Notes: While the 2008 has fewer reports of coolant leaking into and killing the transmission than years past, the problem still exists. And for that reason alone, this SUV is not worth your time.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,857 miles

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2008 Nissan Xterra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 152010


  • 26,857 miles


The vehicle is a 2008 Nissan Xterra. It was February 15,2010 and I was letting my wife out of the car near the store, the car was in drive and my foot was on the break. Suddenly before my wife was totally out of the car it lunged forward and the accelerator on its own started revving up and the car was moving forward. I put the car in neutral and it was revving at a very high RPM. I put the car in park and it shut it off. I took the car to the dealer but they could not find any problem. They said there were no recalls or memo's about the problem. My son said something like that happened to him once before buy not as serious. It was the first time it ever happened to me.

- Euclid, OH, USA

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