hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,756 miles

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2001 Nissan Frontier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 032012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 190,000 miles


My car wouldn't start. Battery was fine..passengers had recently said that they noticed a fuel smell, but I can't smell (a physical handicap of mine).; called aaa- it was then that we noticed that fuel was leaking out of the top of the gas tank, the fuel pump wire that supplies power to the fuel pump was broken. Car had to be towed to a local garage. Called Nissan dealer and he said 'your car is old, just replace the fuel tank. But, the design of the gas tank is such that there is a 'gully' where water gets trapped on the design of the top of the fuel tank. Nissan refuses to admit that this is a design flaw that is causing the top of the fuel tanks to corrode; and this is indeed a safety issue! as a mechanical engineer who specializes in metals, it is definitely a poor design; I have owned and worked on cars my entire life, and have never seen a fuel tank corrode through. All of the local mechanics/garages in my area tell me "this is a common problem in Nissan Frontiers- we fix them all of the time."

- Southbury, CT, USA

problem #6

Jan 012010


  • miles
Connection for ABS(G sensor). Light will come on and bypass some of the brake components. Has been fixed before and it recurs. Can feel difference in braking.

- Phx, AZ, USA

problem #5

Sep 012009


  • 98,000 miles
I own a 2001 Nissan Frontier crew cab and both front door windows have become difficult to open and close. The passenger side window dropped while driving. I was told the window regulators are at fault can you inform me if there is a recall on the window regulators for my vehicle ?

- Port Jervis, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 292007

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Last night our 2001 Nissan Frontier caught fire and was destroyed. The fire marshal said it was an electrical fire that started under the steering column. The truck was parked at around 6:15 pm and this fire was discovered at around 11:15 pm and seemed that it had started around 20 minutes before.

- Geismar, LA, USA

problem #3

Sep 092004

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,290 miles
Check engine light came on, took the car to Nissan dealer, indicated that the computer must be reprogramed per service bulletin board ntb02-092. Whay customer has to pay what Nissan knows that have problem dealer charged me $135.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 202004


  • miles
While driving engine check light appeared on the dashboard until the vehicle was turned off. Consumer took vehicle to dealer for analysis, and mechanic noticed that the computer needed replacing due to a worn out part.

- Oceano, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 312003

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
On 3-31-2003 my 2001 Nissan Frontier caught fire after being parked for 4-5 hours. The state fire marshall suspects the fire was electrical in origin. The cab and bed were burned. The front end sustained no damage.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

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