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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.

1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
129,425 miles

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2003 Nissan Xterra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 172007

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,425 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the access hatch above the gas tank seal is corroded so badly, that it will not fill properly. The vehicle has emission vapors in the passenger compartment and on June 17, 2007, the check engine light illuminated. The dealer stated that the gas tank needs to be replaced. The repair will cost $1,000. The contact stated that this is a safety defect. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage is 129,500 and failure mileage was 129,425.

- Burlington, MA, USA

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