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2008 Nissan Xterra
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: While the 2008 has fewer reports of coolant leaking into and killing the transmission than years past, the problem still exists. And for that reason alone, this SUV is not worth your time.
Worst 2008 Xterra Problems by Category
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- transmission problems20NHTSA complaints: 3
- engine problems6NHTSA complaints: 17
- cooling system problems2NHTSA complaints: 1
- interior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- body / paint problems1NHTSA complaints: 3
- clutch problems1
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 23
- exhaust system problems1
- fuel system problems1NHTSA complaints: 15
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 14
- brakes problemsNHTSA: 13
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 7
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 5
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 2
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 2
- lights problemsNHTSA: 1
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