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:
47,060 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Nissan Xterra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 012015


  • miles


The front passenger seat airbag sensor that detects if there is a passenger present has been malfunctioning. While driving the sensor in the seat will randomly turn the airbag on and off, whether or not there is a passenger present. The huge safety issue is that a passenger may actually be present and sensor will not turn the airbag "on" and in case of an accident, the airbag will not be deployed. And also the passenger airbag could be deployed when it shouldn't be, meaning there is no passenger present, leading to higher repair costs. A friend of mine said his 08 Nissan Altima had a recall for the exact same issue. This is a serious safety issue that should be investigated immediately.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #4

May 212015


  • 50,000 miles
Our airbag light stays on constantly and, now the driver's seat belt light stays on. Since, this is a safety issue, this is still a manufacturer's problem and should be reviewed by a local dealer. With the current issues in the media about the airbags, this should be cared for.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 092015


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Xterra. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the front driver side air bag sensor failed. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 08V690000 (air bags). The approximate failure mileage was 115,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Springville, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 082014


  • miles
It has same problems as all the 02-08 Xterras but you wont issue recalls on fuel sensor, radiator leaking into tranny, air bag sensors, control arm. Thanks for letting loyal Nissan owners down!!!!

- Mulberry, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 062013


  • 70,300 miles
The airbag lite began flashing on the dashboard. Took vehicle to the dealership and the only fix action was to begin replacing parts that Nissan recommended until it was fixed. No exact fix was given only the following: Visually check wiring harness for connection and damage. All ok. Next step in procedure is to replace driver's airbag module. Subsequent procedures are to replace spiral cable, then diagnostic unit, and related harness. These are all costly steps and the parts being replaced may not be bad. The dealership couldn't determine exactly which portion was failing. In conclusion: The fix action was being replacing parts (extremely costly) until the problem is fixed. Computer code: B1054 (driver airbag module open).

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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