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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
156,971 miles

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2008 Nissan Xterra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #11

Jan 162015

Xterra

  • 1,202,166 miles

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

The air bag light blinks and horn does not work. I contacts Nissan America case # 21920897. Because vehicle out of warranty Nissan does not ant to cover any cost including the diagonist test that is a minimum charge of 300 dollars. The repair can only be made by nisan.

- Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #10

Dec 282015

Xterra

  • miles
Airbag blinking, Nissan dealer check but blinking came back. Tire pressure indicator on even after tire pressure is check and corrected.

- Spring Valley, NY, USA

problem #9

Dec 012015

Xterra

  • 163,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the air bag warning light flashed and remained illuminated. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was to be inspected and diagnosed. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V690000 (air bags). The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 163,000. Updated 05/24/16

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #8

Sep 142015

Xterra

  • 58,250 miles

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

Airbag light constantly blinking after turn on the vehicle and does not go off. Not sure if airbags installed are from takata. At least, I review if there is any recall based on VIN # and there is no apparently recall in this unit. Very concerned due to the fact last years a main cable that connect the horn and other related components was installed.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #7

Sep 142015

Xterra

  • 58,250 miles
Airbag light constantly blinking after turn on the vehicle and does not go off. Not sure if airbags installed are from takata. At least, I review if there is any recall based on VIN # and there is no apparently recall in this unit. Very concerned due to the fact last years a main cable that connect the horn and other components was installed.

- San Juan, PR, USA

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problem #6

Jun 112015

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Airbag light constantly blinking and will not go off. Dealership tried and to no avail. Not sure if it will go off on own or on accident. Very concerned. Updated 8/31/15 the consumer stated the dealer could not determine the cause of the failure. Updated 10/14/2015

- Sebago, ME, USA

problem #5

Nov 172012

Xterra

  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that a vehicle failed to yield at the red light and proceeded to crash into the contacts drivers door. The driver frontal air bag failed to deployed; however, the drivers frontal air bag light indicated that the air bag deployed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the left should, elbow, back and hip. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 60,000.

- Massillon , OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 162010

Xterra

  • 53,330 miles
The vdc and slip light are constantly on when the battery has either died, or has been disconnected. Once the battery is disconnected the vdc is off and the slip system is off as well. After the battery was disconnected once again the vdc, slip system, and now my air bag light is now constantly flashing and illuminated. I've researched this problem and there are hundreds or thousands that have this same problem. In the owners manual it gives you a very vague description of how to reset this light. I've taken it to the manufacture to be reset, they say it's the vehicle's steering angle sensor that has to be reset, everytime you disconnect the battery, battery dies, alternator goes out, etc. It's $100+ everytime you have to have it reset. Surely this malfunction in their electrical system is not safe, especially if it means now my airbags won't deploy.

- Mountain Home Afb, ID, USA

problem #3

Sep 282009

Xterra

  • 21,230 miles
Air bags in my SUV didn't deploy when I got in accident driving @45mph front in wreck twice and neither time it came out.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 172009

Xterra

  • 10,400 miles
I believe that my airbag deployed on it's own for no apparent reason resulting in knocking me unconscious thereby causing an accident.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 292008

Xterra

  • 57 miles
2008 Nissan Xterra, chronic failures of the vdc traction control system, also causing failures in ABS and air bags 7 repair attempts since purchased new 6 months ago including computer reprogramming, battery replacement, steering angle sensor adjustments, replacement of air bag control module and replacement of ABS control module. These failures cause total failure in multiple electronic safety systems representing a serious threat to life or bodily harm. Multiple incidents - the date below represents date of brand new purchase which was the day of the first malfunction for me. The dealership noticed a malfunction at the time of the pdi (but did not disclose this at the time of sale to my great outrage).

- Prince George, 00, USA

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