really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
233 miles

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2004 Nissan Frontier transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 272006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Gear shifter in automatic 2004 Nissan Frontier truck can shift into any gear with out the truck running or without keys.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 152004

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 700 miles
While driving, the driver heard a loud knocking noise coming from the back. While shifting the gears the transmission would hesitate while engaging into gears. The driver was able to drive it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that they need more time to look at the problem. Please fill in additional information. After 7 trips to the service department the consumers vehicle still had problems. After getting no results at the service department the consumer and general manager got into an arguement where the manager threatened the consumer. The consumer on his way out saw another consumer with the same vehicle and same problem the general manager made the consumer leave the store or promised to call the police.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #1

May 052004


  • miles
While driving vehicle shook uncontrollably. Also, when shifting a loud noise was heard from the front. Consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic replaced a transmission switch due to a worn out part.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

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