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:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2005 Nissan Frontier suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 072009


  • miles


The contact owned a 2005 Nissan Frontier. The contact was driving 55 mph during rainy weather when she unexpectantly lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was flipped several times before crashing into a ditch. The police arrived to assist and a report was filed. One passenger sustained a lower back injury. Another passenger sustained shallow cuts to the arms, face and chest. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact referenced NHTSA recall campaign id number: 10E019000, suspension: Front: Control arm: Lower arm and stated she believed the recall was the cause of the failure. Shortly after the crash, the contact received the official recall letter with her vehicle included. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 152010

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact encountered a bump in the road. The vehicle began to pull towards the right direction without assistance. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 10E019000 (suspension: Front: Control arm: Lower arm). The authorized dealer was notified to schedule an appointment for the recall remedy repair. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 11/05/10. Updated 11/23/10

- Mcclellandtown, PA, USA

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