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2003 Nissan Xterra
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2003 Nissan Xterra doesn't seem to have any problem trends. The only thing prospective owners should be aware of are the less-than-perfect (but acceptable) crash test ratings.
There are a very few transmission complaints, but nothing like the huge defect that shows up starting in with the 2005 model year.
Worst 2003 Xterra Problems by Category
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- engine problems2NHTSA complaints: 3
- transmission problems2
- body / paint problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- brakes problems1NHTSA complaints: 7
- cooling system problems1
- fuel system problems1NHTSA complaints: 5
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 2
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 6
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 5
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 3
- lights problemsNHTSA: 2
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 2
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 1
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