hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,500 miles

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2002 Nissan Frontier drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 162007

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,500 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Frontier. The failurewas related to recall #02V299000 regarding rear axle. The recall states that: On certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, water may enter the rear axle housing due to inadequate sealing of the anti lock braking system (ABS) sensor. This could result in corrosion and eventual failure of the wheel bearing. If this occurred the wheel assembly could separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. He stated that one of the seals was blown and it now has water in it. He called Nissan, and they said that therewas nothing that they could do about it, that his vehicle was not affected by the recall. He also took the vehicle to a local foreign dealer and they told him that the problemwas a definite issue relating to the recall, and that he would not recommend that he drive anywhere because it could cause the problem to worsen. He stated that when he drove the car the wheels became to rotate, and when he went to pull the cap off there was a milky substance, which indicated that there was water in the axle. Failure mileage:

- Bakersfield, MO, USA

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