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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,600 miles

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2005 Nissan Frontier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 272007


  • 24,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the front calipers seized and as a result, the brakes failed. The contact stated that he replaced the calipers, brake pads and rotors on each side twice prior to the recent failure. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 24,000 and current mileage was 72,000.

- Mansfield Center, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 232011


  • 95,200 miles
Cruise control set at 50 mph, and as car started incline, accelerator engaged abruptly and RPM increased to maximum. Multiple attempts to brake and regain control of vehicle. Truck went off road on curve and head on collision with tree occurred. Driver had both feet on brake, yet was unsuccessful in slowing vehicle.

- Royal, AR, USA

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