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:
58,750 miles

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2006 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 072010


  • 91,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. Intermittently the vehicle would start and then it would stall. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who performed a diagnostic test but could not get a code to register. He repaired the battery cables and wires but the failure continued to exist. The vehicle was never taken to the dealer for repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and informed her that the VIN was not included in the recall NHTSA#10V517000; component: Engine and engine cooling and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 91,000.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #3

May 162009

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While driving at 10 mph, the contact noticed a soft whining noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the timing belt tension assembly was replaced. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. The current mileage was approximately 82,000. Updated 07/12/10 updated 7/26/10 the timing chain tensioner positioner assembly and fuel gauge had to be replaced. The consumer stated a recall had been issued regarding the fuel problem. The consumer stated he did receive a recall check, however it was for less than he paid for the repairs. Updated 08/09/10

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 272010

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that on March 27, 2010, after filling the fuel tank, the fuel gauge still registered empty and the check engine light illuminated. About 75 miles later, the fuel gauge began to function properly and the check engine turned off. The contact referenced recall 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage:auxillary tank) that believed to be directly related to the failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The fuel lever sensor and gauge assembly were repaired at the owner's expense. The contact also filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was approximately 79,000. The current mileage was 80,266. Updated 07/01/10 the consumer stated the problem was resolved and he was reimbursed. However, the timing chain had to be replaced. The consumer is seeking reimbursement. Updated 07/07/10.

- Kernersville , NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 142006


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While driving at an unknown speed, the engine warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. The vehicle would sporadically stall. Speed was not a factor during the failures. After the vehicle would stall, it would take a long time to automatically restart. The dealer could not duplicate the failure and provide a remedy. The vehicle was inspected by a mechanic, who stated that the gasoline delivery pump was potentially defective. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but because it exceeded the warranty, they would not repair the vehicle for free. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 15,000 and current mileage was 71,853.

- Oxford, GA, USA

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