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.

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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.

7.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,200 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.

2006 Nissan Xterra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #5

May 192009

Xterra

  • 20,000 miles

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

2006 Nissan Xterra bottoms out in rear every bump in road. With passengers in rear, bump is so hard it causes all passengers to hit head, sounds like you have hit a tree. Can locate same complaint all over internet. Nissan reports "nothing wrong" design flaw only. Crashing my rear axle, still under full warranty and refuse to do anything. Simple bump stops have proven to help many at cost of over $300 installed. Nissan should repair, design flaw should not be at customers expense. Not safe for kids in rear seats.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 012007

Xterra

  • 5,000 miles
The rear of my '06 Xterra bottoms out very easily. This has been a problem since day one. The dealer saw the problem and replaced the rear shocks, but that did not solve the problem. It appears that the leaf springs on the truck are weak (according to many online sources).

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #3

Nov 302008

Xterra

  • miles
The rear of my '06 Xterra bottoms out very easily. This has been a problem since day one. The dealer saw the problem and replaced the rear shocks, but that did not solve the problem. It appears that the leaf springs on the truck are weak (according to many online sources). My Xterra is now 3,000 miles out of warranty.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #2

Mar 262008

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The rear suspension is poorly designed in that there is not enough suspension travel before the axel hits the rubber bumper stops. If I carry passengers in the rear seat, the rear suspension will always bottom out on the rubber frame bumpers.

- Canon City, CO, USA

problem #1

Dec 312006

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. While driving 65 mph over a dip in the road, the vehicle's frame strikes the axle. The dealer stated that the contact needed to purchase a lift shackle and new shocks. The dealer also stated that nothing could be done because that is how the vehicle was designed. The current mileage was 4,000 and failure mileage was 1. updated 02/01/08.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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