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 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,750 miles

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2006 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #2

May 172012


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the headlights, brake lights and tag light had failed to function. The contact had to change the bulbs multiple times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The contact repaired the vehicle on his own but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Ary , KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 062010


  • 24,500 miles
Loss of low beam headlights. Discovered when leaving a late night baseball game. Could not see road at night, highbeams did work but blinded on coming traffic. Either way it was a safety hazard that could have caused an accident. Dealer fix was replacement of a module at a cost of $350.

- Berea, KY, USA

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