really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,000 miles

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2001 Nissan Xterra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 122002


  • 108,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Xterra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 04V230000 (fuel system, gasoline) and 02V299000 (suspension). The manufacturer stated that the part to do the repair was available; however, when the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for the recall repair, the dealer stated that the part to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle experienced the failure listed in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

- Sandy Valley, NV, USA

problem #2

Jun 132013

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
My Xterra was sitting in my driveway on Thursday June 13th and at 2 am my roommates come knocking on my door saying my front end of my car fell. I got up and looked and sure enough it had dropped. Had it towed to a mechanic shop and they said both torsion bars were broke. I had to take it to the dealer to get it fixed because they would not touch it. No can believe that I was not driving it when this happened, my Xterra had been sitting for 7 hours when this happened. It is hard to believe both broke at the same time and while it was sitting in the driveway.

- Ashland, OH, USA

problem #1

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

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