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.


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

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2007 Nissan Xterra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 152007

Xterra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated, which indicated that the passenger side air bag was deactivated. The dealer and manufacturer stated that it was a normal occurrence and could not be repaired. The VIN and engine size were unavailable. The failure mileage was 20 and current mileage was 3,000. *updated 12/12/07 updated 12/12/07

- Grayslake, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 122007

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the front passenger side air bag sensor light illuminated while the passenger was seated. The dealer stated that the failure was unrecognizable and that the passenger may be too small (5'7, 110 lbs). The current mileage was 950 and failure mileage was 12. *updated 12/12/07 updated 12/12/07

- Grayflake, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 302007

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 12 miles
Passenger air bag will not go on when my wife who ways 110 lbs. Sits in the passenger seat. We tried to get the air bag to go on a couple of the same vehicles. None worked. We have contacted Nissan of North America to no avail. The dealer told us that 110 lbs. Is the cut off for the switch. In this day and age there are way to many children that way 110 lbs.

- Grayslake, IL, USA

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