Notes: Radiators are still cracking, leaking coolant and destroying transmissions. Which is a shame when you consider that otherwise, this would be a great small pickup truck.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
122,000 miles

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2006 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 252015

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles


My friend and I were traveling on the I-40E in New Mexico. He was driving my truck and feel asleep at the wheel. He woke up and oversteered and caused us to crash my truck into the right side highway ditch at about 70 miles per hour. We hit first with the front right of my truck and then tumbled 3 times smashing all sides of the truck especially the front. We had our seat belts on so we weren't ejected, but air bags never deployed. My dog was in the backseat of the 4 door truck and was ejected and died shortly after. I sustained several injuries to my face, head, arms, shoulders, and back.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012015

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Weather turned from rain to icy. South bound on street that overpass interstate. Truck spun around several times first in South bound lane hitting guard rail on West side, went over the curb and median into North bound lane spin again before coming to rest against 4ft high concrete divider on bridge. The driver side air bag is the only one that deployed. My wife was in passenger seat. No other air bags deployed. This truck had dual stage supplemental front air bags and Nissan aabs.. thankfully our seat belts were probably what protected us from being thrown from the truck. As I stated only the air bag in steering wheel deployed. This should be looked into with all the recalls going on. I had not received any notice about this problem. I went to emergency room the following Tuesday to get xray of chest because of pain. My wife went to her dr also.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #2

Sep 112013


  • 160,000 miles
Driving 2006 Nissan Frontier truck on hill at stop sign went to go and trans did not pull. Rolled back into a tree. Found out about defective radiator but no recall"??" useless class action law suite $5500 to fix.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #1

Dec 212010


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While driving 35 mph, the luggage rack suddenly blew off the roof. The rack was not bolted down and it slid off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that they were not responsible for repairs. The manufacturer had not been notified. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Providence Town, MA, USA

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