hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,253 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Nissan Frontier transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 172008


  • 70,000 miles


Water got into my rear end on a 2003 Frontier crew cab due to a faulty ABS seal and ruined the gears. Nissan had a recall on this but said my VIN# was not one of the vehicles recalled even though others of my year, make and model have been and mine had the exact same problem. Nissan said I was on my own and responsible for all repairs.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 202007

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,759 miles
Nissan murano 2003 has problem with pressure sensor inside transmission. This causes the vehicle to hesitate, 10-15 seconds before you can accelerate. This only started 2 weeks ago and I have 89K miles on it. I almost was stuck by an oncoming vehicle due to the hesitation. There are many more stories like mine on edmunds.com. Nissan does not acknowledge any problem with the transmission but clearly states that the defect was corrected in the later models. Big safety issue, please look into this asap before someone is killed.

- Monson, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 182004


  • 21,000 miles
While driving 65 mph transmission failed. This caused the vehicle not to accelerate. Consumer managed to pull over and had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Union City, TN, USA

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