really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repair damaged parts (1 reports)
2002 Nissan Frontier body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012016

Frontier 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


rust, rear bumper, suspension, all underareas of vehicle Had friends who had similar problems of excessive rust on their Toyota trucks, even those beyond warranty. Toyota had them repaired/ replaced. I went to my local Nissan dealer (Hainesport, NJ) where I bought this vehicle brand new I 2002. Asked service dept. if there were ANY recalls on this vehicle. Was told and shown on a printout that there were none at all (ever).Personally I know of at least one dealing with seatbelts. About the rust issues I was told that I was in a "salt" state, that is they use salt on the roads during winter. I have used this truck very lightly (due to the high cost of gas and my MPG rating) approx. 75000 miles during the 14 years I have owned it. My rear bumper was so rusted the it virtually crumbled off four years cage. The undercarriage and suspension, front and rear had to be totally replaced. One of the rear suspension bars had actually snapped. The set, right and left had to be totally replaced. Part of the truck's frame was so bad that additional support had to be welded to it. Parts of the steering system and virtually all of the front end had to be repaired/ replaced. Even the wiring for all my taillight functions (brake, taillight, turn signals, etc) were rusted/ corroded). I had even been stopped by police for these issues. Overall, the underneath was rusted so badly that my mechanic (Don's Garage, Browns Mills, NJ 08015) could not even use a wrench to remove the old parts; the nuts and bolts were rust fused or too rusted to remove. The most depressing part was that Nissan or my dealer speaking for Nissan disowns any responsibility for the rust problems and the poor quality of steel used in the manufacturing of this vehicle and also the fact that Toyota Corp. took care of the same issues that Nissan denies.

parts of the steering

- , Browns Mills, NJ, USA

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