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:
0 miles

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2005 Nissan Frontier clutch problems

clutch problem

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2005 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 292007


  • miles


Nissan Frontier 2005 - 27,000 miles clutch and flywheel went out Nissan dealership here on kauai said that it was due to "driver error" and not covered under warranty - wanted to charge me $1700 to fix I have been driving standard shift cars for 30 years and never had a clutch go out on me. I took the truck to another mechanic who said a. he got several different stories from the Nissan mechanics, B. in his opinion Nissan had never taken the clutch apart to look at it therefore how could they tell it was driver error and C. in his opinion the materials used to make the truck were too soft. How can I get Nissan to admit that this was a factory defect and pay for repairs?

- Kapaa, HI, USA

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