hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,333 miles

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2009 Nissan Frontier drivetrain problems

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2009 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 102014


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the dealer had replaced the transmission assembly three years ago and that the failure reoccurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission assembly needed to be replaced a second time. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 302015


  • 121,000 miles
My wife and I own Nissan vehicles. 2 years ago we had to replace the transmission on her 2005 pathfiner. In October of 2015 my 2009 Frontier transmission started to fail because of coolant mixing with the transmission fluid. I did research and found that this is an ongoing issue with Nissan

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 102014

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
Transmission needs to be rebuilt due to manufacturing defect after only 64,000 miles. Radiator fluid has leaked into the transmission oil which is a manufacturer defect. Quoted $4200 in repairs-they will need to re-manufacture the transmission and replace the at valve. I reached out to Nissan for assistance in the matter since I am just outside of the 5 yr 75,000 mile extended warranty (5 months over 5 yrs). They advised this is not something they will help with. When I asked if this is a normal occurrence for Nissan transmissions to need to be repaired at 64K the regional customer service manager simply stated he is not a mechanic. At 40mph, the vehicle jumped out of gear while driving. I had no power and needed to pull over. This put my property and well being in severe danger. Luckily I was able to get over without incident, but this may not be the case for someone else. This is clearly a manufacturing flaw and needs to be handled responsibly by Nissan. Extend my warranty and fix the transmission free of charge.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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