems with the alignment due to the wheel bearings.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 012010

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Exhaust manifold cracks causing exhaust gases/heat into engine bay and cabin.

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #2

Feb 192013


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, there was a fluttering sound. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the exhaust manifold was fractured and would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232012


  • 182,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that while at a traffic light the vehicle stalled without any warnings. The vehicle engine failed to restart and as a result, the vehicle was towed to the contact's home. The dealer was notified who offered no assistance. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 182,000.

- Crestview, FL, USA

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