Notes: In a very limited selection on small pickup trucks, the Frontier is one of the best options except -- and I cannot emphasize this enough -- for one problem that makes it an avoid-at-all-costs pain in you know what: the radiator ruptures and leaks coolant into the transmission, killing it. Such a buzzkill.

This problem affects most 2005-2008 (and maybe beyond) Frontiers.


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

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2005 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 082006

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles


I have a complaint about the 2005 Nissan Frontier pickup truck. The tailgate does not seal up, in fact there is a gap of over one (1) inch between the bed of the truck and the tailgate when the tail gate is closed. There is also a gap of about a half inch on each side of the tailgate and the sides of the truck bed. I think this is a safety hazard not to me but to any car that should be following me if I were carrying a load of dirt, sand, or gravel in the bed of the truck. It is highly likely that this material would drop out and could strike a following vehicle causing considerable damage, broken windshields and possible loss of control of the following vehicle. I think Nissan should be required to remedy this situation immediately. I have avoided putting such materials in my truck because I am afraid this would happen and I cannot get the use of the truck to haul these type of materials.

- Austin, MN, USA

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