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2004 Nissan Xterra
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2004 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 2004 Xterra Problems by Category
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- transmission problems4NHTSA complaints: 4
- interior accessories problems3NHTSA complaints: 1
- suspension problems3NHTSA complaints: 10
- engine problems2NHTSA complaints: 11
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- cooling system problems1
- lights problems1
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- steering problemsNHTSA: 12
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 9
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 6
- brakes problemsNHTSA: 5
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 4
- body / paint problemsNHTSA: 2
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 2
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 2
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 1
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