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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
149,900 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace catalytic converter (1 reports)
  2. replace the catalytic converter (1 reports)
2002 Nissan Xterra exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 152016

Xterra XE 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,800 miles


failing catalytic converter causes vehicle to overheat

Catalytic converter needed replacement since about 6 months ago. Were told not to worry about it. After a while the noise from the Catalytic converter got significantly louder and started to notice the temperature gauge go up. After researching online i was made aware that the exhaust gases don't flow properly and get backed up in the exhaust system causing the engine to heat up.

- , Fort Worth, USA

problem #1

Aug 012015

Xterra XE 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

The Nissan Xterra needs a new catalytic converter. This happened at around 140,000 miles. It is very expensive to fix because it is a 4 wheel drive model.

- , Fort Worth, USA

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