TSB List for the 1998 Nissan Frontier

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1998 Frontier are official communications between Nissan & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
  • SUSPENSION
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:TORSION BAR
  • BRAKES (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
  • POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
  • POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
  • VISIBILITY
  • VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
  • VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES
  • AIR BAGS
  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
  • SEAT BELTS
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
  • WHEELS
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB04094A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192217

      If YOU CONFIRM: A vehicle needs to have the brake rotors resurfaced (front or rear). ACTION: Use the ProCut PFM Series on-car brake lathe to perform brake rotor resurfacing and follow the tips listed in this bulletin. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01083

      Date Announced:
      NOV 28, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #628209

      VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE STEERING PULL DURING BRAKING. *JG Read More »

    STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

    • TSB #NTB99018A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 14, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613960

      VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 1999 MAY EXHIBIT A CLUNK OR RATTLE FELT OR HEARD WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99001A

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192145

      SERVICE INFORMATION This bulletin provides information to identify: - A leaking strut or a shock absorber that qualifies for replacement under warranty. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01083

      Date Announced:
      NOV 28, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #627440

      SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING PULL DURING BRAKING. *JG Read More »

    • TSB #NTB00062

      Date Announced:
      JUL 18, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613980

      SERVICE INFORMATION FOR VEHICLES EXHIBITING BODY VIBRATION WHILE DRIVEN (WITHOUT BRAKING) AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MPH. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #NTB17-026

      Date Announced:
      MAR 07, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109211

      BALL JOINT AXIAL END PLAY PROCEDURE SERVICE INFORMATION When working on the front suspension, use the updated service information in this bulletin along with the Electronic Service Manual (ESM). Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:TORSION BAR

    • TSB #04091

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009184

      TORSION BAR SPRING CAUTION. *TT Read More »

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB04094A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192217

      If YOU CONFIRM: A vehicle needs to have the brake rotors resurfaced (front or rear). ACTION: Use the ProCut PFM Series on-car brake lathe to perform brake rotor resurfacing and follow the tips listed in this bulletin. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #05040A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015857

      1998-2000 FRONTIER & XTERRA WITH KA24 ENGINE; MIL WITH DTC P0400, P0402, ROUGH IDLE, DRIVABILITY INCIDENTS, DIFFICULTY PASSING I/M TEST FOR NO X UPDATE *SC Read More »

    • TSB #05040

      Date Announced:
      MAY 25, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015983

      MIL WITH DTC P0400, P0402, ROUGH IDLE, DRIVABILITY INCIDENTS, DIFFICULTY SETTING EGR SRT. *SC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #NTB98007

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602098

      SUBJECT ON MIL 'ON' WITH EVAP SYSTEM DTCS STORED DUE TO LAUNCHING A WATERCRAFT. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #NTB99079

      Date Announced:
      OCT 28, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #609969

      SUBJECT REGARDING VEHICLES EXHIBITING A RATTLE NOISE AFTER SITTING OVERNIGHT (COLD SOAK). *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #NTB00058

      Date Announced:
      JUL 12, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613969

      VEHICLES UP TO 1N6DD26Y9WC347717 MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0420 (THREE WAY CATALYST FUNCTION) STORED IN THE ECM AND / OR EXHAUST RATTLE NOISE. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #NTB98058A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 15, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603252

      SUBJECT ON MIL ' ON ' WITH EVAP SYSTEM DTCS STORED DUE TO LAUNCHING A WATERCRAFT. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB98029A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601728

      VEHICLES EXHIBITING A MIL 'ON' WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE BELOW DTCS STORED, THE CAUSE MAY BE INSECT NEST(S) IN THE EVAPORATIVE ( EVAP ) EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB98029

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600973

      VEHICLES EXHIBIT A MIL 'ON' WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE BELOW DTCS STORED. *YC Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

    • TSB #NTB99064

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #608054

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN INACCURATE FUEL GUAGE. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #NTB97018B

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613465

      ALL VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 1N6SD11S8VC327106 WITH A FS5W71C TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A WHINE NOISE WHILE DRIVING IN ALL FORWARD GEARS EXCEPT 4TH. THE WHINE NOISE IS MORE PRONOUNCED IN 1ST, 2ND OR 3RD GEARS AT SLOW SPEEDS. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

    POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #NTB98018G

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192192

      As part of an enhanced emissions test for Inspection & Maintenance (I/M), some States may require the System Readiness Test (SRT) status be checked. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

    • TSB #NTB00086

      Date Announced:
      OCT 25, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #618789

      A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE WATER MAY HAVE ENTERED THE DISTRIBUTOR ASSEMBLY. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #NTB13028A

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192677

      SERVICE INFORMATION Windshield "foreign material" that is on the surface of the glass in some cases can be cleaned off with a very particular type and grade of steel wool. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #NTB98040

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #612976

      VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A SCRATCHY TYPE OF SQUEAK NOISE IN THE HEADLINER AROUND THE EDGES OF THE SUNROOF. *MJS Read More »

    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

    • TSB #04133

      Date Announced:
      FEB 25, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012843

      AUTO-DIMMING ELECTROCHROMIC (EC) MIRROR DIAGNOSIS. *TT Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #NTB00042D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192513

      SERVICE INFORMATION Changes or modifications to the front seat assembly trim materials may affect the proper operation of the Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags and Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor and could ... Read More »

    • TSB #NTB08055C

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192305

      SERVICE INFORMATION Information necessary to service the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) safely is included in the "RESTRAINTS" section of the Electronic Service Manual (ESM) for each vehicle. Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #NTB-08-055-A

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025522

      NISSAN: SRS PRECAUTIONS DURING SERVICE;IMPROPER MAINTENANCE, INCLUDING INCORRECT REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF THE SRS, CAN LEAD TO A SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY UNINTENTIONAL ACTIVATION OF THE SRS ON ALL NISSAN MODELS WITH THE SRS ... Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99065A

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #615853

      ON SOME VEHICLES, THE AIR BAG INDICATOR LIGHT REMAINS ILLUMINATED DURING NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS AND THE CONSULT SCREEN INDICATES ASSIST A/B MODULE (OPEN). *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99065

      Date Announced:
      SEP 16, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #608114

      SOME VEHICLES INCLUDING CREW CABS MAY EXHIBIT AN AIR BAG INDICATOR LIGHT ILLUMINATED DURING NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS

    • TSB #NTB99022A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 26, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607626

      CONCERNS WITH THE FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE STOPPER BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT

    • TSB #99022

      Date Announced:
      OCT 28, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017473

      FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99022C

      Date Announced:
      AUG 05, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003515

      FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #NTB98031

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600971

      VEHICLE EXHIBITS A " BUZZ " NOISE AT THE DOOR SPEAKERS WHEN THE RADIO VOLUME IS INCREASED. *YC Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    • TSB #NTB99-036A

      Date Announced:
      MAY 10, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613480

      INFORMATION REGARDING KEYLESS REMOTE ENTRY PROGRAMMING. *TT Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

    • TSB #NTB-13-038

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10051767

      NISSAN: LOCK/UNLOCK REQUEST BUTTON ON OUTSIDE HANDLE DOES NOT RESPOND. *JS Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #NTB99053B

      Date Announced:
      JAN 22, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #632164

      SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR (TPS) ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE. *TT Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #NTB-09-101

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10031305

      NISSAN: TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) WARNING LIGHT ON/FLASHING. NO MODELS OR MODEL YEARS LISTED. *PE UPDATED ON 08-11-2011. *KB Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #NTB92123D

      Date Announced:
      AUG 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192233

      Nissan Original Equipment or Genuine Accessory Alloy wheels, along with their finish coating (clear, chrome, titanium, etc.), are specifically developed to achieve Nissan design and performance standards. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB04094A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192217

      If YOU CONFIRM: A vehicle needs to have the brake rotors resurfaced (front or rear). ACTION: Use the ProCut PFM Series on-car brake lathe to perform brake rotor resurfacing and follow the tips listed in this bulletin. Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION

    • TSB #NTB00042D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192513

      SERVICE INFORMATION Changes or modifications to the front seat assembly trim materials may affect the proper operation of the Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags and Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor and could ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #NTB17-026

      Date Announced:
      MAR 07, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109211

      BALL JOINT AXIAL END PLAY PROCEDURE SERVICE INFORMATION When working on the front suspension, use the updated service information in this bulletin along with the Electronic Service Manual (ESM). Read More »

    • TSB #NTB00042D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192513

      SERVICE INFORMATION Changes or modifications to the front seat assembly trim materials may affect the proper operation of the Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags and Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor and could ... Read More »

    • TSB #NTB08055C

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192305

      SERVICE INFORMATION Information necessary to service the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) safely is included in the "RESTRAINTS" section of the Electronic Service Manual (ESM) for each vehicle. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB92123D

      Date Announced:
      AUG 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192233

      Nissan Original Equipment or Genuine Accessory Alloy wheels, along with their finish coating (clear, chrome, titanium, etc.), are specifically developed to achieve Nissan design and performance standards. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01057

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #624064

      SUBJECT PERTAINING TO REVISED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.*JB Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #NTB-09-129

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032506

      NISSAN: VENT CONTROL VALVE REPLACEMENT. WHEN REPLACING THE EVAP CANISTER VENT CONTROL VALVE FOR REASON: USE THE ONE LISTED ON PAGE 2; FOR VENT CONTROL VALVE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE, REFER TO THE APPROPRIATE SECTION OF THE ELECTRONIC ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #NTB98-064a

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181005

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN 1998 FRONTIER POOR OR NO A/C COOLING DUE TO A/C LOW HOSE CRACKING Service Campaign ID # P8163 is no longer active. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99070

      Date Announced:
      OCT 05, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #609968

      SUBJECT REGARDING VEHICLES EXHIBITING AN AIR CONDITIONER IDLER PULLEY WHINE NOISE AT 3,000 ENGINE RPM. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB98-064

      Date Announced:
      SEP 08, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602265

      SOME VEHICLES MAY DEVELOP REFRIGERANT LEAKS IN THE VEHICLE'S AIR CONDITIONER LOWER RETURN HOSE DUE TO VIBRATION. *YC Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #NTB99053B

      Date Announced:
      JAN 22, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #631971

      INFORMATION ON NISSAN REVISED TPS ADJUSTMENT PROCDURE. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01057

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #631760

      SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01057

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #624064

      SUBJECT PERTAINING TO REVISED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.*JB Read More »

    • TSB #NTB98058B

      Date Announced:
      AUG 07, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #621970

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH EVAP SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES STORED DUE TO LAUNCHING A WATERCRAFT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01031

      Date Announced:
      JUN 18, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623114

      SUBJECT REGARDING ESSENTIAL TOOL - REAR AXLE BEARING REMOVAL KIT. *TTTHE KIT IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL AND AND WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY SENT TO ALL NISSAN DEALERS. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01023

      Date Announced:
      APR 25, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #631766

      INFORMATION REGARDING ESSENTIAL TOOL: THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR TEST CONNECTOR. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99036

      Date Announced:
      MAY 10, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606243

      INFORMATION REGARDING KEYLESS REMOTE ENTRY PROGRAMMING. *TT Read More »

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