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:
93,122 miles

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2007 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 192010


  • 93,122 miles


I have a 2007 Nissan Xterra brought used @ carmax of white marsh md. I have had the car for 3yrs now and have had its regular check and routine oil change. In November the car started with this strange and load noise. I had new tierd replaced and took it back to the place to see if that was the problem, after persistence and taking the car back because it would skip and pull. The autoshop did a diagnostic testing. It was discovered that the radiator fluid was leaking into the transmission causing the car to loose some power along with the header not working either. I called Nissan and told them the problem. Well they sent me a letter telling me about an internal memo they had regarding this same issue. I was advised to take it to a Nissan dealer to see if in fact that was the case. I did and it was I spoke to someone in their Consumer Affairs department who explained that because my car was over the extended warranty amount that hey had increased it to I would have to pay a deductible out of pocket.... here is my major problem the warranty was extended to 80,000 miles my car has 93,000 mile. They will replace the radiator if I pay a deductible od $1000.. why should I pay for a manufacture error.? please someone help me I can not afford to drive this car or pay such high deductible. Nissan needs to pay for the entire repair.... I have not gotten it fixed because they want me to pay $1000. Which I do not have.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

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