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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,399 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

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Nissan Xterra:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 012008

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


I am the original owner of a 2001 Nissan Xterra xe V6 3.3L engine. All maintenance done at mossy Nissan is san diego. I am now having to replace the head gasket after 89000mi. Nissan does not offer any warranty for the failure of the engine gasket. This is problematic and needs to be corrected.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 102007

Xterra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,850 miles
The thermostat and fan clutch in the cooling system of the vehicle has failed 3 times in the years I have owned my Nissan. The engine will rise in temperature and because of the fan clutch and thermostat failure, the engine temperature rises to unsafe levels.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 102006

Xterra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
2001 Nissan Xterra currently has 77, 123 miles. Experiencing power window failure and crankshaft pulley failure. 1. Aug 06 window failed to completely close, had to adjust with hand to close. I thought window was off track so I had dealer service window, dealer applied lubrication. Window is still failing to completely close without assistance. 2.heard noise in engine compartment took vehicle to dealer for service, dealer replaced power steering tensioner pulley noise continued to exist. I had a reputable mechanic look at vehicle and noticed that the crankshaft pulley had multiple stress fractures and dents. Vehicle scheduled to be serviced again to replace crankshaft pulley.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #1

May 062003

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,746 miles
After several visits to Nissan for numerous complaints and problems the 36,000 mile warranty had expired in the middle of fixing them. There has been a noise that they claimed first was the knock sensor, they replaced that, and now they believe it is the exhaust manifold however if it is just the gaskets they want $400 to replace or if it is cracked which they can't tell me for sure it's covered under the 60,000 warranty. The most upsetting thing is this problem existed before warranty expiration and they still have not fixed it.

- Richland, WA, USA

Not what you are looking for?