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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,150 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Nissan Xterra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 102006

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,500 miles


The vehicle left a couple large puddles while parked. Dealer identified the problem as a completely failed rear shock, due to corrosion, and recommended immediate replacement or risk diminished handling. At 37,500 mi, the 2002 model year vehicle was no longer under factory warranty so both rear shocks were replaced at owner's expense.

- East Aurora, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 272004

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,800 miles
Right rear shock broke while driving 35 mph. Manufacturer was notified, and they informed the consumer that it was considered normal wear at 80,000 miles.

- Coventry, CT, USA

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