TSB List for the 2003 Nissan Frontier

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2003 Frontier are official communications between Nissan & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • SUSPENSION
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:TORSION BAR
  • BRAKES (PWS)
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
  • VISIBILITY
  • VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES
  • AIR BAGS
  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
  • WHEELS
  • FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
  • STEERING

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB04094A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192217

      If YOU CONFIRM: A vehicle needs to have the brake rotors resurfaced (front or rear). ACTION: Use the ProCut PFM Series on-car brake lathe to perform brake rotor resurfacing and follow the tips listed in this bulletin. Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99001A

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192145

      SERVICE INFORMATION This bulletin provides information to identify: - A leaking strut or a shock absorber that qualifies for replacement under warranty. Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #NTB17-026

      Date Announced:
      MAR 07, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109211

      BALL JOINT AXIAL END PLAY PROCEDURE SERVICE INFORMATION When working on the front suspension, use the updated service information in this bulletin along with the Electronic Service Manual (ESM). Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:TORSION BAR

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB04094A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192217

      If YOU CONFIRM: A vehicle needs to have the brake rotors resurfaced (front or rear). ACTION: Use the ProCut PFM Series on-car brake lathe to perform brake rotor resurfacing and follow the tips listed in this bulletin. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

    • TSB #02120A

      Date Announced:
      NOV 02, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002224

      ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) LIGHT ON AND / OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE FOR ABS WHEEL SPEED SENSOR. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #02120

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000022

      ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) LIGHT ON AND / OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE FOR ABS WHEEL SPEED SENSOR. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #06009

      Date Announced:
      FEB 08, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019300

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE U1000 OR U1010 STORED IN ENGINE CONTROL UNIT. *AK Read More »

    • TSB #04083

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008834

      SUPERCHARGER NOISE AT IDLE AND LACK OF POWER. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04067

      Date Announced:
      JUN 04, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007540

      OIL LEAK FROM FRONT OF TRANSFER CASE.*MR Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #05120

      Date Announced:
      DEC 20, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019151

      NO A/T UPSHIFT AFTER HILL WITH ASCD (AUTOMATIC SPEED CONTROL DEVICE) ON. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #NTB98018G

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192192

      As part of an enhanced emissions test for Inspection & Maintenance (I/M), some States may require the System Readiness Test (SRT) status be checked. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    • TSB #03079

      Date Announced:
      AUG 13, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003513

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1491. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #NTB-03-074-C

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032306

      NISSAN: EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. OCCASIONALLY WATER IS NOTICED IN THE EXTERIOR LAMPS. THIS IS GENERALLY NOT DUE TO A DEFECT. ALL CURRENT EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE (NOT SEALED). Read More »

    • TSB #03030

      Date Announced:
      APR 18, 2007
      NHTSA ID:
      #10021508

      EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. *KB Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

    • TSB #NTB-03-074-C

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032306

      NISSAN: EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. OCCASIONALLY WATER IS NOTICED IN THE EXTERIOR LAMPS. THIS IS GENERALLY NOT DUE TO A DEFECT. ALL CURRENT EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE (NOT SEALED). Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES

    • TSB #NTB-03-074-C

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032306

      NISSAN: EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. OCCASIONALLY WATER IS NOTICED IN THE EXTERIOR LAMPS. THIS IS GENERALLY NOT DUE TO A DEFECT. ALL CURRENT EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE (NOT SEALED). Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS

    • TSB #NTB-03-074-C

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032306

      NISSAN: EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. OCCASIONALLY WATER IS NOTICED IN THE EXTERIOR LAMPS. THIS IS GENERALLY NOT DUE TO A DEFECT. ALL CURRENT EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE (NOT SEALED). Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

    • TSB #NTB-03-074-C

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032306

      NISSAN: EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. OCCASIONALLY WATER IS NOTICED IN THE EXTERIOR LAMPS. THIS IS GENERALLY NOT DUE TO A DEFECT. ALL CURRENT EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE (NOT SEALED). Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #NTB13028A

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192677

      SERVICE INFORMATION Windshield "foreign material" that is on the surface of the glass in some cases can be cleaned off with a very particular type and grade of steel wool. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

    • TSB #04133

      Date Announced:
      FEB 25, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012843

      AUTO-DIMMING ELECTROCHROMIC (EC) MIRROR DIAGNOSIS. *TT Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #NTB00042D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192513

      SERVICE INFORMATION Changes or modifications to the front seat assembly trim materials may affect the proper operation of the Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags and Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor and could ... Read More »

    • TSB #NTB08055C

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192305

      SERVICE INFORMATION Information necessary to service the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) safely is included in the "RESTRAINTS" section of the Electronic Service Manual (ESM) for each vehicle. Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #NTB-08-055-A

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025522

      NISSAN: SRS PRECAUTIONS DURING SERVICE;IMPROPER MAINTENANCE, INCLUDING INCORRECT REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF THE SRS, CAN LEAD TO A SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY UNINTENTIONAL ACTIVATION OF THE SRS ON ALL NISSAN MODELS WITH THE SRS ... Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT

    • TSB #99022

      Date Announced:
      OCT 28, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017473

      FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99022C

      Date Announced:
      AUG 05, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003515

      FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

    • TSB #NTB-13-038

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10051767

      NISSAN: LOCK/UNLOCK REQUEST BUTTON ON OUTSIDE HANDLE DOES NOT RESPOND. *JS Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #NTB-09-101

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10031305

      NISSAN: TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) WARNING LIGHT ON/FLASHING. NO MODELS OR MODEL YEARS LISTED. *PE UPDATED ON 08-11-2011. *KB Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #NTB92123D

      Date Announced:
      AUG 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192233

      Nissan Original Equipment or Genuine Accessory Alloy wheels, along with their finish coating (clear, chrome, titanium, etc.), are specifically developed to achieve Nissan design and performance standards. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB04094A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192217

      If YOU CONFIRM: A vehicle needs to have the brake rotors resurfaced (front or rear). ACTION: Use the ProCut PFM Series on-car brake lathe to perform brake rotor resurfacing and follow the tips listed in this bulletin. Read More »

    FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

    • TSB #NTB09131B

      Date Announced:
      APR 13, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192801

      SERVICE INFORMATION Because of collision damage or other vehicle repair, a replacement "Certification Label" or "VIN Plate / Label" may be needed. These items may be available from Nissan by request if certain criteria are met. Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION

    • TSB #NTB00042D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192513

      SERVICE INFORMATION Changes or modifications to the front seat assembly trim materials may affect the proper operation of the Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags and Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor and could ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #NTB17-026

      Date Announced:
      MAR 07, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109211

      BALL JOINT AXIAL END PLAY PROCEDURE SERVICE INFORMATION When working on the front suspension, use the updated service information in this bulletin along with the Electronic Service Manual (ESM). Read More »

    • TSB #NTB00042D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192513

      SERVICE INFORMATION Changes or modifications to the front seat assembly trim materials may affect the proper operation of the Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags and Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor and could ... Read More »

    • TSB #NTB08055C

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192305

      SERVICE INFORMATION Information necessary to service the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) safely is included in the "RESTRAINTS" section of the Electronic Service Manual (ESM) for each vehicle. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB92123D

      Date Announced:
      AUG 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192233

      Nissan Original Equipment or Genuine Accessory Alloy wheels, along with their finish coating (clear, chrome, titanium, etc.), are specifically developed to achieve Nissan design and performance standards. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #NTB09131B

      Date Announced:
      APR 13, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192801

      SERVICE INFORMATION Because of collision damage or other vehicle repair, a replacement "Certification Label" or "VIN Plate / Label" may be needed. These items may be available from Nissan by request if certain criteria are met. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #NTB-09-129

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032506

      NISSAN: VENT CONTROL VALVE REPLACEMENT. WHEN REPLACING THE EVAP CANISTER VENT CONTROL VALVE FOR REASON: USE THE ONE LISTED ON PAGE 2; FOR VENT CONTROL VALVE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE, REFER TO THE APPROPRIATE SECTION OF THE ELECTRONIC ... Read More »

    • TSB #03050

      Date Announced:
      MAY 28, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002439

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - JACKING POINT OWNER'S MANUAL UPDATE. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #03048

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001729

      AIR CONDITIONER DOESN'T TURNOFF AT TIMES EVEN THOUGH THE AIR CONDITIONER SWITCH IS OFF. *TT Read More »

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