really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Nissan Xterra steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 142012

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles


Exiting one freeway (315S) to enter another (270W). On a light wet ground, my Xterra spun off the road doing a spin (approx 360 degrees) off the road. There was a light rain 5-10 mins prior, I was doing nor more than 25mph on the exit and without a known reason, and despite tires with tread, the vehicle spun out of control. I purschased this vehicle used and I attempt not to drive this vehicle in the winter because of it not being able to maintain the road in the snow. In addition, if I hit a bump, the rear wheels jerk/skips when it makes contact back with the ground.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 012011


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated while driving at low speeds and making a turn he heard a loud noise in the steering wheel. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor was it repaired. The manufacturer advised him that there were no recalls. The failure and current mileage was approximately 160,000.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #1

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

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