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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

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2006 Nissan Xterra wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 102014


  • 125,000 miles


The low on air tire light is on all the time. I turn on the vehicle and the low air tire light flashes. After driving for awhile, the light goes solid. I was told by my tire installers that it wasn't the tire sensors that were bad, it was the main controller that is bad.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 062008


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the air pressure sensor warning lamp continuously illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times who diagnosed that the tire pressure valve stem was defective and needed to be replaced. The remedy failed to repair the problem. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 14,000.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

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