hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,500 miles

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2010 Nissan Frontier engine problems

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2010 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 012018


  • miles


The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and diagnosed with a fuel emission defect. The contact reached out to palm springs Nissan (68177 kyle rd, cathedral city, ca 92234) and was informed that the vehicle was not subjected to a recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Yucca Valley, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 162020


  • 109,000 miles
I have trouble shot the airbag light I have that has been blinking for a week now. I can not figure it out. I have noticed many posts on forums about this issue. I do not have a recall. The second issue is the truck idles rough, I have also seen many forums about this issue as well.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 012017


  • miles
My complaint is that my vehicle is turning off with a brand newly installed battery and my Nissan dealership cannot read my car to understand why this is happening. They kept my vehicle for close to a month and still did not fix the problem. The vehicle never fails to turn over, but it just loses power and turns off like someone snatched out the battery. Sometimes it fails to turn over, right away, but then it turns over and I can drive it a few miles before it stalls on me again, even while driving. I have 64,500 miles on this vehicle and I have babied it since I purchased it brand new in 12/2009. The slip light comes on and the O/D light flashes and then the vehicle gets confused and shuts off. It is annoying. It feels like a battery issue and my Nissan dealership changed what they called a faulty positive terminal hook-up but I still have this issue where my vehicle will not stay powered. I have to repeatedly start the vehicle back up and barely make it home. I was never in a crash, but I did hit the bottom of my vehicle on an abutment that was in a automotive parking lot while I was driving at 3mph. But this happened in 2014 December and I had the vehicle looked at and drove it for almost two years without any problems.

- Norwich, CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 102017


  • 90,000 miles


Driving down the road about 60mph and truck will just shut off with no warning

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 132016


  • 26,000 miles
Engine idles too low: Engine idles at approximately 600 rpms, when ac kicks in idle drops to 500 rpms or less causing vehicle to shutter and shake as if it is going to stall. Have taken vehicle back to dealer for reset, but vehicle still idles at around 600 RPM. Vehicle specs state vehicle should idle at 650 RPM +or- 50 rpms for V6 engine. This is too low when ac is turned on.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 262015


  • 114,000 miles
Transmission has been slipping. Happens frequently when stopped at a red light, stop sign...when time to go car does not move. Complained to Nissan dealer in 2014 and they suggested changing the fluid...could not find any problems. Fluid was changed and I am still having problems. Will be taking it to another dealer this week. I understand Nissan has had major issues with coolant leaking into transmission as I had a 2005 Nissan Frontier and this is what happened to me. Nissan would not compensate me as my mileage was 100+K. when I treaded in my 2005 for a 2010 I was assured that Nissan had fixed the defect. Here we go again...I should have known better!

- Annapolis Junction, MD, USA

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