hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,844 miles

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2008 Nissan Frontier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 182016


  • 85,000 miles


When the fuel tank is filled, the fuel gauge indicator will drop to the bottom (empty setting) and the check engine light will come on. After driving a short distance, the gauge will gradually move up. The process will repeat itself with the service engine light sometimes remaining on and other times it will turn off.

- Petal, MS, USA

problem #5

Jun 152015


  • miles
This is information on the front seat bag that is causing problems. The seat bag light is coming on. 19239355 ( case number).

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 172014

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
My horn stopped working back in Dec. 2014. Then come to find out if I turn the steering wheel to the right it will work. If you push on the right of the wheel. So I finally put it in the shop on 02-17-2015. Then today I was told on 02-20-2015 it is electrical. It has two parts to the horn. Plus getting no electrical to the airbags. I was told if I had gotten in a wreck they would not deploy. So that really made me mad. I had to finally break down and get a rental car because it is still in the shop. Plus I have read a lot of complaints from other people on this about there horns and airbags. Don't understand why there is no recalls on these items.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 282014

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


Horn only works when you turn steering to the right.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 062012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 70,567 miles
Left work about 4 days ago at night when I was driving on the highway and the truck cut out on me(no gas pedal) so I look down at the voltage gauge and its reading about 10V..... so I thought to myself "ok well maybe the alternator finally went after all the [xxx]I put it through." Went to pull over and here is where it gets weird, I went to hit the brakes and the pedal went to the floor, I coasted to the slow lane and turned my acc. Off and got it back home safely. Long story short I tested the alternator and battery, both of which were shorted/old/dead.... replaced both at the tune of $191 for the alternator and $70 for the battery. Now, I hooked everything up today. Started the truck... volt gauge is back at 10V... then I see a small amount of smoke from under the hood, shut the truck off to find that the brake lines going from the master cylinder to the ABS module are smoking... and the lines leaving the module are as well. I cooled everything down, went inside to grab a drink (4-5 min) and came back out and the truck was completely dead... unhooked the battery and put it on a trickle charger for now. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 012008


  • 497 miles
6- days after buying a brand new 2008 Nissan Frontier 2wd/SE crew cab the cruise control would not stay on.on the day I went to take it back to the dealer the truck would not start, I had it towed back to the dealer where they worked on it for a week.they stated that sometimes it would start and other times it wouldn't, they said they had to call the Nissan tech line that instructed them to check several different things but it still would not start so the tech line told them to replace the -"ipdm E/R".they said the truck was then fixed and to pick it up. I picked up the truck and went approximately 2-miles to a store and when I came back out the truck would not start again, I had it towed back to the Nissan dealer again.this time they worked on it for 6-days and they said --"checked wiring going into ipdm box, found when wiggling wires they could here a click and then the vehicle would crank, they unplugged wiring and traced wire back into main engine harness, found wire was spliced to itself and had a loose connection, repaired wiring and confirmed operation, programmed all keys together, cleared all codes, cleared self learning control, relearned idle air volume and recalibrated steering angle sensor".they had me pick up the truck again on 9/10/08 and so far it is ok.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

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