really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
133,000 miles

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2001 Nissan Frontier engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 162013

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


This vehicle was involved in a mva where it hit the broadside of a minivan (T-boned) that ran a red light through an intersection. The truck was going in excess of 20mph at the time, when I contacted the mini-van no airbag was deployed. I suffered hits to my head, whiplash related damages, damage to my shoulder and right leg. The impact caused significant front end damage to the truck, the engine and body were damaged to the point where I was not able to drive the truck and engine was inoperative. No airbag deployment.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 192014

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
While driving, felt a "shudder".. check engine light came on, gear shift indicator went off. Once the key was turned off, vehicle would not start. Towed home. Started checking fuses. Check fluids, realized transmission fluid was in radiator and radiator fluid was in transmission. Vehicle will no longer drive in drive, only in reverse. Known issue with Nissan.

- N Ft Myers, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 022013

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Several web sites I have read indicate a recurring problem with engine/exhaust accumulation of water via the leakage in water lines and/or faulty manufacturing heads/engine system. My vehicle accumulated water in one of the piston (4-5), and perhaps warped the alum heads or maybe blown gasket. If repaired will this problem persist, and what recourse do I have with either manufacture or used car dealer (bought in san antonio, Texas).

- Del Rio, TX, USA

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