really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,333 miles

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2001 Nissan Xterra drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 122004

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


Recall 02V299000/axle corrosion. Consumer has a concern that after having this recall repairs done, less then 29,000 miles later, while getting their tires replaced mechanic informed consumer that the seal around the axle broken consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer, who informed the consumer that any repairs would be at consumer's expense.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 132002

Xterra 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30-35 mph right rear axle and wheel disconnected from vehicle. Vehicle at dealership at this time. Consumer states that the right rear axle and tie rod flew off causing the the consumer to be pulled to the shoulder of the road. The consumer had no brakes and the steering wheel locked up, the vehicle was thrown in park in order to stop. There was one injury.

- Delran, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 192001


  • miles
While driving at 55 mph on I-95 right rear wheel and axle flew of car, then, consumer had no brakes, and managed to get to side of road. Consumer felt very lucky he was not killed.

- Darien, CT, USA

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