really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,020 miles

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2002 Nissan Xterra wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 012016


  • 195,000 miles


Tires are developing a series of cracks extending from the tap into the sidewalls

- Garnett, KS, USA

problem #4

Jan 042005

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Have complained to dealership (East tn Nissan, knoxville) on several occasions that there is significant vibration all over vehicle. Hear intermittent whistling noise--cannot tell if coming from front or rear. I suggested to them it might be a wheel bearing. Dealership insists not. They had me take vehicle to local tire dealer (tires plus, 4901 clinton hwy., knoxville, tn 37912) after telling me the tires were out-of-round (service rep. Said "vibration due to high road force."). however, local tire dealer claimed East tn Nissan doesn't know how to balance a tire and said tires were not out of round. They balanced tires and sent me on my way--did say they would "sell me a different tire at a prorated price." This is "bunk" after paying nearly $30,000 for this vehicle! vibration continues and is worsening!!! dealership offers nothing toward helping me get replacement tires on this vehicle! I am afraid they either did not really do the recall on the rear housing and are jerking me around or else that tires (or possibly wheels!) are out-of-round, and they refuse to accept responsibility!

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #3

May 292002

Xterra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
I have been complaining to bankston Nissan of irving about the passenger side front seat shaking badly when driven. There first answer on 5/29/02 was there is nothing we can do. The next time I complained the answer was there might be something wrong with the tires or they might be of balance. The last time I took it to them they told me that all Xterra seats shake like that. I took it to urban Nissan for a second opinion they told me within 1 hour that the seat back needs to be replaced. This tells me that the service tech at bankston don't know what they are doing or they are being racist against some races.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 142003


  • miles
All 4 original tires cracked prematurely where the tread met the outside tire wall and within the tread itself.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #1

Apr 102002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle pulls to right and left. Also when braking it has a pulling effect. In addition, had problem with tires. The vehicle has temperature control problems. Also the windshield cracked. The cd player makes noise and the radio malfunctioned. The A/C shorted out. The right rear power window made noise when rolling up and down. Check the engine light came on.

- Oklahom, OK, USA

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