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:
68,000 miles

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2006 Nissan Frontier transmission problems

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2006 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 182010

Frontier 4-cyl

  • 34,000 miles


2006 Nissan Frontier manual shift 5 speed 4 cylinder - clutch assembly went bad at 34,000 miles. Now at 60,000 miles clutch is bad again. Different driver. I have driven a clutch all my adult life (55). Never had this problem before with any other vehicle. Numerous instances in internet forums of similar reports.

- Knoxville , TN, USA

problem #2

Aug 152010


  • 80,000 miles
2006 Nissan Frontier rear brake failure due to leak in the rear axle shaft. The seals in the rear axle failed allowing oil to completely coat the rear brakes on both sides rendering them essentially useless. Repair required complete replacement of rear axle shaft since Nissan will not replace just the seals. Had repair completed by the same dealership that I purchased the truck from. Nissan paid a portion, but it didn't even cover half of the parts, let alone the labor. I footed the majority of the bill.

- Bellingham, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012010


  • 90,000 miles
Brakes failure due to rear axle leak. Myself and 10000's others have been having a problem with the rear seals failure due to a faulty air vent that clogs and hot air will build up and the seals will fail and the oil get all over the rear brakes causes the brakes to fail.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

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