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:
190,000 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

Feb 292016


  • 190,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. After making a left turn at approximately 10 mph, another vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The contact's vehicle flipped and the front driver side seat belt unfastened without warning. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a body shop where it was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V690000 (air bags). The failure mileage was approximately 190,000.

- Chunchile, AL, USA

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