Notes: The 2005-2007 Xterra appears to have a widespread defect where coolant leaks into the transmission, causing transmission failure around 90,000 miles. Repair costs are typically upwards of $3,500.

The same defect exists in the Pathfinder & Frontier as well. And according to the New York Times & a class action lawsuit, the defect actually extends through 2010 model year. More info here.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Nissan Xterra brakes problems

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2006 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #2

May 082012

Xterra 6-cyl

  • miles


2006 Nissan Xterra. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle brake system failure while driving and sudden acceleration. The consumer stated she was unable to stop the vehicle using the brake, and the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed. The consumer stated she was struggling for ways to stop the vehicle. She tried to stop the vehicle by using the emergency brake, but to no avail she was forced to try and maintain control of the vehicle while in the lane of other vehicle. The then placed the vehicle in neutral and it finally started to slow down.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012012


  • 60,000 miles
And noise was heard like two metal piece hitting against each other the driver stopped did an inspection didn't see any visual signs got back into the vehicle, traveled about 8 to 10 miles. Then while going over a hill the brakes pedal went down to the floor, unable to stop the truck it picked up speed slamming it to the back of a van causing the truck to rollover. I driver sustained and shatter kneel cap and broken ribs.

- Benton Harbor, MI, USA

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