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.


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2007 Nissan Xterra engine problems

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2007 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 182010


  • miles


I have a 2007 Nissan Xterra. The problem I have is with the fuel gauge sensor. It started about a year ago and the check engine light comes on and off randomly. Not to mention that when I fill up my vehicle the fuel gauge will not sense that its full. It will take a long time or even bottom out showing the light that its empty. I feel that this is very unusual and hard to tell what is wrong with the vehicle. I have been told that it has happen to many other Nissan vehicles.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 142011


  • miles
I have a 2007 Xterra with 42K. I filled it at the gas station and noticed right after leaving the station that the gauge still said a quarter of a tank. So I pulled over and turn off the engine and then restarted it the service engine soon light was on. As I were driving down the road the gauge slowly started rising to the full mark. My car didn't pass state registration with the ses on.

- Garland, TX, USA

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