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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,667 miles

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2003 Nissan Xterra windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #3

May 062007


  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles


Three of the power windows on the 2003 Nissan Xterra have ceased from functioning. The only window functioning was the front driver side window.

- Charlton, 00, USA

problem #2

Dec 152004

Xterra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I own a 2003 Nissan Xterra and the windows on the front and back passenger side roll up at a snail's pace, if they roll up at all. I have had the car looked at and can get no answers.

- Guthrie, OK, USA

problem #1

Sep 152003

Xterra 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles
I have a problem with the front windows of my Nissan Xterra, I bought the car two months ago and the front windows stopped working twice already. I was told by the service manager that there is a problem with the window regulators in the Xterras and that Nissan does not have a recall or even has a solution to this problem other than having to change the same part over and over. As we all know we buy new cars for their dependability not because we like the payments!

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

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