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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,700 miles

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2005 Nissan Frontier exhaust system problems

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2005 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #1

May 192005

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,700 miles


I puchased a 05 Frontier P/U 2wd, and log on 2K miles when engine check soon light came on. I brought to the dealer and they ordered a cataletic converter on 5-19-05 but untill now they dont have the part and told me to call Nissan factory inquiring about my cataletic converter" I believe the dealership should follow-up or track when is the part coming, I dont get any answer except that the P/U is new and hard to get the parts in. Should I get a replacement car in the meantime while they have to wait for the parts to come in" regards roger ferolino

- Salinas, CA, USA

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