Notes: The 2003 Nissan Xterra doesn't seem to have any problem trends. The only thing prospective owners should be aware of are the less-than-perfect (but acceptable) crash test ratings.

There are a very few transmission complaints, but nothing like the huge defect that shows up starting in with the 2005 model year.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
111,900 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Nissan Xterra accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 072018

Xterra 3.3L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 111,859 miles


Just bought the rig used from a Toyota dealership, found out today the CD player does not work!

CD starts to go in, then stops, you can here the drive clicking and the wheels spinning but NO Bueno! I pushed in the CD with a small pair of needle nose pliers, while it was spinning, (other wise it reverses and tries to eject it, so timing is crucial) after a few attempts and scratching the CD with the pliers (oops) I finally got it to load and play! but then went to eject it and NO Bueno! again! (It would not eject and got an error on the screen). I turned key on/off to reset and now it won't play either. I tried and tried to get it to load and finally just pulled the CD out with the pliers as it was ejecting, So now what?

Guess it gets pulled and a good cleaning? But I think the player is plagued with problems, I'm not sure if this is the 6 player CD or not, but guessing so as it has a CD button on the face, so maybe even more CD's stuck in it as well.) lol. :)

But just wanted to add my complaint, I was looking forward to having a CD player and never have had a rig with one, so I'm kinda pissed it doesn't work!

Anybody know of a quick fix? Ccccccyyyyaaaaaaaaaa!!

- humpmaster, Clarkston, WA, US

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