NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2005 Nissan Xterra

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2005 Nissan Xterra, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. Transmission Failures NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP12004

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: June 11, 2012
    • Date Closed: October 22, 2016
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Power Train
    Power Train:Automatic Transmission
    Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Control Module (Tcm, Pcm)
    Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Cooling Unit And Lines
    Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Torque Converter

    Summary: ODI received a petition requesting investigation of transmission damage attributed to contamination by engine coolant.The source of the contamination is a cracked ATF line that runs through an engine coolant chamber in the radiator.ODI has received (512) five-hundred-twelve consumer complaints between August 2005 to May 2012 regarding transmission problems.A copy of the petition will be placed in the public file.ODI will review its content and related field data to assess whether a safety defect investigation is warranted.Referenced VOQs are listed on a separate page.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #DP12004 »

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