fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
10,650 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. recalled (1 reports)
2016 Nissan Frontier engine problems

engine problem

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2016 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 302019

Frontier SV V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


I bought this used 2016 nissan frontier on 12/30/19 from Asheboro Nissan,which at time of purchase had only a few miles over 16000.It was sold to me as a certified vehicle,in my feeble mind ,my thoughts are -HEYthis is like a new truck (WRONG).The first problem was a water leak at rear glass passenger side,they fixed that and to try to keep mold down, they sprayed the wet matt with something that was almost unbearable fragrance for several weeks -- meantime I notice in the cabin the air noise is unusually loud,after two or three times to dealership,they tell me that is the way that Nissan designed it for fresh air(sounds like a window is down).A mechanic had the bright idea of cramming a cloth(RAG) between the cab and the bed on both sides,tried that and it does help if you could keep them in place-- NOW to the real problem at hand.Not every time I take off but occasionally the truck refuses to go from a stand still, no matter how hard you press the accelerator. I have taken it in to the dealership twice and they drive it and it will not act up for them and they say there is nothing they can do if it don't act up in their presence.I have also talked to the manager about selling the truck back to them,and he offered me about 4000.00 less than I paid for it 3 months prior. As of today I have got the second follow up from Consumer Affairs and they say they have no plans for a buy back.The truck is VERY DANGEROUS to drive because you don't know when it going to let you down.

- Roy L., Asheboro, US

problem #4

Aug 292017

Frontier Sv 4x4 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,500 miles

Truck would not get any faster, no matter what i did. Had to pull over, shut truck off, then restart to get to work. Did the same thing coming home, so I called Nissan right then and made an appointment. Dealer reset the codes for the traction control light, and cruise (both happened at the same time as the acceleration issue) and sent me on my way. Dealer said it all happened because I put bigger tires on the truck, and the front end needed alignment. On the way home from dealer, it happened again. This is dangerous when it happens at a busy intersection. I have to shut the truck off and restart to go. Also, the cruise still doesn't work. this is the fourth Nissan I have bought. Two last year! I bought them because I thought Nissans were dependable, but I guess not. I guess i will have to deal with this until it just stops running or i can trade it in. No more Nissans for me.

- Thomas B., Alamo, US

problem #3

Jul 222016

Frontier King Cab 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles

Ever since I bought this car brand new I have had periodic problem with throttle or gas not getting thru at time and causing me to have to accelerate hard to get the gas to go through. I took car to dealer and they said they did not find a problem. I took it back again and they made an appointment for August 1. I took car and explained it does not happen "on command" and that a road test may not reveal anything since I can drive the truck for days before it happens again. They insisted there is no problem,. The service person reported to the salesman that the 4 cylinder truck is made that way and it is the throttle mechanism, and that all 4 cylinder Nissan Frontiers will be the same. The salesman said we would have to get a 6 Cylinder if we can't live with this problem.

I am unhappy with the lease on which I deposited $4K and now have payments of $291.25 monthly of which $21.95 is tax on the lease. I certainly don't want to go even more in debt for another lease. I want to get out of this lease and have been complaining about it since the day after I signed it. I have been back to the dealership Peoria Nissan 9151 W. Bell Road, Peoria AZ 85382 many times complaining about various issues on how I felt tricked into signing on to this outrageously unfair lease which has me paying $30K for a truck that orig price was $2155, and then getting a LEMON ON top of that.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Noted how Nissan says they don't own the car; but their sister company lenders so.

Update from Aug 2, 2016: Sluggish acceleration or outright stall regardless of how much throttle driver dials in.This has happened to my 216 Nissan Frontier, 4 cylinder on numerous occasions since I bought the vehical on May 25, 2016 and I can't get Nissan to fix it. Complained many times and they say they don't see the problem when I bring the truck in. Naturally, because this is periodic and won't happen on command.

This has been problem with past Nissans as seen here:

“Nissan’s recall is kind of the opposite of the Toyota unintended acceleration, in that it covers a lack of acceleration,” Turkus wrote. “According to the report, a sensor in the gas pedal can develop faults, leading to a sluggish acceleration or an outright stall regardless of how much throttle the driver dials in.”

- M Ray S., Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #2

Nov 012016

Frontier SV 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

I have a very intermittent throttle problem . Truck hesitates & feels like it is going to die out then accelerates very quickly. 80% of time works fine. Does not shoot code. Any help would be appreciated

- weezlesr, Altoona, PA, US

problem #1

Sep 202016

Frontier 4 DR V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 850 miles

bought truck 9/03/2016 taking it to the Nissan shop Monday morning 10/17/2016 --first available appt.

Update from Oct 17, 2016: today mon 10/17/2016 Took truck to sansing Nissan in Pensacola (did not buy truck there) the service was excellent--told there is a recall on the electronic program. They put in the change and it seems to have taken care of the electronic acceleration problem.

- Rick N., Pensacola, FL, US

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