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.

7.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,380 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Nissan Xterra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 052005

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

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

There was a break-in of my car and the dome light was left on. The dome light apparently short-circuited and burned off. The hot light fell on my driver's side seat and burned a hole in the seat. The truck is now totaled by my insurance.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 202005

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,761 miles
Problems with instrument cluster. Tachometer, speedometer, and 4-wheel drive light do not function propertly. The vehicle has been in for repair 5 times to replace instrument cluster and ECM. The vehicle still does not operate properly.

- Ligonier, IN, USA

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