Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2004 Nissan Xterra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 052011

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


I currently own a 2004 Nissan Xterra and it is leaking water in the rear. I had the back glass and roof rack checked out by a professional. To the professionals finding the window and roof rack were not leaking but the welded seam of my vehicle is leaking on the rear passenger side. The seam was never welded right and over the course of time it has caused a hair line crack on the roof. The professional looked on the rear driver side and noticed the welded seam is started to give away too. Due to the crack my vehicle is leaking water everytime it rains or snows. My back carpet has been removed so no further damage can be done to the back interior.

- Hedgesville, WV, USA

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