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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,364 miles

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2006 Nissan Frontier brakes problems

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2006 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 292014

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 123,866 miles


Driving when came to a stop then drove car engine revved up. When reached 20 mph car drove fine. Only happens when car stops then goes. Took to shop said it could cost anywhere from 4500 to 6500 to repair. I had truck for only 9 months and am still making payments. I called jim click auto mall and they said sorry not our problem.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jul 182013

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 118,500 miles
Driving on busy road at approximately 40mph when my truck started to shake, I slowed my truck to approximately 37 mph, when it sounded like my truck exploded. I could not stop and could barely turn the steering wheel enough to get out of traffic just to smash into the curb where I finally came to a stop. The drive shaft came apart, grabbing the emergency brake cable, winding it around one part of the drive shaft, leaving me stranded with minors on the side of the road waiting for a wrecker to tow my truck. Had I have been on the interstate, doing the speed limit (70mph) when this happened, my children and I would have flipped nose over tail, possibly be struck by traffic and seriously injured or killed.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 232013

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Brakes cannot be properly fixed due to defective rear axle seals leaking fluid onto brake pads and calipers. Have had all brakes repaired and vehicle still does not brake correctly or safely. I have had numerous close calls due to axle fluid on the rear brake pads.Nissan refuses to provide a recall even though this is a serious safety issue. 2006 Nissan Frontier, 75,000.

- Norwood, MA, USA

problem #2

May 232013

Frontier 4-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
Parking/emergency brake does not stop or hold car on slight grade. Checked and found axle bearing grease leaking onto drum and brake shoes.

- Lincoln, CA, USA

problem #1

May 152012


  • 65,455 miles
I own a 2006 Nissan Frontier nismo with 65K miles. Took vehicle to dealer for routine maintenance and recall work. Dealer noticed left rear axle seal leaking which covered brakes and emergency brake with axle oil which in turns makes the brakes ineffective putting my life and child's life and many others in danger. There are many other cases just like this one regarding other Frontiers with leaking rear axle. Please investigate this issue before it is too late. Make Nissan issue a recall!

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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