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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2005-2007 Xterra appears to have a widespread defect where coolant leaks into the transmission, causing transmission failure around 90,000 miles. Repair costs are typically upwards of $3,500.

The same defect exists in the Pathfinder & Frontier as well. And according to the New York Times & a class action lawsuit, the defect actually extends through 2010 model year. More info here.

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,000 miles

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2005 Nissan Xterra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012011

Xterra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the check engine light would illuminate sporadically and the fuel gage would read inaccurately. The dealer diagnosed that the fuel sending unit was defective and would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted but denied any assistance with repair to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 97,000 and the current mileage 98,000. Updated 11/29/11 the consumer stated a recall was issued for his make and model, but not the year, as well as other models. Updated 12/12/11

- Louisville, KY, USA

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