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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13 miles

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2006 Nissan Xterra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 222006

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13 miles


I bought a 2006 Xterra, when I was strapping a child seat in the back I noticed that the center rear shoulder harness buckle and the left rear passenger seat belt buckle cross over one another when properly buckled. I called Nissan usa and they seemed to have no concerns about this defect. I have looked at other 2006 Xterra's and they all seem to be manufactured the same way. This could ultimately cause an injury. At this time no one to my knowledge has been injured by this defect in manufacturing.

- Reardan, WA, USA

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