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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,300 miles

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2007 Nissan Xterra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 132007

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,300 miles


I have purchased a new 2007 Nissan Xterra S 4X4 SUV so that I can go off-roading for sports activities such as skiing (snow), hunting (mountains, dirt roads). However, I have went to test the 4 wheel drive system of my vehicle several times to OHV parks, and the last time I visited a park, I was driving through plain mud on a plain dirt ground and without any impact nor any bad driving the curtain airbags from both sides have deployed giving me a trauma for airbags. I have taken the car for repair to cerritos Nissan dealer, but they told me that it will not be covered under warranty because the car had a rock dent from previous off-roading which had nothing to do with the day of the airbag deployment. As for evidence, I have uploaded on youtube the video of my airbags deploying so that people can see that it deployed for no reason. It is brand new vehicle, with less than 7500 miles on it, the dealer will not respond, and so I had to talk with Nissan America corporate office in which they will make another analysis of this vehicle in which I do believe that it is a defect. For this repair, they will have to replace the entire roof ceiling in which I do not believe that it will be the same as before, and so I have requested them to get me a new vehicle because I lost confidence of my defective one. From now on, I will have the trauma of airbags deploying at any time, and I am doing this complaint because I do think that it is dangerous to let them have such system because I can imagine that because of these airbags, I could have gotten into a big accident, and wish that it is fixed for everyone for the safety of human kind!!! I have researched online, and I am not the only person with this same experience... there are few more out there with the same problem. For those who are interested in reviewing the video the link is:

- Culver City, CA, USA

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