Notes: The 2004 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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,916 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Nissan Xterra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 062004

Xterra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,916 miles


Alb light came on several times then stayed on. Dealer had to replace item that makes anti brakes work. I do not feel safe in vehicle. Now when I stop suddenly my brakes lock and I leave tire marks. Also when stopped at light pedal will hold for a couple of seconds then goes to floor. I need a vehicle I can trust both me and my husband are disabled veterans. Also I would like to make suggestion: The drivers seat after a person adjusts it. The lever on seat rubs on center console will wear hole in consul. I believe this may be a easy fix. Just double check that no matter were seat is positioned or size of person it should not rub center console.

- Bristol, TN, USA

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